Yamaha MZ360 Operator`s manual

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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Manuel de l’opérateur
Manual del operador
PORTABLE GENERATOR
Générateur portable
Generador portàtil
RD906812A/RD906812B
NOTICE
AVIS
AVISO
Do not use E15 or E85 fuel (or
fuel containing greater than 10%
ethanol) in this product. It is a
violation of federal law and will damage the unit and
void your warranty.
Ne pas utiliser d’essence E15 ou E85 (ou un carburant
contenant plus de 10 % d’éthanol) dans ce produit. Une
telle utilisation représente une violation de la loi fédérale
et endommagera l’appareil et annulera la garantie.
No utilice combustibles E15 o E85 (ni combustibles que
contengan más de 10 % de etanol) con este producto.
Esto constituye una violación a la ley federal, dañará la
unidad y anulará la garantía.
NEUTRAL BONDED TO FRAME
(CONNECTEUR NEUTRE RELIÉ AU CADRE, PUNTO
NEUTRO CONECTADO AL MARCO)
Your generator has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator
safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this
product. If you do not understand the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use this product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Ce générateur a été conçu et fabriqué conformément à nos strictes
normes de fiabilité, simplicité d’emploi et sécurité d’utilisation.
Correctement entretenu, cet outil vous donnera des années de
fonctionnement robuste et sans problème.
Su generador diseñado y fabricado de conformidad con nuestras
estrictas normas para brindar fiabilidad, facilidad de uso y seguridad para el operador. Con el debido cuidado, le brindará muchos
años de sólido funcionamiento y sin problemas.
AVERTISSEMENT :
ADVERTENCIA:
Pour réduire les risques de blessures, l’utilisateur doit
lire et veiller à bien comprendre le manuel d’utilisation
avant d’employer ce produit. Si tous les avertissements
et toutes les consignes de sécurités et instructions du
manuel d’utilisation ne sont pas bien compris, ne pas
utiliser ce produit.
Para reducir el riesgo de lesiones, el usuario debe leer y
comprender el manual del operador antes de usar este
producto. Guarde este manual del operador y estúdielo
frecuentemente para lograr un funcionamiento seguro y
continuo de este producto.
CONSERVER CE MANUEL POUR
FUTURE RÉFÉRENCE
GUARDE ESTE MANUAL PARA
­FUTURAS CONSULTAS
See this fold-out section for all of the figures ­
referenced in the operator’s manual.
Consulter l’encart à volets afin d’examiner toutes les
figures mentionnées dans le manuel d’utilisation.
Consulte esta sección desplegable
para ver todas las figuras a las que se
hace referencia en el manual del operador.
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Fig. 1
Fig. 2
A
A
-
Reset button (bouton de réinitialisation,
botón de reajuste)
B
-
Test button (bouton de test, botón de
prueba)
B
A
A-Control panel cord (not provided) [cordon
de panneau de commande (non fourni),
cordón de panel de control (no incluido)]
Fig. 3
I -240 V AC 30 amp receptacle (prise 240 V C.A.
30 A, 240 V de CA 30 A receptáculo)
J-
AC circuit breaker (disjoncteur de C.A.,
disyuntor de circuito de CA)
K-Handle (poignée, mango)
L- Fuel tank (réservoir de carburant, tanque de
combustible)
M-Fuel tank vapor vent (évent de vapeur du
réservoir de carburant, respirador del vapor
del tanque de combustible)
N-Ground terminal (borne de terre, terminal de
conexión a tierra)
O
-
Oil cap/dipstick (bouchon/jauge d’huile,
tapa de ­relleno de aceite/varilla medidora de
aceite)
A-Recoil starter grip (poignée du démarreur à
rappel, mango del arrancador retráctil)
B-Air filter (filtre à air, filtro de aire)
C-Choke lever (levier d’étrangleur, palanca del
anegador)
D
-
Removable control panel (panneau de
commande amovible, panel de control en
distintas)
E-Fuel cap (bouchon de carburant, tapa del
tanque)
F-Engine switch (commutateur du moteur,
interruptor del motor)
G
-
GenSmart™ monitoring system (système
de surveillance GenSmart™, sistema de
monitoreo GenSmart™)
H-120 volt AC GFCI 20 amp receptacles (prises
120 V C.A. GFCI 20 A, 120 V de CA GFCI 20
A receptáculos)
T
G
H
P-Oil drain plug (huiler le bouchon d’égout,
tapón de drenaje del aceite)
Q-Handle lock pin (goupille de blocage de la
poignée, pasador de seguro del mango)
R-Fuel valve (robinet de carburant, válvula de
combustible)
S-Muffler (silencieux, silenciador)
T-Lock button (bouton de verrouillage, botón
del seguro)
U-Idle control switch (commande du ralenti,
interruptor de control de ralentí)
V-Low oil shut-off indicator (indicateur de bas
niveau d’huile, indicador de apagado por
poco aceite)
F
I
K
J
F
N
OFF
ENGINE SWITCH
ENGINE SWITCH
OFF
PRESS AND
HOLD
MAINTENANCE
Hz
CIRCUIT BREAKER
HRS
NEUTRAL BONDED
TO FRAME
L
M
E
D
F
S
C
Q
B
R
V
A
P
iii
O
U
Fig. 4
9
7
8
6
5
2
10
1-Axle (essieu, eje)
2-Wheel (roue, rueda)
3-Washer (rondelle, arandela)
4-Hitch pin (axe de blocage, pasador del
enganche)
5- Screw, 2 in. (vis, 2 po; tornillo, 2 pulg.)
6-Washer (rondelle, arandela)
7-Leg with rubber foot (pied avec patin en
caoutchouc, pata con pie de goma)
8-Nut (écrou, tuerca)
9- Screw, 1 in. (vis, 1 po; tornillo, 1 pulg.)
10-Engine lubricant (lubrifiant de moteur,
lubricante para motor)
Fig. 5
6
4
3
1
A
-
Socket wrench (clé à douille, llave de
casquillo)
B-Combination wrench (clé mixte, llave de
combinación)
C
-
Phillips screwdriver (tournevis phillips,
destornillador phillips)
B
A
C
Fig. 9
Fig. 7
Fig. 6
B
F
8
A
E
B
C
A
E
A
D
G
B
B
C
D
C
A-Screw, 2 in. (vis, 2 po; tornillo, 2 pulg.)
B-Washer (rondelle, arandela)
C-Lock nut (écrou de blocage, tuerca de
seguridad)
D-Leg with rubber foot (pied avec patin en
caoutchouc, pata con pie de goma)
E-Frame (cadre, armazón)
F -Screw, 1 in. (vis, 1 po; tornillo, 1 pulg.)
G-Frame crossbar (barre stabilisatrice du cadre
travesaño del bastidor)
A-Axle (essieu, eje)
B-Wheel (roue, rueda)
C-Washer (rondelle, arandela)
D-Mount bracket (support de montage, soporte
de montaje)
E-Hitch pin (goupille de sûreté, pasador de
enganche)
Fig. 8
A-Latch (loquet, pestillo)
B
-
Removable control panel (panneau de
commande amovible, panel de control en
distintas)
D
A
H
E
B
C
F
C
A-Battery bracket (support de pile, soporte de la
batería)
B-Positive (+) terminal [borne positive (+), tapa
del terminal positiva (+)]
C-Negative (–) terminal [borne négative (–),
terminal negativa (–)]
iv
G
D-Black wire (–) [fil noir (–), cable negro (–)]
E-Screw (vis, tornillo)
F-Washer (rondelle, arandela)
G- Nut (écrou tuerca)
H-Red wire (+) [fil rouge (+), cable rojo (+)]
Fig. 10
5/8 in. (po, pulg.)
Fig. 13
Fig. 14
A
B
A
4-1/4 in.
B
(po, pulg.)
A
-Oil cap/dipstick (bouchon/ jauge d’huile,
tapa de relleno de aceite/varilla medidora de
aceite)
B-Oil fill hole (orifice de remplissage d’huile,
agujero de llenado de aceite)
1/4 in.
(po, pulg.)
