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Posted by jaugustine on January 29, 2015, 6:01 pm

Hi John,

    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
Hi Bob,

    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.  

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