20 Most Recent Watts Onan Portable Generator - 4000 , Model# 5500 Questions & Answers

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Wiring problem on a 5GF-LDE SILENT TYPE GENERATOR

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8/19/2019 10:57:16 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 19, 2019
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Have a onan 4500 watt generator on a bucket truck.

Onan units have a breaker switch on them that has to be in the right position or you get no power. Can't tell you for sure where it is on the 4500 but on the 4000 RV series it is tucked in behind the on board start switch
3/30/2019 1:48:04 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Mar 30, 2019
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I actually have a Onan

Hello,

It does sound like your fuel pump is having issues, or the relay that controls the pump is the culprit.

If you have one, put a multimeter across the fuel pump wires. Start the generator, you should have 12volts when trying to start, as well as when the generator is running. If you dont, then you are looking at a control relay failure. If you do have the 12volts, wait for the generator to start surging, and monitor the voltage. If it stays at 12, then you are looking at a failed pump.

If you post the Onan Model / Spec / Serial number, I may be able to find a service manual for you.
2/25/2019 7:01:08 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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I have a fault code of 37 on my onan 5500 genset..

Usually what that means is that the genset Configuration is not set correctly you will need to bring it to a factory authorized service center for them to correct this.
9/27/2018 8:48:15 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Sep 27, 2018
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I have a Wen Power

hi check that the voltage regulator is in good working order, check insure the governor is free from dirt and that the retainer light spring is not fouling , and check the volcanizing elements are not shot circuiting or the insulation is braking down
1/2/2018 11:47:41 PM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Jan 02, 2018
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Our onan generator ran out of gas. we refueled but

No, not the filter, you will need to try to prime the carb better then with starting fluid, pour some gasoline down the carb, you may have to do this a few times, but everything will fire back up again once you get the air out of the system
8/25/2017 7:40:44 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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Will not start gas not getting to it

This might sound dumb ... is the fuel valve turned on?
8/25/2017 7:39:39 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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Onan generator dies after 2-3 hours of running ,

This sounds like overheating. These small generators don't have overheating protection, but if a low oil pressure or low oil level is present it may be the reason for stopping.

Check the oil level in the starting conditions and again when it stops. It may become under the "stop" level and after some time the precipitated oil has reached the "start" level. The same may be with oil viscosity and oil pressure.

Try to add some oil or change the oil with bigger viscosity.
8/25/2017 7:36:59 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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My gas powered Onan (model 4ky) generator starts,

sounds like your coil is done
8/25/2017 7:34:46 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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I have an onan 4000.

this may sound like a smart *** answer but turn on its side and shake it the low oil switch is stuck
8/25/2017 7:32:00 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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Onan micro 4000 runs about 45 minutes and dies flashes code 13

It's getting hot and shutting down
8/25/2017 6:59:31 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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ONAN 4000 RUNS FOR ONE HOUR AND DIES--ANY IDEAS WHY?

Try to restart to see what happens. However, make sure to have a volt meter to check output voltage. You may be loosing voltage and therefore it shuts down. Check oil pressure switch, rings, brushes. Replace brushes if they are less than 1/2" short and clean rings with emory cloth until copper is noticable.
8/25/2017 6:53:18 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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Onan 4000 start good runs only ten minutsand shuts down,starts up

First locate the oil pressure switch and see if you can bypass it,then see if it runs. If not check the fuel filter and fuel pump,make sure solonoid for fuel pump is kicking on.
8/25/2017 6:51:25 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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Onan MicroQuiet 4000 Generator

Remove the air cleaner and inside near the throat of the carb is two bolts holding the carb to the intake remove these. Unhook the fuel line and twist the carb to allow the linkages to remove.
8/25/2017 6:42:11 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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My generator will turn over but wont start

Our motorhome Onan 5000 Marquis generator will turn over and try to start but fails everytime we test. We have primed, gas and oil are fine and we have new spark plugs. We also changed the gas filter on the generator. Any suggestion? Thanks, Loretta
6/7/2017 8:18:20 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Jun 07, 2017
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Onan Marquis Gold 5500 on

http://www.cumminsonan.com/locator The A1 controller is likely suspect.
4/4/2016 2:30:41 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Apr 04, 2016
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Onan generator starts but cuts

sounds like coil
4/4/2016 2:13:06 AM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Apr 04, 2016
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Physical location of control board on an Onan 5500

It is right behind the start switch. There is one bolt that holds your start switch housing down, remove it and the housing. You will see the P1 connector with a lot of wires plugged into the control board
11/13/2015 6:18:42 PM • Watts Onan... • Answered on Nov 13, 2015
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