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GENERATOR output: while the DG4300 generator is running there is

The indicator lights are on at the outlets but the outlets are not live.

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    Although the 110 V outlets were dead, the 220 V outlet was live; so I knew that the generator itself wasn't fried. I took apart the control panel. The circuit breakers were not the problem: they had not tripped and tested OK on continuity. Since I put the panel back together I find that one set of 110 V duplex outlets is now functioning! The other remains dead. They are protected by separate GFI devices. Either I failed to check both GFI's before I opened the panel or some how one GFI got new life after I opened the panel and fiddled with stuff. Anyhow, I'm going to replace that bad GFI ( maybe both of them) when I get the chance. Thanks Carl for your effort. Joe D

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Check the circuit breakers for the outlets.

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