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I have a Steamist SM-8 generator and DSC 425 wall controller. The units are 10 years old. Today when I tried to use the unit I pressed the start button on the control, it showed me the minutes it wa

I checked the circuit breaker - power is on to the unit. I removed the front covers and determined power was flowing through the wiring inside the generator. The system has worked perfectly over the past 10 years. Any idea what is happening?

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If your unit is running fine and then all of a sudden it just shuts down it is usually that you stopped creating voltage. You need to check the brushes and rings. If you are able to start the unit right up without any hesitation and voltage is being produced, then your fuel pump is breaking down. If you do have hard time restarting then you may have clogged fuel filters. One at the carberator and one at the fuel pump.

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It is likely the battery. These batteries are designed to last 3-6 years in a UPS. The good news is that if it is the battery, it is completely user replaceable and you'll have a Cyber Power unit that works just like new with a new battery. What may have happened is that the battery was weak, and you may have had a slight dip in the AC power. This caused the Cyberpower unit to switch over to the weak battery which couldn't handle the load. The unit then turned off. When you press the "ON" button, the unit will go through a self-test that checks all of the components and the unit will not turn on and be functional unless all of the components come back with a PASS, including the battery. If possible, test the battery with a voltmeter, it should read around 13.5, but not lower than 11.5v DC. However, with the unit over 3 years old, it almost certainly the battery. Here's a link to a replacement battery for the CP685AVR:

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I install and work on these everyday. If you hooked up the transfer switch you probable have a control wire wrong. check the utility power sense wire. That lets it no when to start in auto. it could be a relay or fuses. or a control board.

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first off, it's illegal to release freon into the atmosphere. the epa could charge you $32,500, so keep it under your hat. second, if it's getting too cold where the evaporator coils are icing up, it's too lille freon, not too much. as for the breaker tripping, your compressor might be wearing out. if it's pulling too much current, the motor is failing and the compressor needs replacing. and do not do it yourself unless you're certified by the epa to move freon and have the proper equipment to recollect the used freon.

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The auto speed control is failed. Keep it manual and see how it does...It will run at full throttle even when no load is running. Then fix the throttle control when able.

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