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Getting generator to make electricity, Like i said my ESI 3600 was running fine, then went into a high revving, 5000 rpm, and no 110 volt output.

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Yes, there must be a protection device on the unit somewhere. It should be indicated in the owners manual. It may be on the box the outlets are in, or built into the cover of the generation unit.

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SOURCE: coleman 5000 generater-no AC output

Try replacing the capacitor. You can buy it from http://www.jackssmallengines.com/do_it_home.html. When you pull off the power end of the generator look at the diodes also. If they look toasted replace them as well

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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To flash the excitor circuit on a coleman ( the generator is built by generac) you need a 12 volt battery. You quickly apply 12 volts via your 120vac recepticals. NO MORE THAN ONE OR TWO SECONDS! Then check you ac voltage. Most of the time the brushes are burnt up when voltage is low. Check the brushes first. You can access them by taking the end cap off of the generator via two to four screws. The brush holder is easy to spot, two wires leading to the front of the amature. Hope this solves your problem.

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SOURCE: 1993 Mazda Mx3 Revving high/Fluctuating during idle.

there is either a vacuum leak,or a valve on the throttle body called an iac that is bad. it is the idle air controller.alot of mazda have that problem

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SOURCE: wiring diagram for electric motor

The more I look at this motor the more I think that it is a stepping motor and not an AC motor... I could be wrong, but checking the windings and seeing the small Tach Motor on the rear leads me to believe that this is not a ac motor, but a stepping motor and is triggered from the programmer for rpm

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