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Generac Frequently asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:58:47 PM
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Folks, when asking our Resident Smart Guys, questions on Generac Gensets, PLEASE give us as COMPLETE Model Number and Serial Number as possible. Generac built, and builds, MANY different Models, Versions, and Spec'd Gensets over MANY Years. Just telling us you have a Generac Genset doesn't tell us anything that would help to solve your issues. Pictures are a good way to help identify just what you have. ALSO Please describe your problems as best you possibly can, and give our guys the most information to work with. We have folks with many YEARS of small Generator Maintenance and Repair experience on many different Brands and models, here, that volunteer their time to help the Stak's Users, so PLEASE help us, HELP You.....
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I think some one said all that before.
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This is an old thread on Generac Generators out my area where I live I see more and more folks getting Standby Generac Generators at their homes I have talked to some and they have no problems with them so hopefully they are improving to what they were . Me I talk up the old Vintage onan Generators but to each his own Far as the new modern day version of the Cummins /onan I would not want one of those either I guess I am old school peace and good health to all
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Hi I am Steve I just joined and I am looking for some help. I have a 1999 Generac 5500XL generator. Everything works but only getting half voltage on all outlets. 220 equals 132.20 ac volts and 110 outlet is 70.1 ac volts. and 12 volts dc is 6.50. Engine idle circuit works for rpm. Have done all the checking I can think of have tried 2 AVRs with the same results. I suspect stator windings. Any ideas? Thanks! Steve
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if it is a brushless gen check the rotating diodes some may be out. check with the wires that run down the shaft disconnected.

if it is a brushed gen check that the slip rings are smooth if they are not sand them with 5000 grit sand paper till smooth & check the the brushes for resistance should be 1 to 2 ohms depending on how acerat your meter is.

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