Northeast Generators

Maintenance

After the installation of your new Kohler home generator. You want to make sure that it is maintained as per Kohler’s recommended maintenance schedule, especially in the region that we live in with the drastic temperature changes from season to season. Kohler recommends that in climates such as ours where there is a severe climate generators should be maintenanced more frequently than recommended. We offer a bi-annual service contract for this reason. This ensures we are on top of maintaining and protecting your investment.

As per Kohler’s maintenance schedule Northeast Generators provides a service contract that makes sure your generator is kept in its best operational condition at all times. Below is a Kohler recommended maintenance schedule for our most common generator, which is the 20KW model. This shows you all of the areas of the generator that our service contract will cover maintenance on. Ensuring your generator will function properly for decades into the future.

System Component or Procedure

See Section

Procedure

Frequency

Visually Inspect

Check

Change

Clean

Test

Fuel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flexible lines and connections

 

X

 

R

 

 

Quarterly

Main tank supply level

 

 

X

 

 

 

Weekly

Fuel piping

 

X

 

 

 

 

Yearly

Fuel regulator vent tubes, if equipped

 

X

 

 

X

 

Yearly

Lubrication

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil level

 

 

X

 

 

 

8 hours or before each use

Change oil

 

 

 

X

 

 

Yearly or 150 hours

Replace filter

 

 

 

X

 

 

Yearly or 150 hours

Crankcase breather hose

 

X

 

 

 

 

Yearly or 500 hours

Oil cooler

 

X

 

 

X

 

Yearly or 150 hours

Cooling

5.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air ducts, louvers

 

 

X

 

X

 

Yearly

Exhaust System

5.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leakage

 

X

X

 

 

 

Weekly

Insulation, fire hazards

 

X

 

 

 

 

Yearly

Obstructions or combustible materials near exhaust outlet

 

X

 

 

 

 

Weekly

DC Electrical System

5.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check battery charger operation, charge rate

 

X

 

 

 

 

Monthly

Remove corrosion, clean and dry battery and rack

 

X

 

 

X

 

Yearly

Clean and tighten battery terminals and inspect boots

 

X

X

 

 

 

Yearly

Battery electrolyte level and specific gravity *

 

 

X

 

 

 

Yearly

AC Electrical System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tighten control and power wiring connections

 

 

X

 

 

 

Yearly

Remote control system, if equipped

 

 

 

 

 

X

Monthly

Visible wear or damage

 

X

 

 

 

 

Quarterly

Wire abrasions where subject to motion

 

X

X

 

 

 

Six Months

Wire-cable insulation condition

 

X

 

 

 

 

3 Years or 500 hours

Engine and Mounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visible wear or damage

 

X

 

 

 

 

Weekly

Air cleaner service [

5.4

 

150

300

 

 

Yearly or hours shown

Spark plugs

5.3

 

150

300

 

 

Yearly or hours shown

Replace stepper motor coupling and bushing

 

 

 

D

 

 

500 hours

Generator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visible wear or damage

 

X

 

 

 

 

Quarterly

Exercise generator set

 

 

 

 

 

W

Weekly

Brushes and collector ring

 

D

 

 

D

 

Yearly or 300 hours

Measure and record resistance readings of windings with insulation tester (Meggerr, with SCR assembly or rectifier and load leads disconnected)

 

 

 

 

 

D

3 Years

General Condition of Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence of vibration, leakage, deterioration, unusual or excessive noise or temperature

 

X

X

 

X

 

Weekly

Interior of sound enclosure

 

X

 

 

X

 

Quarterly

X Action
D Authorized distributor/dealer only
R Replace as necessary

 

Not only will we keep up on the maintenance of your new generator, we offer 24-hour emergency service to our customers that sign up for bi-annual service contracts. This ensures that in the unfortunate event of there being a mechanical issue with your generator during a power failure that we are available to our customers around the clock. There is always tech on call ready to assist you. We keep a truck fully stocked with parts to do repairs on your generator if there ever is a mechanical issue so that your generator power is restored ASAP.

Thank you for all your help in putting in ten generators to our group homes and apartments so quickly and efficiently.

As you know, life was extremely difficult for our residents after Hurricane Sandy and many of our group homes and apartments, who house the adults with developmental disabilities served by Our House, were without power for weeks.

It was shortly after the hurricane that I approached you for help – you gave us good prices on the generators and followed through with prompt installation. We know we can count on you for yearly maintenance and any repairs needed.

It is a pleasure working with you and I recommend your company to friends and family.
– Catherine Colford, Our House Foundation