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rachpyne

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97 fourwinds 5000 MH -generator won't start
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:15:07 PM »
Hello this is our first MH we are so excited, when we purchase it the generator started right up. Our first time out it started then died, and now it doesn't even try to start. Please help!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 11:02:15 PM by rachpyne »

muskoka guy

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Re: 97 fourwinds 5000 MH -generator won't start
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
Most motorhomes will not allow the generator to drain the main tank below one quarter. If your gas tank is below a quarter, the  genny will quit.  Could also be low on oil.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 10:41:31 PM by muskoka guy »

rachpyne

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Re: 97 fourwinds 5000 MH -generator won't start
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 11:01:48 PM »
Thank u for ur response, we have 3/4 tank of gas, oil is good... still not trying to start, not turning over, doesnt make any noise.

Rene T

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Re: 97 fourwinds 5000 MH -generator won't start
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 07:53:05 AM »
Thank u for ur response, we have 3/4 tank of gas, oil is good... still not trying to start, not turning over, doesnt make any noise.

Now you're saying it's not even turning over and not making any noise. That would be something else. Try being a little bit more specific please. Also, what's the make and model of the generator?
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Alfa38User

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Re: 97 fourwinds 5000 MH -generator won't start
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 08:13:07 AM »
Many generators start by using the HOUSE batteries. Check the charging and condition of your house batteries as your description of the problem says to me that the house batteries are dead. Where are you trying to start it from, the genny itself or by an inside switch?

Make and model of both the generator and the RV itself might be helpful.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 08:15:45 AM by Alfa38User »
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