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Old 05-19-2020, 04:43 PM   #1
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I've located some charred wires I've not noticed before...

While working on my generator I've noticed charred wires on my bus bar in my breaker box. I'm not much with high volt,, I'm mostly trained in low volt. Any ideas what could cause this? Mainly I just want to make sure whatever it is or was doesn't happen again.
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Loose connections will do that.
Common issue on the transfer switches. Recommend checking annually.
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I've been trying to locate my transfer switch, I believe it's automatic on this but it still exists somewhere....
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The white wire adjacent to the large red wire has observable corrosion showing as well. All connections should be removed, trimmed, cleaned, and tightened.
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All wires need to be pulled, cut back, terminals cleaned and a No-OX applied and tightened. Recheck in a few months and then yearly.

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Thanks for the advice, I'll do that.
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