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Hi,I have a craftsman generator 4200watts,the engine start,but in a few seconds shut off, I already clean the carburator with carburator cleaner and the air filter is clean,what can i do to solve this problem? Thanks!

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Check the oil in the engine if it is at the correct level then the low oil sensor could be dad causing the engine to shut down you can disconnect the wire from the sensor for this should be just 1 wire make sure the wire don't ground out this is how they work when low oil the switch grounds and kills the engine for safety .
you can use a ohm meter to test the terminal against the block if theirs a reading then it is bad and needs replacement you can run the engine with out it connected but will need to check the oil often hope this helps

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