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Kohler Confident 5 generator only runs when Start button is held. Why is it dying when button is released?

Weve already replaced board and checked the winding and the solenoid.

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SOURCE: I have a 6.5 kw kohler marine generator in a 95 sea ray. the motor start find,but when I release the start button it dies.It pumps lots if

Start circuit bypasses the resister which reduces voltage when running so as to increase amps for better fuel burn. Engine starts on 12 volts for hotter starting spark, but when start mode is released, voltage to coil comes from a circuit which has resistor in it somewhere, often inside a wire so you don't even know it is there. A break in that circuit will act as yours does.

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I have a 6.5 kw kohler marine generator in a 95 sea ray. the motor start find,but when I release the start button it dies.It pumps lots if


Start circuit bypasses the resister which reduces voltage when running so as to increase amps for better fuel burn. Engine starts on 12 volts for hotter starting spark, but when start mode is released, voltage to coil comes from a circuit which has resistor in it somewhere, often inside a wire so you don't even know it is there. A break in that circuit will act as yours does.

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