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I have a kohler 48RCL generator and indicates an auto shut down. Indicates Low Coolant. Coolant level is fine. Sensor issue. I have had this unit serviced twice before same issue.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Kohler48 RCL

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

Like to reset for tonight; 35 mph winds right now

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

Repeat issue I can not remember how to reset

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago
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Hi I’m Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

yes, that is a coolant issue,

disconnect the wire and tape it off until you get another

it is located in the thermostat housing, or on the top of the head

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Morning

just following up with you

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Wayne

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