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Posted by D Peter Maus on October 28, 2011, 3:37 pm
 
On 10/28/11 10:23 , linnix wrote:

'Stupid'.

   True. Depending on maintenance, that should be a brisk walk for this
kind of product. Regardless of build.

   How often did you change the oil? And did you do a break-in change?
That will make an enourmous difference.


Posted by linnix on October 28, 2011, 3:39 pm
 

They says every 200 hours.  I didn't know they mean changing the
machine every 200 hours.


The rotor lock up, perhaps by the starter.

Posted by D. Peter Maus on October 28, 2011, 6:15 pm
 On 10/28/11 10:39 , linnix wrote:

'Stupid'.

   Some generators are made for intermittent service, only. A few
hours on, many hours off. Too many hours on and metal fatigue sets in.

   This is to accomodate a price point.

   You may have, indeed, overrun the machine's ability to serve in a
continuous stretch.




Posted by linnix on October 28, 2011, 6:42 pm
 
What is the definition of power outage?

The only time it was on for more than 5 hours was during the 10 hours
Arizona power blockade of S.CA.  Otherwise, i ran it for the pool pump
one or two hours every day or other day. It was 200 total hours, 100
cycles over 5 months.  I did not know it was engineered to fail after
100 cycles and void the warrenty.  By the way, i brought it from the
AZ dealer of Generac.  I guess nothing good come out of AZ.  Sorry,
had to rub it on JT.

Posted by D. Peter Maus on October 28, 2011, 7:57 pm
 On 10/28/11 13:42 , linnix wrote:

'Stupid'.

winding

   Well, it wasn't engineered to fail after 100 cycles. But it does
look like you've got a valid complaint.

   You may want to take this higher up in the company. Satisfaction
is possible, if you're persistent enough. The local retailers often
count on the fact that most people aren't .


  By the way, i brought it from the


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