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My 5000 watt Homelite Generator will start on the first pull but then runs for about 2 to 5 seconds and dies or it gets rough and then dies. I have cleaned the carburator and checked the full line for flow but this has not solved the problem. Can anyone help Peter mpaoo@xplornet.com

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If you have an oil level switch on this generator, it could be that you have low oil level or the switch is bad. Check the oil level. Bypass the oil level switch.

How old is the fuel in the tank, and how full is the tank? Fuel goes bad with time due to the ethonol turning to gummy varnish like substance. Not keeping a tank full allows condensation to form on the inner walls, contaminating the fuel with water. Drain the tank completely and fill with new gasoline.

How did you "clean the carb?" If it was not completely disassembled, soaked in carb cleaner, and all jets and ports blown out with air, you could have blockages from the "bad gas."

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