View Full Version : Generator Starts by Itself

06-27-2006, 11:55 AM
Kuldday could not get his Generator to start. Mine makes up for it. It starts by itself. The generator keeps wanting to turn over periodically without anyone doing anything to the switch. I've started the generator normally and run it every week while it has been stored for about 30 minutes. This weekend, after we hooked up to 50 Amp power at a RV park, we would hear the generator try to turn over by itself. I fooled with the switch to make sure it wasn't stuck in the start position and we continued doing our thing. When we left I unplugged the 50 AMP power and all electrical was shut down. We drove about 3 hours and when we pulled over for lunch the generator was running. The dealer thinks it may have a short in it. I will let everyone know when I find out what it is.

Cheers, Tom

07-20-2006, 09:41 PM
The 5500 Onan had wires that were rubbing together causing the generator to start by itself. It seems strange to me that the design would be such to allow this to happen but it did.