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+1 Great example and exactly what I'm running into. You convinced me to put on another coat of primer and hopefully will have saved me from wasting money on the much-more-expensive paint.
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answered How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
I don't have one at the moment. I'm planning to go double check all the connections and if nothing obvious is wrong, I'll get one and test. Thanks for the suggestions and all the help.
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
Yes, the transfer switch has built in watt usage meters. When the well pump was running, these seemed to indicate that a tiny amount of electricty was being used. I don't believe the breakers are tripped, but I'll definitely double check this tonight when I try again.
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
There are 10 breakers, A - J. A - E are on the left and F - J are on the right. Both are top-down. A (fridge) and C (living room) on the left are not working. H (oil burner) on the right is partially working. E and J breakers comprise the double switch on the bottom and are both hooked into the well pump double breaker and seem to be working fine.
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
Yes, red wires from the transfer is connected to the breaker on the main panel. The wire previously on the main panel is tied to the black wire from the transfer. Neutral and ground are connected to the same neutral bar in the main panel. One thing I was unsure of was the inlet plug the generator is using is wired up with White connected to W, Black connected to X, Red connected to Y and Ground connected to the ground. The video from Reliance suggests wiring it this way, but the verbiage in the manual is reversed, suggesting "wire the Red and Black wires into X and Y". Does this matter?
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
The oil burner is on a single 20-amp breaker in the panel. I wired this up to the 15-amp breaker in the transfer switch (according to the documentation, this is ok to do). The well was on a double, which I reflected in the transfer switch and was able to get to work. The circuits that are wired up are balanced, but not all of the breakers are tied in yet (I stopped about halfway to test). Would it be worthwhile to try to tie the burner to the 20-amp circuit on the transfer instead of the 15?
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
I see the problem when the transfer switch is on Generator. I just started wiring this up yesterday, and we've been out of power for a few days now (with a couple more days to go) so I can't say for certain if I'll have the same problem or not after I switch to Line. But before the introduction of the generator/transfer switch, everything worked well straight from the panel.
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comment How do I troubleshoot my generator and transfer switch installation?
Yes, the generator is a new 8000Watt Briggs & Stratton 30471 and the transfer station is a new Reliance Controls 10-switch transfer station. I tried testing with everything except the oil burner shut off, but had the same results. I'll try to add pictures in after I get back there and clean up the area a bit :) Thanks
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