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​How to prepare & use your Generator before and during a storm

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Be sure your generator runs and the power output is working correctly before the storm hits. You don’t want to be fumbling in the dark trying to figure out why the Generator isn’t working, being pounded by 70mph+ winds.

Always check your generator is operating correctly and ready to start quickly. If you have a portable generator there are a few things to check before the storm hits. Be sure you have plenty of fuel in the tank and make sure the fuel is fresh. Try running the generator and putting a small load on it to test it is running correctly.

To ensure your generator will run correctly be sure you have serviced the generator regularly. Thick oil, rust particles from metal fuel tanks and old sludgy fuel residue in carbs cause the most problems.

NEVER RUN YOUR GENERATOR INSIDE OR IN A GARAGE OR TO NEAR A BUILDING. You might keep the generator safe from the storm, but the carbon monoxide will kill you! Over 70% of carbon monoxide poisonings are due to generators being run indoors, in garages, or too close to the building. And.. don’t believe that pointing the muffler out the door will prevent this. Sooo many dead people have thought this! (see this link for more info. http://www.esfi.org/resource/electrical-safety-think-outside-the-home-412)

Need help? We have an online help centre to help you repair your portable generator. We like to share our knowledge, so we have put all our most common advice in our Help Centre. This is the quickest way to get answers and even includes step-by-step and video advice on repairing, replacing and testing parts. https://www.generatorguru.com/need-help/

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We have released a video to show you the step by step how to set your Valve Lash Clearances and stop your Generator backfiring. With correct procedures and what to look out for when setting the valves. Check out our website or YouTube channel for other Portable Generator maintenance and repair procedure videos. If you need [...]

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How to change a Petcock - video

We have released a video to show you the step by step how to replace your Fuel Valve Petcock. With correct procedures and what to look out for when changing the generator part.  Check out our website or YouTube channel for other Portable Generator maintenance and repair procedure videos. If you need further help contact us and [...]

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Your site is by far better than any other, with advice right on the parts page...

"Your site is by far better than any other, with advice right on the parts page telling me the issues I might have if it the part is bad." JeffThanks for the feedback Jeff! We try to give our customers the information they need on as many of the parts pages as we can. These [...]

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How To Use and Care For A Power Generator

Great advice from the Weather Channel on purchasing and running a generator. Every generator owner should watch this video. It will keep you safe and prolong the life of your generator.Need parts or help on repairing your portable generator? We are always happy to help! https://www.generatorguru.com

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79% of all CO fatalities are associated with generators

Do not run generators indoors or in garages etc attached to houses or buildings. Only run outdoors to prevent CO poisoning. See what ESFI has to say..http://www.esfi.org/resource/electrical-safety-think-outside-the-home-412

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Are you worried your Generator is running too fast or slow?

Engines can speed up slightly as they run in. They can also slow down slightly if they need an oil change. If your generator has a voltmeter this is more obvious by the voltage output reading being a bit high or low. If the engine is slow, and needs a service, the voltage will be [...]

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Generator Servicing is so very important. Let us tell you why...

Do not ignore your Generator Service timeline. If you do not service your generator on time you can cause an expensive repair.Air filters remove dust from the air witch can cause damage to the Cylinder Head parts.Old oil gets thick and hold metal shaving from your engine. It can use more fuel to run, and can damage [...]

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​Heavy-duty Outdoor Generator & Machinery Covers now in stock!

Heavy-duty Outdoor Generator & Machinery Covers now in stock! Available in 3 sizes, manufactured with 300 D Polyester, this cover is made to last in all elements, preventing rain and weather from degrading your equipment.We have discounts of 25% - 50% off if you buy more than one!https://www.generatorguru.com/generator-covers/

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The Easy way to test your Generator Alternator on a Brushed AVR unit

We have now had over 500,000 views of our AVR Generator testing video! Years ago, we discovered an easier way to test your portable generator's alternator and attachments! So, we made this video a few years ago to share the discovery. This testing procedure means that you do not need to know the Ohms for [...]

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