So your generator won’t run at all. Or it starts, then quits. You get that sinking feeling that you’re going to have to call us for a repair. Before you do, there’s one thing you might want to check, and that’s the pressure regulator vent.
Don’t worry, it’s not nearly so complicated as it sounds…
First off, on your generator is a gas pressure regulator, which makes sure that there is enough pressure for the gas to get to the generator. We’ll occasionally see that a mud dauber has gotten in and built a nest that keeps the vent from opening.
When this happens, you get that starting and stopping – or the dreaded not starting at all.
The next time you have a halting generator, take a look at the gas pressure regulator vent. If you see a dauber nest, take a pick or a small screwdriver and just knock it off. Just be careful that the dauber’s aren’t at home!
If that doesn’t work, or if you’d rather not attempt nest removal, then give us a call. We’ll do everything we can to keep your generator powering you – for life!