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Old 01-12-2020, 06:44 PM   #1
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Onan 5500 on 2015 VISTA RUNS NO POWER

Have checked both 30 amp breakers on genset. No breakers tripped in coach. I have religiously run generator every month. Did an oil change last month and all worked fine. Cannot get power to coach now. Is there any way to check transfer switch ? Where might it be? I would appreciate any and all comments. Leaving on a trip in two days. Hate to hit the road with one redundant system inoperative.
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There are breakers on the body of the generator. Maybe on the back side. make sure they are not tripped.

As for the transfer switch, seems manufactures move them around, From your main 120 volt breaker panel, start tracing the feed wiring back.

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I have heard that holding the start switch in start position for 5 to 10seconds after the engine is running. It supposed to flash the field coils of the generator.

Worth a try and it will not hurt your starter, they stop turning as soon as the motor starts.
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Flavius, the transfer switch on your coach is in the compartment behind the drivers side rear wheels.
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Well first, does the shore power work? Next if it does not then the culprit is most likely the Transfer Switch output side. As far as the Transfer Switch location it is usually at the end of the power cord.
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There are breakers on the body of the generator. Maybe on the back side. make sure they are not tripped.

As for the transfer switch, seems manufactures move them around, From your main 120 volt breaker panel, start tracing the feed wiring back.

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You will find a transfer switch with 3 cables going into it near the Generator. Start at the generator and follow the cable back to the Transfer switch. That is the first stop of the cable. Think Y connection: Shore power-Genarator-Cable to AC breaker box.
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Well first, does the shore power work? Next if it does not then the culprit is most likely the Transfer Switch output side. As far as the Transfer Switch location it is usually at the end of the power cord.
Read the last sentence of post #1. He is looking for GEN power.
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Read the last sentence of post #1. He is looking for GEN power.
Just like you said read the first sentence. He states he CANNOT get power to the coach. But if you want to ASSUME does he mean NO power at all or just no power from the generator because that is what the post is about.

So I say again!!!! Does the Shore Power work?
Also trip the breakers on the generator and reset them. Sometimes they don't trip all the way.
I would trip and reset the main power switches in the breaker panel. Does the 12VDC power work?
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my guess is that was resolved. it's been over a week with no additional posts or status updates. any bets on what the problem was?
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