Generator fails to start. No noise or action. Generator DEAD. Nothing at all !
What to do next?
Let’s consider some possibilities and check carefully through the check list :-
Battery failure (most common reason)- Old battery-NO water in cells- Battery stolen and not there anymore- Battery corroded terminals
No display on the controller- No Lights – NO screen-Check that the battery charger on the generator is turned ON and is connected to the grid supply.
Emergency STOP Button-Pull the emergency STOP button ‘OUT’ as if this is in the ‘Pressed IN’ position the generator will NEVER start.
Empty fuel tank-NO fuel
Fuel tank Full – Check for contaminates- bacterial infestation- grunge
Coolant, fuel or oil leak – Check for holes in hoses, loose jubilee clips
Air in the fuel system- Hoses have become detected from the engine
Bad fuel mix e.g. air or water in the fuel- Clogged no fuel going through
Tripped breaker- Most common- Check All breakers are in ON position
Controls left on wrong settings after maintenance or testing- Check the setting , is it in Manual or Automatic
Fuel line obstruction- Check fuel lines for kinks or twists and straighten them out to ensure no constrictions or pinch points
Clogged air, oil and fuel filters- Bad maintenance- Replace OLD filters with NEW Filters and replace old worn out hoses.
Fuel injector problem- Replace injectors or call your local supplier for advice
If all the above fail, then check if the outside temperature is above 50C or the altitude of the generator could be the issue. Over 3000 metres generators need to be adjusted for the lack of oxygen. Call your local supplier for help
The majority of the above can be avoided by PowerContinuity preventative service and maintenance. Call 0845 055 8455 for further assistance. We’re here to help 24/7
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