Question about McCulloch FG6000MK 5700Watt 13 HP 338CC Portable Generator

1 Answer

We have a McCulloch 2300 Generator. It runs, but no electrical output. What should I look for ? Glenn

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 520 Answers

Look for a reset button, either on the generator or on the dash with the recepticals. my 5700 has fuses there also

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

  • Generator Guru
    Generator Guru Mar 03, 2014

    You need to run a test with a multimeter. Check out our video on how to test your alternator.http://generatorguru.com/help-me-fix-my-...

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Has gas in bowl and fire but wont start without starting fluid


McCulloch u spray starter fluid Power Generators Questions ...

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags > u spray starter fluid > Power Generators
McCulloch power generators u spray starter fluid related questions and ... Question about 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator # FG6000MK ... My 5700 watt 11 HPMcCullough generator wont ... My generator will start if I spray it with either but won'tstay running in less I keep ... The bowl has gas in it and the needle is clean.

This generator McCulloch fg6000mk 11hp has no spark. I've ...

www.fixya.com/.../t7785814-generator_mcculloch_fg6000mk_11hp_no
Jan 13, 2011 - this generator McCulloch fg6000mk 11hp has no spark. I've checked the gas bowl , a small amount of water in the - McCulloch ... water in the bowl not much also sprayed a small amount of starting fluid in .... My 5700 watt 11 HPMcCullough generator wont start. I'm getting good gas to the plug but no spark.

Won't start. I have a never used McCulloch 5700 11HP ...

www.dqrkc.com/support/t1325485-start
Dec 2, 2008 - Question about McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator # ...evaporated. you might tryt a little spray starter fluid in the spark plug ... My generatorwill start if I spray it with either but won't stay running in ... The bowl has gas in it and the needle is clean. ... My 5700 watt 11 HP McCullough generator wont.

1325485 Won't start. I have a never used McCulloch 5700


Jan 21, 2016 | McCulloch 11 HP 5700 WATT GENERATOR

1 Answer

What faults can a change over switch caurse between the generator and the load


One consideration is how many circuits and how much total wattage is being used when the generator is in service.
"Gas Powered Generator GG2300 2300 Watts Surge 2000 Watts Continuous Output 10 Hours of Run Time at Full ."
This is a relatively small generator with 2000 watts output, so the problem may be that the generator can not handle the wattage demand. You can get a pretty good estimate of the wattage demand by adding up the wattage of everything , all lights, appliances, etc that's being powered by the generator. If the total wattage is greater than the output of the generator (2000 watts) then the generator is too small.

May 21, 2014 | UST GG2300 Portable Gas Powered Generator

1 Answer

Engine runs fine but probably overloaded the generator. Is it just brushes or coil too.


Site unseen i would say its neighter the brushes or the coil . And more the likely the problem is with a transformer converting the DC off the generater to AC for your output . If the engine runs ok and the armature in the generater spins ok and you don;t have a million hours on it should work at least somewhat . Try testing the output on the AC side see what you get for AMPS you will need a muilty meter set to AC amps

Jul 10, 2011 | McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator #...

1 Answer

The engine runs fine and the generator produces electricity but shortly after start up the generator head gets hot and starts to smoke. What could be the problem or solution? thanks jeff Joyce


If you really mean the "generator head", which I understand as the outer bearing cover of the generator, your problem may be a bad contact or worn out brush-ring assembly, or a bearing problem (not very much believable).

Jul 02, 2010 | McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator #...

1 Answer

McCulloch Generator model FG6000mk 11hp run good until I turn on generator then stop running do you think the generator bad and can it be rebuild ?


I did not understand how you turn on generator, as it is always turned on.
If you use the ON/OFF switch it is stopping the prime mover.
If you reset the AC breaker without load, and it stops - it means that you have short circuit after the breaker. Check the output receptacles.
Try this link:
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/MOUS/MOUS2008/MOUS2008-FG6000MK-7096FG6024-966991401.pdf 

Jun 12, 2010 | McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator #...

2 Answers

Have an fg5700ak runs ok but no power output what


Typical diodes are 10 amp for these. The stator and rotor both have VERY low resistance readings. The reading typically will be below that which will register MEANINGFULLY on the digital meters.

My generator had 10 amp diodes with surge protectors across them. One of the protectors shorted and generator output was zero. Mine is a 6KW diesel silent unit.

Replaced the diodes with 70 amp ones with surge protectors that have 20 times the energy absorbtion as the originals. Unfortunately this required some lathe work to make holders for the diodes and the surge protectors to ride on the rotor.

