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I have a brand new 17 KW LP generator that will not stay running when started unless I remove the air cleaner cover and move the choke plate by hand (which moves freely). When I change the position of the choke plate, the engine runs strong and at high RPM. The choke plate solenoid seems to be recieving a signal at start-up, but only flinches then remains in its position. email: wbartolo@newenglandenergy.com

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Since this generator is brand new, I recommend returning it if that is an option you have. IT is unacceptable to buy anything that requires service right off the bat. That said, it is possible that the carb. is out of adjustment, or that it is partially clogged. If you think it is partially clogged, get a can of starter fluid and squirt a little starter fluid into the air intake to keep it running smoothly for two minutes. This will unclog it. J.

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