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Like many who have a generator, you might not think you use it often enough that it requires much maintenance. However, here are some tasks you should be doing so that when you want it to work, your generator obliges.
Keep the Filters Clean
Depending on the type of generator you own, you may have an air filter, fuel filter and oil filter. Keeping your filters clean is one way to ensure your generator can function. The filters work to prevent engine damage by keeping out particles, contaminants and dust. When filters are clogged, the engine must work harder and it may become damaged without the proper filtration.
Periodically, clean the oil and fuel filters by wiping them clean with a dry cloth. You can use a hard bristle brush to brush dirt and debris out of the air filter. If you have a filter that needs to be replaced, consult the owner's manual for the specific type you need. You can also simply take the current filter with you to a retailer so you can find a similar one.
Look at the Condition of The Spark Plugs
The spark plugs in your generator are essential for fuel ignition. If they are worn out or cracked, your generator might not even turn on. Before you turn the generator on, assess the condition of the spark plugs to be confident that they are in good working condition.
If the plugs appear dirty, you can brush them with a wire brush; if they seem damaged, you can purchase new ones at a local home improvement store. In fact, you might wish to keep spare ones nearby so that you can replace them whenever you need to.
Add Fuel Stabilizer When You Add Fuel
You may not realize it, but when you leave fuel sitting in the tank for a long time, the chemicals in the fuel start to break down. The fuel may develop a sludge-like consistency and your generator might not start up the right way.
To avoid this problem, it's a good idea to pour some fuel stabilizer into the fuel tank when you fill the tank with fuel. Fuel stabilizer will prevent the break-down process. Because every kind of stabilizer is different, be sure to consult the label so you know how much to add.
To get a professional opinion about your generator's condition and to learn more about how you can keep it functioning well, consult a business such as Childers Enterprises Inc. They can give you more information about properly maintaining your generator.