OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR
GEN-3000-1MK0
GEN-3000-1MH0
GEN-3000/4000-0MH0
GEN-4000/5000-0MS0
GEN-5000-0MK0
GEN-5000-0MH0
PORTABLE GENERATORS
CAUTION
RISK OF INJURY! READ ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE
OPERATING! THIS MANUAL IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF
THE GENERATOR AND MUST REMAIN WITH THIS UNIT!
©Copyright 2006, Mi-T-M Corporation®
Operator’s Manual
37-0879-E/F/S-092716
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Introduction
THANK YOU for purchasing a Mi-T-M product.
READ THIS MANUAL carefully to learn how to operate
and service your machine correctly. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or equipment damage.
THIS MANUAL SHOULD BE CONSIDERED a permanent
part of your machine and should remain with the machine
when you sell it.
MEASUREMENTS in this manual are given in both
metric and customary U.S. unit equivalents. Use only
correct replacement parts and fasteners. Metric and inch
fasteners may require a specific metric or inch wrench.
RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND sides are determined by
facing the motor end of the machine.
The SERIAL NUMBER is located in the Specification or
Identification Numbers section. Accurately record all the
numbers to help in tracing the machine should it be stolen.
Your dealer also needs these numbers when you order
parts. File the identification numbers in a secure place
off the machine.
WARRANTY is provided from your dealer for customers
who operate and maintain their equipment as described
in this manual. The warranty is explained on the warranty
certificate shown in this manual.
This warranty provides you the assurance that your
dealer will back products where defects appear within
the warranty period. Should the equipment be abused,
or modified to change its performance beyond the original
factory specifications, the warranty will become void.
Warning: This product contains lead, a
chemical known to the State of California
to cause birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
Wash your hands after handling this product.
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Contents
Page
Safety ......................................................................... 5
Safety Signs .............................................................. 6
Controls .................................................................. 14
Preparing the Generator ......................................... 16
Operation ................................................................. 20
Troubleshooting ...................................................... 24
Service ..................................................................... 25
Storage ..................................................................... 30
Specifications .......................................................... 31
Accessoires............................................................... 32
Warranty .............................................................. 33-35
All information, illustrations and specifications in this manual are based
on the latest information available at the time of publication. The right is
reserved to make changes at any time without notice.
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Contents
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Safety
RECOGNIZE SAFETY INFORMATION
This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol
on your machine or in this manual, be alert to the potential
for personal injury.
Follow recommended precautions and safe operating
practices.
UNDERSTAND SIGNAL WORDS
A signal word--DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION--is used
with the safety-alert symbol. DANGER identifies the most
serious hazards.
DANGER or WARNING safety signs are located near
specific hazards. General precautions are listed on
CAUTION safety signs. CAUTION also calls attention to
safety messages in this manual.
FOLLOW SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Carefully read all safety messages in this manual and
safety signs on your machine. Keep safety signs in good
condition. Replace missing or damaged safety signs.
Be sure new equipment components and repair parts
include the current safety signs. Replacement safety
signs are available from your Mi-T-M Customer Service
Representative.
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Learn how to operate the machine and how to use controls
properly. Do not let anyone operate without instruction.
Keep your machine in proper working condition.
Unauthorized modifications to the machine may impair the
function and/or safety and affect machine life.
If you do not understand any part of this manual and
need assistance, contact your Mi-T-M Customer Service
Representative.
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CARBON MONOXIDE - POISONOUS GAS
Use generator outdoors, away from open windows, vents, or
doors.
Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide - a poisonous
gas that can kill you. You CAN NOT smell or see this gas.
Never use a generator in enclosed or partially-enclosed spaces.
Generators can produce high levels of carbon monoxide very
quickly. When you use a portable generator, remember that you
cannot smell or see carbon monoxide. Even if you can’t smell
exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to carbon monoxide.
If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get
to fresh air RIGHT AWAY. DO NOT DELAY. The carbon monoxide
from generators can rapidly lead to full incapacitation and death.
If you experience serious symptoms, get medical attention
immediately. Inform medical staff that carbon monoxide poisoning
is suspected. If you experienced symptoms while indoors, have
someone call the fire department to determine when it is safe to
re-enter the building.
NEVER operate the generator in an explosive atmosphere, near
combustible materials or where ventilation is not sufficient to carry
away exhaust fumes. Exhaust fumes can cause serious injury
or death.
NEVER use a generator indoors, including in homes, garages,
basements, crawl spaces, and other enclosed or partially-enclosed
areas, even with ventilation. Opening doors and windows or using
fans will not prevent carbon monoxide build-up in the home.
Follow the instructions that come with your generator. Locate the
unit outdoors and away from doors, windows, and vents that could
allow the carbon monoxide gas to come indoors.
ONLY run generator outdoors and away from air intakes.
NEVER run generator inside homes, garages, sheds, or other
semi-enclosed spaces. These spaces can trap poisonous gases
EVEN IF you run a fan or open doors and windows.
If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using the generator,
shut if off and get fresh air RIGHT AWAY. See a doctor. You may
have carbon monoxide poisoning.
Install battery-operated carbon monoxide alarms or plug-in carbon
monoxide alarms with battery back-up in your home, according to
the manufacturer’s installation instructions. The carbon monoxide
alarms should be certified to the requirements of the latest safety
standards for carbon monoxide alarms. (UL 2034, IAS 6-96, or
CSA 6.19.01).
Test your carbon monoxide alarm frequently and replace dead
batteries.
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SAFETY WARNING WHEN REFUELING
Gasoline is extremely flammable and its vapors can explode if ignited.
Observe all safety regulations for the safe handling of fuel. Handle
fuel in safety containers. If the container does not have a spout, use a
funnel.
Do not overfill the fuel tank, leave room for the fuel to expand.
Do not refill fuel tank while the engine is running. Before refueling
the generator, turn it off and let it cool down. Gasoline spilled on hot
engine parts could ignite.
Fill the tank only on an area of bare ground. While fueling the tank,
keep heat, sparks and open flame away. Carefully clean up any spilled
fuel before starting engine.
Always fill fuel tank in an area with plenty of ventilation to avoid
inhaling dangerous fumes.
