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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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Please our onan generator will not start this am. I checked

Customer Question

please our onan generator will not start this am. I checked the oil level,its at the add oil mark on dip stick ,
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: The fule comes from the RV it self. The it's three quarters full. It will try to start will not
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No don't know how
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It worked last night
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

ave you added oil t brig the oil level up? If the low oil indicator is on, it will kill spark to the engine and you get no start. With oil level correct and still does not start, remove spark plug and check for spark with the spark plug grounded while craning

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My onan generator will not start this am it working last night. Checked oil,it's above the add oil mark.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Ok do the spark test.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What is a spark test.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Remove spark plug and check for spark with the spark plug grounded while cranking

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Need to add Oil what type 5-40 Or 10-30 the gen will crank but will not start. Don't know how to check the plug.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
5-40 is synthetic
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

either oil will work, do yo know if it has synthetic now? I don't like to mix regular with synthetic. Do you know how to remove the spark plug?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I think gonna have to call a RV guy. Thanx we are not mechanics
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

OK> Sorry.