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You paid for it. USE IT. Your generator is made to be used. In fact, it NEEDS to be used to keep it working at it best. At least once a month you need to run it and let it get to full operating temperature.
When you run your generator be aware of the following:
1. Never start the generator with a load on it (make sure all appliances are turned off).
2. Let the generator run for 5-10 minutes before applying a load.
3. Even if you only start it to run the microwave for a minute or two, let the generator run for 15-20 minutes so that the engine gets warm.