MODEL 5500
13 HP Generator
Item # 56550
Owner's Manual
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MODEL 5500
13 HP Generator
FEATURES
• 5500 Surge
Watt Output
• 5000 Rated Watt Output
• Powerful Enough to Run Essential Appliances
During Power Outages
• 120 and 240 VoltAC
Outputs
• DC Output for Automotive
Battery Charging
• Low OilAutomaticShutoff
• Circuit Breaker for Overload Protection
• 6.5 Gallon Fuel Tank Capacity
• Meets
EPA Emission
Standards
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
GENERAL SAFETY PROCEDURES ........................................................................
PACKAGE CONTENTS .......................................................................................
GENERATOR COMPONENTS ..............................................................................
PREPARING THE GENERATOR FOR USE ...............................................................
Using the Generator tbr the First Time ...............................................................
Step 1- Add Oil .................................................................................
Step 2- Add Gasoline ..........................................................................
Step 3- Ground the Generator ................................................................
Subsequem Use of the Generator .....................................................................
Step 1- Check the Oil ..........................................................................
Step 2- Check the Gas Level .................................................................
Step 3- Ground the Generator ................................................................
STARTING THE GENERATOR ..............................................................................
USING THE GENERATOR ...................................................................................
AC Usage ................................................................................................
DC Usage ................................................................................................
STOPPING THE GENERATOR ..............................................................................
MAINTENANCE / CARE .....................................................................................
Cleaning the Generator .................................................................................
Checking the Oil ........................................................................................
Changing/Adding
Oil ..................................................................................
Air Cleaner Maintenance ..............................................................................
Fuel Filter Cup Cleaning ..............................................................................
Spark Plug Maintenance ...............................................................................
Emptying the Gas Tank ................................................................................
STORAGE / TRANSPORT PROCEDURES ...............................................................
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
.........................................................................................
EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST .....................................................................
WIRING DIAGRAM ...........................................................................................
WARRANTY .....................................................................................................
Notice
Engines
Regarding
Emissions
that are certified
to comply
with U.S. EPA emission
(Small Off Road Equipment),
are certified to operate
may include the tbllowing emission control systems:
(TWC) Three-Way
Catalyst (if so equipped).
regulations
for SORE
on regular unleaded
gasoline, and
(EM) Engine Modifications
and
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GENERAL
Please
SAFETY
familiarize
yourself
The safety alert symbol
or WARNING)
in this manual
PROCEDURES
with the lbllowing
symbols
_t, is used with one of the safety
to alert you to hazards.
Please
and words:
words
pay attention
(DANGER,
CAUTION,
to these hazard
notices
both
and on the generator.
DANGER:
Indicates
not followed.
a hazard
that will result
WARNING:
instructions
Indicates
a strong possibility
are not lbllowed.
CAUTION:
instructions
Indicates a possibility
are not followed.
If you have
manual
safety
any questions
or on the product,
of causing
of personal
regarding
please
in serious
injury or death if instructions
serious
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injury or death if
injury or equipment
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listed in this
before
using
the
generator.
AlLDANGER:
This generator
produces
poisonous
carbon
monoxide
gas when
running.
This gas is both odorless
and colorless.
Even if you do not see or smell
gas, carbon
monoxide
may still be present.
Breathing
this poison can lead to
headaches,
dizziness,
drowsiness,
and eventually
•
Use outdoors ONLY in non-confined
areas.
•
Keep
several
feet of clearance
on all sides
death.
to allow proper
ventilation
of the
generator.
A WARNING:
State
of California
The
exhaust
from
to cause
cancer,
this product
birth
defects,
contains
or other
chemicals
known
reproductive
to the
harm.
WARNING: This generator may emit highly flammable and explosive gasoline
vapors, which can cause severe burns or even death. A nearby open flame can lead
to explosion even if not directly in contact with gas.
• Do not operate near open flame.
• Do not smoke near generator.
• Always operate on a finn, level surface.
• Always turn generator off before refueling. Allow generator to cool for at least 2
minutes betbre removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in
tank.
•
Do not overfill gas tank. Gas may expand during operation.
of the tank.
Do not fill to the top
•
•
•
Always check for spilled gas before operating.
Empty gasoline tank before storing or transporting the generator..
Betbre transporting, turn fuel valve to off and disconnect spark plug.
WARNING:
electrocution.
•
•
This generator
ALWAYS
ground
Generator"
section).
portion
Generator
should
produces
the generator
powerful
betbre
of the "PREPARING
only be plugged
using
voltage,
which
can result
it (see the "Grounding
THE GENERATOR
into electrical
devices,
in
the
FOR USE"
either
directly
or with
an extension
cord. NEVER connect to a building electrical system without a
qualified electrician.
