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Old 08-30-2011, 04:29 PM   #15
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Look for some breakers that may have tripped. If you find any. Turn them off then back on again and see if you have power output. How are you checking for power? You should have AC from the generator to the converter and DC out of the converter to the batteries.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #16
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One of the things many folks do not know about those small magneto ignition motors (lawn mower type) is that hidden under the flywheel is lovely set of breaker points (less it has solid state and a hall effect sensor).

How do I know this... Well.. Worked on small engines for a month or two before the state hired me (Grinding service, where Lou can shrpen anything, even your wits,, I worked on 90 pound steel cutting knives used in a six ton press, and on chain saws, both sharpening (Which I still do on occsion) and overhauling the engines)
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:27 PM   #17
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The somewhat newer weed-eater ones don't have points. He has gotten it running, just no output now.
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Just to confirm that you have plugged the electrical entrance cord into the generator plug. This would have no auto changeover.???
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I've tried everything right down to taking a small fan and plugging it into both outlets on the generator to see if there was any power. Nothing at all.
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no ac from gen set

on your gen set if it sat idle for an extended period it may have lost its residual magnetism. what i have done to get them going is back feed ac to the unit you will need to make a jumper cord with a male plug at both ends get the gen set running and plug one of the gen set outlets into shore power only takes an instant if it is going to work. i do not recomend doing this just passing along what has worked for me lee
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First rule of trouble shooting. Hit it! Seriously, if the brushes are stuck or there is a loose connection, this may loosen them up or cause it to make connection. Take a normal size hammer and start tapping around the case. Bonus: It may relieve frustrations.
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