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New westerbeake gas generator won't stray running and oil…

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New westerbeake gas generator...

New westerbeake gas generator won't stray running and oil light won't go out sbeg 8

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After you depress stop switch and restart it will run 10-20 minutes then shuts off, oil pressure light stays on

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It is brand new generator delivered to us yesterday installed by manufacturer - less than 6 hours of run time..

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Boat
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago

First, check the engine oil and make sure that they did add enough to the generator to keep it at the full mark. I would think that with 6 hrs on it, there is some oil in it but there may not be enough to actually build the pressure that it is needed to clear the oil pressure switch. This or you have a bad oil pressure switch and the installer is going to need to come out and replace it.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
do you know if oil pressure switch 58181 is interchangeable with any of the older westerbeakes?
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago

According to the breakdown, this should be your oil pressure sender.

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