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Backup Home Generator Not Working? Things to Check!

Backup Home Generator Not Working? Things to Check!

Posted on:23 Jan, 2023 / Posted In: Maintenance

Your home generator should always be on standby, so if it does not kick on when your power goes out, it can be frustrating. If your power goes out and your backup home generator does not come on, we have collected some tips to try on your own to troubleshoot the situation. Only check on these if you feel comfortable and do not do anything that is dangerous.

Circuit breaker: Sometimes, it is as easy as flipping a switch. If the circuit breaker that is supplying power to your standby generator has been tripped, you can just reset it and then reset your generator. 

Too much: A generator that has been operating for a while during a long-term power outage could possibly overheat. This can be caused by oil levels, poor coolant circulation or the amount of engine fuel. 

Unbalanced spot: An unlevel surface under your generator can cause it to shut off occasionally while it is running. As your generator sits outside, things can cause its base to shift and become unlevel. You can check the balance and work to level it up until our team at Generator Technologies can come out to your home to review the placement.

Rough operation: If you hear that your generator is not running smoothly and possibly making a strange noise, then it could be that your fuel valve needs to be readjusted. An inconsistent flow of fuel will prompt inconsistent generator performance. 

Emergency Generator Service for All Types of Issues

At GenTec, we do offer emergency calls to quickly assess and repair your generator issues. Our crew members are fully licensed, bonded, insured and factory-trained. Our team has the expertise to figure out what is going on and provide the needed repairs. A good way to avoid emergency situations is to have your generator inspected on a regular basis as part of our preventive maintenance plans. This gives our team an opportunity to discover minor issues before they become a major problem.

The Generac Quietsource Series is also a good choice for installing a new unit as it has quiet and efficient weekly testing functions. It helps take care of itself, so it can take care of your family when you most need it.

Let Our Team Know How We Can Help

If you are new to the standby home generator world, we are happy to walk you through the installation process from start to finish. We can help you determine which Generac standby home generator will work best at your place and within your budget. Your installation begins with a job site evaluation and includes all of the necessary hardware and labor. Our team of technicians will set up your system, test and verify that it is working properly and clean up the area. If you purchase a generator on your home, we can install it for you. Reach out with questions via  our online contact form

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