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Posted by AB on October 19, 2003, 3:04 pm
 
I have a Generac 5500XL. Despite the fact that it came without the
wheel kit, electric starter and that it's heavy, we like the generator
very much. It runs like a champ and nearly always starts on the first
pull.

We bought it to power our house when the electricity goes down...which
it does quite often here. We live at the end of the line and there are
no Police/Fire/Hospitals that need power. When our power goes down, it
tends to stay down until everyone else's power is restored:>:

We have taken good care of it and estimate it has 150 hours on it.
It's never been overloaded.

Last week, we had a minor power failure and ran it for about 9 hours.
It did a great job as usual. Except, the generator stopped putting out
power just as I was about to shut it off and pack it away. I jiggled
the electrical connection and checked the output at the generator
itself. All the circuit breakers on the generator were ok. The repair
shop says I need a new stator. The cost of the stator is going to be
(about) $40 installed. Our stator is shorted and the shop says the
stator is not repairable.

I'm wondering if the stator can be rewound and reinstalled. Has anyone
ever done this or, is there a non-generac after market stator assembly
that is more cost effective (cheaper)??

Any input is appreciated. Email me or post message here.

Thanks,

Art in Maine


Posted by hchickpea on October 19, 2003, 3:34 pm
 


From an RV group: "The seller told me the Generac generator stopped putting out
full power. He had several service people look at it and some tried to diagnose
over the phone. After helping to rewind the rotor AND the stator and check out
the Briggs engine, one service man found the kill switch was shorting under
load on one side only. Replacing the kill switch seems to have solved the
problem. "

If it is the stator, you could give these folks a call and ask for an opinion:

http://www.gmsinternational.com/stator.html


Posted by Howard Epstein on October 19, 2003, 11:06 pm
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Try your phone book for electric shops that do motor repair. Anyone of
them is capable, but you will have to remove the electrical assembly.

My experience with my local dealer is that everything I bring to him costs
about $00 - $00, regardless if its a 15 min. or 1 or 2  hour job. Most
electrical problems with generator take under two hours to repair. I took
my Generac 5500 EXL to the dealer and had him give me the old parts back.
It was a the 84132 Power Regulator and it cost me $83, a rip off as far
as I am concerned.  The next time it happened  it cost me $3.87 off the
internet and took me 15 minutes of my time.

Get the Generator back from him. I obviously have the same generator.  The
only difference is its an electric start and has an oil filter on it.  If
you are handy you can confirm if it is the stator/rotor is bad. You need
to use a VOM and be able to solder or crimp.  I can describe tests for the
stator/rotator, power regulator or system control board. Outside the
circuit breakers and outlets there is nothing else. The real question is
how handy are you ?

I can give you a number for a technician at Generac who recently described
the tests to me, but there are only two and are very hard to get hold of.

Parts for Generac are available off the web.


Howard Epstein





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By the way the first 84132 Powe Regulator  failure was due to a defective
dealer fix in that generator output was not properly set.

Howard Epstein



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Posted by Keith Davis on October 20, 2003, 12:26 am
 Hello,I have a used stator assembly in excellent condition that you might be
interested in.email me  daviskeith@prodigy.net
My name is Keith and I have been working on
generators,gas,diesel,propane,transfer switches,auto transfer switches,auto
and remote starting for generators ,etc.,since 1986.This email is not
"spam",even though everything on the web is.Good Luck,Keith Davis.



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