I have a 5000 watt portable Generac generator model PP5000T and it
does not have any AC output. The engine starts right up but I can not
get any AC out of it. I have only used it for about 20 days in two
years. ( I live in FL and it is for hurricane season. ) I have checked
the circuit breakers and all the connections to the front panel where
the AC outlets are. Everything is OK. I tested the connector plug that
connects directly into this front panel and it does not have any
I have read many differnt posts about troubleshooting no AC output but
have a couple questions.
I have read that a generator can become demagnatized and may need to
have the core remagnatized or flashed. I have seen a couple posts
about how to do this and just want see if I can get an answer on how
to do this. As i understand it I need to provide a quick DC voltage to
remagnatize the core and jump start things. but I have a couple quick
questions on how to do this.
Can I use the connector coming to the front circuit breaker panel to
do this? This is a plug with three wires which connects directly into
the circuit breaker panel. The connector has a blue, gray and red
wire. Which wires would I use?
Do I need to use 12 VDC or would a 9 VDC battery do the trick?
I read one post which said a simple 9 VDC battery like you use in a
smoke detector is just fine to use but most other posts talk about a
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Yes, I know I can take it to
a service center but getting it there is difficult and I would like to
do that as a last resort.
Thanks so much for your time and any suggestions would be appreciated
as hurricane season is once again upon us and I would like to see if I
can get this running.
- posted 15 years ago