You wouldn’t expect your vehicle to keep running well without taking it to the mechanic regularly, right? Well, like your vehicle your generator also needs regular maintenance in order to do its job. A backup generator is not a small investment. Protect your investment by keeping it well-maintained.
Common Generator Errors
There are a few error messages you can get from your generator that have easy fixes. If you perform the quick fix and the error persists, call TriStar Electric to schedule a service call. A couple of the most common errors are:
LOW OIL – Add oil (Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic) slowly until dipstick reads close to full. Do not overfill.
OVERCRANK – If running on propane make sure you have at least 30% in tank, perform computer reset.
OVER SPEED – Perform computer reset.
UNDER SPEED – Perform computer reset.
UNDER VOLTAGE – Perform computer reset.
It is imperative that you maintain your generator. Neglected generators have costly repairs. If you don’t perform the routine maintenance and your generator becomes neglected, it is highly likely that it won’t do its job when your power goes out. Call TriStar today and we will check on batteries, oil, spark plugs, filters and other essential items. Something as simple as an old, dirty air filter can prevent the entire unit from working. TriStar Electric’s trained and certified technicians have worked on a variety of units for many years and we know the problems to look for. Call us to schedule repair service if your unit is experiencing a fault, or for information on our routine maintenance plan!
Call TriStar Electric, Your Maryland Electrician!
No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We offer free in-home consultations, plus an after-hours and emergency phone line for advice or service!
If you have any questions about our electrical repairs or upgrades, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.