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Old 06-29-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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AGS has mind of its own

As I was sitting in camp, minding my own business, my generator started. I am plugged into 50 amp service with batteries fully charged. Has anyone had this happen?

Last week while MH was plugged in at my house I came home and found generator was running.

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Old 06-29-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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gen start

Jim a lot of times the connection of the wiring bundle to the generator gets moisture in it causing a short and starting at odd times. On some units the dash air conditioning drain drips right on that area. Steve

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Old 06-29-2015, 04:29 PM   #3
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AGS has mind of its own

Someone I know just had this same problem. The cause was the heater control valve leaking. It is above the generator on the front bulkhead. It was dripping on the generator and into the generator control panel.
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Thank you I will be looking for those areas.

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Also, some genset/house connections have the incorrect wiring nuts installed in the junction box, and they get lose, this can cause a fire, check those for that issue.
When I disable the charger (because I an tired of that solenoid in the back clicking, and don't remember to turn it back on, and if it's close to quiet hours set in the system, the generator AGS system realizes the batteries are low and starts it up. Just leave the charger enabled all the time and this won't happen unless you lose shore power which happened to me.
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