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    Genesis 1200 Problem

    Hello everyone,

    My father has a Genesis 1200 and is having some problems, after doing some googling, found this site, so it looks like the right place to ask for help.

    For starters, the display went blank, no nothing. What can I do to fix that?

    The Genesis idles fine, but when you rev it up, it seems to be misfiring or some thing. The dispaly and the misfiring was pretty close together, don't know if they are related or not. We checked the sparkplugs and they seem fine to us.

    We don't know alot about these watercrafts, so any help is appreciated!


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    Welcome to the HULK! you found the best place on earth to fix your jetski! Check back often and someone that knows or has an idea of whats wrong will chime in. may take a min or a day or a few days. just depends on whose on and what the problem is.

    It plugs in on the back of it. did you check to see if its connected?

    If you would like to know more about your ski in particular, you can use the search function or look thru the forums of how to's. it's worth it spending the time to read a lot of the posts here. Enjoy your stay!

    Any pics of the ski?

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    Welcome

    Click below for some useful info.

    The MFI display has a 1/4 Amp fuse inside the electrical box. If it has failed, replace it with another 1/4 Amp fuse, not a higher rated fuse.

    If the fuse is not the problem, then unplug the connector from the back side of the display. Check if the engine runs better with the display unplugged.

    You will need to do some diagnostics to sort out the mis-firing. Are you comfortable working on the machine?

    What model year?
    Is it carburetor or fuel injected?

    How long have you owned this machine?
    Has it ever worked properly for you?

    Are the correct part number spark plugs installed?

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    Ok, so this morning we check the MFI 1/4 amp and it's no good, so we replace it. The lights on the display flash a bit off and on, but not all of them.

    We cranked it up and the engine seems to run better, hopefully go test it out on the water soon.

    The model year is 2001 and it's carburetor.

    My father has owned it brand new, no previous owner.

    It worked great until the display/misfiring (not sure if that is the right term) happened.

    And yes, the correct spark plugs are in it, it says on the engine itself what kind of spark plugs to use.



    We are not real comfortable in tearing the engine apart etc....we was hoping (praying) for an easy fix. Would be nice if the display worked correctly, but we can deal without it if we have too as long as it runs good.

    Pics here...
    http://s785.photobucket.com/albums/y...t63/Jet%20Ski/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirecht View Post
    Ok, so this morning we check the MFI 1/4 amp and it's no good, so we replace it. The lights on the display flash a bit off and on, but not all of them...

    It worked great until the display/misfiring (not sure if that is the right term) happened.

    We are not real comfortable in tearing the engine apart etc....we was hoping (praying) for an easy fix. Would be nice if the display worked correctly, but we can deal without it if we have too as long as it runs good...
    Where are you located?

    If it is still not running 100%, unplug the connector from the back side of the MFI display.

    Sometimes when the display goes bad, it affects the CDI module that controls the engine ignition.

    If unplugging the MFI helps the engine run better, then the display may need replacing.

    When you unplug the MFI display, it will also disable the Start button. You can bypass that using a short piece of common #14 household copper wire.

    How to unplug the MFI and still allow the engine to crank, start, and run

    Multi-Function Display (MFD)


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    We are located in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

    We'll test it out without the MFI plugged in and see how it goes.
    I'll let ya know how it goes, thanks!

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    So we took it out on the water and it ran like a champ!

    Display still isn't workin and we are checking around for a replacement, seem to be pretty expensive on ebay.

    Thanks for all the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirecht View Post
    So we took it out on the water and it ran like a champ!

    Display still isn't working and we are checking around for a replacement, seem to be pretty expensive on ebay.

    Thanks for all the help!
    Glad to hear!

    What do you do to get it running?

    Just disconnect and bypass the MFI display?

    There are four versions of the MFI display. If your Genesis has PERC electric reverse, then you want an MFI with the reverse indicator.

    Multi-Function Display (MFD)

    There are four versions of the Polaris MFI display
    3280292 has a built-in Compass, Depth display, PERC reverse display
    3280371 has Compass, PERC reverse display
    3280370 has PERC reverse display
    3280365 does not have Compass, Depth or PERC reverse display

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    All we did was replace the fuse. Didn't unplug the display at all. Display didn't come up at all or nor show me the MPH I was goin, but it ran great, ran it for several hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirecht View Post
    Ok, so this morning we check the MFI 1/4 amp and it's no good, so we replace it. The lights on the display flash a bit off and on, but not all of them...
    Quote Originally Posted by Mirecht View Post
    All we did was replace the fuse.

    Didn't unplug the display at all. Display didn't come up at all or nor show me the MPH I was going, but it ran great, ran it for several hours.
    So you replaced the 1/4 AMp MFI fuse, and now the engine runs fine, but the display doesn't work - correct?

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