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Old 08-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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On our new 3011DS I was finally able to start the generator and have it stay running. I understand that this is not unusual for a new gen. I have about an hour on it and when trying to start the AC it surges and then quits. It has done this 4 or 5 times. Any suggestions??? Nothing else is on, ie microwave.

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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If you're at altitude, then there is an adjustment that needs to be made. At sea level I wonder if it is a fuel pump issue...I've been seeing a lot of those lately.
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I am in Middle Tennessee so altitude is not much of an issue(700ft) I will investigate the fuel pump issue further. Thanks!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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read the manual and follow the break in instructions you might be putting to much load on to soon.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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I don't know. I'm in a 3010 here at the Goshen Rally. Brand new new from the plant...fired up the gen, turned on the air. Been working great for two days now. Although I have nothing else on at all.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input, but I still am not able to start the AC. Even when I go from Lo Fan only to Hi then back to Lo the gen quits. Taking the MH to an authorized Cummins/Onan repair station next week.
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I'm wondering if there is a restriction in the exhaust causing the stall. Pulling the plugs on the exhaust used to clean out the spark arrestor would uncork things.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #8
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I agree with bclemens on it being the fuel pump. Mine fizzled out doing exactly what you described at the dealer on the day of our orientation. The generator ran fine the week before when we touring the unit.

There is a problem Onan has with the fuel pumps on these gensets (according to some research I did). It took less than 15 minutes for the shop to replace my fuel pump but I am afraid that it may happen again. I've read that some folks have had them changed several times.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:13 AM   #9
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I took the MH to an Authorized Cummins/Onas repair center yesterday(fortunately only 20 minutes from my house) and the first thing the mechanic did was look at the fuel pump. He verified it was built between October 2012 and April 2013 and said he was replacing it. I will get the MH back on Monday and let everyone knows what he found.

Thanks for the input!!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #10
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I wonder if there is a serial number range that applies to the Onan fuel pumps. Also, what replacement pump is being installed? Some have commented that their replacements failed.
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