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Old 11-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Keyair

At the risk of sounding rude...
I have a Kohler.
Send me the money for the Honda and I will put it in, otherwise please be sensible and keep reminding yourself that not everyone has a budget for that.
Not only that but it probably won't fit.

Any thoughts on the Open neutral issue?
I'm no expert but I sort of thought that was normal for a generator. Doesn't have to do with the grounds not being an earth ground?

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #30
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Open neutral is a bad thing and very dangerous.

In my SOB with a 7KW Kohler I found the neutral wire in the distribution box in the generator compartment was burnt open.

Was OK on shore power.

Reread your post I would suspect the cord reel

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #31
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The Kohler generator has a voltage regulator module that can go bad. Check out this thread: Kohler voltage regulator

I also use a Kill A Watt to monitor voltage in the motorhome. Very handy device.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #32
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Thanks for that Gary!
I was concerned with good reason then!

I did test the portable genset at its outlet and it showed good.

Last year I pulled out the cable reel and did a refurb on it and the water and electric reel box.... the cable looked and felt good, but I did not think to test it...
Looks like that is on the suspect list, but I will have to check I did not miss something when I reinstalled it, as I disconnected it from the MH and the juction box under the bed.


Completed compartment..

Also monted the Kohler on drawer slides for easier service..

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