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    Westerbeke generator won(39)t start-gctid740192

    The stop solenoid on my Westerbeke generator burned out, stopping the fuel flow, shutting of the engine. I replaced the solenoid, but now the engine won't start. The battery is fully charged, I can hear a click when I hold down the preheat switch, but there is not even a click when I turn the start switch.

    Any ideas on where the problem lies are appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    #2
    Check your wiring placement on the new solenoid. It is easy to reverse wires don't ask me how I know. If you have a manual check the diagram. I assume the battery is good and fully charged.

    Richard

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      #3
      Genset

      Are the gages working?

      No ÔÇô go to #1

      Yes ÔÇô go to #2

      #1

      - Is the battery switch "on"

      - Is the genset switch "on"

      - Is the battery dead (try dockside power for the batt charger)

      #2

      - Are you holding down the start switch while turning the selector

      - Are you holding the start switch for 3-5 seconds after releasing the selector switch

      - Is the small genset button breaker tripped (hard to push on genset in red)

      - Is the genset on engine toggle switch set to "on"
      Northport NY

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        #4
        "smitty477" post=740410 wrote:
        Genset

        Are the gages working?

        No ÔÇô go to #1

        Yes ÔÇô go to #2

        #1

        - Is the battery switch "on"

        - Is the genset switch "on"

        - Is the battery dead (try dockside power for the batt charger)

        #2

        - Are you holding down the start switch while turning the selector

        - Are you holding the start switch for 3-5 seconds after releasing the selector switch

        - Is the small genset button breaker tripped (hard to push on genset in red)

        - Is the genset on engine toggle switch set to "on"
        Smitty, when you refer to "start switch", isn't it the "preheat" toggle switch to be held down? I think the OP will understand but thought I'd pipe in!

        Cheers
        John H
        Brisbane QLD Aust
        "Harbor-nating"

        2000 - 4788/Cummins 370's

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          #5
          "Smitty, when you refer to "start switch", isn't it the "preheat" toggle switch to be held down? I think the OP will understand but thought I'd pipe in!

          Cheers"

          Yes exactly good point - it was labeled start on the earlier 38's and some 45's. I was guessing his boat had an 8KW Westy and a 38 maybe but just a guess.
          Northport NY

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