Home Generator Repairs the Right Way
Be Sure Your Home Generator Repairs Do Not Leave You Powerless – have original parts replaced as soon as possible and it is best to have the home generator repairs performed by a factory trained technician.© By: Dave Rongey
Certified Home Generator Repair
Generator Question: I have a stationery Kohler 12Res generator located outside house.
- This generator unit is for electrical outages only; it is not used 24/7.
- It was a bad breaker on the generator itself. The generator tech didn’t have a replacement with him, and so he provided a “bypass” temporary fix.
- Will this band-aid fix cause any problems with overload, assuming I don’t use the unit for washer, dryer, air conditioning, or electric range, but is connected to everything else including hot water heater?
- The service company is notoriously slow and I want the breaker replaced ASAP. Can the breaker be replaced by an electrician, or does he need to be a specialist with experience in dealing with the Kohler panel (inside house) and automatic transfer switch?
This electrical question came from: Jack, from Baltimore, Maryland
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Thanks for your electrical question Jack
Home Generator Repairs
- I would be uncomfortable with this repair job because as you have stated the circuit protection of the generator is now gone, so there is no overload protection.
- I would encourage you to have the original circuit breaker replaced as soon as possible and it is always best to have home generator repairs performed by an Kohler certified or factory trained Kohler technician.
- It is not advisable to operate the generator without the circuit breaker installed.
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