NEVER store fuel for your generator in the home. Gasoline, propane,
kerosene, and other flammable liquids should be stored outside of living
areas in properly-labeled, non-glass safety containers. Do not store
them near a fuel-burning appliance, such as a natural gas water heater
in a garage. If the fuel is spilled or the container is not sealed properly,
invisible vapors from the fuel can travel along the ground and can be
ignited by the appliance’s pilot light or by arcs from electric switches in
the appliance.
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER
PROTECTION
These generators are equipped with two GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupters) 120V duplex receptacles for protection against the hazards
of electrical shock from defective attachments such as, tools, cords,
and cables.
WARNING: The GFCIs may not function unless the generator
is properly grounded. Follow the correct procedure
s p e c i f i e d i n t h e s e c t i o n l a b e l e d “ G R O U N D I N G
INSTRUCTIONS”
A GFCI is a device that interrupts electricity from either the utility or
generator by means of a special type of circuit breaker if a fault current
flow to the ground occurs.
WARNING: Only the 120V Duplex Receptacles are protected
by the GFCI.
A GFCI can be used only with generators that have the neutral wire
internally bonded to the frame, and the frame properly grounded to the
earth. A GFCI will not work on generators that do not have the neutral
wire bonded to the frame, or on generators which have not been properly
grounded. All Mi-T-M generators have internally bonded ground wires.
A GFCI will not work if the unit is not properly grounded.
A GFCI may be required by OSHA regulations, the National Electric Code
and/or local and federal codes when operating a generator.
For additional protections against shock hazards due to defective
equipment attached to the twist-lock receptacles, consider the use of a
GFCI on each of these receptacles as well.
GFCIs and GFCI protected cord sets and cables may be purchased
from local electrical supply houses.
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ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
This product must be grounded. It has permanent conductor between
the generator (stator winding) and the frame. If it should malfunction or
breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric
current to reduce the risk of electric shock.
DANGER - IMPROPER CONNECTION OF THE EQUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTOR CAN RESULT IN A RISK OF
ELECTROCUTION. CHECK WITH A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN OR SERVICE PERSON IF YOU ARE IN
DOUBT AS TO WHETHER THE UNIT IS PROPERLY GROUNDED.
This generator is equipped with a grounding terminal for your
protection. Always complete the ground path from the generator to an
external ground source as instructed in the section labeled “Grounding
Instructions” in the Preparation section of this manual.
The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if not kept dry.
Keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. To
protect from moisture, operate it on a dry surface under an open,
canopy-like structure. Dry your hands if wet before touching the
generator.
Risk of electric shock if you operate this generator with a faulty GFCI
(Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter). Test GFCI before each use, see
Operations Instructions for further information. If GFCI fails test, DO
NOT use your generator. Contact your Mi-T-M Customer Service
Representative.
Plug appliances directly into the generator. Or, use a heavy duty,
outdoor-rated extension cord that is rated (in watts or amps) at least
equal to the sum of the connected appliance loads. Check that the
entire cord is free of cuts or tears and that the plug has all three prongs,
especially a grounding pin.
NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into
a wall outlet, a practice known as “back feeding”. This is an extremely
dangerous practice that presents an electrocution risk to utility workers
and neighbors served by the same utility transformer. It also bypasses
some of the built-in household circuit protection devices.
If you must connect the generator to the house wiring to power
appliances, have a qualified electrician install the appropriate equipment
in accordance with local electrical codes. Or, check with your utility
company to see if it can install an appropriate power transfer switch.
For power outages, permanently installed stationary generators are
better suited for providing backup 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 a generator failure.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, read this operator’s
manual completely before using. When using this product,
the following basic precautions should always be followed:
1.Read all the instructions before using the product.
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2.This product is equipped with a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) in the power cord to reduce the risk of electrical shock. If replacement of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.
3.Do not allow children or untrained persons to operate the generator.
4.Do not operate the generator when fatigued or under the influence of drugs or chemicals. Stay alert. Watch what
you are doing.
5. Follow the maintenance instructions specified in this
manual.
6.When starting the generator, using recoil starter grip,
be sure that nothing is in a position to be hit by the
operator’s hand or arm.
7. Be sure the switch on electric power tools is in the “OFF” position before plugging them into the generator.
8. Keep the immediate area free of all bystanders.
9. Be sure each person who operates this generator is properly instructed in its safe operation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
10. Do not operate the generator or any electrical tool in any
area where water or similar materials constitute
an electrical hazard to the operator. Do not operate on
wet surfaces, in rain or in snow.
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11. Always be sure that the generator is on secure footing so that it cannot slide or shift around, endangering workers.
12. Avoid contacting the hot exhaust manifold, muffler or cylinder(s). Keep clear of all rotating parts.
13. Unless the tool or appliance is double insulated, it must be grounded through a properly grounded receptacle. (See Preparing the Generator, Grounding Instructions). Tools and appliances which have 3 prong plugs must
be plugged into extension cords and electrical
receptacles with 3 holes. Before operating any electrical
item, be sure it is in good repair.
14. Follow instructions in this manual when testing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to insure reliable operation.
15. Beware of using this equipment in confined spaces. Confined spaces, without sufficient fresh air ventilation,
can contain dangerous gases. Running gasoline engines
in such environments can lead to deadly explosions and/
or asphyxiation.
16. If your generator comes equipped with a transport
dolly, make sure this unit is secure during operation and
when transporting to prevent unexpected movement or
rolling.
17. Use extreme caution when lifting this generator. Do not
use dolly handles to lift this generator, use only
designated lifting hook to lift this generator. This
generator is heavy so proper lifting techniques should be
used.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Wear close fitting clothing and safety equipment
appropriate to the job.
Wear a suitable hearing protective device such as
earmuffs or earplugs to protect against objectionable or
uncomfortable loud noises.
Operating equipment safely requires the full attention of
the operator. Do not wear radio or music headphones while
operating machine.
PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES
Keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy.
Keep emergency numbers for doctors, ambulance service,
hospital and fire department near your telephone.
Be prepared if a fire starts.
INSPECT GENERATOR
Be sure all covers, guards and shields are tight and in place.
Locate all operating controls and safety labels.
Inspect power cord for damage before using. There is a
hazard of electrical shock from crushing, cutting or heat
damage.
SERVICE GENERATOR SAFELY
Before servicing the generator, disconnect all equipment and
battery (if equipped) and allow unit to cool down.
Service generator in a clean dry flat area.
