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Generator will not produce electrical power.It will kick reset button

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May i know exactly the type of and model of the generator?

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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    micromaster Feb 10, 2009


    1. Run the generator for at least twenty minutes, to make sure no breakers are tripped.

    2. If you can get to a brush any where on the unit, remove it and put it back without rotating it, and try the unit again with a low wattage load connected, make sure the engine is up to speed, look for the simple overlooked things first,


    • If you have no gen experience, you need a service man, there is nothing we can do writing back and forth to fix it without tons of measurements, try the idea of putting a low wattage and correct voltage light bulb on the output and see if it starts to get brighter.

    • If so it may self excite, there are diodes to check, regulator, either electronic or rotating, brushes, windings, has to be check.


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