Protect Your Home with a KOHLER® Generator
An emergency standby generator can be a permanent, hands-free operation, offering the ultimate in convenience and security.
A KOHLER® standby generator continually monitors your utility power source for an interruption. When an outage occurs, the automatic standby generator starts and restores power to your home in less than 10 seconds. When the utility power is restored, the KOHLER generator reverses the process, shuts down, and resumes monitoring. Your emergency standby generator is always standing guard.
KOHLER home generators bring a sense of safety, security and convenience to a home. In your house, generator power can bring light during a summer storm and heat if the power is lost during winter. If power is lost in your community for an extended period, a home generator can save you the expense of having to relocate, allowing you to continue your day-to-day life in comfort.
There are KOHLER home generators designed for homes large or small and whether you want whole house or partial backup power. No matter what commercial-grade KOHLER home generator you choose, they provide reliable, safe power and come with the industry-leading KOHLER warranty for life without interruption.
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Be sure to check the oil every 8 hours and change the oil after every 100 hours of use. If this is not possible, at the very least, check the oil every 24 hours. It’s very important that the oil is checked and changed correctly in a timely manner to avoid damaging your generator. It’s important not to rely on the low oil pressure switch (which is very different from a low oil level switch) to shut the machine down. The damage will most likely already be done by the time this occurs.
Since variables such as engine hours, load, model, and other factors influence fuel consumption, there is no standard amount of oil being consumed. As long as you check the oil level and change the oil as instructed then your generator should be in good condition.
We recommend 5W30 Full Synthetic Oil. If that’s not available, then you may also use conventional mineral base oil. If the engine has been serviced before and filled with conventional oil, then refill it with conventional. It’s important not to mix the synthetic and conventional oil. It can damage your engine.
The dipstick is located on the back of the engine and has a yellow ring or handle on the end of it.
After you turn off the generator, allow the engine to sit for 2 minutes to let the oil settle. To check the oil level, pull the dipstick from the back of the engine, wipe it with a clean rag and place it back into the dipstick tube. Pull the dipstick back out and examine the end of the dipstick. The end of the dipstick has crosshatching between an ‘F’ (full) and an ‘L’(low). The oil level should fall between these two markings. If it is towards the low end, add oil.
When you purchased your generator, you get a literature packet that contains the key. Insert the key into the lock and turn it 45° to unlock. Lift the hood.
If it’s safe to go outside, turn your generator OFF. If you can’t get to your generator and it continues to run while submerged in water, there will most likely be internal damage. There is not much else you can do. Remember, water and electricity can be very dangerous and if the generator is submerged, you will have both conditions.
Open the hood. Move the circuit breaker to the OFF position to stop powering the house. The circuit breaker is located below the black controller. Once switched OFF, let the generator run for 2‐5 minutes then press the blue OFF button located on the controller.