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Old 07-10-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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I have a 1998 Jayco Eagle 28G with a generac np36g generator. The generator started and ran for a few minutes then quit. Now it will not start. Thinking about replacing with a different one. The generac has an electric ignition and there is a button inside the motorhome from which I could start it.
Problems in doing this?
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:03 AM   #2
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When is the last time it (the genny) got a tune up?
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:05 AM   #3
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I had a old Winnebago with a remote start button on the dash. I used it from time to time. It had a small panel with lights to show when it was running.

No good if the genny would not start though.
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I am not sure. That is what our mechanic is going to start with. Changing spark plugs and cleaning the carb.
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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I am not sure. That is what our mechanic is going to start with. Changing spark plugs and cleaning the carb.
I had a 4-wheeler that would run similar. It would fire up, run for a minute then not start. Fast forward an hour or so, and it would fire up perfectly, run for a bit then not start again. Turns out that there was a slight obstruction in the gas line/float. So it appeared that the float was working and the engine had fuel, but once the float bowl ran dry it wouldn't start again until it was able to re-fill. Ended up having to run a thin copper wire up where the float valve sealed against the fuel supply.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:22 PM   #6
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Probably can be done. Might be easiest to buy a Honda generator, and place it next to the unit. In reality I bet it is the fuel.

What do you use for fuel? If just regular unleaded pump gas, I bet the issue is varnish in the fuel system. Modern ethanol gas is terrible, it goes bad in about 3 months. I only run non oxygenated (ethanol free) fuel in my small engines and old cars. The fuel lasts a lot longer, and the engines do not require tuneup as often.
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Have you checked the oil level? Some generators have a low-oil sensor that will shut off the engine if oil level is low. I don't know if your Generac has that feature, but many models do.
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