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Old 07-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Generator shut down

While leveling our Tropi-cal LX both the levelers and the generator stopped working. Leveler question is in another thread. The generator is an Onan located in the front of the coach (diesel fueled from main fuel tank 3/4 full). Attempted to restart from inside and from switch on the unit with no luck. CB at the unit was not tripped, but I tripped it and reset, still no luck. Unit was good on oil although coolant was low. Unit was not hot yesterday when this happened, and attempted again this morning with no start--unit won't even crank, leading me to believe there is a fuze someplace that is blown. I did check the fuze in the compartment under drivers seat (on the outside) that appeared good. Swapped fuzes with same result--no crank, no start. Any ideas?
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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Look up the manual for your generator. Often there is a way to trigger the generator to give a blinking error code that can lead you to a solution. Shut down could have been from low coolant. The circuit breaker would be for the 120 v system, not the 12v generator control and start circuits.

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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There is a 50 amp circuit breaker on the 12 VDC distribution panel circuit board that feeds both the Jack Motor and the Gen starter/control panel. When it's tripped, neither will work. That 50 amp ckt bkr is the likely culprit. On my coach it is located in the last rear bay, passenger side. You have to remove the cover to see the circuit board, The circuit breaker is located on the backside of the board, lower right corner and if it's tripped there will be a small lever hanging down on the bottom of the breaker that must be pushed back into the breaker to reset it. Rook
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for your post. Once I found the owner's model supplement I located a tripped CB that controls both the levelers and generator. Once reset, all is well for now. Now I wonder what caused the 50 A CB to trip??
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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I've been searching thru these forums on the power gear levelers. I have a 500731 controller and I had an accident of spilling a large amount of water on the control head. I believe something shorted out and my question is what type of fuses are these (hopefully I can down load a picture) and where can I get replacements.

OK I can't seem to get the pictures I've taken inserted so I'll describe them (there are two)

Their 2 prong fuses one leg on red and one on black, labled .0430 T85, T125 24V and the noticeable thing is that they have red lens on top as if to light up when power added. What are they?
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