Operator’s Manual
Portable Generator
Model: HM8000
WARNING: Do not assemble, install or operate this equipment without reading ALL
of this manual and the safety precautions and warning illustrated in this manual.
KDAR Company
15009 Manchester Rd. #283
Ballwin, MO 63011
Tel: 866-939-9811
Fax: 636-922-6422
Web: www.hotmaxtorches.com
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING EQUIPMENT
DANGER
DANGER indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL, result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate personal injury, or property damage.
WARNING—Failure to follow the instructions and warnings in this manual
may result in death, serious injury or
property damage.
1. Know your generator and how to use it
properly. When using the generator
consider the limitations and potential
hazards.
2. The generator must be placed on a firm
surface with sufficient support.
3. Do not overload the generator as this
will damage or shorten the life of the
unit. Refer to the name plate for load
ratings.
4. Do not tamper with the parts that
may increase or decrease the governed engine speed. Increased engine
speed increases the chance of personal
injury.
5. Always remove the spark plug or spark
plug cable before performing maintenance to avoid accidental starting.
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6. Never operate a generator with missing or broken parts or without protective housing or covers.
7. Generators should never be operated
or stored in wet or damp conditions
or on highly conductive surfaces such
as metal decking and steel work.
8. Always keep the generator clean and
free of oil, mud and other foreign
matter.
9. Extension cord, power cords and
electrical equipment used with the
generator must be in good condition.
Never operate electrical equipment
with damaged or defective cords.
10. When operating a power tool or
equipment outdoors, use an outdoor
extension cord marked “W-A” or
“W.” These extension cords are rated
for outdoor use and reduce the risk of
electrical shock.
11. Do not touch engine muffler or other
engine or generator parts which get
hot during operation.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND WARNINGS
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING EQUIPMENT
12. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a generator. Do not use a generator while tired
or under the influence of drug, alcohol or
medication. A moment of inattention
while operating the generator may result
in serious personal injury or death.
13. Always store the generator in a well ventilated area with the fuel tank empty. Follow the instructions in this manual for
preparing to store a generator. Never
store fuel near the generator.
14. Never operate a generator if any of the
following conditions are present.
a. Uncontrolled change in engine speed.
b. Sparking.
c. Overheating of connected equipment.
d. Electrical output loss.
e. Damage to receptacles.
f. Engine misfire.
g. Excessive vibration.
h. Flame or smoke.
i. An enclosed compartment.
j. Rain or inclement weather. The units
should never be allowed to get wet.
15. Check the unit before each use for signs
of deterioration such as worn or porous
hose, loose or missing clamps, a damaged tank or cap. Replace all defective
parts before operating the generator.
16. The generator should be operated, serviced and/or refueled under the following
conditions only.
a. Start and run the generator outdoors. Never run a generator in an
enclosed area even if the windows
and doors are opened. Avoid areas
where exhaust vapors can be
trapped. DANGER—CARBON
MONOXIDE HAZARD: The engine
exhaust contains carbon monoxide,
a poisonous, odorless, invisible gas
which, if breathed, may cause death
or personal injury.
b. Good ventilation for cooling. The
generator is air cooled and requires appropriate air flow. Temperatures should not exceed 104°
F ambient.
c. Refuel the generator in a well ventilated area with sufficient light.
Allow the engine to cool for 3-4
minutes before refueling. Avoid
spills and never refuel while the
generator is running.
d. Never refuel the generator near
open flames, sparking electrical
equipment or pilot lights.
e. Never start or run the generator
without the muffler and air filter
installed and in good condition as
they work as flame arresters in
case of backfires.
f. Never smoke near the generator.
17. Properly ground the generator as instructed in this manual prior to use.
18. Do not wear lose clothing or jewelry
that could get caught in the starter or
other moving parts.
19. The generator must be at operating
speed prior to connecting electrical
loads.
20. