Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
dbouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 5
Generac HP50G generator

Our RV has a HP50G Generac generator.
It starts up fine, but dies as soon as you release the start button.
It runs fine if you hold the start button down.

We have changed the oil and filter and the low oil pressure switch.
We have unplugged the oil temperature switch.
There does not appear to be any shorts in any wiring on the low oil pressure or temperature system.
We ran a 12 volt wire directly to the fuel pump.
Nothing has worked.

We are considering installing a wire with switch that would short circuit the starting switch, so it would be like holding the start button down.
Will this burn up anything like the starter or solenoid?
__________________

__________________
dbouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-20-2015, 11:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,804
If there is actually something wrong, that's one way of finding it.

If you bypass the shut down and it needs to, you destroy the generator.

Find a troubleshooting guide and go thru the steps to fix it.
__________________

__________________
twinboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2015, 08:37 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
dmurdock's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Cedar Park, Tx.
Posts: 419
Most likely in the oil pressure or coolant temp circuit - most generators have a high temp/low oil pressure shutdown which is bypassed when starting. Trace the sensor wires and look for a relay..if you can find a wiring diagram for the generator it will help. Holding down the start button will kill the starter...
__________________
1995 BlueBird BMC 37
2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
1984 BlueBird Wanderlodge FC35RB-Sold
dmurdock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generator Maintenance & MANUALS Onan & Generac & PARTS "007" RV Systems & Appliances 22 11-18-2017 05:06 PM
Onan Generator pump replacement DIY... error code 17 Redridge Palazzo Motorhomes 11 08-24-2015 10:06 PM
Help- where is the oil fill for a Generac NP66g generator? Inthe70s RV Systems & Appliances 3 01-26-2015 02:10 PM
Gen-Turi and Other Generator Stuff wil01 Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 07-30-2014 06:11 AM
Help Onan 8000 Generator issue adonh Class A Motorhome Discussions 15 07-22-2014 04:49 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.