Question about Electrical Supplies

Open Question

Generator cuts out after 30 minutes of working. Exhaust outlet seems to be running lean (little water coming out of exhaust). Temperature and oil pressure warning light activates after 30 mins. Have replaced oil in system water inlet hose from hull and water coming through okay.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

SOURCE: Exhaust Hose

No, they have different fittings.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

Ad
FRANKSFIXIT
  • 72 Answers

SOURCE: generator is stalling

My answer:

Not knowing your model # and how old your generator really is - as related to TOTAL RUN HOURS - I can only give you several possibilities of what the problem might be even though I don't know the make & model and what the rated WATTAGE output is.

I also don't know what LOAD you are putting on the Genset or at what RPM you are running the engine at as to half throttle or full throttle setting?? I take it that it's a Briggs & Stratton 4-stroke single cyl, or is it a Honda 4-stroke single/twin cyl engine?

Since it runs good for 30 mins, and then starts to cut out - I doubt that the OIL is a problem even though you ran straight 30 weight - seeings most small engines run 10-30 weight oil as a rule.

I seriously doubt you did any damage to the engine at all unless it was ran low on oil - in which case it should have a LOW OIL cutoff switch mounted in the lower engine case close to the CHECK OIL port.

If the LOW OIL switch is working properly and adjusted properly then you shouldn't be getting cutout unless this switch is mis-adjusted. (ie: mechanically set too low as then when the oil level is indeed at it's proper level the switch would be already shorting out to ground) (See your operators manual for proper setting)

A way to check for proper operation is to temporarily disconnect the (usually) BLACK wire from the LOW OIL switch when the engine starts to cut out. If the problem goes away completely then the LOW OIL switch is either mis-adjusted or else it is going bad from vibration. (Again see your operators manual for proper adjustment and/or check out procedure)

Electronically this LOW OIL switch should be the only thing that would protect the engine from damage should the oil level fall below recommended level. Other then that it may have an electronic REV LIMITER if it's a bigger and more expensive model, but usually not.

I doubt the Maintenance-free Magnetron® electronic ignition is at fault, but could be weak and going bad. Always a possibility, but I would 1st rule out everything else first. Since the Genset runs for 30 mins and then starts to cut out I would look more for like a fuel vapor lock (partially closed or clogged gas cap vent), a possible dirty fuel filter, possible water moisture in the gas tank or in the carb bowl, possibly dirty carb in general along with it's dirty Float Bowl, Float Pin, Float and Needle Valve, and any Adjustment Screws that go Into the Carb Body. That covers everything from a fuel standpoint.

You do know that all Gensets should be started and run for at least 10 mins every 30 days - right? If you didn't know this - now you do! Every good operators manual should state this.

It just doesn't sound like it's starving for gas unless it's building up a (vacuum) or vapor lock in the gas tank.

Having covered everything from an Electronics/electrical standpoint engine wise - there is only one other thing left Genset wise.

What it really sounds like to me (and I personally HAVE SEEN this happen myself firsthand) is that the generator brushes are nearly shot - as in almost worn out. They may be getting too too hot - as from excessive current draw at point of contact, and thus the generator sensing circuitry itself is doing an electrical CUTOUT!!

An added protective Genset circuit feature in that the generator itself may indeed be linked to the engine as a type of REV LIMITER on the Maintenance-free Magnetron® electronic ignition. Again - your operators or service manual should have a pretty good troubleshooting section in it unless you don't have that anymore or never got one if you bought it used to begin with.

It has to be one of the scenarios listed above.

Please post me a reply as to the found problem there, and the resolve to it by following my recommendations above. Also please rate my troubleshooting fix as well.

Best regards and thanks,

Frank

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

brainyass
  • 242 Answers

SOURCE: 1995 cherokee 2.5 td 150k miles will not start.

