Doesn’t meet claimed power output
Doesn’t meet claims
Sadly the work zone generator I purchased in November 2018 does not meet its stated power output capability.
It will not run a 1600 W toaster, it will not run a caravan water heater, it will not run a skill power saw.
All of these items are well within the start-up and constant operating power capabilities stated on the machine. Furthermore the machine stalled instantly the appliances were turned on. Did not continue running and switch off electrical power as stated in manual .
I got it at a discount price of $200 an...
Good when it’s working
Runs for awhile then it doesn’t produce power. I have to shut it down for awhile. When I restart it it produces power again. The cooler the day the longer it’ll produce power. Will be no good on hot days to run camp fridges. Noise wise, it is pretty much on a par with similar genset of the same size, just a shame that the heat sensor might be to sensitive or faulty.
Worked ok at first then failed when it was needed
We noticed it was noisy from the start but didn’t worry too much about the noise as long as it supplied power for our a/c unit on our boat. First hot day out, bang, failed. No power. Couldn’t even see if there was a reset button or switch. No reliability. Don’t bother.
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Sucked in by Aldi again
In the past I had bought a couple of TVs at different times. They didn't last a year without sparking or ceasing to work altogether. 10 years later hoping they'd have lifted their game I bought a generator because I now live off the grid and it's nice to have a movie night or game console night at the end of the week. I bought it in March 2016. For the first oil change NO ONE could get the sump plug off. I'd tried everything and this is not my first generator. WD40 and a snapped socket wrench. Spanner and hammer, wouldn't budge. Even a small en...gine mechanic friend couldn't get it to budge with conventional tools. On his advice I had to syphon oil out of the inlet. Prior to the oil change / checking spark plugs / changing filters, it blew sparks out of the power outlet after 10 minutes of running. Just suddenly *boom*. It had been used about 10 times and ran fine. Not overloaded with just a Playstation and TV (not huge) plugged in. Suddenly *boom* and I saw sparks out the window. I was parallel with the window but visually behind the generator. It shutdown completely. No spluttering, just stopped. My Uncle was a mechanic and my maternal grandfather was a sparky so I grew up around this stuff. I gave it look over and tested various components. Fixed it up. It was working fine for 3 more uses, then *boom* again. Shutdown completely. Now looking at other things to fix it up. It's a royal pain in the proverbial. Last time I buy anything mechanical or electronic from Aldi. I also remember that in 2009 I bought an mp4 for my teenager from Aldi which didn't work at all. I took it back. The exchanged mp4 player didn't work either so I got a refund. So these experiences with this generator tell me that they still sell garbage.
Questions & Answers
How much were they
They initially were $399, but I bought it on special for $349.
Geneator shows warning lights .red and green. And also he does not make ignition. Plz help me
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|Release date||Mar 2016||June 2018||Mar 2020||Sept 2018|
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