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Old 10-20-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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Need suggestions for gen not starting

as I explained in my other post my generator has always worked good for the few yrs we have coach..start it when not used every month or two...Saturday jstarted the gen then after anhour or so started coach and gen died...later at destination it wouldn't start or fire..then sunday it fired a few times..tried holding switch for bit as to not turn over then holding again thinking better to warm glow plugs...no luck...its '97 London aire. diesel gen... over half tank fuel..7.5kv. is there a way to test glow plug resistence or draw?? or any other test to troubleshoot.?? I am good at using mutimeter.... thanks much Jeff
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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Is it throwing a code?
Fuel filter been change lately?
Air filter?
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when starting the fast blink for plugs that's it...I asked for filters changed when bought it but they may not have done gen.they change oil on it and oil filter I know but should have asked about air and fuel..i may pick one up and do it for faith. will try the stop 3 times and see if last code was...jeff
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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Had similar gen problem. would just quit and then could be restarted. I run gen while traveling to run ac/ travel in Fl. when we arrived home gen had quit. Would not turn over or start, completely dead. Had a bad control board at cost of $800 to warranty company.
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Here's a simple operation that may help. Mine was acting the same way and this fixed it.
You have an umbilical cord running from the coach to the generator that controls the remote start. In this cord over the generator, you will see a plug connector. Open the connector, spray it electrical contact cleaner, put a dab of Dielectric Grease on the pins and reassemble.

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Posting the full model number is helpful :-)
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Here's a simple operation that may help. Mine was acting the same way and this fixed it.
You have an umbilical cord running from the coach to the generator that controls the remote start. In this cord over the generator, you will see a plug connector. Open the connector, spray it electrical contact cleaner, put a dab of Dielectric Grease on the pins and reassemble.

Hope this works.
That's what fixed my unit.

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thanks guys...model is hdkaj114451c...the code is 3 pause then 6.. so code 36.. which is what happened so gonna go out and try prime...but I really think the fuel filter has not been changed when I bought it. and will do that when I get home...as it did stutter and surge more when started that last time..thanks again..oh and I did un and re connect the plug but didn't use spray..jeff
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