Rmoore
I have the generator placed, Propane tank installed, filled and leak tested. The Transfer switch is in place and all the flexible conduit ran to the generator, Battery inside the generator but not hooked up. Oil checked, LP conversion switch in LP position. I also have the activation code but have not done anything with it yet. Basically everything except the actual connection of the transfer switch wires to the Main service box.
What I was wondering is if I make sure the breaker is off on the Generator itself, could I connect the battery and test fire up the generator to make sure it starts and runs etc before going any further? And if that is possible what should I make sure I do before trying this?

Thanks
Ray
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Canada_Guy
I would think as long as all the wires are isolated/insulated, generator breaker off and there's oil in the generator, you should be able to put it to manual and it should start and run. The weekly exercise cycle runs unloaded, so shouldn't be an issue running it unloaded for a period of time.


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Rmoore
Thanks Canada_Guy, I been reading through the manual and basically as you stated, As long as the breaker is off. All transfer switch wires isolated ( Connected to nothing but not touching anything) and the motor ready I should be able to set the mode to manual and test starting. I assume once I connect the battery up and activate the generator it will give me a chance to set modes and such before it does anything.

Thanks
Ray
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Rmoore
Worked like a champ. Basically hooked up the battery, Activated and went through the initial Setup wizard. Set the mode to manual, It took about 3-4 crank cycles to pull the propane through the line to the Generator, Then it started right up.
After that is starts around the third crank on the first cycle. Nice to know it all works up to this point.
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BrentB
Could have bypassed activation for a manual run. Had a couple in the past fail the gas test on start up, and didn't place in service ( start warranty) until fully in service!
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MEC
I've been bypassing the activation lately just in case there's any issues that surface.

It's always a good idea to wait till everything is installed and ready to go before starting the warranty clock AKA activation.
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Mike03
About that warranty... is there still some kind of special going on for the extended 5 years? Thought I read that somewhere on here
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BrentB
Mike03;36321 wrote:
About that warranty... is there still some kind of special going on for the extended 5 years? Thought I read that somewhere on here


Don't know about a special, but there are 5, 7, and 10 year options available from service dealers.
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Canada_Guy
I thought I read that 5-year parts and labour warranty was standard now.
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BrentB
Canada_Guy;36327 wrote:
I thought I read that 5-year parts and labour warranty was standard now.


Standard warranty is limited coverage. 2 years parts and labor 3rd year control board parts ony, years 4&5 parts only rotor, stator, and engine.
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Mike03
Sweet so even though my generator was a few years old. This 5year limited warranty will start since the first activation which was 2 weeks ago I assume.
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BrentB
Mike03;36332 wrote:
Sweet so even though my generator was a few years old. This 5year limited warranty will start since the first activation which was 2 weeks ago I assume.


Only if it has an evolution control board. if it has a nexus control it only has 2 years parts and labor and third year parts only.
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MEC
Mike,
Post your SN and we can look it up for you.
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