Kohler 10E Generator not starting

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  1. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    699
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    My kohler 10E gas generator will not start after sitting 3-4 days. If I give it a sniff of starting fluid fires right up. It will continue to start up if it’s ran every day.
    I have replaced fuel pump and filter. No change. Runs like top and operates as should when it starts.
    Any ideas or thoughts appreciated.
     
  2. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Look at the choke operation if it's carbed.
     
  3. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    699
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    Choke is working as should. It’s electric
    On mine.
     
  4. JimT

    JimT Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Kohler gas generators suck. There is a new thread almost every day with reported problems.
     
  5. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    699
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    I never turn off the generator energize switch. Is it possible that the Parker electric fuel shut off is staying open and letting the fuel bleed off? Never paid attention to the energize switch before seeing a post here showing proper starting procedure.
    Only been turning the generator power
    Switch on then hitting the start button.
    Energize switch already on.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2020
  6. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member

    699
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    8.1’s straight drive
    60 hp Honda
    Anyone know what this sensor on carburetor is? The one towards bottom. 935BEFD0-80F9-493C-A2D2-7E4265CD6885.jpeg
     
  7. Wanderer 290

    Wanderer 290 Active Member

    277
    Jul 1, 2019
    01 sea ray 290 sundancer
    Twin 5.7 b3’s
    That is not a sensor. It is a fuel shut off solenoid that closes when the gen shut down is activated. It prevents/eliminates dieseling.
     
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