Physical Science

Van de Graff generator repair

Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:11 PM

I have a Van de Graff generator and I think that one of the belts is broken but I am not sure. All I know is that it isn't working correctly.Can anyone give me information about repairing one or offer any kind of assistance?

Jennifer Stover
Jennifer Stover
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:58 PM

Hi Jennifer,

Do you see any markings like serial numbers or brand names on the generator?  Repairing these can be tricky and it is best done by a professional.  Could you provide some more information?  Depending on the type of generator you have replacement belts are typically inexpensive.  Here is a link to a checklist that will help you troubleshoot your problems.

Good luck!

Ruth Hutson
Ruth Hutson
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