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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: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 6 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 6 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 6 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?

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