Model #580328390 CRAFTSMAN Generator

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Q:

Has no ac or dc voltage output. 580328390 Craftsman 1995 ac generator - plastic gas tank w/12 volt 10amp battery cahrge receptacle

A:

Thank you for your question. Have you tried flashing the field windings? It may have lost its residual voltage. It could just be a matter of getting the magnetic field back energized again. To fix this you need to “flash the field”

To flash the field you need to:

  • Plug the electric drill into the generator receptacle. (Cordless drills do not work).
  • If the drill is reversible, move the direction switch to the forward position.
  • Start the generator.
  • While depressing the trigger on the drill, spin the drill chuck in reverse direction. This will excite the field and the generator will now produce electricity. If spinning the chuck one direction does not work, try spinning the chuck in the other direction as you may have the reverse switch positioned backwards.

Use caution not to get your hand or other materials caught in the chuck. As soon as the field is excited, the generator will produce power and the drill will turn on.

I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will assist you further.  

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
November 06, 2013
Q:

Portable generator #580.328390. Need to know what starting battery it takes?

A:

This style generator never came with a battery since the battery is intended to be located in a remote location and is not part of the actual generator assembly itself.

That means that you can use any 12 volt battery, Interstate or otherwise, that fits your particular application.

You will want enough power in the battery to turn over the generator so it should at least be comparable to a lawn tractor battery or even a car-style battery.

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HVAC & Fireplace Bucket -
Sears Technician
July 21, 2008