So greetings from Minnesota. Generally I can fix just about anything except the generator I just got hosed on. Basically I got the 120v working but the DC winding is glowing red even when the wires are disconnected. So here's what I found. 1) They had the - & + hooked together 2) I think they hooked the diode up wrong. My question is why when I totally disconnected the 12v wires from the DC winding and DC diode is it still heating up?? The only thing I can come up with is that the is still getting a charge from the field winding with no place for the elec. to go. Is that a correct assumption?? Thanks for any and all responses.