Generator smoking when running means that there are issues to be fixed.
Generator smoke upon starting up, is usual, as the diesel fuel in the cylinders is burned off in the first few seconds of operation and then should clear immediately thereafter leaving an almost clear emission.
You may also see some additional smoke when a heavy load is dropped onto the generator and the generator adjusts its fuel consumption to provide the additional power required to support the new load. Then again, the exhaust smoke become translucent, virtually invisible.
In normal use a generator should not produce continuous visible smoke from the exhaust silencer.
Should your diesel generator smoke be visible, then the causes of the smoke can usually be narrowed down by its colour, for example:-
Click the video below to see how generator exhaust smoke should look like:-
Regular service & maintained generators by PowerContinuity never smoke!
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