Generator Test


Old 03-05-12, 08:24 PM
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Generator Test

Hi, Hopefully I have the right category my home has a guardian elite backup generator connected to our electrical system. It is natural gas powered, and the ignition is connected to the home's wiring so that in the even of a power outage it would automatically start. It does not start though. I know it has not been fired up in over a year, so I went out today and got a new battery to replace it. I am wondering through, how should I go about testing it once I have the new battery connected? There is a switch on the junction box located near the generator for testing, so assuming this thing will fire up, how do I shut it off? Any tips/suggestions?

Any wisdom & guidance is appreciated!
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Old 03-05-12, 10:57 PM
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Well you should tune the thing up before you try to test it. Could the motor be seized???

Oil change, plugs, electrical check, gas line check...etc

The there should be a manual test option switch. Test and run modes???

Whats the exact model#.

Mike NJ

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