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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My onan 4k generator will start and idles for a second and

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My onan 4k generator will start and idles for a second and then dies. It is on an RV that I purchased from my in laws. I checked the oil and when I took off the cap oil started to run out the top.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: I have over half tank in the rv. Where is the shut off valve
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I am selling the thing this evening and need the generator to fire and run
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That is all.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

What is the full model number of the genset?

Does the oil smell like gas?