Fig. 15
A
A-Fuel cap (bouchon de carburant, tapa del
tanque de combustible)
B-Fuel tank (réservoir de carburant, tanque de
combustible)
C
B
A
D
Fig. 11
OFF
ENGINE SWITCH
ENGINE SWITCH
MAINTENANCE
OFF
PRESS AND
HOLD
Hz
CIRCUIT BREAKER
HRS
MAINTENANCE
NEUTRAL BONDED
TO FRAME
HRS
Hz
E
A-Engine switch (commutateur du moteur,
interruptor del motor)
B-GenSmart™ monitoring system (système
de surveillance GenSmart™, sistema de
monitoreo GenSmart™)
C-120 volt AC 20 amp receptacles (prises 120 V
C.A. 20 A, 120 V de CA 20 A receptáculos)
D-240 volt AC 30 amp receptacle (prise 240 V
C.A. 30 A, 240 V de CA 30 A receptáculo)
E-
AC circuit breaker (disjoncteur de C.A.,
disyuntor de circuito de CA)
Fig. 16
Fig. 12
C
MAINTENANCE
Hz
MAINTENANCE
Hz
MAINTENANCE
W
W
HRS
HRS
HRS
A
MAINTENANCE
Hz
W
HRS
B
A-Handle (poignée, mango)
B-Handle release knob (relâchez le bouton de
poignée, perilla de afloje del mango)
C-Handle lock pin (goupille de blocage de la
poignée, pasador de seguro del mango)
v
MAINTENANCE
Hz
W
Hz
W
HRS
Fig. 19
Fig. 17
A
-
Handle lock pin
(goupille de blocage
de
la
poignée,
pasador de seguro
del mango)
B
-
Joined area (partie
jointe, área acoplada)
A
B
B
C
E
A
B
A
Fig. 20
D
A-Control panel cord (not provided) [cordon
de panneau de commande (non fourni),
cordón de panel de control (no incluido)]
B-Twist-lock plug (prise à v­ errouillage, enchufe
de bloqueo de giro)
C-Twist-lock receptacle (prise à verrouillage par
rotation, receptáculo de fijación)
D-12 Volt DC connector (connecteur de 12 V
c.c., conector de corr. cont. de 12 V)
E-12 Volt DC receptacle (prise de 12 V c.c.,
receptáculo de corr. cont. de 12 V)
Fig. 21
Fig. 18
TECHNOLOGY
I
J
A
B
C
H
D
F
E
A-Fuel valve (robinet de carburant, válvula de combustible)
B-Off (arret, apagado)
C-On (marche, encendido)
D-Choke lever (levier de volet de départ, palanca del anegador)
E-Start position (position de démarrage, posición de arranque)
F-Run position (position de marche, posición de functionamiento)
G-Recoil starter grip (manchon en lanceur à rappel, agarradera del arranque retráctil)
H-Idle control switch (commande du ralenti, interruptor de control de ralentí)
I -(I) On (marche, encendido)
J-(O) Off (arret, apagado)
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G
Fig. 22
Fig. 28
Fig. 25
A
B
OFF
ENGINE SWITCH
ENGINE SWITCH
OFF
PRESS AND
HOLD
MAINTENANCE
Hz
CIRCUIT BREAKER
HRS
A
NEUTRAL BONDED
TO FRAME
A-Engine switch (commutateur du moteur,
interruptor encendido/apagado del motor)
Fig. 23
C
A-Spark plug (bougie, bujía)
B-Spark plug cap (capuchon de bougie, tapa de
la bujía)
Fig. 26
A
A
-
Carburetor drain screw (vis de vidange
du carburateur, tornillo de drenaje del
carburador)
Fig. 29
B
A
A
D
B
Fig. 27
OFF
A-Screws (vis, tornillos)
B-Air filter cover (couvercle du filtre à air, tapa del
filtro de aire)
C-Filter element (élément du filtre, elemento
de filtro)
D-Air filter unit (unité de filtre à air, unidad del
filtro de aire)
A-Fuel line (conduites de carburant ,conducto
de combustible)
B-Fuel filter (filtre à carburant, filtro de
combustible)
Fig. 24
Fig. 30
A
A
C
B
A
B
A
-Oil cap/dipstick (bouchon/ jauge d’huile,
tapa de ­relleno de aceite/varilla m
­ edidora de
aceite)
B-Oil fill hole (orifice de remplissage d’huile,
agujero de llenado de aceite)
C-Oil drain plug (huiler le bouchon d’égout,
tapón de drenaje del aceite)
B
C
A-Fuel line (conduite de carburant, conducto de
combustible)
B
-
Petcock (robinet de carburant, llave de
purga)
C-Fuel valve (robinet de carburant, válvula de
combustible)
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A-Cover (couvercle, cubierta)
B-Fuse (fusible, fusible)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction...................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Important Safety Instructions........................................................................................................................................3-4
Specific Safety Rules....................................................................................................................................................... 4
Symbols........................................................................................................................................................................5-7
Electrical........................................................................................................................................................................7-9
Features ....................................................................................................................................................................10-11
Assembly...................................................................................................................................................................11-12
Operation...................................................................................................................................................................13-16
Maintenance..............................................................................................................................................................17-20
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................................. 21
Warranty....................................................................................................................................................................22-25
Parts Ordering / Service....................................................................................................................................Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this product, making it easy to maintain and operate.
DANGER:
GROUNDING THE GENERATOR
To reduce the risk of shock or electrocution, generator must be
properly grounded. The nut and ground terminal on the frame
must always be used to connect the generator to a suitable
ground source. The ground path should be made with #8 size
wire. Connect the terminal of the ground wire between the lock
washer and the nut, and tighten the nut fully. Connect the other
end of the wire securely to a suitable ground source.
The National Electric Code contains several practical ways in
which to establish a good ground source. If a steel or iron rod is
used, it should be at least 5/8 in. diameter, and if a nonferrous
rod is used, it should be at least 1/2 in. diameter and be listed as
material for grounding. Drive the rod or pipe to a depth of 8 ft. If
a rock bottom is encountered less than 4 ft. down, bury the rod
or pipe in a trench.
All electrical tools and appliances operated from this generator
must be properly grounded by use of a third wire or be “Double
Insulated.”
It is recommended to:
1. Use electrical devices with 3-prong grounded plugs.
2. Use an extension cord intended for outdoor use with a 3-pole receptacle and a 3-prong plug at opposite ends to
ensure continuity of the ground protection from the generator to the appliance.
Check and adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations relating to grounding specifications. Consult a
qualified electrician or service personnel if the grounding instructions are not completely understood or if in doubt as
to whether the generator is properly grounded.
2 — English
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER:
Carbon Monoxide. Using a generator indoors CAN
KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains high levels of carbon
monoxide (CO), a poisonous gas 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.
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.
ONLY use a generator outdoors and far away
from open windows, doors, and vents. These
openings can pull in generator exhaust.
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.
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 poisoning.
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to
follow all instructions listed below could result
in electrocution, fire, and/or carbon monoxide
poisoning, which can cause death or serious injury.
DANGER:
National Electric Code requires generator to be
grounded to an approved earth ground. Before
using the ground terminal, consult a qualified
electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency
having jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances
that apply to the intended use of the g
­ enerator.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This manual contains important instructions for this product
that should be followed during installation and maintenance
of the generator.
Do not connect to a building’s electrical system unless
the generator and transfer switch have been properly
installed and the electrical output has been verified by
a qualified electrician. The connection must isolate the
generator power from utility power and must comply with
all applicable laws and electrical codes.
Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this
unit.
Do not start or operate the engine in a confined space,
building, near open windows, or in other unventilated
space where dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can
collect. Carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and
extremely dangerous gas, can cause unconsciousness
or death.
Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 10 feet
away.
Wear sturdy and dry shoes or boots. Do not operate while
barefoot.
Do not operate generator when you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
Keep all parts of your body away from any moving parts
and all hot surfaces of the unit.
Do not touch bare wire or receptacles.
Do not use generator with electrical cords which are worn,
frayed, bare, or otherwise damaged.
Before storing, allow the engine to cool and drain fuel
from the unit.
Do not operate or store the generator in rain, snow, or
wet weather.
Store the generator in a well-ventilated area with the fuel
tank empty. Fuel should not be stored near the ­generator.
Empty fuel tank, close fuel valve, and restrain the unit
from moving before transporting in a vehicle.
Allow engine to cool for five minutes before refueling.
To reduce the risk of fire and burn injury, handle fuel with
care. It is highly flammable.
Do not smoke while handling fuel.
Store fuel in a container approved for gasoline.
Position the unit on level ground, stop engine, and allow
to cool before refueling.
Loosen fuel cap slowly to release pressure and to keep
fuel from escaping around the cap.
Tighten the fuel cap securely after refueling.
Wipe spilled fuel from the unit.
Never attempt to burn off spilled fuel under any circumstances.
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 resulting from vibration. Have damaged
items repaired or replaced as necessary. Do not use plugs
or cords that show signs of damage such as broken or
cracked insulation or damaged blades.
For power outages, permanently installed stationary generators are better suited for providing back-up power to
the home. Even a properly connected portable generator
can become overloaded. This may result in overheating
or stressing the generator components, possibly leading
to generator failure.
3 — English
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Use only authorized replacement parts and accessories
and follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this
manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
maintenance instructions may create a risk of shock or
injury.
Maintain the unit per maintenance instructions in this
Operator’s Manual.
Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, fuel
leaks, etc. Replace damaged parts.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
Do not touch the muffler or cylinder during or immediately
after use; they are HOT and will cause burn injury.
 This generator has a neutral bonded condition. This
means the system ground is connected electrically to
the AC neutral wire.
Do not allow the generator’s gas tank to overflow when
filling. Fill to 1 in. below the top neck of the gasoline tank
to allow for fuel expansion. Do not cover the fuel tank cap
when the engine is running. Covering the fuel tank cap
during use may cause engine failure and/or damage to
the tool.
Do not smoke when filling the generator with gasoline.
WARNING:
When this generator is used to supply a building
wiring system: generator must be installed
by a qualified electrician and connected to a
transfer switch as a separately derived system
in accordance with NFPA 70, National Electrical
Code. The generator shall be connected through a
transfer switch that switches all conductors other
than the equipment grounding conductor. The
frame of the generator shall be connected to an
approved grounding electrode. Failure to isolate
the generator from power utility can result in death
or injury to electric utility workers.
Do not use this generator to provide power for emergency
medical equipment or life support devices.
This generator has a neutral bonded condition. This
means the neutral conductor is electrically connected to
the frame of the machine.
 Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas. Breathing exhaust can cause loss
of consciousness and can lead to death. If running in a
confined or partially-enclosed area, the air may contain a
dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. To keep exhaust
fumes from building up, always provide adequate ventilation.
Always use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector when running the generator. If you begin to feel sick,
dizzy, or weak while using the generator, shut it off and
get to fresh air immediately. See a doctor. You may have
carbon monoxide poisoning.
Place the generator on a flat, stable surface with a slope
of no more than 4°.
Operate outdoors in a well-ventilated, well-lit area isolated
from working areas to avoid noise interference.
 Operating the generator in wet conditions could result in
electrocution. Keep the unit dry.
Keep the generator a minimum of 3 feet away from all
types of combustible material.
Do not operate generator near hazardous material.
Do not operate generator at a gas or natural gas filling
station.
Shut down the engine and allow to cool completely before
adding gasoline or lubricant to the generator.
