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Old 03-27-2021, 04:07 PM   #1
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Generator is dead

Question is does the generator get its juice from the house or chassis battery? Not cranking at all. Is there a fuse that could be causing this too?
Itís a 5500 onan on a class A.
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:09 AM   #2
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Question is does the generator get its juice from the house or chassis battery? Not cranking at all. Is there a fuse that could be causing this too?
Itís a 5500 onan on a class A.
Are the chassis or coach batteries dead? If both are not, a fuse or breaker or somethings else In The starting circuit is probably broken.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:50 AM   #3
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Normally, the house battery is used for the generator. If it won't turn over, try starting the engine and let it run for a few minutes and then try the genny again.

If both sets of batteries are charged (chassis and house), check your fuses in the generator itself.

Your particular coach may use a different battery setup.

Just my .02 worth.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:40 AM   #4
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On mine it was simple ó genny no crank - completely dead - from either remote start or on-board start.

Turns out the nut holding the positive power line to the genny had rattled off dropping line off the post. I crawled under and reattached the positive line using a lock washer this time. Genny back to normal.

Look for the obvious....
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:37 AM   #5
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It cranks off the house batteries. I woul look for corrosion on the wire connctions. That is usually the cause.
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