17 years ago
1) Cleaning the solenoid that must be engaged for the engine to run
(the one that pushes the same lever as the governor linkage), and
oiling its internals with 5W30.
2) Actually correcting the absolutely wrong governor adjustment nut
that some military genius decided to "tighten" (he thought probably
that it was simply holding the fan cover in place).
So, now I have a perfectly working generator, as far as I can tell,
producing between 59 and 61 Hz, about 118 volts depending on load.
Voltage is kind of inconsistent, between 113 and 120, I have not
figured the pattern yet. May have something to do with having a
killawatt on one leg and load on another. or whatever, I was too
I load tested it with 3 kw load, two 1.5 kw loads on two opposite
legs, and it did not even change sound or frequency by much. It is a
6kw genset, but I have no electricals in place to test it with 6kw.
So, I have several general directions for now:
1. Accessorize it. Build and add a nice electrical panel to it, with
raintight cover, 110v and 220v convenience outlets, and terminal lugs
for connecting the genset to the house itself.
2. Soundproof it.
3. Put it on an appropriate foundation, and I would prefer it to be on
wheels somehow, so that it could be moved. In its permanent location,
I would jack it and put on solid foundation of sorts, with the wheels
suspended. If I need to move it, I would jack it again. I also need
I am completely elated and think that I have a very nice generator,
I want to thank everyone. Thank you!!!