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Comes on. 2017 forest river Georgetown. Just checked fuses.

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2017 forest river Georgetown ...

2017 forest river Georgetown

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just checked fuses

Mechanic's Assistant: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?

Has a residential refrigerator also We have the generator running also

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7/27/2020
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago
Randall
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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sure
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

Good evening! I have an RV repair facility and work on these systems for living. I am not sure exactly what your question is here? Please explain the problem. Thanks! Randall

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Neither air conditioner will run. We have the generator running but no airWe also have a full size residential refrigerator but that is working fineMy husband thought maybe it draws to much power from the generator?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

Start by checking the breakers for them in the load center where all the service breakers and fuses are. Flip off both 20 amp breakers and then back on again. Then go check the breakers on the generator and make sure those are not tripped. If those are good and still no power then the automatic transfer switch is suspect. That can be tested using a small digital multimeter like you can find at most local hardware stores. About $20 or so and easy to use. The fridge may be running off the inverter right now. Randall

No, it won't as those only draw about 500 watts or less. A/C units draw up to 2,000 watts apiece in very hot weather.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Fridge is running off the inverter
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

Make sure that the water heater is not on AC mode. That is about 1,400 watts.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
We will go check generator. We had ready checked the fuses
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

The A/C units have 12 VDC controls and so if you have no 12 VDC then they won't come on.

If you don't find anything out of place then you need a meter for some testing to sort this out. I have to take about a 30 minute break to go and start my own generator as I live off grid. Back shortly.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
We flipped both breakers in the generator . Still no air. Should the red ?start button be flashing on and off
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

On the generator?

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

Was it running?

A flashing red light on a generator is some kind of error code. That isn't good.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Can you call me 717 **********

RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

I can make you a phone chat offer. What is the make and model of this generator?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Cummins Onan 5500
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

Do you have the User's Manual or the Service Manual for it?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Generator handbook
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

See page 89 of this Service Manual link. Is the generator running or not????

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/822463/Onan-Hgjab.html?page=89#manual

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
gen is running
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

When was the last time you checked the oil level?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Probably last year when it was serviced
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

And no way to test anything for voltage without a multimeter.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Correct
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

You are supposed to check it every week at least.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
This is the first we've used it since it was serviced
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

It may not be producing any power. No way to tell here.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should we just shut it down
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

Unless something else in the coach has AC power. Then it might be something in the A/C circuits, but again, without a meter we can't do anything because we don't know what if any voltage is present.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Well thanks. Guess we'll have to get it serviced somewhere tomorrow
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 years ago

I suspect so. I hope you can get into someplace that does generators. And you are most welcome!

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