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13 Jun 2019 05:26 #30638 by Liam
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I did not know where to put this topic so I will leave it here. I bought using this site my generator Champion Power Equipment 100296. I use it for different things on my farm. He stopped turning on after half a year. I have never worked with generators, can you suggest that you need to check with him for repair? Maybe there are some guides? On the Internet, nothing normal could find.

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13 Jun 2019 06:17 #30640 by jreardon
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I never worked on a generator before but I found this wiring diagram in the manual and I see it has a starter. Does it crank? What was the last sound it made?

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13 Jun 2019 14:02 #30646 by guafa
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Hi sr,

I know nothing about generator, but.

Does it have carburetor?

Is there spark?

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13 Jun 2019 15:31 #30648 by John Curtis
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What happens when you attempt to start it?

Thinking out loud always helps me in the process.

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13 Jun 2019 16:15 #30650 by jreardon
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Anyone know what a VFO Diode is? Why is the module in the middle shaped like the Charger, only bigger? How is the ignition coil triggered? And how does this switch work?

Just my notes so far on all these acyonyms so far.

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13 Jun 2019 18:07 #30651 by John Curtis
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I believe the VFO allows it to supply 120 and 220/240 power.

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13 Jun 2019 19:26 #30653 by jreardon
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Ohhhh - that circle with an X is a light, so when you turn the switch on, it glows red i think.

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14 Jun 2019 10:06 - 14 Jun 2019 10:16 #30667 by Andy.MacFadyen
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Looks like a flywheel magneto to me similar to Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine.
The flywheel of the engine has magnets in it that generate the electricity in the coil primary and also the ignition timing.
The on-off control basically is basically a switch that grounds the the primary windings control side l thus killing the spark.
If there is no spark it is more than possible the coil has kicked the bucket.

Simple enough job to change -- videos on Youtube same procedure as Briggs & Stratton use a thin strip of cardboard to set the gap between the horns of the coil and the flywheel.


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14 Jun 2019 10:13 #30669 by Andy.MacFadyen
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13 Sep 2019 10:34 #33583 by sampledata17

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