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SAFETY SIGNS FOR GEN-3000-0MH0
GND
34-0889
062104-ENG.
34-0889
Location: Frame Assembly
34-1681
Location: Control Panel
DANGER
DANGER
PELIGRO
Using a generator indoors CAN KILL
YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon
monoxide. This is a poison you
cannot see or smell.
L'utilisation d'un groupe électrogène à l'intérieur PEUT VOUS TUER EN
QUELQUES MINUTES.
Utilizando un generador adentro PUEDE MATARLE EN MINUTOS.
Le gaz d'échappement du groupe électrogène contient de l'oxyde de
carbone. C'est un gaz toxique que l'on ne peut pas voir ou sentir.
El escape de generador contiene monóxido de carbono. Este es un
gas tóxico que usted no puede ver ni puede oler.
NEVER use inside a home or garage,
EVEN IF doors and windows are
open.
Ne JAMAIS utiliser à l'intérieur d'une maison ou d'un garage, MÊME
SI les portes et fenêtres s'ont ouvertes.
Nunca utilice dentro de un hogar ni el garaje, INCLUSO SI puertas y
ventanas estén abiertas.
N'utiliser qu'à l'EXTÉRIEUR et bien éloigné des fenêtres, portes, et
conduits d'aération.
Solo utilice AFUERAS y lejos de ventanas abiertas, las puertas, y
descargas.
Only use OUTSIDE and far away
from windows, doors, and vents.
EXPLOSIVE FUEL
Gasoline is extremely flammable and its vapors can
explode if ignited causing serious injury or death.
• Store gasoline only in approved containers, in
well-ventilated, unoccupied areas away from
sparks and flames.
• Always stop unit and allow unit to cool before
refueling.
• Do NOT fill fuel tank while engine is hot or
running.
• Do NOT overfill fuel tank.
• Never use gasoline as a cleaning agent. Wipe up any spills immediately.
SHOCK
A generator is a potential shock hazard which
can result in serious injury or death.
• Generator must be kept dry.
• Do NOT operate unit with wet hands.
• Generator MUST be grounded before use. See
operators manual for specific instructions.
• Use extreme caution when refueling unit.
• GFCI receptacles must be tested before each
use. See operators manual.
• Always keep generator four (4) feet from any structure.
• Always remove refueling gas can from generator area.
CARBURANT EXPLOSIF
L'essence est extrêmement inflammable et ses vapeurs peuvent exploser
si on l'enflamme qui peut entraîner des blessures graves ou la mort.
• N'entreposer l'essence que dans des conteneurs homologués, dans des
endroits bien aérés et inoccupés loin de toute étincelle et flamme.
• Arrêter toujours l'appareil et lui permettre de refroidir avant de le
ravitailler en carburant.
• Ne JAMAIS remplir le réservoir d'essence lorsque le moteur est chaud
ou marche.
• Ne PAS trop remplir le réservoir d'essence.
• Ne JAMAIS utiliser l'essence comme nettoyant. Essuyer
immédiatement tout débordement.
COMESTIBLE EXPLOSIVO
Gasolina es inflammable sumamente y sus vapors pueden explotar si
inflamarse que puede resultar en lesiones graves o muerte.
• Mantenga gasoline solo en envases autorizadors, areas con buen
ventilación y desocupadas afuera de chispas y llamas.
• Siempre pare la unidad y permite enfriarse de unidad antes de rellenar.
• No llene el tanque de comestible cuando el motor está calor o
funcionando.
• No derrame el tanque de comestible.
• Nunca use gasolina como un agente de limpiando. Limpie algunas astillas
inmediateamente.
DÉCHARGE
Un génerateur pose un danger de décharge électrique qui
peut entraîner des blessures graves ou la mort.
• Le génerateur doit être maintenu au sec.
• Ne PAS utiliser le génerateur avec les mains mouillées.
• Le générateur doit être mis à la terre avant de l'utiliser. Consulter le manuel
de l'utilisateur pour des instructions spécifiques.
• Soyez extrémement prudent lors du ravitaillement en carburant de cet
appareil.
• Les prises GFCI doivent être testées avant chaque utilisation. Voir le
manuel de l'utilisateur.
- Placer toujours le générateur à une distance d'au moins quatre pieds (1m
22) de toute structure.
- Enlever toujours le bidon de ravitaillement en essence de l'endroit où se
trouve le générateur.
DESCARGA
Un generador es un potencial riesgo de descarga que
puede resultar en lesiones graves o muerte.
• Generadores tienen que mantener secos.
• No opere esta unidad con manos mojados.
• Generador TIENE que sea conectado a tierra antes de uso. Vea manual
de operador para instrcciones especificos.
• Use caución extremo cuando rellenando esta unidad.
• GFCI recipientes tienen que tener un examen antes de cada uso. Vea
manual de operador.
• Siempre mantenga el generador cuatro (4) pisos de alga estructura.
• Siempre quite lata de gasolina de rellenando de area de generador.
34-1576-E/F/S-031607-ENG.
34-1576
Location: Top Cover
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SAFETY SIGNS FOR GEN-3000-1MH0, GEN-4000-0MS0, GEN-4000-0MH0, GEN-5000-0MS0, GEN-5000-0MK0
GND
34-0889
062104-ENG.
34-0889
Location: Frame Assembly
34-1677 or 34-1764
Location: Side Panel
34-1680 or 34-1762
Location: Control Panel
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Controls
CONTROLS FOR GEN-3000 AND GEN-4000
A
B
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A -- Fuel Tank
B -- Control Panel
C -- Oil Drain Plug
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D -- Oil Dipstick
E-- Fuel Gauge
F-- Fuel Cap
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H-- Spark Arrestor
I-- Muffler
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CONTROLS FOR GEN-5000
B
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A -- Fuel Tank
B-- Fuel Cap
C -- Control Panel
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D -- Oil Drain Plug
E -- Oil Dipstick
F-- Fuel Gauge
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G-- Roll Over Valve
H-- Spark Arrestor
I-- Muffler
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Preparing the Generator
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This product must be grounded. If it should malfunction or
breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for
electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock.
DANGER - IMPROPER CONNECTION OF THE
EQUIPMENT-GROUNDING
CONDUCTOR
CAN
RESULT IN A RISK OF ELECTROCUTION. CHECK
WITH A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN OR SERVICE
PERSON IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT AS TO WHETHER
THE UNIT IS PROPERLY GROUNDED.
