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Old 05-12-2014, 06:32 AM   #1
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Proper way to start Onan

I just picked up my 3170DS and I love it! My old unit had a generac and the prime and start procedure was different than the onan. Do I just hold the switch in the off position until the led lights up, and then hold the switch on until it starts?

Thanks in advance

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:58 AM   #2
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When the light comes on that indicates that the priming is started. I hold mine for 5 seconds or so after the light comes on and then go to start position and that seems to work well.

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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I am thinking that all Onans are not the same when starting. Mine starts only after a minimum of 15 sec priming.
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