Champion 3500 watt electric choke - Power Equipment Forum : Power Equipment Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Champion 3500 watt electric choke

I went to start my generator for the first time this year and couldn't get it to go. It has never had a problem before. I fi ally got it to start by using the manual choke, it started right up. I let it run for over an hour and clicked on the electric choke as a test but there was no change. Does anyone know what would cause it to fail?
Shawn clubb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Do you have an exact model #? I'm not familiar with engines with manual and electric chokes. I've seen generators with auto-idle functions, to slow it down when there's no electrical load, but I'm guessing what you're describing is not that?
RedOctobyr is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 07:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Got your PM that you're having trouble posting. Maybe your account, being new, is still being verified or something by the moderators?

You said the model # is 100262. I found a model page here:

https://www.championpowerequipment.c...tart-inverter/

And manual:
https://www.championpowerequipment.com/product-manuals/

How is the electric choke actuated? If there's a solenoid, for instance, is the solenoid activating? Is it getting power? If you can access the back of the choke switch, you could check for continuity across the switch wires with the switch on, and off. Do this with the generator off.
RedOctobyr is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Figured out to reply. Sorry I did t reply sooner, Mothers day dinner with in laws. I dont have a multimeter, is there any other way to test it?
Shawn clubb is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 11:56 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawn clubb View Post
Figured out to reply. Sorry I did t reply sooner, Mothers day dinner with in laws. I dont have a multimeter, is there any other way to test it?
Every human needs a multimeter... Harbor Freight has them for just $3.99 with coupon 39871222

https://www.harborfreight.com/7-Func...MjYxMCJ9%0D%0A

Last edited by tabora; 05-12-2019 at 11:58 PM.
tabora is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks, I'll have to pick one up.
Shawn clubb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Power Equipment Forum : Power Equipment Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome