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I have an old generac SE 10000. I had a capacitor on the gen…

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I have an old generac SE 10000. I had a capacitor on the gen head go bad. I have a new one but I need to know if I need to excite it after I replace it or not.

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

Exciting the field has nothing to do with the capacitor. It has to do with residual magnetism left in the rotor.

Once you install the new cap, the field my be just fine. If it doesn't produce power, then flash the field.

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Thank you that's is exactly what I needed to know.

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