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The toggle switch automatically resets all faults when it is turned to the off position. I would turn the toggle switch off, turn off the breaker on the generator and then turn off all the loads in the house except a few lights. Turn the generator breaker back on, then turn the toggle switch back to automatic. If it starts and stays running, you were overloading the generator. Turn on other loads slowly and keep track of what is on so you don't overload it again. If it still does not stay on, you may have a problem with the panel. Let me know what happens.

Briggs &... | Answered on Sep 07, 2017


Fault codes on this unit are usually 1 thru 8, or FC_1 thru FC_8.
You will need a usable battery installed for the control panel to operate. If you still get 9999 with a good battery, you will need to test it with a known good control panel, which may be the problem.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jul 22, 2014


Check the ignition wires, for rodent chewing? The ate a small place causing miss fire. I have seen this on one cylinder before, check the plugs and gaps. If all that checks ok, then make sure compression is ok. If all ok, then make sure sufficient fuel and pressure is available, and that cylinder 1 is not robbing fuel from cyl 2

Briggs &... | Answered on Nov 18, 2013


sounds more like a fuel problem not oil being spilled on it but check the oil level some have a low oil shut off see if you can keep it running spraying carb cleaner in the air filter that will tell you if it is a fuel problem more so a fuel problem if you left fuel in it for more than 30 days

Briggs &... | Answered on Aug 18, 2012


the jets in the regulator need to be changed to LP some propane companies sell these and will install them for you hope this helps

Briggs &... | Answered on Sep 01, 2010


does this engine have a low oil shutdown unit on it

if so check the oil level an top it up it could be interupting ignition

be sure your tanks are full and connections are good and tight
brush soapy water around connections to see if any have a leak

if not oil level shutdown , then sounds like a fuel problem

suggest have a gas serviceman take a look

these units can be tricky to solve




Briggs &... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


go and have a look at smallenginewarehouse.com

Briggs &... | Answered on Feb 27, 2010


These units are equipped with a low/no oil shutdown. When you hold the switch over to start it, it overrides the shutdown interlock until the unit builds oil pressure in the engine. When you release the switch to the run position the interlock is engaged. Ensure there is sufficient oil in the crankcase, check the wiring from the oil pressure switch to the ignition cutout-(it may have been pulled off or damaged). If that checks out, then either jump across the 2 wires at the oil sending unit or disconnect the harness from the sending unit to test to see if the sending unit is bad. Try both unless you know the switch is normally open or normally closed. Replace the sending unit if needed.

Briggs &... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010


first volts come in out put wires or not may be its pannel problem

Briggs &... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009


A couple of things, there could have been a problem with the connection (transfer switch) or if your underpowering the unit (C air takes a lot of juice to run) you can also fry the circuits as well. Too little power can do just as much damage as too much power. make sure the load of the Gen is sufficient to run all your devices based on whats running all at a time. if your Gen is only ment to run 60% of the house and you have 80% of it running you ca do damage to your electrics as well as the generator. have your electrician come back out and inspect/account for his work.

Briggs &... | Answered on Aug 15, 2009


You can test the charger right at the battery. With the system just sitting in regular stand-by mode. If you lift the battery leads, they should have about 13.5 volts coming in from the trickle charger. If there is no voltage there, it can't charge. It would be a bad trickle charger.


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Briggs &... | Answered on Aug 01, 2009


Hi there,
Most home standby generators are setup to run once a week so as to keep the engine lubed up and the generator windings dry. So if yours is comming on once a week at about the same time and running for something like 15 minutes, that's what is going on.
On the other hand, if your generator is starting and the switch is transferring somewhat randomly, you could have a problem with the neutral connection in your system, the power could really be going out and coming back on, and/or the control board in your generator could be broken.

Regards,
Carl

Briggs &... | Answered on Mar 15, 2009


The DPDT is most likely the switch that allows the transfer switch to activate the generator. You also pulled power where you should not have.

Briggs &... | Answered on Dec 20, 2008

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