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I was running my generator to power our sailboat battery charger when I noted a change in the rpm as if it had suddenly been loaded up. Normally the charger doesn't fully load the generator as it's a 20A charger and should only draw about 500 watts. The overload light was not on. I tried to switch the economy mode on and the engine promptly died. After that, when I tried to start the motor, there was lots of resistance on the pull start. I disassembled the generator looking for some possible binding issue and after disconnecting the internal connectors, found that the engine turned over normally. I am able to easily start the motor with the generator disconnected from the control unit. There seems to be a internal load being applied from the control unit. Is there anything I can do short of replacing it? A new control unit is about 80% of the cost of a new generator.