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[B]Model #: [/B]0054160[B] Serial #: ([/B]4857894[B] )[/B]
[B]Natural Gas
Watts: 18000[/B]
[B]Length of gas pipe feeding the generator: 14[/B]
[B]Size of gas pipe feeding the generator:[/B]
[B]How long since the last full maintenance:[/B] 4 months
[B]How long have you experienced this problem:[/B] 1 day
Generac Engine Model # 0G3506

[B]Description of problem:[/B]
Generator is not cranking in auto or manual. We've had this generator since new, no issues until now, normal maintenance done by myself.


[B]Steps you have taken to resolve problem:[/B]
The battery was replaced with a new Optima about 4 months ago, at the time I also replaced the 2 spark plugs, new air filter and did an oil change/filter. Getting 12V at the starter and I hear the starter solenoid click when it attempts to start. I also tried replacing the Optima with my cars battery another Optima red top same results. The generator last ran during its self test on 7/22.

I'm thinking I have a bad starter, if this is the case what part # do I need to order from Ziller. And the starter is very hard to get to since it is in the back, are there instructions on how to remove the weather proof enclosure so I have room to replace the starter? I saw someone else on here cut a hole in the enclosure to get to the starter but I'd prefer to just remove the enclosure if that is possible.

Thanks,
-Mike
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murphy
Check both battery cables at both ends. Over tightening a lead battery post clamp can cause it to fracture
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melbourne
The battery cables are not on too tight, I also tried a good battery from my car. I'll take the cover off the control console and take measurements from the starter solenoid. To rule that out and measure the voltage battery drop when starting to rule that out. I edited my original message as I had written clicking when it was actually just a click from the solenoid.

Edit: No need to take off the control console cover, you can get all the readings off the starter solenoid on top of the starter in the engine compartment. 3 terminals, the middle one uses a spade plug. Top should always be hot and read 12V+ at rest.
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Peddler
If you are getting 12VDC to the small terminal on the starter mounted solenoid when you put the switch to manual then you most likely need a new starter. The SN you posted is wrong I think, it should be just 7 digits.
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melbourne
Thanks - here are photos of the engine model # and the generator model with the serial. I know this is an older model as we've had it for many years. Hoping someone can help me cross reference to a current starter part # that I can order. I see now I typed in the serial # wrong, let me correct in the post as well.

-Mike
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JoeL
starter part # 0E9323 is what I come up with
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cookelec
0E9323 is the correct starter for your serial number. Available from Ziller
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melbourne
Hi,

I went over the starter solenoid again today, and I noticed the 12V spade connector was loose, crimped the connector so it made a firm connection. Generator starts up fine now. Glad this was an easy fix. Thanks again for the help, I was not looking forward to replacing the starter in that tight space.

-Mike
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Cobranut
melbourne;n58561 wrote:
Hi,

I went over the starter solenoid again today, and I noticed the 12V spade connector was loose, crimped the connector so it made a firm connection. Generator starts up fine now. Glad this was an easy fix. Thanks again for the help, I was not looking forward to replacing the starter in that tight space.

-Mike


It's a LOT better feeling when you find that BEFORE you've replaced the starter, isn't it? ;-)
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