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Hank F.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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I have an Onan gen set that is giving me intermittent

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I have an Onan gen set that is giving me intermittent problems. Sometimes it wont stay running unless I hold the start switch down. It doesn't do it all the time, just once in awhile. I checked the code and it is flashing code 14 at the button on the front of the gen set. It seems to correct itself and works fine but i rent the RV out from time to time and don't want folks getting stuck out with no generator. The model # is 4KYFA26100P
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 4 months ago.

The problem with it not wanting to stay running is most likely due to worn/dirty brushes and slip rings.

The code 14 is most likely an old code - it has nothing to do with the unit not wanting to stay running without the start switch.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Response was too late. already took it to the dealer.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 3 months ago.

Ok.