Generator troubleshooting


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Old 10-27-18, 09:15 AM
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Generator troubleshooting

We have a Honda Generator model EB3500X that the AC circuit breaker trips when the power cord is plugged in but has no load on it. What could this be? We tried a friends generator and it worked just fine. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-27-18, 10:58 AM
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Does the generator breaker trip when nothing is plugged in?

Specifically which breaker on the generator is tripping?

Does the generator breaker trip when the cord only is plugged in?
 
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Old 10-28-18, 12:51 PM
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It trips when the cord is plugged in but the switch on the box is turned off. The specific breaker is 120/240 volt 4 lug L14 plug end. And yes it trips when toe cord only is plugged in.
 
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It's quite possible that your cord is bad.

You said "switch on the box". What box? What switch?
 
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Old 10-28-18, 03:57 PM
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We tried a friends generator and it worked just fine
That makes no sense.

You had a friend bring over a generator and put it in YOUR generators location
with the same exact setup ? And it worked fine ?
 
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Old 10-28-18, 09:17 PM
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What happens if you plug a different cord into it? It could be a problem inside the receptacle I suppose.
 
 

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