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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This sound like a loss of residual magnetism in the generator. The field will need to be "flashed".This is also known as re-exciting the field of the generator.
The Coleman manual gives these steps:
1Use a 6 Volt lantern batters (dry cell) or a 12 Volt automotive battery.
2.Disconnect all loads from generator.
3. Remove the brush cover (that's the rectangular plastic cover on the end of the generator.)
4. Plug a lamp or light into the generator before starting the engine. The light will illuminlate when ?Voltage has returned.
5. Start the engine with no load connected to the generator.
6. Attach the "-" lead of the battery to the negative brush. Very briefly touch the "+" lead of the battery to the positive brush. Remove as soon as Voltage builds up.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
I read spce sheets for this generator and several of the spec sheets say it requires 0.16 L of oil. If generator has a low oil level sensor that will kill the spark if the oil level is low.
Here is a copy of the Owners manual:
I went through the manual reading every detail about the generator and could find nothing about an low oil level sensor.
The wiring diagram on page 27 only shows the ignition switch, with a Brown wire to the ignition controller and then an orange wire to the high voltage coil in the circuit.
The parts diagram throws a wrench n the game as it mentions an ignitor... (item 2)
I see the switch, (item 4 page 24)
The magneto (Item 16 page 22)
The High voltage coil / set (Item 28 page 22) as the only 3 things in the circuit.
Disconnect the brown wire at the ignition controller and switch the run switch to ON. Check for a ground (none allowed)
Then check the Orange wire at the ignition controller to the high voltage set / coil. You may read resistance of the coil but is should NOT read ZERO ohms. IF you read ZERO you need to locate the short.
Inspect the wiring connections especially around the ignition controller. For a unit with 1 hr of run time it has to be something simple like a disconnected terminal unless rodents chewed on the wiring.
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Posted on Jun 04, 2011
I found that the switch wires under the gas tanks are pretty loose in their plugs going to the magneta.. Check all of your wireing under the gas tank for connection..I just put mine the shop and they told me that would run on ether but not on gas.. email@example.com
Posted on Jul 09, 2012
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