So far so good with my power staying on but there are so many people that I know that's lost theirs. I had let my gen sit too long without starting it so I bought a new carb and 3 years later it got installed. Yeah, I know. Got it running good late this summer and then did a test run day before yesterday and it was fine....for about 5 minutes and that's when the gen decided to let out it's smoke. Hope I don't have to uncap my fire place plus I don't have that much firewood either since I don't lite up my smoker much these days.