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thehippie

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Posted: 05/12/19 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my Generator Cummins Onan 4k would only turn on for few seconds and it would turn off..


i suspect that it has run out of gasoline?


earlier, when i put gasoline the gas would spill out. Why?


And the fuel gauge says it’s always full?


Anyone encountered this kind of problem?



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Oh goody, huge pictures.

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Posted: 05/12/19 05:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

couple questions, did you turn the fuel valve on? how old is the gas? check oil level, if low it won,t run.

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Posted: 05/12/19 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you changed the fuel filter lately?

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Thanks for your replies but I think the bigger question is why would the gasoline spill out when I put gasoline when in fact I haven’t put gasoline in it for a while.

And fuel gauge still says it full.

I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full

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Posted: 05/12/19 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gee, at 3:35 pm...”my Generator Cummins Onan 4k would only turn on for few seconds and it would turn off..”

At 4:21 pm...”I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full”


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did you put water in your fuel tank? they don,t use much gas, don,t worry about the gauge thats another story find the shut off drain system clean plugs drain carb and get back to us. OR call a local rv tech they come to you and won,t brake the bank. P.S. simple things first.

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thehippie wrote:

I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full

You said your generator would turn on for a few seconds and then turn off. Now you say you used it for 2 days.
Is it running, I'm confused?

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gbopp wrote:

thehippie wrote:

I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full

You said your generator would turn on for a few seconds and then turn off. Now you say you used it for 2 days.
Is it running, I'm confused?


Perhaps Hippie needs to twist up another one? I am confused also. The gauge reads full and when he tries to add more fuel it spills out, I assume from the fill port as if its spilling out somewhere else thats a larger issue? Are not a gauge reading full and fuel spilling out a sign of a full tank no matter whats up with the onboard genny?

What happened top the ladder? Ouch!

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I suspect he has an on board fuel tank for filling the toys that he is confusing with the fuel tank for the generator. So the generator tank is still empty.

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