My portable generator won’t start. What should I do?
If your portable generator won’t start, there are several steps you can take to get your unit running again. First, check the fuel level and add some if needed. Next, set the valve properly. Check and fill the oil as needed, and check the spark plug connection. Set the choke, and be sure all connections are secure. For a demonstration and other tips for starting your generator, watch this short video.
How do I maintain my portable generator?
Regular generator maintenance is important for extending the life of your unit. It should be done once per year or every 100 hours of run time. This includes six steps: cleaning your unit, changing the oil, cleaning the air filter, running the unit monthly, charging the battery, and properly storing the unit. The video explains in detail how to do all of this correctly.
Why won’t my generator produce power?
To find out why your generator isn’t producing power, first make sure everything is unplugged from the unit. Next, use a working appliance such as a box fan to test the output. Then check your breakers. You may also need to field flash your unit. This video explains how to do that and offers other tips as well.