I am going to have to plead ignorance when I confess that I have not run the generator in our motor home for the last 9 months. I happened to be reading one of the blogs I follow and they mentioned exercising their generator. So I did a little investigating and found that I should have been exercising the generator at least once a month for two hours under a load.
So I attempted to start the generator and it was very hard starting and ran rough with a very noticeable surge, especially when I put it under a load. I reached out to my technical experts on RV.net and received back some very good suggestions including the use of SeaFoam and replacement of the fuel and air filters, along with the spark plug and engine oil.
Although I was successful with performing this maintenance, I have to say that replacing the fuel filter was a real chore due to the tight space, but I got it done!
Now that everything has been replaced, the generator starts on a dime and runs smoothly under a load until I turn on the AC and that's when the in-line voltage meter jumps all around. I am not sure if this is normal or if there is a further problem with my generator that needs to be addressed. I would appreciate feedback from anyone reading this post regarding this issue.
Thanks in advance for your feedback, I hope that you will have a great weekend and be safe out there!
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