Yamaha YG6600DE Generator Cranks and Runs About 30 Sec Then Quits??
My Yamaha YG6600DE generator will crank and run for about 30 seconds or so then sputters and quits. If I wait a several minutes and start it again, it will do the same thing. Any ideas? Is this something I can fix myself or have to take it to a shop for repair?
This generator has always had ethanol free gas in it and has been started and run every few months. With a hurricane headed our way in Florida I cranked the generator this morning just to be sure it was ready for service. When it wouldn't run, I pulled the air filter cover and the foam air filter element fell out in pieces completely deteriorated. Some of the crumbling filter element could have been sucked into/thru the carb. I pulled the fuel bowl off the carb and checked for gas flow, cleaned off the needle valve, etc. and still same problem. Hurricane is about a day away from my home in Central Florida. Hopefully I can get this fixed in time.
Re: Yamaha YG6600DE Generator Cranks and Runs About 30 Sec Then Quits??
I cleaned all of the nozzle, jets, float, needle, etc. that I could find, cleaned them and passageways with carb cleaner and blew them out well, and it made no difference. It would still crank, run, and quit. I could find no obvious obstructions or problems so I took it to the local Yamaha shop this morning. They had it fixed in about an hour for $146. Only thing they told me was a carb obstruction and new spark plug.