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Have a True Life 6000e generator and it will not put any power out of any kind. When new ran for two hours and then quit generating. Don't have a clue what to do or what to look for so I can change the part.

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Make sure the square capacitor is not burned out or melted. Some of them had the capacitor under the rear end of the generator that has 2 screws holding it on. The other place where they put the capacitor is under the plastic cover on the main pannel. You have to take out 4 bolts and snap the plastic cover in the back of the pannel off. You would see if the cap is bad it would be melted and out of shape. You can use a electric mot capacitor 25 microfarid at 350 volts.I used to work on those generators quite a bit.

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