Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
The windings to not put voltage to the brushes, so disregard all of that.
Lets start at the beginning.
I have uploaded a test for you to do. I need you to do all of the steps in Test #4 - Fixed Excitation/Rotor Amp Draw, and let me know all of the results.
When giving the results, please tell me the wire numbers, not the step numbers. IE - Voltage across wires 2 and 6 was 30VAC, not Step 2 was 30VAC.
Disregard the charts in the test - they are for a different genset. But this test works better on your genset than the one that is in the book.
Click here to download the test.
I did not give you a test 1, 2 or 3. I only gave you a test 4 - Fixed Excitation/Rotor Amp Draw.
The nubmers you have do not even correspond to any step numbers.
As per my last post, I need to know the wire numbers you tested, and the results.
Wow. Those readings are all over the place.
Give me about 10 minutes to think on this one.
OK. We are going to have to do everything manually here. Your numbers are just not showing anything - they are too spread out.
The first thing I need you to do is to remove the wires #4 from the VR.
Set your meter to ohms, on the lowest scale, and touch one lead to the wires #4 (you do not have to separate them). Touch the other lead to a good clean ground.
What reading do you get?
Be forewarned, after this, you are most likely going to end up having to do some major disassembly, so prepare yourself.
You should have gotten about 15.9 ohms. It looks like you have a shorted rotor.
At this point, you are going to need to tear down the entire left end of the genset, and inspect the rotor.
It would be a good idea to do a comprehensive testing of the stator while you have it out, also.
Not a chance. The battery is on the right side of that divider panel, and the generator is on the left.
It is just a coincidence.
The rotor for your unit is about $300.
The part number is ***** - I already checked.
The part is currently listed as unavailable, which means the factory would have to build one. That usually takes 4 - 6 weeks.
As far as rebuild or replace, only you can make that decision.
But if yours has been pretty much trouble free, $300 to get it fixed is a lot cheaper than $2600 to replace it.
On the other hand, a new one will come with a warranty, will be somewhat quieter, and much more fuel efficient.
The stator number is *****
Those slip rings are burnt. They need to be cleaned up badly.
But - you have done something wrong somewhere. You can not get 0.97 ohms with burnt rings, and then 20 ohms with clean rings. It just doesn't work like that.
But if you are actually only getting 20 ohms, the rotor should be good. Clean up the slip rings, and check the brushes. If they are bad, clean or replace them.
I don't see how the battery could have gotten in there. It is supposed to be on the other side of the firewall from the generator.
But if the slip rings are not perfectly smooth, it will lead to problems down the road. And if the stator is dmaged, you definitely need to do something.
Your 3 options are:
1. Buy new stator and rotor (I would suggest new brushes, also).
2. Have yours rewound
3. New genset.
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