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Generator runs but will not generate, circuit breakers ok --wheelhouse 5550...worked ok when i got it new 5 years ago, i start it regurally but have not checked to see if it generated until now. it did genreate when i bought it

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Engine has to run at 3600 RPM to make elecity.you shoud always put a load on the generator when the engine.

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Is the engine idle running at the rate it should? try manualy reving engine up to see if it will exite generation.

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