Question about Power Generators

1 Answer

Quit generating power

It was running and lights were working - but then the lights went out. Is there a reset or breaker somewhere? Or, is there something else the issue could be>

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 120 Answers

There should be a breaker reset button. It should be by the plugs on the generator.
What kind of generator is this?

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Husky 5000 watt generator quit producing power.


You could have a bad circuit breaker button. Replace that and see what happens.

Dec 24, 2015 | Husky Power Generators

1 Answer

Generator was running fine and then the electrical output quit while the engine was running.


Sounds like you did overload the capacity of the generator. What has happened is that the generator was happily running away producing the electricity required for approximately an hour and then an appliance such as an air conditioner, furnace, refrigerator, water heater, or similar large amperage draw fixture decided it was time to kick on for its cycle, or perhaps two or three of them kicked on at the same time, thereby raising the amperage requirement beyond the capability of the generator. All heavy duty appliances run at a given amperage but when they kick on for a cycle they draw almost 50 percent or more amps. Generators rated at 6000 amps or less will not power an entire home or business. When using this size of generator, disable some of your electrical items in the home by unplugging or switching off, and only connect the most important items needed for emergency use. A 3500 watt generator will only run a few lights and a television, plus only one appliance. This means that you could plug in the refrigerator and run it until it has gotten cold enough, then unplug it & connect the furnace or air conditioner or water heater so that they can do there job. Eventually you will be able to rotate through each appliance in turn, and hope the power will return soon. Your generator will likely have blown a capacitor, resistor or some similar repairable item. Some good quality generators will have an overload breaker installed, that trips before doing any damage and all that is needed is to find it and reset it, in order to continue using the generator.

Dec 05, 2013 | Campbell Hausfeld GN5060 - 5000 Watt...

1 Answer

Generator will not stay running


The toggle switch automatically resets all faults when it is turned to the off position. I would turn the toggle switch off, turn off the breaker on the generator and then turn off all the loads in the house except a few lights. Turn the generator breaker back on, then turn the toggle switch back to automatic. If it starts and stays running, you were overloading the generator. Turn on other loads slowly and keep track of what is on so you don't overload it again. If it still does not stay on, you may have a problem with the panel. Let me know what happens.

Nov 20, 2013 | Briggs & Stratton 15,000 Watt Home Standby...

1 Answer

Porter Cable BSI550 W 5,500 Watt Generator With 10 Hp Engine No AC output


Sounds like the generator unit (sometimes called the generator head) has overheated and melted the insulation in the windings. This is the same as an electric motor "burning out", and if this is the case, then the generator is toast. If you happened to notice that the lights or fans were getting dim or slowing down before the breaker tripped (without the gas engine slowing down) then this is most likely the case and you generator is toast. But if the output just suddenly quit, then it is possible that some smaller electrical component has failed. In any case, it's not something external that you can easily reset or replace. Sorry for the bad news.

Jun 13, 2012 | Porter Cable BSI550 W 5,500 Watt Generator...

1 Answer

NO 20amp 120v power


you probably tripped a circuit breaker. Carefully push in all the circuit breakers, I bet that one of them will give slightly and power will be restored.

Sometimes the 20amp outlet is also a GFI outlet. You may need to reset the outlet itself if so equipped.

May 21, 2010 | Coleman Powermate Powermate 5000W...

1 Answer

Breaker tripped, wouldn't reset. After about 20 minutes it reset.


YES YOU ARE IN DANGER. DO NOT turn this breaker on again. Please get a registered electrician. There is a risk of fire or even explosion. BE CAREFUL. Have you got a smoke alarm?

Feb 05, 2010 | RTO Circuit Breaker Box For Electrical...

1 Answer

Honda eu 6500 gen overload indicator light will not shut off


Check the Ground Fault Indicator circuit breaker for triping, and look for the high limit on generator. Reset the main breaker by triping it full right and then back. Vitally

May 22, 2009 | Honda 6370C - Parallel Power Kit For ...

1 Answer

Yamaha yg2800i generator will only idle


My guess is that while it was running out of gas the balnket and heater was pulling a load that the generator could not keep up with. Do you still have the manual????????

Mar 25, 2009 | Yamaha 2500 Watt Industrial Inverter...

1 Answer

Coleman Powermate 5000 reset problem


Yes, there must be a protection device on the unit somewhere. It should be indicated in the owners manual. It may be on the box the outlets are in, or built into the cover of the generation unit.

Dec 17, 2008 | Coleman Powermate Premium Plus 6250W...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Power Generators Logo

Related Topics:

88 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Power Generators Experts

John Trevino

Level 3 Expert

1378 Answers

EugenesDIYDen
EugenesDIYDen

Level 3 Expert

479 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Power Generator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...