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Old 10-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Onan generator not powering wall sockets or a/c

Just new to the site and new to having a generator in a rv ,I have got the gen going and not sure if it is charging the house battery either . gen running battery voltage @12.8 tried putting load on to see if it would go up ,but wall outlets ,a/c or microwave not working,checked circuit breakers in main panel o.k. All these work while plugged into land line. Have been reading possible causes......transfer switch. ,where and what??
Have seen pics of onan gen with 2circuit breakers in it. Is mine missing one.??
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Gen ---onan 4gbe26100c------runs very well
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Hi Jim:
Your rv may have a receptacle inside where you store your shore line. Just plug it in and all should be fine.
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Thanks for the tip
I believe I did see a plug by my land line now that you mentioned it
Did not know it had to be plugged in there
Thank you will try that tomorrow and re post
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I take it you mean you have a 4bge26100c vs a 4gbe26100c onan generator.
The "c" at the end means Spec C.

Operators Manual: http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/pdf/manuals/965-0130.pdf
Parts Manual: 965-0232
Service Manual: http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/pdf/manuals/965-0530.pdf
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Good to have a spot to come and get advice from experienced rv'ers
Plugged in land line plug to outlet in trailer and voila. Generator powers up all appliances and wall outlets
Thank you
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Just for your future info. There is a circuit breaker built into the back of the box On the Generator. Its hard to see it but it is there. That one made me want to drop a handgrenade on it and run!!! Was glad to find the stupid little hiding button.......
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