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My generator is starting but does not get AC 220V to work normally. where is the problem

My generator ET900 get AC 220V but does not work when i start it. so help me if you can I don't no where the problem is.

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SOURCE: North Star 5500/ lost one leg of the 220v

Small generators like this almost always have 2 stator windings 180 degrees out pf phase, that's how it makes the 220.
At the back (maybe side) of the outlet box should be a molex type plug that has the wires from the stator, get an ohm meter and measure them (with the generator shut off of course). You should find that you've got 4 wires in the plug, 1 wire for each end of 2 coils. From one end to the other of each coil you should measure less than an ohm, between the coils there is usually no connection, but some models have the neutral ends of each coil connected together inside the generator housing.

It sounds to me like you've got one of the power windings open...

Carl

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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