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Gen starts, release switch it stops, tap switch while brfore

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Gen starts, release switch it stops, tap switch while brfore it quits completely it will keep going until switch released
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
Hello!
Thank you for requestin me.
The single most common cause of this issue is that the set is no longer producing electricity.
The first thing you need to do, though, is to check your oil level and make sure it is full.
Low oil pressure will also shut the set down.
If the oil is good, remove the control panel from the front of the genset.
Set your meter to ACV.
Connect the black lead to a good ground.
Connect the red lead to the back of the circuit breaker (either one), on the terminal farthest away from you.
Press and hold the start button for 6 - 8 seconds, and note the voltage.
How much voltage is there?
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Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
Have you checked the voltage yet?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fixed, A/C voltage regulator and cleaned slip rings, Sorry your response time was to long, needed this fixed ASAP
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
I got to you as soon as I was online and saw the question.
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