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My Champion 4000 watt generator will not start in cold weather

We have two of these generators and neither will start in cold weather

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If you want it to start with a start motor, driven from a battery, my guess is the battery is in bad condition. Normally a battery will perform less when temperature is going down, but an old or worn out battery can't perform at all when it is cold. I would check that first. Just take a good battery to start one of them and see what happens. Then see if you want to replace them.

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SOURCE: Champion 3500 watt generator shuts down after 1 min. Not low on oil!

You have a carburetor problem. Stuck float or clogged filter. Gas cannot get into the carb as fast as it is used. Letting it sit for a few minutes will allow the bowl to fill.

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SOURCE: My Champion generator seems to be getting gas mixed into the oil. Also, it wont carry the load when plugged into my compressor.

Bad rings or cracked head

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