Electrolux/Dometic Traveller generator - Help needed please

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  1. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Hello all,

    As per the title, can someone help me please, with a problem concerning our Electrolux Traveller 2500H petrol generator.
    Whilst I am able to start it, it will not run continuously, without the help of the choke button, ie, it tries to stall, but when the choke button is operated for a split second, it will continue to run for about 10 seconds and then stall. If I put a load on whilst it is running, (even the smallest load), it stalls immediately.

    So far, I have....
    1..Drained and cleaned the fuel reservoir under the carburettor.
    2..Changed the inline fuel filter and primed it.
    3..Changed the spark plug and reset the electrode gap.
    4..Established a spark, and re-established clean fuel at the carb.
    5..Established a clean burn at the spark plug, (light brown deposits on electrode).

    The same stalling symptoms are present, with or without a clean air filter in situ, and I am now at a loss with the problem.

    Although we don't use it very often, (only 35 hrs running time during three ownerships), as it is a permanent installation, we would like it to function properly, and be available when needed.

    Any ideas or pointers please? Efforts to gain info from so called Electrolux/Dometic generator specialists, have been fruitless. Rolling Eyes

    Regards,

    Jock.

    P.S. In the last couple of hours or so, I have bypassed the tank using a fresh unleaded fuel source, and the problem still exists, which leads me to believe that the problem isn't a fuel quality issue, but may still point to fuel starvation.

    Once warm, the generator will run constantly, and operate the 12v battery charger/Electroblok, and the air conditioning with it's fans, however, if I try to operate the heating element on the air con, or the fridge, or a portable mains fan heater, the revs die off down to an idle, and often it conks out.

    Before I start stripping the carb, (extremely tight working area), are there any other suggestions, or confirmations as to what is causing the problem........please?

    Thanks in anticipation. :thumb:
     
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  2. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Job sorted thanks. :thumb:

    With some suggestions from A N Others, on the other side of the fence, :Wink: I eventually had to strip the carb, locate and clean a partially blocked jet. It was the last thing I wanted to do, as it is a long time since I worked on anything petrol, but I just had to bite the bullet and get on with it. Everything is tickety boo and running sweet as a nut again.

    I've been out there on it all blooming day, and am ready for a hot shower and pint now. :thumb:

    Cheers, :drink:

    Jock.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I've been out there on it all blooming day, and am ready for a hot shower and pint now. :thumb:


    A hot pint.....what are you on, drugs !!!! :Rofl1:

     
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    Thought that might be the problem :Wink: ... just wanted to see you sweat a bit .,... :Laughing:

    well done for persevering Jock.. :thumb:

    enjoy your pint of Speckled :Wink:
     
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    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Jim. :Wink:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    I think its a semi blocked Jet:thumb:
    geo
     
  7. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Ah Geo, my very good learned friend. :thumb: Is that trade or technical speak for a partially blocked jet, but if it isn't, what are the differences, please? (Genuinely, and not taking the pi## at all. :Smile:)

    Cheers,

    Jock.

    P.S. Are we still okay for that locking actuator job at Newark?
     
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