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Old 02-06-2014, 06:44 PM  
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hi. last summer i purchased a returned 3750watt generator from home depot. i got it for half off with no warranty due to the return.
it worked great when the power went out for a few days, tgen suddenly their was no electrical output, though the engine runs great.
i took a look at it and noticed where the wires come out of the alternator, they werent run through a grommet. the vibration cut through both of them.
i put the wires together figuring it would work again.
no dice. it still runs but with no output.
what gives?



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You did check for fuses and breakers?



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Old 02-06-2014, 07:18 PM  
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yep theyre all good!

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That's about as far as I can go, post the brand and model, so someone that knows this stuff might help you.

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Best advice I could provide is to get a wiring schematic and check it all. It is possible that your stator is broken, but check the wiring first.



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