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There could be several reasons why a WaveRunner is not starting. The simplest and most common fault is when the shut-off clip is not properly attached or the tank is empty. Other common reasons could be electrical issues like malfunctions with the battery, spark plugs, fuses, or wires.
Spark plugs are often the problem if your jet ski engine turns over, but doesn`t start, especially if you have a 2-stroke jet ski. Take the spark plugs out and examine them to see whether they`re wet or dry. If they`re dry and light brown in color, you have the correct fueling.
The fuses on a jet ski are located in a plastic box, known as a fuse box or electrical box. This sealed grey or black plastic box is mounted inside the engine compartment usually near the battery or hidden somewhere under the top deck.
Check the fuses of the ECM, and electric starter, as well as the main fuse. If your Sea-Doo still won`t start, you may want to check and clean the battery. If you don`t use your Sea-Doo very frequently, over time its battery is discharging itself, which means it probably just needs a charge.
A non-cranking condition could be due to a dead battery, blown starter-motor fuse, faulty starter-motor relay, a safety override (like the kickstand being down while the bike is in gear), or perhaps even something as basic as the kill switch being in the off position.
As the first step, try to shut off and restart the engine. If that doesn`t help, disconnect the battery terminals for 5 minutes, then reconnect them and start the engine. This easy trick can often eliminate a Limp Mode message stuck on the dashboard.
If there is any remaining water, you can start the motor for quick intervals of 15-20 seconds and crank the throttle a couple of times. This will force anything remaining to come out. To help keep the battery from your list of items you need to replace, go ahead and remove it from the jet ski for storage.
Starting relay position

The fuse box (also called the power box), the instrument panel under the fuse panel, or the right fender are all possible locations. In most cars, it will be under the hood, in a large box with a black lid. This is where car fuses and relays are installed. It is also called a fuse box.

A fused disconnect switch is a combination of a switch to disconnect the circuit and a fuse to shut the circuit off in the event of a problem. When installing or maintaining equipment on the circuit, or the circuit itself, the switch provides a method to manually shut off the power.
No! Never run the motor of your watercraft out of the water.
See if the Spark Plugs Are Good

Remove one and check if it`s wet; if it is, clean it off, replace it, and see if the bike will start. Checking the spark plugs should also be part of your routine maintenance, which can help keep your bike in good overall condition and help it retain its value.

One of the most common reasons for your bike`s refusal to start is a dead battery. When the battery has no charge or power, it cannot power the vehicle and so, it fails to start. At such a time, you need to ensure the battery is charged back up. If you have an EV, you can simply take the battery out and charge it.
When it comes to engine hours, first and foremost, you want to ask the question: How many hours does a jet ski engine last? As a rule of thumb, the 2-stroke jet ski engines last around 200-300 hours, while the 4-stroke jet ski engines last around 300-500 hours.
Conclusion. Today`s jet skis are really big and heavy, and at first glance, they seem like extremely massive vessels. But it`s good to know that they`re not designed for wave jumping, which means the dynamic forces incurred by the jumps can damage the hull or even the engine`s mounts, which can lead to serious problems
You can start a WaveRunner out of the water without any damage, but the manufacturer recommends that you don`t run the engine over 4,000 rpm! If you can`t attach a hose to the flushing port, you can run a WaveRunner for only 15 seconds, but by supplying water, it can be run much longer.
It`s not like as soon as you hit 300 hours the jet ski won`t work anymore. But you should still be cautious of a watercraft that has that many hours, especially when it`s over 10 years old. All manufacturers make their jet skis to last 10 years, and at 30 hours a year, that is 300 hours.
A jet ski can be run out of the water for about 15 seconds. If a jet ski is hooked up to a water supply, like during flushing, it can be run for about 90 seconds. You want to avoid going over 90 seconds when hooked up to a water supply, as certain components are not being cooled.
Jet ski batteries are usually 12 volts, but a fully charged jet ski battery should read above 12.6 volts (12.7-13+ volts). As a rule of thumb, you need at least 12-12.5 volts to start a jet ski, but it always depends on the model and some external factors.
Keeping safety in mind, never put a car battery in a jet ski! Instead, you should use a battery that is specially designed for use in jet skis and meet with the manufacturer`s recommendations. Car batteries are bulkier, heavier and have more amps compared to jet ski batteries.
One of the best ways to determine if a car fuse has blown is by using a test light. It should illuminate both ends of the fuse, and, if it doesn`t, it needs to be replaced. Sometimes, a blown fuse is caused by a damaged wire, motor, or other part.
Locate and correct any short circuits that may have caused the blown fuse, then replace the fuse. The fuse/relay center is located below and to the left of the steering wheel.
If too much current flows through the circuit, the fuse will blow — interrupting the circuit and halting the flow of electricity, protecting the components further down the circuit. Relays are remote switches that open or close an electrical circuit.
The fuse box is powered directly by the battery. The wires from the fuse box connected to the vehicle components that need protection. The fuses consist of a wire conductor that breaks when the current exceeds the ampere limit. The ampere limit is usually defined on each fuse along with different colour codes.
A jet ski not starting is most often a dead or weak battery. A bad starter relay can also be another reason for a jet ski not starting. Usually, when you hear multiple clicks from your jet ski, it`s a bad battery and if it`s one click it`s a bad starter relay.

