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Portable generator frame is cracked can I weld frame without

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portable generator frame is cracked can I weld frame without damaging the generator
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.
You can weld it but before you do just make sure that you remove any ground straps that go from the engine to the frame or the generator head to the frame. As long as you do this you won't have any problems.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don,t see any grounds to frame and engine and generator head are attached to frame via rubber mounts are ground strap common?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.
Not all machines have them but I had to mention it, because if you have them and start welding on the frame you can burn out the stator and then your generator would be useless.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks John I, ll do a continuity test and see if I missed something. I see a ground going with lead wires in head to outlets board which is plastic.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.
That one doesn't affect you. All you want to look for is going from the engine or generator head directly to the frame. The ground that is leading from the generator head up into the control panel is isolated already so it will not be affected while welding.