Operator’s Manual
Inverter Generator
GPi 1700
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Copyright
notice
© Copyright 2010 by Wacker Neuson Corporation.
All rights, including copying and distribution rights, are reserved.
This publication may be photocopied by the original purchaser of the machine. Any
other type of reproduction is prohibited without express written permission from
Wacker Neuson Corporation.
Any type of reproduction or distribution not authorized by Wacker Neuson Corporation
represents an infringement of valid copyrights. Violators will be prosecuted.
Trademarks
All trademarks referenced in this manual are the property of their respective owners.
Manufacturer
Wacker Neuson Corporation
N92W15000 Anthony Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 U.S.A.
Tel: (262) 255-0500 · Fax: (262) 255-0550 · Tel: (800) 770-0957
www.wackerneuson.com
Original
instructions
This Operator’s Manual presents the original instructions. The original language of this
Operator’s Manual is American English.
Foreword
Foreword
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS—This manual contains important instructions for
the machine models listed below. These instructions must be followed during
installation and maintenance of the generator (and battery, if equipped).
Machines
covered in
this manual
Machine
Documentation
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Expectations
for
information in
this manual
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Machine
Item Number
GPi 1700
0620777, 0620778
Keep a copy of the Operator’s Manual with the machine at all times.
Use the separate Parts Book supplied with the machine to order replacement
parts.
If you are missing either of these documents, please contact Wacker Neuson
Corporation to order a replacement or visit www.wackerneuson.com.
Contact Wacker Neuson Product Support for information on servicing and
repairing the machine.
When ordering parts or requesting service information, be prepared to provide
the machine model number, item number, revision number, and serial number.
This manual provides information and procedures to safely operate and
maintain the above Wacker Neuson model(s). For your own safety and to
reduce the risk of injury, carefully read, understand, and observe all instructions
described in this manual.
Wacker Neuson Corporation expressly reserves the right to make technical
modifications, even without notice, which improve the performance or safety
standards of its machines.
The information contained in this manual is based on machines manufactured
up until the time of publication. Wacker Neuson Corporation reserves the right
to change any portion of this information without notice.
CALIFORNIA
Proposition
65 Warning:
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components, contain
or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Laws
pertaining to
spark
arresters
NOTICE: State Health Safety Codes and Public Resources Codes specify that in
certain locations spark arresters be used on internal combustion engines that use
hydrocarbon fuels. A spark arrester is a device designed to prevent accidental discharge of sparks or flames from the engine exhaust. Spark arresters are qualified
and rated by the United States Forest Service for this purpose. In order to comply
with local laws regarding spark arresters, consult the engine distributor or the local
Health and Safety Administrator.
Manufacturer’s This manual contains references to approved parts, attachments, and
approval
modifications. The following definitions apply:
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Approved parts or attachments are those either manufactured or provided by
Wacker Neuson.
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Approved modifications are those performed by an authorized Wacker
Neuson service center according to written instructions published by Wacker
Neuson.
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Foreword
Unapproved parts, attachments, and modifications are those that do not
meet the approved criteria.
Unapproved parts, attachments, or modifications may have the following
consequences:
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Serious injury hazards to the operator and persons in the work area
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Permanent damage to the machine which will not be covered under warranty
Contact your Wacker Neuson dealer immediately if you have questions about
approved or unapproved parts, attachments, or modifications.
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Foreword
3
Safety Information
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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
2
Table of Contents
Signal Words Found in this Manual ...................................................... 7
Machine Description and Intended Use ............................................... 8
Safety Guidelines for Operating the Machine ....................................... 9
Operator Safety While Using Internal Combustion Engines ............... 11
Guidelines for Service Safety ............................................................. 12
Label Locations .................................................................................. 13
Machine Labels .................................................................................. 14
Operation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
17
Overview ............................................................................................ 17
Preparing the Machine for First Use ................................................... 17
Features and Components ................................................................. 18
Lifting and Transporting ...................................................................... 19
Installation .......................................................................................... 19
Power Requirements .......................................................................... 20
Use of Extension Cords ...................................................................... 21
Control Panel ...................................................................................... 22
Customer Connections ....................................................................... 24
Grounding the Generator ................................................................... 25
Fueling the Machine ........................................................................... 26
Before Starting ................................................................................... 27
Starting the Generator ........................................................................ 28
Using AC Power ................................................................................. 29
Using DC Power ................................................................................. 30
Stopping the Generator ...................................................................... 31
Emergency Shutdown Procedure ....................................................... 31
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Maintenance
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule ..........................................................32
Cleaning and Checking the Spark Plug ...............................................34
Cleaning the Air Cleaner Assembly .....................................................35
Changing the Engine Oil .....................................................................36
Cleaning the Spark Arrester ................................................................37
Cleaning the Fuel Filter .......................................................................38
Storing the Generator ..........................................................................39
Schematic
4.1
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Schematic Components ......................................................................43
5
Basic Troubleshooting
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6
Technical Data
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6.1
6.2
Engine .................................................................................................45
Generator Data ....................................................................................46
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Safety Information
Safety Information
Signal Words Found in this Manual
This manual contains DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, NOTICE, and NOTE
signal words which must be followed to reduce the possibility of personal injury,
damage to the equipment, or improper service.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal hazards.
f Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol.
DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death
or serious injury.
f To avoid death or serious injury from this type of hazard, obey all safety messages that
follow this signal word.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
f To avoid possible death or serious injury from this type of hazard, obey all safety messages that follow this signal word.
CAUTION!
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
f To avoid possible minor or moderate injury from this type of hazard, obey all safety messages that follow this signal word.
NOTICE: Used without the safety alert symbol, NOTICE indicates a situation
which, if not avoided, could result in property damage.
Note: A Note contains additional information important to a procedure.
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Machine Description and Intended Use
This machine is a portable electric power source. The Wacker Neuson Inverter
Generator consists of a gasoline engine, a fuel tank, and an electric alternator and
inverter. Controls and receptacles are provided on a control panel mounted on the
side of the machine. As the engine runs, the generator converts mechanical energy
into AC power and DC power. The operator connects loads to the AC power
receptacles or DC terminals.
This machine is intended for the purpose of supplying electrical power to
connected loads. Refer to the product specifications for the output voltage and
frequency of this generator, and for the maximum output power limit of this
generator.
This machine has been designed and built strictly for the intended use described
above. Using the machine for any other purpose could permanently damage the
machine or seriously injure the operator or other persons in the area. Machine
damage caused by misuse is not covered under warranty.
The following practices are some examples of misuse:
„ Connecting a load that has voltage and frequency requirements that are
incompatible with the generator output
„ Overloading the generator with a load that draws excessive power during either
continuous running or start-up
„ Operating the generator in a manner that is inconsistent with all federal, state
and local codes and regulations.
„ Using the machine as a ladder, support, or work surface
„ Using the machine to carry or transport passengers or equipment
„ Operating the machine outside of factory specifications
„ Operating the machine in a manner inconsistent with all warnings found on the
machine and in the Operator’s Manual
This machine has been designed and built in accordance with the latest global
safety standards. It has been carefully engineered to eliminate hazards as far as
practicable and to increase operator safety through protective guards and labeling.
However, some risks may remain even after protective measures have been taken.
They are called residual risks. On this machine, they may include exposure to:
„ Heat, noise, exhaust, and carbon monoxide from the engine
„ Fire hazards from improper refueling techniques
„ Fuel and its fumes
„ Electric shock and arc flash
„ Personal injury from improper lifting techniques
To protect yourself and others, make sure you thoroughly read and understand the
safety information presented in this manual before operating the machine.
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Safety Guidelines for Operating the Machine
DANGER
Carbon monoxide. Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO). This is a poison you cannot
see or smell. If you can smell the generator exhaust, you are breathing CO. But
even if you cannot smell the exhaust, you could be breathing CO.
f NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, or other partly
enclosed areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up in these areas.
Using a fan or opening windows and doors does NOT supply enough fresh air.
f ONLY use a generator outside and far away from windows, doors, and vents.