Such connections
must comply with local electrical
laws
and codes. Failure to comply can create
iniury or death to utility workers.
•
Use a ground
metal decking
cords.
fault circuit
interrupter
or steel work.
GFCIs
•
Do not use in rainy or wet conditions.
•
Do not touch
bare wires
•
Do not allow
children
or receptacles
or non-qualified
a backfeed,
(GFCI)
which
in highly
are available
lrlay result
conductive
in-line
in serious
areas such as
with solne extension
(outlets).
persons
to operate.
A WARNING: This generator produces heat when running.
Temperatures
near
exhaust can exceed 150° F (65 ° C).
• Do not touch hot surfaces. Pay attention to warning labels on tire generator
denoting hot parts of tire machine.
• Allow generator to cool several minutes after use before touching engine or areas
which heat during use.
CAUTION: Misuse of this generator can damage it or shorten its life.
• Use generator only for its intended purposes.
• Operate only on dry, level surfaces.
• Allow generator to run for several minutes betbre connecting electrical devices.
• Shut off and disconnect any malfunctioning devices t}oln generator.
• Do not exceed the Wattage capacity of tire generator by plugging in more
electrical devices than tire unit can handle (see "PRECAUTIONSOVERLOADING THE GENERATOR").
• Do not turn on electrical devices umil after they are connected to the generator.
• Turn off all connected electrical devices betbre stopping the generator.
In addition
hazard
to the above safety
markings
Stop generator
- Check
notices,
on the generator.
before
for spilled
refueling
fuel,
Do not operate near open flame,
IMPORTANT_
BEFORE STARTING::
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is p_ope_ly
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3. Turn _
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please
familiarize
yourself
with the safety
and
PACKAGE
CONTENTS
Your generator comes with the items listed below.
tbllowing items are included with your generator.
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ITEM LIST
..................
AC plug tbr connecting
240 Volt electrical
devices
G
PLUG WRENCH
Spark plug wrench
HANDLE BAR
Flat Head
Screwdriver
Set
2
of
connecting
batteries.
Plug tbr
devices
DC
12
connector
Volt
connecting
wires
t_r
automotive-type
240Volt
electrical
GENERATOR
COMPONENTS
Please familiarize
yourself with the locations
and controls of your generator.
7
8
9
10
and functions
of the various
components
t1
1
2
t2
!4
4
17
_8
!5
19
(1) Choke Rod- Adjusts the amount of air let into
the engine.
(2) Air cleaner- a removable, cleanable, sponge-like
element that limits the amount of dirt pulled into the
engine.
(3) Fuel valve- Allows fuel to enter engine.
(4) Fuel Filter Cup- Traps dirt and water fi:om fuel
before it enters the engine.
(5) Recoil Starter- Pull-cord l_r starting engine.
(6) Oil Fill and Dipstick- Location l_r checking and
filling engine oil.
(7) Fuel Gauge- Indicates the amount of fuel in the
tank.
(8) Fuel (apfuel.
(9) Engine
Access to the fuel tank for adding
Switch-
Used to start/stop
engine.
(10) Volt Meter- Provides reading of voltage output.
(11) Circuit Breakers- Reset switches that protects the
generator I?oln electrical overload.
(12) 120 Volt AC Receptacles- Use to connect
electrical devices that run 120 Volt, 60 Hz, single phase,
AC current.
(13) Ground Terminal- Connect grounding wires here
to properly ground unit.
(14) Protector-AC output protection when over current.
(15) 12 Volt DC Terminal- Use I_r charging 12 Volt
automotive-type batteries only.
(16) Voltage switch- Use to switch between 120 and
240 voltage.
(17) 240 Volt AC Receptacle- Use to connect electrical
devices that run 240 Volt, 60 Hz, single phase, AC
current.
(18) Muffler- Reduces engine noise.
(19) Spark plug- Provides proper engine ignition.
PREPARING
Usin_
@
THE
the Generator
The following
for first-time
use.
to perform
FOR
USE
for the First Time
section
describes
If after reading
any of the steps please
Failure
GENERATOR
call (888)
these
steps you
this" section,
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steps properly
If you are using the generator
prepare it for operation:
must follow
you
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can damage
to prepare
are unsure
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your generator
about
how to perform
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your generator
service.
or shorten
its" life.
for the first time, there are a few steps you must take to
Step 1- Add oil
The generator requires engine oil to operate properly.
The generator,
when new [_Oln the
package, contains 17o oil in the crankcase.
You must add the proper amount ofoil before
operating the generator for the first time. This amount, which is equal to the oil capacity
of the engine crankcase,
is 37 fluid oz.
For general use, we recommend
SAE 10W/30 oil to fill the engine crankcase.
