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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/30/2006 10:34:03 AM EST
To all,

I have a Generac Powerboss 5500 portable generator that is currently putting out about 51Hz instead of the typical 58-60Hz that it should be putting out. The manual (of course) just says to contact a local service rep and I can't find anything online to help figure out how to adjust the frequency.

Does anyone here know how to adjust the frequency on one of these generators?

I also contacted Generac via email (no published phone number on their website) and got the same response as the manual; contact local service rep.

I'm not real interested in loading up and hauling it to a service rep if the only thing they're going to do is adjust some screw on it and charge me $40. If it's a legitimate internal problem, then I don't mind hauling it in.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:39:47 AM EST
My barely informed guess is that the governor for the engine isn't keeping the engine running at the correct RPM, thus the frequency drop.
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