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Motor runs fin but smoke major pouring out of generator end and circuit breaker will not stay on

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If you were drawing major power from generator, you may have fried capacitor or voltage regulator. Both of these parts tend to make smoke when they fail. Stator winding can fail also but rare. Remove end cap to generator. Look for melted strings that bind coils together or melted wires. This would indicate failed stator. If stator looks ok, look for capacitors that look swollen or leaking that my be easily replaced. Caps have a value printed on them and reading should be within 5%. If caps are good, look at half moon shaped regulator. Failed regulator will have melted potting compound. Good luck

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