These openings can pull in generator exhaust.
f Even when you use a generator correctly, CO may leak into the home. ALWAYS
use a battery-powered or battery-backup CO alarm in the home.
f If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak after the generator has been running,
move to fresh air RIGHT AWAY. See a doctor. You could have carbon monoxide
poison.
WARNING
Machines operated improperly or by untrained personnel can be hazardous.
f Read the operating instructions contained in both this Operator’s Manual and
the engine operator’s manual.
f Familiarize yourself with the location and proper use of all controls.
f Inexperienced operators should receive instruction from someone familiar with
the machine before being allowed to operate it.
Operator
qualifications
Only trained personnel are permitted to start, operate, and shut down the machine.
They also must meet the following qualifications:
„ have received instruction on how to properly use the machine
„ are familiar with required safety devices
The machine must not be accessed or operated by:
„ children
„ people impaired by alcohol or drugs
Personal
Protective
Equipment
(PPE)
Wear the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while operating this
machine:
„ Close-fitting work clothes that do not hinder movement
„ Safety glasses with side shields
„ Hearing protection
„ Safety-toed footwear
Before
starting the
machine
Before starting this machine:
„ Follow starting and stopping instructions described in this manual. Know how to
operate and stop the generator before starting it.
„ Do not start a machine in need of repair.
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Electrical
safety
GPi 1700
Make sure the machine is on a firm, level surface and will not tip, roll, slide, or
fall while operating.
Remove all tools, cords, and other loose items from the generator before
starting it.
To increase electrical safety while operating this machine:
„ Do not operate the generator, or tools attached to the generator, with wet hands.
„ Do not use worn electrical cords. Severe electrical shock and equipment
damage may result.
„ Do not operate generator in standing water.
„ Make certain the machine is well-grounded and securely fastened to a good
earthen ground per national and local regulations.
„ Do not overload the generator. The total amperage of the tools and equipment
attached to the generator must not exceed the load rating of the generator.
.
WARNING
Backfeed from the generator into the public power distribution system can seriously
injure or kill utility workers!
f Improper connection of generator to a building’s electrical system can allow
electrical current from the generator to backfeed into utility lines. This may result
in electrocution of utility workers, fire, or explosion.
f Connections to a building’s electrical system must be made by a qualified electrician and comply with all applicable laws and electrical codes.
f If connected to a building’s electrical system, the generator must meet the
power, voltage, and frequency requirements of the equipment in the building.
Generator
vibration
Generators vibrate in normal use. During and after the use of the generator, inspect
the generator as well as extension cords and power supply cords connected to it
for damage from vibration.
„ Have damaged items repaired or replaced as necessary.
„ Do not use plugs or or cords that show signs of damage such as broken or
cracked insulation or damaged blades.
Operating
safety
To increase operating safety while running this machine:
„ Do not operate the generator when open containers of fuel, paint, or other
flammable liquids are in the vicinity of the generator.
„ Do not place flammable material or liquids near the generator.
„ Do not operate the machine indoors.
„ Do not touch the hot engine, exhaust, or generator components. Burns will
result.
Always do the following:
„ Wear hearing protection when operating equipment.
„ Keep the machine at least one meter (three feet) away from structures,
buildings, and other equipment during use.
„ Keep the area immediately surrounding and underneath the machine clean,
neat, and free of debris and combustible materials. Make sure that the area
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overhead is clear of debris that could fall onto or into the machine or exhaust
compartment.
Storing the
machine
1.4
Store the machine properly when it is not being used. The machine should be
stored in a clean, dry location out of the reach of children.
Operator Safety While Using Internal Combustion Engines
WARNING
Internal combustion engines present special hazards during operation and fueling.
Failure to follow the warnings and safety standards could result in severe injury or
death.
f Read and follow the warning instructions in the engine owner’s manual and the
safety guidelines below.
DANGER
Carbon monoxide. Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO). This is a poison you cannot
see or smell. If you can smell the generator exhaust, you are breathing CO. But
even if you cannot smell the exhaust, you could be breathing CO.
Refueling
safety
When refueling the engine:
„ Do not smoke.
„ Do not refuel if the generator is sitting in a truck fitted with a plastic bed liner.
Static electricity can ignite the fuel or fuel vapors.
„ Do not refuel a hot or running engine.
„ Do not refuel the engine near an open flame.
When refueling the engine, always:
„ Refill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area.
„ Replace the fuel tank cap after refueling.
Operating
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When operating the generator:
„ Check the fuel lines and the fuel tank for leaks and cracks before starting the
engine.
„ Do not run the machine if fuel leaks are present or the fuel lines are loose.
„ Do not run the engine near open flames.
„ Do not start the engine if fuel has spilled or a fuel odor is present. Move the
generator away from the spill and wipe the generator dry before starting.
„ Do not smoke while operating the machine.
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GPi 1700
Guidelines for Service Safety
WARNING
A poorly maintained machine can be a personal injury hazard.
f Follow the Periodic Maintenance schedule in this Operator’s Manual.
f Repair or replace any damaged or defective components immediately.
Personal
Protective
Equipment
(PPE)
Wear the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while servicing or maintaining
this machine:
„ Close-fitting work clothes that do not hinder movement
„ Safety glasses with side shields
„ Hearing protection
„ Safety-toed footwear
In addition, before servicing or maintaining the machine:
„ Tie back long hair.
„ Remove all jewelry (including rings).
Prerequisites
Before servicing this machine:
„ Stop the engine.
„ If the engine has an electric starter, disconnect the negative terminal on the battery.
„ Attach a “DO NOT START” sign to the machine. This will notify everyone that the
machine is being serviced and will reduce the chance of someone inadvertently
trying to start the machine.
Ground
connection
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Personal
injury
avoidance
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Service safety
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The generator must be connected to a good earthen ground for proper operating
safety!
Ground the generator in accordance with the standards defined in national, state,
and local regulations.
Let the engine and muffler cool before transporting or servicing the machine.
Do not service the machine if your clothing or skin is wet.
Do not allow untrained personnel to service this machine. Only trained electrical
technicians should be allowed to service the electrical components of this machine.
Do not modify the machine without the express written approval of the manufacturer.
Do not allow water to accumulate around the base of the machine. If water is
present, move the machine and allow the machine to dry before servicing.
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Replacing
parts and
labels
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Replace worn or damaged components.
Use only spare parts recommended by Wacker Neuson.
Keep the fuel lines in serviceable condition. Leaking fuel and fumes are extremely
explosive!
Replace all missing and hard-to-read labels. Labels provide important operating
instructions and warn of dangers and hazards.
Check all external fasteners at regular intervals.
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Label Locations
C
A
D
E
H
F
G
B
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Machine Labels
Wacker Neuson machines use international pictorial labels where needed. These
labels are described below.
Ref.
Label
Definition
A
DANGER
Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN
MINUTES. Generator exhaust contains
carbon monoxide. This is a poison you
cannot see or smell.
NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN
IF doors and windows are open.
Only use OUTSIDE and far away from
windows, doors, and vents.
B
Oil fill location
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Definition
C
WARNING
„ To reduce the risk of injury, user must read
and understand instruction manual.
„ Exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon
monoxide.
„ Do not use in poorly ventilated area.
„ The operator may suffer severe elecrtric
shock.
„ Do not touch with wet hands.
„ The operator may suffer burns.
„ Do not touch hot muffler.
„ Potential danger of explosion or fire.
„ Stop engine during fuel supply. Keep
flammable things away.
„ Be careful not to spill fuel during refueling.
„ Use unleaded gasoline only.
„ Keep open flames away from the
generator.
„ Do not operate in rain or snow.
„ Do not connect to a household circuit.
D
This equipment does not meet California
EVP emission regulations for small off-road
engines.
E
WARNING
Improper connection of the generator to a
building’s electrical system can allow
electrical current from the generator to
backfeed into utility lines. This may result in
electrocution of utility workers, fire, or
explosion. Connections to a building’s
electrical system must be made by a
qualified electrician and comply with all
applicable laws and electrical codes.
