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Procedures for starting the portable diesel generator

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When you first time receive WALT 5kw portable diesel generator, what prepares you should do before starting to use it?

Total 6 steps to help you quickly know how to right start & stop the WALT 5kw air-cooled diesel generator!

Step 1. Connect the battery wires. Connect red wire on the anode. Connect the black wire on the anode. Put the battery into the special groove, and fix the battery.

Step 2. Add oil. Ensure the oil level between the “Max” and “Min” mark of oil.

Step 3. Add diesel fuel. Open the fuel tank cap on the top of the generator. Use a funnel to add diesel fuel. 

Step 4. Exhaust air.

Step 5. Turn right to open the speed control handle.

Step 6. Start on the digital. Turn the key and circuit breaker “ON” positions.


All the WALT portable diesel generators can equip with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to make everything automatically & simple.

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Ke Wong

Ke Wong

Hey, I’m Ke Wong joined WALT POWER in 2011. I spent a dozen years focused on generator set & load bank technology and solutions for the power & energy industry. WALT Power is a reliable & leading manufacturer & supplier in China, as a business director, I am so proud of our knowledge is more and more popular not only for engineers, and generator distributors but also for end-users. Hope you are enjoying our article, if any questions or comments welcome to send me sales at waltpower.com

Ke Wong

Hi, I’m the author of this post, and also the business director of WALT Power. I have been in this field for more than 17 years. If you want to know more about the generator set or services, please just feel free to contact me any time.

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