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My Onan BGE stops running when I release the start switch. I

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My Onan BGE stops running when I release the start switch. I grounded the oil pressure switch, but it still wont stay running. I took the measurements you suggested from this article
Here are my readings:
J4-9 to J4-10 read 28.6 Ohms
J4-7 while starting read 11.8 volts
J4-9 while starting read 13.5 volts
J4-10 while starting read 12.8 volts
Is my voltage regulator bad?
When it still ran, I would start it up and the voltage would be around 160. I would shut it off and restart and the voltage would be 120. One time it only put out 80 volts. Do i need a new voltage regulator or a new control board or something else?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

This may be an issue with the control board itself.I have seen these fail before needing replaced for issues similar to this here.This will have to be tested further to be sure this is the cause here and then from there it can be repaired or replaced for this fault.This should be done by a dealer or repair center that has experience working on this model here to locate and repair this issue.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Appreciate the response, but I need step by step troubleshooting instructions (like the justanswers link I had in my original question). I need to find the faulty component without throwing parts at it.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

No problem.Unfortunately this is all of the info I have on this here myself.

I will open your question up for others here to see if someone else can assist further on this as there may be others here that may have more info on what to check or do with this issue.I hope you can get this resolved with ease.No need to reply to my last post here unless it is a last resort as it will keep your question locked to me and others will not be able to view it.If you feel you want to continue to work with me on this feel free to reply at any time but keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair this without seeing your vehicle.

Thanks Pete