Connect with us

Coleman Pro-Gen 5000

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by amdx, Jun 23, 2008.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I started the Coleman Generator problem thread about two weeks ago.
    It quit producing power after about 1 hr 15 min.
    After dissassembly I found an overheated exciter coil, a defective capacitor
    and a burned open foil on the pcb.
    I removed the bad 19 turn coil and wound a new one in the stator. I got
    a quart of motor varnish at a motor repair shop and revarnished the coil.
    I baked the stator in my wifes oven! I varnished and baked the unit twice
    just for safety.
    (I did note that one of the fiber insulators was not properly placed in the
    stator, I think this is where the coil rubbed the stator and shorted,
    causing the failure) I replaced the bad capacitor and repaired the open
    foil.
    This morning I reassembled the unit and fired it up. It works!
    I applied a 3300 watt load and it's been running almost 4 hrs at 119.2
    volts.
    Mike
    PS. Anybody want to buy a generator? ;-)
     
  2. mpm

    mpm Guest

    Put mine with it, and we can sell 'em as a matched pair.

    (Mine has ongoing carbeurator problems.)
    Which I guess actually isn't all that unexpected given the total lack
    of use this baby gets.
     
  3. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Put mine with it, and we can sell 'em as a matched pair.

    (Mine has ongoing carbeurator problems.)
    Which I guess actually isn't all that unexpected given the total lack
    of use this baby gets.

    Ya, I didn't open the box for three years. And then when I needed it
    most....
     
  4. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    Good going! Glad to hear you got it fixed.
    Watch out for the oil level sensor switch failure.
    It erroneously indicates that the oil level has dropped
    too low. That prevents the engine from running.

    Ed
     
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day

-