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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:05 am 
Sting Ray

Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 9:24 pm
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Looking for a little help from someone with a 288 04-06 with the Kohler Gen.

2 months ago I had to replace the Starboard engine. When the engine was taken out I decided to remove the Gen and have the control box rebuilt. This box sits right under the drain on starboard side where excess water drips down and was corroded beyond your imagination. Just touching it it would break apart. I had the local marina remove the gen and I took it to a tech to rebuild the box. When I received the generator back, I had to drop it in myself and made the electrical connections following the techs instructions. You know white/white/green/green/black/black. I had to drop it in myslef because the engine shop needed to get the engine in and now the 4 marinas I called to re-install the gen had a month wait. I did not have the time to wait. I dropped the gen and made the connections but did not try to turn on power to start it because all the ground were disconnected from the engines and did not want to turn on power and cause any damage.

Now the engines are all connected and in. I went to run the gen and it does not crank. Like it has no power. I called the gen tech and explained and he asked me if I had connected the ground. DUH!!!!
I connected the wires that came out of gen with a control box he provided me and the connector in the back of the control box. I DID NOT connect a ground to the generator. This is my question:

Can anyone tell me where is the ground connected to the gen, maybe a picture please? The tech is on a 14 day cruise.

Thanks... :shock: :?:

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