Here’s a Standby Generator Maintenance Checklist to help guide you. Be sure to also take note of the frequency recommendations for these maintenance activities.
- Run the generator (typically no-load, automatic transfer switch exercise cycle).
- Verify that the unit ran and has no alarms or warnings.
- Ensure adequate fuel levels.
- Ensure that the generator is in “Auto” mode, for automatic startup.
- Check that the circuit breaker is closed.
- Make sure there are no fluid leaks.
- Check: Engine coolant level. Engine oil level. And also the battery charger.
Bi-Annual Maintenance (Schedule maintenance with a certified technician.)
- Inspect the enclosure.
- Check the battery electrolyte level and also the specific gravity.
- Check battery cables and also the connections.
- Inspect drive belts.
- Inspect the coolant heater.
- Check; Coolant lines and connections. For oil leaks and inspect lubrication system hoses and connectors. For fuel leaks and inspect fuel system hoses and connectors.
- Inspect the exhaust system, muffler and also the exhaust pipe.
- Check and also clean air cleaner units.
- Inspect: Air induction piping and connections. The DC electrical system, control panel and accessories. The AC wiring and accessories.
Annual Maintenance (Schedule maintenance with a certified technician.)
- Change; Oil and filter. Fuel filter. Air filter.
- Clean the crankcase breather.
- Change spark plugs.
- Also check coolant concentration.
- Flush the cooling system (as needed).
- Perform load bank testing.
- Fuel testing & reconditioning (diesel-fueled units only).
- Remove water from fuel tank (diesel-fueled units only).
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