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My onan generator dies as soon as I let off the start

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my onan generator dies as soon as I let off the start button. it starts normal but dies as soon as it gets running any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

This is most often caused when the genset is no longer producing any electricity.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wow thanks that's like someone telling you that they have a flat tire and your answer is that there's a hole in it. This was a huge waste of money
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

You asked if I had any ideas what causes your issue, but provided absolutely no details - like a model number. Onan has made thousands of different models over the years. We can't just magically know which model you have.

But on all Onan models, that is the most common cause.