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Old 01-24-2015, 08:56 PM   #15
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I have a onan quite diesel 6000. The transformer went bad which is the complete electronics for the gen set. I repaired it myself. I had to pull the generator and disassemble it. Took me under 5 hours to do. So 10 hours is ridiculous.

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I thank you all for the help, when the snow goes away and a littlw warmer I will start all over again, I have the manal and have went thru the troble shotting. when I get to work on this I will be calling for help.

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:31 AM   #17
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Do you need a generator?

Well, by the standards I use: YES, everyone does, But here is the logic:

Do you always park in a licensed RV park or other facility/location which can provide proper power to your RV (NOTE: many "30 amp outlets" in a friend's garage... NOT for RV use (240 volt).

Does the park where you are have 100% reliable commercial power (NO no place in the US with the possible exception of Page, AZ has 100% reliable power.. page has a Hydroelectric dam, a Coal fired plant, and a row of big Diesels, they are not likely to go dark, but that's the only city I've seen so well protected).

DO you have a Sticks & Bricks house? (IF no stop here)

Does it have 100% reliable utility provided power? If not install a proper INLET on the house, run it to a proper GENERATOR panel, put only 120 volt circuits (and not all of 'em) on that panel (Circuits you SHOULD transfer include, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Furnace, and selected lighing, DO NOT transfer Cloths dryer, Washer, ALL LIGHTS, Stove, Central AIR (Window airs can transfer). anything needing 240 volts).

WHEN (not if) Commercial power fails, Turn on one of the lights NOT transfered (in my case it was a never (otherwise) used hall light) fire up ye old RV, (Which by the way has a 30 amp outlet in the basement) plug the house into the RV with a special made cord, and flip switches

Click: Lights
Click: Heat
Click Radio/TV, Computers/Internet modem
CLICK Fridge

You get the idea

Generator transfer switch $$$
Installing it $$$
Cord $$
Otlet on RV $ (I have the skills to do that, it's a 30 amp breaker off the main breaker box in the RV by the way).

Warm Wife (See "Click: HEAT" above) PRICELESS.
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I thank you all for the help, when the snow goes away and a littlw warmer I will start all over again, I have the manal and have went thru the troble shotting. when I get to work on this I will be calling for help.
When you get to working on the problem you will notice the wire numbers referenced in the troubleshooting are printed on the wires every few inches. Making it easier to follow the test steps.
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You mentioned that it didn't crank over. My Generac had the starter motor fail. Royal pain to get the generator out, but a starter/alternator shop fixed rebuilt it for about a hundred bucks.

Just a thought.


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