 Do not remove the oil dipstick or the fuel tank cap when
the engine is running.
Pay close attention to all safety labels located on the
generator.
Keep children a minimum of 10 feet away from the generator at all times.
The unit operates best in temperatures between 23°F and
104°F with a relative humidity of 90% or less.
 Operating voltage and frequency requirement of all
electronic equipment should be checked prior to plugging them into this generator. Damage may result if the
equipment is not designed to operate within a +/- 10%
voltage variation, and +/- 3 hz frequency variation from
the generator name plate ratings. To reduce the risk of
damage, always have an additional load plugged into the
generator if solid state equipment (such as a television
set) is used. A power line conditioner is recommended
for some solid state applications.
 When battery is not in use, keep it away from other metal
objects like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other
small metal objects that can make a connection from
one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals
together may cause burns or a fire.
 For outdoor use only.
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use
them to instruct others who may use this product. If you
loan someone this product, loan them these instructions
also.
4 — English
SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates important information not related to an
injury hazard, such as a situation that may result in property damage.
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
Safety Alert
Indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
Read Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Electric Shock
Failure to use in dry conditions and to observe safe practices can
result in electric shock.
Toxic Fumes
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poison gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause nausea,
fainting, or death.
Fire/Explosion
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive. Fire
or explosion can cause severe burns or death.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot
surface.
Lifting Hazard
To reduce the risk of serious injury, avoid attempting to lift the
generator alone.
Ground
Consult with local electrician to determine grounding r­ equirements
before operation.
Electrocution
Failure to properly ground generator can result in electrocution,
especially if the generator is equipped with a wheel kit.
Recycle Symbol
This product uses lead acid (Pb) batteries. Local, state or federal
laws may prohibit disposal of batteries in ordinary trash. Consult
your local waste authority for information regarding available recycling and/or disposal options.
5 — English
SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
hrs
Hours
Time
gal
Gallon
Volume
qt
Quart
Volume
SAFETY LABELS
DANGER
The information below can be found on the generator. For your
safety, please study and understand all of the labels before starting the generator.
Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a
poison you cannot see or smell.
If any of the labels come off the unit or become hard to read, contact
an authorized service center for replacement.
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow
the Operator’s Manual instructions.
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.
Risk of Fire. Do not add fuel while the product is operating.
Generator is a potential source of electric shock. Do not expose
to moisture, rain, or snow. Do not operate with wet hands or
feet.
DANGER
L’utilisation d’une génératrice à l’intérieur PEUT VOUS
TUER ENQUELQUES MINUTES.
Les génératrices produisent du monoxyde de carbone,
un gaz mortel incolore et inodore.
NE JAMAIS utiliser à l’intérieur d’une maison ou d’un
garage,MÊME SI les portes et les fenêtres sont ouvertes.
Utiliser uniquement À L’EXTÉRIEUR et loin des fenêtres,
des portes et des évents.
Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can
cause unconsciousness or DEATH. Operate in well-ventilated,
outdoor areas away from open windows or doors.
Failure to properly ground generator can result in electrocution,
especially if the generator is equipped with a wheel kit.
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES. Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you
cannot see or smell.
PELIGRO
Usar un generador en el interior PUEDE MATARLO EN
POCOS MINUTOS.
Los gases de escape del generador contienen monóxido
de carbono. Es un veneno que no puede verse ni olerse.
NUNCA lo use dentro de su hogar o del garaje, INCLUSO
con las puertas y las ventanas abiertas.
Sólo utilícelo AL AIRE LIBRE y lejos de ventanas, puertas
y respiraderos.
DANGER
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY
HURT if you do not follow the
Operator’s Manual instructions.
Ne pas procéder de la manière
décrite dans ce Manuel d’utilisation
entraînera des BLESSURES GRAVES
voire la MORT.
SE MATARÁ o LESIONARÁ
GRAVEMENTE si no sigue las
instrucciones del Manual del
operador.
Risk of fire. Do not add fuel while
the product is operating.
Risque d’incendie. Ne pas ajouter
de carburant pendant l’utilisation
de l’appareil.
Riesgo del incendio. No agregue
combustible cuando el producto
esté functionando.
DANGER
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.
PELIGRO
Generator is a potential source of electric shock.
Do not expose to moisture, rain, or snow. Do not
operate with wet hands or feet.
Le générateur est une source potentielle de chocs
électriques. Ne pas exposer à l’humidité, la pluie ou la
neige. Ne pas utiliser avec les mains ou les pieds mouillés.
El generador es una fuente de descarga eléctrica.
No lo exponga a humedad, la lluvia, nin a la
nieve. No opere con manos o pies húmedos.
Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that
can cause unconsciousness or DEATH. Operate in well
ventilated, outdoor areas away from open windows or doors.
L’échappement contient le gaz monoxyde de carbone
toxique qui peut causer l’inconscience ou la MORT.
Fonctionner dans les secteurs bien ventilés et
extérieurs loin d’ouvre des fenêtres ou des portes.
El escape contiene gas venenoso de monóxido
de carbono que puede causar pérdida del
conocimiento o MUERTE. Opere en áreas exteriores
bien ventiladaslejos de puertas o ventanas abiertas.
Failure to properly ground generator can
result in electrocution, especially if the
generator is equipped with a wheel kit.
Une mauvaise mise à la terre du générateur
peut causer une électrocution, surtout si le
générateur est équipé d’un kit de roue.
La omisión de conectar a tierra
adecuadamente el generador puede resultar
en electrocución, especialmente si el
generador está equipado con un kit de ruedas.
Do not expose to rain or use in damp
locations.
Ne pas exposer à la pluie ou l’humidité.
No exponga a la lluvia ni use en lugares
húmedos.
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SYMBOLS
FUEL WARNING
DANGER
No smoking when filling with gasoline. Do not overfill. Full
level is 1 in. below the top of the fuel neck. Stop the engine
for five minutes before refueling to avoid the heat from the
muffler igniting fuel vapors.
DANGER
PELIGRO
Risk of Fire. Check for any fuel overflow or leaking. Stop the engine before refueling.
Risque d’incendie. Vérifier l'absence de débordement ou de fuite de carburant.
Arrêter le moteur avant de fair le plein.
Riesgo de incendio. Revise si hay algún derrame o fuga de combustible. Apague el
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motor antes de poner combustible.
ENGINE LUBRICANT WARNING
You must add lubricant before first operating the generator.
Always check the lubricant level before each operation. The
lubricant level should always register between the hatched
areas on the dipstick.
GROUNDING ­WARNING
National Electric Code requires generator to be grounded to
an approved earth ground.
WARNING
ADVERTENCIA
AVERTISSEMENT
Product does not include ground rod or copper wire. National Electric Code requires generator to be properly grounded to an approved earth ground.
Call an electrician for local grounding requirements.
Le produit ne comprend pas de piquet de terre ou de fil en cuivre. Le code electrique americain (National Electric Code) requiert un générateur pour
une bonne mise à la terre approuvée. Appeler un électricien pour connaître les exigences locales de mise à la terre.
El producto no incluye el alambre de cobre ni la barra de conexión a tierra. Los Reglamentos Nacionales de Electricidad exigen que el generador
esté debidamente conectado a una tierra aprobada. Comuniquese con un electrista para todo lo relacionado con los requistos de conexión a tierra.
WARNING Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires
around dry vegetation. A spark arrestor may be required. The operator should contact
local fire agencies for laws or regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
CLEARANCE WARNING
While operating and storing, keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of this
product, including overhead. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes of “cool down”
time before storage. Heat created by muffler and exhaust gases could be hot
enough to cause serious burns and/or ignite combustible objects.
AVERTISSEMENT L’utilisation de cet équipement peut créer des étincelles
susceptibles d’enflammer la végétation sèche. Il peut être nécessaire d’utiliser un
pare-étincelles. L’utilisateur doit communiquer avec le service local d’incendie pour
connaître toutes les lois et tous les règlements portant sur les exigences en matière
de prévention des incendies.
ADVERTENCIA El uso de este equipo puede producir chispas propensas a
iniciar incendios cerca de vegetación seca. Es posible que se necesite un parachispas. El operador debe ponerse en contacto con las agencias contra incendios locales
para conocer las leyes y regulaciones relacionadas con los requisitos de prevención
de incendios.
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SPARK ARRESTOR
DANGER
DANGER
PELIGRO
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Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry
vegetation. A spark arrestor may be required. The operator should contact local
fire agencies for laws or regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
HOT SURFACE WARNING
WARNING
HOT SURFACE
Do not touch the muffler or aluminum cylinder of the engine. They are very HOT
and will cause severe burns. Don’t put any flammable or combustible materials
in the direct path of the exhaust.
AVERTISSEMENT
SURFACES TRÉS CHAUDE
ADVERTENCIA
SUPERFICIES CALIENTE
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ELECTRICAL
EXTENSION CORD CABLE SIZE
Refer to the table below to ensure the cable size of the extension cords you use are capable of carrying the required load.
Inadequate size cables can cause a voltage drop, which can damage the appliance and overheat the cord.
Load in Watts
Current in
Amperes
At 120V
At 240V
2.5
300
5
Maximum Allowable Cord Length
#8 Wire
#10 Wire
#12 Wire
#14 Wire
#16 Wire
600
1000 ft.
600 ft.
375 ft.
250 ft.
600
1200
500 ft.
300 ft.
200 ft.
125 ft.
7.5
900
1800
350 ft.
200 ft.
125 ft.
100 ft.
10
1200
2400
250 ft.
150 ft.
100 ft.
50 ft.
15
1800
3600
150 ft.
100 ft.
65 ft.
20
2400
4800
175 ft.
125 ft.
75 ft.
25
3000
6000
150 ft.
