generater smokes when 30amp breaker is on

hello just installed 8kw generac generator and runs great starts up once a week on time but when I hit the 30 amp breaker on generator smokes only drawing 26 amps on that side and 19 amps on other side turned everything off and switched the water heater on ( 21 amps)and hit the 30amp breaker on and still smokes never worked since installed is there something wrong in the transfer switch
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