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Old 04-26-2015, 01:02 PM   #15
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Question; did you have the air conditioners running on 50 amp shore power before and while starting the generator?

Your gennie cannot start under that kind of a load- it will pop its own breakers, which sheds the load but allows the gen to continue running.

The service diagram for your unit indicates the breakers are on the control panel, so it shouldn't be hard to check their condition.

It may be that the auto-transfer switch is bad, because it should automatically change over to the generator (assuming, as I said, that you aren't trying to start the gen under load.)

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Old 04-26-2015, 08:39 PM   #16
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Like I stated above, my motor home is in enclosed storage about 50 miles from my home. I went over there today to check out what you guys mentioned above. You were absolutely correct. First, I determined that I was missing 110 vac everywhere when in generator mode only. I opened up the generator panel and the circuit breaker was popped. Reset it and everything is good to go. There is so much I do not know about this unit, it scares me. Thank God for the helpful folks on this forum. Thank you sooooo much and God Bless.

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One more final question on what caused the breaker to pop. The last time I was over there, I started the generator while the unit was still connected to shore power. I understand that this is a no-no, but I slipped up and forgot to turn off breaker and disconnect. Would this cause the breaker to pop? I think that is what you are talking about, Honeybadger. On that occasion, I fired up the generator and turned on the systems, without disconnecting shore power. When I bought the unit, I was told this was bad for the transfer switch, to always make sure I disconnect first. Will not make that mistake again.
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Thanks Jim, great post. Most of us are still learning.


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