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I have a 7500 Watt Porter Cable Electric Generator that isn't producing any electricity. We are able to turn it on and it sounds great while running but it doesn't power anything we plug into it. Any help or advice as to how I can fix it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Have you checked to ensure the GFI outlet is not tripped?

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  • justinofserv Sep 30, 2010

    Yeah we have checked the GFI outlet and we plugged the generator into a spider box too hoping that we could get something out of that but its not giving us any power.

  • ajcaminitijr Sep 30, 2010

    The generator likely uses a self-exciter circuit to make it start generating some power to get the field winding energized enough to start the flow of power. Some gens use brushesin the ciruits and might be bound or worn. Look for specific maintenance instruction in the manual . Brushless types use small magnetized cores to start the power generation and then are self sustained when the the generator output starts to rise.. Worth a look see if you have done all the easy stuff and checked for any blown control fuses(as opposed to output breakers)

  • mrfixit96 Nov 18, 2010

    Hi' I just repaired one with the same problem. The one I did had a bad capaciter in it . I replaced the capaciter and I had full voltage.
    I hope this is a help.

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