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10/8/2020
Choke Operation

When an engine starts, it needs a rich fuel-to-air mixture. Chokes are designed to close off or "choke" the air supply in order to provide the proper ratio of fuel to air. An engine needs more air as it warms up, so the choke needs to open to allow more air. 

With a manual choke, you will need to close and open the choke yourself when starting your engine, while an electric choke will control the air supply itself when the engine is started. 

P5500 and P6500 Generators
The two largest Polaris Power generators come equipped with a manual choke (shown below) located on the front of the generator above the air filter. The initial position is the OFF/OPEN position. Turn the choke to the left for the ON/CLOSED position. More information can be found in the Owner's Manual

Choke lever location

Before starting a cold engine, turn the choke to the ON/CLOSED position. Gradually turn it back to the OFF/OPEN position as the engine warms up. 

Leave the choke in the OFF/OPEN position when starting or restarting a warm engine. 

P3200iE Generator
The P3200iE generator comes equipped with an electric choke. When starting either a cold or warm engine, simply follow the standard start and usage procedures found in your Owner's Manual

P2000i Generator
The P2000I generator comes equipped with a manual choke (shown below) located in the upper left-hand corner of the control panel. The initial position of the lever is the OFF/OPEN position. Pull the lever out for the ON/CLOSED position. More information can be found in the Owner's Manual

Choke lever location

Pulling the choke lever provides proper fuel-starting mixture when the engine is cold. When attempting to start a cold engine, pull the choke lever outward to close. Slowly return the choke to the open position as the engine warms.

Leave the choke in the OFF/OPEN position when starting or restarting a warm engine. 

For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual: P5500 and P6500 Owner's Manual, P3200iE Owner's Manual and P2000i Owner's Manual
To find diagrams and replacement parts, use the online parts catalog.

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