Generators are basically stand-alone engines that convert a fuel source into electrical energy. That being said they consist of many similar components that your car possesses. For example, a fuel system, belts, a cooling system, an exhaust system, a lubricating system, and more. So it shouldn’t be a surprise if you come across similar issues you see in your regular car maintenance. The most common generator services that you will see offered consist of:

Leaks in the Coolant System

Your generator’s coolant system keeps your generator running at optimal temperature. With a coolant leak, the generator will overheat and stop running. Potential causes your local generator repair service will fix are:

  • Leaking engine cylinder gaskets
  • A cracked engine cylinder head
  • Leaking coolant hoses or defective sleeves

Damaged, Faulty or Outdated Wiring

The wiring inside of your generator is what carries the electricity that is produced from the converted fuel. If you own a whole home generator, there will also be electrical wiring from your generator to your current breaker box or a separate breaker box that will send electricity throughout your home. Common issues of faulty wiring you will call your local generator repair services for are:

  • Low voltage warnings
  • Gauges that malfunction
  • Breaker box trips frequently
  • Power doesn’t transfer to your home

Fuel System Failures

Just like your car, your generator has a very similar fuel system (i.e. fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel lines, etc.). Fuel system failures usually arise from within the fuel tank and if they aren’t caught in time will work their way through the fuel system. Your local generator repair service will be called for issues such as:

  • Sediments in the fuel tank caused by low-quality fuel
  • Algae and/or bacteria build-up caused by allowing fuel to sit in the tank too long and not cycling the system infrequent intervals
  • Blocked fuel lines caused by sediment that has made its way through the system
  • Faulty fuel pump, also caused by sediment build-up

Faulty, Old and Worn Out Belts

Just like any engine, your generator’s engine has belts that help keep things moving. Over time these belts will wear out with regular usage. If you hear high pitched squeaking or an unusually loud snap while the generator is running, call your local generator repair service to look for:

  • Dry Belts
  • Cracked Belts
  • Frayed Belts
  • Belts that have snapped

Burnt Components

Your generator has many components such as electrical components, motors, transfer coils, circuit boards, and others. During normal operation, these components are often subject to very high temperatures. Over time, exposure to these constant high temperatures can burn important systems within your generator. If at any time during normal operation your generator malfunctions, call your local repair services to come and inspect for signs of burnt components.

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