I was praising my Italian generator
marvel this morning as it had run 50 hours without a problem. But that POS must have been listening and it said "that's NOT acceptable".
It just seemed to suddenly slow down and the voltage dropped. So I shut it down and figured that it was a fuel
problem and as I hadn't changed the racor
filter in a year. So I changed it, but that didn't fix it. So I removed the small secondary filter (didn't have a replacement so just removed it) to be sure that wasn't the problem. That didn't fix the problem either.
It starts and seems to come up to speed, But the voltage wouldn't get above 62 so I replaced the capacitor for the field current
as it was a cheap
capacitor and was a year old. That didn't fix it and the voltage stays low and the ampere jumps all over the place, with the breaker off so there isn't even a load, and finally the marvel shuts down on high ampere.
So I'm thinking this a major circuit board type of problem. Since I can't even get a distributor to give me a price
on a high temperature switch I have little hope in solving this problem. I'm think driving a sharpened stick into the marvels heart so it can never come back to life again to suck my blood is properly the best action.
Bet I can pull the marvel out and sink it and put a gas tank in its' place and just run my Honda
from now on. Heck the Honda
is even quieter than the marvel ever was!