Over the past 114 years, Briggs & Stratton has built a reputation as a company that produces innovative and reliable products. Across the globe, Briggs & Stratton supports customers and provides them with dependable power solutions. This company is the world’s largest producer of standby generators. These generators have definitely earned their place as being the best of the best. Still, even Briggs & Stratton’s superior generators are prone to the occasional error. Fortunately, these errors often have dependable solutions you can rely on to restore your generator. The steps you need to take to troubleshoot the issue depend on the error code. These steps can usually be found in the generator’s manual as calling a professional is typically the last resort. In this article, we’ve listed some common errors you may encounter along with tips on how to resolve the issue.
Fault Detection System
Briggs & Stratton generators are equipped with sensors that automatically shut down the generator in the event of potentially damaging conditions, such as low oil pressure, high oil temperatures, over speed, etc. To your benefit, these generators have a control panel which will digitally display the fault codes. An LED indicator is installed at an inside location. The LED will turn on and off in a series of flashes if certain issues are detected. The blink pattern is repeated with a brief pause between each series. So, the fault code shown on the control panel and the number of blinks on the mounting plate will indicate the detected fault.
Low Battery Voltage (Code: FC_1)
Low Oil Pressure (Code: FC_2)
Low Voltage (Code: FC_3)
Engine Failing to Start (Code: FC_4)
Low Frequency (Code: FC_5)
Engine Overspeed (Code: FC_6)
High Oil Temperature (Code: FC_7)
Transfer Switch Fault (Code: FC_8)
There are a variety of error codes that you may see pop up on your Briggs & Stratton control panel. Although this may not be something you encounter often, you should still have an idea of how to resolve the issue. What’s more, is that the information found here could be utilized as preventative measures for you to take for your generator. You could solve the problem before any real damage is done. Hopefully, the information you’ve read here can help you navigate certain predicaments as they arise.
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