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I had similar problems, I think, read through this thread.

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...962#post456962
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I had similar problems, I think, read through this thread.

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...962#post456962

Thanks!! Looks like I'm going to pull the control box out...I'm leaning towards a board purchase...but I'll double check all the connections just to make sure.
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Thanks!! Looks like I'm going to pull the control box out...I'm leaning towards a board purchase...but I'll double check all the connections just to make sure.
The board rarely fails, it is possible and there is one or more replaceable relays.
Good idea to recheck the grounds, on the generator to frame, this gennie rolls
in and out so there is another ground someplace, all connections need removed cleaned even if they look good, recheck the battery connections by removing them.
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The board rarely fails, it is possible and there is one or more replaceable relays.
Good idea to recheck the grounds, on the generator to frame, this gennie rolls
in and out so there is another ground someplace, all connections need removed cleaned even if they look good, recheck the battery connections by removing them.

I will check those as well..glad to have some nice weather to work in!
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I am a little confused with your troubleshooting. How many Volts @ the 2 large terminals on the starter. At rest & while attempting to start. One should be batt voltage @ rest & the other zero. The terminal that is zero @ rest is the voltage to the starter motor while cranking. The small terminal on the solenoid should have zero at rest and batt voltage while start is energized.
Did you check the ground ? And I mean take apart & clean, not just look at the connections. Take the cannon plug apart and inspect ot carefully for burnt contacts.
Do everything basic before you throw expensive parts at it.
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I am a little confused with your troubleshooting. How many Volts @ the 2 large terminals on the starter. At rest & while attempting to start. One should be batt voltage @ rest & the other zero. The terminal that is zero @ rest is the voltage to the starter motor while cranking. The small terminal on the solenoid should have zero at rest and batt voltage while start is energized.
Did you check the ground ? And I mean take apart & clean, not just look at the connections. Take the cannon plug apart and inspect ot carefully for burnt contacts.
Do everything basic before you throw expensive parts at it.
I'm going to post a short video with what I've done/checked as I'm probably not describing my troubleshooting accurately!
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pulled control unit out..looks like one of the trace are burnt on the board. Click image for larger version

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pulled control unit out..looks like one of the trace are burnt on the board. Attachment 67199
looks like you have your culprit. the angry electrons don't like unpaved roads. If you can solder, I would jump it with a wire to verify before replacement. (maybe even a fused wire? )
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looks like you have your culprit. the angry electrons don't like unpaved roads. If you can solder, I would jump it with a wire to verify before replacement. (maybe even a fused wire? )
I happen to have another board. I replaced it. It still has the same issue. Back to square 23456..ugh
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Hi Seth,

What did you find out with your start issue? I had a issue where some times I would get a no start issue. It would crank but not start. If I pushed the fuel solenoid in while trying to start it would fire up and the rod would stay engaged. I was due for a battery but tried jumping it with my car. Still would cause a no start issue some of the time. So I went to the NAPA dealer and picked up a start solenoid. It is part # ECH ST67. This is very important. You can't use just any 4 terminal Ford solenoid. It will not work! Don't ask me how I know . Today I put in the new battery and changed out the start solenoid. It now fires up every time. Food for thought
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