Generator Won't Start

Lewis54

New member
We are the proud owners of a 2015 Free Spirit SS with low generator hours. The generator turns over nicely, but does not start. Propane tank is full, switch is on, and propane stove works fine.

Any thoughts on why the generator might not be starting?
 

mikeme

2015 LTV IB: 2015 3500 V6
My first thought would be to check for spark
 

Mein Sprinter

2010 Roadtrek SS Agile
We are the proud owners of a 2015 Free Spirit SS with low generator hours. The generator turns over nicely, but does not start. Propane tank is full, switch is on, and propane stove works fine.

Any thoughts on why the generator might not be starting?
Sounds silly but is TRUE...check oil level. Make sure it's a tiny bit over the max on the dipstick. Assume you have the same 2010 Onan propane gen.. Was told by Onan to check oil level as it's very sensitive to lower levels of oil. Did just that and starts forevermore. Onan discontinued the oil level sensitivity detection for starts in newer models.


cheers...
 

Lewis54

New member
Thank you. When all else fails, read the manual. The prior owner ran the lp tank empty, and the generator had to be primed for 30 seconds per the manual. With that, it started and ran.
 

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