The wing 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 two star washers and
wing nut then tighten the wing 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. Examples given below
illustrate a few of the ways in which a good ground source may
be established.
A metal underground water pipe in direct contact with the earth
for at least 10 feet can be used as a grounding source. If an pipe
is unavailable, an 8 foot length of pipe or rod may be used as the
ground source. The pipe should be 3/4 inch trade size or larger
and the outer surface must be noncorrosive. If a steel or iron rod
is used it should be at least 5/8 inch diameter and if a nonferrous
rod is used it should be at least 1/2 inch diameter and be listed
as material for grounding. Drive the rod or pipe to a depth of 8
feet. If a rock bottom is encountered less than 4 feet 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”.
GND
34-0889
062104-ENG.
It is recommended to:
1.
Use electrical devices with 3 prong power cords.
2. Use an extension cord with a 3 hole receptacle and a 3 prong plug at the opposite ends to ensure continuity of the ground protection from the generator to appliance.
We strongly recommend that all applicable federal, state and
local regulations relating to grounding specifications be checked
and followed.
LINE TRANSFER SWITCH
If this generator is used for standby service, it must have
a transfer switch between the utility power service and the
generator. The transfer switch not only prevents the utility
power form feeding into the generator, but is also prevents the
generator form feeding out into the utility company’s lines. This
is intended to protect the serviceman who may be working on
a damaged line.
THIS INSTALLATION MUST BE DONE BY A LICENSED
ELECTRICIAN AND ALL LOCAL CODES MUST BE
FOLLOWED.
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Preparing the Generator
ENGINE OIL
Use oil viscosity based on the expected air temperature
range during the period between oil changes.
TEMPERATURE CHART
Use a high quality detergent oil with API classifications of
SJ or higher.
Check oil level before each operation and ensure that it
is maintained.
CAUTION: THIS ENGINE CRANKCASE IS NOT
FILLED WITH OIL AT THE FACTORY, SO BE
SURE TO FILL IT BEFORE OPERATING THE
ENGINE.
OIL GAUGE
ENGINE OIL CAPACITY
MODEL #
Liters
Quart
Ounces
GEN-3000-0MH0
0.6
0.61
20.3
GEN-3000-1MK0
0.6
0.63
20.3
GEN-3000-1MH0
0.6
0.61
20.3
GEN-4000-0MS0
0.6
0.63
20.3
GEN-4000-0MH0
1.1
1.16
37.2
GEN-5000-0MS0
1.0
1.06
33.8
GEN-5000-0MK0
1.3
1.4
44.8
GEN-5000-0MH0
1.1
1.16
37.2
(Fig. 1)
NOTE: These engines are equipped with a “Low Oil” shut-off system for engine protection. If the engine fails to start, check engine crankcase for oil.
UPPER LEVEL
To fill with oil:
1.Level the engine to ensure accurate inspection and to prevent overfilling.
2.Unscrew the oil gauge (Fig. 1), wipe the dipstick dry.
Reinsert the oil gauge back into the oil fill gauge opening.
Remove the oil gauge and check the oil level.
3.The oil level should be between the full and low marks
on the dipstick. (Fig. 2)
NOTE: When checking the oil be sure the engine is level.
4.Fill with oil as required through the oil fill gauge opening.
5.Replace the oil gauge and screw in firmly.
6.Wipe up any spilled oil.
(Fig. 2)
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Preparing the Generator
FUELING
WARNING: EXPLOSIVE FUEL! GASOLINE IS
EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE AND ITS VAPORS CAN
EXPLODE IF IGNITED.
STORE
GASOLINE
ONLY
IN
APPROVED
CONTAINERS,
IN
WELL
VENTILATED,
UNOCCUPIED BUILDINGS AND AWAY FROM
SPARKS OR FLAMES.
DO NOT FILL THE FUEL TANK WHILE THE
ENGINE IS HOT OR RUNNING, SINCE SPILLED
FUEL COULD IGNITE IF IT COMES IN CONTACT
WITH HOT PARTS OR SPARKS FROM IGNITION.
DO NOT START THE ENGINE NEAR SPILLED
FUEL.
NEVER USE GASOLINE AS A CLEANING AGENT.
WARNING: DO NOT OVERFILL THE FUEL TANK,
LEAVE ROOM FOR THE FUEL TO EXPAND.
General Recommendations
• Purchase gasoline in small quantities and store in clean, approved containers.
• To minimize gum deposits in your fuel system and to insure easy starting, do not use gasoline left over from the previous season.
• Do not add oil to the gasoline.
Fuel Type
• For best results use only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline with a pump sticker octane rating of 87 or higher.
• Unleaded gasoline is recommended as it leaves less combustion chamber deposits.
GASOLINE/ALCOHOL BLENDS:
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded gasoline
by volume) is approved, as a fuel. Other gasoline/alcohol
blends are not approved.
GASOLINE/ETHER BLENDS:
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and unleaded gasoline
blends (up to a maximum of 15% MTBE by volume) are
approved as a fuel. Other gasoline/ether blends are not
approved.
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Preparing the Generator
HIGH ALTITUDE
At high altitude, the standard carburetor air/fuel mixture will
be too rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption
will increase. A very rich mixture will also foul the spark plug
and cause hard starting. Operation at an altitude that differs
from that at which this engine was certified, for extended
periods of time, may increase emissions.
High altitude performance can be improved by specific
modifications to the carburetor. If you always operate your
generator at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters),
have your dealer perform this carburetor modification. This
engine, when operated at high altitude with the carburetor
modifications for high altitude use, will meet each emission
standard throughout its useful life.
Even with carburetor modification, engine horsepower
will decrease about 3.5% for each 1,000-foot (300-meter)
increase in altitude. The effect of altitude on horsepower will
be greater than this if no carburetor modification is made.
NOTE:When the carburetor has been modified for high
altitude operation, the air/fuel mixture will be too lean
for low altitude use. Operation at altitudes below 5,000
feet (1,500 meters) with a modified carburetor may
cause the engine to overheat and result in serious
engine damage.
For use at low altitudes, have your servicing
dealer return the carburetor to original factory
specifications.
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Operation
OPERATION
Recoil Start
NOTE: Read Operator’s Manual carefully before operating this
unit. Always make sure the unit is level and properly
grounded. Check engine oil before starting.
