How to Check the Oil on Your Generator Important: Check oil every 12 hours of continuous use! Briggs & Stratton / GE 7kW-10kW 1) 2) 3) 4) Remove 4 Phillips screws off the sides of the plastic top of generator. Remove 1 Phillips screw off the tall cover door of the generator. Open to show controls. Turn off the breaker (looks like a house breaker), this will cause the lights/loads to shut off but the generator will continue to run. 5) Count 10 seconds and move the rocker switch from “AUTO” to the “STOP” or “RESET” position. 6) Locate the oil cover, unscrew and check the oil level on the dipstick. 7) If oil is needed - add oil in slow increments (you don’t want to overfill) and fill to “FULL” mark on the dipstick as needed. > Oil type: 5w30 Synthetic. 8) Replace dipstick and screw in the oil cover. 9) Move the rocker switch from “STOP” or “RESET” back to the “AUTO” position. 10) Wait 10 seconds and turn on the breaker - this will cause the lights/loads to come back on. 11) Close the generator housing and replace the Phillips screws. 3, 4 & 5 CONTROLS Rocker Switch 6 7&8 Oil cover, dipstick & oil fill Fill oil here Breaker Tips & Responsibilities • Keep an ear open for the weekly exercise of your generator. If you have not heard the generator run for a couple weeks, let us know and we will help you determine if there's a problem. • Keep your generator in a clear area. The generator needs air to work properly. Take some time to clear the snow away from the generator after a winter storm, and clear away any summer overgrowth from around the intake and exhaust areas of the generator. • Keep the generator easily accessible. If the generator is in a confined space, our service techs might not be able to service or fix your generator.