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Four Things that Can Go Wrong with a Generator 

Four Things that Can Go Wrong with a Generator 

Posted on:14 Jan, 2020 / Posted In: Maintenance

If you have installed a standby generator your property, congratulations! You’ve taken critical steps to ensure peace of mind, comfort and convenience, and wellbeing in the event of a blackout or other emergency that leads to a loss of power. However, remember that generators still need regular maintenance, and might also require repairs at some point.

Here are four things that can go wrong that you should be aware of:

  • Leaks of Fluids

The generator relies on many fluids to do its job, including oil, fuel, and coolant. If any of these levels aren’t properly maintained or are leaking, the generator may not perform as it should, or may not even kick on. 

  • Coolant Issues

You should make sure your coolant levels are topped off on a regular basis, as well as check for any leaks (a common cause of low coolant is a leak). If coolant levels are low, the system may automatically shut down, or refuse to start in the first place. 

  • Battery Failure

The number one reason that most customers call for generator services is that they have experienced a battery failure. Battery failure can occur for a number of reasons but is commonly the result of the buildup of lead sulfates on batteries’ plates. 

  • Generator Overload

If you try to run more if your home or business that your generator is equipped for, such as trying to run your refrigerator and your washing machine when you installed a generator that can only handle the former, then the result will be automatic shut down. 

Have Questions About Generator Maintenance and Repair?

If you have questions about generator maintenance and repair in Illinois or Indiana, we can help. We serve both homeowners and commercial business owners, can maintain and repair 95 percent of generators out there, and have a great reputation. What’s more, we offer free estimates for new generator installation projects and offer 24/7 emergency services. To learn more about how we can help you and how you can take care of your generator, call us today or send us a message.

 

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