1.Open fuel valve on unit or engine. (See Fig. 3)
2.Move choke lever to full choke. If re-starting a warm
engine, the choke should be left in the off position. (See
Fig. 4)
3.Turn the engine ignition switch to the ON position.
4.Pull recoil to start engine.
(Fig. 3)
(Subaru Shown)
5.Once engine has started, slowly move choke lever to no
choke.
NOTE: When engine fails to start after several attempts, repeat
the starting procedures mentioned above with the choke
lever in the off position.
6.Allow the unit to run for two (2) minute warm-up.
7.Make sure the generator is grounded. See Preparing the
Generator; Grounding Instructions.
8.Test the GFCI receptacle(s) on the unit. Push the test button.
The reset button should pop out and there should be no
power at the receptacle. Apply a test load or lamp to each
receptacle to verify. IF THE RESET BUTTON DOES NOT
POP OUT, DO NOT USE THE RECEPTACLES(S). SEE
DEALER FOR SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
9.If GFCI receptacle(s) test correctly, firmly push the reset
button to restore power. A distinctive click should be
heard or felt when this is complete. IF THE RECEPTACLE(S) DO NOT RESET PROPERLY, DO NOT USE THE RECEPTACLE(S). SEE DEALER FOR SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
10. Loads can now be applied to the unit.
11.
If unit is equipped with a Full Power Switch, move the Full Power Switch to the 120V position to direct all power
to the 120V/30A receptacle on the unit (See Fig. 5). This
will disable all other receptacles.
(Fig. 4)
(Subaru Shown)
When the Full Power Switch is in the 120V/240V
position, all receptacles are usable except the 120V/30A
receptacle.
CAUTION: Ensure all breakers are in the off position
before moving the full power switch.
NOTE: This engine is equipped with a “Low Oil” shutdown system for engine protection. The engine stops when the oil level gets too low. The engine will not restart
without adding oil. Refer to Preparing the Generator;
Engine Fuel Capacity for instructions on adding oil.
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(Fig. 5)
(Subaru Shown)
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Operating the Generator
SHUTDOWN
1.Remove all load by turning off electrical appliances and
unplugging electric cords.
2. Allow engine to run at idle speed (3000), or at no load condition
(3000-1MH0, 4000, 5000) to cool for two (2) minutes.
NOTE: Failure to allow the engine to cool for two (2) minutes may result in damage to the generator.
3.Turn engine key or ignition switch off.
4.Close fuel valve on unit or engine.
CONTROLS
CONTROL PANEL:
The generators are equipped with the following items:
3000 w units:
- Circuit Breaker
- One 125 Volt, 20 Amp, GFCI protected receptacles.
4000 w and 5000 w units:
- Full Power Switch
- Circuit Breakers
- Two 125 Volt, 20 Amp, Duplex (2 outlets), GFCI protected
receptacles.
- One 125 Volt, 30 Amp, Locking Type Receptacle.
- One 125/250 Volt, 20 Amp, Locking Type Receptacle.
NOTE: The 125 Volt, 30 Amp locking receptacles ARE NOT
GROUND FAULT PROTECTED. If ground fault protection
on these receptacles is necessary or desired, external
protection devices must be used. Refer to the section on
“Ground Fault Interrupter” for more information.
WARNING: NEVER EXCEED THE RATING OF
A RECEPTACLE. THESE RECEPTACLES ARE
PROTECTED AGAINST OVERLOADS BY RESETTING
MAGNETIC TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKERS. IF A
CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPS, THE CAUSE SHOULD
BE DETERMINED AND CORRECTED PRIOR TO
CONTINUING USE.
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Operating the Generator
CONTROLS
OIL WARNING DEVICE:
NOTE: This engine is equipped with a “Low Oil” shutdown system for engine protection. The engine stops when the oil level gets too low. The engine will not restart without adding
oil. If the unit is tilted too much during operation, it may suddenly
stop even though the oil level is not low.
Check the engine oil before restarting the engine. If the unit is tilted,
level the engine, then check the oil before restarting the engine.
FULL POWER SWITCH:
The Full Power Switch allows the unit to suppy power directly to the 120V30A receptacle on the unit. This will disable all other receptacles.
When the Full Power Switch is in the 120V/240V position, all receptacles
are usable except the 120V-30A receptacle.
Do not use switch to add/remove load.
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Operating the Generator
CONTROLS
CABLE SIZE:
Equipment damage can result from low voltage. Therefore, to prevent
excessive voltage drop between the generator and the equipment,
the cable should be of adequate gauge for the length used. The cable
selection chart gives the maximum cable lengths for various gauges of
wire which can adequately carry the loads shown.
CURRENTLOAD IN WATTSMAXIMUM CABLE LENGTH (FEET)
IN AMPS 120 VOLTS 240 VOLTS #8 WIRE #10 WIRE #12 WIRE
#14 WIRE
2.53006001000 600
375
56001200500 300
200
7.59001800350 200
125
1012002400250 150
100
1518003600150 100
65
2024004800175125 75
50
2530006000150100 60
303600720012565
404800960090
#16 WIRE
250
125
100
50
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 “CODE G” electric motors.
CAUTION: 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.
WATTS REQUIRED TO START MOTOR
MOTOR (H.P.) RUNNING WATTS REPULSION INDUCTION
CAPACITOR
SPLIT PHASE
1/8
275
600
850
1200
1/6
275
600
850
2050
1/4
400
850
1050
2400
1/3
450
975
1350
2700
1/2
600
1300
1800
3600
3/4
850
1900
2600
1
1100
2500
3300
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Troubleshooting
SYMPTOMPROBLEMSOLUTION
Engine will not start.
Engine switch is off.
Turn engine switch to the ON position.
Fuel Tank empty.
Fill tank per instructions in this manual.
Fuel Valve is off.
Turn Fuel Valve on.
Inadequate engine oil.
Check oil level. This engine is equipped with a low oil sensor. The engine cannot be started unless the oil level is above the prescribed lower limit.
No spark at spark plug.
Remove the spark plug cap. Clean any dirt from around the plug base, then remove the spark plug. Install the spark plug in the plug cap. Turn the engine switch on.
Grounding the electrode to any engine ground, pull the recoil starter to see if sparks jump across the gap. If there is no spark, replace the plug.
