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Old 05-02-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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My generator will start after I manually prime it Runs for 10 sec and dies. had the pump tested seems to work. the float is not stuck almost 1/2 tank of gas. will stale gas cause this I added 5 gal but wondered about adding a octane booster. seems like the pump wont send the gas to the carb but I dont know any ideas

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Old 05-02-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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If it was me, I would use seafoam. If it starts and runs for a few minutes, Seafoam could cure the problem. Also put fresh gas in the tank.

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Old 05-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Listen very carefully or use a test light to make sure the the pump continues to run after priming. It sounds as if your pump is not getting power from the board to keep running. you can run a seperate 12v wire to the pumpto see if it keeps running.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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Ours acted like that. The carburetor was gunked up and the plug was fouled. It had set a while before we bought. Dealer rebuilt the carb, replaced plug and changed filters. It stemmed from a clogged spark arrestor in the exhaust pipe. Runs fine now. I do the sea foam thing too. Does seem to help.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your input I finally figured out it was the fuel pump ordered a new one thanks again
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