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Can,t start mculloch generator.


Most likely gas left in the generator from the last use has turned bad and gunked up the carburetor. Remove the air filter and IF you can spray starter fluid into the carb and it fires up and dies, your problem is pretty much the carb. Remove carb and clean out the various jet and gas pickup orifices and you'll be good to go.

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How to test the electrical system of the generator for free


Ez test to determine if stator wiring is ok. This test works on generators that have two sets of 115v plugs and 220v plug. Use a 12v, 1amp ac power supply ( smaller ac power supply should work ok ). With generator not running, apply 12v to one of the 115v outlet plugs. Now verify 12v output voltage with meter at another 115v outlet on generator. Also verify that there is about twice the voltage at the 220 v outlet plug (should be about 20v - 24v) . If the adjoining 115 v outlet plug has no output or very little voltage or if the 220 volt plug has no output, most likely stator is damaged or breaker is off. If the stator is shorted voltage reading will be very low and power supply will heat up. If stator is open, there will be no voltage at second 115v plug or 220 v plug. If voltage is ok at the other outlet plugs as per test above then most likely problem is with voltage regulator, or brushes not making contact or armature winding open or just needs to be energized. Unplug the 12v power supply after test to prevent it from overheating. Most generators have two 115v windings that together power the 220v plug. When you energize one of the windings with the 12v power supply, the second 115v winding will be energized also and give you a voltage reading about equal to 12v. You will not damage the generator with this small voltage being input thru the plug. Good luck

Oct 14, 2014 | Electrical Supplies

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Get two short extension cords and cut the FEMALE end off each one. Strip back the insulation on that end. Connect the two green wires to each other, and connect the two white wires to each other.

Connect one black wire to a light switch, and connect the other black wire to a 20W appliance-type incandescent light bulb. Also run one short black wire (from a cut-off end) from the second terminal on the light bulb to the second terminal on the switch, like so:

plug -- black -- switch -- black -- bulb -- black -- plug
plug -- white ----------------------------------- white -- plug
plug -- green ---------------------------------- green -- plug

Turn the switch to the OFF position.
Start the generator. Plug one plug from your new rig into an outlet on the generator. Plug the other plug from your new rig into a wall outlet supplying 120V. With the generator running, turn the switch to the ON position.

The bulb should flash for a short while, then become steady. When it's steady, that side of the generator is flashed. Repeat for the other side of the generator if it makes 240V.

Jul 12, 2014 | Electrical Supplies

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How do i get my outlets to work in my RV?


Depending on the age, make and model. Some older models have separate electrical systems for the generators, some change over automatically between a land line plug and the generator. Do the outlets work when plugged into a land line? Does the generator have and converter form 12 volt to 120 ?

Dec 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Generator 4 prong220v outlet to 3 prong 220v plug


Go to your electricians store and ask if they have a converter plug, Don't go to a Homedepot type place, go to the specialty place where electricians go. Their depth of knowledge is way better.

Jul 13, 2012 | Electrical Supplies

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I'll try to keep this short, however i have very limited electrical knowledge, so i will try to explain my situation as best i can. i bought a pramac es 8000 used a couple years ago. when we built our...


Ground the generated it's self. I had a similar problem after a storm once. First on the generater itself find a flat peice on the frame say by the motor. Sand in down to mettal. Put a self tapper screw in. Now get a 5' to 6' peice of 10 gauge bear copper wire. Attache it to the generator and shove the rest into the ground. Now it's grounded and It took care power surges when I did it. Hopefully this will help you.

Mar 30, 2011 | Pramac Honda 8000 Watt Generator

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My generator is not producing power runs fine does not make power


Could be several problems on the gen set itself. Check to see if there is a surge protection breaker or fuse, depending on age. Make sure all connecting wires are secure and switches are not set to 240v instead of 120v if you are trying to use outlets.

Jan 04, 2010 | Coleman Powermate Powermate 5000W...

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I have a 5000w colman generator w/ 2 standerd 120v outlets, 1twist 120/240v outlet. the grounding prong goes out all i can find are cords that go in ???


Go to an Electric supply store and tell them it is a 20 amp plug. They should be able to get the correct plug.
I had this generator and had to adjust the prong to make it work.

Jan 08, 2009 | Coleman Powermate Powermate 5000W...

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