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Rigid 8000w Generator only runs with choke

shane's Avatar (by Gravatar) by shane in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I have a rigid rd8000 generator that is a little older but i cannot seem to get running correctly. It will start with choke  ... read more »

Northstar/Honda Generator won't shut off

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I recently bought a Northstar 13000 PPG generator that is run by a Honda 20 hp engine. I believe it is about 20 years old  ... read more »

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My Generac 6500 has not been started in over 18 mths what's to be done

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I have a Generac 6500 model F-01006-0. It has not boon started in over 18 months. What do I need to do to start it up again?  ... read more »

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power not transferred to transfer switch box

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I have a 17500K Portable Generac Generator. During a recent outage in my area I was unable to get the power to go through  ... read more »

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how to drain gas from honda generator

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I have a Honda GX270 gas generator and need to drain the tank until the next power outage.  ... read more »

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Generac automatic transfer switch for 16kw gen

John B's Avatar (by Gravatar) by John B in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I have a 16kw Generac with a automatic transfer switch the transfer switch will transfer from emergency to city power but  ... read more »

Transfer switch did not operate with last power outage

Heath's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Heath in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

Had a power outage this morning Generator came on like it was supposed to but the transfer switch did not move to cut off  ... read more »

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what would cause standby generator transfer switch not transfer power

kevin's Avatar (by Gravatar) by kevin in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

power went off gen started but would not transfer to gen over even on manual transfer  ... read more »

how do I get at thespark generator on my new world series 2 gas hob please

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I think the top frame plate needs to come off but don't know which screws need removing help please. I know all loose pieces  ... read more »

generater smokes when 30amp breaker is on

john m's Avatar (by Gravatar) by john m in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

hello just installed 8kw generac generator and runs great starts up once a week on time but when I hit the 30 amp breaker  ... read more »

Honda EU2000i Generator does not run smooth (lopes) unless I have the choke half

Mike's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Mike in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

Generator does not run smooth unless choke is about half way on  ... read more »

I have a generac 7550 generator and it runs to fast

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I tried adjusting the throttle linkage and that didn't help. I can adjust the idle coil but when a load is applied it runs  ... read more »

Does a gx200 3000 gasoline generator have a fuse inside it for the power to the electric

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I have a gx200 3000 gasoline generator which is broken just wondered if it had a fuse inside it for the power to electric  ... read more »

reset button on protable generator will not reset

russ's Avatar (by Gravatar) by russ in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

I have a homelite hl2500 generator and it was running fine then the 20 amp overload cb popped. attempted to reset the cb  ... read more »

I have motor generator that produce 100 amps 120 v 400 hz and would like to know if there is an easy way change 400 hz to 60 hertz?

Flabound63's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Flabound63 in  Tools and Equipment » Generators 

If 60 is a problem what about 50 HZ. Could I somehow take the generator part apart and manipulate the armature connections?  ... read more »

how to make a generator quieter

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