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How do i disconnect the low oil sensor

With the Sandy bearing down on the east coast i need to get my Coleman PM0435001 generator running. It wont start. How can i disconnect the low oil sensor? By the way there is plenty of oil - many thanks! Mark

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Some oil sensors will stop the generator from running if unplugged, IE they close the circuit on oil pressure, some close the circuit on oil pressure. I wouldn't recommend but with it running just take the single wire off the sensor, if it stops immediately then it requires the signal grounded to run. Some ground on low oil.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013

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Use 10/30 weight oil fill till : " if it has a "dipstick" fill to middle of hash marks" if not, There in the hole for the oil filler cap their is a knotch cut out of the theads for that cap. fill to just below the top of that knotch . drain plug on bottom of crankcase

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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If the oil is dirty, it will not pump properly. I recently had this problem, once I changed the oil it was good to go.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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You need a quart of regular old SAE 5W30 motor oil with detergent.
The engines on these generators are more or less the same as a lawn mower.
Don't forget to service/change the air cleaner when you change the oil, that should keep your generator producing full power.

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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a UST GG5500 Generator practically new will not start

I had the same problem with this generator. I tried all of the usual suspects: fuel level; fuel valve; oil level; air clearner, spark pluge etc. The problem is a "tilt" saftey shutoff --I was using the generator on a pea gravel patio and it settled about 2" out of level... The tilt switch is not mentioned in the manual and it apparently does not reset itself once the generator is leveled.

To reset the switch, ensure that the generator is on level and stable ground, the find yellow wire that goes from a switch on the front side of the engine crankcase to the bundled wiring harness behind the panel. Disconnect the yellow wire at the in-line quick-connect coupler, which can be found by following the yellow wire from the switch on the crankcase toward the wiring harness. Once disconnected, start the generator as normal. The engine should start right up. Let the engine run for a minute, then kill the engine and reconnect the yellow tilt-switch wire and try to restart. I had to go through the disconnect-start-reconnect process twice before it reset, so if it wont restart after you reconnect the wire, disconnect it agian and let the engine run a few more minutes.

I hope this sovles your problem.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: My coleman powermate generator will start but will not generate.

The voltage regulator controls the output. You will need to check that first.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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