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Kohler generator 5E run but not well, keep shutting off

Drain the fuel bowel and line, run for 2 3 min. and shut off each time but restart. I checked the impeller good, pumping water out the discharge, oil level is good only has 74 hrs worked fine last season until I had the impeller issue and I also replace the drive sheeve.

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Http://www.kohlerpower.com/onlinecatalog/pdf/g2058.pdf
Safety shutdowns:

  1. Loss of coolant
  2. High water temperature
  3. Low oil pressure
Likely one of these. If no indicators at a panel check at the connector.

Posted on Feb 18, 2019

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    Carl Rock Feb 19, 2019

    Ooops, I didn't account for "worked fine last season". Suggest you take a fuel sample and check for water. I don't believe that's you problem unless you have to drain fuel bowl every time it shuts down.

    I expect you'll find a faulty sense circuit effecting an unwarranted shutdown. That or a fault indicator is failing to light and shutdown is warranted.

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Sounds like the main fuel circuit in the carburetor is clogged. Clean the fuel system.

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  • William Nichols Feb 19, 2019

    sounds like the main fuel circuit in the carburetor is clogged. Clean the fuel system.

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SOURCE: Gen runs for 8 min then shuts down most of the

Check for intermittent oil pressure switch. Monitor the possibility of low oil pressure shutdown.

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SOURCE: Gen runs for 8 min then shuts down most of the

Is oil pressure good? Check it when it shuts down.

Most of these have a switch that kills it if pressure drops. At operating temp the pressure may drop.

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Well this one is trying to detect flame, please try checking the fire eye clean the lens with windex and a terry cloth rag and try to fire it up. Make sure that this eye has an unobstructed view to the flame, not a correct thing to do but jump the eye out and see if you run longer if so replace the fire eye.

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Hi,
You did not say what fuel you running the motor on??? It sounds like it may be LPG or Propane.... is so then it seems as though you do not have enough surface for evaporation...

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either fuel pump but change fuel filter first and see if it helps

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