Learn How to Maintain and Service Your Generac Generator
Too frequently, backup generators get installed by electricians or individuals who don’t specialize specifically in standby generator sales and service. If these generators are not set on a weekly test cycle or do not get annual inspections and regularly-scheduled maintenance, they will have a shortened lifespan when they should last many years when they’re properly maintained and serviced.
Annual Oil Changes
How Often Do I Need to Change the Oil?
All standby generators should have annual inspections of their spark plugs at a minimum to make sure they’re clean and firing properly and should be replaced if they appear to be in poor shape.
Fuel filters (if applicable) should also be inspected and replaced if they’re old, brittle or appear dirty. Unlike oil filters, fuel filters only need to be replaced as needed during inspection
All combustion engines must take in fresh air, so be sure your Generac generator’s air filter is looked at during inspections and general maintenance. If the air filter is filled with debris or appears generally dirty, replace it. If your generator can’t take in fresh air, it can’t properly function or may even fail when it’s most needed.
While going through the inspection process, evaluate the battery and charger unit to ensure ample amperage is coming from the battery source. If it’s found the charger isn’t doing its job or the battery amperage is low, it is vital to replace them right away.
Remember, a drained battery or dying charger may lead to your generator not being able to start or work at all.
Your fuel regulator is another key component of the Generac Home Stand By Generator system and they need to be evaluated regularly as well. Items such as diaphragms, fittings and gaskets tend to be the weak points in fuel systems and may cause serious issues leading to an inoperable unit.
We don’t suggest doing regular inspections or changes on your own. Rather, reach out to a certified Generac generator company locally to do this for you due to the nature of what’s involved.
Other items that should be inspected and maintained or replaced include:
- Coolant and radiator (if your unit is liquid cooled)
- Alternator (if equipped)
- Transfer Switch(es)
If you have a Generac generator and need it properly maintained and serviced by certified technicians guaranteed to get it done correctly, call GenerX Generators at 813-814-5900 to speak with a representative today.
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