GENERATOR DO'S AND DON'TS

Do the following to your generator for its longevity:

  • Fill your generator crankcase with recommended engine oil
  • Start generator using manufacturer’s laid down procedure
  • Stop your generator according to manufacturer instruction
  • Always keep your generator dry
  • Read and follow your generator user manual
  • Maintain your generator as prescribed by your user manual
  • Refuel in a well ventilated area with the engine stopped
  • Record the serial number of your generator for future reference
  • Use your generator serial number when buying parts

 

Here are things you should avoid doing to your generator

  • Do not operate your gen set at less than 5% its tank capacity
  • Do not operate your gen set in an enclosure with poor ventilation
  • Keep flammable materials away from your generator
  • Do not connect your gen set without an isolation switch properly installed
  • Do not operate gen set with engine oil below the gauge level.
  • Do not use your key starter for more than 5 seconds at a time
  • Do not overload your gen set
  • Do not start your generator with the load connected
  • Do not stop your generator with load connected except in emergency situations. Disconnect load first