Originally Posted by timbo1083
There is no load and it sounds like this now. Sorry I should have clarified. And when I look inside the generator the part that provides the gas is moving back and forth corresponding to the weak/strong sound. (Sorry I don’t know much about engines)
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Throttle linkage? (the part that's moving)
Have you load tested the generator since the incident? i.e. - plug a bunch of 120 volt stuff into it to see if it's still generating sufficient power?
During the break in phase of my generator, I was plugging in shop lights, my george forman grill, my electric BBQ smoker, etc...
I guess what I'm saying is have you confirmed that the motor/ gen is actually not able to provide the power it is rated for, regardless of the noise it's making... And I know the noise you are talking about very well. Just experienced it a couple minutes ago mowing my back yard for the first time in 2 weeks. I guess all that matters is if it gets the job done. Need more info. Usually when a small motor like these changes idle rapidly like you are describing, it's a fuel problem, carb is out of adjustment (lean) and likely has nothing to do with you tripping the breaker. I can't imagine being able to damage the motor by overloading the generator portion once. I don't think your issue has anything to do with the 'incident' you are describing. Unfortunately, if you don't have a decent amount of small motor repair / troubleshooting skill set, you'll have to take it in somewhere after you've ruled out bad gas, or other trivial items, is my opinion.