Replacing the Fuel Valve

Updated 1 year ago by Juan Velez

This covers the following Champion Power Equipment products: Gasoline Only Open Frame Generators and Inverters.

Read instructions carefully and completely before performing service.
Fuel and fuel vapors are highly flammable and extremely explosive. Fire or explosion ca cause severe burns or death. Unintentional start-up ca results in entanglement, traumatic amputation, or laceration. When servicing: Loosen the cap slowly to relieve pressure in the tank. Always keep the fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and other sources of ignition. DO NOT light or smoke cigarettes. Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately. Allow fuel residue to evaporate fully before attempting to service or start the engine. Make certain that the product is resting firmly on a leveled ground. DO NOT tip the product or allow fuel or oil to spill. Make certain that the fuel shut-off valve is in the "OFF" position.
Sparks can result in fire or electrical shock. When servicing: Disconnect the spark plug wire and place it where it cannot contact the spark plug.

  • To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
  • DO NOT make any adjustments to the generator without first stopping the engine and disconnecting the spark plug wire.
  • Burns from hot parts — let the engine cool completely before touching hot parts.
  • Injury from moving parts
  • To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all fuel‐related parts.

Our engines work well with 10% or less ethanol blend fuels. Use clean, fresh, regular unleaded fuel with a minimum octane rating of 85 and an ethanol content of less that 10% by volume.
  1. Important: Make sure all gasoline removed from the tank before performing this task.
  2. With a pair of needle-nose pliers, pinch the clamp that holds the fuel line to the fuel valve and slide it off. (A)
  3. With a 14 mm wrench (9/16 in.), loosen the bolt at the top of the fuel valve, where the fuel valve meets the fuel tank. (B)
  4. Remove the fuel valve.
  5. Take the new fuel valve and screw it into the bottom of the gas tank with your fingers. The nut on the top of the fuel valve should be positioned, so that 1-2 threads are visible below the nut on the fuel valve. (C)
  6. While holding the fuel valve so that the lever faces out, tighten it with the 14 mm wrench. DO NOT over-tighten. 
  7. Reconnect the fuel line, making sure the clamp is secured to the nipple of the fuel valve. (A)

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