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My generator runs but will only put out 3.8 volts on the 120 volt receptacle. Changed AVR on the advice of Champion Technician. Problem persists. What else can I check?

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I'm not sure what
AVR = (automatic voltage regulator?)
You could try to excite the generator pg.7
http://www.powermate.com/generators/0062929_0706.pdf
Check the brushes pg. 7
Check the capacitor
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_test_a_capacitor_using_a_multimeter
Other than that you could open the box where the outlet is sometimes the wire breaks off or comes loose even if its new. Good Luck

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This bulletin covers the following Champion Power Equipment models:

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5. If voltage does not decrease or does not hold a steady output please contact Champion at

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If you have any questions, please contact Champion Power Equipment:

Champion Power Equipment, Inc.

10006 Santa Fe Springs Rd.

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Phone: 1-877-338-0999
Email:

tech@championpowerequipment.com

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