100 ft.
30
3600
7200
125 ft.
65 ft.
40
4800
9600
90 ft.
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ELECTRICAL
ELECTRIC MOTOR LOADS
It is characteristic of common electric motors in normal operation to draw up to six times their running current while starting.
This table may be used to estimate the watts required to start electric motors; however, if an electric motor fails to start or
reach running speed, turn off the appliance or tool immediately to avoid equipment damage. Always check the requirements
of the tool or appliance being used compared to the rated output of the generator.
Motor Size (H.P.)
Running Watts
1/8
Watts Required to Start Motor
Universal
Capacitor
Split Phase
275
N/A
850
1200
1/6
275
600
850
2050
1/4
400
800
1050
2400
1/3
450
950
1350
2700
1/2
600
1000
1800
3600
3/4
850
1200
2600
—
1
1100
N/A
3300
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CONTROL PANEL CORD (NOT PROVIDED)
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER
See Figure 1.
The 25-ft. control panel cord (Model RDEC25) has a 240 Volt,
20 Amp twist lock plug on one end and a 240 Volt, 20 Amp
twist lock receptacle on the other end. It also has a 12 Volt
DC engine control connector on each end. When using this
cord, the removable control panel can provide power through
the 2 x 120 Volt duplex GFCI outlets on the control box.
See Figure 2.
The 20 amp, 120 volt receptacles on the generator are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which
guards against the hazards of ground fault currents. An
example of ground fault current is the current that would
flow through a person who is using an appliance with faulty
insulation and, at the same time, is in contact with an electrical ground such as a plumbing fixture, wet floor, or earth.
NOTICE:
Use removable control panel only with RDEC25
control panel cord (not provided). Do not exceed
separation length of 75 ft. or a combination of three
RDEC25 control panel cords.
GFCI receptacles do not protect against short circuits,
overloads, or shocks.
The GFCI receptacles can be tested with the TEST and
RESET buttons.
To test:
Depress the TEST button. This should cause the Reset
button to pop out.
NOTICE:
Operating voltage and frequency requirement of
all electronic equipment should be checked prior
to plugging them into this generator. Damage may
result if the equipment is not designed to operate
within a +/- 10% voltage variation, and +/- 3 hz
frequency variation from the generator name
plate ratings. To avoid damage, always have an
additional load plugged into the generator if solid
state equipment (such as a television set) is used.
A power line conditioner is recommended for some
solid state applications.
 To restore power, depress the RESET button.
Perform this test monthly to ensure proper operation of the
GFCI. If the generator is stored outdoors, unprotected from
the weather, test the GFCI receptacle before each use.
GENERATOR CAPACITY
Make sure the generator can supply enough continuous (running) and surge (starting) watts for the items you will power
at the same time. Follow these simple steps.
1. Select the items you will power at the same time.
2. Total the continuous (running) watts of these items. This is
the amount of power the generator must produce to keep
the items running. See the wattage reference chart at right.
3. Estimate how many surge (starting) watts you will need.
Surge wattage is the short burst of power needed to
start electric motor-driven tools or appliances such as a
circular saw or refrigerator. Because not all motors start
at the same time, total surge watts can be estimated by
adding only the item(s) with the highest additional surge
watts to the total rated watts from step 2.
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ELECTRICAL
Example:
Running
Watts*
Additional
Starting Watts*
Quartz Work Light
(1000 Watt)
1000
0
Reciprocating Saw
960
960
Drill (1/2 inch,
5.4 amps)
600
900
Tool or Appliance
Circular Saw (Heavy
Duty, 7-1/4 in.)
Demolition ­hammer
Do not overload the generator’s capacity. Exceeding
the generator’s wattage/amperage capacity may
damage the generator and/or electrical devices
connected to it.
Estimated*
­Running
Watts
Estimated*
Additional
Starting Watts
Quartz Halogen Work Light
1000
0
Airless Sprayer − 1/3 HP
600
+1200
Reciprocating Saw
960
+960
Electric Drill − 1/2 HP
600
+900
Circular Saw − 7-1/4 in.
1400
+2300
Miter Saw − 10 in.
1800
+1800
Planer/Jointer − 6 in.
1800
+1800
Table Saw/Radial Arm Saw −
10 in.
2000
+2000
Air Compressor − 1 HP
1600
+4500
Tool or Appliance
1400
2300
600
4560 Total
Running Watts
1200
2300 Highest
Starting Watts
Total Running Watts
4560
Highest Starting Watts + 2300
Total Starting Watts Needed
NOTICE:
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POWER MANAGEMENT
To prolong the life of the generator and attached devices,
it is important to take care when adding electrical loads to
the generator. There should be nothing connected to the
generator outlets before starting its engine. The correct and
safe way to manage generator power is to sequentially add
loads as follows:
1. With nothing connected to the generator, start the engine
as described later in this manual.
2. Plug in and turn on the first load, preferably the largest
load you have.
3.Permit the generator output to stabilize (engine runs
smoothly and attached device operates properly).
4. Plug in and turn on the next load.
5. Again, permit the generator to stabilize.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional load.
Never add more loads than the generator capacity. Take
special care to consider surge loads in generator capacity
as previously described.
DIY/Job Site
*Wattages listed are approximate. Check tool or equipment for actual wattage.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine Type........................Yamaha MZ360, 4 Stroke, OHV
Maximum Output....................................................8,500 W
Rated Frequency.........................................................60 Hz
Fuel Volume................................................................. 8 gal.
GENERATOR
Rated Voltage......................................................120V/240V
Rated Amps...................................................... 56.7A/28.3A
Rated Output...........................................................6,800 W
DIMENSIONS
Length........................................................................ 36 in.
Width........................................................................... 23 in.
Height.......................................................................... 26 in.
Weight..................................................................... 245 lbs.
KNOW YOUR GENERATOR
GROUND TERMINAL
See Figure 3.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the
information on the product and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all o
­ perating
features and safety rules.
The ground terminal is used to assist in properly grounding the generator to help protect against electrical shock.
Consult with a local electrician for grounding requirements
in your area.
IDLE CONTROL SWITCH
The circuit breaker is provided to protect the generator
against electrical overload. The circuit breaker may be reset
by pressing the circuit breaker reset button.
When running a load of more than 300 watts, turning on the
idle control switch will allow the generator to sense when no
load is present. In response, the generator will begin idling at
a lower RPM, which will help conserve gasoline and lessen
the noise being produced by the generator.
AIR FILTER
OFF SWITCH
The air filter helps to limit the amount of dirt and dust drawn
into the unit during operation.
The generator has two off switches: one on the removable
control panel and one on the stationary control panel. To
turn the engine off, press and hold the OFF switch until the
engine stops.
AC CIRCUIT BREAKER
CHOKE LEVER
The choke lever is used when starting the engine.
OIL CAP/DIPSTICK
ENGINE SWITCH
The engine switch is used either alone or in combination
with the recoil starter grip to start the generator. To turn the
engine off, place either engine switch in the “OFF” position.
Remove the oil fill cap to check and add lubricant to the
generator when necessary.
OIL DRAIN PLUG
When changing the engine lubricant, the oil drain plug is
removed to allow old engine lubricant to be drained.
FUEL TANK
The fuel tank has a capacity of 8 gallons.
RECEPTACLES
FUEL VALVE
Fuel flow from the fuel tank to the engine is turned on and
off using the fuel valve.
GenSmart™ MONITORING SYSTEM
The GenSmart monitoring system tracks usage and load
and alerts the operator when periodic engine maintenance
is needed.
The following single phase, 60 Hz outlets on the control panel
can be used for operating appropriate equipment, electrical
lighting, tools, and motor loads: 2 x 120 Volt duplex GFCI 20
Amp receptacles, and one 240 Volt AC, 30 Amp receptacle.
A 240 Volt AC, 20 Amp receptacle plugged into the side of
the removable control panel is available when the panel is
detached.
NOTE: GenSmart™ load indicator monitors the load only
for the 120 Volt, 20 Amp GFCI outlets on the removable
control panel. It does not measure load on the 240 Volt,
30 Amp outlet.
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FEATURES
RECOIL STARTER GRIP
REMOVABLE CONTROL PANEL
The recoil starter is pulled to start the machine.
The removable control panel can be wall-mounted for use
with the RDEC25 control panel cord (not provided) for operation in a variety of locations.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product requires assembly.
Do not attempt to modify this product or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
leading to possible serious personal injury.
 Carefully cut the box down the sides then remove the
machine and any accessories from the box. Make sure
that all items listed in the loose parts list are included.
NOTE: This machine is heavy and requires a minimum of
two people to lift. To avoid back injury, lift with your legs
and not your back.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not use this product if any parts on the Loose
Parts List are already assembled to your product
when you unpack it. Parts on this list are not
assembled to the product by the manufacturer and
require customer installation. Use of a product that
may have been improperly assembled could result
in serious personal injury.
 Inspect the product carefully to make sure no damage
occurred during shipping.
 Do not discard the packing material until you have
­c arefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the
­product.
 If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-866-539-1710, for assistance.
WARNING:
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this product until the parts are replaced. Use of
this product with damaged or missing parts could
result in serious personal injury.
Do not attempt to operate the generator until
assembly is complete. Failure to comply could
result in possible serious personal injury.
LOOSE PARTS LIST
See Figure 4.
The following items are included with the generator:
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Description
Qty.
Axle.......................................................................2
Wheel....................................................................2
Washer (5/8 in.).....................................................2
Hitch Pin...............................................................2
Screw (1/4-20 x 2 in., Hex Hd.)............................4
Washer (1/4 in.).....................................................6
Legs with Rubber Feet (Left and Right)................2
Nut (1/4-20, Self-Locking)....................................6
Screw (1/4-20 x 1 in., Hex Hd.)............................2
Engine Lubricant..................................................1
Operator’s Manual (not shown)............................1
TOOLS NEEDED
See Figure 5.
