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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
What are the model and serial numbers of the genset?
Sorry, but I work 2 jobs, and help on Just Answer in the evenings. I simply can't be online 24/7.
The first thing I need you to do is a procedure called the Fixed Excitation/Rotor Amp Draw test.
I have uploaded the procedure for you.
Please do test #4, and let let me know all the results. When giving the results, please give me wire numbers, rather than step numbers. IE - Say "wire 2-6 gives 35 VAC", not "step 5 is 35 VAC". It saves me a lot of time.
Click here to download the procedure.
No, that was an .xls file. You need Windows 7 or newer to open it, or download a free software for it.
That's why I hate smart phones - people become too dependent on them, and they don't do everything you need them to do.
I have scanned it in as a .pdf.
Click here to download it.
Sorry, I work on these for a living, and sometimes I forget that not everyone is set up like I am.
I have a portable tank with 8' hose, and a battery with 6' cables sitting on my generator work cart, so I never have to worry about finding these things when I need them.
Yes, you are going to have to come up with something for a fuel supply and a battery. Even just a piece of fuel line dropped into a gas can works just fine.
I would suggest getting the gen up on a bench or table to make it easier to work on, and don't suggest putting it back in the coach until everything is running properly.
It could easily been just a bad voltage regulator. It is not common, but it does happen.
Another thing that will eat a VR up is starting and stopping the genset with a load on it. This is extremely bad for both the genset, and whatever is on.
Some people are good about removing the loads before shutting down the genset, but some people just don't care. Then they wonder why their gensets are so unreliable.
There are a couple tests that can be done, but you need to start with that Fixed Excitation test. It is the first 2 tests of the VR.
Not a problem.
100 degrees? Where in the heck are you at? I sure don't want to be there.
You can have it...
I was just following up to see if you had a chance to look at this yet?