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Kohler 5 CKM propane generator #322453 In our RV will not

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Kohler 5 CKM propane generator #322453 In our RV will not restart after running even 15 min with load. Have to wait an hour.
New starter, ignition module, plugs, oil pressure switch is fine,
checked all the grounds and are good...
Runs great when running.
Local propane dealers say the regulator is fine
What could be the problem?
Oh, new control panel 2 yrs ago only used a few hours after that was replaced.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 years ago.
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When the unit shuts down and will not start, is it getting spark at that point?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes it is
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the thought was the regulator wasnt working right and freezing up.... but the propane co. says it is fine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 years ago.
While the unit is running, is it running smoothly, or is it surging?
When it shuts down, does it just shut off like someone turned it off, or does it surge before it shuts down?
Is this unit set up for liquid withdrawal, or vapor withdrawal?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
While it runs, it runs smoothly. Perfect electric coming from it. no problems at all, Have ran it for 2 hours with both air conditioners on for the load.
the liquid turns to vapor withdrawl.
It doesnt just shut down. When we shut it down, it stops fine. But if waiting only 5 minutes, cannot restart. When it ran for 2 hours, it took an hour to be able to start it again. Even just 15 minutes still have to wait 1 hour!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
NW Propane checked the regulator and says it is fine. They dont want us to spend $90 bucks on that when they are sure it isn't the regulator.
Also, my dad is a mechanic and helped us get it fixed. He thinks the gas line is freezing....
There must be something keeping it from restarting for a length of time....