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I own a HondaEU3000I Handi generator and have the following problem It starts on choke and will only run if I leave the choke on. What would be the problem

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Chokes are used to draw gas through the center jet to run. If the choke is not working properly and it is not closing all the way the engine cannot draw gas through the center jet and will not crank.
Your problem is just the opposite of that
Yours is getting too much air so that is why it runs only with the choke closed
You will see two set screws with springs attached to them. one is for fuel adjustment and the other for air mixture. Try adjusting the two in all the way and back off 1/2 turn each then try and start it. If not firing look at this website below and click on the video to view how to clean out the jet
http://www.lawnmowerman.tv/Videos.asp

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