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Old 02-23-2019, 03:40 PM   #1
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I run a mobile dog grooming trailer and my generator was running good until yesterday. Now it only supplies half the power it normally does. I hook the trailer to the house and everything works. When the trailer is on the generator only half the main breaker is getting power how do I fix it?
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: Generator problem


Try resetting the output breaker on the generator.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:15 PM   #3
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Re: Generator problem


Sounds like you have lost one leg or hot.
Loose splice, blown fuse,
Faulty breaker, faulty outlet.

Do you have any test equipment ?
Multi meter or non contact tester ?


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Old 02-23-2019, 07:58 PM   #4
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Re: Generator problem


Some generators have switches for 120 versus 240 volts. Check that as well. Does your generator have a voltage meter? If so what voltage does it indicate?
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Re: Generator problem


I had the same type of problem with a small portable generator. Only one 120 outlet would work and no 240V. Loaned to a friend who was out of power after a hurricane. He had a mutual friend who was an electrician look at it but he didn't know what was wrong.
I finally took it apart to find a broken wire. Don't know how or why that happened but it sounds like you have a similar problem. You need someone with enough mechanical ability to disassemble and look for what is wrong.
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