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Old 02-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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What have I done now?

Yesterday I was talking about what a great job (with a lot of help) I did getting my generator running (4kw onan). Today, I hit the start switch, nothing, nada, zilch. It will not turn over, totally dead at both switches (remote and at the generator.

The only electrical work I did yesterday, was to replace a light bulb on a 12v light. In the process, I managed to blow a fuse. I replaced the fuse and the light is working. I can't see a connection between the light and the gen.

There are 3 fuse blocks in the MH (1989 Sun Clipper). One in the cabin, the DC control panel, the one under dash (I assume for the vehicle) and one in the engine compartment. I have checked all the fuses and all seem to be good.

What am I missing?



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Old 02-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Have you checked the fuse on the control board panel of the generator? I believe you just pull on a knob on the cover of the control panel to get the fuse out.

Roger & Diana
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Roger, That's exactly what it was. I called myself checking it before my post. My dad was a great mechanic (God rest his soul) and by now, I am sure he is rolling in his grave. I didn't check the fuse, I just looked at it -- and it looked good. After I tried everything from "looking" at fuses to tracing wires, I started over with the simple things first. The fuse on the control board was the first fuse I put a meter on.

It is now fixed and running.

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