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Old 09-10-2017, 11:20 AM   #15
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Generator output goes to outlet in next compartment. Cord used for shore power was plugged into this when not plugged into and external power supply. This provides the power from the generator to the transfer switch you described. I looked over the generator this morning and the only other wires coming into, onto or out of the generator is the power to starter and it looks like some grounding connections.

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I am set up as you described where the power plugs into an outlet connected directly to the generator. I also looked at the fuse near the batteries and it is good.

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The generator will not turnover using the switch on the dash or the switch at the generator. I am continuing to work my way through the system looking for fuses and breakers that could be blown or tripped.

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Looked at the batteries last night and they were bone dry and the plates almost looked fused together. Replaced the batteries and didn't see any changes. We have a solar panel connected to the batteries and it shows 13.8v on the batteries. I have tried pressing the battery disconnect switch and it doesn't seem to change anything.

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I agree its seems like a fuse or breaker problem its just finding all of them.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:52 AM   #17
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry but I can't help with that generator.

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Old 09-10-2017, 01:52 PM   #18
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If you now have good batteries and pressing the battery disconnect switch does nothing, then the disconnect relay is bad.

The generator uses house batteries to start; with bad (or disconnected) house batteries, your generator will not start regardless of which switch you try to use.

A bad disconnect relay will result in no 12vdc to the coach, no charging of the house batteries from shore/generator power, and no starting of the generator.

Find your disconnect relay; it should click loudly when you use the disconnect switch.
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Make sure you didn't leave the generator cable off, or on the negative side.

Not sure the house switch shuts off power to the generator. Many of the house disconnect relays are only 60 amps. The generator should draw more then that. I'll look at mine later.
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Make sure you didn't leave the generator cable off, or on the negative side.

Not sure the house switch shuts off power to the generator. Many of the house disconnect relays are only 60 amps. The generator should draw more then that. I'll look at mine later.
True, but on mine, I tried switching the generator cable to the chassis battery instead of the house battery. While it would crank, it wouldn't start unless the house batteries were turned on. Evidently there is some additional control wiring other than the main starter cable that does go through the battery switch.
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Sorry but I can't help with that generator.

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