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Old 10-20-2019, 08:01 PM   #1
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Generac Generator in 1998 Seabreeze won't stay on

Wondering if any of you have ideas to research regarding my Generac Generator in 1998 Seabreeze won't stay on.

It starts, stays on a short few seconds, then turns off.

There is 1/2 tank gas in engine.

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Old 10-20-2019, 08:52 PM   #2
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Fuel filter?
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:10 PM   #3
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Couldn't attach the service manual, to large
Check oil level
Oil pressure switch
Oil temperature switch
or the Start Stop switch

Didn't say if it has set up for a while or it was running yesterday.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:40 PM   #4
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(1) Check for proper oil level.
If okay, (2) Check oil pressure switch.
If okay, (3) Test Oil temperature switch.
If okay, (4) Test start-stop switch.
I can provide instructions for (2), (3), and (4) if needed.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:35 AM   #5
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cracked fuel line will suck air and shut down
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:48 AM   #6
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They will usually shut down on 1/2 tank of fuel. Have you tried it with a full tank?

My generac genny was shutting down when I was moving. I took it to a Generac Certified repair facility and they found and fixed two problems.

1. The coolant feeder tube from the plastic tank had pulled up so far from the inside of the tank it no longer sucked coolant as needed.

2. When they removed the front cover on the genny they found that over time a wire bundle had dropped down and a ground wire had been rubbing on the flywheel causing the genny to shut down.

Good luck on finding the problem and please post what you find.
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All great tips above. I will have to check those items and get back to let everyone know what cured the problem.

Does anyone know of a good generac generator servicer in the Raleigh NC area?

Thanks again!
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Don't know if it has a carburetor but if so a sticky float might do that. Enough fuel seeps into the bowl to initially run but the float doesn't drop enough to keep the bowl charged.
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All great tips above. I will have to check those items and get back to let everyone know what cured the problem.

Does anyone know of a good generac generator servicer in the Raleigh NC area?

Thanks again!
Here you go--I googled it.

Generac Generators in the Raleigh Durham, Chapel Hill & Greensboro area.
E&W Electrical, LLC
515 Meadowlands Dr 515
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278
Phone: +1 919 245-0200
Fax: +1 919 245-0202
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:48 PM   #10
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If the generator is anything like my 1996 SeaBreeze you might try priming and then start from the generator itself. Mine did the same as yours starting from the dashboard, but will run just fine when starting from the generator itself.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:06 PM   #11
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Take the fuel line off at the generator fuel filter add a piece of hose from a full gallon gas can to the filter start the generator if it keeps running you have cracks in the fuel line from the gas tank to the generator and will need to drop the tank to repair the generator fuel line. I would add more gas to the gas tank first to make sure you have enough gas in the tank.
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:06 AM   #12
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We were having the same thing. Changed the fuel filter and it works great
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I had a similar problem it turned out to be a leak in the fuel line where it sucked air. The leak was found on the neck going into the tank pickup. This was on an earlier Monaco motor home we had.
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General generator started...

I tried the easiest thing first... checked the oil and it was at the bottom of the full enough range. Managed to get some oil in it... not so easy a place to get to. Then viola, it started up fine.

Also I found a place near Raleigh that will service it (oil change and tune up/filters). Gregory Poole equipment in Garner. They said they donít repair, but if I could get it started, they will service it. Yay!

Thanks for ALL your great ideas!
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