The following tools (not included or drawn to scale) are
needed for assembly:
7/16 in. Socket Wrench
7/16 in. and 8 mm Combination Wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
NOTE: Do not put fuel or lubricant in the generator before
installing the legs and wheels.
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ASSEMBLY
INSTALLING LEGS
CONNECTING BATTERY
See Figure 6.
Locate the following items:
Legs with rubber feet (left and right)
6 washers (1/4 in.)
6 lock nuts
4 screws (2 in.)
2 screws (1 in.)
See Figure 8.
The battery cables must be connected before the electric
start feature of the generator can be operated.
Connect the red wire to the positive (+) terminal first,
then connect the black wire to the negative (−) terminal
using the bolts, nuts, and washers provided. Make sure
all connections are tight.
Raise the front end of the generator, where the engine is
located, high enough to gain access to the frame bottom;
securely position props underneath to support.
Position a leg over the holes on each side of the frame
support. The tab on the leg should face the inside of the
generator frame.
Insert each 2 in. screw through a washer and insert the
screws through the two holes in the frame and the leg.
Fasten the screws by installing a self-locking nut over
each screw on the inside of the frame. Tighten the nut
securely.
Insert a 1 in. screw through a washer, the hole in the frame
crossbar, and then through the hole in the leg tab. Install
a self-locking nut and tighten to secure.
Repeat with remaining leg.
INSTALLING THE WHEELS
See Figure 7.
Wheels are provided to assist in moving the generator to the
desired location and should be installed on the side opposite
the recoil starter.
Locate the following items:
2 axles
2 washers (5/8 in.)
2 hitch pins
2 wheels
NOTE: Be careful not to short across the terminals when
installing. Shorting the terminals together can cause
sparks, damage to the battery or generator, or even burns
or explosions.
Cover the terminals with the rubber covers.
When removing the battery for replacement: Remove the
nut and bolt first from the negative (black) post, then from
the positive (red) post, being careful not to short across the
terminals. Always abide by the safety warnings provided with
the battery. Remove the battery and dispose of according
to local and state regulations.
REMOVABLE CONTROL PANEL
See Figure 9.
NOTE: To use the removable control panel, you will need the
RDEC25 control panel cord (not provided). This can be purchased from the retailer where you purchased this generator.
To detach the removable control panel from the
generator:
 Turn off the generator.
 Loosen the latch on the removable control panel and pull
the control panel forward.
 Disconnect the twist-lock plug and the 12V engine control
connector on the back of the control panel.
INSTALLING A WALL MOUNT FOR THE
REMOVABLE CONTROL PANEL
Raise the handle end of the generator high enough to
gain access to the frame bottom; securely position props
underneath to support.
Insert an axle through the center of the wheel.
Place a washer on the axle, then slide the axle through
the bracket on the frame.
Slide the hitch pin through the hole in the axle and make
sure it is secure.
Repeat the process on the other side to install second
wheel.
See Figure 10 - 11
The removable control panel can be removed from the
generator and wall-mounted in another location before reconnecting it to the generator.
To wall-mount the removable control box:
 Screws or nails for hanging the box should be spaced
4-1/4 in. from center to center.
 Mark the 4-1/4 in. measurement on a wall stud or other
sturdy wood surface.
 Drill holes and insert the screws; tighten the screws
securely into the wood. If using nails, the nail head should
be large enough to hold the control panel securely.
NOTE: There should be at least 5/8 in. of the screw or
nails protruding from the wood piece for hanging the box.
 Hang the box on the screws or nails, making certain it is
secure.
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OPERATION
APPLICATIONS
DANGER:
Carbon Monoxide. Using a generator indoors CAN
KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains high levels of carbon
monoxide (CO), a poisonous gas 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.
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.
ONLY use a generator outdoors and far away
from open windows, doors, and vents. These
openings can pull in generator exhaust.
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.
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 poisoning.
DANGER:
Failure to properly ground generator can result
in electrocution, especially if the generator is
equipped with a wheel kit. National Electric Code
requires generator to be properly grounded to an
approved earth ground. Call an electrician for local
grounding requirements.
This generator is designed to supply electrical power for
operating compatible electrical lighting, appliances, tools,
and motor loads.
BEFORE OPERATING THE UNIT
Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows, doors,
and vents.
NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN IF doors and
windows are open.
Always position the generator on a flat, firm surface.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
There may be General or State Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, local codes or
ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.
Please consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or
the local agency having jurisdiction:
In some areas, generators are required to be registered
with local utility companies.
If the generator is used at a construction site, there may
be additional regulations which must be observed.
RAISING AND LOWERING THE HANDLE
See Figure 12.
To raise the handle (for moving the generator): pull the
handle release knob until the handle is up and release
to lock in place. Insert the handle lock pin to secure the
handle in place.
To lower the handle (for storing or transporting the generator): remove the handle lock pin, then pull the handle
release knob out and lower the handle to the down position.
Never use the handle to lift the generator. The handle should
only be used for moving the unit by rolling it on its wheels.
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with this product to make
you careless. Remember that a careless fraction
of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury.
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories not
recommended by the manufacturer of this product.
The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
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OPERATION
OXYGENATED FUELS
CHECKING/ADDING LUBRICANT
See Figure 13.
NOTICE:
Do not use E15 or E85 fuel (or fuel containing
greater than 10% ethanol) in this product. It is
a violation of federal law and will damage the
unit and void your warranty.
NOTICE:
Attempting to start the engine before it has been
properly filled with lubricant will result in equipment
failure.
Engine lubricant has a major influence on engine performance and service life. For general, all-temperature use,
SAE 10W-30 is recommended. Always use a 4-stroke motor
lubricant that meets or exceeds the requirements for API
service classification SJ.
This engine comes with a feature that will shut off the engine
when a specific oil level is not maintained. The engine will
not restart until an appropriate oil level is reached.
NOTE: Non-detergent or 2-stroke engine lubricants will
damage the engine and should not be used.
Fuel system damage or performance problems resulting
from the use of an oxygenated fuel containing more than
the percentage of oxygenates stated below are not covered
under warranty.
Ethanol. Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol by volume
(commonly referred to as E10) is acceptable. E15 and E85
are not.
CHECKING/ADDING FUEL
See Figure 14.
Unscrew the oil cap/dipstick and remove.
WARNING:
Wipe dipstick clean and re-seat in hole; do not re-thread.
Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and
explosive. To prevent serious personal injury and
property damage, handle gasoline with care. Keep
away from ignition sources, handle outdoors only,
do not smoke while adding fuel, and wipe up spills
immediately.
Remove dipstick again and check lubricant level. Lubricant level should fall between the hatched areas on the
dipstick.
If level is low, add engine lubricant until the fluid level rises
to the upper portion of the dipstick.
Replace and secure the oil cap/dipstick.
USING FUEL STABILIZER
Fuel gets old, oxidizes, and breaks down over time. Adding
a fuel stabilizer (not included) extends the usable life of fuel
and helps prevent deposits from forming that can clog the
fuel system. Follow fuel stabilizer manufacturer’s directions
for correct ratio of stabilizer to fuel.
Mix fuel stabilizer and gasoline prior to filling the tank
by using a gas can or other approved fuel container and
shaking gently to combine.
NOTE: To control the amount of fuel stabilizer being added
to the engine, always mix fuel stabilizer with gasoline
before fueling the tank rather than adding fuel stabilizer
directly into the generator’s fuel tank.
Replace and secure the fuel tank cap.
Start and run the engine for at least 5 minutes to allow
stabilizer to treat the entire fuel system.
When adding gas to the generator, make sure the unit is
sitting on a flat, level surface. If the engine is hot, let the
generator cool before adding gas. ALWAYS fill the fuel tank
outdoors with the machine turned off.
Remove the fuel cap.
Fill the fuel tank to 1 in. below the top of the fuel neck.
Replace and secure the fuel cap.
NOTE: Always use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane
rating of 86 or higher. Never use old, stale, or contaminated
gasoline, and do not use an oil/gas mixture. Do not allow dirt
or water into the fuel tank. Do not use E85 fuel.
REMOVABLE CONTROL PANEL
See Figure 15.
The removable control panel can be wall-mounted and connected to the generator with the 25-ft. control panel cord
(Model RDEC25, not provided).
The generator can be turned OFF from the removable control
panel or the off switch on the unit.
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OPERATION
NOTE: You must push the off switch and hold it until the
engine has fully stopped.
The removable control panel has two 120 Volt duplex GFCI
power outlets with outlet covers. Each duplex outlet has a
Test and a Reset push button.
NOTE: The GFCI outlets may be shown without their covers
for clearer instruction of this feature’s operation.
Use only with RDEC25 control panel cord (not provided). Do
not exceed separation length of 75 ft. or a combination of
three RDEC25 control panel cords.
GENERATOR CONTROL PANEL
See Figure 15.
The stationary control panel has a twist-lock 240 Volt outlet
and circuit breakers.
GenSmart™ MONITORING SYSTEM
See Figure 16.
The GenSmart™ monitoring system displays wattage, voltage, hertz, and hours. To cycle through each display, press
and release the select/reset button.
Load Indicator
Measures the wattage output of the 2 x 120 Volt duplex GFCI
outlets located on the removable control panel. GenSmart™
monitors the load only for the 120 Volt GFCI outlets on the
removable control panel. It does not measure load on the
240 Volt, 30 Amp outlet.
NOTE: If the 240 Volt receptacle is in use, the load indicated
on the display will not accurately reflect the exact wattage
being drawn from the generator.
manual. To reset this message, push and hold the select/
reset button located underneath the GenSmart™ display for
5 seconds.
