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Old 05-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Onan ger.problems

I have a 89 Mobile Traveler 30' class A with a 4000watt onan generator with 100 hours on it.It rins great easy starting but after rinning for 6-8 hours and turned off it will not start.from the remote start switch it will not do anything,dead as a door nail.The switch on the gen itself has not worked for a long time according to the Po.T did jump the solinoid and it did turn over but there is no ignition.After a day or so it will start again from the remote indoor switch.This has happened three times on a trip of 2000 miles to Az.and socal and back to Or. I'm thinking the switch is bad but not sure ,anybody have any ideas?

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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You could try to bypass the switch to see if the switch is bad, but I suspect it's something in the wiring. Also, have you ruled out the "low gas" level issue? They put the intake from the gas tank at a higher level in the tank than the pickup for the main engine. This keeps you from running the MH out of gas in the campground. Look at the wires under the cover on the Onan and make sure the ground wire is connected. Mine wasn't and it quit for me.

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Old 05-29-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Onan produced more that one 4KW model generator. You need to post all of the model number info so the proper information can be looked at. Sample: 4.0CCK-3CR-16000R

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