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Old 06-15-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy BBBBRRRRRRRLOW Serious voltage draw

Just finally got a generator hooked and when I throw on the breakers as soon as I plug in any wall socket it will throw both breakers and almost shut it down, I believe most major appliances to be off.IS THERE SOMETHING I AM MISSIG??? The gen. has 5000 wt.2400 cont. but it is old.. PO'ed in PA
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Old 06-15-2003, 10:09 PM   #2
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We have a gen at home and we had a similar issue. On ours, it turned out to be the carb. Worked great until you shoved a load on the motor. In our case connecting an appliance that took some load added demand to the engine that carb could not fill and as such, the engine died. Rebuilt the carb and the problem went away.

Basically, the carb could not get enough fuel to the engine when a demand was placed on it. One thing though, in our case the breakers did not throw.

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