F
A nameplate listing the model number, item
number, revision number, and serial number
is attached to each unit. Please record the
information found on this nameplate so it will
be available should the nameplate become
lost or damaged. When ordering parts or
requesting service information, you will
always be asked to specify the model
number, item number, revision number, and
serial number of the unit.
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Label
Definition
G
WARNING
Hot surface! Do not touch.
DANGER
Risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keep a safe distance away from the
machine.
H
WARNING
Hot surface! Do not touch.
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Operation
Operation
DANGER
Carbon monoxide. Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO). This is a poison you cannot
see or smell. If you can smell the generator exhaust, you are breathing CO. But
even if you cannot smell the exhaust, you could be breathing CO.
f NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, or other partly
enclosed areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up in these areas.
Using a fan or opening windows and doors does NOT supply enough fresh air.
f ONLY use a generator outside and far away from windows, doors, and vents.
These openings can pull in generator exhaust.
f Even when you use a generator correctly, CO may leak into the home. ALWAYS
use a battery-powered or battery-backup CO alarm in the home.
f If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak after the generator has been running,
move to fresh air RIGHT AWAY. See a doctor. You could have carbon monoxide
poison.
2.1
Overview
Generator
application
This generator is an exceptionally quiet, compact, and lightweight machine
designed to provide single phase power for construction, commercial, and
residential applications. State-of-the-art inverter technology ensures a consistent
flow of clean and stable power suitable for operating not only tools, but also
delicate electronic equipment.
Safety notices
„
„
2.2
Do not exceed the power output of the generator. Damage to tools or generator
will occur. Refer to Technical Data.
Do not exceed the rated current limit of any receptacle.
Preparing the Machine for First Use
Preparing for
first use
To prepare your machine for first use:
1. Make sure all loose packaging materials have been removed from the machine.
2. Check the machine and its components for damage. If there is visible damage,
do not operate the machine! Contact your Wacker Neuson dealer immediately
for assistance.
3. Take inventory of all items included with the machine and verify that all loose
components and fasteners are accounted for.
4. Attach component parts not already attached.
5. Add fluids as needed and applicable, including fuel, engine oil, and battery acid.
6. Move the machine to its operating location.
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Features and Components
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a
b
d
e
c
f
n
g
o
l
k
h m
j
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Ref.
Description
Ref.
Description
a
Recoil starter
i
OIl drain plug
b
Control panel
j
Right side panel
c
Left side panel
k
Oil filler / oil gauge
d
Air cleaner
l
Spark plug cap
e
Fuel drain screw
m
Spark arrester
f
Carrying handle
n
Fuel filter
g
Fuel tank cap cover
o
Rear cover
h
Exhaust outlet
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—
Lifting and Transporting
Lifting and
carrying the
machine
This generator is designed be lifted and carried by one person. However, its dry
weight of 20.5 kg (45 lbs.) is heavy enough to cause injury if proper lifting
techniques are not used. Observe the following guidelines when lifting and carrying
the generator.
„ Use only the designated carrying handle.
„ Bend at the knees, not from the waist, when lifting the generator.
Transporting
the machine
Observe the following guidelines when transporting the generator to and from the
job site.
„ Drain the fuel tank before transporting the generator.
„ Ensure that the generator is securely strapped down in the transport vehicle to
prevent it from sliding or tipping.
„ Do not refuel the generator in or on the transport vehicle. Move the generator to
its operating location and then fill the fuel tank.
2.5
Installation
Locating the
generator
Follow the practices below when choosing an appropriate location for the
generator.
„ Place the generator in an area where it will not be exposed to rain, snow, or
direct sunlight.
„ Position the generator on firm, level ground so that it will not slide or shift.
„ Position the engine exhaust away from areas where people may be present.
„ The surrounding area must be free from water and moisture. All components
must be protected from excessive moisture.
NOTICE: The generator has a built-in forced air cooling system, and may become
overheated if it is enclosed. Therefore, do not enclose the generator or cover it with
a box.
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2.6
GPi 1700
Power Requirements
Application
This generator is designed to operate single-phase, 60 Hz equipment running at
120 VAC. It also provides DC power strictly intended for charging 12V automotive
style batteries.
Check the nameplate or label provided on tools and equipment to make sure their
power requirements are met by the power output of the generator. If the wattage is
not given for a particular tool or piece of equipment, contact the tool manufacturer
for wattage requirements.
NOTICE: Do not exceed the continuous rated output of the generator. Damage to
tools or generator can occur. See Technical Data.
About power
requirements
Some pieces of equipment and tools require a surge of current when starting. This
means that the amount of power needed to initially start the equipment is larger
than the power required to keep it running. The generator must be capable of
supplying this "surge" current. Other equipment may require more power than is
actually stated on its nameplate.
Approximate
The information in the following chart is offered only as a general guideline to help
starting power you determine power requirements for different types of equipment. Contact your
requirements nearest Wacker Neuson dealer, or the manufacturer or dealer of the tool or
equipment, with questions regarding power requirements.
Equipment type
Wattage needed to start
Comments
Incandescent lights
Appliances such as
irons and hot plates
Same wattage as is stated on
their nameplates
These have resistivetype heating elements.
„
Fluorescent and
mercury lamps
1.2–2 times their stated wattage
„
Electrical motors
Certain electrical tools
Depends on motor type and use
„
„
Most electrical tools
1.2–3 times their stated wattage
„
Submersible pumps
Air compressors
3–5 times their stated wattage
„
„
Other equipment
Calculate by multiplying its
voltage and amperage
requirements
„
„
20
Volts x Amps = Watts
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Operation
Use of Extension Cords
When a long extension cord is used to connect an appliance or tool to the
generator, a voltage loss occurs—the longer the cord, the greater the voltage loss.
This results in less voltage being supplied to the appliance or tool and increases
the amount of current draw or reduces performance. A heavier cord with a larger
wire size will reduce the voltage loss.
WARNING
Electric shock hazard. Damaged extension cords can cause electrical shock,
resulting in serious injury or death. DO NOT use worn, bare, or frayed cords.
f Replace damaged cords immediately.
Use the chart below as a guide for selecting proper cable size.
Current
Load in Watts
Maximum Cable Length in Feet
(Amps)
120V
240V
#10
#12
#14
#16
2.5
300
600
1000.
600
375
250
5
600
1200
500
300
200
125
7.5
900
1800
350
200
125
100
10
1200
2400
250
150
100
-
15
1800
3600
150
100
65
-
20
2400
4800
125
75
50
-
Use only extension cords rated for outdoor use and equipped with a third-wire
ground.
NOTICE: Operating equipment at low voltage can cause it to overheat.
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Operation
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GPi 1700
Control Panel
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
CHOKE
y
w
x
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Ref.
Description
Ref.
Description
p
Pilot indicator light
u
GFI receptacle (120 VAC)
q
Overload indicator light
v
DC terminals
r
Oil sensor indicator light
w
DC circuit breaker
s
Auto power save indicator light
x
Ground lug
t
Auto power save switch
y
Engine switch
Pilot indicator
light (p)
The pilot indicator light illuminates when the generator is operating normally.
Overload
indicator light
(q)
The overload indicator light illuminates when the generator is operating in an
overload condition. An overload condition is defined as 120% of the available
power output of the generator.
„ After the indicator light has been illuminated for 20 seconds, an internal circuit
breaker will activate resulting in a no-load condition.
„ If the indicator light illuminates, stop and re-start the engine to clear the overload
condition and resume normal operation.
Oil sensor
indicator light
(r)
The oil sensor indicator light illuminates when the level of the engine oil falls below
the prescribed value. The engine stops automatically.
„ The engine cannot be re-started unless engine oil is added. Follow the
procedure described in Adding Engine Oil.
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Auto power
save indicator
light (s) and
switch (t)
Operation
The auto power save indicator light illuminates when the auto power save switch (t)
is in positions 1 or 2.
„ With the switch in position 1 (“turtle”), the engine speed automatically adjusts
according to the generator load.
„ With the switch in position 2 (“rabbit”), the engine speed remains constant to
maintain stable AC power output. This position is ideal for heavy loads.
„ Turn the switch OFF when using DC power.
