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Our KIPOR 12 STA diesel generator starts but then dies after

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Our KIPOR 12 STA diesel generator starts but then dies after about 20 seconds. This is accompanied by a flashing warning light adjacent to the letter V flashing with a double ended arrow. The machine is regularly serviced - water oil etc.
JA: What's the brand and model of your product?
Customer: KIPOR KDE 12 STA
JA: What have you tried so far?
Customer: We have checked for lack of oil or water and loose connections. This occurs with no load.
JA: Anything else you want the Electronics Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thank you
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Please give me some time to review your question and compile a reply, or
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Is there oil in the sump ?

Is there an air vent for the fuel that is closed... this will create a vacuum inside the fuel tank and cut flow after several minutes

There will always be occasions where assessment, jam, reset, diagnosis or adjustment is beyond the capacity of the home user to see and clear, or is simply dangerous for the untrained

This will probably need the services of a trained Tech to resolve for you I am afraid to say

I understand it is not necessarily the answer you had hoped for, however, you would thank me less if it all went wrong and cost more time and money to resolve. I hope you appreciate this.

Please be aware that not all things can be resolved at home or in the way we might hope, some may need closer inspection and intervention, others are simply not feasible or advised, so please do not shoot the messenger, unfortunately I cannot train you to be a Technician in a few dozen words via an online chat room.

Best Wishes

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you for your reply. It turns out that the fault lay in the output voltage regulator. On this model of the Kipor generator if the voltage falls outwith the normal, the engine is automatically stopped. Replacement of the regulator is the remedy.

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