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My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

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My bike won’t start after jump starting it, putting in gear it went dead & now the neutral light won’t shine.
& won’t start
ANSWER : Sounds like you fridge seilanoid try jump in across it with a screwdriver

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Every time I replace the 4 AA batteries all camera
ANSWER : There is an internal battery back up for storing settings. It’s soldered to the main board and I don’t think it’s a rechargeable battery judging by the amount of people who have owned these cameras who have encountered the same problem.
It’s a watch type battery and these things do go flat after a few years and unless you know the type and voltage only fuji service centres can replace.
It won’t affect the camera’s performance it’s just a pain having to set up each time you change the batteries.

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My 50cc mini bike starts then dies 5 secs after starting. why?
ANSWER : It sounds like you may have 2 problems

Bad gas
dpossible loose spark plug( bad compression) Solutiondump out the gas put new inRemove the spar plug and examine the plug if it is wet and black it is fouledif it is white ad dry it is not getting gasIf you can replace the spark plug if not just clean it with a wire brush put back in and tighten Finally make sure the spark plug wire is not loseBest of luck to you

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Wont start I have a 2006 HD sportster 1200XL – the first time I turned on the key lights came on – tried to start engine – did not start and all power went dead – turned key on/off no power returned – just got a new battery last week – what should I check?
ANSWER : The key light means your alarm shut the system down

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I have a Kohler Condidant 5 Generator that will run as long as you hold the start button in. It dies when you let off. I have a harness for the remote switch but no switch – It also will start the generator when you cross the red and black wire and run as long as you hold them together. There are 3 wires to the main switch and 5 to the remote switch. Does the starter stay engaged the whole time you hold the start switch or does the computer release the starter once it is running? The Generator is producing electricity because I tested it while holding the start button. Some where is a wire that shold tell it to keep running. I have read online many descriptions of the same problem, most are told the board is bad so they replace it and still have the problem. Have not found a solution. Talked to a marine machanic today and he said he fixed his friends generator doing the same thing by running a bypass wire but he couldnt remember exactly what he did it was a long time ago. Can anyone help me. Thank you
ANSWER : The problem is either the ballast resistor or the starter bypass relay. The bypass relay should be part of the starter solenoid. I’m afraid I can’t tell you exactly where the ballast resistor is located. It should be a physically fairly large resistor made of ceramic. It should be retangular roughly 1.5″-3″ long and 3/8″-1/2″ accross with a wire on each end. It could also be a coil of wire mounted on a phenolic board.
If you need more help just add a comment and I’ll respond as soon as I get the message.

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Won’t start after storeage
ANSWER : Does your motor turn over or is battery dead. think you have to pull brake lever to actuate starter. if it does turn over and doesn’t start. try draining carb. and to get some fresh fuel in the carb and try again. if not you may need to clean carb.

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