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Signs That Your Generator Needs Maintenance

Aug 20,2019 by Kam Kaj Writer Leave a Comment

As the summer season approaches, load shedding and power breakdowns are bound to occur, therefore it is important to make sure that your generator is in working order, or you have your generator maintained and serviced in Lahore.

Generators can make summers in Pakistan a lot more comfortable as well as being a lifeline during emergencies. However, it needs to be in top shape for it to do its job properly.

We asked Kam Kaj generator experts about the signs signifying that a generator might need proper maintenance and they listed a number of things. Following is a list of problems that could be indicative of a generator in need of maintenance in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, & Rawalpindi.

Worn Out Electrical Components

One of the most common signs indicative of a generator that needs maintenance are worn out or damaged electrical components. These might include bare wires, broken connections, or even a loose ignition start!

These problems might seem small to start with but can lead to major problems later on.

You should immediately hire professionals if you observe such problems to get your unit inspected and maintained. For guaranteed quality services, we recommend you hire generator service in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, and other major cities from Kam Kaj.

The inspection process should include a thorough look and stress test of the wires, buttons and other electrical elements of your generator. If any of them show even the slightest signs of damage, it should be repaired promptly.

The generator expert should also test the voltage on your unit’s battery to make sure it’s up to mark. A battery with a lower or greater output than required can put undue stress on your unit’s wire and lead to numerous other issues.

Fluid Leakage

Leaks are normal for any engine, be it a generator’s or a car’s. While it is definitely a cause for concern, proper and timely care can help you avoid any long-term or costly problems from springing up.

Leaks can spring into oil tubes, fuel tanks, or even coolant pipes. You should regularly check around it for any puddles and if you see anything, it might be time to call a Kam Kaj expert for a quick remedy and general maintenance.

Trouble Starting Up/Missing While Running

When generators sit idly for long periods it can dry up the battery, cause clogs to form in pipes, or damage any other parts of your engine. If your generator is having a hard time starting up or even missing while running, it could be time to get your generator maintained. This is especially the case in rainy cities like Lahore, Islamabad, etc,. or during monsoon for other cities in Pakistan.

Other Problems

There are several minor problems as well that you can use to identify the need to get your generator maintained by professionals. These include;

  • Fuel Problems 

If you haven’t operated your generator in a while, there might be clogs in your engine or bad/old fuel in your system. This bad fuel can lead to sludge forming in the tank, ultimately impeding your generator’s seamless function. Another common problem for colder areas like Islamabad and Lahore.

  • Visible Damage

Any visible damage to essential parts of your generator, you should immediately get it checked and fixed. This includes loose wires, worn out battery nodes, frayed connections, loose buttons, or anything of the sort. Generators can get damaged due to storms, pests, or stray animals. Humid cities like Karachi are more susceptible to facing this problem than landlocked cities.

  • Inconsistent/No Output

If your generator’s output is no longer consistent or is all-out non-existent, the generator’s motor might need to be checked. One common problem that can lead to generators not producing electricity is demagnetization of its motor.

This isn't something the untrained hand can fix, so we recommend hiring professional help from Kam Kaj for a quick and cost-effective generator maintenance, generator repair, and other generator service in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and other major cities of the country.

  • Unusual Noises and Smells

While it is normal for generators to be noisy and smell of smoke while running, any unusual sounds or repulsive smells might mean that something is wrong with your generator. You should immediately turn your generator off and hire a professional for help getting to the root of the smell and noise and reduce the risk of creating potentially hazardous conditions.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the only reason your generator isn’t working properly is due to the lack of gasoline. You should hire professional generator services in Lahore, Karachi, and other cities from Kam Kaj if you feel that there is any irregularity in your unit’s function to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Whether you have a 3 KVA home generator or a commercial diesel generator, we suggest you hire professional generator repairmen from Kam Kaj for a personalized repair experience in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, or other major cities of Pakistan. We are but a call away!

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