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Old 07-26-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Overheating generator

Anyone have there generator overheating and shutting off? I am in florida and when it's above 90+ it runs for about 20 minutes and then shuts off. My 378 is a 2012 and has never done this before??????
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:38 PM   #2
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Ours has, I had the altitude set for over 7k which is where we usually are. We were at about 1k and over 100.

You also might to check your oil and air filter.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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Also check the rubber shroud around the air filter and make sure the front is on tightly. Any air leaks in the housing will cause it to overheat. Also can be caused if your exhaust is getting clogged. Have you pulled the plug on the muffler recently so the residue in the exhaust can be expelled?


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Old 07-26-2015, 09:06 PM   #4
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When the last time you changed the air filter? Later RRJD
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:08 PM   #5
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More likely a dirty fuel filter than air filter as a dirty air filter will cause a richer mixture.


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Great thanks I will change air filter and check for leaks.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:50 PM   #7
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Yes I will change fuel filter too. Thanks. Trempert!
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:34 PM   #8
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actually, it's most likely the fuel pump....

it's a simple fix, you can do it yourself. starting, running for 15-20 mins, and then shutting down is a classic sign of a dying fuel pump.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:15 AM   #9
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Great thanks,
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