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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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I'm in an RV, 50 amp Onan generator. It is about 3 years old

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I'm in an RV, 50 amp Onan generator. It is about 3 years old with 400 hrs on meter. Used alot over a few hot days a couple weeks ago, then would not start next morning. Unit starts, runs about 5-10 seconds then shuts down. Pulled access panel off and start switch has red led on. What would cause this ? Is there a reset button to allow system to rerun it's system checks? Thanks for your help!
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Fuel tank was over half full.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No, fuel tank good, unit starts and runs 5-10 seconds and turns itself off. How can I troubleshoot this problem. Any resets or fault code readouts from system ?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 4 months ago.

What is the full model number of the genset?

What is the serial number?

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