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Should a screwdriver when placed on fields of a generator…

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Should a screwdriver when...

Should a screwdriver when placed on fields of a generator stick like a magnet

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

12 volt delco 1965-1970

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Are the fields magnetized or not, should a metal screwdriver stick to them or not when generator is taken apart.

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Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 9 months ago
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No, the fields are not magnetized while the genset is not running. Metal will not stick to the rotor.

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