Many clients call Leete worried something is wrong with their generator because the power is back on and the generator is still running. It’s OK! Generator will “cool-down” for about 20 minutes after power has been restored.
Air Cooled 14RESA / 14RCA- During Outages, Check Oil Level: Every 8 Hours/Daily… Change Oil: Every 100 hrs or Yearly (whichever comes first) Add 5W-30 or 10W-30 synthetic oil when the oil level is low. 20RESC / 20RCA- During Outages, Check Oil Level: Every 8 Hours/Daily… Change Oil: Every 150 hrs or Yearly (whichever comes first) Add 5W-30 or 10W-30 synthetic oil when the oil level is low. Liquid-Cooled 24RCL / 30RCL / 38RCLB- During […]
Do I turn off my generator when I evacuate? Every situation is different, but if you have an air-cooled generator (20kW and smaller) your oil needs to be checked every day of run time. Say you are gone for 3 days and power is out (generator running), your risk of ruining that generator is high. Generators burn oil, and need to be supervised.
Leete Generators has been navigating through the Covid-19 situation for weeks now. We believe Leete Generators is considered an essential business and will remain “open” in a limited capacity. Updates will be made as we receive new information. The health and safety of our employees and clients is our priority. If you have a generator service, please keep everyone safe by not interacting with our technicians. No walk-in clients permitted at this time. We are […]
Use oil per your manual typically 5w-30 or 10-30 synthetic DO NOT OVERFILL Turn off unit to check oil levels per your manual. Per Kohler 14kW is 100 hours 20kW is 150 hours 24-38kW is 120 hours 48-60kW is 150 hours Manual air cooled units http://www.kohlerpower.com/home/common/pdf/tp7092.pdf
Client Question: “I’m going out of town, can I use my OnCue remote monitor to turn generator off at night and on again in morning?” ANSWER: No, OnCue is only for starting exercise cycle… it does not have the capability to turn “ON” and “Off”.
Client question, “I want to know for this power outage, tonight when we want to shut the generator down for the night, how do I do that allowing the generator to cool down before the engine shuts down?” ANSWER: Excellent question: You will hit the circuit breaker switch on the generator first. Let the unit run for about 10 minutes to cool down, then turn to the “OFF” position. In the morning, you will turn […]
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for people with home automatic generators to read their manuals and understand how to work their generators. Generator companies have to go into triage mode in huge outages supporting medical, communication and emergency support providers first and most likely will not be able to supply oil changes nor spend too much time on the phone providing instructions on how to turn On/Off generator, check oil, etc. ****This […]
With all the PG&E outage buzz, I’m concerned people are going to make quick decisions without a good knowledge base. Who would think people would suddenly need to know all about generators? Here are basic generator concepts you should understand: There are two basic types of generator engines; air-cooled (typically up to size 20kW) and liquid-cooled (typically above 20kW). Generators burn oil and just like a car, it is important that oil levels are checked. […]