Temporarily Disconnect Your Generator's Low-Oil Shutoff Sensor

Updated by Juan Velez

This bulletin covers the following models: All Champion Power Equipment open-frame generators.

Read the instructions carefully and completely before performing service.
  • To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
  • Burns from hot parts — let the engine cool completely before touching hot parts.
  • Injury from moving parts
  • To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all fuel‐related parts.

Oil Sensor

It is possible for new generators to have their low-oil shutoff sensor stick to the bottom of the crankcase. So even if your generator is full of oil, it will not start because the sensor is reading that the engine is low on oil.

A possible temporary fix is to disconnect your low oil sensor and start the generator. As the engine warms up, the oil viscosity will change, causing the sensor to become unstuck.

Always be sure that you reconnect your low oil sensor after this process is complete.

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