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Old 06-27-2017, 06:14 PM   #41
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Sure enough! The breaker switch located in the generator between the switch and yellow oil cap was OFF.
Thank You everyone for your assistance and support, I appreciate it!!!
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:07 AM   #42
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Guess I better look and see if I have one of those ???
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:21 AM   #43
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Any update?
It was the breaker switch as you identified in the picture. Thank you!
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It was the breaker switch as you identified in the picture. Thank you!
You're welcome! As I mentioned, I was unaware that I flipped it cleaning up oil in the base after I changed it. Easy to overlook. Everyone take note!
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Yes, it flips easily, and it is not easy to see it's there. The toggle should be bright red instead so it won't blend.
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Yes, it flips easily, and it is not easy to see it's there. The toggle should be bright red instead so it won't blend.
That's a GREAT idea!
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:02 PM   #47
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I just looked at the Cummins Onan Generator manual and it doesn't even show it in their diagrams. Even a label would help on the base housing.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:06 PM   #48
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I know! It talks about some breaker under the small panel that is not removable like the larger panel, but that is it.
I think they just hand out a generic manual!
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I looked @ ours yesterday,,, and yep there it is,,, black and pretty much hidden !!!
Not sure I would have seen it as a switch,,, had I not been looking for it ???
Looks like it has a small hole in the togel,,, maybe it is designed to be tagged ???
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:43 AM   #50
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No, I had around a half tank when I first tried it and it did not work. A possibility may be that the inexperienced gal who did the orientation started the generator while the RV was plugged to house current.
It sure seems like after the sale, their time is too valuable to spend on you! They have fuel and propane right there.
Couple of thoughts.

1: On many RV's the Generator will not get fuel if the tank is below 1/8th full. the pickup is higher in the tank. This is so you don't run your tank dry with the generator in the boonies and have enough gas left to get out.

2: On many RV's the transfer switch (the relay that lets EITHER generator OR shore power on to the system but not BOTH) favors the generator. So, if the generator was started during orientation, the transfer switch would have gone to the generator and if things were working the breaker was in the proper position.

3: It is NOT recommended to let the transfer switch flip over with large loads on the system. For one, this can cause the generator breaker to trip.... (most likely what happened here). Two, it can cause damage (pitting etc) to the transfer switch. So when switching between generator and shore power turn off the large users. (AC/Water heater/Micro etc etc) When all is nice and quiet you can start the generator and the load will transfer from shore to generator, or you can shut down the generator and the load will transfer from generator to shore.
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