To add oil, tbllow
these steps:
1.
2.
Make sure the generator is on a level surface.
Unscrew the oil filler/dipstick
cap t_Oln the engine
3.
Using a funnel, add 37 fluid ounces ofoil into the crankcase.
You will know the
crankcase
is full when the oil level has reached the lower lip of the opening you
4.
as shown
in figure
1.
have just poured the oil into (see figure 2).
Replace oil filler cap.
OH, FiLLiP HO[ _!_
Figure
1- Unscrewing
OiL FiLLEI;_'OAFs'
Oi_ FILLER CAP
the oil cap
Figure
10
2- Adding
oil
Step 2- Add
Gasoline
_1_WARNING:
Gasoline
and gas fumes
are highly
•
Do not fill tank near an open flame.
•
Do not overfill.
Always
check
flammable.
for fuel spills.
To ensure that the generator runs Slnoothly use only FRESH, UNLEADED
AN OCTANE
RATING
OF 87 OR HIGHER.
To add gasoline:
GAS WITH
1.
2.
Make sure the generator is on a level surface.
Unscrew gas cap and set aside (NOTE: the gas cap may be tight and hard to
unscrew).
3.
Slowly add unleaded gasoline to the fuel tank. The capacity of the gas tank is 6.5
gallons. Be careful not to overfill. The fuel gauge on the top of the generator
indicates how much gasoline is in the generator
Do not fill the gas tank to the very top.
4.
Replace
fuel cap and wipe up any spilled
gas tank.
gasoline
NOTE:
Gas can expand.
with a dry cloth.
IMPORTANT:
•
•
•
•
Never use an oil/gasoline mixture.
Never use old gas.
Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel taN<.
Gas can age in the tank and make it hard to start up the generator in the future.
Never store generator tbr extended periods of time with fuel in the tank.
Step 3- Ground
_i_ WARNING:
the Generator
Failure
to properly
ground
the generator
can result
in electrocution.
Ground the generator by tightening the grounding nut against a grounding wire (see
figure 3). A generally acceptable grounding wire is a No. 12 AWG (American Wire
Gauge) stranded copper wire. This grounding wire should be connected at the other end
to a copper or brass grounding rod that is driven into the earth.
Grounding
grounding
codes can vary by location.
regulations
Please
contact
a local electrician
for your area.
Figure 3- Attaching the Grounding Wire to the Generator
11
to check
the
Subsequent
Use of the Generator
If this is not your first time using the generator
prepare it tbr operation.
IMPORTANT:
At this point you should
in the first portion
of this section entitled
If you have
not yet read
Step 1- Check
the Oil
The generator
is equipped
this section,
there are still steps you should
take to
be familiar
with the procedures
described
"Using the Generator
for the First Time."
go back
with an automatic
and read
shutoffto
it now.
protect
it froln damage
clue to low
oil. Nonetheless,
you should check the oil level of the engine before each use to ensure
that the engine crankcase
has a sufficient alnount. To check the oil level:
1.
2.
3.
Make sure the generator is on a level surface.
Unscrew the oil filler/dipstick
cap.
With a dry cloth, wipe the oil offofthe
stick on the inside of the cap.
4.
Insert the dipstick as if you were replacing
the cap and then remove again. There
should now be oil on the stick. If there is no oil on the stick, or oil only at the
5.
very end of the stick, you should add oil until the engine
"Adding Oil" portion of the "Maintenance"
section).
Be sure to replace cap when finished checking oil.
crankcase
is filled
NOTE: The oil capacity tbr your generator can be found in the "Specifications"
of this manual
Step 2 - Check
the Gas Level
Betbre
the generator,
starting
check
to see that there
is sufficient
gasoline
(see
section
in the gas tank.
The fuel gauge on top of the generator will indicate the gas level in the tank. Add gas if
necessary
according to the steps in the "Adding Gasoline"
portion of the "Maintenance"
section.
dk WARNING:
Gasoline
and gasoline
fumes
•
Do not fill tank near an open flame.
•
Always
•
Do not overfill
your
allow engine
generator).
(check
to cool for several
the "Specifications"
Always
check
are highly
minutes
flammable.
before
section
refueling.
for the tank capacity
for fuel spills.
IMPORTANT:
•
•
•
•
•
Use only UNLEADED gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or higher.
Do not use old gas.
Never use an oil/gasoline mixture.
Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
Never store generator tbr extended periods of time with fuel in the tank.
