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09-20-05, 09:23 AM   #1  
Generac generator

Does someone know of a web site for a manual for the generator section of a 4000XL Generac generator. I've gotten the engine up and running but I'm having trouble the generator part. I need a manual with schematics of the generator. There is "0" output.

 
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09-20-05, 02:30 PM   #2  
Follow this link. It may have your manual for download.

http://www.guardiangenerators.com/pr...an_manuals.asp

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09-20-05, 02:30 PM   #3  
The following is general but start here http://www.briggsandstratton.com/dis...sp?DocID=78485
I recommend, however, checking with an authorized Briggs dealer as most will have printable schematics of your particular series unit.

 
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09-20-05, 02:41 PM   #4  
This link will take you directly to a site listing several owners manuals for several different 4000xl models.

http://www.generac-portables.com/ser...ch_results.cfm

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09-20-05, 03:29 PM   #5  
Hi Jack B.,

Have you tried resetting the circuit breakers on the face on the generator's panel?

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09-20-05, 05:47 PM   #6  
Yep, Mike I sure have.

 
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09-20-05, 06:54 PM   #7  
Hi Jack B.

You may not have sufficient residual magnetism in the exciter/generator fields. Shutting the generator down under load or not running it for long periods can cause this. Generators should be run, under load, at least 30 minutes weekly.

Try this: With the generator running, plug a power drill into one of the 120 volt outlets of the generator. Pull the trigger on the drill and turn the chuck in reverse several times. Be careful not to hold onto the chuck too tightly after turning it in reverse. Since all electric motors are generators, it may provide enough voltage to briefly “flash the field” of the generator.

Hope this helps. It usually does.

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09-20-05, 07:37 PM   #8  
Mike,
I've already tried that also. I've just downloaded a manual on this generator...let me study it for a while and see if I can come up with something. Thanks for all the suggestions though.

 
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