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1996 Onan Propane 2500 Microlite Generator often will not start & dies when microwave is started?

Have installed new spark plug in the Onan & new propane regulator and new propane pigtail hoses, but the Onan turns over well but often refuses to start, and when it does start, the Sanyo Microwave often kills the Onan Propane Generator? Any troubleshooting advice?

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