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How to Check Your Generator During a Storm

Posted by Kristopher Schwind on Mar 6, 2018 11:18:11 AM

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1. Turn OFF electrical/circuit breaker (usually, this is directly on the generator; but it may be next to the transfer switch).

 

2. Turn generator run switch to the OFF position.

 

3. Wait at least 5 minutes to cool down.

 

4. Check the oil with the dipstick, and fill SLOWLY, WITH SMALL AMOUNTS AT A TIME, as needed (usually, National Standby leaves extra oil near the unit). Check the dipstick frequently as you fill, to avoid overfilling.

 

5. Restart generator in the AUTO position.

 

6. After engine has run for about 1 minute, turn the same electrical/circuit breaker back to the ON position.

 

IT IS BEST TO DO THIS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IN THE DAY; THAT WAY, IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS, WE WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO ADDRESS THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 24/7 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: (914) 734-1400


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Topics: maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial, Residential

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