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Stops generating and just idles

Genny will run fine for any amount of time and then just stop generating and go to idle. No overload alarm, oil alarm, or anything. Oil level is perfect, as well as air filter. The unit is well maintained. It did this during summer use when it was 112, but we are operating at between -10 to low 30's now in winter so I don't see overheating being an issue. If you shut the unit off for 30 seconds and fire it back up, it will generate like it should for any random amount of time, then the cycle starts all over. I should point out that the random amount of time is never shorter than 30 or forty minutes, but sometimes might only happen 2 or 3 times in a 10 hour day. Any help with this would be appreciated.

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    Mark Gibson Apr 08, 2017

    What loads are you powering? Constant, intermittent, 110, 220, both? Does the green output light stay on when this happens? Is the red overload light (not the oil light) on? Also note that if the generator is going to idle, then the EcoThrottle switch is on. This is not recommended for use with intermittent loads (like motors) because it causes large voltage fluctuations when those tools are turned on, which in turn causes current surges.

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Check if there any alarm on monitor by pressing button several times. It has code like E-number. Replace spark plug, fuel filter. Clean carburator, spark arrester. Check wiring of thermosensor.

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Check the Ground Fault Indicator circuit breaker for triping, and look for the high limit on generator. Reset the main breaker by triping it full right and then back. Vitally

Posted on May 22, 2009

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Ok Motors and the like generally DO NOT really go all that well from a generator, what load does the Stove use?, You must add up the cumlitive "Wattages" of ALL things connected, see your generator is about 3000 Watts, 3KW, How much "headroom" is there between the two? Whats supplied versus whats being used? Purely inductive loads, like Motors etc, are less responsive than electronic loads. I suspect that your generator is NOT providing enough current to the Stove, especially when "Other" things are connected. also. Look, if the, any, generator is 3000 Watts really you should only load it up to a couple of KW's, 2.5KW being about maximum. To do what you are doing would require, IMHO, at least, 5KW, to get the "Headroom" of current drawn over current able to be delivered by the generator. Also inductive loads loose heaps of power and actually cause a higher draw. So that your answer, you must use it well, inside it's rating, not right up to the limit.

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Make sure the fuel valve is on, if that does not fix it you will need to drain the bowl on the bottom of the carb. What model is it

Posted on Oct 28, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Honda gx 390 that powers a generator, it

Hi,
This engine has a high temperature cutoff that has probably gone bad...

Check it out here

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/3070770-gx390-honda-13-hp-engine-parts-manual

You also can download the manual from this site...

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SOURCE: I have two Honda 2000i

the generators are not built to be used in this application

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