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I have a Power Boss 7000 Portable Generator that runs well but does not provide electricity to any of the outlets.

This Generator is at least 5 years old and has never been used. I can't say with absolute certainty that it ever worked. I bought it at a time when I didn't need a generator -- i.e there was no emergency. However, knowing me, I am sure that after assembling it, I would have tested it to be sure it worked. So, I am pretty sure it worked at one time. The engine runs well. There is noe electricity from any of the 5 outlets. The main circuit breaker is on an I pushed the other two circuit breaker an sill no joy. Ther is an LED or lamp beside the outlets and I believe it is to let you know if electricity is available and it not lit. By looking at the generator vent holes it looks like the generator is turning. Do you have any suggestions on what I might check. The running meter shows zero hours on the meter. A helpful piece of information would be a source to purchase a maintenance manual. Thanks

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  • Ron Davis Oct 30, 2012

    I have found a source for a Generator/Inverter Repair Manual and it is on order. When I get the manual , I will update this problem.

  • Ron Davis Nov 08, 2012

    I solved the problem today and it was rediculously easy once some one told me how to proceed. It too 10 minutes.

  • Ron Davis Nov 08, 2012

    I said someone because I don't know where I copied this fix from. This is it and it worked. Something has come up and I must leave. I will complete this posting tomorrow.

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    peter_c_mori Nov 15, 2012

    Ron, please finish this post, I have the same problem on the same generator

  • Ron Davis Mar 06, 2013

    I am very sorry that I never finished this posting. The solution is called "Flashing" the fields (restoring the Magnetisim) . The procedure can be found on ehow.com.Search for "How to Flash the Field of a Brushless Generator" It worked for me ONCE.I thought I was home free. This is a verycommon problem if you don't occasionaly start your generator an then put a load on it. I decided to start mine every two weeks or at least once a month. Two weeks later I started the generator and I had the problem again. I tried the Flashing procedure again and it didn't work. After a number of tries, I gave up. Since I had NEVER used the Generator, I went back to where I bought it and they were NICE enough to exchange it for a new but different one. I start my new one every two weeks,

  • Ron Davis Mar 06, 2013

    I hadn't finished my recent comment and made the same mistake I made before -- I hit the return key. The procedure is also called "Exciting" a Generator. Go to ASK.COM and put in either phase and you will get numerous responsses..The ehow.com procedure is the easiest if you have two drils.

  • Ron Davis Mar 06, 2013

    This problem is closed for me.

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1 - Burned wires in the part of the generator that doesn't move. This is the bit that carries the current shorted out by the mud.

2 - Burned wires in the part that does move. This is the bit that makes the magnetism that makes the electricity. There are also some diodes and MOVs tucked into the end of the plastic insulator

You're likley better off getting some other generator, sorry.

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