RV Genny problem

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  1. Bryan

    Bryan Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    The onboard genny on my RV is misbehaving.

    When I try and start it it fires up fine and sound like it is running okay but as soon as I release the remote start switch - it dies instantly.

    If I keep the remote start switch held in - it stays running for longer (30 secs) but then dies even with the button held in.

    All the while the light on the remote switch is flashing constantly.

    I have half a tank of fuel, full batteries and it worked last time I tried it.

    Any ideas what's wrong?

    TIA

    Bryan
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Prime suspect is * Low oil level

    other things to check

    * Low oil pressure

    * Sticky choke linkage

    * Check the generator AC voltage output.

    Other voltage tests require an Operating Manual, Troubleshooting charts and learned personnel.
     
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  3. Larrynwin

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    Does it start on the genny mounted switch ?
     
  4. madbluemad

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    Check the Oil Filter.
    Jim
    :Smile:
     
  5. ruffingitsmoothly

    ruffingitsmoothly Read Only Funster

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    Hi Bryan what make genny is it?

    We had an Onan gas genny on the Allegro that had the same symptons turned out to be a faulty circuit board!

    Regards Pat
     
  6. Bryan

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    Thanks for all the suggestions - I'll check them out as soon as I can as not near RV at the moment.

    Pat, it had a new circuit board recently so that should hopefully be ruled out (hopefully)

    Bryan
     
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    The flashing light is a fault code, refer to manual for guidance

    Loddy
     
  8. Sundowners

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    Hi Bryan
    On the Generac ? on our truck-camper we eventually went to a generator Co.
    There are quite a few circuits to check out that can give your symptons------on mine all were ok--------eventual cure (we hope ) is to replace 1 of the 2 PCBs. (still not fitted as genny has to come out to fit it----a job for when I have time !!------If I remember correctly, the US board controls the Hertz)
    Nigel
    I hope yours is a simple fix ! !
     
  9. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    hope you get it fixed quickly and easily and just take care of that back of yours when doing it xxxxxxxxxxx
     
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