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How to repair a portable generator

Update:2021-12-13
Summary:1. Check the fuelWe know; it's like being told to 12v Thermoelectric Cooler check if the kettle is plugged in. But one of the most common reasons for ...
1. Check the fuel
We know; it's like being told to 12v Thermoelectric Cooler check if the kettle is plugged in. But one of the most common reasons for a portable generator failure is that it may not have enough fuel. Especially if you last used it last year. In addition to checking the fuel quantity, be sure to check the fuel quality, because the fuel will degrade during storage. If this happens and the engine is blocked, you may need to call a mechanic for help.



2. Check the oil
Many portable generators have an automatic oil check function, which will automatically shut down if the oil level is too low. Check the oil level with a dipstick, and if necessary, add oil to the full level.

3. Portable generator "Field Flash" with battery
Sounds complicated? It just means starting the portable generator (note: only try to use a capacitor generator instead of an inverter generator). When stored for a long time, the magnetism in the generator rotor will be weakened, thereby reducing its power generation capacity. The small current from the battery can quickly solve this problem.

On-site flashing is a simple jump start technology used to prevent portable generators from failing to start normally. Use the battery and connect the generator wire to the battery correctly (negative to negative, positive to positive, wires are usually color coded). Remove the spark plug from the generator and pull the start wire to make it work.

4. Check the load
A common problem is that the generator is overloaded and cannot generate enough power at all. Each portable generator is designed to handle specific electrical loads that should not be exceeded. Many people don't realize that certain appliances consume more power when they are started than when they are running. The generator may be able to supply power to the running load, but not the starting load, which may be as high as five times the starting load. Solve the problem by temporarily deleting some items. Add them gradually, waiting for one of them to enter operating mode, and then add the other.
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