Honda EB5000X Generator Problem

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Old 08-20-08, 08:12 AM
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Hi all, newbee here.
I have a Honda EB5000 Generator. A few months ago, I used it and it worked great. Went to use it today and it started great, but no power to the plugs. I checked breaker and GFCI and individual fuses. Everything was go, but still no power! I took the end cover off the generator, started it and checked for voltage. There are several wires in there, didn't know what was supposed to do what. I have the owners manual, but not the service manual and Honda isn't very free with their info. Any help would be appreciated.
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Bob
 
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Old 08-20-08, 10:14 AM
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Post the serial number of your generator. There are six versions of the generator and service manuals are broken down by serial number.

I suspect the field coil has lost magnetism. Send me a PM with your email address and when I know the serial number of your unit I can scan and send you the procedure to restore magnetism as well as to trouble shoot the problem in case loss of magnetism is not it.

Here is a procedure to field flash a generator. I do not think this will work on your Honda but it would not hurt to try.
http://www.perr.com/tip16.html
 
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Old 08-20-08, 01:50 PM
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I would like to add to all that I am getting 2VAC thru wires/plugs. If that makes any difference.
 
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You ask for a model number of the generator.
I'll give you all the info I have:
Honda Model No: EB500X
Frame Serial No; EA7-3157011
Engine Serial No: GC05-3047438

Gen Head: Satafugi
Model# B 50
Serial# A LN 1791
 
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Bob,
I emailed you a scan of the test procedure.

Good luck
 
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Old 08-21-08, 06:18 PM
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Airman,

Absolutely amazing! It took all of about 15min. and it works! Sure beats replacing the $175 and finding out that wasn't the problem.

I don't understand how it could have lost the field coil magnetism in the first place or how a 12vdc battery would have fixed it so easily. But it did!

Thanks a million!
Bob
 
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Old 08-21-08, 07:59 PM
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Thats great news!! Glad everything is working up to snuff again for you.
 
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Hey
Airman I have the same problem with my generator I have been searching for a shop manual to help me but can't seem to fin anything online for the honda. Would you be able to help me out on this.
Any help will be weclomed
Chris
 
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Old 10-02-08, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by cmoss View Post
Hey
Airman I have the same problem with my generator I have been searching for a shop manual to help me but can't seem to fin anything online for the honda. Would you be able to help me out on this.
Any help will be weclomed
Chris

Please start a new thread. Give us the brand, model, serial number and any other pertinent numbers.

Describe your problem in as much detail as possible.
 
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Honda EB5000 Generator

Hello Airman,

I also have the same problem - can you help, Please
Thank you.

DLH23
 
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Old 08-02-11, 07:32 PM
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Airman same problem here, No output. Eb5000
b 50
A LQ 1328
 
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Old 04-11-12, 11:27 AM
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Hi, first time here
I have read most of the forum posted here and is the same problem i have with my generator.It's not generating any power at all. I have done some of the steps mention here and still no power. My generator is an EG 5000X ,s# EA7-4010515 any help i can get will be appreciated
Thanks,
Julio
 
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santurce Welcome to the Forums....

Airman hasn't been back in almost a year. A new thread will get more attention. Go here.. Outdoor Gasoline Power Equipment and Small Engines - DoItYourself.com Community Forums and click the yellow post new thread button in the upper left with all pertinent info required.
 
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Thank you i did waiting for an answer thanks again
 
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