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Old 12-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Generator Problem

Went to do some cleaning today, wanted to vacuum so started the generator (7.5 Onan diesel). It ran for a couple minutes and then died. Wouldn't start again so I waited a minute or so and then it started again. It seemed to be warming up and running better, but after a few minutes the revs started fluctuating and it died again. Got it started again, but same problem. The day the MH was delivered (a week ago) it seemed to run fine. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-26-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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How much fuel do you have in your tank? The generator fuel pick-up is higher in the tank than the engine fuel pick-up to prevent you from using all the fuel when running the ginny. Could also be the fuel filter on the generator. How many hours on the ginny and when was the filter last changed?
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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I have between 3/4 and Full. According to the dealer, the generator oil, oil filter and fuel filter were changed before delivery. I thought maybe some dirt somewhere in the system.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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It sounds like you may have a problem in the fuel system or fuel governor. Start with the easy things first. It could of lost its prime, try holding the START/STOP switch in the STOP position for at least a minute and then try starting it. This should re-prime your fuel system.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:18 PM   #5
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how cold is it there,you may just have summer fuel in your lines and filter,if it is cool there is an anti gel fluid that you can add to your fuel tank
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Do you have a summer winter adjustment to make on carburetor or air filter?
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the ideas. It was cold the day I ran it, just below freezing. I will try it again today and try priming it first. I will also try a new air filter.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:06 AM   #8
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OK, update on the generator. Turned out to be a bad fuel gauge/sensor. The guage was showing 3/4, but the fuel was low. Working fine now. You don't even want to hear how I found out about the bad guage.
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Who would have thought.. that would have been down on my list of things that was wrong.
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You don't even want to hear how I found out about the bad guage.
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Hmmm. Got a feeling it involved a call to emergency road service requesting a fuel delivery?
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Working fine now. You don't even want to hear how I found out about the bad guage.


Oh yes we do... come on, we need a good laugh!
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You can start a new thread "GUESS WHAT I DID".bet you will have many in company.
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You can start a new thread "GUESS WHAT I DID".bet you will have many in company.
Hey, I like that idea! It would make for some informative and entertaining reading.

I would start it, but have nothing to post...
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