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Old 10-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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generator clicks when I try and start it.Cannot figure out waht to do
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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generator clicks when I try and start it.Cannot figure out waht to do
What model Onan?

Assuming your batteries are tip-top.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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Hmmm, wellll .... start with the easy checks first: check that you have more than one quarter of gas in your tank.
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Check your battery voltage
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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generator clicks when I try and start it.Cannot figure out waht to do
Low battery voltage, been there, done that. This happens to me every time I leave the MH in storage for more than a week, and yes, I have the battery disconnected for the house battery (there are still parasitic draw on the battery even disconnected via the "disconnect switch). So what I do is start the MH engine and let it run a while to charge the house battery enough to start the generator.
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And keep engine running while starting generator.........every little bit helps................ronspradley
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Clicking but no cranking suggests a weak battery. But an Onan diesel also clicks for 10-15 +seconds before it attempts to crank, while the fuel pump primes. Maybe trackman simply isn't waiting long enough.
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Ended up being the starter selinoid
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Ended up being the starter selinoid
Just to clarify, it was the starter solenoid on the generator starter?
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Just to clarify, it was the starter solenoid on the generator starter?
It was on the generator.
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