Kohler 12 kW Emergency Power System - 12RES-L - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

ask your serviceman if theres a battery in the controller. if so its probably dead and that would make it lose time settings i would think.

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017 | 173 views

You will likely need to reference your instruction manual for that specific control panel.

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Sep 24, 2017 | 967 views

If the starter battery is not taking a charge, then it may have failed and require replacement. It is not uncommon for a battery that sits on standby for long periods of time to eventual fail. Best approach is to contact Kohler direct or one of their service agencies to get the correct replacement battery for the generator system.
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Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Jul 26, 2015 | 392 views

this sure sounds as if the low oil cutoff is activating for some reason , look at switch carefully to see any physical dammage (ck oil level as well)

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015 | 74 views

this is a common complaint to these , what it boils down to is allways a fuel problem , if its gasolene then its in the carb if it's nat gas then it's in the regulator/vaporizer
you'll have to clean these items to see if that helps . someof those liguid cleaners sometimes works but i find a good dissassembly cleaning to be the best

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015 | 98 views

OC is over crank failed to start. It will normally try 3 times before giving this error. You need to disconnect the battery and remove the starter motor, make sure it is free to move / spin. Either the starter has seized or the engine has siezed. Make sure the engine is free to rotate also, once you remove the starter you will see the engine flywheel there, removing the spark plugs will make it easier to rotate the engine. I would guess it is more the starter.

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 08, 2014 | 473 views

The 'overcrank' error simply means it tried to start but never actually started. It cranked for an extended period. Check the fuel and starting issues you would normally check to start the engine.

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Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Mar 13, 2014 | 8,171 views

check your load wires there probaly reversed. I had the same problem friday. The week before the electrican wired it. did the same cc1 then oc. had a generator company come out it was the wireing. my load and netural were reversed.

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Dec 22, 2013 | 2,721 views

Sorry I meant low coolant sensor, not low oil

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Dec 01, 2013 | 236 views

How old is the 30RES? unplug the low oil sensor on the radiator and see if it runs, they are notorious for failure and have to be filled in the radiator to the brim. If it runs order a new sensor, I have replaced many of them for this reason, but more often the radiator seems full by dipping finger in, but will always take more coolant. The sensor is mounted so high up in the radiator. I ask the age as newer ones require a signal to be maintained and it isn't just a simple ground if low on coolant, if it has 3 wires then disconnecting for the above test will not work

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Dec 01, 2013 | 240 views

Valve seats, valve integrity, intake seals. Perform a leakdown test to further diagnose

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015 | 411 views

Over crank is just that too much cranking with a filed to start. Plese check gas pressure and for voltage on the fuel shut off solenoid

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013 | 765 views

Normally fault codes are letters? I am not familiar with that code at all. You may have got the control in some configuration setup code 3P0(X) is for raising and lowering the voltage where X is a number from 1-9 for increase

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 22, 2013 | 92 views

No it is not typical, you never indicated if you are measuring it under load or not. Repeat that test under 1/4 load and see if they even out.

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 50 views

Check the rotor slip rings for tarnish as it has sat.
If they are clean, the rotor may have lost it's magnetism and may need flashing (putting DC power directly on it for approx 3 seconds) with brush wires disconencted POLARITY IS CRITICAL

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 112 views

No you cannot, a 60HZ unit is designed to run (and the controller expects to see 60HZ) RPMS 1800 for a 4 pole rotor and 3600RPM for a 2 pole. Slowing engine speed down to 1500RPM the controlelr would see it as under frequency

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 98 views

You must first disconnect ALL the stator wires to prevent a bad reading. You MUST have a good meter, cheap ones will not do. Put the meter on Ohms and put the probes together, note reading (this is the resisitance of the meter wires and this reading will need deductiong from the test readings). You will need a service manual to know what that actual values should be at what ambient temp. They are normally very low less than 1 ohm so cheap meters won't read. Check each wire with one lead and the other to the stator metal ground. You should have ZERO any value here is a short. Then check between each pair and read the value (many stators have multi windings T1,T2, Q1 Q2, B1 B2 etc, so you need to make sure you measure across each pair.. Generally values are 1 ohm or less

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 107 views

try contacting Nixon Power Services in TN. If they cannot help, you take the old rectifier out, note wiring. A rectifier is nothing special as long as it is the same current rating, if the part is truly obsolete then a good electrnic supply house can give you an equiv

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 139 views

Contact Nixon Power Services in TN. Make sure the controller is programmed for your model and gas etc before it is shipped

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 59 views

Check the battery charger whether an external one is installed or the optional one ion the transfer switch. Measure the voltage on the battery it should be at least 13.8V if it is only 12V then the charger is suspect. Also if it is an external charger plugged into a receptacle make sure that the 120V receptacle is hot (GFI's) tend to trip in a storm

Kohler 12 kW... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 97 views

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