Posted by jaugustine on January 29, 2015, 6:01 pm
Note: Temperature 28 degrees (generator in shed).
After I mounted my "rigging" and changed the handle at the end of the rope
(made rope a little longer), I tried your procedure, but this time I can
stand up to pull on the recoil starting rope.
I still had to pull several times before the engine started.
At least it is not as difficult (pulling on the rope) as it is
kneeling and pulling sideways.
A week ago I reported my difficult cold starting issue at
www.championpowerequipment.com web site (leaving my email address).
I did not get a reply yet.
Thanks again, John
Posted by jaugustine on January 30, 2015, 3:24 pm
I just received a reply from Brian (Champion Support). He told me
to disconnect the low oil sensor as a test. Note: There is a wire that has a
quick disconnect for the oil sensor. He said sometimes the sensor sticks.
I will try that in a month (unless there is a power loss) and report back.
Posted by jaugustine on February 1, 2015, 3:32 pm
Thanks for telling me.
I think I will try to start my generator this coming Thursday (weather
permitting), a week after running the generator. I am not going to
wait a month.
I will report the results.
Again Thanks, John
Posted by jaugustine on February 4, 2015, 5:19 pm
I decided to try Brian's (Champion support) procedure today, Wednesday,
since the temp. is about the same as it was the last time I ran the generator.
Note: I keep generator in the shed.
I still had a hard time starting the cold generator. Thank goodness I
made that "rigging" so I can stand up while pulling on the recoil starter
I sent an email to Brian regarding his suggestion did not work. If I
learn anything more, I will post it here.
Posted by NotMe on February 4, 2015, 6:29 pm
We maintain remote communications towers and have employed bock heaters in
all of our standby generators. The result we've cut repair/outage trips
where the gen set does not start drastically.