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Old 11-03-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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My generator will start and run as long as the starter switch in held in, it will fire. As soon as I disengage the starter it quits. Any ideas?
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My generator will start and run as long as the starter switch in held in, it will fire. As soon as I disengage the starter it quits. Any ideas?
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:20 AM   #3
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Maybe a lose ground wire. or the start switch is bad.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:03 AM   #4
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Your Onan might have a low oil cutoff feature. Also, there's a fuse on the face of the control panel.

Here's the Onan web site for the manuals. http://www.cumminsonan.com/rv/support/manuals
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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Hey mustang!
Do yourself a favor and do a search of the forum entries for this problem. You are certainly not the first to experience this (myself included) and the possibilities are numerous. Depending on your mechanical comfort, there are a number of tests you can do to try and narrow it down.

Good luck and please keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:20 AM   #6
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Mustang, If I were you I would go to the other forum and search under gunny357,
he had forgot more about Gonan that most will ever know! www.RV.net
But right off the top of my head which is not too harry, I seem to member that
it can be a stuck brush or a bad regulator, low oil sw. if you have one.
And after that it can get expensive. THINK small and simple first!!!!!TENN.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:15 AM   #7
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The problem can be one of about four different things. Oil pressure switch, voltage regulator, control board, stator or rotor. Most common 2 are voltage regulator and control board. Then rotor, stator, and finally oil pressure switch.
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