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Experience:  Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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I am plugged into shore power out of nowhere my generator

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I am plugged into shore power out of nowhere my generator "on" lights go on, the hours indicator comes on but the generator is not on. I go to generator and hear a clicking type noise, push the start/ stop button right on generator and nothing. I did disconnect battery power to generator and generator lights obviously went out. Any thoughts appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

The most likely cause of this is that the controller has gone bad.

The other possibility is that a short has suddenly developed either in the remote harness, or in the genset itself.