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I have an Onon Microlite 2800 in an RV. I starts and runs

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I have an Onon Microlite 2800 in an RV. I starts and runs only when the start switch is pushed in. When start switch is released, the generator stops running. All electrial wireing looks good so does carborator, filters, etc. What might be the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

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

The single most common cause of this issue is that the set is no longer producing electricity.

The first thing you need to do, though, is to check your oil level and make sure it is full.

Low oil pressure will also shut the set down.

If the oil is good, remove the control panel from the front of the genset.

Set your meter to ACV.

Connect the meter to the AC output leads of the genset.

Press and hold the start button for 6 - 8 seconds, and note the voltage.

How much voltage is there?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a mechanic that is helping me with this repair. Unfortunately, he is moving into a new home and can not help me everyday. It will be late next week before he can come to work again on my RV. Sorry that this is drawn out.Russell
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

Not a problem. It happens.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

No problem.

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