Question about Porter Cable 5,500 Watt Portable Generator #BSV550 W...
The generator worked fine until I changed the oil.
Now it runs but produces no power.
Circuit breaker has not tripped.
Replacing capacitor did not fix the problem
Hi, remove the electric control panel & check the wiring as sometimes we have seen the wires coming off the voltage change over switches.
Also some of these units you can check the connections in the rear of the alternator & if it has brushes that they are not stuck.
Another problem we have had is the trip switches have went faulty but still switch operates ok, they need to be checked with a probe type tester for conductivety.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
You may have accidentally applied AC to it with it not running, that will erase the residual magetism in the armature, see my fix in the other question for no power output.
Posted on Sep 21, 2014
Found bad capacitor tested by loading capacitor and seeing if it held voltage I used a 12 volt battery
Posted on Jun 12, 2013
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