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Generator Service & Maintenance

Keep your FG Wilson Generator Working Well For Longer


Generators can often be a costly investment, whether used as a main power supply or as an emergency backup supply, so it is well worth looking after it.

There are many reasons why you should look after your generator and have a planned product maintenance routine in place.  

The last thing you want is for your generator not to work when you need it to. Regular product maintenance will ensure you know your generator is working and will serve you well. 

It will cost you money each time you have your generator serviced, but it is a small price to pay.  If your generator were to stop working your potential losses could be significant.  Not only would you lose money as a business, but you may have to pay to repair or replace your generator. So, it is a wise idea to look after your product maintenance by servicing regularly.

Generators that are not properly maintained or serviced regularly tend to have a shorter life span.  A generator that is well looked after will be ready when you need it and will work for longer. 

To keep your generator running at optimum performance and efficiency it requires good product maintenance and regular servicing.  A more efficient generator will use less fuel, so will save you more money. 



Service Intervals

For FG Wilson generator sets service intervals are typically every 500 hours for minor services and major services are at every 1000 hours. But there are routine checks that you should carry out to keep your generator running at it’s best when you need it.

Daily or at Each Startup (weekly for Standby)

Perform a walk around inspection
  • Check fastenings, fixings and connections
  • Check the condition and tension of fan belts and engine alternator belts
  • Check fan and exhaust guards
  • Check all filler caps
  • Check for leaks – coolant, oil and fuel
  • Check all pipes
  • Check fuel, oil and coolant levels
  • Check all hoses and connections
  • Check battery terminals and electrolyte level
  • Check control panel 
Additional checks for Standby generators which have not been run

Every Two Weeks
Perform an operational check by starting and running it for 5 minutes

Every Month
  • Perform an operational check by starting and running it for 1 to 2 hours on 50% load
  • Drain the water and sediment from fuel tank
  • Drain dual wall tank bund area - if applicable

Your FG Wilson dealer is your first point of contact to check the service schedule for your generator and for any other product maintenance issues.