Honda eu2000i won't carry its normal load
Anybody know what might have changed suddenly on my electrical system (overnight)?
We were camping this weekend - arrived and set up Friday evening. Saturday morning I cranked up the eu2000i for its usual duties: run the coffee grinder, then the microwave, then the toaster. Everything was fine - as it has been for the two years we've owned the Honda.
On Sunday I do the same thing, except the Honda powers up to speed to run the microwave - a bit louder than I'm used to - then trips off (goes back to idle - red light says it overloaded) with no output.
Just to make sure - I shut everything else off. Fridge and hot water heater were on gas only. Same problem, over and over. I have to shut down the Honda and restart it to bring it back online.
The only other hint I have is that with everything turned off in the Airstream, the Honda runs a bit above idle. It used to idle most of the time, except when an appliance was turned on. Now it runs about 10-20% higher, although not at full blast. Almost like there's something else pulling on it, but I can't find it.
Any ideas or suggestions?
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