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Old 08-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Issue new 2013 Sunseeker 3170 generator kills

Just picked up my New RV and the Onan 4000 keeps shutting down for no reason, even with the coach engine off. Any ideas?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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Just picked up my New RV and the Onan 4000 keeps shutting down for no reason, even with the coach engine off. Any ideas?
I've seen some posts regarding fuel pumps and fuel filters.
Others with a similar issue should chime in.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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Make sure the oil is full. I think this model has low oil shutdown, and can be very sensitive. It's shutting down for a reason, you just have to figure out why, or since it is new, let the dealer fix it under warranty.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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You do have at least a quarter tank of gas right?
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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Yes, I have a 3\4 tank of gas and the oil is full. I also have the gas cap on with only one click. Do not know if it matters. It does this with coach engine off. Don't they test this at the factory. I just picked it up at the des moines location from RVdirect. When I get home I will put my meters on it to see voltage and Hz.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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Earlier this month we picked up a new 2013 Sunseeker 3100 from RVDirect in Buffalo. The Onan starts with the coach engine off (at least for the 3 times we've tried to start it so far). I think the gas cap thing is just when driving with the generator on but I'm not totally sure about that.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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I had issues with my brand new 3170DS as well. When it dies and you try to restart it is the fuel pump making a ticking sound? If so then it's fuel related. There is a Phillips screw on the carburetor bowl its the drain valve loosen it up while holding the prime button on the generator and see if it's pumping. If its not try unscrewing the gas cap all the way and try that. My unit has some strange vacuum/pressure issue that works fine with the cap barely tightened??? Let me know what you find. I know it's very frustrating to have issues with a brand new unit. But we truly love ours.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #8
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Does any one know what the 15 amp breaker labeled "REFER REC" it seem to only kick off with this breaker on,any ideas on this. Tomorrow I will check to see what the amps that this breaker is drawing.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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How long is it running before it shuts off? Do you know how to check the trouble shooting codes?

I'm assuming by shuts off you mean it completely dies? Drawing too many amps should not cause the genny to die, it should just trip a breaker.

My 3 Onans have been used well over 2000 hours and only 1 has had a serious issue so hopefully it's an easy fix.
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Hoping we get an update on this thread, would like to know what the problem was.
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