Hi, I have an Onan Microlite 2800 generator in my RV that will not start.
Before taking it in for servicing, I thought I'd inquire here to see if anyone has had this same issue.
This generator used to run, however has had a couple of issues with it previously. I could not get it to start without tapping the throttle lever. It would just turn over when I pushed the start switch. By moving the throttle arm a little the gen would then start.
Once the gen started, it would surge for a couple of minutes, then kick it and run normally. The gen ran fine after that, once it was started and warmed up.
Yesterday, it would not start after several attempts of adjusting the throttle arm. I did however, get the gen running while I kept the start switch pushed. As soon as I take my finger off the switch, however, the gen would die.
Any thoughts on these issues? I was thinking of replacing the spark plug, air filter, fuel filter, etc. I did take out the air filter and it looks fine, though I did notice it smelled like gas.