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Old 08-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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changing starter on generac generator

can some one please tell me where the starter is located on the generac generator model 09600-3 ? and how to change it.

Thank you for your help

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Page 16 starts the trouble section, starter needs a good 12v to start.

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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It's located behind the left cylinder accessed through the starter cover, #24 0n page 23 of the owners manual referenced earlier. You will have to remove the generator to change it out. I just removed mine (Q 55-G) 2 weeks ago for other reasons. You will need a jack system to lower it down and then roll it our from underneath. They are not that heavy, maybe 200lbs and two men can pick it up. I used a motorcycle jack stand with rollers, worked great. I have not changed a starter, but should be obvious once you see it.

Before you do this though, check all things in the trouble shooting sections first. I bet you have a bad connection on the battery cable and more likely the grounding cable on the generator frame or on the chassis frame. Clean both ground connections and tighten both good.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Hi Rick,

I can sympathize; I had to replace my starter about two months ago. My generator is snuggled up into the nose of my rig, and someone else told me where to find the cule little hidden releases to get the front grille off. On mine, the generator is on a tray that hangs from the frame. It's held in place by four large bolts (about 3/4"). As said before, you will need to lower it to the ground using something like a motorcycle or ATV jack. Harbor Freight has those for about $100, but if you can borrow one, that's much better. You may be able to use some small block & tackle rigs, but be carefull to keep it balanced.

The starter itself is a piece of cake. Get the genny on the ground and take the covers off. The starter has two bolts, easily reached, and usually one big power cable. A local starter/alternator can fix it up easily. On mine the Bendix (self-engaging gearset) was broken. It just died of old age and a plastic retainer failed. The shop fixed it and replaced the brushes for $70. I was happy with that, and then had the fun of getting it all back together.

Good luck and keep in touch if we can help further.

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