Onan MDKD Starting Problems


Having coaxed this old gen back to life it's died on me again :/  

Had an electrician bypass the galley switch then the starter solenoid began overheating.  It didn't seem to reach it's full 'pull' so I disconnected it and stopped the generator via the red stop lever).   

Then the solenoid/relay (see pic) began overheating (red hot and smoking after 20 mins) even when gen was only switched on and not even operating.

Now it won't start at all.. even with batteries fully charged from shore power. 

Despite looking in several Onan parts catalogues I can't seem to identify this particular solenoid/relay (if that's what it is - it's got 12v L95 embossed on it.)

Anyone any idea what's going on and/or can identify a part number for this solenoid/relay?  The closest I can seem to find is 307-1617 (K11 Solenoid/Relay) but it looks nothing like it. 

Many Thanks


#189 SV Haddock

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