GFI receptacle AC power is available through this receptacle. Use only a grounded, three-leg
(u)
electrical plug.
DC terminals
(v)
The generator provides DC power for charging batteries. The red terminal is
positive (+); the black terminal is negative (-). See topic Using DC Power.
DC circuit
breaker (w)
The DC circuit breaker shuts off the electrical current when the current exceeds its
limit, or a malfunction occurs in a piece of equipment connected to the generator.
„ The DC circuit breaker has activated when the button pops out.
„ To reset the DC circuit breaker, press the button.
CAUTION
Electric shock hazard. Repeated activation of the DC circuit breaker could signal a
potential malfunction with the generator or connected equipment.
f Never defeat the DC circuit breaker button or reset it without first investigating
the reason for the activation.
Ground lug (x) The ground lug is the terminal for grounding the generator. See topic Grounding
the Generator for more information.
Engine switch
(y)
The engine switch controls the function of the choke and the fuel valve. There are
three positions:
Symbol
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Meaning
Description
Choke valve is
closed
Turn the switch to this position when starting a cold
engine.
Normal operating
position
Turn the switch to this position after the engine
starts.
Note: A warm engine can be started with the switch
in this position.
Fuel valve is
closed
Turn the switch to this position to stop the engine.
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Operation
2.9
GPi 1700
Customer Connections
Description
The generator is equipped with :
„ one 120V duplex receptacle (u) with a ground fault circuit interrupt (GFI)
„ one pair of DC terminals (v) exclusively intended for charging 12V automotivestyle batteries. See Using DC Power for more information.
u2
u1
u
v
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Testing GFI
operation
The GFI cuts power to the receptacle when a ground fault occurs to a piece of
equipment attached to the generator. Follow the procedure below to test the GFI
for proper operation every time the generator is used.
1. Disconnect all equipment from the generator.
2. Start the generator.
3. Push the blue TEST button (u1) on the receptacle. Pushing the TEST button in
cuts power to the receptacle and causes the red RESET button (u2) to pop out.
NOTICE: If the RESET button does not pop out, the GFI is not working. Do not
operate the generator until the problem can be corrected.
4. Push the RESET button to restore power to the receptacle.
If the RESET button pops out during operation, stop the generator and check the
equipment attached to the generator for defects.
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2.10
Operation
Grounding the Generator
Location
The ground lug (x) is located below the DC terminals.
x
x1
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Function
This ground connection is used for electrically grounding the generator when
necessary to comply with the National Electrical Code and other federal, state, and
local regulations. For grounding requirements in your area, consult with a qualified
electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency having jurisdiction over electrical
compliance.
„ If the generator is used at a construction site, there may be additional
regulations which must be observed.
„ In some areas, generators are required to be registered with local utility
companies.
Connection
Connect the ground lug to a good earthen ground for proper operating safety in
compliance with NEC and local standards. The following options may be used:
„ Connect the ground lug to a grounding spike (x1) and drive the grounding spike
into the earth.
„ Connect the ground lug to an existing grounded conductor.
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Operation
2.11
GPi 1700
Fueling the Machine
Fuel filler cap
The fuel filler cap (g1) is located beneath the fuel tank cap cover (g). Turn the fuel
filler cap counter-clockwise to open; clockwise to close.
g
g3
g1
a
g2
g
v
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WARNING
Fire/burn hazards. Gasoline is flammable and can ignite or explode.
f Keep all open flames, sparks, and cigarettes away from the machine while refueling.
f Do not refuel if the generator is sitting in a truck fitted with a plastic bed liner.
Static electricity can ignite the fuel or fuel vapors.
f Do not refuel when the engine is running or hot.
Filling the fuel
tank
Follow the guidelines below when filling the fuel tank.
„ Turn the engine switch (v) to STOP before refueling.
„ Refuel only with clean, fresh unleaded gasoline.
„ Add fuel through the fuel filter screen (g2), making sure that dirt or water do not
enter the fuel tank.
„ Fill only until the fuel level reaches the red LEVEL indicator (g3) inside the fuel
tank neck. Do not overfill!
„ Clean up spilled fuel before operating the machine.
„ Fuel tank capacity = 3.5 L (0.92 gal.).
Priming the
fuel system
When using the generator for the first time, or if the fuel tank runs dry and the
engine stops as a result, the fuel system will require priming before re-start.
„ To prime the fuel system, pull the recoil starter handle (a) several times after
filling fuel up to the red marking inside the fuel tank neck.
Using
gasoline /
ethanol
blends
This portable generator is not for use with gasoline / ethanol blends with over 15%
ethanol.
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2.12
Operation
Before Starting
DANGER
Carbon monoxide. Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO). This is a poison you cannot
see or smell. If you can smell the generator exhaust, you are breathing CO. But
even if you cannot smell the exhaust, you could be breathing CO.
Explanation
Before putting the generator into service, review each item on the following
checklist. It is important to make sure that the machine is set up properly to reduce
the possibility of malfunction.
WARNING
Personal injury hazard. Failure to follow the listed procedures may cause injury to
personnel or damage to the generator.
f Make sure that all persons setting up the generator are certified or fully trained
on the installation and operation of the generator.
Exterior
checks
Internal and
pre-operation
checks
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Before starting the generator:
„ check for damage that may have occurred during towing or travel to the jobsite
„ check for fuel leaks
„ check for loose or missing fasteners
„ make sure the exhaust pipe is not clogged with debris
„ make sure that the generator is level
„ make sure the generator is not resting on against any adjacent wiring
„ make sure that the generator air vents are not blocked
„ make sure that the generator is grounded to a good earthen ground per local
regulations and NEC standards
„
„
„
check engine oil and fuel levels—fill as required
determine voltage needs
review and follow safety instructions found in the front of this Operator’s Manual
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Operation
2.13
GPi 1700
Starting the Generator
CAUTION
Personal injury or machine damage hazards. Starting the generator with equipment
attached can damage the generator or the equipment. Unexpected equipment
start-up can cause personal injury.
f Disconnect all equpment from the generator before starting it.
Starting
procedure
Follow the procedure below to start the machine.
1. Turn the engine switch (y) to the CHOKE position (or the RUN position if the
engine is warm or the ambient temperature is high).
p
a
y
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2. Pull the recoil starter (a) slowly until you feel resistance.
3. After you feel resistance, return the recoil starter to its original position and pull
quickly. The engine will start.
4. If you started the machine with the engine switch in the CHOKE position, allow
the engine to run for 20–30 seconds and then turn the engine switch to the RUN
position.
5. Check to make sure that the pilot indicator light (p) is illuminated. This indicates
that the generator is operating properly.
Troubleshooting
If the engine does not start after several attempts, repeat the starting procedure
with the engine switch turned to the RUN position. If the engine still does not start,
refer to the Troubleshooting chapter in this Manual.
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2.14
Operation
Using AC Power
Prerequisites
„
„
„
„
Verify that the engine is operating.
Verify that pilot indicator light (p) is illuminated.
Turn off the equipment to be connected to the generator.
Confirm that the equipment to be connected to the generator does not exceed
the maximum rated power output and specifed amperage.
WARNING
Electric shock hazard. Failure to properly ground the generator could lead to
electrical sparks, especially if the connected electrical equipment is grounded.
f Make sure the generator is properly grounded. See Grounding the Generator.
Engine switch
position
Leave the engine switch (y) in the RUN position while the machine is operating.
p
u
u
y
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Connecting
equipment
1. Insert the equipment plug into the 120V AC GFI receptacle (u).
2. Turn on the power switch for the equipment.
Disconnecting 3. Turn off the power switch for the equipment.
equipment
4. Remove the plug from the 120V AC GFI receptacle.
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Operation
2.15
GPi 1700
Using DC Power
Overview
The DC terminals (v) are to be used only for charging 12V batteries. Maximum
available power is 12V–8.3A (100W).
Both AC and DC output can be used at the same time provided that the total output
falls below the maximum rated output of the generator.
Prerequisites
„
„
Verify that pilot indicator light (p) is illuminated.