12
of
Step 3- Ground
A WARNING:
Ground
the Generator
Failure
the generator
to properly
by tightening
ground
the generator
the grounding
can result
nut against
in electrocution.
a grounding
wire (see
figure 3). A generally acceptable
grounding wire is a No. 12 AWG (American
Wire
Gauge) stranded copper wire. This grounding
wire should be connected
at the other end
to a copper
or brass grounding
Grounding
codes can vary by location.
grounding
regulations
STARTING
Before
THE
starting
rod that is driven
Please
the generator,
for
make sure you
how to pelform
any of the steps in this" manual
A CAUTION:
to start.
a local electrician
to check
the
GENERATOR
the Generator
customer
contact
for your area.
the "Preparing
CT for
into the earth.
Use" section
have
read and performed
of this manual.
please
the steps
If you are unsure
call (888)
315-3080
in
about
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service.
Disconnect
all electrical
loads
from
To start your generator,
pertbrln the tbllowing
steps:
1. Make sure no electrical devices are connected
the generator
before
to the generator.
attempting
Such devices
can
2.
make it difficult for the engine to start.
Check that the generator is properly grounded
above).
3.
4.
Turn the fuel valve to the "on" position (see figure 4).
Pull the choke rod to the "closed" position (see figure 5).
5.
6.
Set the engine switch to the "on" position.
Pull on the recoil starter handle slowly until a slight resistance
is felt (see figure 6).
Then pull quickly to start the engine. Return cord gently into the machine.
Never
7.
allow the cord to snap back.
If engine thils to start, repeat
step 4. NOTE:
(see "Ground
After repeated
the Generator"
attempts
engine, please consult the troubleshooting
guide betbre attempting
problelns persist please call (888) 315-3080
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to start the
again.
If
8.
Once the engine has started and run tbr about a minute, move the choke rod about
halfway
towards the "open" position.
Wait another 30 seconds and then move
the choke rod all the way to the "open" position.
9.
Allow the generator
electrical devices.
to run tbr several
minutes
13
before
attempting
to connect
any
CHOKE
OFF
ROD
OPEN
CLOSED
Figure 4- Fuel Valve in the "on"
Figure 5- (hoke
position
rod positions
Figure 6- Pulling the start cord
USING
Once
devices
THE GENERATOR
you have allowed
the engine
to run for several
minutes,
you may connect
electrical
to the generator.
AC Usage
You may connect
requirements.
The rated
continuous
electrical
The chart
wattage
basis.
devices
minting
in figure 9 shows
corresponds
on AC current
according
the rated and surge wattage
to the maximum
wattage
the generator
to their wattage
of your generator.
can output
on a
The sm2qe wattage corresponds
to the maximum amount of power the generator can
output for a short period of time. Many electrical devices such as refrigerators
require
short bursts of extra power, in addition the rated wattage listed by the device, to stop and
start their motors. The surge wattage ability of the generator covers this extra power
requirement.
I Model5500
Number
Rated(Runnin_t)
5000 Watta_te
Sur_te
Watta_te
5500
Figure 7- generator wattage by model number.
The total running
wattage
requirement
of the electrical
devices
connected
to the generator
should not exceed the rated wattage of the generator itself: To calculate the total wattage
requirement
of the electrical devices you wish to connect, find the rated (or running)
14
wattageof eachdevice.Thisnumbershouldbelistedsomewhere
on thedeviceor in its
instructionmanual.If youcannotfind this wattage,you maycalculateit by multiplying
the Voltagerequirementby the Amperagedrawn:
Watts= Volts x Amperes
If thesespecificationsarenot availableyoumayestimatetheWattsrequiredby your
deviceby usingthe chartin figure8.
Onceyouhavefoundthe ratedwattagerequirementof eachelectricaldevice,addthese
numbersto find thetotal ratedwattageyou wishto drawfrom thegenerator.If this
numberexceedstheratedwattageof thegenerator,DONOT connectall thesedevices.
Selecta combinationof electricaldevices,whichhasatotal ratedwattagelowerthanor
equalto theratedwattageof thegenerator.
CAUTION- The generator
time.
Connect
electrical
can run at its surge wattage capacity for only a short
devices requiring
a rated (running) wattage equal to or less
than the rated wattage of the generator.
Never connect
wattage equal to the surge wattage of the generator.
tool or appliance
electric water heater (40 gal)
hot plate
saw- radial arm
electric stove
saw- circular
rated (running)Watts
4000
2500
2000
1500
1500
1500
1200
1200
air compressor (t HP)
window air conditioner
saw- miter
microwave
well water pump
reciprocating saw
sump pump
refrigerator freezer
furnace blower
computer
electric drill
television
deep freezer
garage door opener
stereo
box fan
clock radio
security system
dvd player/vcr
common light bulb
.Figure
wattage
a rated
additional surge Wa_s
0
0
2000
0
1500
3000
1800
1200
0
1000
1040
1200
1200
1300
0
6OO
5OO
5OO
48O
4OO
3OO
3OO
180
9OO
0
5OO
0
0
6OO
0
0
requirements
15
requiring
1000
1000
96O
8OO
8OO
8OO
8OO
IO0
75
8- Estimated
devices
0
0
of common electrical devices.
