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Old 02-10-2019
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I just acquired my first bird, 83 model with 3208t. Got a lot of work to do but right now I’m working on the generator. Will not start from any switches, only by crossing start solenoid. No power anywhere. Not turning fan, can’t find any power anywhere. Where do I start?
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check the fuse in the control box.
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I put a new fuse it was blown. It blew immediately. What size fuse and is it supposed to be high voltage or low voltage? And then if it’s right what do I need to find what’s causing it to blow
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Andrew,

Do you have the manual for the generator in your blue box? There is a lot going on in the control box. I assume you replaced the glass tube fuse in the side of the control box. Your manual will have the schematic and will have the correct value for that fuse. If it is blowing then you have something shorting out. I'd start with taking the top off the control box and looking for melted insulation and other signs of shorting. There are a lot relays in there, but it is rather complex. I'm no expert - there are others that understand and hopefully they will chime in.

You will need the schematic.
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I have no manual no nothing on anything. Can’t find any obvious signs of a short
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Here is a link to manuals. Perkins Genset Engine & Kohler Manuals and Information ... This should help give you ideas of where to look. If this link doesn't work, search this in the google search on top of the page. Good luck.
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This manual has it all.m Download it and check it out. There are a couple of controller diagrams labeled Perkins at the end. they will give you a good idea of the controller and Perkins wiring and function. The JPG shows the connections to the coach switches and color code.
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I put a new fuse it was blown. It blew immediately. What size fuse and is it supposed to be high voltage or low voltage? And then if it’s right what do I need to find what’s causing it to blow



What size was the fuse you removed. Looks to be a 15 amp
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I traced the shirt down to the wire in the schematic that says to coach auxiliary charging solenoid. What is that?
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I looked for a circuit with that description and have not found it yet. I do know that there is a solenoid controlled by a dash rocker switch that will tie your generator starting battery to the house batteries. Perhaps this is the Auxiliary starting circuit. On my unit this solenoid is located near the steps.
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