DIY Generator Service: Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Your Generator

Generator maintenance

Generators are considered to be an important backup power source for when it is needed. In many cases, however, generators provide the primary power source in out-of-the-way locations that are difficult to reach. Either way, it’s important to keep your machine in great working order. There will be times when you need the help of an expert professional like Diesel Generation Australia, but you won’t need us every time. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you maintain your generator yourself.

Read the Owner’s Manual Thoroughly and Properly

This may seem like less of a trick and more of a somewhat obvious tip. So often the small problems that arise can be tackled by taking another look at the owner’s manual. It contains essential information that can help you understand how to use and maintain your generator. Ensure that you read it carefully and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance.

Regular Cleaning

Keep your generator clean and in prime working condition. Regular cleaning will prevent the build-up of debris, dust and dirt that gathers on your generator’s exterior and interior. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning guidelines. This will generally involve the use of a cloth and some mild detergent on the outside. A soft brush will help keep the interior clean and in a functioning state.

Check Filters Regularly

Regularly checking your fuel, oil and air filters will prolong the life of your generator. It’s best practice to change the filters according to the guidelines in the owner’s manual. If you have been using the machine a lot and feel like it could benefit from having any of these components replaced sooner, you probably should. When it comes time to change your oil filter, we recommend that you change your oil out as well.

Store Your Generator Properly

If you happen to store your generator for an extended period, take the necessary precautions to prevent any damage. Drain the fuel tank and lines and store the generator in a dry and protected place.

Inspect Your Generator Regularly

Inspecting your generator is the easiest way to make sure it functions properly. If you notice anything that doesn’t look quite right, it might need attention. Your machine might function even when components have become worn, blocked or dirty. However, it won’t function properly and will end up costing you money. If you’re unsure whether your generator requires more than a simple fix, trust us with being able to provide your answer and service your machine.

Diesel Generators Service

One of our qualified and professional generator technicians can reach you in our breakdown response vehicle seven days per week. Our workshop is fully equipped with a huge array of parts from all major brands. We can reach you state-wide, no matter where you happen to be in Tasmania.

For bigger fixes you can’t tackle yourself, you may need assistance with diesel generators service or parts. Call Diesel Generation Australia, we’re Tasmania’s leader when it comes to generator parts and service. Get in touch with us today for the best possible price and fast delivery! Call us on 1300 755 292 or fill out our contact form to make an enquiry today!

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