KOHLER GENERATOR WONT START

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by ride, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. ride

    ride New Member

    i have a kohler 7000 watt generator that ran when i bought it. it is a gas generator. i brought it on a trip and it would not start. it won't even turn over. i bypassed the solenoid and took power right to the starter, she cranks but will not start. i tried a new solenoid and nothing again. changed spark plugs as well
    Its in a 1995 gorgie boy
    thanks Mike
     
  2. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: KOHLER GENERATOR WONT START

    Welcome

    Fuel Do you have enough in the tank to draw? Spark When you turn it over does it Spark the plugs? Check wires to control board. If you just jump the solenoid you get starter engagement but no power to the coil.

    LEN
     
  3. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: KOHLER GENERATOR WONT START

    Like Len says, you have to separately check for electric, fuel, spark and don't forget air.
     
  4. ride

    ride New Member

    RE: KOHLER GENERATOR WONT START

    Len / Texas - Thanks for the quick reply.

    - Fuel is good
    - It won't turn over so I cleaned all the battery connections
    - I've got power going to the coil
    - The fuse looks good
    - The circuit board connections all look good & clean

    Are there any safety switches? Like low oil pressure...and if so, would it prevent it from turning over? Or maybe the the timer, if it's broken? anything else I could check?

    Appreciate all you do!
     

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