When I took off the generator cover there was some foam insulation pieces in front of the fan. There will be two of them. John It has been running fine until now. Author Topic: Generator runs for a few seconds then stops (Read 37286 times) RV-Ron. First suspect is the ON GENERATOR breakers. This can be quite a frustrating issue to deal with, especially if you rely on the generator to power the appliances in your RV. It is an Onan Emerald Plus GenSet 4000 Watt Generator out of a 1998 Damon Challenger. Thanks for the tip. ONe question. One is that upon starting, the ignition voltage is supplied by the battery, but then after starting, it switches to being supplied by one generator winding that serves that purpose. One of the most reported problems is the fact that the generator can be turned on but as it does it shuts down. Then the problem slowly returned. During the 90 seconds, the output voltage is steady at 30V except when the starter motor is trying to engage when it drops to zero. EF2400iS starts then dies immediately. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. I've thoroughly cleaned the carburetor and put in new spark plug, but I am unsure where the correct gagging i … read more. Frocky New Member Posts: 2 Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:07 pm. Once you have the generator working again, perform the following maintenance to ensure you don't get stuck again. it will start again then stop after 30-40 sec. Gas tank is full. Generac, Guardian, Honeywell, Siemens, Centurion, Watchdog, Bryant, & Carrier Air Cooled Home Standby generator troubleshooting and repair questions . I dont know how easy it is to get to the intake or carb but when you start it you can spray fuel into the carb if it keeps running then it is a fuel issie if it stall like it was, then it is electrical. JimS New Member Posts: 5 Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:10 pm. My model 4390 Generac is showing a flashing … It restarts right away but repeats this again. 2.when shutting down, do not turn engine off , shut fuel valve off, if it doesn't have a fuel valve install one somewhere on they fuewl line out of tank. It's not a heat related engine room problem ! Technician: J.R., Small Engine Technician replied 10 years ago. Ask Your Own Small Engine Question. I also have an Onan 4k generator in a 2004 Winnebago Minnie which shuts off after 40-60 minutes. Submitted: 10 years ago. The red "fault light" comes on as well after the 90 seconds. 2. With the engine running, the alternator is providing the amps to start the generator. (non-loaded or under full load ) Non-Issues 1. Engine oil should be changed after 25 hours running time or 12 months, whichever comes first. Honda 5000, yes, oil - Answered by a verified Technician . Honda generator starts but shuts down immediately. Hank F. Service Technician. I change the plug like you said and it runs like a charm. and shuts off like you flipped the switch.I've been asked about the oil and its fine. EF2400iS cuts off after running a while. Share this conversation. However, now, when we run the AC using generator power, it shuts off after 30-60 minutes (have run it less than 6 hours since having it serviced). The generator ran fine for a while, then started acting up. Post Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:36 pm. At least you can run the generator without the fuel cap on, assuming water won’t get inside of it. after 5 - 10 mins on the full power setting , it shuts off. When a generator surges, it may run high and then low. Curtis B. It would run for about 30-40 seconds and shut off like it was out of gas and fire every few strokes. Anybody have any tips on how to correct this? on the fuel saver setting, it does not. A diesel engine need fuel to run, a common rail diesel need electricity to run too. 2. Second, you can also take the fuel line off the fuel pump and see if enough fuel is getting through to the engine. It runs for about an hour, starts to shake and sputter, then shuts off. SHOP PARTS. Common symptoms of a Yamaha EF2400iS generator that starts but then stalls include: EF2400iS runs then shuts off. Check the coolant levels after the generator has cooled down and refill them if necessary. I had an emergency new spare carb on the shelf just for this generator. My Generac generator (when rocker switch is set to manual) starts, runs for maybe 10 seconds then shuts down, restarts (on it's own) and shuts down again in lesser time. EF2400iS stalls under load. Sometimes it will start after a few tries but most of the time I need to let the engine cools off for a couple of hours and then it does the same thing. after 10-15 min. Honda generator sputtering and then stalls. Show Less . 3,955 satisfied customers. It will run for 8 to 15 minutes then shut off. A third issue may be the armature coil. 4 Posts . Answered in 1 minute by: 4/3/2010. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. … read more. EF2400iS runs for a few minutes then stops. The generator in my RV shuts off after running for approximately 25 mins, with or without a load. After looking at some Youtube videos, I think this was a solid piece between the compartment wall and the fan with about 3-6 inches of air space in between - maybe for sound … I am new to the RV world, how do I go about troubleshooting this problem? Generac flashing overspeed light, runs for 10 seconds then shuts down. For past month or so on weekly startups occasionally it will "surge" or jump up in rpm several times then shut down showing fault light. If the generator runs smoothly, then you know you need to clean the fuel cap or just replace it. Coleman generator runs awhile then shuts down, it will start right back up then run 5-6 minutes and shut down again, It does this continuasly. Anything over 200 degrees Fahrenheit is high and likely the cause of the problem. When it first started doing it, I was able to close the choke lever just one notch from wide open and it fixed the problem. THe unit has 255 hours on it. I also noticed that the start/stop switch would blink three times on the "stop" side. It is pulsing.. When I start it, the engine will run for 90 seconds and then shut down. has done this about 4 times, then when I start up it will be ok. EF2400iS keeps shutting off. Fuel tank is full. This only occurs while underway, cruising the harbor or while sitting on a fishing spot with the engines off. Monitor the temperature gauge and take note of the temperature immediately after the generator shuts down. Test Driver; Posts: 6; Year: 1984; Make: Winnebago; Model: Chieftain; Chassis: Chevy ; Engine: 454; Generator runs for a few seconds then stops « on: June 22, 2010, 11:59 AM » Sent: 9/26/2003 My 4kw Onan Genset starts, runs for a few seconds, then stops. It simply does not stay running. If the generator runs then shuts off it may be a temperature issue. Without getting into another story, I use my generator to run my a/c's while driving down the road. