Generator Maintenance Daily Checks
It is important to read the instructions contained in the manual, along with the instructions in the engine and alternator manuals. Following that advice along with the following daily maintenance checks will ensure that the generator that you have purchased will give you satisfactory operation for a long time.
Generator Maintenance Basic Daily Checks
- Check the water level daily – ensure there are no radiator leaks or hose leaks.
- Use the dip stick to check the oil level daily.
- Look for leaks under the engine.
- Ensure that the fuel tank is full. Check cap is on.
- Is there any furring on the battery terminals?
- If your battery is a ‘top up’ type, are the battery fluids full?
- Check daily for tampering of door locks.
- Emergency Stop should be OUT, and NOT pushed in.
- Daily check the control panel lights are on and visible.
- Remove any debris from around the generator.
- Daily check the air vents are clear of debris and dust.
- Daily check that the 13 amp supply to the battery charger and water heater are connected and remain turned ON.
- Ensure that the exhaust rain flap is down and operational, not stiff or rusted open.
After you have carried out the Generator Maintenance Daily Checks you may wish to start the engine by means of the key start, start push-button or by remote PowerContinuity app.
You may load the engine and run in accordance with the operator’s instructions once you are satisfied that it is running correctly.
See photos below as a guide of generator maintenance daily checks
Remember to load bank your generator once a year for peak performance. Testing OFF load will lead to wet stacking issues.
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