NOTE: Theabovewattagefiguresareestimates.Try to checkthe wattagelistedonyour
electricaldevicebeforeconsultingthis chart
Onceyouhavedeterminedwhatelectricaldevicesyouwill bepoweringwith the
generator,connectthesedevicesaccordingto the followingprocedure:
1. Plug in each electrical device with the device turned off.
NOTE: Be sure to attach appliances to the correct receptacle (outlet). Connect
standard 120 Volt, single phase, 60 Hz loads only to the 120 Volt receptacles.
Connect 240 Volt, single phase, 60Hz loads with a 240 V plug only to the 240
Volt receptacle See Figure 11 tbr a depiction of each of these receptacles.
2. Move the voltage select switch to the 120 V position if you are connecting 120
Volt loads. Move the voltage switch to the 240 V position if you are connecting
240 Volt loads. NOTE: The generator cannot run 240 Volt and 120 Volt loads at
the same time. You must choose one or the other using the voltage select switch.
3. Switch the appropriate circuit breaker to the "on" position. For 240 Volt loads,
switch on the circuit breaker marked 23 A. For 120 Volt loads, switch on the
circuit breaker lnarked 46 A.
4. Turn on the connected electrical devices in the order of the amount of power they
require beginning with the device with the highest rated wattage requiremem.
IMPORTANT: The four 120 Volt receptacles have a total capacity of 46 Amps. However,
the capacity of each duplex plug, A and B (see figure 9) is only 23 A. You will not be
able to draw more than 23 Amps out of one duplex plug.
CAUTION:
Do not connect
240
50Hz or 3-phase
V
RECEPTACLE
loads to the generator.
t20
V
DUPLEX
A
Figure
9- Receptacles
available
16
_20
PLUG
DUPLEX
V
PLUG
B
on the generator
SOME NOTES ABOUT POWER CORDS
Long or thin cords can drain the power provided to an electrical device by the generator.
When using such cords, allow tbr a slightly higher rated wattage requirement
by the
electrical device.
See Figure 12 ff_r recommended
cords based on the power requirement
of the electrical device.
Device Requirements
Max. Cord Length (it) by Wire Gauge
#10 wire #12 wire #14 wire #16 wire
1000
600
375
250
500
300
200
125
350
200
125
100
250
150
100
50
150
100
65
NR
125
75
50
NR
Amps
2.5
5
7.5
10
15
20
Watts (t20V)
300
600
900
1200
1800
2400
Watts(240 V)
600
1200
1800
2400
3600
4800
#8 wire
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
175
25
30
40
3000
3600
4800
6000
7200
9600
150
125
90
100
65
NR
60
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
*NR= not recommended
Figure
10- Maximum
Extension
(ord
Lengths
by Power Requirement
DCUsage
CAUTION:
The DC receptacle
only. Do not connect any other
CAUTION:
jumpstart
To connect
is for recharging
12 Volt automotive-type
device to this receptacle.
Use the generator
only to recharge
a car with your generator.
12 Volt batteries
12 Volt batteries.
Never
batteries
try to
to the DC receptacle:
1.
2.
Connect
Connect
the positive (+) battery cable to the positive (+) terminal.
the other end of the positive (+) battery cable to the generator.
3.
4.
Connect the negative (-) battery cable to the battery negative (-) terminal.
Connect the other end of the negative (-) battery cable to the generator's
negative
(-) terminal.
5.
6.
Start the generator.
When disconnecting,
always
disconnect
the wires
from the generator
first to avoid
a spark.
NOTE: If the DC terminal becomes overloaded,
the DC circuit protector will switch
offand the power to this terminal will be cut. If this happens, check the Amperage
of
the load you are connecting.
Press the DC circuit protector
button to restart the power
to this terminal.
17
DANGER:
Batteries
•
Storage
also contain
emit highly
acid, which
Do not allow open flames
charging
•
batteries
Always
>
can cause
severe
or cigarettes
hydrogen
chemical
nearby
gas when
charged.
burns.
for several
minutes
after
a battery.
wear
protective
goggles
and rubber
gloves
when
charging
a battery.
If battery
acid gets on your skin, flush with water.
If battery
acid gets in your eyes, flush with water and call a physician
immediately.
