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Old 09-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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Generator won't start

Hi,
I have just bought Airstream Interstate 2011 (Mercedes 3500).
My problem is; The generator tries to start/run (as i keep pushing the start button from the control panel inside the motorhome) but it does not keep running and it immediately stops when I stop pushing the start button.
Why this could be happening?
Also , where can I download a user manual for the Onan Generator?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Hi,
I have just bought Airstream Interstate 2011 (Mercedes 3500).
My problem is; The generator tries to start/run (as i keep pushing the start button from the control panel inside the motorhome) but it does not keep running and it immediately stops when I stop pushing the start button.
Why this could be happening?
Also , where can I download a user manual for the Onan Generator?
For the benefit of those who don't see my response to the same question on the "Onan 2.5 KW Generator" thread (Post #21) on the "Sprinter and B-Van Forum," here it is again…

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Manual is located at http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/html/...s/981-0153.pdf

Troubleshooting:
1 - Is the propane solenoid turned on behind the curb-side rear wheelwell?
2 - Is there propane in the tank?
3 - Is the battery disconnect switched on?
4 - Do you have enough voltage on the house batteries? If battery voltage is too low, the starter will turn, but not fast enough.
5 - Is the inverter switched to "charge only"? If batteries are providing power to the inverter because it's set to "auto/invert", you don't have the full charge available for starting.
6 - Have you "primed" the generator by pushing the switch to "Stop/Prime" before trying to start it? You may have to hold it on "stop/prime" for several seconds first before starting.
7 - Are all appliances that use AC power switched off? Generator will not start under a load, and needs to be running for about a minute before starting any AC appliances.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:53 AM   #3
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Dear Protagonist, thank you for your help.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:38 AM   #4
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The problem is solved.
It was because of the propane solenoid. I turned it on and the generator run.
Thank you all for your support.
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