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3600 RPM generator noise

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Posted by twillmon on January 3, 2005, 2:28 pm

I have begun using a Honda 5500W generator while my lovely, quiet
Onan 2 cyl. is laid up.  Wow! this thing sounds like it is beating
itself apart!  There is a rattle sound like loose sheet metal riding
over top of normal engine blat and generator whine, and I haven't
found any loose parts yet.

Guidance, please?

Tom Willmon
near Mountainair, (mid) New Mexico, USA

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Posted by Ignoramus22732 on January 3, 2005, 2:45 pm
On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 14:28:40 +0000 (UTC), twillmon@cybermesa.net

I have a 3600 RPM generator (Coleman diesel generator)and this thing
sounds like a train wreck of empty tank cars, in progress. Absolutely
awful. I doubt that there is much that you can do. I ended up selling


Posted by SQLit on January 3, 2005, 4:20 pm

I have never heard a Honda that is that loud.. I suggest that you start by
taking the sheet metal off where you can and see what stops the noise. (If

Posted by Robert Morein on January 3, 2005, 4:28 pm

Not typical. The noise should be even.

Posted by Me on January 3, 2005, 7:27 pm

Fix the ONAN, and trash (Trade) the Honda for a 1800 Rpm Gas


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