If battery
physician
STOPPING
explosive
THE
acid is swallowed,
immediately.
drink large
quantities
of milk and call a
GENERATOR
To stop the generator:
1. Turn off; then unplug all connected electrical devices.
2. Switch the circuit breaker to the "oft" position.
3. Allow the generator to run for several more minutes with no electrical devices
connected. This helps stabilize the temperature of the generator.
4. Set the engine switch to the "off' position.
5. Turn the fuel valve to the "off' position.
A WARNING:
areas that become
Allow
the generator
hot during
to cool for several
minutes
before
touching
use.
CAUTION:
Allowing
gas to sit in the generator
tank for long periods of time
without use can make it difficult to start the generator
in the future. Never store
generator
for extended
periods
of time with fuel in the tank.
18
MAINTENANCE/CARE
Proper
routine
Please
perform
maiutenance
maintenance
If you have questions
please
of your generator
checks
about
call (888) 315-3080
CAUTION:
Never
will help prolong
and operations
according
any of the maintenance
the life of your machine.
the schedule
procedures
in figure
13.
listed in this manual,
M-F 8-5CT.
perform
maintenance
operations
while
the generator
is running.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule
each use
Engine oil
:heck level
x
Air cleaner
replace
:heck
x
every month
or 20 hrs
every 3
months or
50 hrs
every year
or 300 hrs
x
:lean
x
fuel filter cup
spark plu_t
:lean
:heck/clean
gas tank
:heck gas level
:lean
x
x
Figure
Cleaning
every 6
months or
100 hrs
x
x
11- Recommended
maintenance
schedule
the Generator
Always try to use your generator in a cool dry place. However, in the event your
generator becomes dirty you may clean the exterior with one or more of the following:
a damp cloth
a soft brush
a vacuulrl
pressurized
air
Never clean your generator with a bucket of water or a hose. Water
worldng parts of the generator and cause a short circuit or corrosion.
Checking
the Oil
The generator
is equipped
with an automatic
shutoffto
protect
can get inside the
it froln running
on low oil.
Nonetheless,
you should check the oil level of the generator before each use to ensure
that the generator crankcase
has a sufficient alnount. To check the oil level:
1. Make sure the generator is on a level surface.
2.
3.
Unscrew the oil filler/dipstick
cap (see figure 12).
With a dry cloth, wipe the oil offofthe
stick on the inside of the cap.
4.
Insert the dipstick as if you were replacing
the cap and then remove again. There
should now be oil on the stick. If there is no oil on the stick, or oil only at the
19
very end of the stick, you should add oil until the engine crankcase is filled.
"Changing/Adding
Oil" in this section.
5. Be sure to replace cap when finished checking oil.
See
OR. FiLLEiR HOU!!!
Figure 12- Checking
Changing/Adding
the oil
Oil
You should check the oil level of your generator according
to the maintenance
schedule
in figure 11. When the oil level is low you will need to add oil until the level is sufficient
to run the generator.
The oil capacity of your generator
It is only necessary
engine
is 37 fluid ounces.
to &ain the oil from the crankcase
if it has become
contaminated
water or dirt. In this case, you can drain the oil t}om the generator according
tbllowing steps:
1. Place a bucket underneath
the generator to catch oil as it drains.
2.
3.
with
to the
Using a hex wrench, unscrew the oil drain plug, which is located on the crankcase
underneath
the oil filler/dipstick
cap (see figure 13). Allow all the oil to &ain
from the generator.
Replace the oil drain plug and tighten
with a hex wrench.
To add oil to the crankcase,
tbllow these steps:
1. Make sure the generator is on a level surface.
2.
3.
Unscrew the oil filler/dipstick
cap t}Oln the engine.
Using a funnel, add high detergent motor oil to the crankcase.
We recommend
SAE 10W/30 motor oil for general use. When full, the oil level should
to the top of the oil fill opening (see figure 14).
20
come close
OIL DR _r',i
PLU'2J
Figure
O_L F_LLER C_P
13- Draining
oil
Figure
14- Adding
NOTE:
Never dispose of used motor oil in the trash or down a drain.
your local recycling
center or auto garage to arrange
oil disposal.
Air Cleaner
Routine
Please
check
of the air cleaner
that the air cleaner
helps maintain
proper
is l}ee of excessive
air flow to the carburetor.
dirt.
1.
2.
Unhinge
Remove
3.
4.
Wipe the dirt t}Oln inside the empty air cleaner casing
Wash the sponge-like
elements in household
detergent
dry.
5.
6.
Soak the dry elements in engine oil. Squeeze out any excess oil.
Replace the sponge-like
elements in the air cleaner casing and replace
the clasps at the top and bottom of the air cleaner
the sponge-like
elements l}Oln the casing.
'--zi
Figure
Fuel Filter
call
Maintenance
maintenance
Occasionally
oil
15- Removing
the air cleaner
cover
(see figure
and warm water.
