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Curtis B.
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Engine cover plate with generator attached is loose but only

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Engine cover plate with generator attached is loose but only opens 1/4 inch then comes to a solid stop. Why can't I totally remove to repace govenor. It is a 5000watt model 01669 Briggs generator
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

Did you sand the crankshaft so cover will slide easily over the shaft? Do you have the engine model numbers? Typically the cover should pull off. The governor shaft may be stuck in the cover and not slipping out.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The generator body is still attached to the engine cover. There is no shaft exposed.The numbers on the engine label are:Family 3BSXS.3422HT 275385. The 5000 watt generator unit Model is 01669-0.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

It won't come out with out removing the generator!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The generator is attached from bolts inside the front gen cover . Would have to disassemble the entire gen to remove cover. Seems like a lost cause. It looks like throwaway construction.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

with the armature shaft attached to the crankshaft, it has to be removed, as the cover has to slide over the crankshaft. The crankshaft won't come out, as it has a connecting rod attached to it and the front flywheel. To do what you are trying to do, first move is always to remove the generator and pull the armature from the crankshaft! Sorry.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

I see question still open. Please rate in a positive manner to close.