The oil pressure dropping to zero is common for cherokees. Replace the oil pressure sending unit and it will be good as new. Cracked exhaust manifolds are also common. Usually it will crack where the 2 pipes are welded into 1 pipe before it connects to the front pipe. There are lots of replacement headers out there to choose from. I just ordered one through quadratec.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

CarlGehrke
  • 169 Answers

SOURCE: Generac Guardian 17.5KW Generator dies

If this is one of the big "taco cart" portables you need to check that the vent on the gas cap is open when you're running the engine. In the center of the gage on the gas cap is a little knurled knob, turn it counter clockwise (lefty loosey), about a half turn or so and run the generator.
If that doesn't solve your problem add to it here, otherwise please give me a rating I'm trying to build a little credibility here and could use the help.
Carl

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

farfield
  • 462 Answers

SOURCE: Generator won't run

DId you change the oil filter when you changed the oil I am assuming it has one.

If it has a filter some of them have a check valve in side and this valve may not be operating properly.Also you might try rolling it over a few times with the pressure sensor removed and see if oil spurts out the opening. If so then the problem may be the oil pump not building up oil pressure, or the motor may have a board looking for the oil pressure sensor to close (or open depending on how its engineered) and the sensor board is not working properly or not grounded good. Try cleaning the battery cables just in case (assuming it ahs a battery).

Posted on May 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Polaris sportsman 500 HO shows hot check engin? what must i do


check your timing advance. It may be advanced a little too much. If that is okay, then make sure your spark plug is the proper one and not a sub. Most ATV's use DENSO plugs and these seem to work the best. (Having a spark with a higher heat range will cause the overheat condition). The other thing is your mixture... you may be running a tad rich.. lean it up 1/8 of a turn. Finally, remove the exhaust pipe and see if they is carbon build-up at the exhaust port... lean it over and remove all you can, careful not to allow any to fall into the engine. (Blocking the exhaust will cause a dramatic temperature increase.)

Mar 05, 2015 | Polaris 2008 Sportsman 500 H.O

1 Answer

How to replace oil; cooler on this year


  • Service and Repair
Oil Cooler Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
  2. Drain the engine oil and remove the oil filter housing.
89116492

  1. Loosen the oil cooler outlet (1) and the inlet (2) lines from the engine block.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Remove the intake plenum.
  4. Remove the intake manifold.
89116493

  1. Disconnect the following electrical connectors from the water crossover:
    • The engine coolant temperature sender (2)
    • The engine coolant temperature sensor (4)
84936658

  1. Remove the water crossover bolts (1).
  2. Remove the water crossover upper and lower seals (2).
84942881

  1. Loosen the upper heat shield bolts on the left side of the exhaust manifold.
89116496

  1. Remove the oil cooler outlet line from the engine oil cooler.
  2. Remove the oil cooler inlet line from the engine oil cooler.
84942883

  1. Note the positioning of the 4 seals.
84972057

  1. Position the oil feed and return,lines out of the way and secure with mechanic wire.
  2. Remove the engine oil cooler, inlet and outlet nuts (1).
  3. Remove the engine oil cooler cover bolts (2).
84942883

  1. Remove the engine oil cooler cover.
  2. Remove the engine oil cooler.
  3. Clean all sealing surfaces.
Installation Procedure
84972056

  1. Install the engine oil cooler.
  2. Apply a 2 mm (0.08 inch) bead of RTV silicone sealant, GM P/N 12346240, in the groove around the engine oil cooler cover.
  3. Install the engine oil cooler cover.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
84972057

  1. Install the engine oil cooler cover bolts (2). Tighten the engine oil cooler cover bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  2. Install the engine oil cooler inlet and outlet nuts (1). Tighten the engine oil cooler inlet and outlet nuts to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.).
  3. Reposition the oil feed and return lines.
84942883

  1. Install the oil cooler outlet and install the oil cooler inlet lines to the engine oil cooler. Use 4 new seals.
Tighten the oil feed and return lines to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
84936658

  1. Install the water crossover:
    • Position the crossover.
    • Install the upper and lower seals (2).
    • Install the water crossover bolts (1). Tighten
Tighten the water crossover bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  1. Connect the electrical connectors at the following locations:
    • The engine coolant temperature sensor (4)
    • The engine coolant temperature sender (2)
  1. Install the intake manifold.
  2. Install the intake plenum.
  3. Raise the vehicle.
89116492

  1. Install the oil cooler outlet (1) line to the engine block. Tighten the oil cooler outlet (1) line to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  2. Install the oil cooler inlet (2) line to the engine block. Tighten the oil cooler inlet (2) line to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  3. Install the oil filter housing to the engine block. Tighten the oil filter housing to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.).
  4. Lower the vehicle.

