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Old 05-02-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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Generator stopped powering RV

Hello All,

It's me again. We are out and had the generator on for about 6 hours yesterday and all went well.

This morning I went to turn it on and it would stop after 1 or 2 minutes.

Then we tried a 3rd time it ran but nothing is on in the motorhome, what should I check?
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hi there ,check the engine oil level if its down it will trigger the low oil shut off switch.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:15 PM   #3
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See if the fuses tripped on the generator.
Can you hear the transfer box engaging?


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Old 05-02-2015, 12:25 PM   #4
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Okay, fuses looks good but the oil look really low.

If it's a guardian 6500 watts.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:25 PM   #5
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What type of oil does it take?
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:27 PM   #6
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Top it up and you should be good ,if you unplug the sensor you can run it just to see if thats the problem.
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Ok going to get some oil and will top it off and let you know.
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If it is low perhaps it is time for a service, do you know if it has an oil filter?
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:42 PM   #9
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I will have our RV guy to do an overall check on the RV before our big Yellowstone trip.

Not sure Where the filer is!
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I only use my generator when hunting at it runs about 8 hours a day for 6 days. Even when new it would run low on oil.


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