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Old 04-04-13, 06:22 AM
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Everytime I crank my Troybilt 3500 generator I have to field flash to get it to produce electricity. Any thoughts in rectifying this problem?
 
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Old 04-05-13, 12:59 AM
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How do you field flash your generator ?

I have a small fleet of portable generators. I service generators and I'm around them often. I've never had to do anything to the field to make them charge.

It doesn't really make any sense why you would need to do that each time you started the generator.
 
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Old 04-08-13, 04:20 PM
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I reverse the polarity. The only reason I did it the first time is because the generator has never produced electricity. I found a forum that suggested I field flash with a drill and it did not work. I found another one that suggested I make a cord that has 3 small closet light on the positive side (not using the neutral wire). I fire up the generator and get the motor warmed up. Plug my wire in to the generator and then a receptacle in my house and it starts putting out electricity. As soon as I cut the generator off it will not produce electricity until I flash it.
 
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