Adjusting the Choke

By Jackie Green on Thu Nov 05, 20

Follow the steps below to fix the choke cable on Westinghouse inverter generators for proper operation.

Step 1: Make sure the engine is “off” and the generator is cold.
Step 2: Remove the 2 screws that secure the engine maintenance panel to the frame. Slide off the spark access cover and push out on panel to remove.
Step 3: Locate the choke cable.
Step 4: Switch the engine control switch from OFF to RUN while observing the choke cable. If the choke moves from OFF to RUN you will need to adjust the cable.
Step 5: To adjust the cable place the control knob into the RUN position.
Step 6: Loosen the screw at the top of the cable clamp.
Step 7: Using pliers, pull more slack in the cable so that when you switch from RUN to OFF the choke cable does not move.
Step 8: Rotate the control knob from CHOKE to RUN to confirm the choke is fully open.
Step 9: Tighten the screw on the cable and start the inverter. If the issue still persists you may need to change the slack in the cable and test again.