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Brand new briggs & Stratton 8000 watt generator....

Will not provide any power. None of the circuit breakers are tripped. The rocker switch circuit breaker switch is on. I have tried several different appliances that all work fine when plugged in elsewhere.


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  • gatorexpress Feb 28, 2009

    Same problem, less than 40 hours on unit but it is 2 1/ years old. Service department sain wire came loose in the stator and shorted it out. They said it was not worth fixing. Appparenltly Troybuilt has succumbed to the China market and now sells JUNK. Lowes was the store I purchase it at.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Circuit breaker isn't working



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