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I have a westerbeke 3.5 bpmg generator, was operating fine,

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hello , i have a westerbeke 3.5 bpmg generator, was operating fine, now will only run at idle,the starter stays engaged, and it dies after about 20 seconds.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Charles replied 11 months ago.

With the starter staying engaged, you will need to test the control voltage going to the start solenoid. If it is remaining powered, the start switch is sticking. If it is not, and the starter is still getting power, the solenoid is sticking leaving the starter engaged.

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