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Old 08-01-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Generator up and running! Oh happy day :)

A little background...My Onan 7000 generator started smoking (as if something were burning up) in the Bend, Or area a month or so ago having stopped on a very hot day at a rest stop off hwy 97. In a nut shell, the starter would do nothing.

Fast forward to a week or so ago when my son and I finally got around to doing some diagnostics. We determine there was power going to the starter. A little research and I found the correct starter on Amazon Prime. It arrived yesterday. My son installed it today in a little under an hour and the Genny started right up, is running smoothly under our A/C load. My wife who is holed up in a hotel room riding out the heat wave is ecstatic and is looking forward to coming "home".

Oh, and the total cost to repair was $37.00 for the starter and a little good will toward my son! What a great day!!
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That's a cool story. Thanks for letting us know.
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Generator up and running! Oh happy day :)

PS: can't seem to find the answer to the question of....can I run the generator at the same time I am plugged into 115 house service? I have been unable to run the AC off his 115 house service without tripping his breaker.
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A little background...My Onan 7000 generator started smoking (as if something were burning up) in the Bend, Or area a month or so ago having stopped on a very hot day at a rest stop off hwy 97. In a nut shell, the starter would do nothing.
Fast forward to a week or so ago when my son and I finally got around to doing some diagnostics. We determine there was power going to the starter. A little research and I found the correct starter on Amazon Prime. It arrived yesterday. My son installed it today in a little under an hour and the Genny started right up, is running smoothly under our A/C load. My wife who is holed up in a hotel room riding out the heat wave is ecstatic and is looking forward to coming "home".
Oh, and the total cost to repair was $37.00 for the starter and a little good will toward my son! What a great day!!
PS: can't seem to find the answer to the question of....can I run the generator at the same time I am plugged into 115 house service? I have been unable to run the AC off his 115 house service without tripping his breaker.
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GFCI? Backfeed because of slow or bad transfer switch? Check the voltage at the plug end while the genny is running.


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