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UPDATED Powertech service recommendation needed
Currently in Kerrville TX in this winter storm.
any recommendations as to a powertech service location in San Antonio or Austin?

Gen stopped with an overheat light. Started right up but i noticed the cooling fan was not spinning so I shut it down....

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  • Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 11:58:17 pm by Lt403

Re: Powertech service recommendation needed
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Blower does not spin freely when turned by hand., but it does turn

Frank,

The squirrel cage should spin with just a finger and meet little resistance. Most likely the fan motor bearings are...

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Check the circuit breakers on the generator control panel, they may have tripped.

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Mike
Do you have any part #s for the motor and capacitor? I've been trying to find them on the forum with no luck.
Thanks for your help so early in the morning

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Circuit breakers are good when I turned on the generator it ran for about 12 minutes and shut down again no circuit breakers were tripped only the high temperature light was on and I could smell something cooking by the fan motor

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Do you have any part #s for the motor and capacitor?

I may have the info. Seems like the OEM came from Granger which can be crossed to by any motor shop. I will have to go and look to see if I...

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Frank,

I got suited up and crampons on to negotiate the ice but was able to retrieve the Dayton info on the unit. The bad new is what motor info is in there refers to 4 different Granger motor numbers. So what this means is you have to pull the...

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Or you can call FT Parts and ask them to send you the proper replacement.  They were competitive when i replaced mine.

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From the 2003 U320 parts manual (3rd column is a part number, I believe)


05 P35720 3M898 1 EA BLOWER MOTOR,1/2 HP,GENERATOR
06 P35722 6X658 1 EA CAPACITOR (RUN), BLOWER MOTOR
07 P35723 4C590 1 EA BLOWER,DIRECT DRIVE,GENERATOR

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Thanks Michelle,
Is the parts manual somewhere in the forum or on Barry's site?

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Thanks Michelle,
Is the parts manual somewhere in the forum

I believe it is.  I'll locate it tomorrow and post the link.

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I believe it is.  I'll locate it tomorrow and post the link.

Well, looks like it wasn't.  So now it is.  We also now have a Parts Manual folder in Media, so if anyone has one or parts of one...

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Well, looks like it wasn't.  So now it is.  We also now have a Parts Manual folder in Media, so if anyone has one or parts of one for other years, please upload them (add the year/model to...


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Ordered Fan motor and start capacitor from foretravel.
They had it in stock and I will Pick it up on Monday
$225 out the door for both items
I will do the install myself Thanks to those who contacted me

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Frank was the part numbers that Michelle posted in reply 8 the numbers you used with Foretravel?
Chris

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Any recommended generator service places in Nacogdoches?
Just need an annual service.

Thanks
Frank

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When we pulled the blower motor yesterday to allow access to the steering box, I found a plastic bag sucked up inside of the blower itself.  Apparently was sucked in there going down the road, so a good idea for one to look closely at the blower...

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