Re: Onan generator does not start

Nick Newington

You could separate the generator part from the Kubota. If the motor then turns then the problem is with generator part…. And vice versa.
When I bought Amelia the genset was 
Solid. The source of the problem was a fitting near the high pressure pump of the watermaker. A very fine salty mist was trashing the genset and both chargers. 
I replaced the lot including the tiny WM fitting. 

SY Amelia

On 11 Jul 2022, at 02:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


I had a client recently buy an Onan 7MDKDK for less than $11k with an Isolated ground kit & Remote. I thought this was a very good deal.

Check Sun Power Diesel and Marine in Dania Beach FL
954.237.2200 sales@...

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

On Sun, Jul 10, 2022 at 4:27 PM Miles <milesbid@...> wrote:

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your suggestions.  Unfortunately, when I tried to start the generator it was frozen solid. The raw water intake has been shut. I took out the glow plugs and then the injectors and still frozen.  A strong man tried to turn the crank with a very large wrench, and it was solid—no movement what so ever.  Does anyone have any ideas what could be the cause.  I didn’t shut the water off at the generator but only at the main intake, so it is possible that it sucked some water from other things.  The muffler had only about a quarter cup or less of water in it.


The generator is an Onan 6.5 KW MDKAL  with about 5000 hours.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement?


Miles,  s/y Ladybug sm 216, Newport harbor, RI

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