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Old 01-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Generator Question

2008 Georgetown, 315 SE with a 6500 Generac unit and auto-switch.

Is there anyone on here that has replaced the brushes on the generator in this configuration? From what I can tell, it appears that the *normal* method would be to drop it out of the coach to get the top off and then gain access to the brushes. I am not happy about it, it's freakin' cold around here now and dropping the genset looks like a lousy job but I need it done. I have about 400 hours on the unit and it produces electricity when it wants too - not a good thing. And yes I am rather positive that the brushes are about shot.

I don't see anyway to get the cover off the gen that covers the brushes without either dropping it or taking a dremel cutter to it. And believe me I am leaning towards the cutter right now. If someone has done this and I am missing it here - please, please let me know and give detailed instructions.

Thanks and hope everyone is well on their way to a great new year!

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Old 01-25-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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Yes the gen has to come out the bottom ,and it can be a job if you don't have the right floor jack. I don't think it would been the brushes with just 400 hrs on the gen. I had the exciter go bad on mine. Do you have a Cummings dealer close by? And what error code do you get on the display on the gen?

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks but I know it is the brushes/slip rings causing the problem. This generac unit does not have any type of error code reporting.
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