The covers all Champion Power Equipment models featuring an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR):
Read instructions carefully and completely before performing service.
- To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
- DO NOT make any adjustments to the generator without first stopping the engine and disconnecting the spark plug wire.
- Burns from hot parts — let the engine cool completely before touching hot parts.
- Injury from moving parts
- To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all fuel‐related parts.
Tools required: 7 mm wrench or socket.
Time required: 0.1 hr. (6 minutes)
- Remove the two 7 mm bolts that secure the round, yellow generator end cover.
- Remove the cover.
- Locate the two blade terminals connecting the AVR to the brush assembly. This connection is found at the 12 o'clock position.
- One terminal has a band on the wire with a (+) sign on it. This is the positive connection.
- The other wire is either going to be either white or yellow and is the negative (-) connection.
- Remove the negative connection and then start the generator.
- Taking the disconnected negative terminal, scratch it over the mating connection. This should result in a noticeable, low voltage electric spark (no danger of shock!).
- If there is a noticeable spark, the field has successfully been polarized.
- Reconnect the negative terminal.
- Reattach the generator end cover and bolt in place.
If this does not successfully polarize the field, it may be necessary to inspect and/or replace the brushes and/or AVR.
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