Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Did this problem occur suddenly, or gradually, over a period of time?
Terry, many times when this problem occurs, you can flash your generator, and your output will resume. The procedure is called field flashing. This procedure is fairly simply. Do you have an electric corded drill?
This did not work for you?
Terry, due to the fact that I cannot physically see or hear your generator, I ask troubleshooting questions. When I asked about the procedure above, I was only confirming that it did not make a different in your generators output, before moving to the next troubleshooting step. If you use a drill, you field flash with your engine running.
I would try it again, using a drill, just to be sure.
Terry, I can explain the procedure.
I will attach a link to a video, that shows the procedure.
Video - Click Here
If the procedure using the drill does not work, then we can work again with the method you used, using your 12 volt battery.
You will start your engine as usual, when using the electric drill method.
Honda EM5000S Field Flashing - Click Here
This next video shows the method you used, using your 12 volt battery.
Are you still with me? I just want to make sure your generator was correctly field flashed, before moving to the next troubleshooting checkpoint.
Thank you for checking. I would like to ask you? When you were trying the method with your battery, did you apply the voltage while your engine was running?
Did you watch the second video? The second video has a generator exactly like yours.
Yes, you should do it with your generator running. Make sure you have your polarity correct. Positive to Positive, and Negative to Negative.
I don't mind waiting. Just do it just link in the Honda EM5000S video. Please be careful.
Thank you for checking.
The next step will be to check your capacitor.
You mentioned brushes. I do apologize, you do not have a capacitor.
You have an AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator)
I do not have a schematic or diagram for Honda generators. I rather not guess. I rather opt out, and let's see if one of the other gentlemen have Honda specs.
Field Flashing basically work the same for most generators.
Terry, would you like for me to opt out, to give another expert an opportunity to work with you?