Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

kohler generator

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

07-28-2020 09:01:29

Report to Moderator

Had a Generac. Replaced it with a Kohler 14RESAL and RXT transfer switch. Generator worked fine for a year. Now says comm error with transfer switch. Transfer switch board has power light on and led 3&4 blink 3 times then repeat. How can I tell if it is the generator or transfer switch? When you kill the utility power nothing happens. Unit exercises and runs fine. I have heard all the bad about Generac but Kohler is not proving much better. To much electronics.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

07-30-2020 18:49:49

Report to Moderator
 Re: kohler generator in reply to mf294-4, 07-28-2020 09:01:29  
I am purty sure it is the transfer switch, everything, seems to be working fine. transfer switches have been problems for a few years, the board is telling you that it is not seeing the incoming electric power, the other part of board, says that it does see the power, you should be able to pull the meter or switch to the incoming power, so no power is going to gen, now what happens, the gen should come on, if not the transfer switch is bad.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

07-30-2020 17:23:12

Report to Moderator
 Re: kohler generator in reply to mf294-4, 07-28-2020 09:01:29  
Agree with Billy.

Call Kohler support. They will assist you.

Getting ready to call them myself as I want to update the firmware in mine (again) and need the files.


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

07-29-2020 06:19:10

Report to Moderator
 Re: kohler generator in reply to mf294-4, 07-28-2020 09:01:29  
I had same problem with mine and it was a burnt spot on the mother board of the transfer switch.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Billy Shafer

07-28-2020 12:18:04

Report to Moderator
 Re: kohler generator in reply to mf294-4, 07-28-2020 09:01:29  
To much electronics. Is why I don't mess with the new units. Much to easy to knock the system down.Things you might try.

Remove the battery. For a few minutes then hook it back up.
Some times that will reset the system.

Try to reprogram the system.

Call Kohler support.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

07-28-2020 09:57:45

Report to Moderator
 Re: kohler generator in reply to mf294-4, 07-28-2020 09:01:29  
Generator runs manually and exercises on time. I have 12v on the RXT board which comes from the generator. No communication between the two. I'll admit, I haven't checked the continuity on the comm lines yet but very unlikely they are at fault. Generator and the transfer switch are a couple hundred feet apart. Have had a lot of lightning lately.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

07-28-2020 09:16:52

Report to Moderator
 Re: kohler generator in reply to mf294-4, 07-28-2020 09:01:29  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

How do you know the electronic are at fault ? They could be operating perfectly and the failure be elsewhere. have you checked for voltage at all the contacts when both open and closed ?

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy