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Old 07-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #11
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Lone Ranger was a hoot. Highly Recommended.

I have a Tri-Fuel generator and the propane plenum needs to be purged for several minutes before it will run on propane. The purge button is in the center of that silver disc on the other side. Maybe there is a similar button on yours.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #12
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Lone Ranger was a hoot. Highly Recommended.

I have a Tri-Fuel generator and the propane plenum needs to be purged for several minutes before it will run on propane. The purge button is in the center of that silver disc on the other side. Maybe there is a similar button on yours.
Our forklifts have the same purge button.

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #13
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Mine's got a 'prime' button, basically hold the stop toggle down for 30 seconds. I mentioned that in my 1st post.

I changed the oil and spark plug over the weekend. That pretty much exhausts my troubleshooting skills, and I'm dropping it off tonight at an Onan/Cummins shop. Taking a shot at a new shop - I usually let either the RV repair place or the small engine shop work on my RV generator.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #14
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So far not too impressed with the Onan/Cummins repair shop. They've got the generator out of the rig, and I stopped by last night since I couldn't get any decent info over the phone. They confirm the lack of fuel is the problem (duh), but don't seem to be making progress. I helped the tech, and we blew out a restriction in the vent from the demand regulator. Apparently this is common, and is called the dreaded mud dauber problem on other forums.

After pulling the demand regulator apart and not seeing any issues, we put the regulator back on. The tech turned the gas back on (he's got it set up with remote power and a bottle of propane), and didn't feel any gas coming out of the outlet of the regulator. Thinking this was wrong, he ordered a new regulator (~$200). After I got home, I got to thinking, the gas shouldn't come out unless there was some vacuum? After all, it's called a "demand regulator", right? He never tried to start it while I was there.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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After I called the manager the next morning, they just put everything back together and it ran fine. It was the clogged vent tube not letting the demand regulator work properly. Charged me $750 for 9 hours of shop labor, and I'm the one who told them how to fix it in the first place. That shop has seen the last of me.
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FOLLOWUP - might have a permanent solution

Since the problem is related to debris or insects getting up the vent tube, I figured having a grating, shield or something porous on the tube end would be useful.

What I came up with is from the world of fish aquariums - an airstone. They have a large surface area, very small pores, a hose nib, and are about a dollar apiece. I put one on my vent tube and did about 5 days of boon docking. I can run a heavy load like the A/C or something light like the coffee maker - no problem! You can get them virtually at any pet store too.

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This airstone fix is still working great. I had one campout where the airstone got covered in mud and the genny wouldn't kick over. Cleaned the airstone and viola! If the airstone is really wet it can be a problem too. Seems to be a good permanent fix.
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