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We have a Maxa ER 5000 Tecumseh Generator, changed the oil and spark plug, no fire. How do you check the low oil switch?

It ran before we changed plug and oil, now it won't start. how do you reset or check the low oil off switch?

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Nancy, If you think this is the problem, simply unplug it. See links below.
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