Generator was bought new 2/27/07 and was used three times of a total of 12 hours at the most. I also start it every month for 10 minutes. This time I started and have no electricety. It is stored in a garage.
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Program A or 1 is your primary program setting. All Zones will run on this program.
Select program B. Or 2
Set start time for program B usually an hour or two after the LAST zone (12) run time on program A or 1
1. set selected run time for the zones you want to run. 5 min -20 min ( leave the others 00:00 or off)
Select program C or 3
And repeat above.
Keep track of the start times of each program as 12 zones running for 10 min will add up to 120 min or 2 hours total. So if Program A/1 starts at 6am it will finish at 8 am. Set program B/2 start time at 11am. Them select the specific area/zone you want to run again will water the area a second time. Just remember to leave the other areas you don't want to water Set at 00:00 or off. Repeat through all the programs and you off to enjoy your day. Cheers
Honda makes quite good gasoline motors. I doubt it is a valve timing issue but it might be a burned valve or a valve adjustment issue. What does after a while mean? A couple of minutes or 4 hours? Is it running for just a short while and then stops or it runs well for a long time and then stops?
I finally solved the intermittant starting problem on my Kohler 12 RES by replacing the strater and the starter relay. I was also experiencing the occassional OC indication, red blinking LEDs on the ATS, and intermittent non-starts during the weekly exercises. The problem happened during power outages a couple times also. If I flipped the start switch between auto and run quickly the generator would occasionally start. Once started, the generator runs fine. I ordered a new starter, which included the starter solenoid. By the way, don't worry about the genuine part thing..the old starter was a Delco made overseas. I ordered a new starter online for $85 (6744N) and it was indentical to the genuine Kohler starter. Replaced the starter and it improved the problem but did not totally solve the intermittent starting. Ordered the starter relay (GM49746) replaced it and the problem is solved.
Let just wait a minute. You have an inverter that is rated at 4500 watts.
This spooky. The inverter has a three phase input/three phase output? What is
the inverter going to be used for?
Next question. What type of batteries are you using and what is the
voltage/current in series or parallel? What will be the total voltage you will
producing with the batteries? What is the total current of the batteries.
Another question? What is the voltage of the 28 amps? If it going to dump 28
amps across some batteries that rated at 12 volts and 1400 amp/hrs. For 12 volt batteries with a total of 1400 amps. What you will
need approx 14 to 14 1/2 DC and with 28 amps across the batteries for charging
these batteries. The batteries will be gone in about 1 hour. Boil all the water
out of them. When a battery starts to boil it release water with hydrogen gas
(the gas is very explosive and dangerous).
You also don't have a regulation circuit to limit the amount of current
depending on the needs of the batteries. Also, you don't have a trickle charger
to keep the batteries fully charge when the batteries are idle.
You will also need DC regulated charger that will keep the voltage 2-4 volts
above you battery voltage. Without this voltage above the batteries voltage it
will not charge those batters. Batteries need to forced to except a charge
that why voltage above the source voltage. If you can check the voltage on your
car/truck with a 12 volt system. While engine is running the voltage across the battery
will be 13.8 to 14.1 volts. Now, the current limiter is the alternator it has a
regulator built into it for stabiizing voltage and current went the batteries
require more current but it limited by alternator regulator
Now, to get more current out of the alternator the regulator will supply dc
voltage to the stator of the alternator generator more current. More dc voltage
is supplied by the regulator but the dc voltages is limit to about 24 volts.
Another limiting factor is the alternator copper windings diameter---larger
diameter more current, small diameter less current. Utilities systems use big
mega watts generators. The maxi um dc voltage for these three phase generator
would like 500 to 800dc volts for peak to peak output. There is a simpler way of
You need to rethink everything here. Also, I can help you if you supply the
I truly wish you luck in your electrical endeavors. GB you. stewbison
I really depends on the size of the generator. 1 gallon of gas should last close to an hour, the tank should hold about 3-4 gallons so I would say atleast 3-4 hours but keep a check on the level as you never know when leaks occur, or how much gas it sucks up. Good Luck
The generator will produce ac voltage not dc so the meter needs to read ac voltage. the readings need to be taken between the three wires using two at a time until all combinations have been tried. readings should all be the same. Engine will have to be run at about 5000rpm while readings are obtained. Other possible problem could be the regulator / rectifier unit breaking down when hot.