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 24, 2017. This guide will help you trace and correct faults so as to remedy Honda EU2000i inverter/generator that keeps stalling. Generac, Guardian, Honeywell, Siemens, Centurion, Watchdog, Bryant, & Carrier Air Cooled Home Standby generator troubleshooting and repair questions . I was on line with small engine repair tech J.R. ... my generator runs for 30-40sec. Lately it has been suddenly shutting off after a few minutes - no stall, struggle or rough running before it stops, just suddenly like the "off" switch was flipped. I recently acquired a Generac Gp15000e model 0057341. I have a Coleman Powermate 6875 generator that will run only 30-60 seconds.I replaced the air cleaner,gas filter and spark plug. It will start right up and then shut off. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. Jun 3, 2010. mt.stalker ArboristSite Guru. Here are the most common reasons your generator's engine stops after a few seconds - and the parts & instructions to fix the problem yourself. Any ideas about what could be causing the problem? If the Honda EU2000i engine starts and then stalls, refer to this troubleshooting guide. Honda generator runs for a few minutes then stops. If you’re just here for the quick answer as to why your generator only runs on half-choke (or full-choke), then this is what I would tell you: A generator will generally stall with the choke turned off if either there too little fuel relative to the amount of air, or too much air relative to the amount of fuel. Today I realized that after I turned it on it had shut off. On an off chance the carburetor isn't the issue, try a new spark plug. In modern vehicles, there are a lot of different sensors and functions to make your car run correctly. These are the same symptoms as if the High Temperature Sensor would be faulty. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our cookie policy unless you have disabled them. Generator shutsdown after 1hr, restart-then dies after 20 min , then 5 min, then wont start. 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. En español Live Chat online. My gen has about 250 hours on it and engine runs well. If the generator runs like normal, then you need to replace your fuel cap. High School or GED. I have a Honda generator Model EB-3800X. Your Account. Thanks again. If that winding or associated circuit is bad, it loses ignition. When the generator is dying, it starts but won’t continue running. Category: Small Engine. 4 posts • Page 1 of 1. It would run for a few seconds or a few minutes and then shut off. During this period, you can hear the starter motor trying to kick in with a klank. if it is more or less always 2 hours, it sounds like a timer that shut it off. let engine run till it runs the gas out of the fuel line and stalls on its own 3. open drain at bottom of float bowl if it has one 1-800-269-2609 24/7. There was plenty fuel in there so I thought I should change the oil and clean the foam air filter but … 1,541 satisfied customers. Honda generator doesn't stay running. It was in non running … Retired service manager. Joined Mar 4, 2007 Messages 931 Location upstate, n.y. Jun 3, 2010 #1 Looking for help with Honda eu1000 suitcase generator. Issue D. Generator won’t start. Generator runs for 20 minutes and then shuts off. I took a Honda with me first gulf war, a little 1000 to run lights, back then they were all metal and were not inverter. I bought it off him for $75.00 I went to NAPA bought a new Faccett fuel pump $19.95 and presto. It already had new spark plug, cleaned air filter and an oil refill. My generator will only run about five minutes then it dies. Research on web almost always blames the carb.. Hello i have a Champion Gen #42451. 3. The first time it shut itself off, we got a code indicating that the oil pressure was low, but then a couple of days later when we started it, it gave a "needs service" message when it stopped. With generator off, turn both OFF and then back ON. Bought new 3 years ago never used for any amount of time. I have a Yard Machine (Model # 12A-379N062) with a Briggs & Stratton engine Model Number 12H802-2672-E1, and the engine will start first try and then runs for 10 minutes and then shut down. Here's the prob. NO power quality issues at all, runs perfect then dies as stated above. A/C and perhaps some other 120 VAC powered items don't run off the generator but do from shore power. … Always put stable in & always start couple times a year. Associate Degree. History- I have had trouble with the Low Oil Pressure Sensor, the High Temperature Sensor and the main Regulator from the propane tank. Generator starts and runs at high idle then stops. I have a Predator 4000 generator from Harbor Freight. The low oil sensor can also be the culprit. Still runs and dies. It must have something to do with the resistance of the plug changing when it comes up to temp. Engine Starts but Then Stalls. No change.. generator still pulsing. I have read this could be anything from fuel filter/pump to the coil. i have changed the fuel and air filter,changing oil now,what - Answered by a verified Technician . gen set also can have protection from over heat, and low oil pressure, if it over heat it will shut off, or … Your Account. As I recall, a few things happen around that time. or so, then shut off. It's likely time to replace it anyhow, and a new one is cheap. Thread starter mt.stalker; Start date Jun 3, 2010; mt.stalker . If it has manual priming bulb and will start and run for a few seconds when you prime it but then dies, then problem is likely not fuel strainer/fuel filter/fuel line blockage. Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:28 am. EF2400iS surges and then stalls. I also boondock and use it. Show More. You do n't get stuck again off, turn both off and stalls! Any ideas about what could be anything from fuel filter/pump to the will... Gas and fire every few strokes n't run off the generator without the and. 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