NOTE: Be careful to only press and hold the reset button
when you want the maintenance panel to be reset.
OPERATING THE GENERATOR USING THE
WALL-MOUNTED REMOVABLE CONTROL
PANEL
See Figure 17.
If the panel has been installed in a remote location using an
RDEC25 control panel cord (not provided):
Turn off the generator.
Connect the generator to the removable control panel
using the twist-lock plug and the 12 Volt DC engine control
connector on the control panel cord.
ONLY use a generator outdoors and far away from open
windows, doors, and vents. These openings can pull in
generator exhaust.
Connect the control panel cord to the generator.
NOTE: The total length of all connected cords should not
exceed 75 ft. or three (3) RDEC25 control panel cords.
Start the engine as described in Starting the Engine.
Add devices to the generator and monitor the load of
each added device using the GenSmart™ display panel.
MOVING THE GENERATOR
See Figures 18 - 19.
 Turn the engine off ( O ). Disconnect any equipment that
is plugged into the generator.
Hour Meter
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
The digital hour meter operates whenever the engine is running and keeps track of how many hours the unit has been
used. Use this meter along with the accompanying engine
manual to determine when and what type of service on the
unit is needed. To display, press and release the select/reset
button to cycle through the displays until HRS appears.
 Allow 30 minutes of “cool down” time before storing the
machine.
Maintenance Warning System
At every 100 hours of use, the GenSmart™ monitoring system will display a flashing message informing the operator
to service the engine as required by the engine operator’s
For security, insert the handle lock pin to secure the
handle before moving.
NOTE: To help keep the handle lock pin securely in the
hole, push the joined area of the lanyard toward the inside
of the generator frame.
 With your foot on the rear of the frame, tilt the machine
toward you until it balances on the wheels, then roll the
machine to the desired location.
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OPERATION
LIFTING THE GENERATOR
See Figure 20.
 Fold the handle to the down position. Never lift or carry
this product using the handle.
NOTE: This tool is heavy and requires several people to lift.
To avoid back injury, keep your knees bent and lift with your
legs, not your back, and get help when needed.
STARTING THE ENGINE
See Figures 21 - 22.
NOTICE:
On a level surface with the engine off, check the
lubricant level before each use of the generator.
Unplug all loads from the generator.
Turn the fuel valve to the ON position.
Allow the engine to run for 15-30 seconds, then move
the choke lever left to the RUN position.
Place the idle control switch in the ON position.
NOTE: If running a load of 300 watts or less, leave the
idle control switch in the OFF position.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
See Figures 21 - 22.
To stop the engine under normal operating conditions:
Remove any load from the generator.
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
To stop the engine, place the engine switch in the OFF
position on the removable control panel or press and hold
the engine switch on the stationary control panel.
NOTE: If it is necessary to shut the engine off immediately,
either off switch may be used if the removable control panel
is connected to the unit.
Place the idle control switch in the OFF position.
Move the choke lever right to the START position.
WARNING:
NOTE: If engine is warm or the temperature is above
50˚F, move the choke lever left to the RUN position.
While operating and storing, keep at least 3 feet
of clearance on all sides of this product, including
overhead. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes of “cool
down” time before storage. Heat created by muffler
and exhaust gases could be hot enough to cause
serious burns and/or ignite combustible objects.
Place the engine switch in the ON position.
Slide the lock button down and push the engine switch
to the START position. Hold until the engine starts.
NOTE: The battery may require charging before the generator can be started using only the engine switch. The
generator can be started by pulling the recoil starter grip.
Once the generator is started, the battery will charge as
the unit runs.
The generator can also be started by pulling the recoil
starter grip until the engine runs (a maximum of 6 times).
NOTE: Do not allow the grip to snap back after starting;
return it gently to its original place.
HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION
Specific modifications are needed for high-altitude operation.
Please contact your authorized service center for important
information regarding these modifications. Operating this
engine without the proper altitude modification may increase
the engine’s emissions and decrease fuel economy and
performance.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not change engine lubricant while it is hot.
Accidental contact with hot engine lubricant could
result in serious burns.
When servicing, use only identical replacement
parts. Use of any other parts could create a hazard
or cause product damage.
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should
be replaced at an authorized service center.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Keep the generator in a clean and dry environment where it
is not exposed to dust, dirt, moisture, or corrosive vapors.
Do not allow the cooling air slots in the generator to become
clogged with foreign material such as leaves, etc.
Do not use a garden hose to clean the generator. Water
entering the fuel system or other internal parts of the unit can
cause problems that will decrease the life of the generator.
To clean the unit:
Use a soft bristle brush and/or vacuum cleaner to loosen
and remove dirt and debris.
Clean air vents with low pressure air that does not exceed
25 psi.
Wipe the exterior surfaces of the generator with a damp
cloth.
CHECKING/CLEANING AIR FILTER
See Figure 23.
For proper performance and long life, keep air filter clean.
Remove the screws from the air filter cover. Remove cover
and set aside.
Remove the filter element.
If the filter element is dirty, clean with warm, soapy water.
Rinse and let dry.
Apply a light coat of engine lubricant to the element, then
squeeze it out.
Replace the element in the air filter unit.
Replace the air filter cover and latch to secure.
NOTE: Do not run the generator without the air filter. Rapid
engine wear will result.
Reinstall the oil drain plug and tighten securely.
Refill with lubricant following the instructions in the
­Checking/Adding Lubricant section. For amount of
lubricant needed to refill, see Product Specifications
earlier in this manual or the accompanying engine manual,
if applicable.
Reinstall the oil cap/dipstick.
NOTE: Used lubricant should be disposed of at an approved
disposal site. See your local oil retailer for more information.
SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE
See Figure 25.
The spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits
in order to ensure proper engine operation. To check:
Remove the spark plug cap.
Clean any dirt from around base of spark plug.
Remove spark plug using wrench (not included).
Inspect spark plug for damage, and clean with a wire
brush before reinstalling. If insulator is cracked or
chipped, spark plug should be replaced. For replacement
spark plug, see Product Specifications earlier in this
manual or the accompanying engine manual, if applicable.
Measure plug gap. The correct gap is 0.028−0.031 in.
(0.7-0.8 mm). To widen gap, if necessary, carefully bend
the ground (top) electrode. To lessen gap, gently tap
ground electrode on a hard surface.
Seat spark plug in position; thread in by hand to prevent
cross-threading.
Tighten with wrench to compress washer. If spark plug
is new, use 1/2 turn to compress washer appropriate
amount. If reusing old spark plug, use 1/8 to 1/4 turn for
proper washer compression.
NOTE: An improperly tightened spark plug will become
very hot and could damage the engine.
CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT AND
­MUFFLER
CHANGING ENGINE LUBRICANT
See Figure 24.
Remove the oil cap/dipstick.
Place a container underneath the oil drain plug to collect
used lubricant as it drains.
Unscrew the oil drain plug and remove.
Allow lubricant to drain completely.
NOTE: Drain the lubricant while the engine is still warm
but not hot. Warm lubricant will drain quickly and more
completely.
Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of
lubricant used, and/or your operating conditions, the exhaust
port and muffler may become blocked with carbon deposits.
If you notice a power loss with your gas-powered products,
you may need to remove these deposits to restore performance. We highly recommend that only qualified service
technicians perform this service.
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MAINTENANCE
SPARK ARRESTOR
See Figure 26.
Inspect the spark arrestor for breaks or holes. Replace
if necessary. To purchase a replacement spark arrestor
contact RIDGID customer service at 1-866-539-1710.
Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark
arrestor screen as needed.
DRAINING FUEL TANK/CARBURETOR
See Figures 27 - 28.
To help prevent gum deposits in the fuel system, drain the
fuel from the tank and carburetor before storing.
DRAINING THE FUEL TANK
REPLACING FUEL FILTER
See Figure 29.
Occasionally the fuel filter may become clogged and need
replacing. To purchase a replacement fuel filter contact
RIDGID customer service at 1-866-539-1710.
NOTE: Fuel tank must be empty before replacing fuel filter.
Run unit until tank is empty, if needed, or inspect filter prior
to fill-up.
To replace:
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
Remove the fuel line from both sides of the filter by
squeezing the ends of the retaining clip with pliers.
Slide the fuel line off.
Turn the engine OFF ( O ).
Replace with new fuel filter.
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
Push the fuel valve knob through the generator housing
and pull slightly to the right to allow you to access the
petcock.
Remove the fuel line from the petcock by squeezing the
ends of the retaining clip and sliding the fuel line off.
Reinstall fuel lines to new fuel filter.
Turn the fuel valve to the ON position.
CHANGING ENGINE BATTERY CHARGE
CIRCUIT FUSE
See Figure 30.
Install one end of a drain line over the petcock, and place
the other end in a fuel container large enough to catch
the fuel being drained from the tank.
NOTICE:
Do not use a higher rated fuse other than the
specified amperage. This could cause damage to
the product.
Turn the fuel valve to the ON position.
When the fuel has drained from the tank, close the fuel
valve and reinstall fuel line securely on petcock.
Reinstall fuel valve knob in generator housing. Push forward until knob snaps securely into position.
Grip both sides of the plastic fuse holder and twist apart
to reveal the fuse and spring.
DRAINING THE CARBURETOR
Insert new fuse and refasten the fuse holder by pushing
the two sides of the connector together and twisting to
secure.
Turn the engine OFF ( O ).
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
Position a suitable container under the carburetor drain
screw to catch fuel; loosen the screw.
Allow fuel to drain completely into container.
NOTE: If spring came out of fuse holder when it was
opened, it should also be replaced inside the fuse holder
before securing.
TRANSPORTING
Retighten drain screw.
NOTE: Consult hazardous waste management guidelines in
your area for the proper way to dispose of used fuel.
