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WHEN I START THE GENERATOR I HAVE TO HOLD THE START SWITCH ON TO KEEP THE GENERATOR RUNING.

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The switch should be three positional.
The upper position is only for starting. Continuous running is in the middle (self holding) position. Lower position is to stop the generator.
If left in middle position it is not running you may have the switch bad, or the generator is stopped by low oil level.

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