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I have a small generator 35ft Bayliner the light wasn't on

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I have a small generator for a 35ft Bayliner
the light wasn't on the rocker switch
I tried starting all the same
it ran for 4 seconds and stopped
it would hold in by holding the rocker switch
the relay board smells now
and when doing that the generator voltage seemed high
your thoughts
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 10 months ago.

What are the brand, model and serial numbers of the genset?

If it is a Kohler, I will also need the spec number.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The Brand is the Kohler 5E
On investigation the Starter board smells hot, and this is D2 that's getting hot, however I have checked this diode and appears ok
this may be due to me holding the start button for a longer duration than intendedwhere would I find the spec number ?
Expert:  Hank F. replied 10 months ago.

The spec and serial numbers are located on the data plate on the genset.

While holding the start switch, does the K1 LED light up?