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Old 04-04-2016, 10:42 PM   #1
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troubleshooting onan generator gold 5500

does anyone know where I can find info on this gen set. it runs sometimes and then shuts itself off. noticed black carbon-soot coming out of exhaust. read somewhere that it has a plug to remove excess carbon. does anyone have info on this problem? thanks, capt ken

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Old 04-04-2016, 10:50 PM   #2
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I'm gonna guess it's running too rich. You might want to check the carb float.
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