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Old 03-05-2016, 11:33 AM   #11
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Same deal here...try the boost switch. House batteries can drain pretty quickly in storage
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:01 PM   #12
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Here a cheap way to check your circuit. Buy a 12 volts light pen probe tester, it cost a few bucks.
The pen clip lead goes to any ground on the RV. The pen probe will light if you have 12 volts at the + pole of the battery, check the 2 batteries.
At the generator follow the big cable that goes to the starter selenoid and then a second big cable that goes to the starter.
Also you will find a small wire going to that same selenoid.
Ferst, put the probe to one of the selenoid big cable.
One of the 2 connections should have the pen light on, if not, you have a switch not to far from the batteries that is turn off.
If you have pen light at one of the big cable at the selenoid, then push the start button of the generator and check if the light pen comme on at the selenoid small wire.
If the pen light goes off one of the battery is dead.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:52 PM   #13
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Mine will only start with house battery switch in the on position
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:22 PM   #14
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Mine will only start with house battery switch in the on position
X2
Must have the coach battery ON.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:38 PM   #15
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Battery Storage Control Switch by door (pictured earlier in thread) must be on in order to start Generator.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:41 PM   #16
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Battery Storage Control Switch by door (pictured earlier in thread) must be on in order to start Generator.

Has to be the main battery switch is off or he has dead coach batteries.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:26 AM   #17
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I went out to exercise the generator in the cold weather. I started the motor too for the same reason. I hit the generator button on the dash to crank it, but nothing. I then shut off the engine to hear it cranking, and there was silence. I took off the cover to the generator and tried the button there to start it. Nothing.

I assume it's a fuse somewhere and the generator is not getting cranking power. I checked the battery compartment and all the in-line fuses I could find that float in there (really, the fusing and wiring on these units look like an afterthought, not well laid out and never documented well either.) I could find nothing blown in the battery compartment or tripped in the breaker box. (nothing labeled for generator). checked all the manuals I have and 2 schematics previously sent to me by FR.

Does anyone have any clue where to look?

Thanks. Steve.
Last time I fired ours up,,, it took 3 or 4 try's,,,
Had to keep recharging batteries in between try's !!!
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Last time I fired ours up,,, it took 3 or 4 try's,,,
Had to keep recharging batteries in between try's !!!
If you had to recharge batteries that much and they had low DC voltage I would suspect you have a bad battery.
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If you had to recharge batteries that much and they had low DC voltage I would suspect you have a bad battery.
I hope not !!!
It was very cold,,, and the Batteries were quite low when I started !!!
Guess I will find out this spring !!!
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If you wait and dont charge your batteries now, big chance you will have to replace it.
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