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I have a Coleman 5500 watt generator that doesn't produce any AC current. I tryed to exicite it with a12 volt battery. When you touch the wires to the brushes the light comes on and as soon as you take them off the light goes off. What do I do.

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    dan turkstra Nov 07, 2010

    What light going off are you talking about a indicator light or a light plugged in to the generator. Check to see if that generator uses a capacitor to excite the rotor it could be shorted or open. Or last of all the AVR is bad. Let me know if this helps.

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I bet that generator uses a capacitor to excite the rotor and it is probably shorted or open. Or last the AVR is bad .

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