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onan microlite 4000 won't start

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Old 10-06-2015, 06:27:51 PM
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Well that's good news that wouldn't happen to me on a 4 ky.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:43:54 PM
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Check for corroded connection, bad wire crimp to spade connector.

Also possible to have broken wire inside insulation, try wiggling wire while running to see if it dies.
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Default Re: onan microlite 4000 won't start

Ran it for over 2 hours under load, no problems. All I can figure is the primary coil wire had enough corrosion to interrupt the circut and taking it off & back on removed enough to get it working again (it happens A LOT on the planes I work on = common practice to "re-rack" a component or connector). it took what I consider a normal amount of effort when I removed it to check resistance and same when I re-connected it. I didn't notice any obvious corrosion either but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.
I appreciate everyone's help. I learned a lot about this Onan during the last few days including where to find & download manuals at "the right price" !
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