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Question: Gt5250 Generator
John D. Whitfield
The capacitor came loose in the end cover. There were a few sparks and I shut it down. After repairing the leads to the capacitor, the generator no longer produces any voltage. Do you have any suggestions? Also, where are the diodes if they have blown.
Thanks for the help.
I have a GT 5250 with a pull start. Can it be adapted for an electric starter?
Basically, no. While anything is possible it would be very cost prohibitive to do so. You would need the starter motor, a new flywheel with teeth for the starter to engage against, the engine likely is not setup with anywhere to mount the starter, a battery and ignition system, a charging system for the battery and all of the nuts, bolts and wire to put it all together. I could see the modification easily running $400 to $500 dollars.
I hope this at least answers the question.
My GT5250 no longer starts. The on-off switch is very easy to move...there is no snap. I think the switch is the problem. The oil is full and there is plenty of gas. It's several years old and hasn't been started in over a year. Please advise.
I would suspect that if the generator has sat that long it is going to need some carburetor work.
The carburetor can become clogged by dirt or other debris. The dirt may get by a damaged or missing air filter. It can enter through a crack in the fuel lines. Some tools use a foam air filter. Over time the filter itself will breakdown and create debris that will enter the carb and clog it. It is a good idea to replace the air filter at least once a year. If fuel is left sitting in an unused engine for more than a couple of months the fuel will begin to breakdown and go bad. As the fuel breaks down it will start to become gel like as well as begin to coat the internal parts of the carburetor with a varnish. The gel and varnish will plug the carburetor so that fuel can no longer flow through it. To get your engine running again you will need to either rebuild or replace the carburetor. When you replace the carburetor it is always a good idea to also replace the air and fuel filters. This helps ensure that more debris won't clog the new carburetor.
The engine on your generator will have it's own model and type number. You will need those numbers to find parts for the engine such as the carburetor. The following link will help you to find parts for your Briggs engine...
I hope this helps with your repair!
Question: Debliss Generator GT-5250
I had this generator less than a year and about 4 hours used before the darn thing just stopped generating current. I believe it may be the stator assembly but that part is obsolete. Any help on a replacement part? The repair center quoted 900+ to fix it. It only cost a little over 500.00 to buy it. Is there anything else I can use in place of the actual model part?
Thanks in advance for any help