Generator Installation, Repair & Maintenance

Shepp Electric Co., Inc.'s technicians have been factory trained and certified for both residential and commercial generators for over 30 years. Even during the warranty period it is highly recommended by the factory that the generator units be inspected and serviced on at least a yearly basis to keep them in top running condition. Shepp Electric Co., Inc. offers that service under contract and has factory trained and certified technicians performing this important service. Unlike some companies with little experience who may claim to know what they're doing, our technicians are highly experienced since they have years of experience on ALL sizes of units and engine types. Behind the scenes our incredible office staff will keep a complete service history record on every unit installed from day one. This helps each technician to offer the highest level of service and maintenance for each customer, over 2,000 every year!

Below is a listing of checks and services that are performed on the yearly maintenance inspection and can vary according to size and model of unit. We are also available for warranty work and/or troubleshooting and repairing any problems that may come up. Our emergency service is available 24/7 if needed.

The following items will be checked annually unless otherwise requested. Some items require additional charge.

Battery & Battery Charging System:

  • Check battery charger functions
  • Cable connections, termination cleanliness and security
  • Check electrolyte level, vent caps of all cells in the starting batteries
  • Battery conductance test

Fuel System:

  • Inspect main tank/day tank fuel level
  • Inspect day tank controls and pumps and test controls (where available)
  • Inspect all fuel hoses, clamps, pipes, components and fittings
  • Inspect governor linkage
  • Visually inspect rupture/containment basin
  • Water in fuel test - sub-base day tanks
  • Optional - fuel sample for laboratory analysis

Operational & Functional Review of Generator Critical Components

  • Inspect engine cooling fan and fan drives for excessive wear or shaft wobble
  • Check all pulleys, belt tensioners, slack adjusters & idler pulleys for travel, wear & overall condition
  • Inspect/lubricate drive bearings, gear or belt drives and other shaft connecting hardware

Engine Cooling System

  • Inspect all hoses and clamps for leaks, coolant level and condition
  • Inspect radiator cap and filler neck condition
  • Inspect drive belts, observe alignment and deflection
  • Observe coolant heater operations
  • Utilize DCA test strip to record coolant properties
  • Inspect radiator surfaces, shrouds and barriers for obstruction
  • Visually inspect low temperature after cooler coolant
  • Optional - coolant sampling

Engine & Lubrication System

  • Inspect lubrication system (visually check oil level)
  • Inspect crankcase ventilation system
  • Inspect spark ignited ignition system

Lubrication, Oil & Filtration Service

  • Change engine lubrication oil
  • Change primary lubrication and bypass filters
  • Change fuel filters
  • Post lube service operation of genset (unloaded) at regular temperature
  • Optional - oil sample for laboratory analysis

Intake/Exhaust System

  • Inspect air cleaner element and entire intake system
  • Inspect exhaust system and rain cap
  • Inspect louver operations
  • The exhaust will be painted (weather permitting)

Generator Controls & Power Connections

  • Visually inspect all engine mounted wiring, senders and devises
  • Visually inspect all control mounted components and wiring
  • Lamp test lights and indicators
  • Visually inspect breaker and power connections
  • Manually operate generator breaker(s), opened and closed

Generator Operations

  • Start and observe generator and equipment operations
  • Verify engine and generator safeties for proper operation
  • System test with or without load

Automatic Transfer Switch

  • Visually inspect all power and control wiring
  • Visually inspect switch mechanism and enclosure
  • Visually inspect controls and time delay settings
  • Verify function of exercise clock

Cities in Ohio Served

Cleveland, Eastlake, Mentor, Willoughby, Madison, Painesville, Geneva, Ashtabula, Orwell, Andover, Conneaut, Akron, Youngstown, Medina, Grafton, Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Sheffield Lake, Lorain, Middleberg Heights, North Royalton, North Ridgeville, Brunswick, Macedonia, Cuyahoga Falls, Olmsted Falls, Northfield, Columbia Station, Westlake, Lakewood, Rocky River, Ravenna, Chardon, Chesterland, Gates Mills, Hudson, Akron, Portage Lakes, Warren, Cortland

Counties in Ohio Served

Lake County, Geauga County, Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Ashtabula County, Trumbull County, Portage County, Lorain County, Mahoning County, Medina County

Cities in Pennsylvania

Erie, Sharon, Meadville, Girard, Linesville, Hermitage

Counties in Pennsylvania Served

Erie County, Mercer County, Crawford County

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