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Old 10-24-2020, 12:49 PM   #1
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Generator Service Panel Replacement

Morning All,
I had been pretty diligent checking my Onan 4KY-26100R generator oil level every day when I thought I might use the generator. I probably failed to correctly re-install the service panel after I had checked the oil (but in my defense, there were some pretty hostile potholes between Branson, MO and Madison, MS; apologies to anyone who was following me and had to dodge the panel when it came loose).



Anyway, my attempts to purchase a replacement directly from Onan/Cummins has been frustrating as the part (Cummins Part #405-6384-01 Panel Assy-Service) is on back order and they do not know when it will be available.


Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I else I might try to source a replacement cover?


The manual tells me not to run the generator without the cover, but does anyone know what may go wrong if I do operator without the cover in place?


Thanks for your time,


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Old 10-24-2020, 03:51 PM   #2
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I think Iíve heard that the panel is needed for proper cooling. It is an air cooled engine so itís certainly possible that proper shrouding is necessary. I have to admit it doesnít look to me like it would play any significant role in that but maybe. Itís probably safe to run it as I know there is a safety switch that will shut it down if it overheats but Iíd sure keep trying to find a replacement.

Frustrating though. I recently lost my fridge access vent cover on the road. It had a complex, three color plus clear coat full body paint and cost me $600 to get a new one painted - and itís not quite perfect match. I believe it was lost due to my negligence in fastening it. Argh!
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:15 PM   #3
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/ONAN-PANEL-...cAAOSws6teWDnq
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Old 10-28-2020, 12:57 AM   #4
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A big thank you. I had searched ebay, but came up empty.
I am following up with the seller to see if I can purchase the entire panel assembly including the locking hatches. i'll let you know if I'm successful.



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Old 10-28-2020, 01:10 AM   #5
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Could try here too.
https://www.colburnpower.com/cummins...y-service.html
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:20 AM   #6
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That's even cheaper!!!
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:43 PM   #7
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Thanks OldWeb, I actually have an order placed with Colburn, but they replied that it was on back order for at least another couple of months.


I was hoping there might be an on-line RV salvage yard that might have miscellaneous items like the generator panel there.


I'm still waiting for the Ebay seller to reply, but if nothing else, we'll use the generator (sparingly) without the access panel until the back order is resolved.


My thanks again to everyone for their inputs.


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Old 10-29-2020, 04:20 PM   #8
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Here is some help, just call some up. Good luck!
https://www.rverscorner.com/florida.html
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:38 PM   #9
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with a little bit of tinkering, you can make a temp cover.
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:43 PM   #10
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Here is some help, just call some up. Good luck!
https://www.rverscorner.com/florida.html

OldWeb, you are a fountain of info.
I'm on it and hope I can locate a panel from one of these salvage sites.
Also I'll be book marking that website for future use.


Thank YOU
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:56 PM   #11
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Let us know how it works! You never know how old these sites are or if they are ever updated. All I do is simple WEB searches.
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