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The switch is probably generic.. go to a Lighting store and see if they have equivalent

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Jul 11, 2018

have the voltage regulator system checked
in the regulator the voltage controls the amperage allowed and it that unit is not working properly then there will be no current out put
that regulator could be part of the control board for the main ac out put and may have developed a fault in the section for 12 volts on the board
there is a limit on the charge rate for the battery and if it is exceed it may have damaged that circuit or possible blown a fuse in the amperage circuit

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on May 08, 2016

There have been several factories in china that have made the motors used on buffalo generators, a couple of these are Lifan and J.D. as in Jiangdong.All of these motors are very similar to honda motors.The 6.5,13,and 15 h.p. motors are real brutes and hold up very well.

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Mar 30, 2016

Give us a call when you are with the Generator and we will run through it with you. Call your local office and speak to an engineer: http://www.generatorguru.com/ask-the-guru/
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Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Sep 25, 2015

if you cannot get the specs from on line or from a service agent , generally the following apply:-
water cooled engines
inlet hot .010"--exhaust hot .012"
for air cooled engines inlet hot .012"-- exhaust hot .014"

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Sep 25, 2015

Make sure the power switch under the clear rubber cover is on. Ifd it is, thenlook for a smoked electronic voltage regulator

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

it is the Gen you got, I have same.. Condenser failed after 7 yrs. Just suddenly stopped putting out. Kept running nicely though!

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on May 18, 2014

The breaker itself is worn and weak. Replace it.

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on May 18, 2014

Could be lost exciter current. This is how to restore it - Connect 16 or 18 gauge wires to a 12 volt battery. With generator running, insert bare ends of wires into AC outlet - one to Hot, the other to Neutral. Insert and remove quickly. There should be a flash and power will be restored. If not, repeat until you get that flash and output current restored. Using light gauge wires is so that if you are too slow to remove them once AC is restored. they will burn out before the battery suffers from the AC incoming. Be quick and be careful.

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

find out who manufactured the engine... if it's a honda knock off a honda recoil might work and you can get an after market one for cheap... like $30 USD or something close

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Dec 28, 2013

Check the rotor rings for cleanliness, they should be shiny, check the brushes and the capacitor, located in the end of the alternator bell housing cover

Buffalo Tools AC... | Answered on Nov 25, 2013

Assuming the speed is correct check the voltage on the rotor brushes during running (Caution) It should be DC. If you have low or no DC voltage then the capacitor in the end of the generator housing is bad, or the AVR. If you do have voltage then make sure the slip rings are clean and shiny, from there you may have a rotor or stator issue that needs carefull resisitance check

Buffalo Tools... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013

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