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    Homelite 4400 watt generator

    I have a Homelite 4400 watt generator. It always started and ran very good but I guess I left it sit too long and it got all gunked up. So I emptied the tank. pulled the carb, cleaned all the lines and filters and the fuel shut off valve. The carb was a mess but I got it all cleaned up and looking good. When I put it back together it was hard to get the throttle linkage hooked up and there was is a small spring wrapped around the linkage that I don't know what it hooks to on top. I think it is a helper spring for the throttle plate but it doesn't seem to fit anywhere. Also the linkage that was very free is now very tight. It is supposed to run at a set speed that is controlled by an arm and the linkage to the throttle plate but I can no longer move the arm. It runs but the arm doesn't control the speed any more. Anybody have any generator experience? It is an 8hp Briggs & Stratton engine with very little run time on it.
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    Well I figured it out and this gen runs beautifully. The rod to the throttle plate was bent and it was binding in the carb. Of course the gasoline on-off valve being totally plugged with gunk didn't help. Yep when I pulled the valve off the tank and took it aprat it looked like it was full of ear wax So fater I cleaned and reinstalled it two pulls..one to suck the gas in... and it fired right up and ran great. So I don;t want any of guys to worry your pretty little heads off. My gen is OK
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    I was going to say that you could just give it to me so you have no worries I don't want you to get frown lines. My gen is a diesel and very loud but runs my welder
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    I figured you would eventually work it out. All those years in automotive industry and your knowledge would not lead you astray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rundovr View Post
    I was going to say that you could just give it to me so you have no worries I don't want you to get frown lines. My gen is a diesel and very loud but runs my welder
    HA HA HA I sold it!
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    Funny thing is I took it to the Stampede last Sat to power one of the ham repeaters but the person who was going to set up the repeater took it and couldn't get to the top of the mountain...it was really bad out there. So the gen just sat in the back of his Jeep all day along with a full 5 gallon gas can. Strangest thing when we stopped to put the generator into the back of my Bronco the gas can was empty....hmmmm. That was really odd... I wonder what happened to that gas. Maybe a coyote came along and ate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIPGRAVER View Post
    I wonder what happened to that gas. Maybe a coyote came along and ate it.
    I stuck it in my jeep so I could get my a$$ home. Not sure if that was what helped me to climb the hills or not, but I did get home.

    Thought you knew I was going to do that?

    PM your address and I will send you a money order to replace the gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomRage View Post
    I stuck it in my jeep so I could get my a$$ home. Not sure if that was what helped me to climb the hills or not, but I did get home.

    Thought you knew I was going to do that?

    PM your address and I will send you a money order to replace the gas.
    Yes I knew Jason... just giving you a good ribbing. No problem no cash needed. Glad you got home...I did too but my left front shock mount is broken.
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