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March

2021

A Generator Overview with Leete Technician John

Join our Technician John as he walks you through how to maintain your generator during an outage. Keeping up with maintenance and regularly checking in on your generator is critical for reliability, especially as fire season approaches.  
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March

2021

Letter from Kohler re: Delays

March 10, 2021 Dear Valued Customer, Since 1920, KOHLER has taken pride in the role our products play in the safety, health, and comfort of our customers. We are honored that you have selected KOHLER for your home standby power needs. Beginning in mid-2020, there has been unprecedented demand for standby generators throughout North America. Regions hard hit by devastating storms and wildfires along with the wide-ranging impacts of COVID-19 have combined to extend our […]
08

September

2020

Yes, it runs for 20 minutes after power is restored….

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.
08

September

2020

Maintenance Schedule

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 […]
08

September

2020

I’m Evacuating. Do I turn off my generator?

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.
26

October

2019

Oil & Manual

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
23

October

2019

ON/Off with OnCue?

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”.
23

October

2019

Turning off/on properly…

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 […]
12

October

2019

Critical: Read your owner’s manual

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 […]