Lower coil melted today

Automatic/Manual transfer switch repair, wiring & troubleshooting questions
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Thanks grsthegreat!! I should have known better. I am an amateur and this was DIY. But I pride myself in doing better than most electricians I have seen. Thats why I could never make a living doing it. There is a sticker on the cover that even says to take it out!! I was super tired the day I finish the install and this was the first outage since then. I agree that stick should be shorter and clear the front cover or it could be a T lever. So glad I found this forum and Chris has the parts!!
Very helpful!!
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I take them and don't leave them for my installs :tongue: There's no good reason to ever use that handle by anyone other than a properly trained tech. Gets VERY dangerous if you don't know the proper procedures!
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Hi Chris,

I got your parts very promptly...thank you. Today I took the switch apart. I thought the lower coil would come out easier but you cant get to that back screw even with a 90 degree screwdriver. So I discovered the control board would snap out and make more room. As I was doing that I discovered that the board had gotten hot too. Please let me know if you think I should replace this or if it might be okay? I have not brought the generator back online yet.
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No, that transfer switch controller is wasted and was what opened to kill power to that lower coil from the looks of it :sad:

That controller module can be seen here: https://shop.gentekpower.com/products/g ... hed-module
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okay thanks Chris....the lights are on but it sure looks bad....I will order a new one...thanks for the link!!
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