Generator won't stay running

High Lord Gomer

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Our generator shut off the other day.  It was oil change time and it was low...low enough that it might have shut off due to an oil level sensor.

Since I was on the road, I filled the oil back up, but it still won't run.  It starts fine, but as soon as you let go of the starter button, it shuts off.

Any ideas?
 

Jaybird

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#2
Sensor got some gunk in it?
 

justql

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#3
I had to replace the sensor on mine...........by pass it and see if it runs.
 

MrLuckey

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#4
Gomer, the RV we rented had air filter and fuel filter sensors along with the oil level sensor. Might be something to check into. The generator also ran off the RV's fuel tank and wouldn't run if it got below 1/4 tank. The manual made it sound like that 1/4 mark was questionable so they recommended filling the RV all the way before doing too much other troubleshooting.
 

High Lord Gomer

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#5
Thanks, guys...I'll try to find the sensor(s).

The fuel on mine does quit feeding the generator at almost exactly the 1/4 tank mark, but it's full right now. Also, it does start.