Make sure that the charging cables to be used are rated for 12 V and the
maximum CCA rating of the battery.
WARNING
Personal injury hazard. Battery acid is corrosive to metallic surfaces and harmful to
human skin.
f Wear protective clothing, goggles and gloves when working near batteries.
f If battery acid contacts the skin or eyes, rinse immediately with clear water and
seek immediate medical attention.
WARNING
Explosion hazard. Explosive hydrogen gas is discharged through battery vent holes
during the charging process.
f Do not use open flames or smoke near batteries.
f Do not place metallic objects on or near the battery terminals. Metallic objects in
contact with both poles of the battery will generate extreme heat and potentially
ignite explosive battery gases.
Engine switch
position
Leave the engine switch (y) in the RUN position while the generator is operating.
p
v2
v1
v
y
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Connecting
and charging
a battery
Follow the procedure below to connect and charge a battery.
1. Connect the positive terminal (v1) (red) on the generator to the positive (+)
battery terminal.
2. Connect the negative terminal (v2) (black) on the generator to the negative (-)
battery terminal.
3. Charge the battery for the recommended length of time prescribed by the
battery manufacturer.
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Operation
Disconnecting When the battery is fully charged:
the battery
1. Disconnect the cable from the negative (-) terminals of the battery and the
generator.
2. Disconnect the cable from the positive (+) terminals of the battery and the
generator.
If the DC
The DC circuit breaker may activate while a battery is charging. This may occur for
circuit breaker either of the following reasons:
activates
„ Defective battery—check the battery before replacing the DC breaker
„ Excessive current draw from a large capacity battery or a totally discharged
battery—use an AC battery charger to charge the battery instead of the
generator.
2.16
Stopping the Generator
Before
stopping
Check with other personnel on the jobsite and let them know that power is being
turned off. Make sure that the power shutdown will not create any hazards by
turning off devices such as pumps, heaters, or lights that may need to be kept on.
Stopping
procedure
To stop the generator:
1. Switch off and disconnect all equipment from the generator.
2. Allow the generator to run at no load for approximately 3 minutes.
3. Turn the engine switch to the STOP position.
2.17
Emergency Shutdown Procedure
Procedure
If a breakdown or accident occurs while the machine is operating, follow the
procedure below:
1. Stop the engine.
2. Turn off the fuel supply.
3. Disconnect tools from the machine.
4. Allow the machine to cool.
5. Contact the rental yard or machine owner for further instructions.
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Maintenance
3
3.1
GPi 1700
Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Schedule
The table below lists basic machine and engine maintenance. Tasks designated
with check marks may be performed by the operator. Tasks designated with square
bullet points require special training and equipment.
Refer to the engine owner’s manual for additional information.
Every
8 hours
(daily)
Clean generator enclosure
Check for loose or missing fasteners
Check engine oil level and refill as needed
Every
100 hours
(biweekly)
Every
200 hours
(monthly)
Every
500 hours
Every 1000
hours
3
3
3
Check AC receptacles for dirt or blockage;
test GFI
3
Check DC terminals for damage or dirt
3
3
Check engine switch for proper operation
Every
50 hours
(weekly)
3
3
Clean spark plug
Clean air cleaner
Change engine oil1
„
Clean spark arrester
„
Replace air cleaner insert
„
Clean fuel filter
3
3
Clean and adjust spark plug and electrodes
Replace spark plug
„
Remove carbon from cylinder head2
„
Check and adjust valve clearance2
„
Check and adjust carburetor2
„
Replace fuel lines3
„
Overhaul engine2
„
Check generator rotor
„
Check generator stator
„
Replace engine mount
„
1 Perform initial oil change after first 20 hours of operation.
2 Refer to the engine service manual or consult an authorized Wacker Neuson service center
3 Replace yearly
Checking the Engine Oil
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Maintenance
When
Check engine oil daily before starting the engine, or more than 5 minutes after
stopping the engine.
Prerequisites
„
„
„
Engine is stopped
Machine is on a level surface
Fresh oil is available (see Technical Data for type and quantity)
WARNING
Burn hazard. The engine and exhaust pipe become extremely hot during operation.
f Stop the engine and allow the machine to cool before checking the engine oil.
Procedure
Follow the procedure below to check the engine oil level.
1. Using a flat screwdriver or a coin, unscrew and remove the right side cover (j)
from the generator enclosure.
k1
k
k2
j
2. Unscrew and remove the oil filler cap (k) with level gauge from the oil fill port.
3. Wipe the level gauge clean and insert it into the oil fill port.
4. Remove the level gauge from the oil fill port and check the oil level. The oil level
should fall between the upper and lower marks (k1, k2).
5. If the oil level is too low, add oil until the level reaches the upper mark (k1).
6. Re-install the oil filler cap and tighten it securely.
7. Re-install the right side cover.
Note: Change the oil if it appears dark, dirty, or contaminated. See “Changing the
Engine Oil.”
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Maintenance
3.2
GPi 1700
Cleaning and Checking the Spark Plug
When
Clean the spark plug and check the electrode gap every 200 hours of operation
(monthly).
Prerequisite
Engine is stopped and cool to the touch
WARNING
Burn hazard. Engine and exhaust pipe become extremely hot during operation.
f Stop the engine and allow the machine to cool before cleaning and adjusting the
spark plug.
Removing and Follow the procedure below to remove and clean the spark plug.
cleaning the
1. Using a flat screwdriver or a coin, unscrew and remove the right side cover (J)
spark plug
from the generator enclosure.
L2
L1
L
J
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2. Disconnect the spark plug cap (L) from the spark plug (L2).
3. Using the provided spark plug wrench (L1), unscrew and remove the spark plug.
4. If the electrode is covered with carbon deposits, use a wire brush or spark plug
cleaner to remove the carbon.
NOTICE: If the spark plug is cracked or damaged, replace it. See Technical Data.
Checking the
electrode gap
5. The electrode gap should measure between 0.6 to 0.7 mm (0.024 to 0.028 in.).
Adjust the gap if necessary.
Re-installing
6. Re-install the spark plug and tighten it securely.
the spark plug
NOTICE: A loose spark plug can become very hot and may cause engine
damage. Make sure that the spark plug is properly seated and tightened.
7. Re-connect the spark plug cap.
8. Re-install the right side cover.
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3.3
Maintenance
Cleaning the Air Cleaner Assembly
When
Clean the air cleaner assembly every 50 hours of operation.
Prerequisite
Engine is stopped and cool to the touch
Description
The air cleaner assembly consists of a foam insert housed inside the air cleaner
body.
Procedure
Follow the procedure below to clean the air cleaner assembly.
c
d1
d
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1. Using a flat screwdriver or a coin, unscrew and remove the left side cover (c)
from the generator enclosure.
2. Lift and remove the air cleaner body cover (d).
3. Remove the foam insert (d1) from the air cleaner body.
4. Rinse the foam insert with clean water. Gently squeeze out excess water (do not
twist) and dry the foam insert thoroughly.
NOTICE: If the foam insert is damaged or heavily soiled, replace it.
5. Wipe the inside of the air cleaner body with a clean, dry cloth.
6. Re-install the foam insert inside the air cleaner body.
7. Re-install the air cleaner body cover and the left side cover.
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Maintenance
3.4
GPi 1700
Changing the Engine Oil
When
Change the engine oil after the first 20 hours of operation, and every 50 hours
thereafter.
Prerequisites
Engine is stopped, but still warm
„ Machine is on a level surface
„ Fresh engine oil (see engine operator’s manual)
„ Plastic cloth and a container of sufficient volume to collect drained oil
Note: Collect, store and dispose of drained oil in accordance with current
environmental protection regulations.
„
WARNING
Burn hazard. Engine and exhaust pipe become extremely hot during operation.
f Stop the engine and allow the machine to cool before changing the engine oil.
Changing the
engine oil
Follow the procedure below to change the engine oil
1. Place a plastic cloth and a collection container beneath the machine.
2. Using a flat screwdriver or a coin, unscrew and remove the right side cover (j)
from the generator enclosure.
k
k3
j
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3. Unscrew and remove the oil filler cap (k) with level gauge from the oil fill port.
