Honda Generator Common Problems and Troubleshooting

Honda generators are reliable and powerful machines that provide backup power in case of a power outage. Like any other mechanical device, however, Honda generator users can experience the occasional problem. In this blog post, Diesel Generation Australia addresses some of the most common problems that affect a Honda generator as well as some possible solutions for these problems. Diesel Generation Australia specialises in the sale and service of new and used generators. If you’re having problems with your Honda generator, contact us today to speak to a member of our team.

Problem 1: Generator Won’t Start 

The first problem you may have with your Honda generator is that the generator just doesn’t want to start. This may be caused by several factors including engine faults, low oil level, a blockage in the air filter or if the wrong type of fuel has been used. Troubleshooting this is quite simple. Firstly, ensure that there is enough oil in the oil compartment and ensure that the correct type of fuel has been used. If the generator still won’t start, it’s time to hire a professional to look at it. 

Problem 2: Generator Stops After a Few Seconds

The generator may stop after only a few seconds due to: 

  • Overloading
  • Incorrect oil level
  • Electrical malfunction 
  • Low battery or battery malfunction
  • Obstructed air filter
  • Jammed spark plug
  • Fault with any of the other internal mechanisms

If your generator stops just a few seconds after starting, contact the professionals at Diesel Generation Australia to diagnose and remedy the problem.

Problem 3: Smoke Coming from the Generator 

Smoke can be caused by several factors, including:

  • The wrong type of fuel
  • The oil level is too high or is leaking
  • Worn components
  • Carbon build-up

If you can’t immediately diagnose and safely fix the issue of smoke coming from your generator, it’s time to have your Honda generator professionally assessed. You may need to have someone repair your generator, or it may be time to look for a new or used Honda generator for sale.

When it comes to the sale and servicing of generators, Diesel Generation Australia is unmatched. Contact us online today or call us on 1300 755 292 to discuss your needs.

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