Dec 22, 2014 | 2001 Cadillac Catera

1 Answer

Why does dryer start run a little beep 3 times cut off


Really you need to provide your model number. but that said... the number one cause of a dryer shutting down after a short warm-up is a blocked exhaust outlet. Dryers have a sensor that checks the exhaust temperature... if its not moving the hot air out side than it over heats and trips the sensor which will shut off the dryer for safety (no fires please!!). So check your exhaust outlet outside for lint blockage... check your exhaust hose/pipe for kinks where lint can build up and of course always check the lint screen for blockage.

Aug 05, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Amana furnace model amv9 has water dripping from the exhaust outlet. the exhaust doesnt seem to be clogged and the overflow for water to run into doesnt seem to be clogged. water is makign its way int


You did not say if you have a dehumidifier or air conditioner installed on this unit. If those are not installed on it then the only place moisture could be coming from is down the exhaust connection for the flue. If one or both of those items are installed then the issue is the drain trays might have debris built up that you cannot see.

Mar 23, 2014 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

I have replaced both element on my giant 40 gallon hot water tank and only one will come on at a time should they both be on ???


Your tank is working correctly.
This is called non-simultaneous operation which is typical for residential water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-water-heater-thermostats-work.html

All 2-element tanks are 240volt
Find age of water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Add a comment for more free help.
Also take advantage of fixya expert assistance live.
For a price, expert works with you via e-mail or phone while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Feb 23, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

1 Answer

1975, 7.5 Kohler marine genset, runs only with the reset depresed


Can't search for a manual without model, type, serial, etc numbers...

A few things to take a look at:

1) Oil level / pressure sending unit. This is normally bypassed as long as the start switch is pressed. When engine starts, and switch is released, engine will die if sending unit is defective, or you are low on oil.

2) Exhaust temperature sensors. Older units were notorious for burning these up.

3) Cooling Water Temperature sensor. These cause trouble often, but mostly due to water pump impeller being eaten away by galvanic action and not able to pump water as effecively. End result is water temp higher than normal, which trips the switch, which kills the engine.

4) Alternator (generator) output not as it should. If output doesn't rise to proper level within a few seconds of engine start, the engine will be shut down.

5) Choke not working as it should

6) Bad fuel, bad fuel pump, clogged fuel filter.

May 26, 2010 | Kohler Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

My sdmo generator keeps shutting down temperature


http://www.aa1car.com/library/overheat.htm
Troubleshooting advice above link.
Sometimes it is the head gasket, check, it can be, incorrect fuel mixture, far too lean, exhaust should be a light grey color. Check enough oil in sump. ensure free flow of air all around machine.

Mar 28, 2010 | NEC Mitsubishi MGE 1800 Generator-Voltage...

3 Answers

I recently completely replaced the radiator, hoses, water neck, thermostat, and water pump in my 2001 blazer. The temperature gauge stopped reading correctly, saying my car was overheating, which i...


most likely a blown head gasket between a coolant passage and an oil passage not a cylinder . when coolant gets into a cylinder is when you will see the white smoke and the smell.

Feb 24, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

I Have a 2005 rmz 450 and the front pipe on the exhaust glows red hot really quickly


thats very very strange seems like your not getting the coolant there is ther coolant in the system and is there enough oil in the bottom also check oil filter replace if necessary get back to me

Sep 22, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki RM-Z 450

1 Answer

Exhaust comes realy orange


there is a excess build up of oil in the exhaust, remove the exhaust and pour some petrol inside the exhaust and light it, leave it for around 30 mins to let it burn away the oil. Be VERY careful when lighting as sometimes you get a little flame puff out of bith ends.
please rate this advice.

Feb 27, 2009 | 2003 Yamaha YZ 250 F

Not finding what you are looking for?
Electrical Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

20 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Electrical Supplies Experts

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Gene Haynes

Level 3 Expert

5089 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15691 Answers

Are you an Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...