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No output from my generator

The generator starts but there is no output at the recepticles. Someone told me the unit may need to be remagnatized.

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There is no such thing as "remagnatized" thats horrible and stupid advice. Your engine once started turns an alternator, which that produces electricity. Check all wiring connections first, if everything looks okay, you may need to replace the alternator.

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