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Generator runs great but produces no power

On Thursday last week I had 220 amp outlet being used and a 110 amp outlet being and overloaded the generator. It turned out to be the reset breakers failed to trip and blew the capacitor. The reset breakers I would suggest replacement after 7 years very easy to do on a 5500 Valsi generator 2010 model still running and now producing electric. And of course use only regular gas non Ethanol.

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is it 110 or 220? if it is a 110 first check your breaker/ fuse panel for tripped breaker or blown fuse if 220 it would be a double breaker. if you find tripped breaker remember some panels require you to turn the breaker fully off then back on to reset. if 110 and no blown breakers, check your laundry room for a GFI (ground fault interrupt) outlet. make sure that it is not tripped either. to reset that just push the reset button on the outlet. best of luck to you

Nov 19, 2015 | Dryers

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My 70 series dryer the heating element is not working. I checked the heating coil for continuity and it is holding 12 ohms, the fuse has continuity and it has power. Flipped the breaker to se If that was it. Checked the dryer plug with my 110/220 tester and it read 110. Do you have any ideas. Is 110 enough


your voltage is not right as it should be 220 volts, check the outlet to see if you have 220 if you do then its the cord, if not then it is either the outlet or the breaker-panel, to check panel remove panel and test both legs of the breaker you should have 220 if not then replace the 30 amp breaker. Tim

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May 27, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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low voltage in 110 recepts. and 110 in 220 outlet, could 100 feed breaker be problem. breaked is 25+ years old


The breaker could be the problem. I take it that you have a meter, you can pull off the panel cover and check the line side of the main breaker ( the side from the power company) be VERY carefull as you cannot turn of the power to this side of the breaker!!! Form one wire to the other on the breaker you should have roughly 220 volts. From one on the breaker to the ground/nuetral bar you should have roughly 110 volts. I f you do not have 220 across the two wires on the breaker its the power company you need to call if the 110 voltage is not right you may have a loose ground/nuetral... Just be VERY CAREFULL!!!! Hope this helps you

Dec 05, 2010 | Siemens 100 Amp Main Breaker Renovation...

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electrical issue...220 dryer outlet problem


ok start at the pannel is there a double breaker there
usually a 30 amp two pole breaker this is how a pannel works first breaker pulls 120 off of one side of pannel second breaker pulls off 120 off the other side of pannel if you look the buss bars you will see that they interchange from one side of the pannel to the other so at the breaker you are checking make sure you have 120 v on output of one half of breaker and 120 on second half of breaker when you use a volt meter put one side to gng the other side to wire comming out of breaker you should have 120 on both sides if not you have a bad or tripped breaker

Apr 24, 2010 | Hammering

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10,000 watt generator 220 plug doesn't work


Most generators have several circuits incorporated within the windings. There are usually two 115v windings, one or two windings that produce power and sensing voltage for the regulator that supplies power to the armature (produces magnetic force) and sometimes a 12v winding to supply power to charge the battery. The two 115v windings power one 115v plug each and together power the 220v plug. Each outlet has a breaker and or ground fault. Since the 115v plugs are working indicates that the 220v plug must have an open/broken wire or faulty breaker. Easy to check, however you must open cover to wiring compartment and trace wires. Should be easy fix. You do not have to start engine to find broken wire. Use ohm meter instead. With engine off, Insert probes into 115v plug and obtain ohm reading. Then insert probes into second 115v plug and obtain similar reading. Look for same reading at the 220v plug (remember 2 circuits of 115v, ground and neutral). Good luck with your repair and email if you have other question.

May 09, 2009 | Electrical Supplies

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