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Coleman powermate model PM0525202 run switch position

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SOURCE: coleman powermate 6250 mod# PM0525303

I had the same problem on my Powermate 525500 (5500 watt) and finally manage to get in contact w/Powermate (PRAMAC) tech support. He told me that if the gen is setup for a while, the exciter loses it's magnatism. To reenergize ( jumpstart) as he called it, follow the prcedure below. Probably not for amatures.
1. start up the generator.
2. Pull off the brush cover on the end of the gen.
3. Get a 6-12 volt battery and setup w/color coated cables.
4. place the negative lead on the left side brush terminal and tap the right side brush terminal w/ the positive lead.
5. sould have power.

One would think that this important info would be on the manual or a blog somewhere.

Good luck and have a wonderful day.
The Texajun

Posted on Sep 20, 2008


Saumya Ranjan Sahu

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SOURCE: How can I get a owners/instruction Manual for my

follow this link to get the user manual guide as per your model no:

Posted on Jun 08, 2009


Craig Butler

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SOURCE: My coleman powermate generator will start but will not generate.

The voltage regulator controls the output. You will need to check that first.

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Posted on Aug 01, 2009


sal sabea

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SOURCE: Coleman Powermate on/off switch broke off. Is a DIY out of the ?

there is a wire in the back of the control pad...right behind the on\off switch...once it touches the naked body of the gen. it will shut off..

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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Dmitry Kukushkin

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SOURCE: Coleman powermate 2500 generator :

To what I know about this model - it IS NOT inverter type. Electrical motor works pretty much like car alternator with out reftifier. The ONLY magnet on rotor is a small, 1x2 initiation magnet, that helps to start the induction current. After that, induction current thru rotor is controlled by AVR (automatic voltage regulator) in a way, that output voltage stays at needed level.

The fact that you read 2.0 volts on output - tells you that your initiation magnet is OK. One of few things went wrong, in probability order: winding on rotor, AVR module, winding on stator, brushes woar out.

Take back cover off from electric generator part, use voltmeter to measure continuity on stator (2 or 3 poles, must be within 50 ohnm), continuity of rotor thru brushes ( normally within 100ohm). If broken - have to restore windings. It is DIYable for rotor, but hardly possible for stator. If those are ok - most probably your AVR is dead, you can not test it yourself, so get a new module to try (but try to make arrangements for return, if there it was not the reason).

Just fixed Champion 3500 generator myself, purchased for $50 as broken.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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