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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 4000 generator. Light flashes and it clicks

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I have an onan 4000 generator. Light flashes and it clicks when trying to start. I jumpered high amp lines on both sides of tge solenoid together and it seems to short out the system as in all 12 volt goes dead and the started then does nothing. What could this mean?
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Customer: It is about 3 years old about 350 hours. Never a problem before.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just put in a brand new battery too.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like your starter may be locked in to the flywheel. or your unit may not be connected to the battery you changed, and the battery the genset is connected to may be bad.