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Regular diesel generator maintenance is paramount to ensuring your generator runs smoothly and fully operational in the event of a mains power failure. In addition, with regular thorough generator maintenance you also prevent further issues such as fuel efficiency. This will have a knock-on effect on your wallet, saving you money in the long-term by lengthening your generators lifespan.

If you do not have the necessary technical knowledge to conduct maintenance in-house, we always recommend utilising a generator maintenance expert. However, even without expert knowledge, you can prepare your team to keep an eye out for tell-tale signs your generator may need a repair. Read on to find out!

1. Visible damage

This may seem an obvious place to start, but it’s often overlooked, unless major. Neglecting visible damage on your generator can only have negative consequences, for obvious reasons. Look for corrosion, dents, chewed wires, or other evident signs of imperfections on your generator as frequently as possible.

2. Fluid leakage

If you notice any fluid leaking during you’re a routine inspection, we’d recommend scheduling an engineer to take a look as soon as possible. Leakage can lead to increases in fuel consumption, which is going to cost you more in the short, medium, and long term. If it is a coolant leak, there may be a risk of the generator overheating after prolonged operation.

3. Slow to start

If you notice your generator is slow to start whenever it is called up, it could be a sign of more serious problems. However, if your generator is used in a standby application, the slow start by just be down to lack of use. We suggest you monitor this

4. Damaged or faulty parts

When performing an examination, it is critical to look for any damaged or malfunctioning components. Outdoor generators are vulnerable to weather conditions that can harm the machine’s numerous components. There is also an increased risk of the machine parts being damaged when directly exposed to sunlight for a prolonged period.

5. Strange sounds

It can be difficult to tell the difference between weird noises and normal sounds coming from your generator. Pay attention to specific acoustic signals that may suggest difficulties with your generator, such as metal-on-metal sounds, loud pounding noises, or a sputtering engine.

6. Increased gas emission

When you turn on the generator, a few puffs of smoke will appear, but they will quickly vanish. If the smoke does not clear up after a few minutes, your generator may have an underlying problem. If your generator is producing a lot of smoke or black smoke, you should switch it off right once and contact us.