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Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 16136
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have an onan generator that won't run. I'll step out to

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I have an onan generator that won't run
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: I'll step out to check make and model...
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Emerald Plus - 4000 Gen Set - 33.3 amps @ 120v. vintage 1994.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It starts and runs for a couple seconds, then dies....repeatedly
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 8 months ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
Emerald is just a family series. What is the actual model number?
How long has it been since this unit was run regularly?
For the couple seconds it runs, does it run smoothly or rough?