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Experience:  Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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The generator wont stay running. Onan model 2.5 kvd 2089a.

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the generator wont stay running
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: onan model 2.5 kvd 2089a
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no it starts but if you hold the button in it keeps running but as soon you leave it go it quits
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

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

The most common cause of this issue is that the genset is no longer producing any power.

Connect a voltmeter to the output of the genset, and press and hold the start button to keep the engine running for a few seconds.

How much voltage do you read?