The Briggs & Stratton 7000-Watt Elite Series portable generator has the power to run or charge just about any device or appliance you need. However, there are some problems that can arise while operating it which will require your attention, including:
Error – Engine Runs But Without AC Output
The engine could run without providing AC output if the circuit breaker is defective or in the open position. There could also be a bad wiring connection or a faulty transfer switch. The generator may also have a general fault.
Inspect the circuit breaker and make sure it is functioning properly. Replace it if necessary. If the transfer switch is faulty, replace it. If these do not fix the problem, contact a local servicing facility.
Error – Engine Runs Poorly Under Load
The engine could “bog down” under load, but run well when no loads are connected. This could be due to a short-circuited load, a short circuit within the generator, an incorrect fuel pressure, or an incorrect fuel mixture.
Disconnect excess loads and check for any short circuits. Review the “Essential Circuits” and the “Gaseous Fuel” sections of the user manual. Check the fuel pressure to make sure it is at a reasonable level. If the problem continues, contact a local service facility.
Error – Engine Will Not Start
Sometimes the engine will not start due to a blown fuse, it has run out of fuel, the battery has failed, or the battery does not have enough power to crank the generator in cold temperatures.
Make sure the fuel valve is open and check the tank propane level. Replace the 15 Amp fuse and install a battery warmer. Review the “Know Your Control Panel” section of the user manual. If the battery has failed, replace it with a new one. If these solutions do not work, contact a local servicing facility.
Error – Engine Runs Rough
The engine could run rough if it has the wrong fuel mixture, a low fuel level, or too many loads connected.
Unplug excess loads and make sure the fuel level is high enough. Also, make sure the fuel pressure is high enough to power the engine.
Error – Engine Shuts Down While Operating
The engine could shut down while running if the fuel runs out, the fuel valve is closed or blocked, there is a loss of power on essential circuits, a circuit breaker is open, or the transfer switch has a problem. This can also show a fault indicator blinking on the control screen.
Check the fuel valves for blockages and clear them if possible. Fill the propane tank and reset the circuit breaker. Review the transfer switch and fault detection system sections of the user manual. If the problem persists, contact a local servicing center.
If any other problems arise, or these solutions do not work to fix the problem(s), contact the Briggs & Stratton Customer Service Center.