; :: ;::::: 7: ::A
15).
Allow
to
the cover.
i
casing.
Cup Cleaning
The fuel filter cup is a small well underneath
that may be in your fuel tank belbre
the fuel valve.
it can enter
21
the engine.
It helps
to trap dirt and water
To clean the fuel filter cup:
1. Turn thefuel valveto the"of£' position.
2. Unscrewthefuel filter cup froln tile fuel valveusinga wrench.Turnthevalve
towardyou to unscrew(seefigure16).
3. Cleanthe cupof all sediment.Using aragor brush.
4. Reinstallthefuel filter cup.
FU;EL VALVE
Figure 16- Removing
Spark
the Fuel Filter (up
Plug Maintenance
The spark plug is important
for proper engine operation.
intact, t_ee of deposits, and properly gapped.
To inspect
A good spark plug should
you spark plug:
be
1.
2.
Pull on the spark plug cap to remove it.
Unscrew the spark plug from the generator
with this product (see figure 17).
3.
Visually inspect the spark plug. If it is cracked or chipped, discard and replace
with a new spark plug. We recommend
using a F6RTC spark plug such as NGK
BPR5ES.
4.
Measure the plug gap with a gauge
(0.028 - 0.031 in).
5.
If you are re-using the spark plug, use a wire brush to clean any dirt t?om around
the spark plug base and then re-gap the spark plug..
6.
Screw the spark plug back into its place
wrench.
Replace the spark plug cap.
using
(see figure
22
the spark plug wrench
18).
The gap should
on the generator
using
included
be 0.7-0.8rain
the spark plug
Figure 20- Removing
Emptying
Before
the spark
plug
Figure 21- Measuring
the spark
plug gap
the Gas Tank
storing
your generator
tbr extended
periods
of time, you should
drain your
generator of gasoline.
To &ain the generator of gas:
1. Turn the fuel valve to the "ofF' position.
2.
Relnove
section.
the fuel filter cup (see "Removing
3.
Empty
4.
With a receptacle
5.
6.
the "on" position.
Drain all the gas t_Oln the generator.
Turn the fuel valve to the "ofF' position.
Replace the fuel filter cup.
7.
Store the emptied
underneath
gasoline
Do not store
Never
transporting
place
or storing
the generator
in a suitable
fuel from
/ TRANSPORT
_fiLCAUTION:
still hot.
When
earlier
in this
the fuel filter cup of any fuel.
A CAUTION:
STORAGE
the Fuel Filter Cup"
to catch the gas, turn the fuel valve to
place.
one season
to another.
PROCEDURES
any type of storage
your generator
cover
for extended
•
Empty the gas tank (see "Emptying
section).
•
Disconnect
•
Do not obstruct
•
Keep
the generator
openings.
in a cool dry area.
23
periods
while
it is
of time:
the Gas TAN<" in the "Maintenance"
the spark plug.
any ventilation
on the generator
SPECIFICATIONS
Generator
AC Output
Rated Wattage
5000 W
Surge Wattage
5500 W
Rated Voltage
120/240
V
Rated Amperage
46 A
Rated Frequency
60 Hz
Phase
Single
DC Output
_g
12V
e
8.3 A
Dimensions(in):
length = 27
Dry mass
width = 21 height =
21
182 lbs
Engine
Engine
type
4-stroke
OHV single
with forced
[gnition
system
non-contact
Displacement
cylinder
air cooling
system
transistor
389 cm 3
Fuel tank capacity:
25 L ( 6.60 US gal.)
Oil capacity
1.1 L (37 fl oz.)
Run time on 50% load
10 hrs
24
TROUBLESHOOTING
IMPORTANT:
M-F 8-5.
If trouble persists please call our customer help line at (888) 315-3080
Problem
3ause
Engine will not
start
Engine switch is set
:O "Off",
--uel valve is turned
:o "closed".
Choke is open.
Solution
Set engine switch to "on".
]urn fuel valve to "open" position.
Close the choke
Engine is out of gas. _,dd gas.
Engine is filled with
:ontaminated or old
Engine runs but
there is no
electrical output
_las
Spark plug is dirty.
Spark plug is
3roken.
3enerator is not on
evel surface.
Change the gas in the engine.
Clean spark plug.
9il is low
_,dd or replace oil.
Replace spark plug.
Move generator to a level surface to prevent low oil shutdown
from triggering.
Circuit breaker is off. Set the circuit breaker to the "on" position.
Bad connecting
Nires/cables.
If you are using an extension cord, try a different one.
Bad electrical device
:onnected to
_enerator.
]'ry connecting
Generator runs but
does not support
all electrical
devices
3enerator is
connected.
