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Hank F., RV tech - emphasis on gensets
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Experience:  RV tech since the beginning of the millenium.
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My switch inside turn the generator over but don't start,

Customer Question

My switch inside turn the generator over but don't start, the switch out side do start it up.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: The batteries are a year old. I just had the generator clean and some parts replace. The mechanic said the it may be the remote switch inside that may not be making a complete connection
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: It's a 1989 Georgie Boy Cruise Master RV 28ft
JA: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I had a mechanic check it because I had other work done on it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just that.
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: RV
Customer: replied 25 days ago.
I have the manual for the Kohler generator 4.5ckm21-rv. I looking to replace a few of the parts but don't know where to get them.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 25 days ago.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 22 days ago.

Was this what you wanted to know?

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
I have not been able to find a dealer yet that sell parts for my generator. I called all the one's you recommended
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
I was looking to find more results on trying to fix the no starting from inside problem.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 21 days ago.

What are the model, serial and spec numbers of the genset?

What parts are you looking for?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
It is a Kohler generator, model 4.5CKM21-RV, serial #228927. I am looking to replace the start/stop switch on the outside and possible the controller box if possible. The remote switch is loosely making a connection.. Sorry in took a while to get back to you.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
The spec # is 10152
Expert:  Hank F. replied 19 days ago.


I will try to check into this tomorrow, but it may be Tuesday.

Expert:  Hank F. replied 16 days ago.

You are missing a digit in the serial number.

The spec number you provided is not showing up in any of my books. Are you sure you read it correctly?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I will take some pictures of the unit and send them to you tomorrow.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Here are the pictures of the generator in my RV. I am looking for the switch as well as the control unit.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 14 days ago.

Wow, that is an old unit.

I will not be able to look up the parts until Monday.

Expert:  Hank F. replied 11 days ago.

I was not able to get through to my contact today. I will try again tomorrow.