Generator starts by itself

Old 03-18-13, 05:01 PM
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Generator starts by itself

I have Powermate Generator, with electric start, that I finally got a new battery and installed. With the positive hooked up, and the switch off, I hooked up the negative and the starter turns over. I figured the switch was bad but I had an electronics guy ohm it out and it checks good. What causes this? Thanks.
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What model is it?

Does it have a starter solenoid? It could be "welded" shut.
Old 03-18-13, 07:47 PM
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Yep, the solenoid is likely stuck.

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