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I own a Troy-built, model 030248, serial number 1012713692,

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I own a Troy-built, model 030248, serial number(###) ###-#### ***** generator. After burning out a shop vac, plugged into the generator, I decided to check the output voltage: Rather than the 120 VAC, the generator was delivering 132 VAC. What happened?
I have used the generator numerous times before without any issues.
Mark
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 6 months ago.

You have 1 of 2 things going on here.

Either the engine is running too fast, or you have a burnt diode in the bridge rectifier.