Standby generators are frequently required to function in difficult situations. This can reduce the generator’s capacity and cause problems. A problem can quickly obstruct operations, halt output, or destroy other machines. As a result, it is always a good idea to conduct any known repairs before the equipment gets worn and damaged components create failures. Backup/standby generators are intended to run effectively and deliver steady power for decades with proper care and maintenance.

You don’t want to be in the middle of a crisis and wishfully think that you could’ve gotten your generator repaired beforehand. 

Preventative maintenance is critical. Each one of these problems is caused by not getting your generator repaired on a regular basis.

4 common generator repairs

Battery problems

To guarantee optimal reliability, batteries should be changed every 2-3 years. It is not recommended to delay replacement beyond the 3-year mark since this may result in an unexpected failure. Battery failure is one of the most prevalent problems encountered with generators of all types. In most cases, this is due to human error. The electrical board may have been purposely turned off so that the generator could be worked on safely. Fortunately, you may resolve this problem by simply inspecting your circuit breaker to see which slot was turned off. After you’ve found it, turn it back on, and the generator should be operational again.

Coolant leaks

Heat sensors within the generator will turn off the unit if coolant leaks or reservoir levels fall below permissible levels. Coolant leaks can be caused by a variety of factors, including leaking engine cylinder gaskets, fractured cylinder heads, and faulty sleeves. Excessive temperatures generated by an overworked generator can cause significant wear and tear on coolant hoses over time. They are thus considerably more vulnerable to leakage, which you should fix as soon as possible to avoid equipment failure. Every couple of months, you should examine your generator’s coolant hoses. Don’t be concerned if you know nothing about generators. Simply call Reactive Generators and we will assist you with all of your generator repairs. You may also avoid coolant leaks by replacing the coolant in these hoses on a regular basis. Check with the generator’s manufacturer to see how frequently they recommend draining the old coolant and adding additional.

Damaged wiring

Wiring can rust, fray, or get severed over time. Damaged wiring is an urgent repair that should not be put off. Low voltage alerts, malfunctioning gauges, and tripped breakers are all signs of faulty wiring. As a result of the harsh weather, certain generator components begin to deteriorate. Wasps, birds, and rats are also nuisance. Rats and mice are especially prone to creating a nest and chewing through the wire of the device. All of your generator’s components are inspected and cleaned of potentially hazardous dirt and debris during maintenance.

Fuel failure

When your generators fail to start, it is possible that the fuel levels are too low for the engine to respond. Although this happens to many generators, it is critical to ensure that your fuel never runs out completely. If this occurs, it is possible that air may enter the system and hoses, which will take a long time to remove. Check the fuel level gauge every time you start your generator. You should also keep an ear out for low fuel level warnings. These will sound like an alarm, and you must act quickly to avoid causing irreversible damage to your generator. Another problem that your generator may encounter is running out of fuel, even though the fuel level monitor says that you have plenty. If this happens, your fuel gauge is faulty and should be replaced by a licensed electrical contractor. Remember that, fuel failure is a typical reason for generator repair. Many fuel failures are caused by contamination within the fuel tank. As algae, bacteria, and sediments enter the system, they can impair performance and clog fuel lines sometimes causing irreversible damage.

Reactive Generators

Reactive Generators directs every effort towards supporting our customers. We work with each client individually to establish their needs, goals, and budget before providing tailored advice and services. Operating across Queensland, we offer skilled technicians in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Ipswich. We cater to industrial and commercial clients across the region, providing a comprehensive and end-to-end service. From purchase and installation to maintenance and repairs, you can trust Reactive Generators to get the job done.