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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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I have a 21.5 Onan on the sport fishing boat that I run..

Customer Question

I have a 21.5 Onan on the sport fishing boat that I run.. What does 6 blinks mean?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just happened yesterday when we were fishing.. It shut down
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I am in the Dominican Republic.. I just need to know what the code means.. Then address it
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No. That's it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

How many total blinks? Is it a total of 6 blinks or is there a pause in between some of them. It is sounding like a fuel issue.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It comes up 3, then I hit stop then it comes up 3 then 6.
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

code 36 means that the gen shut down with out a command from the control. This is normally a fuel issue. Try cleaning carb and it should get you up and running again

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a diesel generator.
Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

I am so sorry, I misread the info. How is the battery voltage?

Expert:  JON replied 1 year ago.

Is it starting at all currently? Am wondering if plugs are being heated enough. If battery is low, plugs may not be heating enough. I think I will OPT out and let a ONAN expert handle this if the battery is fully charged as I do not know enough to go further. I am sure there is someone here to help you though