HOW TO FIX/REPAIR YOUR “I BETTER PASS MY NEIGHBOR ” SMALL GENERATOR. TIGER,ELEPON ETC.
It is infact needless to say that this “young man “(small generator), since its introduction to Nigeria years back has been the most used and will continue to be the most popular generator in this country. For reasons being that;
- It conserves the expensive fuel.
- It is relatively easy to fix.
- Its spare parts are cheap
But is it really that dependable?
When you dont have much money, trying to manage the little finance you have and unexpectedly your “i better pass my neighbor ” gets faulty, what do you do.? Spend some more money for repairs? Hell no! thats where it pays to be a little “handy”. DO IT YOUR SELF.
EVERY solution starts with a diagnosis/ troubleshooting the cause of the fault/ problem in the first place. It is the same everywhere, be it hospitals, Laboratory, Nature etc, so lets begin;
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HOW TO REPAIR “I BETTER PASS MY NEIGHBOR “-SMALL GENERATOR
This generator hardly gets a total engine breakdown or failure but if it does, call a professional repairer. You know if it has a major breakdown when all you try all solutions in this post and it doesn’t work out.
TOOLS NEEDED; SPANNERS(12,14,16,10), Screw driver (double edged ), Plug spanner, your hands.
FAULT 1:The generator voltage goes up and down (even its sound) then finally goes up.
Possible cause: 1. No fuel, 2. There is a blockage either at the Fuel storage (tank) or the carburetor.3. The fuel tank is locked.
THE FIX: Put more fuel if there is none, open up the fuel tap. A blockage is unlikely if the Generator still has a filter.
FAULT 2. : The generator produces light but it is shaky and not stable?
Possible cause: A faulty plug,carbon deposit on the plug/ needs servicing (general overhaul ).
THE FIX: ITS TIME to get dirty, get a plug spanner, remove the plug , try to remove as much carbon deposit from it, wrinse it with a little fuel, dry and refix it. You could better still get a new plug altogether.
If it still persists you need the help of a raipairman.
FAULT 3. : The generator goes on. But doesn’t supply electrity/light?
Possible cause: faulty capacitor or fualty wiring.
THE FIX:CHECK that the voltage output is correctly inserted and makes contact with the plug ( power plug)
FAULT 4: Generator goes on very loud and no light?
Fix: Get a new capacitor.
FAULT 5. : The generator consumes too much fuel?
Possible cause: might be a leak, fuel tap too open and amount of fuel dispersed per minute is high.
THE FIX: try slanting the direction of the fuel tap. Not vertically, horizontally but anywhere in-between.something like “%”
FAULT 6.: CURRENT too high high or low?
possible cause: too much or no load at all.
The FIX; Try reducing or increasing the current with a screw driver. The screw is located rigth of the fuel tap.
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