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Honda EB3500 Generator Only Gives 1/2 Voltage


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05-15-11, 03:28 PM   #1  
Honda EB3500 Generator Only Gives 1/2 Voltage

I have an older Honda generator that only has about 3 hours of run time. It sits in my garage and I run it ever so often just to keep it running. It starts with the first pull of the cord. I recently started it and it only provides 65 volts to the receptacles. Serial number is EA6-3118823. Not sure what the problem is. Thanks for any help.

 
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05-17-11, 08:24 PM   #2  
Is it running at the normal speed?


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05-20-11, 02:59 PM   #3  
I plugged a drill motor into the outlet and the engine does not speed up. Before when I would do this the engine would speed up and the drill seemed to operate at the correct speed. Also, the engine runs rougher than it did before.

 
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05-20-11, 06:09 PM   #4  
I'm thinking the carburetor needs some cleaning and the throttle is stuck. Happens on generators a lot because they sit unused for such long periods of time.


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05-22-11, 07:14 AM   #5  
Just a thought,maybe a blown rectifier diode,if they still use them.

 
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06-11-11, 04:09 PM   #6  
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them.

 
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