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Old 05-04-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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I could probably figure this out, but thought this may be qucker.

Problem- only getting 120v out of generator.
Fuses are good.

I cannot find any info online for troubleshooting.

Any Ideas?

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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You are going to have to be way more specific.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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Ok, see pic of generator. I took apart the control panel and tested for 220v where the leads come out of the gen befor they get to the circui breaker and could not get 220v only 120v on one leg.
If you ask a question I could be more specific. I just don't know what else to tell you.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:16 PM   #4
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Heres the pic I hope
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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you should only get 120+/- from each leg
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #6
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are you saying from L1 and L2 combined you're only getting 120?
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Yes thats correct. For example L1 to ground 120v L2 to ground 0v

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what do you get from line to neutral? (on both of them)

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:51 PM   #9
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same thing
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:04 PM   #10
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you get 120V from L1 to neutral and 120V from L2 to neutral? should work fine then. L1 to L2 will give you 240.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:12 PM   #11
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Sorry, what I meant was I get 120v on L1 and 0v on L2. Same as testing to ground.
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oh, well there you go, one leg is not putting out power. somewhere there's a lost of broken connection back to the alternator, or open winding.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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Thats what I figured, guess I'll just take it apart and start lookong around.
Wires to alternator are good so it must be the winding or something on the other end.
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A while back I was having problems with my coleman powermate 6250, No output at all. I don't know if it would be related but I called the company and they said they were having problems with the diodes and it was an easy fix. They wanted me to bring the generator to a repair shop for the fix, I told them the place was too far, So I said just send me the diodes and I'll do it. And they did. After I replaced the diodes the problem was solved and it's been running for about five years now with no problems.

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Old 05-05-2009, 12:13 AM   #15
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Are the diodes located on the rear portion of the alternator? I think I saw them. Probably no way to test?

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