Generator Won’t Stay Running? Here’s What You Should Do


Generators are handy when it comes to power outages. If you are able to select the right one for your home, you should be able to have enough power for some of your appliances at home. But what if your generator won’t stay running?

Know the possible cause

There are three possible reasons why your generator won’t stay running. It could be that the carburetor is clogged. This can happen if you frequently leave fuel in your generator for a long time. The fuel can evaporate an leave a thick and sticky residue that can clog up the carburetor.

If that’s the case, you’ll need to drain the old fuel and thoroughly clean the carburetor with a carburetor cleaner. If that doesn’t work, consider buying a new carburetor.

Another possible cause is the fuel cap. Like the carburetor, it can also be clogged. Slightly loosening it and restarting the engine should help confirm the issue. If loosening the fuel cap allows the engine to stay running, you’ll need to replace the fuel cap.

Now, apart from these solutions, you should also know the right oil change interval and how to clean your generator. Proper storage can help keep your generator in top condition as well.