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Old 12-16-2018, 06:59 AM   #1
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Generator stops

I have a 2009 Forest River 40 ft class A motor coach
The generator will start but then shuts down. The flash signal refers to an AC fault

How do i fix this problem?

New owner in North Carolina
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:53 AM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2..

Here is a troubleshooting guide for Onan genny.
http://www.flightsystems.com/pdf/ona...ting-guide.pdf

Hope this helps, Post make and model of generator, someone may have more specific information.
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Nnot trying to be smart but have you checked the oil level as low oil can cause this type of shut down.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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Nnot trying to be smart but have you checked the oil level as low oil can cause this type of shut down.
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We just had a power outage and our little genset at the S&B shut down for that very reason. It took a grand total of 1.5 oz oil to fix.

Hopefully yours is that easy
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:47 PM   #5
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i recently had my gas generator quit and would only run when I was pushing the start switch. I soon as I let go of the start switch it would die. Ended up being the control board went bad.
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Thanks. Yes i did check the oil. It's fine. Topped up the coolant level but haven't done a recheck yet.
Thanks again
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Thanks. I'll do that this evening
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control board or no AC output

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Thanks. Yes i did check the oil. It's fine. Topped up the coolant level but haven't done a recheck yet.
Thanks again

onan uses a 110 volt AC relay to maintain "RUN" position If no is no AC output your generator will shutdown. Low oil will also shut unit down but give a different fault
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Also on mine need at least 1/4 tank of fuel otherwise generator will not get fuel.
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Will it run with the circuit breaker off? Mine is a diesel.I had to replace my stator and rotor assembly
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How long since it ran?
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:13 AM   #13
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Thanks to all the helpful replies. I solved the problem. Inverter has to be OFF

Thanks again
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