Generator Maintenance

Your standby generator is a trusty machine that you know will get you through the worst of the storm everytime. It’s got your back, it protects you from more than inconvenience. It protects you from the unknown and the dark that hovers at the eye of any storm or power outage you encounter. If you’re looking to take care of and give your generator a little more longevity, we have a selection of maintenance tips and solutions that’ll help your generator stay top-notch for years to come.

 

PORTABLE GENERATORS

STANDBY GENERATORS

RV & CAMPING

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Portable Generator Maintenance

Set a reminder to check on these regular maintenance items for your portable generator, plus anything recommended in your owner’s manual.

 

Regular (Daily, Weekly)
Check your fuel and oil levels to make sure your generator stays running. Keep the area around your generator free of debris or anything that could block proper airflow to and from the generator. Monitor for signs of corrosion to the exterior.
Monthly
Check your air filters and spark plugs, and charge your battery if necessary. Check fuel lines for wear and tear. Run the generator at least once per month if you aren’t using it more frequently.
Annually / Bi-Annually
Perform a load test on the generator to gauge performance and remedy any alerts or issues you see at that point.

Standby Generator Maintenance

Set a reminder to check on these regular maintenance items for your standby generator, plus anything recommended in your owner’s manual.

 

Regular (Daily, Weekly)
Measure the fuel, oil, and coolant levels. Then, run the generator and see if any alerts pop up. Keep the area around your generator free of debris or anything that could block proper airflow to and from the generator. Monitor for signs of corrosion to the exterior.
Monthly
Inspect your generator’s battery and charging system it came with for leaks or corrosion. Check for excess wear and tear on belts. Feel the length of the different hoses for any ruptures or issues. Remove the fuel tank and empty built-up water and sediment.
Annually/Bi-Annually
Check the ignition, alternator, spark plugs, and transfer switch. Replace or repair as needed. Perform a load test on the generator to gauge performance and remedy any alerts or issues you see at that point.
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RV Generator Maintenance

Set a reminder to check on these regular maintenance items for your portable generator, plus anything recommended in your owner’s manual.

 

Regular (Daily, Weekly)
Check your fuel and oil levels to make sure your generator stays running. Keep the exterior clean.
Monthly
Check your air filters, spark arrestors, and spark plugs, and charge your battery if necessary. Check fuel lines for wear and tear. Run the generator at least once per month if you aren’t using it more frequently.
Annually/Bi-Annually
Perform a load test on the generator to gauge performance and remedy any alerts or issues you see at that point.

Don’t Forget Your Warranty

In addition to keeping your generator running reliably and safety for a long time, performing regular maintenance may be required to keep your warranty active. Check your generator’s warranty for more information.

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