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Why is there no output?

I was using it at work and I think it got over loaded so I replaced the two reset breakers but still no electricity

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    Edward Larsen Aug 15, 2015

    Should I test the capacitor with a battery

  • Edward Larsen
    Edward Larsen Aug 15, 2015

    No output



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You need to determine if it is a Brushed or Brushless generator and follow the tests on the link below. (You will locate the brushes on the end of the alternator in a 12o'clock position if they are fitted).

Then contact Generator Guru with the results and they will let you know what needs replacing. This is a free service.

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SOURCE: Briggs and Stratton 8500 HP generator with only .4


avr / brushes if it has them

if not capacitor and diodes on the end of the armature

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on page 1 -


Start the generator. Turn the auto idle switch off. Push in the TEST button (A) on the receptacle.

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