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Old 08-03-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Issue with our generator!

We are heading to Orlando Florida and out generator won't turn on/over...it makes a click click click sound like it is trying to do something but won't start up...any ideas? Details: Georgetown 310ds 2015 and Onan generator. Thanks for any help!!


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Old 08-03-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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Sorry meant 351ds...fingers slipped while driving!!


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Old 08-03-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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First guess is low voltage or solenoid. I'm guessing your house battery is at full capacity?
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:00 AM   #4
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Yes, it is at full capacity...sorry to admit I don't know what solenoid means...is there something I can do or do I need a service appt?


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I had the same problem called the dealer but they could not get it in. The service tech said what happens alot is the battery voltage gets low and when the starter kicks out it gets hung up on a tooth of the flywheel, He said to put a wrench on the end of the crank on the engine and work it back and forth and is should break loose. It is a tight fit to get to it but i did that and it came free, never had it happen again but saved me from not have a gen for a long trip. I beleive it was a 17 or 19 MM wrench that was needed. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:18 AM   #6
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Sadly now we don't even get the click sound...ugh!! This is going to be a long/hot trip!!!


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Have you tried holding the e-start switch to bridge the house and coach batteries, then cranking it? I know it's supposed to be to borrow power from the house battery to start the engine, but it works both ways.
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Worst case, can always locate a mobile tech enroute. Maybe at one of your overnight stops? Not sure if you're going near Pigeon Forge, but there are several around there that will come to you and are real fair.
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I know it wont start when your below 1/4 of a tank of gas, BUT will it even try?

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Full tank of gas so that's not the issue 👎😞


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