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Old 12-20-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Generator will not turn over

My Onan gen set will not turn over. When I trip the switch inside the coach or the switch at the generator all I hear is a clicking sound. The coach batteries indicate full charge and all the other DC systems in the coach appears to work fine. I ran the unit for 30 minutes 2 weeks ago with no problems. At that time I started the generator while I was plugged into a cord from my house. Again I assume that there is a switch of some sort that senses that the generator is running and switches to the generator as the primary source of power.

Are there some fuses somewhere that may have blown? I read in the manual that there are 3 fuses under the access plate at the unit that protect the control circuits.

I am assuming that the house batteries are the ones that supply the necessary 12 volts to the unit.

I know that I am assuming a lot, but any suggestions as to where to look would help.

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Generator is an 8000 W Onan in 2007 Country Coach
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Would I be correct in saying you have the 8K HDKAK Quiet Diesel Generator? If so, have you turned to the Troubleshooting Section of the manual (page 22) to check for a Fault Code?

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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Had a similar senario.Check the positive and negative cables at the gen and the house batteries.Most likely the back side of the gen for the neg connection.
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Would I be correct in saying you have the 8K HDKAK Quiet Diesel Generator? If so, have you turned to the Troubleshooting Section of the manual (page 22) to check for a Fault Code?

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Yes, that's the right unit. I read page 22 but at first could not find where to check for the code. After reading your post I went back and re-read the instructions and after reading again I figured it out. The code was 32. I opened the access plate and checked all fuses everything was OK. I then checked the battery connections at the gen-set and found a very loose ground. Problem solved

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Great!

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My Onan gen set will not turn over. When I trip the switch inside the coach or the switch at the generator all I hear is a clicking sound. The coach batteries indicate full charge and all the other DC systems in the coach appears to work fine. I ran the unit for 30 minutes 2 weeks ago with no problems. At that time I started the generator while I was plugged into a cord from my house. Again I assume that there is a switch of some sort that senses that the generator is running and switches to the generator as the primary source of power.

Are there some fuses somewhere that may have blown? I read in the manual that there are 3 fuses under the access plate at the unit that protect the control circuits.

I am assuming that the house batteries are the ones that supply the necessary 12 volts to the unit.

I know that I am assuming a lot, but any suggestions as to where to look would help.

Thanks

Dick

Generator is an 8000 W Onan in 2007 Country Coach

The clicking sound is the fuel pump priming the gen. You may have to prime for a minute or longer, and then the generator will turn over and fire up.
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Generator fuel pump clicks but won't turn over

The clicking is the fuel pump priming the gen. You may have to prime for a minute or longer and then the gen will turn over and fire up.
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I experienced the same issue for months. Sometimes it would start and sometimes not, finally traced it to the K2 relay. Once replaced, have not had an issue...
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