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Have a home generac, red light keeps coming on that says low

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have a home generac, red light keeps coming on that says low on oil, it is full of oil however shutsengine off can reset but does same thing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

The Low Oil light does not mean you have a low oil level.

It means that the engine has low oil pressure.

This could be just a bad pressure switch, or the engine may actually have low low pressure, due to a bad pump or a worn engine.

You need to install a manual pressure gauge and actually measure the oi pressure.

If oil pressure is good, the switch is bad.