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Old 07-02-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Ok gang, when my generator (Onan 4000) is running I do not get power to the house. I checked the interior and electrical outlets and no power. Checked known breakers, all on. Any ideas?


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Old 07-02-2016, 10:32 AM   #2
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Sounds like auto relay is stuck. A good tapping will usually loosen it. Should be close to electric panel. This allows the Gen to automatically kick in after Gen reaches proper current.

Make sure A/C is off and shore power is off or disconnected before starting Generator. There is also a Switch/Breaker that needs to be on. It is located on the Generator itself on the 4000.

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Old 07-02-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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Sounds like auto relay is stuck. A good tapping will usually loosen it. Should be close to electric panel. This allows the Gen to automatically kick in after Gen reaches proper current.

Make sure A/C is off and shore power is off or disconnected before starting Generator. There is also a Switch/Breaker that needs to be on. It is located on the Generator itself on the 4000.

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My electrical panel is in the bed room, do I hit the panel? I know about the switch/breaker located on the generator. Will try and disconnect plug before starting. Heck I'll try anything to keep from paying the high price to get it repaired.


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My electrical panel is in the bed room, do I hit the panel? I know about the switch/breaker located on the generator. Will try and disconnect plug before starting. Heck I'll try anything to keep from paying the high price to get it repaired.


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You may want to check to see if your generator is still under warranty, Onan warranty is 3 years.
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Video link about the ATS:

https://youtu.be/snNMsPWr-7o

http://www.rvtechmag.com/electrical/chapter4.php

Lots more info via Google.
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Ok gang, when my generator (Onan 4000) is running I do not get power to the house. I checked the interior and electrical outlets and no power. Checked known breakers, all on. Any ideas?


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hello,

Is there a receptacle in the bay were your power cord is? Some needs to be plugged into the receptacle to work.
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:29 PM   #7
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Okay group, we did all the breakers, tapped the junction box, re-plugged the plug and cranked the generator...I have coach power again. Thank you all for your suggestions. Go figure...


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My electrical panel is in the bed room, do I hit the panel? I know about the switch/breaker located on the generator. Will try and disconnect plug before starting. Heck I'll try anything to keep from paying the high price to get it repaired.


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No the relay is in a separate small box.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:00 PM   #9
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It's simple trouble shooting. With generator running check breaker inside generator housing to right of start switch. Then check for power at outlet in compartment that you plug shore power in. It's 120 volt 30 amp. If you don't have a mutual meter. Use adapter for shore power to 15 amp plug than plug in a fan or lamp in adapter. If it runs it's past there, but shouldn't work on shore power either.
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Also on the FR 3 your shore power plug gets plugged into receptacle on back wall of power compartment.
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