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speedster1 08-12-2012 02:38 PM

Generator blows control board
 
My brother-in-law has a Coleman 8750 Watt portable generator with a 13hp Honda engine. Worked fine for a couple of years and then all of a sudden it wouldn't provide any voltage at the outlets. So he called up Coleman and they said the problem was probably a $50 control board. So he ordered one and installed it. This temporarily fixed the genset but after an hour or so the electric quit again. So it appears something is causing the control boards to go bad. Any idea what could be causing this?

stickboy1375 08-12-2012 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by speedster1 (Post 986883)
My brother-in-law has a Coleman 8750 Watt portable generator with a 13hp Honda engine. Worked fine for a couple of years and then all of a sudden it wouldn't provide any voltage at the outlets. So he called up Coleman and they said the problem was probably a $50 control board. So he ordered one and installed it. This temporarily fixed the genset but after an hour or so the electric quit again. So it appears something is causing the control boards to go bad. Any idea what could be causing this?

Best bet would be is to call Coleman again...

bobelectric 08-12-2012 10:07 PM

Sometimes they lose their magnetics and you have to take a 12 volt battery and do what they call flash the field. Been a while.

dmxtothemax 08-12-2012 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bobelectric (Post 987116)
Sometimes they lose their magnetics and you have to take a 12 volt battery and do what they call flash the field. Been a while.

This procedure is NOT recomended for inexperienced people!
Only experienced electricains should do it !
It is dangerous if not done right !

bobelectric 08-12-2012 11:46 PM

This is a DIY site.


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