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No Power Coming Out of Generator - Engine Fine


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11-24-14, 03:56 PM   #1  
No Power Coming Out of Generator - Engine Fine

Hi -

I have a Briggs and Stratton Storm Responder 5500 watt generator. Engine runs perfect, but I'm not getting any power to the outlets.

So far I have tried flashing the field using a power drill, but no luck. There is a small LED that lights up the panel. It turns on when you turn the circuit breaker on, and when I ran the drill, the light got much brighter every time I turned the chuck backwards.

I then went to test to see if there was any voltage going to the AVR, but turns out this unit did not have one.

I don't know what to do. Trying to fix it myself if I can. Any help would be appreciated!

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Generator Jimmy

 
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11-24-14, 09:01 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums.

A model number would be a very helpful first step. With that we should be able to dig up a service manual or at least a schematic of your unit.

 
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11-25-14, 11:34 AM   #3  
Thanks PJmax. Here you go: Model: 030430

 
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11-25-14, 11:28 PM   #4  
Are your connections tight? That's the next thing I would check. Also take the circuit breaker out and check it's continuity.

 
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11-26-14, 06:33 AM   #5  
Thanks. I'll try checking the circuit breaker. I'll need to figure out how to check the continuity though.

 
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12-01-14, 08:04 AM   #6  
Circuit breaker was fine. Also removed the brushes and it seemed fine, but not really sure how to diagnose faulty brushes. I think I've reached the end of my ability to fix this. Thank you for the replies.

 
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12-01-14, 05:26 PM   #7  
There are two wiring diagrams at the bottom of the six listed breakdown pictures. The wiring diagrams show the generator windings that would need to be checked.

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12-04-14, 06:43 AM   #8  
Try flashing it. There are u tube videos about, but as I recall, you put a 9 volt battery across one of the110 volt receptacles for an instant as it is running. Be careful, wear eye protection.
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12-12-14, 06:59 AM   #9  
Thanks all for your help. Got it fixed. Looks like something in the brush unit was bad.

 
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