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I have a new westinghouse gen. 7500w. It has had trouble starting in the cold weather.

I changed the oil to 5w-30 and fully charge battery. The choke is functional. If I let it set for a few hours the battery doesn't start it unless I recharge it even though battery show it has charge. Something seems to be draining the battery enough that it doesn't have enough cranking amps to start!

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Battery drain after shutdown must be a featrue?

STOPPING THE GENERATOR Normal Operation During normal operation, use the following steps to stop your generator: 1. Remove any connected loads from the control panel receptacles. 2. Allow the generator to run at "no load" to reduce and stabilize engine and alternator temperatures. 3. Position the engine control switch to STOP or if you plan to store the generator after use, turn the fuel shutoff valve to the OFF position and allow the fuel to be consumed from the carburetor. 4. For Push Button Start models if you plan to store the generator after use push the Battery Disconnect button in so it stops drawing power from the battery

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If its new id be looking for warranty help. is this a standby or a portable?? standby has a built in trickle charger to keep the battery good when sitting idle...for what its worth it could be a generac unit

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SOURCE: Wont start when weather is cold.

Tune up... its flooding when its cold due to the plugs being worn out...

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SOURCE: 2001 chevy silverado 1500 v8 battery drain after sits for 1or2day

, do a simple test on the charging system...check battery voltage. should be 12v or better. start engine & check volts at idle, no accessories on. volts should read 13.5 -14v. Turn on all accessories(including headlamps on high) volts should drop slightly but should not creep down. Definitely not below 12.5. If voltage drops lower than 12.5, the regulator (in the alternator) is not working. either change regulator or change entire alternator. Alternator drive belt should have sufficient tension so that alternator cannot be turned easily by hand. If it can, check belt tensioner.

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SOURCE: What cold cranking amp rating should the battery be ?

It should be enough for that size engine. That is 550 AMPs for 30seconds in 0 degrees. Most cars have batteries twice the power than they need. It helps run the accessories like lights and radio. If your car has trouble starting right away, you may want to get the strongest one that you can fit in there. If it runs fine, then I wouldn't worry about it.

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SOURCE: 2001 ford focus will not start. The engine will

I will try to help you. You are correct about the starting fluid, if it has fire starting fluid should do something. So the problem must be either no fire to the plugs or the timing belt is broke.

Check to see if the plugs have spark. If they do not, then get with the Autoparts store and ask if your car needs a Ignition relay to run. Then ask if your car takes a rubber timing belt. If your car does not have a rubber timing belt try the Ignition relay. If you do have a rubber belt check behind the shield in front of the engine to see if the timing belt is broke.

The timing belt is different than the serpetine belt that drives the pulleys. Cars with rubber timing belts have both belts. Should your timing belt be broken it is not an expensive repair. But you will need to details on replacement of that part.

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SOURCE: 2004 F150 4.6 won't start

Did anyone have a soluction to the above problems?

I have the same issue on 2005 F150 with 5.4L engine.

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