Table 3-4. Operational Troubleshooting (Contd)
TEST OR INSPECTION
GENERATOR FAILS TO BUILD UP RATED VOLTAGE
Check for low residual field magnetism by pressing the field flash switch (fig. 3-5).
Lower the front panel of the control cabinet and momentarily press the field flash switch,
Figure 3-5. Inner control box.
GENERATOR FAILS TO SUPPLY POWER
Step 1. Refer to figure 3-3 and grab the load cables and see if they are loose.
If cables are loose, tighten them. If cables are not loose, go on to step 2.
Step 2. Refer to figure 3-2 and check gage readings to see if generator is overloaded.
Reduce the load by removing some of the equipment being used (switch circuit breaker to
off and shut engine off before loosening the nut on the studs, figure 3-3, to disconnect the
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