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Old 08-18-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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Have a 2004 g'town se 303 with a Onan 4000 Microquite. Have brand new batteries on coach and chassis. I push the starter on gen and all I hear is one click sound from solenoid. I replaced solenoid with new one and still same sound and no start. What else should I look for?
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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Have a 2004 g'town se 303 with a Onan 4000 Microquite. Have brand new batteries on coach and chassis. I push the starter on gen and all I hear is one click sound from solenoid. I replaced solenoid with new one and still same sound and no start. What else should I look for?
Questions.
1. When was the last time it ran?
2. If you have sufficent battery voltage and solonoid kicks in then the next thing is to check the starter armature itself. The actual starter motor may be bad.
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Any chance you have the battery coach switch turned off? I found that one out on my own. Also check all of the wire connections at batteries and the generator. There just may be some corrosion not allowing the current through.
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I have the batt disconnect switch in the store position at the present. I have shore power hooked up also. I switch to the use position and still the same. Don't have a transfer switch I found out from previous post so what now. The genset ran fine 6 mos ago only has 165 hrs on it. Will check all connections and hope it kicks over.
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I have the batt disconnect switch in the store position at the present. I have shore power hooked up also. I switch to the use position and still the same. Don't have a transfer switch I found out from previous post so what now. The genset ran fine 6 mos ago only has 165 hrs on it. Will check all connections and hope it kicks over.
If you have the switch in stored position and are connected to shore power your batteries could be draining from 12 volt items like the LP Leak Detector, but are not being recharged by the converter. Try changing the position of the switch and allow the charger time to recharge the batteries. Then give it a try, sounds like your batteries may be new but have been drained down too far to start the generator.

http://rvbasics.com/techtips/rv-battery-drain.html

This may help you as well.
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