3verloaded
a different
device.
Try connecting fewer electrical loads to the generator.
Short in one of the
:onnected devices.
Try disconnecting any faulty or short-circuited electrical loads.
_,ir cleaner is dirty.
Clean or replace air cleaner.
25
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Item
Par_
Qty
Description
Item
Qty
Part
lOOOOO 248
1
GASOLINE ENGINE
:38
SB0516
2
227100
225
1
FRAME COMP
:39
228200
248
1
3
227351
248
2
BOTOOM RUBBER LEFT
40
228003
248
1
TIE, CABLE
4
227:352
248
2
BOTTOM RUBBER RIGHT
41
228154
248
1
BRUSH ASSY
5
M810OO
4
FLANGE \TT
42
080207
100
1
BOLT, HEN.,
6
214006
2
RUBBER PAD FRAME
43
SBO6H9
4
BOLT, FLANGE,
7
M80800
4
FLANGE NUT MS
44
080712
100
1
MASHER,
8
227001
1
STAY AIR CLEANER
45
228001
248
1
HOUSINg,
248
248
MIO
2
Description
1
SCREW TAPPING M5X16
REGULATOR
ASSY.,AUTOMATIC
VOLTAGE
10X210
6X 179
<_ 10.2 X <_30 X 4
RR
9
SBO614
1
SCREW TAPPING M6K14
46
214252
248
1
CAP COMP.,
10
226350
212
1
WIRE HARNESS ASSY
47
214251
248
1
PACKING,
11
226352
231
1
BOTTOM MAIN WIRE HARNESS
48
214200
248
1
CAP COMP.,
12
226054
248
1
FUSE
49
214001
248
1
FILTER,
13
226057
248
1
RECTIFIER
50
214100
217
1
TANK COMP.,
14
226051
248(M)
2
12OV RECEPTACLE
51
214500
248
1
METER COMP.,
FUEL
CIRCUIT
52
D30510
2
SCREW, FLAT,
5X 10
53
000000
1
SEAL GASKET
BREAKER
FUEL TANK
FUEL FILLER
CAP
FUEL FILLER
FUEL TANK
FUEL
15
226052
253(M)
2
16
226250
253
1
TERMI\ALL
17
226450
217(M)
1
CONTROL PANEL
54
SB0625
4
BOLT, FLANGE,
18
226052
253
1
PROTECTOR, CIRCUIT
55
080703
100
4
ASHER, TANK CUSHION
19
226051
253
1
POST, AIRODE
56
214003
248
4
COLLAR,TANKCUSHION
20
226052
253
1
POST, CATHODE
57
214006
248
4
RUBBER, FUEL CUSHION
21
226053
253
1
VILTMETER ASSY
58
109004
2
CLIP,
22
O0O0Ol
M
1
VOLTAGE SWITCH
59
081502
100
1
TUBE, FUEL
2',3
226051
248
1
CONSENT
60
214400
248
1
COCK COMP.,
24
228450
233
1
IGNITION
61
113003 156
1
GASKET, EX.,
25
228082
217
1
WIRE BOX
62
MlO800
2
hiT,
HEN.,
8_Bi
26
SBO616
4
SCREW TAPPING M6X16
63
SB0825
2
\17,
HEX.,
8_BI
27
226353
231
1
BOOT, MAIN WIRE HARNESS
64
213007
248
1
PIPE,
COMP.,
EX.
28
226354
212
I
SWITCH WIRE
65
213007
248
1
PIPE,
COMP.,
EX.
29
226000
212(M)
1
CONTROL PANEL ASSY
66
SB0610
7
BOLT, FLANGE,
SET, EARTH
SWITCH
M
6X25
TUBE
FUEL
PIPE
6X 10
',30
228005
248
1
GENERATOR FAN
67
213004
248
1
PROTECTOR COMP. , MUFFLER
OUTER
',31
228153
248
1
8TATOR COVER
68
213100
248
1
_9JFFLER COMP.
',32
228152
252
1
STATOR ASSY
69
213003
248
1
PROTECTOR COMP.,
INNER
3',3
SBO5M4
2
BOLT, 5X214
70
213006
248
1
SEAL,
PROTECTOR MUFFLER
34
228153
1
ROTOR COMP.
71
SB0816
4
SEAL,
PROTECTOR MUFFLER
35
SB0512
2
SCREW TAPPING MSX12
72
213200
248
1
STAY CO_IP.,
36
228002
248
1
GENERATOR END
73
213005
248
1
PROTECTOR,
37
228156
248
1
TERMI\AL,
252
COVER
VOLT CHANGE
27
MUFFLER
_KFFLER
MUFFLER SIDE
NOTES:
29
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wofl¢manship
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