Seven Common Maintenance Methods to Avoid for Diesel Generator Sets

Sep. 28, 2021

As people rely more and more on electricity in the life and production process, diesel generators have entered many enterprises and residential buildings as backup power sources. In order to help our customers and friends to use diesel generator sets safely, reliably and stably, Dingbo Power has specially compiled a list that lists the seven most common maintenance errors that your diesel generators should avoid.


1. Improper use of fuel.


Obviously, when you use any type of diesel engine, you only need to use diesel fuel. Using other fuels (such as gasoline) may completely destroy the machine. Not only is the type of fuel important, but the quality of the selected fuel also has a major impact on the performance of the machine. This is especially true for diesel engines because they are not used frequently.When not in use, a high-quality fuel source will prevent accumulation and condensation in the fuel system. This ensures that the power generator starts when needed. Using old fuel can also cause major problems, even if it is of high quality in the beginning. Keeping the fuel fresh and flowing is the key to good generator performance.


2. Avoid maintenance.


Postpone maintenance of any type of engine. When starting the generator, if you hear something that sounds incorrect, then think (and hope) that it might disappear.But not performing repairs is one of the biggest mistakes a diesel generator owner can make.When you see signs of damage, you need to hand over the generator to an experienced mechanic as soon as possible, and they will know how to solve the underlying problem. Don't try to save money by not performing repairs. When you have to replace the generator together, it may end up costing more.


3. Forget to clean the filter.


One of the most important things that is often forgotten is the filter in the diesel generator. These filters allow the machine to run as efficiently as possible to provide you with the best results. The filter can become clogged because it can only keep the cleanest fuel passing through the machine.Replacing the filter is usually a very simple task that anyone can handle. All you need to do is to find the filters, replace them with the right size, and then replace them. It should be done regularly several times a year, depending on the frequency of use.


5. Let it sit for a long time.


The most important way to warm up a diesel generator is to turn it on regularly. Long-term storage can cause many problems. The use of diesel generators is usually a backup power source for a more permanent power source, such as when a power outage occurs during a storm. If you cannot use the generator when you need it, it will be a waste of money because it has not been turned on recently.When the fuel is left for too long, it will become stale or even sticky. If this is the case, it will not easily flow through the system and therefore will not start. However, this is easy to solve. Just make sure to turn on the generator for a period of time every few months. After that, you can go as long as you need it.

Seven Common Maintenance Methods to Avoid for Diesel Generator Sets


6. Lack of routine inspections.

Like everything in life, diesel generators need to be checked regularly and checked for potential problems and need repairs. This can be done in a variety of ways, you can do the inspection yourself, or you can hand the machine to a professional mechanic.No matter which method you choose, this maintenance procedure is essential to extend the life of the generator. When you miss these checks, you are likely to miss some minor issues. If they are not handled properly and quickly, these minor issues may evolve into major issues in the future.


7. Try to handle the repair yourself.


Although they are much simpler than other types of diesel engines, diesel generators are still a complex machinery. This means it should be handed over to the mechanic for any major repairs.


Spending time on regular maintenance of diesel generator sets and regular maintenance are very important means to maintain the best performance of the generator set. The above 7 major fault maintenance methods are hoped that users should keep in mind. If you want to know more, welcome to contact Dingbo Power by email


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