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PSS8000 Winco Standby generator...

PSS8000 Winco Standby generator won't start in auto when power is shut off but will start and run in manual. Replaced battery has been serviced twice a year (oil changed etc)

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Natural gas

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Could it be 3/4 amp fuse in engine controller?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Is the fault indicator light on the genset lit up?

Is the transfer switch control set to AUTOMATIC?

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