Reinstall the plug and start engine according to instructions in this manual.
Consult Mi-T-M Customer Service.
Generator has no output.
Circuit breakers tripped.
Reset circuit breakers.
Inadequate cord sets or Check cord sets or extension cords extension cords.
capabilities in section Controls; Cable Size in this manual.
Consult Mi-T-M Customer Service.
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Service
MAINTENANCE
Keep all air vents clear.
Keep the generator clean. DO NOT spray with water.
Periodically check all fasteners and tighten, see the periodic maintenance chart.
GFCI TEST RECORDS:
As with any other safety devices, the GFCIs supplied with these generators must be checked every month to insure that
they are functioning properly. To test the GFCIs, follow the instructions and then enter the date of the test below.
1.With the generator running and the idle control switch in the “START” position, push the “TEST” button. The
“RESET” button should pop out. This should result in the power being off at both outlets of the duplex receptacle. Verify this by plugging a test lamp into each outlet.
WARNING: IF THE RESET BUTTON DOES NOT POP OUT, DO NOT USE THE RECEPTACLE(S). SEE AUTHORIZED Mi-T-M CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE FOR SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
2.If the GFCI test correctly, restore power by FIRMLY pushing the “RESET” button back in until you hear or feel a
distinctive “click”. IF THE GFCI FAILS TO RESET PROPERLY, DO NOT USE EITHER OUTLET OF THE DUPLEX
RECEPTACLE. Have the unit serviced by an authorized Mi-T-M Customer Service Representative immediately.
3.High vibration or severe mechanical shock loads may cause the GFCIs to trip. IF EITHER GFCI TRIPS BY ITSELF AT ANY TIME, reset it and perform test procedures 1 and 2.
4.Repeat steps 1-3 for the second GFCI.
WARNING: ALTHOUGH THE ABOVE TEST PROCEDURES WILL INDICATE PROPER GFCI OPERATION
ON AN UNGROUNDED OR IMPROPERLY GROUNDED GENERATOR, THE GENERATOR MUST STILL BE
GROUNDED PER THE GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS LISTED ON PAGE 16 FOR THE GFCI TO
FUNCTION PROPERLY AND PROTECT THE USER FROM ELECTRICAL FAULTS.
Year
Jan. Feb. MarchApril May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
NOTE: Situations exist where a GFCI will not afford any protection against the hazards of electrical shock.
EXAMPLE: if a person touches two or more conductors from a damaged cord set and is not in direct contact with the ground, he or she may receive a shock. Since there is no path to ground for a ground fault current to flow through, the GFCI will not operate and serious injury may result.
The GFCI are merely an added safety feature. There are no substitutes for good safety precautions, correct electrical practices and proper maintenance of cords, equipment and connections.
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Service
MAINTENANCE
EVAPORATIVE EMISSION COMPONENTS:
The unit you have purchased includes the following components
that are in compliance with California Air Resources Board
Evaporative Emission Standards;
1. Fuel Hose
2. Fuel Hose Fittings
3. Fuel Tank and Cap
4. Carbon Canister and Mounting Brackets
These components should be inspected on a daily basis for
cracks, leaks, and abnormal wear. If cracking, leaks or abnormal
wear has occurred, the components should be replaced
immediately.
ENGINE:
The engine for this generator is governed to operate at speeds
close to 3600 RPM (60Hz) throughout the operating load range.
The no load speed (before a load is applied) will be just a bit
higher than the load speed and is normally set to 3750 RPM.
WARNING:
DO
NOT
TAMPER
WITH
THE
GOVERNOR MECHANISM, CHANGE THE SETTING
EXPERIMENTALLY, OR PUSH THE THROTTLE OPEN
IN AN ATTEMPT TO GENERATE MORE ELECTRICAL
CURRENT; EQUIPMENT DAMAGE OR PERSONAL
INJURY MAY RESULT.
GOVERNOR SPEED ADJUSTMENT SHOULD BE
MADE ONLY BY A MI-T-M CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE.
CHECKING ENGINE OIL:
Check oil level before each operation and ensure that it is
maintained per Preparing the Generator; Engine Oil Capacity
section.
OIL DRAIN PLUG
(Fig. 6)
CHANGING ENGINE OIL:
Change oil after the first 20 hours of operation. Thereafter it
should be changed every 100 hours.
1.Make sure the unit is on level ground. Run the engine to warm
the oil.
UPPER LEVEL
2.Stop the engine.
3.Remove the oil drain plug. (See Fig. 6)
CAUTION: OIL BEING DRAINED MAY BE HOT. TO
REDUCE THE RISK OF BURN INJURY, HANDLE WITH
CARE. DISPOSE OF USED OIL PROPERLY.
4.Drain oil while engine is warm, into a suitable container.
5.Reinstall the oil drain plug.
(Fig. 7)
6.Remove oil gauge and refill with new oil. (Fig. 7)
7.Check the oil level as instructed in Preparing the Generator; Engine Oil Capacity section.
8.Wipe up any spilled oil.
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Service
MAINTENANCE
AIR CLEANER:
WARNING: RISK OF FIRE OR EXPLOSION. DO
NOT USE GASOLINE OR LOW FLASH-POINT
SOLVENTS TO CLEAN THE ELEMENT. CLEAN
THE ELEMENT IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA.
ENSURE THAT NO SPARKS OR FLAMES ARE
NEAR THE WORKING AREA, THIS INCLUDES
ANY APPLIANCE WITH A PILOT LIGHT.
CAUTION: NEVER RUN THE ENGINE WITHOUT
THE AIR FILTER, SERIOUS DANGER CAN
RESULT.
Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the engine.
Check for and correct heavy buildup of dirt and debris along
with loose or damaged components. (See Fig. 8)
(Fig. 8)
1.Unsnap the air cleaner cover and remove the elements.
2.Clean the elements:
FOAM PRE-CLEANER ELEMENT: Wash the foam precleaner element in warm water with detergent. Rinse the
foam pre-cleaner element thoroughly until all traces of
detergent are eliminated. Squeeze out excess water, but do
not wring. Allow the foam pre-cleaner element to air dry.
Saturate the foam pre-cleaner element with new engine oil.
Squeeze out all excess oil. DO NOT put engine oil on the
foam damper.
