Checking Engine Oil Level

Checking Engine Oil Level

IMPORTANT NOTE: Check oil level daily when power outages necessitate running the generator for extended periods.
Caution - Verify proper type and quantity of engine oil prior to starting engine. Failure to do so could result in engine damage.

Proceed as follows to check engine oil level:
  1. Set main utility disconnect to OFF (OPEN).
  2. Set main line circuit breaker (MLCB) (generator disconnect) on generator to OFF (OPEN).
  3. Run generator for a cool-down period of approximately one minute.
  4. Press OFF mode button to run generator off. Wait for five minutes. 
  5. Remove dipstick and wipe it down with a clean cloth.
  6. Completely insert oil dipstick into oil dipstick tube and remove it. 
  7. Observe oil level. The level should be at the "FULL" mark on oil dipstick. 
  8. If necessary, remove oil fill cap and add oil to engine (with oil dipstick removed) until level reaches 'FULL' mark. Insert oil dipstick and install fill cap.

To restart the generator:
  1.  Press the control panel AUTO mode button
  2.  Allow the generator to start and warm up for a few minutes
  3.  Set the generator disconnect on the generator to ON (CLOSED).
  4.  The system is now operating in automatic mode. The main utility disconnect can be turned ON (CLOSED).

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