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My Onan Genset 1 generator will not crank. I can smell gas.

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My Onan Genset 1...

My Onan Genset 1 generator will not crank. I can smell gas. I checked the oil level & it started overflowing with oil...any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It's a fairly old RV generator, but it has been running fine till now.

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
If your oil is suddenly overflowing, it means you have a crankcase full of gas.
This happens when the carburetor goes bad, and allows excess gas to flow into the crankcase.
You will need to clean or replace the carb, and change the oil and filter.
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