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mader656

Electric choke question/carb maybe?

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My onan generator has a electric choke, the thing won't start unless I hold the choke open. To rich or what? I start it daily so I need it any ideas?

It the magnetic/thermal choke, starts fine warm.

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Sounds like it's time to rebuild the carb. If it's getting enough gas to start cold with the choke open I'd suspect the needle valve (possible float issue) is stuck open or the needle/seat is bad.

 

Rick

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This might be a stupid question, but are you sure you are holding the choke open rather than closed.  Open is the normal run position, and closed is the normal cold start position (plate blocking air intake).

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Pretty sure I'm opening it but I'll check tomorrow.

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