I am trying to get my dads Generac 4000XL working for him but would
appreciate any advice as to where to start as I am new to these things.
The two obvious problems it has are:
1. It starts fine but shuts down after about 15 seconds.
2. At idle it has power to supply a light, my dremel and even seems to want
to run my skill saw but rather than throttle up under load it simply bogs
down when a heavier load like the skill saw is added.
I have found that I can prevent it from shutting down if I disconnect the
connector leading to what appears to be an oil pressure sender. Before I did
this I checked the oil level to make sure there was plenty. Oil actually
came out the fill hole so I guess it must have been over filled.
I think my dad took it apart to try and fix it but is not sure it was
assembled properly. Also my dad thinks that he burned out his radial saw
trying to operate off the malfunctioning generator.
If anyone can suggest possible causes for my problems I would be greatly