Whole-Home Generator Repair Services in Northwest Oregon & Portland

A whole-home generator is designed to give you reliable, consistent power in the event of a power outage. However, like anything else, these generators can develop problems over time and stop functioning properly. And nothing is worse than assuming your generator will work only to have it fail you when you need it most.

If you’ve noticed any issues with your generator, contact Wolfer’s Home Services. We offer whole-home generator repair in Portland, OR, and the surrounding areas, and we take pride in offering fast, affordable, and professional services at all times.

How to Minimize Generator Repairs

The main strategy to remember is frequent maintenance. Hiring Wolfer’s Home Services to inspect and maintain your unit every few years is the best way to avoid unwanted complications down the road. During a maintenance checkup, our technicians will:

  • Check the battery’s function and charge
  • Replace dirty filters
  • Clean the inside and outside of the unit
  • Inspect all electrical components
  • Check the coolant and oil levels

Besides regular maintenance, your generator has a weekly self-test. The generator will start and transfer power to your home for about 30 minutes. If there are any problems, the generator control panel will announce it by turning on trouble lights.

Generator Problems and Warning Signs to Watch For

Even with regular maintenance and testing, your generator may still experience problems. Here are some common issues to watch for when testing or using your generator:

  • Dead battery
  • Low or leaking fluids
  • Failure to start
  • Frequent stalling
  • Worn block heater

All of these require professional help to fix—but you don’t have to wait for your generator to break down before calling us for repairs. Instead, by looking for visible warning signs, you can contact us for repairs before the real problem happens. Common signs you may notice include:

  • Visible signs of damage, such as frayed wires or corrosion
  • Strange smells or sounds
  • Slow start-up after a power grid failure
  • Low or no power flow
  • Fluid leaks or puddles on the ground

These symptoms can come from various issues, such as problems with your circuit breaker or electrical panels, faulty wiring, or mechanical failure. Don’t try to troubleshoot or repair your generator yourself; let the Wolfer’s Home Services team help.

How Wolfer’s Home Services Can Help

Wolfer’s Home Services has been around for over 120 years. Since 1901, we’ve focused on providing affordable prices, quick turnaround times, experienced technicians, and friendly service. We serve all of the Pacific Northwest, including Salem, Forest Grove, and Gladstone, OR.

Whether you need electrical panel replacement, domestic generator repair, rewiring, or any other electrical service, our team can help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.