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Need a manual for Electra Gas Generator 5500 8200 -- B&G stanadard motor. Probably a renamed Elite.

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  • gnugnoli524 Aug 02, 2009

    Tom --
    Yes, I need the manual. Mine works and I want to give it to someone but I would like to make sure they have written directions. I can give you a fax number or an e-mail if you can send it that way. Let me know. Thanks, G.



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I can give you the "OWNERS MANUAL" for the 5500/8200 Model 16172 Electra generator, but I don't think that is what you're looking for, is it? I purchased the generator at the Navy Exchange and got the 3 year warranty on it. When it suddenly wouldn't start going into it's third year, I contacted the warranty center and they told me where to take the generator for repair. That shop worked on it and finally got it to start, but when they attempted a second start - the starter 'dogs' hung up and were destroyed. The shop attempted to locate parts, technical services, etc., for Electra, but couldn't find anything and the warranty center finally returned my purchase money and the shop sent the generator back to the warranty center. Does the manufacturer still even exist? Don't Know.... Tom.... Pensacola, Fl

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  • JustTom Aug 02, 2009

    I'll be glad to send you the manual via USPS - just give me address and I'll put it in mail tomorrow morning. Contact me at:


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I have a 8200/5500 mdl. 16172 electra i bought it from a friend a year ago brand new never had oil or gas in it all sealed , had it in the box till first week of the 10 th of April i fill it with oil and gas , pull the start and first pull started up , had it ran from 6:00 pm to 12:30 no problem, the next night i checked the oil ,ok , fill with gas started first pull , but i noted a nose coming from the starter recoil housing area , so i promised myself the next day to look at it ,
but after an hour of ranning it cut off and the way it dit i kno that it was not normal so i flip on my propein generator for the knight
the next day cheked , oil ,gas good i pull the starter and gass what it thogh a rod . i am told that is all this generator was to last
7:00 hours. would you beleive that sal m

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