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Old 08-21-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Owan generator fix

On our trip from Delaware to Disney this past June. We lost our owan generator. I finally got around to fixing it. The gen set would start and then die as soon as you released to start switch. I replaced the control board. That didn't work. After some more research. I finally broke down and pulled the generator out of the Rv. I disassemble the side with the fly wheel and removed the flywheel. After polishing the brushes and the contact rings it now runs perfectly. Apparently this should be done with some gen sets routinely. That is not an option with the 4KYFA26100. The generator has to be removed from the rv and partially disabled to get to the sliprings. It can be done with basic hand tools and one wheel puller (for removing the flywheel). The unit isn't light so use a good floor jack and some lumber to support it. I wanted to share this info for anyone else dealing with this issue. I couldn't find any good info on the web and took a risk. Well worth not spending $3000+ for a new gen set. This whole fix only cost me about 4 hours of time and $13 for the puller at harbor freight with my only help being my 6 year old that just wanted to talk this morning. He's a good helper :-) if anyone has any other questions about this I'll help if I can. Thanks for reading.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:34 PM   #2
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Great Job - I love it when someone has the ability to tear into something like this!!

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:36 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Wygantmb View Post
my only help being my 6 year old that just wanted to talk this morning. He's a good helper :-)

Nice to have a helper!

[ Next time, shoot video of the process! ]
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:59 AM   #4
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Hello, I also have been having small issues with 4KY gen set. hard to start, carb issues, flooding, Did you find any real good service manual for this procedure? thanks Ted. 2017/ 29MV
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