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« on: June 29, 2013, 06:34:27 AM »

So sorry -  I promise I am not trying to take over the board,  just seem to be having a bunch of problems all at the same time!

I need a generator repair person either in the Orlando area that can service a Martin Generator with a Kubota engine.  I've been calling and doing my foot work to no avail.  I've called Martin and the company they reccomended told me they won't service martin generators.  I've got an email out to Martin to try to find a service manual but still waiting to hear back from them.

I'd be willing to drive to get this done.  We are planning on going to Chicago after the 4th and if we don't have it fixed by then we would be willing to stop on our way.

Any leads would be great.  Thanks all for your help.  This board has been amazing and helpful.

-Sean




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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 07:42:47 AM »

Could you give a clue as to the issue your having, such as engine or generator, then the issue might have a chance to offer ideas. ?
A bunch of problems is not too descriptive.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 08:02:06 AM »

Dave -

Sorry - Issues are

1. When it stops - It rattles to a stop and shakes the whole unit.  
2. One in a while on start up it seems like the starter is "slipping" and the unit whines but no start. If I stop turning and try it again it starts right up.  I believe this is the starter that needs to be replaced.
3. Currently as of yesterday it will not generate any power.  Motor runs fine but no power from the head unit. 

I have no clue about generators and am just looking for references for a person willing to do the work (I will gladly pay)  as I am limited with time and we need to get on the road. 

Thanks.

-Sean

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 08:08:39 AM »

Here's a bunch of repair places in the area.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 08:14:05 AM »

check the ground on the starter it might be loose. Could also just be the solenoid not the starter. Its good to put a good load on a generator at least every month for an hour or so to keep it healthy. If you have brushes it could be that they are worn and need replacing. Some are brush-less though.  Just some ideas, sorry can't give you more.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 08:36:38 AM »

1-Bad mounts
2-Bad Bendix on starter.
3-Volt regulayor, quick check use a 9 volt battery, + to F1.  - to F2 should get more than 50 volts, if not, problem is much deeper.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 11:20:29 AM »

Earlier post on no ac   Gen running no power out put
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 11:42:11 AM »

#3. No generator output,     As I understand that is not AC as in air conditioning, but ac as in electrical alternating current.  Where did I go wrong ?
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 01:12:43 PM »

Sorry Dave: I was runnin out door for short response.  Earlier he was looking for roof top Air-conditioner on road.  Found out His gen motor was running but not producing power. When he is plugged into shore power his air conditioner was fine. I should not have got involved when I was in a hurry. Basic what I have gotten from this combo of post is gen set does run but does not produce any power.  He has to travel and  has no bus air. You are the Generator Guy !  Happy Bussin.  Bob
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 01:28:37 PM »

One possibility could be if your using an auto transfer switch that is not working, so be sure to check for voltage where the switch is, manual or auto.  Also what is the voltage when not connected to any load ?
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 01:55:09 PM »

Call Buck at Southeast Power Systems 407-293-7971 - He might know who can help you - HTH
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 07:22:39 PM »

Central Fl Bus repair
In Lakeland, fl

Ask for John
(863) 559-8862

Tell him I sent you
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 07:36:40 PM »

I looked up John Palmer: http://www.palmerenergysystems.com/.

Folks think he is pretty good with RV and off-grid energy systems.  His site does not mention generators, but I would guess he is pretty knowledgeable.   

He used to have a very unique truck/van he drove to the trade shows.  Sounds like he now sticks pretty close to the home base.

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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013, 07:48:38 PM »

Hey guys, those of you who haven't let Sean and his wife Angie and their adorable kids don't know what they are missing! Great family and they are brand new full timers....resourceful too so if he's crying for help here, it's likely cause he really does need it. Hope he gets the genset fixed. It's hot!


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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2013, 07:52:41 PM »

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