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Old 08-29-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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No power TO generator - won't start

Hey all,

2013 Fleetwood Storm 33Q. 30 hours on Onan 4k generator. Ran great all summer. Went to start it one morning and it clicked once, and then nothing. Went to the generator, removed cover, switch is dead, no click or anything.

Circuit breaker on generator is fine. No fuse that I could find on the actual generator. Checked all fuses inside and found one was blown, but when I replaced it, it didn't do the trick. Still nothing.

I know this is something simple, what am I missing here?

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Old 08-29-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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Sounds like the battery to start it may be dead?
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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On ours, there are fuses under where the raditor cap is found. You need to take off small cover next to start button on generator. Under that you will find the radator cap and 3 fuses to check.
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generator problem

check the 12 volt terminals on the gen set for voltage and make them tight and clean sounds like a bad connection or possibly a bad starter solenoid also check the battery post connections Mike
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:52 PM   #5
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I don't see that I have a radiator cap. I have throughly read the manual and inspected the unit. Cannot locate any fuses, which is what I thought it was, just a circuit breaker.

This KY series generator has an indicator light on the start switch, but that is of course dead as well. That is supposed to blink which indicates certain problems. So I'd think if the starter is an issue, there would still be power to that light. I think the problem is just no power. Connections are good and the battery is good.

Just looking for the mystery fuse I guess.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:43 PM   #6
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No power to selenoid - batteries good

I confirmed that there is no power to the selenoid, but the batteries are good. Is there a relay invoved in this, or a fuse or both? Any idea how to figure out which relay it would be?
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #7
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I confirmed that there is no power to the selenoid, but the batteries are good. Is there a relay invoved in this, or a fuse or both? Any idea how to figure out which relay it would be?
I don't know if this will help or not I have a Thor ACE 30.1. But in the battery compartment there is a relay on the upper right compartment on the wall. It looks like it has a button to push, but that is not the case. There is a little lever just below the thing that looks like a button. You have to push this back up and you will here a click when it resets.

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