Troybilt 5500w generator keeps shutting off

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I have a Troybilt generator with a B&S 10 HP engine. I have changed oil, sparkplug, and put in new gas. I have cleaned the carberator with B-12 cleaner. I start it okay but it will only run for a minute or so before it shuts down. At times it will almost quit, start running again, and soon shuts down. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-01-10, 05:40 PM
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Hello Tom,

When it starts to shut down can you feather the choke and prolong the shut-down ?

Does this engine have a low oil shut-down alert ?

Model and type numbers off the engine could be helpful.....
 
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Hi 31YTech,

I can't prolong it shutting down. I don't know if this is the model # or not. 3BSXS 3422HT 275385. The Troybilt model is 01919.

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Troybilt 5500w generator keeps shutting off

Oh, it does say it has a low oil shutdown.
 
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On the side of the engine block you will see a green wire connected to a post with a nut, Disconnect this wire but don't let it touch anything then try starting the engine again.

Look on the engine valve cover and you will find the model and type numbers stamped in it.
 
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Troybilt 5500w generator keeps shutting off

Is that the wire that is connected to the frame? I disconnected it and it does the same thing. Runs briefly and shuts down.

Model 204412
 
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Old 09-01-10, 06:49 PM
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No, Facing the stop switch right hand side of the engine block. There's a screw in plastic plug with a stud and the wire connects to it.
 
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I had to take the gas tank off to get to it. It is a grey wire on my unit. I disconnected it and it ran for a good 5-6 minutes strong. I reconnected it and it ran for 1-2 minutes and quit. The plastic plug was a little loose. I tightened it but it made no difference.
 
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OK Tom,

Your problem is with the low oil shut-down system, I have to get to work right now but will post some testing procedures later this eve.

Do you have a multimeter for testing ?
 
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Yes, I do have a multimeter.
 
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Troybilt 5500w generator keeps shutting off

Hi 31YTech

I checked the low oil shut-off and it is working properly. However, the owner/operator apparently is not. When I replaced the oil, I filled it to the bottom of the threads at the oil fill. I checked what was left in the quart of oil which was 16oz. I checked the manual on line and it says 26-28oz. I put in another 10oz and it has been running strong for the last 40 minutes.
I appreciate your help and would still like to see the test proceedures for testing the oil sensor. I didn't figure out how to take out the sensor from the engine. I don't know if it just unscrews or not.

Tom
 
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Well Tom,

I'm glad you found the low oil problem, I should have asked you about that from the get go.....


The first test would have been disconnecting the wire at the engine crankcase cover as shown below, Then test the float module inside the engine block. If it past the test you would replace the main module up near the stop switch the gray wire hooks to.




Cya......
 
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