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Trouble with a Honda Generator EB5000X


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10-15-11, 11:55 AM   #1  
Trouble with a Honda Generator EB5000X

Thank-you to anyone willing to offer suggestions.

Last time I used the Generator is worked fine.

Unit starts and runs, but there is no change in engine RPM's when the auto selector switch is on.

No AC power out. I see 3.5 VAC on my voltmeter, at the 120 VAC outlet, and across all the 240 VAC outlets.

When I push the GFI test, neither the GFI test or the main breaker trips.

These are numbers I see on the generator EB5000XK1AG. Model Number
B 50 A NR 0409.

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10-15-11, 02:58 PM   #2  
How long did the generator sit since you last used it?

If you get bored search the DIY forums or the Internet for "flashing a generator".

 
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10-15-11, 07:33 PM   #3  
Reply to Pilot Dane

Honda Generator has sat for 6-Months. Gas off, Carburetor drained, and Sta-bil in the fuel tank.

 
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10-16-11, 08:48 AM   #4  
Message to Pilot Dane, and Airman

Thank-you for your suggestion, and to Airman for a thread he responded to earlier.

Generator is now working.

To anyone else having this type of generator, Airman's suggestion worked great. If it doesn't work the 1st time try again. I did what he suggested 4 times before it worked. I flashed the generator thru the 120 VAC receptacle, but I had to have the voltage switch in the 120/240 VAC position.

Thank-you to both of you for your help.

Kurt H

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10-16-11, 03:48 PM   #5  
Glad to hear you got it working.

It's a pain but I like to run my generators once a month but of course I have one pto powered generator I had not tested in 4 or 5 years. Your post reminded me to drag it out and insure that it worked.

 
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10-27-11, 09:18 AM   #6  
Kurt,

I have the same generator with the same problem. How did you do this with the 120v? I have found the one that posted saying to use the drill but I haven't had any luck when trying this?

 
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10-27-11, 09:55 AM   #7  
Below are links to some old threads on this board that includes instructions.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...generator.html

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ou...tor-field.html

 
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10-28-11, 04:16 PM   #8  
To Lakota837

1. Remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug. You do not want the generator to start.
2. Take a old electrical cord, plug it into the 120 VAC receptacle, hook the white wire to the negative terminal of a 12 volt battery,
hook the black wire to the positive terminal of the 12 volt battery.
3. Make sure the AC breaker is on, GFI reset is the normal position, 120V- 120/240V switch is in the 120v/240v position.
4. Pull the generator recoil 4-5 times.
5. Remove the AC cord from the 120 VAC receptacle.
6. Restore the spark plug wire.
7. Start the generator, check for output with a power tool.
8. If it doesn't work the first time repeat steps 1-7 it took 4 times
before mine started working.

Good Luck

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11-06-11, 04:04 AM   #9  
Low Voltage

I have a Generator that is putting out between 50 and 80 volts on a 120 volt receptacle would this be the same fix?

 
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