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Old 04-22-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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I have a homelite generator model eh4400 and was going to seperate engine from generator components including the shaft that turns the rotor. I've searched everywhere on the internet and still cannot find a answer. I've been at this over a month and I need some help. How do I seperate the two? I want to use the generator on a project. The engine is no good

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Howzabout removing the 4 bolts that connect to the engine?

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I have a homelite generator model eh4400 and was going to seperate engine from generator components including the shaft that turns the rotor. I've searched everywhere on the internet and still cannot find a answer. I've been at this over a month and I need some help. How do I seperate the two? I want to use the generator on a project. The engine is no good
Without seeing it, maybe they're both on a single shaft, in which case you'd have to dismantle the engine.

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Most small generators like this have 3 basic parts. The engine, the generator frame (sometimes called the stator), and the generator rotor.

The frame is usually bolted to the engine somehow, it has one bearing in the end opposite the engine. you have to remove the bolts, and sort of pry it off. There's usually no brushes or any other connection to the rotor, it'll come completely off.

The rotor is usually bolted to the engine shaft with a long bolt through a hole bored the entire length of the rotor shaft. The engine shaft is tapered slightly, so it's sort of a press-fit. If you remove the bolt, and the rotor won't come off the engine shaft, try putting the bolt back in, back it off a turn or two, and whack it with a hammer. Sometimes that'll get them to separate. Heat applied to the shaft where it couples to the engine will help too.

The rotor can be a real bear to get off sometimes.

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