Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
While the genset is running, does it run smoothly, or is it running rough and/or surging?
When it shuts down, does it just shut down like someone turned it off, or does it start surging right before it shuts down?
When it shuts down, will it start right back up, or does it need extended cranking to get it started, or does it have to sit for a while before it will restart?
What I need you to do is to remove the large plastic cover from the control area of the genset.
Inside the control box, you will see a multitab with 3 wires numbered "14".
Using a 12V test light, or a multimeter set to read 12V, I need you to test that tab.
First, make sure all 3 wires are there and are firmly connected.
If the wires are good, and you have the light or meter connected, start the genset.
I need to know if that circuit loses power and then the genset shuts down (how long between losing power and shut down?), or if that circuit loses power as the genset shuts down, or if that circuit stays powered up for 5 or 6 seconds after the engine shuts down.