Turn the engine OFF ( O ).
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
Make sure engine and exhaust of unit is cool.
Lower the handle.
Keep unit level while transporting to prevent fuel spillage.
Do not drop or strike unit or place under heavy objects.
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MAINTENANCE
BATTERY REMOVAL AND PREPARATION FOR
RECYCLING
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
To preserve natural resources, please recycle
or dispose of batteries properly.
WARNING:
This product, its exhaust, and other substances
that may become airborne from its use may contain
chemicals, including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
This product uses lead acid batteries. Local,
state or federal laws may prohibit disposal of
batteries in ordinary trash.
Consult your local waste authority for information r­ egarding
available recycling and/or disposal options.
WARNING:
Upon removal, cover the battery’s terminals with
heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to
destroy or disassemble battery or remove any of its
components. Lead acid batteries must be recycled
or disposed of properly. Also, never touch both
terminals with metal objects and/or body parts as
short circuit may result. Keep away from children.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in fire and/or serious injury.
STORAGE
When preparing the generator for storage, allow the unit to cool completely then follow the guidelines below.
STORAGE TIME
PRIOR TO STORING
Less than 2 months
Drain gasoline from tank and dispose of in a suitable container according to state and local o
­ rdinances.
2 months to 1 year
Drain fuel from carburetor.
Drain gasoline from tank and dispose of in a suitable container according to state and local o
­ rdinances.
1 year or more
Drain fuel from the carburetor.
Remove spark plug.
Drain gasoline from tank and dispose of in a suitable container according to state and local o
­ rdinances.
Put a tablespoon of engine lubricant into the spark plug cylinder. Turn the engine slowly with the pull
rope to distribute the lubricant.
Reinstall spark plug.
Change engine lubricant.
After removal from storage:
Fill with fresh gasoline.
NOTE: If storing gasoline in suitable container for later use, make sure gasoline has been treated with fuel stabilizer
according to stabilizer manufacturer’s instructions.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
NOTE: If a separate engine manual is provided for this generator, please follow the maintenance schedule provided in the engine
manual instead of the maintenance information listed below.
Before
each use
Check Engine Lubricant
Every 3 months
or 50 hours of
operation
Every 6 months
or 100 hours
of operation
Every year or
after 300 hours
of operation

Change Engine Lubricant
Check Air Filter
After 1st month
or 20 hours of
operation



Clean Air Filter**

Change Air Filter**

Check/Adjust Spark Plug

Replace Spark Plug

Check/Adjust Idle Speed

Check/Adjust Valve Clearance*

Clean Fuel Tank and Filter*
Check Fuel Hose



Inspect
Replace
Check All Hose
­Connections


Inspect Fuel Tank Vapor
Vent (If Equipped)


Inspect Carbon C
­ anister
(CARB Models Only)


Fuel Filter
* These items should only be carried out by an authorized service center.
** See engine manual for maintenance schedule for this item.
NOTE: Maintenance should be performed more frequently when generator is used in dusty areas. When generator has exceeded
the maximum figures specified in the table, maintenance should still be cycled ­according to the intervals of time or hours
stated herein.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not start.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
No fuel.
Fill fuel tank.
Stale gasoline or water in gasoline.
Drain entire system and refill with fresh
fuel.
Lubricant level is low.
Engine is equipped with Low Oil Shutoff.
If engine lubricant level is low, it must be
filled before unit will start. Check engine
lubricant level and fill, if ­necessary.
Fuel valve is OFF.
Turn fuel valve ON.
Spark plug faulty, fouled, or improperly Replace spark plug.
gapped.
Choke lever is in RUN position.
Move choke lever to START position.
Engine stored without treating or Drain fuel and carburetor. Refuel with
draining gasoline, or refueled with bad fresh gasoline.
gasoline.
Engine hard to start
Engine lacks power.
Dirty fuel filter.
Replace fuel filter or contact authorized
service center.
Idle control switch is ON.
Turn idle control switch OFF.
Engine switch is OFF.
Turn engine switch ON.
Water in gasoline.
Drain entire system and refill with fresh
fuel.
Weak spark at spark plug.
Contact authorized service center.
Dirty air filter.
Check air filter element. Clean or
­replace as needed.
Engine stored without treating or Drain fuel and carburetor. Refuel with
draining gasoline, or refueled with bad fresh gasoline. If problem continues,
gasoline.
contact your nearest authorized service
center.
Idle control switch is ON and load is less Turn idle control switch OFF.
than 300 watts.
AC receptacle does not work.
Circuit breaker is OFF.
Tur n ON the AC circuit breaker.
Reset the GFCI.
Item plugged in is defective.
Try a different item.
Generator makes a “spark knock” or An occasional light “knocking” or “ping“pinging” noise.
ing” under heavy load is not a cause
for concern. However, if the knocking
or pinging occurs under normal load
at a steady engine speed, the problem
may be with the brand of gasoline being
used.
Switch to a different brand of gasoline,
making sure that the octane rating is 86
or higher. If problem continues, contact
your nearest authorized service center.
If problem persists after trying the above solutions, contact your nearest authorized service center for assistance.
The following symptoms may indicate problems that will affect the emissions level of the unit: Hard starting or stalling after starting
Rough idle
Misfiring or backfiring under load
Afterburning (backfiring)
Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption
If you encounter any of these symptoms, have the unit inspected and repaired by the nearest authorized service c
­ enter.
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WARRANTY
RIDGID® GENERATOR
3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting
warranty service.
This product is manufactured by One World Technologies,
Inc. The trademark is licensed from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty communications should be directed to One World
Technologies, Inc., attn: Generator Technical Service at (toll
free) 1-866-539-1710.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR
LIMITED WARRANTY
This RIDGID® generator is warranted to the original purchaser
only to be free from defects in material and workmanship
subject to certain exceptions and limitations stated below,
for a period of three (3) years after date of purchase.
Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
This warranty does not apply to damage from misuse, alterations, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance,
accidents, or repairs made or attempted by anyone other
than an authorized service center for RIDGID® generators.
This warranty does not cover repair if:
normal use has exhausted the useful life of the generator
and wear and tear items (including batteries, fixed and
removable control panels including corresponding cords
and plugs, digital displays, tires, outlet plugs and circuit
breakers, switches, and extension cords if applicable)
the customer fails to install, maintain, and operate the
product in accordance with the instructions and recommendations of the company set forth in the generator
operator’s manual
the product is used as rental equipment
damage occurs due to freezing, water exposure, rust,
corrosion, thermal expansion, fire, dropping, or improper
use.
This warranty does not cover freight or labor charges associated with the inspection and testing of generators which
are found not to be a valid warranty claim.
Gasoline Engine - Warranty: The gasoline engine on this
generator is separately warranted by the engine manufacturer and is serviced through the engine manufacturer’s
authorized service center network. Ridgid, Inc., and One
World Technologies, Inc., disclaim any and all express or
implied warranties with respect to the gasoline engine.
RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,
MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR
PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE OF
THIS GENERATOR OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY
STATED IN THIS WARRANTY.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
To obtain service for this RIDGID® generator you must
return it, freight prepaid, or take it in to a manufacturer-­
authorized service center for RIDGID® generators. You may
obtain the location of the authorized service center nearest
you by calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by logging
on to the RIDGID® website at www.ridgid.com. When
requesting warranty service, you must present the original dated sales receipt. The authorized service center will
repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace
any part covered under the warranty, at our option, at no
charge to you.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied warranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed. Any implied
warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose, that cannot be disclaimed under
state law are limited to three years from the date of purchase.
One World Technologies, Inc., and RIDGID®, Inc., are not
responsible for direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential
damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
This warranty applies to product sold in the U.S.A., Canada,
and Mexico only.
Please consult RIDGID’s website at www.ridgid.com
or call (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 to locate your nearest
­manufacturer-authorized RIDGID® generator service facility for warranty and non-warranty service on this RIDGID®
generator.
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One World Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 35, Highway 8
Pickens, SC 29671
WARRANTY
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC., FEDERAL EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The U.S. EPA, Environment Canada, and One World Technologies, Inc., are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control
system’s warranty on your small off-road equipment. New equipment that uses small off-road engines must be designed, built, and
equipped to meet the stringent evaporative standards. One World
Technologies, Inc., must warrant the evaporative emission control
system on your small off-road equipment for the period listed
below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper
maintenance of your equipment.
Your evaporative emission control system may include parts such
as: carburetors, fuel tanks, fuel line, fuel caps, valves, canisters,
filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated
components.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for three
years. If any evaporative emission-related part on your equipment
is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by One World
Technologies, Inc.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 As the small off-road equipment owner, you are responsible for
performance of the required maintenance listed in your operator’s manual. One World Technologies, Inc., recommends that
you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small offroad equipment, but One World Technologies, Inc., cannot deny
warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
 As the small off-road equipment owner, you should, however, be
aware that One World Technologies, Inc., may deny you warranty
coverage if your small off-road equipment or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved
modifications.
 You are responsible for presenting your small off-road equipment to a One World Technologies, Inc., distribution center or
service center as soon as the problem exists. The warranty
repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time,
not to exceed 30 days.
If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you
should contact One World Technologies, Inc., at 1-866-539-1710
or www.ridgid.com.
DEFECTS WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS:
(a)The warranty period begins on the date the equipment is delivered to an ultimate purchaser.
(b)General Evaporative Emissions Warranty Coverage. The equipment must be warranted to the ultimate purchaser and any
subsequent owner that the evaporative emission control system
when installed was:
(1)Designed, built, and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations; and
the warranty. Any such part repaired or replaced under the
warranty must be warranted for a time not less than the
remaining warranty period.