NOTE: Clean the foam pre-cleaner element every 25 hours
of operation (more often under extremely dusty or
dirty condition)
PAPER AIR CLEANER ELEMENT: Do not wash the paper
element or use pressurized air, as this will damage the
element. Clean by gently tapping the element to remove
dust. Replace the element if damaged, bent or extremely
dirty. Handle new element carefully; do not use if the sealing
surfaces are bent or damaged.
NOTE: Replace the paper element every 100 hours (more
often under extremely dusty conditions.)
Reinstall the foam pre-cleaner element and the paper
air cleaner element. Close air cleaner cover and clasp
shut.
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Service
MAINTENANCE
Spark Plug Gap
(See
recommendations)
CLEANING AND GAPPING SPARK PLUG:
If the plug is contaminated with carbon, remove it using a
plug cleaner or wire brush.
Check the spark plug gap and reset it if necessary. The spark
plug gaps are listed below. To change the gap, bend the sideelectrode only, using a spark plug tool. (Fig. 9)
Install and tighten the spark plug. Connect the spark plug
lead.
Recommended Spark Plug:
Engine
Subaru
Honda
Kohler
Spark Plug
NGK BR-6HS
NGK BPR6ES
NGK BKR5E
Spark Plug Gap
0.6 - 0.7 mm
(0.02-0.03 in.)
(Fig. 9)
0.7 - 0.8 mm
(0.03 in.)
Torque - New
8.7-10.9 ft-lb
10 ft-lb
Torque - Retighten
16.6-19.5 ft-lb
14 ft-lb
Screw
SPARK ARRESTOR:
If the generator has been running, the muffler will be very
hot. Allow it to cool before proceeding.
NOTE: Remove and clean spark arrester every 100 hours
or as necessary.
Spark Arrester
NOTE: Product users on United States forest service land, and
in some states, must comply with fire prevention regulations.
Clean the spark arrester as follows: (Fig. 10A,B and 11)
1.Loosen the screw by the exhaust port of the muffler and
remove the spark arrester.
Spark Arrester
2.Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark
arrester screen. Inspect the screen for breaks or tears and
replace it if necessary.
3.Install the spark arrester in the reverse order of removal.
Spark arrestors are available from your local Mi-T-M Customer
Service. Other user requirements may apply, check with your
Federal, State or local authorities.
Nuts
(Fig. 10A and B)
SPARK ARRESTER SCREEN
(Fig. 11)
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Service
MAINTENANCE
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART:
To ensure satisfactory operation over an extended
period of time, an engine requires normal maintenance
at regular intervals. The Periodic Maintenance Chart
below shows periodic inspection and maintenance items
and suitable intervals. The bullet mark designates that
the corresponding item should be performed at that
interval.
NOTE: Some adjustments require the use of special tools
or other equipment. An electronic tachometer will
facilitate setting idle and running speeds.
DailyEvery Every
25hrs. 100 hrs. Every
200 hrs. Before
Storage
Check fuel•
Check engine oil•
Check for loose or lost nuts and bolts •
Check for leaks•
Check cylinder and head fins for
dust and dirt •
Check battery electrolyte level •
Check fuel lines (replace if necessary) •
Clean air cleaner foam element (**)•
Tighten nuts and bolts
(*)•
Change engine oil (*)•
Clean fuel filter •
Replace air cleaner paper element (**)•
Clean dust and dirt from cylinder and cylinder head fins (**) •
Clean and regap spark plug
•
Add fuel stabilizer
•
Run unit dry
•
* Perform these operations after the first 5 hours of use, then at the recommended intervals.
** Service more frequently under dusty conditions.
NOTE: These items must be performed with the proper tools. See your Mi-T-M Customer Service Representative for
service, unless you have the proper equipment and mechanical proficiency.
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Storage
Service
STORING GENERATOR
SHORT TERM (1-6 months):
1.Add gasoline conditioner and stabilizer at the specified
concentration.
2.Run the unit for two (2) minutes to ensure the mixed fuel is in the entire fuel system. Close the fuel valve and run the unit until it stops.
3.Remove the spark plug, pour 1-2 teaspoons (5-10cc) of
engine oil into the cylinder, slowly pull the starter handle
2 or 3 times, reinstall the spark plug and tighten securely.
4.Clean the exterior surface of the generator and apply a rust inhibitor.
5.Store the generator in a dry, well ventilated place.
LONG TERM (More than 6 months):
1.Add gasoline conditioner and stabilizer at the specified
concentration.
2.Run the generator until the fuel tank and carburetor are dry. As the engine is beginning to die, move the choke lever to the choke position.
NOTE: Turn off the idle control to decrease the run time.
3.Remove the spark plug, pour 1-2 teaspoons (5-10cc) of
engine oil into the cylinder, slowly pull the starter handle
2 or 3 times, reinstall the spark plug and tighten securely.
4.Clean the exterior surface of the generator and apply a rust inhibitor.
5.Store the generator in a dry, well ventilated place.
WARNING: FUEL SHOULD BE DRAINED IN A
WELL VENTILATED AREA AND STORED IN A
CONTAINER APPROVED FOR GASOLINE.
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Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
GEN-5000-0MS0
GEN-3000-1MK0
GEN-4000-0MS0GEN-5000-0MK0
GEN-3000-0MH0GEN-3000-1MH0 GEN-4000-0MH0
GEN-5000-0MH0
Engine
Honda
Kohler/ Honda
Subaru/ Honda
Subaru/ Kohler/Honda
Watts (AC) Rated
3000 watts
3000 watts
4000 watts
5000 watts
Watts (AC) Max.
2450 watts
2450 watts 3500 watts
4400 watts
Rated Voltage (AC)
120V
120V 120/240V
120/240V
Max. Amperage
25.0
25.0 33.3/16.7
41.7/20.8
Cont. Amperage
20.4
20.4 29.2/14.6
36.7/18.3
Frequency
60
60 60
60
Fuel Tank Capacity
.66 gal.
2.6 gal.
5.68 gal.
5.68 gal.
Run Time Hours /
Tank of Fuel*
* Rated at Full Load
2.7 hrs.
7.0 hrs.
9.3 hrs.
6.8 hrs.
NOTE: Unit ratings are established based on operation at standard conditions of 60° F and at sea level. The performance of the generator must be de-rated for temperature and altitude by 1% for every 10° F above 60° F
and 3.5% for every 1000 feet above sea level. Due to the operational characteristics of the thermal type circuit
breaker, the power available from the generator will decrease slightly with a corresponding increase in ambient
temperature.
