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There are two forms of "safeties" for ignition type LPG gensets. One is electrical like yours, the second is a vacuum safety which opens when sufficient vacuum is sensed between the carburetor and the engine. Cranking the engine is enough vacuum to let fuel through. The electrical variety needs to sense an engine stall and shut the fuel off.

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Thanks, I am talking with some on smokstak. They seam to want to help get my gen running.

I HAVE AN ELECTRICIAN THAT IS GOING TO HANDLE ALL OF THE LOAD AND SAFETY ISSUES. THAT IS WHY I SAID IT IN THE INITIAL POST. I ASKED ABOUT GETTING THE GEN RUNNING.

Yes I know I was yelling. I hesitated in post this here and do not come to this site much anymore, because of these type responses. IF I had not stated that I was using an electrician, then I could understand why the responses were posted. Rant off


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Thanks, I am talking with some on smokstak. They seam to want to help get my gen running.

I HAVE AN ELECTRICIAN THAT IS GOING TO HANDLE ALL OF THE LOAD AND SAFETY ISSUES. THAT IS WHY I SAID IT IN THE INITIAL POST. I ASKED ABOUT GETTING THE GEN RUNNING.

Yes I know I was yelling. I hesitated in posting this here and do not come to this site much anymore, because of these type responses. IF I had not stated that I was using an electrician, then I could understand why the responses were posted. Rant off

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When you get it running you’ll have to see if it will reconnect to 120/240 or just use 120 loads. I have the rewire diagram that a guy gave me. He said he rewired his but I have not done it so I personally can’t say it works.

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Electrician

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Be

Familiar

Home emergency generator installations

When I worked on gensets I saw too many installations where the licensed electrician knew zero.

Close attention must be paid to in rush amps and the vastly over rated capability of the generator.

Overloads cause the gen voltage regulator to FORCE FIELD the rotor. This is an overload that will fail the regulator and after a while the regulator burns out.

The electrician then blames the generator manufacturer. I used to thermal scan the open frame regulator finals to ensure against field overload

I must have encountered this 2 dozen times.

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enblethen wrote:

Should not need to bypass remote start.
Have you checked to see if fuel solenoid is energizing?


Thank you. That was the problem in general. I din't mean to include you in my rant.

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