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    Westerbeke trouble

    I retrieved the boat from the yard after having the bottom painted and new shaft seals. Now the generator won't start (working fine before the yard). No power is getting to the pre-heat switch or start switch.
    The battery is 12.38v. The battery switch is on. The glass AGC tube fuse is good.
    Does anyone know of any other fuse, switch, breaker that is inline with the battery for starting?
    Does anyone have wiring schematics?

    1997 Bayliner 3988 - Cummins 315hp 6BTA - Westerbeke 8.0k

    #2
    There is a emergency shutdown toggle switch on top of the genny. You'll see it looking from the fan belt end. There is another breaker switch (2 actually) on the stbd end facing the engine room.
    1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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      #3
      So.....I have an Onan that has some control switches on the control panel. One is a simple off/on, the other is a manual start switch. Every one in a while I bump the off/on to the off position causing me to spend twent or thirty minutes tracking it down. I’m a slow learner.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
      MMSI 367770440
      1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
      Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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        #4
        Many thanks to all. I will check out all the advise in the morning. Also, I found the schematics.

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          #5
          The on/ off switch that is located on the rear Starboard side of the Westerbeke will prevent the generator from starting. However it will still turn over. With the schematic you should be able to determine where you lost voltage to the starter solenoid .
          Gibraltar, Mi.
          1986- 3870- Hino 175's - Just purchased May ,2017
          34' Tollycraft- sold
          88 26' Shamrock/ Diesel
          14' Zodiac Bay Runner

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            #6
            Dang switches. Rear starboard switch was off. Yard personnel must have knocked it. All works well !
            Thanks for all the help. Saved me $$$$$

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              #7
              We accept gratuities......
              P/C Pete
              Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
              1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
              Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
              1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
              MMSI 367770440
              1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
              Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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