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Posted by Kyle Tucker on October 21, 2003, 1:05 pm
 
Hi all,    
    I have a Honda EM5000SX generator I paid $100
for new 5 years ago. It only has about 10 hours on
it as it's just backup for home. The other day it
gave no output and turns out some mice got inside
and ruined the generator portion. The Honda dealer
where I bought it said it would cost more to replace
the brushes and other components than to just buy a
new generator. And the replacement cost of the entire
generator component (not engine, frame, etc.) would
be $700! I was amazed. With that, my questions are:

1. Do both these cost assessments seem correct?

2. If so, how does Honda get away with this?

3. If not, can I find the components and do it for a
fairly cost efficient amount?

4. If not, what are the chances of finding another unit
with a burned out/failed engine from which I could
cannabilize the generator.

5. Is there a center or website that would be able to
track this down or do I just need to start making calls?

6. Should I just go and buy another unit? It won't be a
Honda as I won't give my business to them if this repair
pricing is correct.

Thanks much.

--
- Kyle

Posted by mark Ransley on October 21, 2003, 2:12 pm
 
Your dealer sounds  like he is overpriced. Get your unit back and look
at the damage , My unit has a screen to small for mice to get in. Did
you actualy see damage,  it could be your field has demagnitised.


Posted by Kyle Tucker on October 21, 2003, 4:32 pm
     ransley@webtv.net (mark Ransley) writes:


I have not yet seen the damage, but I have no reason to distrust
them. I have bought pieces of Stihl equipment from them and their
prices are far lower than anyone else in the NH/MA area. And the
service tech couldn't have been more sympathetic and apologetic if
he was a family member. He was seemingly bummed he couldn't fix it
for me. ???

--
- Kyle

Posted by Nick Hull on October 22, 2003, 12:13 am
  ransley@webtv.net (mark Ransley) wrote:


My Honda sometimes fails to output, I just flash the field with 12 volts
and it operates fine.  Always try cheap first.

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Posted by Kyle Tucker on October 22, 2003, 12:58 pm
 
This procedure isn't in the owner's manual - I suspect it's
in the service manual though. Is this procedure online somewhere
or can someone outline it step by step? I don't even know what
"the field" is. :(

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- Kyle

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