The on-board generator

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  1. Swifty_Morgan

    Swifty_Morgan Read Only Funster

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    Or not, as the case may be. Mine's stopped again; well, more like it does not want to start.
    This is despite a service at the local Dometic place. I have to admit it is a few weeks since I ran it, but then, I've not exactly needed it.

    It's an Electrolux, 2kW thing. Last time it managed to cook the charger (max input AC volts 270), and I really don't fancy a fry-up of all the electronics all over again. And it's built into a Swift 620 Royale, T-reg.

    Anyone got a few clues before I launch even more Beer Vouchers at a mechanic please?

    PS. I've made a bit of Test Equipment for it, to measure AC volts, Frequency, and the DC from the charger. If anyone needs the information, please let me know, or if I can write something and post it? . . .
     
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    Has it got a spark on plug? If so tip a spoonfull of petrol down the air intake or use some easy start.

    Peter
     
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    Honda dont make fridges, Electrolux dont make generators.

    this just proves they dont know what they're doing.

    take it out and free up some locker space then buy a 2kw suitcase generator.
     
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    This may be useful ...

    From the user manual .. which you can download here http://www.dometic.com/FileOrganizer/1-international/Operation%20&%20Installation%20Manuals/Generators/T2500-operating_MULTI.pdf
    More information and customer support here
    http://www.dometic.com/enuk/Europe/United-Kingdom/Customer-Center/Operation-Manuals/


    1 When the green “START” button (pos. 25 fig. 5)
    on the control board is pressed, the generator
    does not work.

    Causes and Solutions:
    1.1 Check that the red switch (pos. 27 fig. 5) is in the “I”
    position.
    1.2 Electrical wires loose or disconnected.
    (Have checked by qualified personnel).
    1.3 No power supplied to starter-motor.
    (Have checked by qualified personnel).
    1.4 Earth wire of generator disconnected.
    (Have checked by qualified personnel).
    2 The starter-motor turns, but the generator does
    not start.
    Causes and Solutions:
    2.1 No fuel: check.
    2.2 No oil in engine.
    Check if the red warning light (pos. 6 fig. 5) on the
    control board blinks during the starting phase.
    Check the oil level and top up if necessary (see
    Maintenance section).
    2.3 The safety switch (pos. 7 fig. 6 and 14) is in the "0"
    position.
    Check and press in the “I” position.
    2.4 Check that the engine's spark-plug nipple is fully
    inserted.
    2.5 No current to the spark plug.
    (Have checked by qualified personnel).
    2.6 No fuel getting to the carburettor.
    (Have checked by qualified personnel).
     
  5. Swifty_Morgan

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    Yes, there is a supply
    Yes the starter turns over
    Yes there is fuel.
    Yes, the electrics seem ok.

    I think I'll take it back to the depot.
    They can do it whilst the vehicle has its annual service.

    Thanks for the pointers, chaps.
     
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