Diesel Generator Won’t Start

 Diesel generator won’t start

The most common cause is the emergency STOP button pushed.
Release the emergency stop button by twisting it outwards. You can then feel the spring when you try to press it. Now try to start your generator and this time it should start up

If it still won’t start then take these Next steps:

  • In the first place is fuel in the tank?
  • Is fuel visible in the fuel filter glass?
  • Is the fuel line cracked, constrained, bent or ruptured?
  • Any fuel leaks?
  • Can you see fuel around the base of the generator?
  • Check Fuel pump is pumping fuel through the generator?
  • Engine oil in the engine?
  • Any coolant in the engine?
  • Amount of coolant in the radiator?
  • Is the control panel not working – are there any loose connections (check the wiring inside the panel when safe to do so)
  • Check the batteries?
  • Are they corroded?
  • Are they connected ?
  • Is there water inside the lead acid batteries?
  • Ensure the silencer is not blocked.

Finally, after checking all the above, investigate what date the generator last ran.

If all of the above appear normal and the generator will still not start then call a local generator engineer to investigate the issue.

In reality, a generator will only have issues with starting if it has not been regularly serviced according to the manufactures specifications or the weather conditions have been ignored to the detriment of the generator.

Call Power Continuity for Diesel Generator Servicing on 0845 055 8455

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