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Generator on Model K

Post by dougz » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:32 pm

Hello - On the generator there is a unit that I do not know what you call. It has the point that closes and charges the battery. I have now had my boat in the water for 3 years & every year the unit fails. I can smell the electrical burn out smell when it fails. Can someone tell me what this would be happening? Is it possible the generator is producing to many amps for these units? Any input would be helpful. Picture attached.

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Re: Generator on Model K

Post by drrot » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:17 am

It's called a Cut-Out. Post a photo of it. Some are known to have a short life.
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Re: Generator on Model K

Post by dougz » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:14 am

Hello - Sorry, I thought I had attached a picture. Attached now.

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Re: Generator on Model K

Post by drrot » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:46 am

zimmermancutout1.jpg
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1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
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Re: Generator on Model K

Post by mbigpops » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:14 am

What is under the tape on those wires ?

A poor connection could become unreliable with vibration etc.

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Re: Generator on Model K

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:42 am

A couple of years ago my generator on my K got so hot you could fry an egg on it. Smoked and smelled nasty too. I was grateful nothing caught on fire. I took the generator in for a complete rebuild and has been fine since. Mike Murley in Fair Haven Mi. rebuilt it.
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