Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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You are correct with the assumption that there is a problem in the winding. Generac is very much aware of this problem, it is not an isolated issue. I have run into this problem on two different occasions on this GP17500 machine. The units that I had were constantly burning out rectifiers and they were both still under Generac warranty. I contacted Generac about the problem and their solution was to installed a small 0.75 AHR charger on the machine plugged into one of the outlets and wired to the battery so that when the machine was running it would keep the battery charged. I did not agree with the solution but Generac would not authorize any other repair to be done. Your external charger is the solution unless you want to do a major component replacement. Even when the machine was still under warranty Generac didn't or wouldn't authorize the correct repair, instead they just added a band-aid to solve their problem.
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