4. The oil drain plug (k3) is located on the underside of the machine. Remove the
oil drain plug. Drain the oil into a suitable container.
5. Re-install the oil drain plug.
6. Add new engine oil to the upper line of the level gauge. When the proper oil
level is reached, re-install the oil filler cap. See Checking the Engine Oil.
7. Re-install the right side cover.
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3.5
Maintenance
Cleaning the Spark Arrester
When
Clean the spark arrester after every 100 hours of operation.
Prerequisite
Engine is stopped and cool to the touch
Description
The spark arrester is a cylindrical metal element fastened inside the muffler
exhaust port. If the spark arrester is not cleaned regularly, it will become clogged
with carbon deposits and impair engine performance.
„ Engine exhaust gases will not flow.
„ Engine output will be reduced.
„ More fuel will be consumed.
„ Starting will become difficult.
CAUTION
Personal injury hazards. The spark arrester screen is made of stiff metal wire.
Sharp wire ends can puncture or cut skin. Carbon dust can get into eyes.
f Wear protective gloves and eye protection when cleaning the spark arrester.
Procedure
Follow the procedure below to clean the spark arrester.
o1
m1
h1
o
m
h
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1. Remove the four screws (o1) from the rear cover (o). Remove the rear cover.
2. Remove the fastening screw (h1) from the exhaust outlet (h). Remove the spark
arrester (m).
3. Use a stiff brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen
(m1).
NOTICE: Avoid damaging the screen during the cleaning process.
4. Inspect the spark arrester for holes or cracks. If the spark arrester is damaged,
replace it.
5. Re-insert the spark arrester into the muffler, and replace the fastening screw.
6. Replace the muffler cover and re-install the flange bolts.
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Maintenance
3.6
GPi 1700
Cleaning the Fuel Filter
When
Clean the fuel filter monthly, or after every 200 hours of operation.
Prerequisite
Engine is stopped and cool to the touch
Description
The fuel filter (g2) is located beneath the fuel tank cap (g1). The fuel filter screen
removes sediment and other impurities from fuel added to the tank.
Procedure
Follow the procedure below to clean the fuel filter.
g1
g2
g3
g
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1. Lift the fuel tank cap cover (g). Unscrew and remove the fuel tank cap.
2. Remove the fuel filter from the fuel filling port (g3).
3. Using fresh, clean water, rinse the fuel filter thoroughly. If necessary, use a clean
cloth or compressed air to remove residual sediment from the inside of the fuel
filter.
NOTICE: Handle the fuel filter carefully to avoid damaging the screen. If the fuel
filter screen is torn or punctured, replace it.
4. Thoroughly dry the fuel filter, making sure that all water has been removed.
5. Re-insert the fuel filter into the fuel filling port.
6. Re-install the fuel tank cap, and close the fuel tank cap cover.
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3.7
Maintenance
Storing the Generator
When
Follow the procedures described below if you intend to take your generator out of
service and store it for at least six months.
Tasks
The following tasks must be performed in order to prepare the generator for
storage:
1. Drain fuel from the fuel tank.
2. Drain fuel from the carburetor.
3. Change the engine oil.
4. Check for loose or missing fasteners; tighten or replace as needed.
5. Clean generator body.
6. Store the generator.
Prerequisites
Engine is stopped
„ Machine is on a level surface
„ Fresh engine oil (see engine operator’s manual)
„ Clean, dry shop cloths
„ Plastic cloth and containers of sufficient volume to collect drained fuel and oil
Note: Collect, store and dispose of drained fuel and oil in accordance with current
environmental protection regulations.
„
WARNING
Fire/burn hazards. Gasoline is flammable and can ignite or explode.
f Keep all open flames, sparks, and cigarettes away from the machine while
draining the fuel tank and carburetor.
f Do not drain fuel while the engine is running or hot.
Draining the
fuel tank
Follow the procedure below to drain the fuel tank.
g1
g2
g3
g
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1. Open the fuel tank cap cover (g). Unscrew and remove the fuel tank cap (g1)
and fuel strainer (g2).
2. Insert a hand pump into the fuel filling port (g3) and pump out as much fuel as
possible.
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Maintenance
Draining the
carburetor
GPi 1700
3. Re-install the fuel tank cap, and close the fuel tank cap cover.
4. Place a plastic cloth and a collection container beneath the machine.
5. Using a flat screwdriver or a coin, unscrew and remove the left side cover (c)
from the generator enclosure.
e
c
e
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6. Locate and remove the fuel drain screw (e). Fuel will drain from the attached
plastic tube.
7. Collect and dispose of drained fuel.
8. Re-install the fuel drain screw.
9. Re-install the left side cover.
Change the
engine oil
See Changing the Engine Oil.
Check
fasteners
Check the machine for loose or missing fasteners. Tighten or replace as needed.
Clean
generator
body
10.Using a clean, dry shop cloth, wipe the outside of the machine thoroughly to
remove dust and contaminants.
11.Spray the machine with a protectant such as Armor-All®.
NOTICE: Do not use water to clean the machine! Water is corrosive and can
permanently damage the machine and operating electronics.
Store the
generator
12.Pull the starter handle until resistance is felt. Leave the handle in this position.
13.Store the generator in a well-ventilated, low humidity area.
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Maintenance
Notes:
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Schematic
4
GPi 1700
Schematic
A
B
J
C
Q
D
P
K
E
F
O
N
L
G
M
H
R
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4.1
Schematic
Schematic Components
Component
Component
A
Engine
K
Inverter and engine control unit
B
Control panel
L
DC circuit breaker
C
Step motor
M
DC output terminal
D
Ignition coil
N
Ground terminal
E
Pickup coil
O
Engine switch
F
Oil level sensor
P
Auto power save switch
G
Main coil
Q
AC receptacle
H
DC coil
R
Generator
J
LED indicator
Wire Colors
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Blk
Black
Brn
Brown
Org
Orange
Blk/W
Black/White
Brn/W
Brown/White
Gry
Gray
Blu
Blue
Grn
Green
R
Red
LBlu
Light Blue
Grn/W
Green/White
W
White
Y
Yellow
W/Blk
White/Black
Grn/Y
Green/Yellow
Pur
Purple
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Basic Troubleshooting
5
GPi 1700
Basic Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Engine is difficult to
start
1. Fuel is contaminated
1. Clean fuel filter and fuel tank.
Remove water, dirt, and other
impurities.
2. Spark plug gap setting is
incorrect
2. Check and adjust spark plug
gap clearance if necessary.
Engine does not start
1. Engine switch in wrong
position
1. Turn engine switch to CHOKE
position.
2. No fuel
2. Refill fuel tank.
3. Equipment is connected
to the generator
3. Switch off equipment and
disconnect from the generator.
4. Loose spark plug cap
4. Push spark plug cap firmly
onto spark plug.
5. Fouled spark plug
6. Low engine oil
5. Remove spark plug and clean
electrode.
6. Add engine oil.
Engine power output
is low
1. Air cleaner is dirty
1. Clean air cleaner.
2. Engine is overheated
2. Consult engine owner’s
manual.
Engine stops
1. Engine malfunction
1. Consult engine owner’s
manual.
2. Fuel tank is empty
2. Refill fuel tank.
No electricity is generated at receptacle
1. Overload fault (red
overload indicator light
illuminates)
1. Stop engine and check
equipment and/or generator for
overloading.
2. DC circuit breaker is
OFF
2. Press the DC circuit breaker to
ON position after checking
equipment for normal
operation.
3. GFI has activated
4. Loose connection at AC
receptacle or DC
terminals
5. Engine was started after
equipment was
connected
3. Press the RESET button on
the AC receptacle after
checking equipment for normal
operation.
4. Tighten connection.
5. Switch off equipment and
disconnect from the generator.
Reconnect after re-starting
engine.
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GPi 1700
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6.1
Technical Data
Technical Data
Engine
Engine Power Rating
Net power rating per SAE J1349. Actual power output may vary due to conditions
of specific use.
