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Unable to start a westerbeke 7kw generator on a 2001 sea ray

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unable to start a westerbeke 7kw generator on a 2001 sea ray 380 sundancer, turns over but not starting, please take through sequence
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
are you still there, it has been over 8 minutes, no air conditioning out on the potomac river, help
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
he step away for 15 minutes when no response came within the indicated timeframe he should be back soon, please stand by
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
im back. PLS HELP.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
again, its turning over. no start. its hot.
Expert:  Noel Schembri replied 2 years ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** you have the serial no of the generator? Is there fuel in the generator tank?


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just purchased boat. Wasn't shown very much operationally. Assume generator drawing fuel from sta board tank. I thought it sounded like a fuel issue. Plus there is a U shaped toggle switch on the left front next to two toggle switches. The the U shape toggle be in the up or down position. Where is the generator gas tank located. Serial number is *****
Expert:  Noel Schembri replied 2 years ago.

The generator takes fuel from the stb tank, it has an electric shut off valve that supplies fuel to the generator. Can you check that this valve is operating correctly and letting fuel go through?