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My B&S home generator keeps draining the battery. With a fresh battery, it starts for the weekly test for about 4-5 weeks, and then stops starting. I have to replace batteries every 1 1/2 months to keep the unit running. Any suggestions?

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I had the same problem. Check to make sure the fuses in your circuit board inside the house are still good. They send 240v trickle charge to your battery to keep it running longer term.

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