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Subject: PT-40 Geneator and in-out Problem

Kevin Ford
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Date Posted: 08/ 29/ 05, 8:38am

Iam working on a problem with my '82 PT-40 Kohler Generator and I need some help.

Problem Description:
1. While trying to start my generator from one of the inside switches suddenly the switch would no longer kick in the Solenoid.
2. Once this happened I then tried to open/extend the generator, but the generator in-out switch was dead also.
3. Since I was actually working on the generator I had just had it extended a few minutes earlier so it seemed to stop working in conjunction with the starter switch.
4. Is there a connection between these two switches that I need to seek out?
5. Or something else anyone would suggest?

And if anyone has any trouble shooting tips for the Kohler Generator that will not start that would also be welcomed. That was the original problem I was working on.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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[> Subject: Re: PT-40 Geneator and in-out Problem

ernie ekberg
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Date Posted: 08/ 30/ 05, 5:24am

Kevin, in your generator switch compartment there are a couple of fuses on the front wall. see if one of them is blown. I had the same thing go out in mine and one of those controled the pump. ernie-83pt40

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[> Subject: Re: PT-40 Geneator and in-out Problem

Bob Dilks
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Date Posted: 09/ 6/ 05, 8:19am

There are two solenoids associated with the generator engine, the starter solenoid and the fuel shut off solenoid. Do you mean the engine would not crank, or if it would crank, that it would not start? There are also two micro switches in the generator slide tray that could cause a malfunction in opening or closing the generator slide.

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