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Honda Em6500 generator won't generate. Did the plug a drill into it and spin the drill chuck by hand. Started working but when i started it up recently, same problem and drill trick won't work. How do I remagnetize it? It's not an invertor generator but a brush type

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You need to locate the the brushes and check to be sure the brushes are good. Then use a 6 or 12 volt battery to the proper pole on the brushes just for a few seconds. NOTE this can be Dangerous as you are using electricity and you have moving parts near where you will be working. Then try to see if it works Your winding may be shorted or open.

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