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Old 06-11-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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Generator starts but power will not come on line.

Georgetown 377 XL - generator runs fine but will not pick up the load. Is there a breaker on the generator? All main breakers are fine and shore power runs fine. A click can be heard as the generator tries to pick up the load but won't kick on. The connect switch seems to function ok. I have a service scheduled in 2 weeks but would like to figure this out sooner.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:48 PM   #2
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If you have an Onan 5.5 gas, pull the cover off and just to the left of the switch there are two breakers.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:49 AM   #3
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You may already know this, but I will post it just in case you don't.

You probably have an automatic transfer switch that switches from shore power to generator output about two minutes after it senses power from the generator. These automatic transfer switches can fail. It defaults to generator power, so even if you have shore power it will switch off shore power to the generator. This is to prevent your generator from back feeding through the shore line into the utility.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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That was it. Tripped a breaker . Thanks for your help. Now I know it is there. Learning every day.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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Not sure of your genset model but I know that most Onan's have a main breaker/switch on the chassis. It will start fine but of course never have power available to load/transfer if it is open. Location should be obvious (perhaps not blatantly so) and accessible without removal of any gen parts. (Just a guess for you).
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:33 AM   #6
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BTW, I hate the new format! Boy was I late! Duhhh. Sorry...glad you found it! LOL!
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