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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I am having a hard time figuring out how to access the belt

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I am having a hard time figuring out how to access the belt on an onan 5500. I dropped it from RV, just can't figure out how to separate it from the aluminum chassis. Can you assist?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

There is no belt on the machine. What kind of problem are you having that makes you look for a belt?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The fan free spins and the generator won't stay running. Local Onan shop and online research both point to a broken belt or bad coupler. I have the belt already to replace it.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

What is the model number of your generator?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It's an Onan 5500 Gold RV generator
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

That doesn't give me the model number. That is just the wattage.

Do you have the actual model number from the frame of the machine?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
See attached photos
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for those pictures. That definitely helps.

I stand corrected on the belt. Your model machine does have one.

I am including a link to the service manual for your model machine. You will find on pages 7-1 through 7-3 information on how to replace the belt.

I hope that this information helps you. It is a pdf file which you can save to your computer for future reference if needed.

Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I don't see the link
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry I failed to get it included in the last response.

Here it is.

http://www.cleggind.com/postal_tech/pdfs/onan_srv_man_pt1.pdf

Sorry about that.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No problem. I have the manual. The issue I am having is how I remove the generator from the think aluminum chassis that it sits on so I can access the fan shroud. It is currently sitting on vibration isolators. I can't access the bolts for the shroud.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 4 months ago.

This information is covered in part two of the service manual. You will find it beginning on page 9-1. I am including a link to part two of the manual with this post.

http://www.cleggind.com/postal_tech/pdfs/onan_srv_man_part2.pdf

I hope that this information proves to be helpful to you.