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My 4000 watt champion generator uses a tank of gas in about 2 hrs why is that also today it started to over heat please help

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Too much connected load. The 4000 watt rating is only for short term loads. Generally you should not exceed 80% of the rating for long term connected loads.

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Power is not a linear function so the specified approximate 17 hour run time at 1/4 load will not give you over 6 hrs at 3500 watts.

A continous maximum 3500W load will consume approximately 1 gallon/hour.

You have to manage your load and more importantly not overload the unit as it will shorten the life expectancy.

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Is fuel actually leaking from the bottom of the bowl, or is leaking out the air filter and running down to the bowl?

If the former, then your bowl bolt's gasket has likely deteriorated. This would allow fuel to run down the bolt itself. Note that some carburetors will have a fuel shutoff solenoid (to the engine, not to the carburetor) that holds the bowl on, rather than a bolt. There will still be a gasket though. Turn fuel off before trying to service.

If fuel is running out from inside the carburetor (through air cleaner, etc), then you have a float / needle that is stuck. This is quite common after a small engine has been in storage and fuel was left in the carburetor. The residue causes the float to stick to the bottom. Turn the fuel off, undo the bolt that holds the bowl on, and carefully remove the carburetor bowl. Use a can of carburetor and choke cleaner to spray out the "gunk" in the bowl, spray off the float, and then reassemble. If it still leaks, then your needle seat will need to be replaced as well.

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They have a website at http://www.championpowerequipment.com. Click "support" and they tell you "If you need to order a part please call our tech support line. Our professionally trained technicians will be able to assist with placing orders. Orders ship within 1 business day - orders received before 2:00 PM (PST) will be shipped same day." The number is 1-877-338-0999. They also have many service bulletins thee thay will help solve many problems.

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