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My Kohler 5E sarted immediately.A voltage meter attached was

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My Kohler 5E sarted immediately.A voltage meter attached was reading high over 125 volts. Started the air conditioner but the compresser would not kick in. After three minutes the unit stopped with some steam comong from the right side .Donot think it was smoke. Is this unit able to run a air conditioner?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

A 5E is plenty enough genset to run an A/C - especially if it is putting out 125V.

If the A/C was not coming on, you either have a breaker off somewhere, or there is a proble in the A/C unit.