Generator Servicing – How to perform a Regular and Annual Service

Generator Servicing – How to perform a Regular and Annual Service

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Generator Servicing – How to perform a regular and annual service Unpack the Service Kit Service kits can be purchased on www.GeneratorGuru.com Run the Engine for 10 Minutes before servicing to thin the oil and loosen any particles in the engine block. Be sure to let the engine cool down before you start the service. First we are going to drain the oil. Here is the drain plug. Some model have drain plugs on both sides. Use a bowl to catch the oil. Undo the drain plug. Drain the oil into the container. Replace the plug after drainage stops. If oil was very old and thick, put 100 ml of fresh oil into the dipstick hole, rock the generator by hand. Then drain this oil from the engine. This is to be sure all contamination has been removed from the engine. Remove the dipstick. Refill the oil to the top of the dipstick indication. Replace the dipstick. Always dispose of oil at your local recycling depot. Next, change the spark plug. Remover spark plug cap. Loosen with a plug wrench Take out the old spark plug Replace with new spark plug. Tighten carefully, and be sure not to cross threads. Replace spark plug cap. Next, we will change the Air Filter. Unclip the front of the Air Filter Housing. There is a clip on the top and bottom. Now you can see the Air Filter Remove the old Air Filter and replace with the new Air Filter. Secure top and bottom clips. Once a year, or after storing the generator, we also suggest you drain the Carb, the fuel tank and check the filter located above the fuel valve petcock. This will also allow you to check the state of the fuel and remove any impurities which damage the engine. Shut off the fuel valve petcock. Remove the fuel pipe from the fuel filter. Position catch bowl and drain tube. Open petcock and drain fuel into bowl. Let fuel sit for 20-30 minutes to settle impurities. Inspect the fuel and skim off any water. If fuel is rust colored you will need to replace your fuel tank. Pour into fuel safe container. Let fuel settle while you do the next steps. You will only want to pour back in 80% of what you have removed as small particles may have settled to the bottom of the container and you do not want to reintroduce them to your tank. Remove the Fuel Valve Petcock. Check that the filter is clean. If dirty, then use clean fuel to rinse and allow to dry completely If filter is damaged, replace fuel valve petcock assembly. If it has a catch reservoir on the bottom, then remove it, and if dirty clean with fresh fuel. Replace the petcock being sure not to cross the threads. Inspect fuel pipe for wear and replace if necessary. Reconnect the fuel pipe to the fuel valve petcock and to new filter. If fuel from the tank was dirty, then flush the tank with clean fuel to remove any further particles. If fuel is clear and not too old, slowly replace it back into the tank. Next, unscrew the carb bowl drain plug and drain any fuel from the bottom of the carb into a container. Open the petcock while holding the container below the carb and allow fresh fuel to was any residue from the carb bowl. Shut off fuel valve petcock when fuel runs clear and replace carb bowl drain plug. Start engine and run for 5 minutes. Turn off the engine after 5 minutes and check the oil level. Add more oil if necessary. Job done! Congratulations. Wold Leading Portable Generator Parts Supplier Service kits and Parts available from www.GeneratorGuru.com

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  1. BEWARE GENERAC. THEIR WARRANTY ISN'T WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON.
    My generator has not worked since day one of me buying it and having it installed by a "Generac authorized dealer." I bought it in July 2018. It keeps power surging and stalling out and then won't start at all. They came out after the last hurricane, when the generator failed to work and we were out of power for 2 weeks. The guy they sent out to look at it, spent 15 minutes here, looked at it and said he couldn't find anything wrong. Last night June 25th 2019 we lost power for 4 hours and again it would not work properly. The engine kept acting like it was going to stall out and then would rev up, causing the lights to actually go out and the power to the house to go out then to come back on. This happened repeatedly. NOW GENERAC is sending the same service guy out here they sent out last time, but I have to pay for it. I was told to expect to have to pay up $300 for this visit. GENERAC trying to wear me down and they aren't honoring the "10 Year Warranty" they sold me. My 10 year warranty I have isn't worth the paper it is written on. The person I talked to is Michele. 1-888-436-3722 Extension. 5645 This is a Horrible company that does not honor their warranties or back up the product they sell you. It wouldn't be so bad if we weren't old and didn't need to make sure we had electricity for our medications. My sister has dementia and trying to change a dirty pull up with cold water is difficult. I don't know what we are going to do during the next power outage, if it is for an extended period of time. I explained this to Michele but it has not made a difference that we are on a fixed income and spent the last money we had saved for this generator. I am on facebook, my name is Paula Lynn Rodriguez and I live in Crawfordville Florida. Any suggestions on how I can handle this would be appreciated. PLEASE CUT AND PASTE AND SHARE MY POST.

  2. Hey bro i purchased a 2.58 kw generator today and i putted one litre oil in it i read the owner manual it was recomended to put 0.6 litre of oil in it what should i do?

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