Used the light bulb trick to remagnitize it once diodes were replaced.

Nov 10, 2009 | McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator #...

2 Answers

No 120V output


Please test the following and get back to us. Repace the receptical with one from a electrial store have found that many of them turn out to be bad once you replace it retest for voltage. If it still has no voltage then get back to me by posting a responce here to this question.

Jul 14, 2009 | McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator #...

4 Answers

McCulloch generator stops after about a minute


Have Generator McCullough FG 6000 was running fine motor still running fine than NO power output, any suggestions ?? Can you get replacement parts and repair diagram off the interent ??

Sep 30, 2008 | McCulloch 13HP 338 Cc Portable Generator #...

1 Answer

McCulloch 5700AK


My answer:

Not having any background info as to how old your model is or - TOTAL RUN HOURS unknown as well? - I can only give you several possibilities of what the electrical/electronics problem might be - even though I don't know the exact model # and which engine you have on your Genset.

McCulloch, Coleman, and many others as well do not mfr much of anything inside the USA today - let alone factory service anything they sell, but like with many other USA companies out there today they do private label out to a lot of mfg vendors (mostly in China btw), and the Genset gas engines are numerous to say the least. From Briggs & Stratton to Honda to Subaru and so forth...not to mention the generator heads as well. Again - all made in China.

I also don't know what normal LOAD you are putting on your Genset there, or have been putting on it previously, or at what RPM you are normally running the engine at - as to half throttle or full throttle setting?? The heavier the electrical LOAD the more heat the generator head had to dissipate as well. Is the generator venting clear and free from dust, dirt, and any obstructions? I take it that it's most likely a Briggs & Stratton 4-stroke single cyl, or else it's a Honda 4-stroke single/twin cyl engine?

Has the gas engine always been serviced properly as to scheduled fuel filter changes, oil changes, air cleaner maintenance, etc? These are just as critical so as not to burden the generator head output as well. If the generator head runs extremely HOT then you definitely have a problem there. Internal short, bad winding, etc.

Which brings me to the next point.

Since I take it that it has been running good up to now - I have a few ??'s as to how you have been running it recently, and how well it's been running generator-head wise?

Has the output voltage been really stable and clean up to this point or has it varied at lot?

Have you actually measured the AC output voltage with a good quality DVM set on the 200 volt AC scale? If so - what voltage was read? How stable was it - as to any notable variations?

Did you compare your DVM readings/findings to those listed in the Operator Manuals spec listed?

Btw - are all the output outlets totally dead? Is so then it's not the breakers at fault. Not if the engine runs OK, and at the proper RPM settings as well.

Beings your Genset is probably an older model - it just indeed might have some high RUNTIME HOURS on it. If it does it just could very possibly be what sounds like to me (and I personally HAVE SEEN this happen myself firsthand) that the generator brushes are nearly shot - as in almost worn out. Or in your case - TOTALLY GONE. If there is some brush length there, but not enough by spec then they may be getting too too hot - as from excessive current draw at point of contact, and thus the generator sensing circuitry itself is doing a complete electrical CUTOUT!!

An added protective Genset circuit feature in that the generator itself may indeed be linked to the engine as a type of REV LIMITER or CUTOUT on the Maintenance-free Magnetron® electronic ignition. Again - your operators or service manual should have a pretty good troubleshooting section in it unless you don't have that anymore or never got one if you bought it used to begin with.

If you unscrew & remove the Generator brushes, and they are indeed below the recommended length (or worse case they are indeed totally worn down) then that most likely is your problem right there.

If you choose to replace the old brushes with new ones yourself - be very careful when seating the new ones - as to their insertion and cap retainer tightening. Never over-tighten those black plastic-like brush retainer screw caps - for if you break one (hard to get immediate replacements is why), or fracture one it could cause the Genset to fail under LOAD, and that very well could do some severe damage to the generator part itself. Take your time doing it, and be patient!!

It has to be one of the scenarios listed above, as I've covered every possible cause short of a broken or shorted wire somewhere - which in that case you will have to schematic trace and Ohm out wire to wire contacts. This being the least likely scenario from my experience.

Please post me a reply as to the found problem there, and the resolve to it by following my recommendations above. Also please rate my troubleshooting fix as well.

Keep me posted and I'll follow up as well.

Best regards,

Frank

Sep 02, 2008 | McCulloch Electrical Supplies

Not finding what you are looking for?
McCulloch FG6000MK 5700Watt 13 HP 338CC Portable Generator Logo

284 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top McCulloch Electrical Supplies Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

John Trevino

Level 3 Expert

1383 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Are you a McCulloch Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...