Model
GPi 1700
Engine
Engine make
Robin
Engine model
EH09-2
Number of cylinders
1
Displacement
cm³ (in³)
85.8 (5.23)
Engine speed
rpm
3000–4200
Max. rated power @ rated
speed
kW (hp)
2.1 (2.82) @ 4200 rpm
type
NGK BM6A or BMR6A
mm (in.)
0.7–0.8 (0.028–0.031)
Spark plug
Electrode gap
Engine oil type
Engine oil capacity
4-stroke API SE, SG, SH, or SJ
SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40
L (qt.)
Fuel type
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type
0.4 (0.36)
Unleaded gasoline
Fuel tank capacity
L (gal)
4 (1.06)
Fuel consumption
@ continuous load
L (gal)/hr.
1 (0.26)
Running time
@ continuous load
hours
45
4
Technical Data
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GPi 1700
Generator Data
Machine
GPi 1700
Machine
Generator type
Generator speed
Multi-pole revolving field inverter
rpm
3000–4200
Rated AC voltage
V
120
Rated frequency
Hz
60
Rated AC current
A
11.3
KVA
1.35
Rated AC output
Rated power factor
1.0
Rated DC voltage
V
12
Rated DC current
A
8.3
Safety device type
Current breaker
Grounding system
Neutral ground (Neutral bonded to
frame)
AC outlet receptacles
1 NEMA 5 20R
DC connection
Screw-on terminals (+/–)
Length
mm (in.)
490 (19.3)
Width
mm (in.)
295 (11.6)
Height
mm (in.)
445 (17.5)
kg (lb)
20.5 (45.2)
Dry weight
46
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Engine Emission Warranty Information and Statement
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WARNING :
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
NOTICE
NOTICE
To the engines/generators exported to and used in the countries other than the
U.S.A., warranty service shall be performed by the distributor in each country in
accordance with the standard Robin engine/generator warranty policy as applicable.
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FEDERAL EMISSION COMPONENT DEFECT WARRANTY and CALIFORNIA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY are applicable to only those engines/
generators complied with EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB
(California Air Resources Board) emission regulations in the U.S.A.
To show compliance with California emission regulations, a hangtag has been
provided displaying the Air Index level and durability period of this engine.
The Air Index level defines how clean an engine’s exhaust is over a period of
time. A bar graph scaled from “0” (most clean) to “10” (least clean) is used to
show an engine’s Air Index level. A lower Air Index level represents cleaner
exhaust from an engine.
The period of time (in hours) that the Air Index level is measured is known as
the durability period. Depending on the size of the engine, a selection of time
periods can be used to measure the Air Index level (see below).
Descriptive Term
Applicable to Emissions Durability Period
Moderate
-
50 hours (engine from 0 to 80 cc)
125 hours (engine greater than 80 cc)
Intermediate
-
125 hours (engine from 0 to 80 cc)
250 hours (engine greater than 80 cc)
Extended
-
300 hours (engine from 0 to 80 cc)
500 hours (engine greater than 80 cc)
Notice : This hangtag must remain on this engine or piece of equipment, and
only be removed by the ultimate purchaser before operation.
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AIR INDEX
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FEDERAL EMISSIONS COMPONENT DEFECT WARRANTY
EMISSIONS COMPONENT DEFECT WARRANTY COVERAGE – This emission warranty is applicable in all States, except the
state of California.
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Robin America Inc., Wood Dale Illinois, (herein “ROBIN AMERICA”) warrant(s) to the initial retail purchaser and
each subsequent owner, that this Nonroad engine (herein “engine”) has been designed, built, and equipped to conform at the time of initial
sale to all applicable regulations of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and that the engine is free of defects in materials and workmanship which would cause this engine to
fail to conform with EPA regulations during its warranty period.
For the components listed under PARTS COVERED, the service dealer authorized by ROBIN AMERICA will, at no cost to you, make the
necessary diagnosis, repair, or replacement necessary to ensure that the engine complies with applicable U.S. EPA regulations.
EMISSISON COMPONENT DEFECT WARRANTY PERIOD
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
The warranty period for this engine begins on the date of sale to the
initial purchaser and continues for a period of two years.
As the engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. ROBIN
AMERICA recommends that you retain all receipts covering
maintenance on your engine, but ROBIN AMERICA cannot deny
warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure
the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
FRANÇAISE
PARTS COVERED
Listed below are the parts covered by the Emission Components
Defect Warranty. Some of the parts listed below may require
scheduled maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part.
(1) Fuel Metering System
(i) Carburetor and internal parts (and/or pressure regulator or
fuel injection system).
(ii) Air/fuel ratio feedback and control system, if applicable.
(iii) Cold start enrichment system, if applicable.
(iv) Regulator assy (gaseous fuel, if applicable)
(2) Air Induction System
(i) Intake manifold, if applicable
(ii) Air filter.
(3) Ignition System
(i) Spark plugs.
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(ii) Magneto or electronic ignition system.
(iii) Spark advance/retard system, if applicable.
(4) Exhaust manifold, if applicable
(5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
(i) Electronic controls, if applicable
(ii) Hoses, belts, connectors, and assemblies.
As the engine owner, you should however be aware that ROBIN
AMERICA may deny warranty coverage if your engine or a part has
failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved
modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your engine to the nearest service
dealer authorized by ROBIN AMERICA when a problem exists.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and
responsibilities, you should contact the Robin America customer
service department at 1-630-350-8200 for the information.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE EMISSION
CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIRS
You are responsible for the proper maintenance of the engine.
You should keep all receipts and maintenance records covering the
performance of regular maintenance in the event questions arise.
These receipts and maintenance records should be transferred to
each subsequent owner of the engine. ROBIN AMERICA reserves
the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly
maintained. Warranty claims will not be denied, however, solely
because of the lack of required maintenance or failure to keep
maintenance records.
(iii) Filter lock assy (gaseous fuel, if applicable)
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service, take your engine to the nearest authorized
Robin America service dealer . Bring your sales receipts indicating
date of purchase for this engine. The service dealer authorized by
ROBIN AMERICA will perform the necessary repairs or adjustments
within a reasonable amount of time and furnish you with a copy of the
repair order. All parts and accessories replaced under this warranty
become the property of ROBIN AMERICA.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
*Conditions resulting from tampering, misuse, improper adjustment
(unless they were made by the service dealer authorized by
ROBIN AMERICA during a warranty repair), alteration, accident,
failure to use the recommended fuel and oil, or not performing
required maintenance services.
*The replacement parts used for required maintenance services.
*Consequential damages such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss
of use of the engine or equipment, etc.
*Diagnosis and inspection charges that do not result in warrantyeligible service being performed.
*Any non-authorized replacement part, or malfunction of authorized
parts due to use of non-authorized parts.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF EMISSION
CONTROL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS MAY BE PERFORMED BY
ANY REPAIR ESTABLISHMENT OR INDIVIDUAL;
HOWEVER, WARRANTY REPAIRS MUST BE PERFORMED BY A
SERVICE DEALER AUTHORIZED BY ROBIN AMERICA. THE USE
OF PARTS THAT ARE NOT EQUIVALENT IN PERFORMANCE AND
DURABILITY TO AUTHORIZED PARTS MAY IMPAIR THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM AND MAY
HAVE A BEARING ON THE OUTCOME OF A WARRANTY CLAIM.
If other than the parts authorized by ROBIN AMERICA are used for
maintenance replacements or for the repair of components affecting
emission control, you should assure yourself that such parts are
warranted by their manufacturer to be equivalent to the parts
authorized by ROBIN AMERICA in their performance and durability.
HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM
All repair qualifying under this limited warranty must be performed by a
service dealer authorized by ROBIN AMERICA. In the event that any
emission-related part is found to be defective during the warranty period,
you shall notify Robin America customer service department at 1-630350-8200 and you will be advised of the appropriate warranty service
dealer or service providers where the warranty repair can be performed.
