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Coil gap for Yamaha Generator. Homelite HG5700 series

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SOURCE: Yamaha 5700 homelite generator stopped

Hello Karen,

What you are describing is not good at all.

There are 3 things that can cause what you said.
1) The engine seized due to lack of oil, though this generator should have a low oil shutdown, it may have failed, especially if the generator was being operated off level.
2) The engine has over heated, to the point that it seized.
3) A mechanical failure in the alternator, perhaps a bad bearing, has created a large amount of drag on the engine.

Would you check the oil, and post back where it sits at? Might have other options.

Posted on Sep 23, 2010

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