Hey Vern! Know whatta mean? Growing up, I heard that phrase all too many times. Years later, I hear "can you give me a hand? My generator won't start." This is 2 days prior to Irma showing up. So, this is what happened to a friend recently. Newer, barely used generator won't start- has plenty of gas though. Problem was the fuel is over a year old! With no additives. Needless to say, they were out of luck with no backup power. Her's how to properly store your generator once Hurricane season is done.
- Completely drain the fuel
- Burn off the remainder
- Drain the oil, refill & change the filter if applicable
-Remove spark plug, fill cylinder with 1/2 oz. of oil, cover the plug hole with a rag, crank the generator a few times to lubricate
-Re install the plug & place in storage
When the gas is left in the tank & not used, it can "gum up" This can cause internal damage to the parts causing malfunction & therefore, not starting. There are some additives or stabilizers that can be added to the fuel to prolong storage, but is not recommended for an extended period of time & certainly not in the generator tank. Untreated gas usually lasts 90-100 days. Typical repairs of this nature is replacing the carburetor, this can cost $30 to $60 for DIY or $130 to $200 in a repair shop.
Author:Vernon Word Phone: 561-370-5108 Dated: October 3rd 2017 Views: 62 About Vernon: "I want to thank you for the attention given to the sale of our home. It has been a job well done & ...
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