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Old 08-07-2017, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default 1997 Pleasure Way : Need Generator Help

It almost starts, but can't stay running.

I was thinking I would service it myself.

But I don't have the manual.

Does anyone have a manual or a link to a video on how to do a service for the generator on this 1997 Pleasure Way ?

I'm pretty good at DIY but if you think it's too hard too I would value hearing that.

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Old 08-07-2017, 02:29 AM   #2
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I will be tackling a similar project on an Onan 2800 from my newly purchased 96 Pleasure Way. I found some good You Tube videos on the subject--even found out that with less than a 1/4 tank of gas, the generator will not draw fuel.
I do have the original owners manual for the Onan, I can scan it and send or post--if that helps.
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:32 AM   #3
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Onan has a step-by-step troubleshooting guide.

Google should get you there.
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The first thing to check on older Onans is the little rubber vent tube that hangs down. Insects crawl up and build nests. The unit won't run if the tube is blocked. Happened to me twice. You clear it with a piece of wire. Newer units have foam screens to prevent this.
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Avanti, what does the vent tube "vent"?
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It's a breather tube for the crankcase.
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Avanti, what does the vent tube "vent"?
The tube I was referring to is actually the vent on a propane regulator built into the genset. It must be vented to atmosphere or the engine will not run. Here is one description of the system:

Cleaning out the regulator vent hose on your RV's Onan MicroQuiet 3600LP generator may solve staring problems
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The tube I was referring to is actually the vent on a propane regulator built into the genset. It must be vented to atmosphere or the engine will not run. Here is one description of the system:

Cleaning out the regulator vent hose on your RV's Onan MicroQuiet 3600LP generator may solve staring problems
1997 Pleasure Way ?

I would think that's a gas Onan.
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1997 Pleasure Way ?

I would think that's a gas Onan.
Dunno. If so, my advice does not apply.
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I downloaded both the Owners Manual and the Service Manual from the Onan site. They were free.
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