Most of the machines – commercial as well as residential, work on electricity. It is used to make our work easier as well as to induce a healthy, comfortable, and hassle free lifestyle. However, none of us are ignorant of the problems of load-shedding or sudden power-cuts. Even a few hours without electricity can hamper the normal functionality and productivity, whether at home or at office. Generators have been invented with the aim of supplementing the shortage of power during such load shedding. However, there are times when there is a sudden breakdown of generators. The breakdown is as a result of sudden failure of some parts of the generator. Discussed below are some of the common indications that something is wrong with your generator and some of the generator repairs tips you should consider.
Generator Won't Stay Running
This might be due to a clogged carburetor or the float bowl may be having bad fuel. On the off chance that old fuel was left in the little motor for quite a while, several of the unstable ingredients might have evaporated, leaving behind a thicker, stickier remain that is more similar to varnish or shellac. This sticky fuel can block up the small ports and jets in the carburetor and keep the motor from running. The best solution is to empty the old fuel out of the float bowl and altogether clean the carburetor with a carburetor cleaner. In the event that that isn't successful, replace the whole carburetor.
Generator Battery Keeps Dying
When the motor is running, the voltage controller sends the best possible measure of voltage from the alternator to the battery to maintain the battery charged. On the off chance that the voltage controller is faulty, the battery won't get enough voltage, making the battery to drain rapidly.
Generator Leaking Gas
The float bowl gasket at the bottom of the carburetor may be missing or dried up. On the off chance that the leak is originating from the base of the carburetor, have a go at replacing the carburetor bowl gasket.
Generator Won't Start
Check out the spark plug for indications of damage or wear. On the off chance that the porcelain cover is broken, an electrode is consumed with extreme heat or damaged, or there is overwhelming carbon buildup at the cathode. The only solution to this is to replace the start plug. To decide whether the spark plug is faulty, test it using a spark plug tester. You ought to observe a strong spark between the terminals of the tester provided the engine is cranking. If no spark is seen, this shows that the spark plug is faulty and ought to be replaced.