Re: MDKAL starting problem

Bill Kinney

The part number Bill R. as posted is the solenoid (or actuator) and does not control engine speed despite what Onan's parts list might call it.  The fuel shut off lever (RED in the photo) is spring loaded to return to the "OFF" position.  The solenoid's job is to hold it against the spring and allow the engine to run.  These engines have a mechanical speed governor internal to the injection pump, the speed is not electronically controlled.

They are not the same for all models of Onan generator.  Some are two wire, some three.  Most of them have a part number on the label that a google search will locate replacement parts to match.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswick, GA, USA

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