My new engine won't start. (Disconnecting the Low-Oil Sensor)

Updated 5 months ago by Scott Henning

If your new engine won't start, it could be due to a stuck low oil sensor, low or no oil.
  1. Verify that the correct amount of oil is in the engine. Champion Power Equipment engines come equipped with a low oil sensor that prevents the engine from running when too little oil is in the crankcase. The sensor may stick on engines that have not been run since the initial quality assurance testing (oil is added at the end of the manufacturing process in order to test each unit before it is packed and shipped.).
  2. Locate the yellow wire on the crankcase. Follow this wire until you locate the green quick connect. Grasp the two ends firmly and separate the two wires at the connector.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to run for 15 minutes before reconnecting the sensor.

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