Cleaning the 2000-Watt Inverter Pilot Jet

Updated 2 months ago by Juan Velez

This bulletin covers the following Champion Power Equipment models: All 2000-watt inverter models.

Read instructions carefully and completely before performing service.

  • 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.
  1. Remove the Phillips head screw holding the black pilot jet capture plate by going through the access hold in the stepper motor support plate. Remove the capture plate as well.
  2. Use a small pocket screwdriver, lift the pilot jet a 1/8th of an inch in order to grab the jet with a pair of needle nose pliers. Use these to remove the jet from the carburetor.
  3. Using a strand of copper wire small enough to fit through the hole, clean the jet passage way. Then spray through the jet with carburetor or brake cleaner, and then compressed air if possible.
  4. Reinstall the pilot jet making sure the groove on top of the jet is inline with the airflow.
  5. Reinstall the pilot jet capture plate and Phillips head screw.

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