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Old 06-07-2016, 03:08 PM   #15
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You could never touch the quality of what you have for only 1700. It's installed, no lugging it around.
It's got 700 hours on it, virtually nothing. Obviously they have to pull it, hence $1000 labor. Might as well get belts hoses and thermostat.
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:13 PM   #16
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I would research and watch videos on replacing the part myself. 700 hours is nothing on that generator.
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I'm telling you, it's not that hard to replace. In fact if you get the part from Flight Systems, it comes with instructions.

Come on, live a little, you can do it. Don't let a simple girl do something a self proclaimed "BadBoy" won't try.

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You could never touch the quality of what you have for only 1700. It's installed, no lugging it around.
It's got 700 hours on it, virtually nothing. Obviously they have to pull it, hence $1000 labor. Might as well get belts hoses and thermostat.
In fact, to replace the voltage regulator, you don't need to pull the generator. On the small panel on the right side where the start button is, remove the four screws, unplug the remote start cables (if you have that option) on the right side of the box, pull front of start button panel off. The circuit board located there on the panel, the voltage regulator is located right there in the housing behind it. Unplug old, plug in the new, replace panel front, plug in the remote cables and there you have it. Certainly not a thousand dollars worth of work.

But what do I know, I'm just a girl. (Giggle)

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You are not "just a girl". You are a girl that does not like to be taken for a ride. I have changed a couple of dozen regulators. Never removed a generator to do it. This is highway robbery. First I would remove the plastic guard and take a "booger hook" (carter key extractor tool) and snap the brushes several times. Use a 2 1/2 pencil eraser to clean the slip rings. If I still had no power, I would replace the regulator. Then congratulate myself for not being robbed.
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I already tried shopping around, there is literally nobody around that will touch a generator, they all seem to focus on lawn mowers.

Last year I overheard a tech refer to my "Onan" as an "Oh No!" 😳

Techs don't seem to like these. I'll see if I can get that quote down. Hmmm


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Since you didn't fill out your profile I don't where in this tiny wee country you are.

If you were close I'd say you're welcome to use my PointMan diagnostic tool, or I could point you to a few local independent shops who specialize in generators.
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don't know much about onan but guess it's similar with my powertech. i bought the regulator for $220 and put it on by myself. it's a piece of cake. can't you diy?
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In fact, to replace the voltage regulator, you don't need to pull the generator. On the small panel on the right side where the start button is, remove the four screws, unplug the remote start cables (if you have that option) on the right side of the box, pull front of start button panel off. The circuit board located there on the panel, the voltage regulator is located right there in the housing behind it. Unplug old, plug in the new, replace panel front, plug in the remote cables and there you have it. Certainly not a thousand dollars worth of work.

But what do I know, I'm just a girl. (Giggle)

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You go girl!! Love the attitude! I would also try doing it myself. Take some pictures during the take down/out as backup. Also check youtube which might have some info.
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Thanks guys! We were kinda rushed to get it done, so sadly I was at their mercy!

Cummins Diesel/Onan got me for $1600 repair bill to diagnose & replace the voltage regulator and clean the slip rings.


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