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Old 10-17-2020, 07:49 AM   #1
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Onan generator

I started my generator while i was plugged in shore power and the generator stopped thats when i realized i was still on shore power now it starts but shots off after 5 seconds i also have a code 32
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:04 AM   #2
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What is the Onan in? Shouldn't be a problem starting generator on shore power. Code 32 points to a low battery charge or poor connection between battery and generator. Try starting with RV motor running if in a motorhome.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:46 PM   #3
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Yes it is in a 34’ sea Breeze i tried with the motor running and same thing generator stops write away was runing good before the acident with the shore power
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:59 PM   #4
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Try checking the oil level. Code 2 is low oil. On mine the three refers to oil m
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There was no accident with the shore power.

The ATS is designed to prevent any issues.
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Not knowing the model Onan, most of the time when one starts then shuts down shortly afterward is caused by a faulty electric fuel pump. I don't it not starting has anything to do with you starting the ONAN with shore power. Although it is a good idea to disconnect, it not required. Most MH generator will default to the generator power if started while the coach is on shore power.



A few other things to check:
1. Make sure you have more than 1/4 fuel in the tank. The fuel pick up does not go all the way to the bottom.
2. When was the last time you changed the fuel filter?
3. Check the fuel pressure from the outlet side of the fuel pump.
4. Check Oil Level "this should be the first check"
5. Make sure you have no fuel lines leaking from gas tank to generator.
6. Hopefully it is not the control box.......Little costly....but they do fail.


I would put much faith in the code 32. That is a catch all if the unit does not start. Good luck.
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Ok will check this week thank you guys
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I do not know if it makes a difference but the generator was already working when my kid sa the extension cord on the pavement and decide to plug it in the wall. It took a good 15-20 seconds and the generator stopped
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I do not know if it makes a difference but the generator was already working when my kid sa the extension cord on the pavement and decide to plug it in the wall. It took a good 15-20 seconds and the generator stopped
This should not have made a difference. I have a ONAN 5500 and have been plug into shore power and started my generator. I do not this on purpose, but by accident. With that said, I have never had a issue. It is my understanding the generator will always take priority over shore power. Something in the transfer box determines the load priority.

I still believe the timing is strange at best. You could have had something happen in the generator control circuit board. But, I would try all the other cheap ideas first. Nothing inside the transfer box is going to keep the generator from starting and running. I believe checking oil level, then move on to a checking fuel pump. The fuel pumps are really cheap to buy on Amazon. I carry one for a spare. I believe they cost somewhere between 18-25 dollars for a Onan 5500 model.
You could go to the files section in the forms and see if there is a troubleshooting guide for you model generator. Should also be lots of information on the internet. Good luck, let us know what you find wrong, it will help others.
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Even in a miswired situation, the generator or shore power circuit breaker would have tripped, not caused some kind of engine running issue.

You need to look into an engine problem, not an electrical problem.

Did you check the oil ?

Do you have more the 1/4 tank of gas in the RV ?

Is the RV close to level ?
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