Yesterday I ran my old Entec/Kubota 6kw generator
and when I tried to run my air conditioner, fan would run but compressor
makes some starting noise
but stays huming and dies. Everything else seems to run fine (water heater, batt charger
, bread toaster) and the generator
voltage dial reads 120v. But when I checked the ground to hot voltage on one of the receptacles it read 55volts and the hot to neutral 113volts.
The generator is very old and has a running capacitor to maintain voltage I guess? About six months ago I replaced the E/G capacitor because the dial was reading about 90volts and after replacing it, it came up to the correct voltage (120). Worked fine until yesterday.
Could it be the generator windings, a bad capacitor in the air conditioner, any ideas???