My gennie stopped putting out power this weekend.
We had a power outage for couple hours so I ran the gennie. Started out like normal, ran the house fine, but after a while even though the engine was running smoothly there was no power out of the outlets. I read about the process of flashing the generator where you plug in an electric tool and manually run it backwards. I understand how electricity works and how motors work and how windings work.
What does flashing do from an engineering perspective?
Also the capacitor had a big brown mark. New one is on order. Likely the issue.
It's a Winco dual fuel 6K. Pretty great. Runs the whole house just fine.