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (herein “FUJI”) are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty
on your 2005 and later Small Off-Road engine (herein "engine"). In California, new engine must be designed, built and equipped to meet the
State's stringent anti-smog standards. FUJI must warrant the emission control system on your engine for the periods of time described below,
provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your engine. Your emission control system may include parts such as
the carburetor or fuel-injection system, and the ignition system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related
assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, FUJI will repair your engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
The 2005 and later engines are warranted for two (2) years. If any emission related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired
or replaced by FUJI.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES :
-As the engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your Owner's Manual. FUJI
recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your engine, but FUJI cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
-As the engine owner, you should ,however, be aware that FUJI may deny you warranty coverage if your engine or a part has failed due
to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact the Robin America Inc. Customer Service
Department at 1-630-350-8200
LIMITED WARRANTY
on Emission Control Systems
- California Only -
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-You are responsible for presenting your engine to a service dealer or warranty station authorized by ROBIN AMERICA Inc. 940 Lively
Blvd., Wood Dale, IL 60191 (herein ROBIN AMERICA) as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a
reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
A. COMMENCEMENT DATE
D. WHAT IS NOT COVERED
The warranty period begins on the date the engine is delivered to a
first retail purchaser.
1. This limited warranty does not cover any part which malfunctions,
fails or is damaged due to failure to follow the maintenance and
operating instructions set forth in the 2005 and later Owner's
Manual including:
B. LENGTH OF COVERAGE
FUJI warrants to a first retail purchaser and each subsequent purchaser
that the engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship that
cause the failure of a warranted emission-related part for a period of
two (2) years after the date of delivery to the first retail purchaser.
C. WHAT IS COVERED:
1. REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
Repairs and replacement of any warranted part will be performed
at no charge to you by an authorized service dealer or a warranty
station. You may contact the Robin America Inc. Customer Service
Department at 1-630-350-8200 to obtain the name of the nearest
appropriate location where your warranty repairs are performed.
2. WARRANTY PERIOD
This warranty continues for a period of two (2) years and applies
only to the repair, replacement or adjustment of the component
parts that are not scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance. Further, component parts which are scheduled only
for regular inspection to the effect of "repair or replace as
necessary" are warranted for the warranty period. Any warranted
part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance
is warranted for the period of time up to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part.
3. DIAGNOSIS
You will not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the
determination that a warranted part is defective, if the diagnostic
work is performed at an authorized service dealer or warranty station.
4. DAMAGES
If a warranted part failed causing damage to other engine
components, consult an warranty station.
(1) improper maintenance of any warranted parts
(2) improper installation, adjustment or repair of the engine or of
any warranted part unless performed by an authorized service
dealer
(3) failure to follow recommendations on fuel use contained in the
2005 and later Owner's Manual
(4) repairs performed outside of the authorized warranty service
dealers
(5) use of parts which are not authorized by FUJI.
2. Add-on or modified parts
This warranty does not cover any part that malfunctions, fails or is
damaged due to alterations by changing, adding to or removing
parts from the engine.
3. Expenses incurred by processing warranty claims
FUJI, any authorized service dealer and warranty station shall not
be liable for any loss of use of the engine, for any alternative usage,
for any damage to goods, loss of time or inconvenience.
E. HOW TO FILE A CLAIM
All repairs qualifying under this Limited Warranty must be performed
by a dealer who sold you the engine or warranty station authorized
by ROBIN AMERICA. In the event that any emission-related part is
found to be defective during the warranty period, you must notify the
Robin America Inc. Customer Service Department at 1-630-350-8200
and you will be advised of the appropriate warranty service facilities
where the warranty repair is to be performed.
F. WHERE TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
It is recommended that warranty service be performed by the
authorized dealer who sold you the engine, although warranty
service will be performed by any authorized service dealers or
warranty stations anywhere in the United States.
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FUJI warrants to the owner of the 2005 and later engine that the engine 1)has been designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time
of manufacture with the applicable regulations of the California Air Resources Board, and (2) is free from defects in materials and workmanship
that could cause it to fail to conform with those regulations as may be applicablein the terms and conditions stated below.
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When warranty repair is needed, the engine must be brought to an
authorized service dealer or warranty station’s place of business during
normal business hours. In all cases, a reasonable time, not to exceed
30 days, must be allowed for the warranty repair to be completed after
the engine is received by the authorized service dealer or warranty station.
G. MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND
REPAIR OF EMISSION-RELATED PARTS
Only warranted engine replacement parts approved by FUJI should
be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs
on emission-related parts. If other than authorized parts are used for
maintenance, replacement or repair of components affecting emission
control, you should assure yourself that such parts are warranted by
their manufacturer to be equivalent to authorized parts in performance
and durability. FUJI ,however, assumes no liability under this warranty
with respect to parts other than authorized parts. The use of nonauthorized replacement parts does not invalidate the warranty on
other components unless the non-authorized parts cause damage to
warranted parts.
H. PARTS COVERED UNDER THE CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
WARRANTY
(1) Fuel Metering System
(i) Carburetor and internal parts (and/or pressure regulator or
fuel injection system).
(ii) Air/fuel ratio feedback and control system, if applicable.
(iii) Cold start enrichment system, if applicable.
(iv) Regulator assy (gaseous fuel, if applicable)
(2) Air Induction System
(i) Intake manifold, if applicable
(ii) Air filter.
(3) Ignition System
(i) Spark plugs.
(ii) Magneto or electronic ignition system.
(iii) Spark advance/retard system, if applicable.
(4) Exhaust manifold, if applicable
(5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
(i) Electronic controls, if applicable
(ii) Hoses, belts, connectors, and assemblies.
(iii) Filter lock assy (gaseous fuel, if applicable)
FRANÇAISE
I. MAINTENANCE STATEMENTS
It is your responsibility to have all scheduled inspection and maintenance services performed at the times recommended in the 2005 and later
Owner's Manual and to retain proof that inspection and maintenance services are performed at the times when recommended. FUJI will not
deny a warranty claim solely because you have no record of maintenance; however, FUJI may deny a warranty claim if your failure to perform
required maintenance resulted in the failure of warranted part. The proof which you maintain should be given to each subsequent owner of the
engine. You are responsible for performing the scheduled maintenance described below based on the procedures specified in the 2005 and
later Owner's Manual. The scheduled maintenance below is based on a normal engine operating schedule.
PROCEDURE
INTERVAL
1)
2)
3)
4)
: Initial 20 hours and every 100 hours afterward
: Every 50 hours
: Every 200 hours
: Every 200 hours
Change engine oil
Clean air cleaner (element)
Replace air cleaner element
Clean and adjust spark plug and electrodes
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Note: More frequent maintenance may be necessary under dusty, dirty or severe conditions.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF THE EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES
AND SYSTEMS MAY BE PERFORMED BY ANY NONROAD ENGINE REPAIR
ESTABLISHMENT OR INDIVIDUAL.
DAILY INSPECTION
Before running the generator, check the following service items:
Safe surroundings
Leakage of gasoline and engine oil
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Enough clean engine oil
AC and DC terminals for damage
Enough gasoline
Excessive vibration,noise
Loose or broken bolts and nuts
Clean air cleaner element
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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic maintenance is vital to safe and efficient operation of your generator.
Check the table below for periodic maintenance intervals.
IT IS ALSO NECESSARY FOR THE USER OF THIS GENERATOR TO
CONDUCT THE MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENTS ON THE EMISSIONRELATED PARTS LISTED BELOW TO KEEP THE EMISSION CONTROL
SYSTEM EFFECTIVE.
The emission control system consists of the following parts :
(1) Carburetor and internal parts
(5) Spark plug
(2) Cold start enrichment system,
if applicable
(6) Magneto or electronic ignition
system
(3) Intake manifold, if applicable
(7) Spark advance/retard
system, if applicable
(4) Air cleaner elements
(8) Exhaust manifold, if
applicable
(9) Hoses, belts, connectors, and
assemblies
The maintenance schedule indicated in the table is based on the normal generator operation. Should the
generator be operated in extremely dusty condition or in heavier loading condition, the maintenance intervals
must be shortened depending on the contamination of oil, clogging of filter elements, wear of parts, and so on.
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