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  • Electrical: Generator

    Have a 48 Champion..is there any way to test the generator, and if so, h

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    The easiest way is to see if it will motor. If it spins freely hook ground to ground and hot to arm. It should spin if it is good. Obviously you don't want to run it more than a second or 2. More often than not, if the don't work it is due to a dirty commutator, bad brushes, or a bad bearing and a dragging armature. These problems are easily and cheaply remedied.

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      You should ground the field terminal also when making this test.
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