Checking Generator

It is possible to trouble shoot faulty generator without removing the generator from the engine or, if necessary to remove it, without completely disassembling the generator. When a generator stops charging or not charging at a satisfactory rate as evidenced by a "dead" battery or signal light on switch panel remaining lighted, it is recommended that unless the trouble is known definitely, the following checking sequence be used:

On installations employing a fuse in the generator field circuit, remove fuse at regulator and examine it to see if it has blown. When replacing fuse be sure insulating sleeve is in good condition and covers fuse properly.

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