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Brand new Porter cable 5500w 10 hp generator - no output

Engine starts and runs normally. No power to any device that is plugged in. Breaker does not seem to be tripped

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Hi,
I wrote an answer that was for powermate generators, but it should help you too. I think you have a brushless generator, and rather than the plastic endbell I mention in the post you have a metal pie plate held on by 2 phillips head screws (yours is easier to get to)

Rate me if this helps, ask directly if it isn't enough,
Carl

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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