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Ridgid 6800 Watt Generator RD906812

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We purchased the Ridgid 6800 Watt Generator for multipurpose and mainly looking to run our equipment at car shows. Overkill, perhaps, but the reviews mentioned this generator runs clean power to run computers/electronics if needed.

We wanted to post here to let new 6800 owners aware of an issue when starting the generator. It drove us nuts!

The generator ships with a 32oz of 10W-30 motor oil. The instructions specifically state to dump the entire oil into the generator. The catch is, even though the generator includes 32oz of oil, it takes 37oz. There’s a low oil sensor built-in. If you don’t put enough oil in, it will not start. We dumped another 5oz and BINGO, started right up.

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