Due to continuing product improvements, specifications are subject to change without notice.
RECORD SERIAL NUMBER
Write you model number, machine serial number and date
of purchase in the spaces provided below. Your dealer
needs this information when ordering parts.
Model No._______________________________________________
Machine Serial No.________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
Date of Purchase_________________________________________
(To be filled in by purchaser)
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Accessories
LIFTING HOOK KIT: AW-5090-0003
(GEN-4000-0MS0, GEN-4000-0MH0,
GEN-5000-0MS0, GEN-5000-0MK0, GEN-5000-0MH0)
Used for lifting the generator safely. The Lifting Hook Kit
includes the lifting hook, hardware and instructions needed
to assemble the lifting hook to the generator.
WHEEL AND HANDLE KIT: AW-5740-0003
(GEN-4000-0MS0, GEN-4000-0MH0,
GEN-5000-0MS0, GEN-5000-0MK0)
Allows easier portability of the generator. The Wheel and
Handle Kit includes the wheels, handles, hardware and
instructions needed to assemble the kit to the generator.
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STATEMENT OF WARRANTY
Mi-T-M warrants all parts, (except those referred to below), of your new generator to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship during the following periods:
For Two (2) Years from the date of original purchase.
Defective parts not subject to normal wear and tear will be repaired or replaced at our option during the warranty
period. In any event, reimbursement is limited to the purchase price paid.
EXCLUSIONS
1. Engine/Motor and Generator are covered under separate warranty by its respective
manufacturer and is subject to the terms set forth therein.
2. This warranty does not cover parts damaged due to normal wear, misapplication, misuse, operation at
other than recommended . Failure to follow recommended operating and maintenance procedures also
voids warranty.
3. The use of other than genuine manufacturer repair parts will void warranty.
4. Parts returned, prepaid to our factory or to an Authorized Mi-T-M Service Center will be inspected and
replaced free of charge if found to be defective and subject to warranty. There are no warranties which
extend beyond the description of the face hereof. Under no circumstances shall the manufacturer bear
any responsibility for loss of use of the unit, loss of time or rental, inconvenience, commercial loss or
consequential damages.
For Service or Warranty Consideration, contact
Mi-T-M® Corporation, 50 Mi-T-M Drive, Peosta, IA 52068
563-556-7484 / 800-553-9053 / Fax 563-556-1235
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
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Warranty
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and Mi-T-M are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2017 small
off-road engine/equipment (SORE). In California, new SOREs must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent
anti-smog standards. Mi-T-M must warrant the evaporative emissions control system (EECS) on your SOREs for the periods of time
listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your SOREs.
Your EECS may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel
lines, fuel caps, valves, canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, belts and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exist, Mi-T-M will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and
labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This EECS is warranted for two years. If any evaporative emissions-related part on your small off-road engine/equipment is defective,
the part will be repaired or replaced by Mi-T-M.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-As the SORE owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. Mi-T-M
recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your SORE , but Mi-T-M cannot deny warranty solely for the lack
of receipts.
-As the SORE owner, you should however be aware that Mi-T-M may deny you warranty coverage if your SORE or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
-You are responsible for presenting your SORE to distribution center or service center authorized by Mi-T-M Corporation, 50 Mi-T-M
Drive, Peosta, IA 52068 (herein Mi-T-M) 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 Mi-T-M Customer Service Department at 1-800-5539053 or by emailing us at corp@mitm.com.
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE
- CALIFORNIA ONLY Mi-T-M warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the SORE (1) has been designed, built and equipped
so as to conform with all applicable regulations; and (2) is free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a
warranted part to conform with those regulations as may be applicable to the terms and conditions stated below.
(a) The warranty period begins on the date the engine is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service. The warranty
period is two years.
(b) Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emissions related parts is as follows:
(1) Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in your owner’s manual is warranted for
the warranty period stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by
Mi-T-M according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder
of the period.
(2) Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in your owner’s manual is warranted for the warranty period
stated above. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
(3) Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in your owner’s manual is warranted for the
period of time before the first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first scheduled replacement, the
part will be repaired or replaced by Mi-T-M according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty
will be warranted for 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 herein must be performed at a warranty station at
no charge to the owner.
(5) Not withstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repair will be provided at all of our distribution centers that are
franchised to service the subject engines.
(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) Mi-T-M is liable for damages to other engine components proximity caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted part.
(8) Throughout the engine warranty period stated above, Mi-T-M will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the
expected demand for such parts.
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(9) Any replacement part may 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 Mi-T-M.
(10)Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted
add-on or modified parts by the ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claims. Mi-T-M will not be liable to
warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
(c) WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty
coverage if Mi-T-M demonstrates that the engine has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse ,
neglect ,or improper maintenance was the direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding,
any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and properly operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for
warranty coverage. The following emissions warranty parts list are covered.
(1) Fuel Metering System
(A) Carburetor and internal parts (and/or pressure regulator or fuel injection system).
(B)
Air/fuel ratio feedback and control system, if applicable.
(C) Cold start enrichment system, if applicable.
(D) Regulator assy (gaseous fuel, if applicable)
(2) Air Induction System
(A) Intake manifold, if applicable
(B) Air filter.
(C)
Controlled hot air intake system.
(3) Ignition System
(A) Spark plugs.
(B) Magneto or electronic ignition system.
(C) Spark advance/retard system, if applicable.
(4) Exhaust manifold, if applicable
(5) Evaporation System
(A) Fuel line
(B) Fuel line fittings
(C)
Fuel Tank and Cap
(D)
Carbon Canisters and Mounting Brackets
(6) Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System
(A) EGR valve body, and carburetor spacer if applicable.
(B) EGR rate feedback and control system.
(7) Air Injection System
(A) Air pump or pulse valve.
(B) Valves affecting distribution of flow.
(C) Distribution manifold.
(8) Catalyst or Thermal Reactor System
(A) Catalytic converter.
(B) Thermal reactor.
(C) Exhaust manifold.
(9) Particulate Controls
(A) Traps, filters, precipitators, and any other device used to capture particulate
emissions.
(10) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
(A) Electronic controls.
(B)
Vacuum, temperature, and time sensitive valves and switches.
(C) Hoses, belts, connectors, and assemblies.
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