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Old 06-10-2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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Generator cut off after idling for awhile. Then engine wouldn't start. Think vapor lock from overheating?
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:41 PM   #2
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From experience I would check the following first. Fuel tank need to be above 1/4, generator won't suck fuel below that.
Next make sure the fluids are good. And it had not shut down for over heating. Coolant good and oil level ok. Most generators have level sensors to protect them from oil starvation and lack of coolant. Vapor lock is not very common on these, very old ones possibly. Check those first and see if that is the culprit.

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What I would do is remove the air filter and spray gas (or starting fluid) in the carburetor while trying to start it. If it wants to start (it may only run for a second or two), then it's a good chance that it is a gas issue and not an electrical issue. Since it was already running, it's probably not a gummed up carburetor. It wouldn't hurt to give it a good dose of carburetor cleaner while you have the air filter off. If your generator has a sediment cup, remove and clean it. Also, if your generator has a fuel pump it may have gone bad. See if you can pull it off and test it. Good luck. Larry G.
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From experience I would check the following first. Fuel tank need to be above 1/4, generator won't suck fuel below that.

Next make sure the fluids are good. And it had not shut down for over heating. Coolant good and oil level ok. Most generators have level sensors to protect them from oil starvation and lack of coolant. Vapor lock is not very common on these, very old ones possibly. Check those first and see if that is the culprit.



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Thanks. Probably low on fuel, was at or below a quarter of a tank. Could have been overheating because we were just sitting in really hot weather with AC on full blast. I didn't try to restart but will first daylight and run PMS on it. Thanks.
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Generator cut off after idling for awhile. Then engine wouldn't start. Think vapor lock from overheating?
You didn't say But is this Generator on your "2013 3010 Sunseeker"? What Make/Model is your Generator? Is it Propane or Gas? Youroo!!
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All good. Restarted generator after Cooldown and gassed up. Will double check oil
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