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Kipor Generator Problem Solving

Kipor generator won’t start-Solutions


Possible causes for a Kipor generator not starting are:

An engine fault, e.g. it has seized
The engine oil level is too low
There isn’t enough fuel in the tank, the wrong type of fuel has been used and/or fuel has been left sitting in the tank for a long time without use.
A problem with the carburetor, e.g. it’s clogged
A problem with the battery or the battery needs charged (not all Honda generators have a battery)
The fuel valve, choke and/or engine stop switch are turned off
A blockage in the air filter
The spark plug is fouled, e.g. it’s dirty
The generator is being used in the wrong environment, e.g. there isn’t enough air flow or it’s on an unlevel surface
The generator isn’t putting out power
Possible causes for the engine running but the generator not putting out power are:

Overloading has caused the alternator to cut out
An electrical fault, e.g. damage to the stator, a short circuit or a loose wiring connection
A problem with the capacitor
The generator runs for a few seconds then stops


Possible causes for this are:

Kipor Starting Problem

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The engine oil level is too low/high
An engine fault
An electrical fault
A problem with the capacitor
A problem with the carburetor
A problem with the battery and/or the battery needs charging
The choke is turned on
A blockage in the air filter
The spark plug is fouled
The generator is being used in the wrong environment
The generator’s engine/power is fluctuating up and down
This is otherwise known as hunting or surging. Possible causes for this are:

Overloading


An engine fault
An electrical fault
A problem with the carburetor
The choke is turned on
A blockage in the air filter
The spark plug is fouled
The generator is being used in the wrong environment
Fuel is leaking from the generator
Possible causes for this are:

The gasket and/or seals are worn
Wear and tear in the fuel hose
A problem with the carburettor
There is smoke coming from the generator
Possible causes for this are:

The wrong type of fuel has been used
The engine oil level is too high or the wrong type of engine oil has been used
There’s an oil leak, e.g. the seals on the oil tank are worn
The valve guide seal and/or the cylinder bore are worn
The piston rings are broken/worn, e.g. oil is leaking in the piston head
A problem with the carburettor
Carbon has built up in the exhaust muffler
The generator has been tipped on its side, e.g. there’s oil in the housing, filter, muffler, etc.
The generator’s starter mechanism is sticking/seized
Possible causes for this are:

The recoil is broken
The engine is seized
The wrong type of fuel has been put in the generator
Empty the fuel tank and replace with the correct fuel.

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