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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Onan generator problem... Onan QG 4000 4KYFA26100L, Done

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Onan generator problem...
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Onan QG 4000 4KYFA26100L
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Done lots but still have the problem.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It starts and runs for 5 minutes then shuts down..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

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

While the unit is running for the 5 minutes, is it running smoothly, or is it running rough and surging?

When the unit shuts down, does it just shut off like someone turned it off, or does it surge and then shut down?

When it shuts down, does it start right back up, or does it have to sit for a while before it will restart?

What fault code is it giving?