I have a weird problem with my Onan RV QG 4000 generator.
The generator starts, it gives a quick burst of power and then it continues to run but no more power.
I can see this by observing the clock on the microwave when I start the generator. It flashes on for about a second and then goes out while the generator continues to run.
I can find numerous articles and videos about no power at all (check the breakers etc) and the generator stopping after a few seconds (oil level) but nothing about this problem.
I have flipped breakers on and off both on the coach panel and the one at the generator (nothing was tripped) also had all breakers off except some for receptacles and there is no voltage.
This RV does not have a transfer switch, just a socket to plug into the generator.
I'm writing this from a Walmart parking lot in Texas on the last night of our trip from New Hampshire to Houston. We ran the generator a few hours while driving today to run the A/C for the three cats
Before today, only generator use has been a few minutes at a time to make a cup of coffee in the microwave.
Unless someone has some magic advice it's going to be a cold dinner and a hot night. We weren't intending to run it all night but maybe for a while. The parking lot is almost empty so noise is not a problem. We'll reach our destination tomorrow where we will have house power.
Thanks for any advice.
PS: Could it be overheating? It feels really hot when I take the panel off but, I've never taken it off after it was running before so maybe that's normal. And, I just tried it again after typing this so it would have cooled down a bit and this time it lasted a bit longer, maybe five seconds rather than a quick flash.