15KW Standby Generator System Service and Troubleshooting Guide. See description for Models

Part Number: 276351GS

Service and Troubleshooting Guide. Diagnosis, disassembly, and repair instructions specific to brushless 15kW standby generators. 15kW Models included 040203, 040210, 040213, 040234, 040235, 040236, 040240, 040250, 040256, 040259, 040261, 040262, 040263, 040264, 040274, 040275, 040284, 040285, 040303, 040303A, 040308, 040308GEC

NOTE: a licensed electrician or plumber is/may be required to perform some repairs



I have a model 040262 rev 00 style GEN25B I have a code #2 on the board if it is running or not by the information you sent me about down loading books did not help I already have those books , .they tell me low oil pressure runs still have code #2 ????

Asked by: ronniebras
Please contact your nearest standby dealer for assistance. You can locate your nearest here:
Answered by: Tracey_BriggsStratton
Date published: 2015-11-17

have a code #2 the battery was bad it would not start it was changed out and started still have code# 2 generator mechanic is telling me it is run time I know I have more than 2 hrs. run time how do I clear this code ?

Asked by: Anonymous
To locate any information on your unit, you will first need the model and revision number. Please see the following FAQ for assistance in locating these numbers: Once you have this information you can find manuals and parts listings for the unit here: Select “I own Briggs & Stratton branded equipment”, then your product type. Enter the model number as directed.
Answered by: Tracey_BriggsStratton
Date published: 2015-11-09

We need to the 15kw generator Model 040234.  Can you let me know what's the weight of this unit.

Asked by: Danma
The gross weight is 603 pounds.
Answered by: Nicole_BriggsStratton
Date published: 2015-04-14

My 15kw generator model 040234 has all the door hinges locked up. I liquid wrench and WD40 no luck. I need new hinges but when I look on you web site it says that model does not exist. Could use some help

Asked by: Kim1
You can find the manual and part list for your unit here:
Answered by: Nicole
Date published: 2015-09-25

My 15kw generator shows FC 8. If I remove the 15 amp fuse the gen runs however Imust do this every week. How do I resolve this issue?

Asked by: Bombay
Thank you for your inquiry. An F8 fault code is a transfer switch failure. The fault indicates an open circuit within the switch which can occur at the fuses, contactor coils, limit switches, factory wiring or incorrect dip switch settings. A visual inspection is usually sufficient to find the source, most common is a blown fuse. If a visual inspection is not sufficient to identify the source of failure I would recommend contacting a Home Standby dealer. Here's a dealer locator
Answered by: Terri
Date published: 2013-07-24

Home Generator fails to provide power to home

I have a model 040240 home generator. When the home power is lost the generator starts and runs but does not supply power to the home. The circuit breaker is on, the fuse if fine, and the transfer switch fuses are fine. When home power is regained the generator stop as designed. Any ideas why no power is being supplied?
Asked by: BSPower040240
Please contact an authorized service dealer to come out and look at the unit. This could be caused by a few things. A service dealer will be able to do a full inspection and repair on the unit. You can locate a dealer here:
Answered by: Nicole
Date published: 2013-02-14

Generator engine stumbling or missing

I had a 15KW Milbank (B&S) generator Model 040274A installed by a contractor in late December 2012. When it runs under load or during its weekly run, it sound like it is stumbling or missing. The generator fuel line is directly off the meter outlet (outside) and 8 feet underground from the meter (1.5 inches in diameter) and reduced to 3/4 inches for the gas valve, sediment trap and into the flexible fuel hose at the generator with three 90 degreee turns. See pipture. The gas meter is rated at 400/308 CFH at 1/2 inch WC. Downstream from the meter on a different gas leg is a gas hot water heater and furnace both with 1/2 gas lines. The contractor listen to the generator and says that this is how all of them sound that he has installed. Is this normal?
Asked by: Fastforward
The engine stumbling or missing is not typical. Please have an authorized warranty service dealer come out and take a look and the generator and have them do any repairs that may be needed. You can find an authorized dealer here:
Answered by: Nicole
Date published: 2013-01-25

are codes and diag. readout covered in this manual ?

genset displays 73 , will start and run for about 10 to 15 seconds .
Asked by: noway
The fault codes will only go up to 8. The 73 you are seeing is most likely the hours of run time on the generator. As for the troubleshooting guide, it will list the 8 different fault codes and troubleshooting. If the unit is starting then shutting down, check to make sure the fuel supply is adequate. Please contact a service dealer to come out and take a look at the generator. You can find a dealer here:
Answered by: Nicole
Date published: 2012-11-13
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