In the following article, join us with the reasons for not starting in the generators:
Seven Reasons Power Generators Don't Turn on!
Preventive Service (PM) is very important to prevent generators from facing damages. Unpredictable failures and defects can occur for a variety of reasons that require expert review and action.
1. Battery failure
The main reason for the generators not starting at the beginning is the malfunction of the batteries. A significant part of this problem is due to the sulfation of the terminals and the problem of connecting the terminal to the body. Providing a healthy battery and replacing it with the damaged one, can reduce the occurrence of the problem. Meanwhile the manufacturer's recommendations for installing and maintaining the battery should be followed.
2. Being air in generator fuel
If power generators are not used for a long time, it is likely that air will enter the fuel and cause a malfunction in the generator starter. In order to prevent this issue, the generator should be tested and turned on every week. This will ensure that the generator works at the time it's required.
3. Fuel Leakage
Fuel Leakage in the fuel system is one of the problems caused by poor maintenance or inappropriate choice of fuel tank location. This lack of maintenance can lead to cracks in the pipes and hoses through which the fuel passes. Fuel Leakage can also clog the fuel path and cause airflow problems.
4. Engine smoke
Generators are designed and manufactured based on the functionality from 70 to 80 percent of the output efficiency. This operating range is the optimal point for using the generator. When generators are used outside of this range for a long period, excess fuel is wasted in the form of soot and clogs the engine. In order to prevent this problem, manufacturers of power generators recommend while the generators are being tested and started, they should be evaluated under a nominal load so that potential soot can be removed from the path.
5. Damaged Breaker or Related Fuses
When the generator does not turn on due to the failure of the circuit breaker switch or the fuses, the cause of the problem must be inspected firstly and then the necessary steps should be taken to resolve it. Replacing the fuses and returning the breaker switch to automatic mode without checking the reason will cause the generator to be exposed to hazards such as overload or short circuit without protection and irreparable damage.
6. Low water level of radiator (Coolant)
One of the reasons for the low water level in the radiator is the leakage of the engine cooling path. The engine coolant should be evaluated in daily and weekly eye visits. Check the color and quality of the oil and pay attention to the signs of radiator water in the oil.
7. Lack of sufficient fuel
Fuel level gauges and sensors may sometimes work improper. In some cases, these sensors may be out of place due to the vibrations caused by the power generator and may not show the fuel level precisely. Lack of sufficient fuel will not allow the generator to turn on. Check the amount of available fuel and make sure there is enough fuel.