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Lost One

@nationalrailway.com

Onan generator runs at idel ONLY

I have an Onan model 45.0EM It has set for years. I changed from Natural Gas to Propane. Unit will not get above an idel. Any suggestions?



Killa200
Premium
join:2005-12-02
Southeast TN

Did you have the unit modified on when you converted from Natural Gas to Propane?



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to Lost One

That's not your generator's fault. As far as you're telling us, you haven't actually put it under load

SO IT IS YOUR FAULT!



54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to Lost One

said by Lost One :

I have an Onan model 45.0EM It has set for years. I changed from Natural Gas to Propane. Unit will not get above an idel. Any suggestions?

Probably a carburetor problem and or the governor is out of the loop.


PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD
reply to Lost One

You'll want to post this at the SmokStak forums, where a ton of Onan experts hang out.

»www.smokstak.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1

Troubleshooting will begin by manually moving the throttle while the engine is running, to see if the governor is holding it wide open and the fuel system is limiting engine speed, or if the governor is malfunctioning and not regulating at the correct speed.



jimmylockwoo

@nationalrailway.com
reply to Lost One

Onan is up and running. Problem was lack of propane volume. Ran larger line and runs great. Thanks.



jimmylockwoo

@nationalrailway.com
reply to alkizmo

Couldn't put unit under a load the unit would barely idel.



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

1 recommendation

said by jimmylockwoo :

Couldn't put unit under a load the unit would barely idel.

Please, it is "idle" not "idel".


Cho Baka
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said by ropeguru:

Please, it is "idle" not "idel".

Ropeguru is my idol!
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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

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said by Cho Baka:

Ropeguru is my idol!

pLaesa, its 'idlo' knot 'idol',