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I have a dewalt dg2900 generator. at normal running speeds the generator is putting out 2volts ac, but if you push the governor linkage over and speed up the motor i can get it to 60 volts. is there any fix to this or is it just wore out.

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Does your motor run at the same RPMs that it did before? It sounds like your motor is running to slow to produce the 120V ac.

But it could also be that you have one or more diodes blown.

Since the generator is selling for $1,100.00 on several sites, make sure that you don't spend more for repair parts/labor than what you can replace it for.

Anything can be repaired, but some aren't economically repairable. So if you have to pay someone to work on your generator, it might be better to replace han repair.

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