(2)Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions must be warranted for the
warranty period defined in subsection (b)(2). A statement in
such written instructions to the effect of “repair or replace as
necessary” will not reduce the period of warranty coverage.
Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty must be
warranted for a time not less than the remaining warranty
period.
(3)Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as
required maintenance in the written instructions must be
warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled
replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the
first scheduled replacement, the part must be repaired or
replaced by the manufacturer issuing the warranty. Any such
part repaired or replaced under warranty must be warranted
for a time not less than the remainder of the period prior to
the first scheduled replacement point for the part.
(4)Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions of this article must be performed at no charge
to the owner at a warranty station.
(5)Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (4) above,
warranty services or repairs must be provided at distribution
centers that are franchised to service the subject equipment.
(6) The owner must not be charged for diagnostic labor that
leads to the determination that a warranted part is in fact
defective, provided that such diagnostic work is performed
at a warranty station.
(7) Throughout the evaporative emission control system’s warranty period set out in subsection (b)(2), the manufacturer
issuing the warranty must maintain a supply of warranted
parts sufficient to meet the expected demand for such parts.
(8) Manufacturer approved replacement parts must be used in
the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and
must be provided without charge to the owner. Such use
will not reduce the warranty obligations of the manufacturer
issuing the warranty.
(9) The use of any add-on or modified parts will be grounds for
disallowing a warranty claim made in accordance with this
article. The manufacturer issuing the warranty will not be liable under this Article to warrant failures of warranted parts
caused by the use of an add-on or modified part.
EMISSION WARRANTY PARTS LIST:
1) Fuel Tank
2) Fuel Cap
3) Fuel Line
4) Carbon Canister
(2)Free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause
the failure of a warranted part for a period of three years.
5) Vapor Hoses
(c)The warranty on evaporative emissions-related parts will be
interpreted as follows:
7) Hose Connectors
(1)Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement
as required maintenance in the written instructions must be
warranted for the warranty period defined in subsection (b)(2).
If any such part fails during the period of warranty coverage,
it must be repaired or replaced by the manufacturer issuing
Written instructions for the maintenance and use of the evaporative
emissions control system by the owner shall be furnished with all
new small off-road equipment.
6) Hose Clamps
8) Vapor/Fuel Check Valve
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WARRANTY
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA — SPARK IGNITED SMALL OFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT
(SORE) WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA hereby warrants that new
Yamaha Spark Ignited Small Off Road Engines, hereafter
called SORE engines, purchased from an authorized Yamaha
SORE engine dealer in the continental United States will be
free from defects in material and workmanship for the period
of time stated herein, subject to certain stated limitations.
Period of Warranty — Any new Yamaha SORE engine purchased for private, non-commercial use from an authorized
Yamaha SORE engine dealer in the continental United States
will be warrantied against defects in material or workmanship
for a period of three (3) years from date of purchase, subject
to exclusions noted herein. Any Yamaha non-commercial
SORE engine purchased and utilized for commercial or rental
applications will be warranted for a period of one (1) year from
the date of purchase, subject to exclusions noted herein.
During the period of warranty any authorized Yamaha SORE
engine dealer will, free of charge, repair or replace, at Yamaha’s option, any part adjudged defective by Yamaha due to
faulty workmanship or material from the factory. Parts used
in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the
product’s warranty period. All parts replaced under warranty
become property of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA.
General Exclusions from this warranty shall include any
failures caused by:
a. Installation of parts or accessories that are not qualitatively
equivalent to genuine Yamaha parts.
b. Abnormal strain, neglect, or abuse.
c. Lack of proper maintenance.
d. Accident or collision damage.
Specific Exclusions from this warranty shall include parts
replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance.
The Customer’s Responsibility under this warranty shall
be to:
1. Operate and maintain the SORE engine as specified in
the appropriate Operator’s Manual.
2. Give notice to an authorized Yamaha SORE engine dealer
of any and all apparent defects within ten (10) days after
discovery, and make the unit available at time for inspection and repairs at such dealer’s place of business.
Emission Control System Warranty
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA also warrants to the ultimate purchaser of each engine covered by this warranty
that the product is designed, built, and equipped so as to
conform at the time of sale with all U.S. emission standards
applicable at the time of manufacture and that it is free from
defects in materials and workmanship which would cause it
not to meet these standards within the period listed immediately below. Failures other than those resulting from defects
in material or workmanship which arise solely as a result
of owner abuse and/or lack of proper maintenance are not
covered by this warranty.
All 1995 and later models
Three (3) years from original purchase date.
Warranty Transfer: To transfer the warranty from the original
purchaser to any subsequent purchaser(s), it is imperative
that the unit be inspected and registered for warranty by
an authorized Yamaha consumer SORE engine dealer. In
order for this warranty to remain in effect, this inspection
and registration must take place within ten (10) days after
transfer. An inspection and registration fee will be charged
for this service. In no case will the warranty be extended
beyond the original period.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA makes no other warranty
of any kind, expressed or implied. All implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose which
exceed the obligation and time limits stated in this warranty
are hereby disclaimed by Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
and excluded from this warranty.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Also excluded from this warranty are any incidental or consequential damages including loss of use. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
powerproductsemissionwarranty@yamaha-motor.com
1-866-788-7398 (USA Citizen)
1-866-788-7397 (Canadian Citizen)
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WARRANTY
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
SMALL OFF ROAD ENGINES
CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2013
Small Off Road Engine (SORE). In California, new SORE engines must
be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog
standards. Yamaha must warrant the emission control system on your
SORE engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has been
no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your SORE engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor
or fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also
included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related
assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Yamaha will repair your SORE engine
at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE
The 2013 SORE engines are warranted for three years. If any emissionsrelated part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced
by Yamaha.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
・As the SORE engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of
the required maintenance listed in your operator’s manual. Yamaha recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your SORE
engine, but Yamaha cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or
for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
・As the SORE engine owner, you should however be aware that Yamaha
may deny you warranty coverage if your SORE engine or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
・You are responsible for presenting your SORE engine to a Yamaha dealer
as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed
in a reasonable time, not to exceed 30 days.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA warrants to the ultimate purchaser and
each subsequent purchaser thereafter that each new SORE engine certified
for sale and registered in California are:
1. Designed, built, and equipped so as to conform, at the time of sale,
with all applicable regulations adopted by the California Air Resources
Board, and
2. All warranted parts are free from defects in material and workmanship
for the warranty period of the SORE engine or the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point of the warranted part as required by
the maintenance schedule, if applicable, whichever is less. A defect
exists when a deficiency in material or workmanship is such that an
emission-related warranted part does not function as designed.
The warranty period begins on the date that the SORE engine is delivered
to an ultimate purchaser or on the date it is first placed in service.
WARRANTED PARTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Fuel Metering System
Carburetor and internal parts (or fuel injection system)
Air/fuel ratio feedback and control system
Cold start enrichment system
2. Air Induction system
Controlled hot air intake system
Intake manifold
Air filter
3. Ignition System
Spark plugs*
Magneto or electronic ignition system
Spark advance/retard system
4. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System
EGR valve body, and carburetor spacer if applicable
EGR rate feedback and control system
5. Air Injection System
Air pump or pulse valve
Valves affecting distribution of flow
Distribution manifold
6. Catalyst or Thermal Reactor System
Catalytic converter
Thermal reactor
Exhaust manifold
7. Particulate Controls
Traps, filters, precipitators, and any other device used to capture particulate emissions
8. Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
Vacuum, temperature, and time sensitive valves and switches
Electronic controls
Hoses, belts, connectors, and assemblies
9. Engine components damaged due to a failure under warranty or a warranted part
*The original spark plug(s) are warranted for the period of replacement
indicated in the Operator’s Manual and not the useful life of the SORE
engine (see your Operator’s Manual).
DURING THE PERIOD OF THIS WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA will repair or replace any warranted part
deemed defective by Yamaha during the scope of the warranty without
charge to the owner, including parts, labor, and diagnosis. This work must
be done at an authorized Yamaha dealer. Give notice to an authorized
Yamaha dealer of any apparent defect(s) within a reasonable period of time
after discovery. The SORE engine must be made available for inspection
by an authorized Yamaha dealer.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY:
The owner of the SORE engine is responsible for the performance of required
maintenance (see your Operator’s Manual). Receipts and maintenance
records covering the performance of regular maintenance should be retained
in the event questions arise concerning maintenance. The receipts should
be transferred to each subsequent owner of this SORE engine.
The emission control systems of your Yamaha SORE engine were designed,
built, tested, and certified as being in conformity with California emission
control regulations using genuine Yamaha parts. Accordingly, it is recommended that any replacement part(s) used for maintenance, replacement,
or repair of emission control systems be Yamaha parts. The owner may
elect to have maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control
devices and systems performed by any repair establishment or individual,
and may elect to use parts other than Yamaha parts for such maintenance,
replacement, or repair without invalidating this warranty. However, the cost
of such service or parts will not be covered under the warranty.
EXCLUSIONS: No warranty coverage will be allowed if the part(s) failure was
caused by owner/operator abuse, neglect, tampering, improper adjustment
unless performed by a dealer during warranty repair work, modification,
misuse, alteration, or improper maintenance (see your Operator’s Manual).
Use of parts which are not qualitatively equivalent to genuine Yamaha parts,
improper service, or lack of required maintenance which causes failure of
a warranted part may constitute abuse and/or improper service, thereby
invalidating warranty liability hereunder.
This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accidents, acts of
nature, or other events or occurrences beyond the control of Yamaha.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA expressly disclaims responsibility for any
and all consequential damages, such as loss of time, inconvenience, loss
or use of the SORE engine, or commercial loss.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA
Post Office Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
powerproductsemisssionwarranty@yamaha-motor.com
1-866-788-7398 (USA Citizen)
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