A lady called to report that her portable generator was not powering her washing machine, refrigerator and other appliances. While we don’t service portable generators, we were still happy to answer the question.
She simply had too small a generator for the appliances that she needed powered. Some appliances, such as an air conditioner, can be much too powerful for a portable unit to be able to handle. The owner of a portable generator has basically two choices; disconnect other items while trying to run a large appliance or purchase a standby unit that can run multiple appliances at once.