Newbie with Weird Generator Problem!
Just getting ready to head out on our maiden voyage in our new-to-us 2004 Georgetown and have realized that the 5500 Onan genset has an intermittent problem.
Fairly frequently the light will come on in the start switch and the meter starts clicking hours but the generator is not running, nor will it start. Pushing the switch does nothing yet the light stays on and the meter keeps clicking.
The only way I can get the light to go out (it is on with both the dash switch and the switch on the genset) is to kill the coach power or go around to the generator, pop off the cover and unplug the big connector on the left hand side (7 wires?).
A day or two later I might try it and it works fine.
I have tried unplugging the switches one at a time - no difference. I have removed and checked the switches with an ohm meter and they appear to be functioning correctly.
I've removed the plastic cover that has the generator switch mounted on it (along with two circuit breakers) and looked for chafed wires, loose connections, etc and see nothing.
I would appreciate advice from those more knowledgeable than I!