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What is the full model number of the genset?
First off, you should not have put in a push button like that. Doing so bypassed the prime and preheat circuits, and put extra strain on the starter.
What you need to do is to go to the starter. There is a small wire attached to the starter solenoid that is marked K1 A1-J5.
Test this wire for 12V while holding the start switch. If you do not have power to this wire, you either have a broken wire between the inverter, or the inverter is bad.
You would need to remove the top and front panels to access the inverter, and locate the single plug with the wire labeled J1-5 K1, and test it for continuity from end to end.
If it is broken, you would need to repair the break.
If it is not broken, the inverter is bad.
When you press the start button, there is a delay built in. This delay is for the lift pump to prime the genset, as well as to allow the glow plugs to cycle. The length of the delay is dependent on temperature - the colder it is, the longer the delay.
The inverter is mounted behind the black end cover, below the start switch.
The inverter is inside the genset, behind that black cover.