Honda Ex 1000 generator Tripping without load

techkarlJune 28, 2010

Help needed with honda ex 1000. When i put the ac Circuit breaker ( on the generator) to the on position with no load connected generator looses rpm and then the circuit breaker trips again . Any help please ? BTW do you have the service manual of this generator?

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wayne440

There may be "no load" plugged in the outlet, but there is almost certainly a load someplace. The loss of engine speed and tripping breaker are very reliable indicators. Check the wiring between the breaker and receptacle(s), and the receptacle itself.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 1:54PM
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mikeinmayberry

My 15-20 year old EX-1000 started acting up this year...it would die under load. In my case I pulled the carb off and cleaned the float & needle valve up...it works fine now. Fuel starvation due to a varnished-up carb.

Here is a link that might be useful: Honda EX-1000 Manual

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 9:06AM
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weedmeister

From looking at the circuit diagram, my first suspicion is that you have an internal short in the outlet, either to ground or line to line. I would check this with a meter (with the machine not running).

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 10:59AM
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techkarl

Will do the required tests with a multimeter tonight. Still looking for the service/factory manual. ( do have an owners manual but its not so detailed). Thanks

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 1:50AM
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