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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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Wow, you've got an ugly problem. It sounds like you already know that you have to pretty much disassemble these little buggers down to the frame to see anything inside, so I'll say what to look for:
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.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Reset / tickled? There are resistors and diodes in the end of the alternators rotor (the bit in the middle that spins) If these look ok visually then change the capacitor which is a barrel shaped object usually with 4 prongs on the end. Without a capacitor the genset will not produce a voltage.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
it may be a thermal coupler that cuts out when it gets to hot i would let it cool off for a bit then try it with a lighter load and go from there
Posted on Jul 28, 2011
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