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Old 05-05-2009, 12:05 AM   #16
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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?

Thanks for your input.
Yeh, If I remember correctly there was a little metal plate that removes. I also remember I had to flash the exciter circuit. You should check your manual for flashing the exciter which also might be your problem of no output. Below is an example of flashing the exciter for another generator. just a little fyi. Again Check YOUR MANUAL FOR THE PROPER FLASHING PROCEDURE OF YOUR SPECIFIC GENERATOR ,IF NEEDED.

How to "flash" a generator when output is lost due to loss of excitation
Residual magnetism in the generator exciter field allows the generator to build up voltage during start-up. This magnetism is sometimes lost due to shelf time or improper operation, among other reasons. Restoring this residual magnetism is possible and is sometimes referred to as "flashing the exciter field".
To restore the small amount of residual magnetism necessary to begin voltage buildup, connect a 12 volt battery to the exciter field while the generator is at rest, as follows:
  1. Remove exciter field leads F+ and F- from the voltage regulator. CAUTION: Failure to remove the field leads from the regulator during flashing procedures may destroy the regulator.
  2. Measure the exciter field resistance from the F+ to the F- lead. You should be able to read some resistance as you are measuring a continuous winding. An infinite resistance reading would indicate an open in the exciter field. Also check to be sure there is no path to ground.
  3. Connect F+ to the positive pole of the battery.
  4. Hold the F- lead by the insulated portion of the lead wire, touch F- to the negative pole of the battery for about 5 to 10 seconds, then remove.
  5. Reconnect F+ and F- to the regulator. Repeat the procedure if the generator fails to build voltage.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:47 AM   #17
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Thanks, I'll look into doing this.
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Thanks, I'll look into doing this.
Since you are getting 120 V on one leg, it is unlikely that you need to flash the exciter. Isolate the wires from the alternator and test the resistance of each winding to neutral. If one is open, then you have a bad winding in the alternator.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:37 PM   #19
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OK, thanks
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