Originally Posted by david155
Should I flip off all breakers and then turn them on in a certain order as I'm using the generator if so how long should I wait before turning on and what can I run I would like to be able to run a couple of lights my radio and AC went on generator
You are drawing too much current "as is" and we are trying to locate some high draw item that is overloading your generator when the compressor and fan are running as well.
ONLY by removing power to everything and then running JUST the air conditioner can we locate the current draw.
IF your generator can't handle the AC alone, it can be the problem.
I am NOT aware of ANY water heater that is "auto" as only the fridge has that kind of computer controlled source seeker.
IF your water heater is a Suburban you may have an AC switch OUTSIDE (small black switch) that controls the AC heating element.
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