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3 Common Reasons Why Your Generator Running Rough

by Hipa Store 16 Nov 2022 0 Comments

Generator running rough? This blog provides information on how to troubleshoot a generator and the most likely defective parts associated with this problem.


If your generator running rough, here are the top 3 most probable causes.

1.Restricted carburetor
The residue that results from old fuel being left in the tank can create a restriction in the carburetor. This is why you should always use fresh fuel when filling the tank and a fuel stabilizer to help maintain the quality of the fuel. You can try cleaning the carburetor with carburetor cleaner to eliminate the clog. If cleaning is not effective, you can often purchase a carburetor repair kit to replace some of the components or install a new carburetor altogether.

2.Clogged fuel filter
Old or bad fuel can also create a clog in the fuel filter which can cause the generator to run rough. We recommend replacing the filter with a new one.

3.Defective spark plug
Due to carbon buildup and a weakened electrode, the spark plug will degrade over time which may cause the generator to run rough. You should inspect the spark plug for damage or wear and you can also use an ignition tester to help determine if the spark plug is defective. Generally, we recommend replacing the spark plug once a year.

Products Recommendation

Hipa 16100-ZE3-704 16100-ZE3-F12 Carburetor Kit for Honda EB5000X EB6500X
Hipa All-in-one Carburetor Kit

Please let us know if this works and if you have any suggestions or comments. Or you can join HIPA DIY COMMUNITY to feature your passion for repair projects, share your stories with the Hipa family and get help from Hipa.


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