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Kohler 14 RES won't start

Propane Generator, will not start. It has been cold out (-15F) at night. Oil was very close to a wax color and flow rate. Used an oil heater to warm up the oil. No Carb heater ( on order). Engine will crank, but not fire up. Tried over several days, varying temps up to 30F. still no luck. Will the Carb Heater cure this problem? If no, any ideas on what to look at next?

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You need a couple of things / options. The carb heater base, and an oil heater (srews in the drain hole, and possibly a battery blanket at that temp. Some OEM's offer an adhesive strip that you can also stick to the bottom of the alternator, that is also 120V and warms the generator windings to keep moisture out

Not sure what country you ar ein but in the USA/CA they will be a 120V accessory and as such need utility power at the generator

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SOURCE: I have a new Kohler 12kw res generator on propane - backfiring

did you put the propane orifis in and unplug the spark wire

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SOURCE: My 18RESL Kohler Propane Generator ran for 8.5

You have to reset it because it locked out on on under frequency. Just pullout the fuse on the control panel and then reinstall it a couple of seconds later. Now it will reset the fault codes. Hope that helps.

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SOURCE: I have a Kohler 12RESM1 propane generator with oc/uu code

U need to make sure that the relay driving ur auto start stay closed all thru the crank cycle.

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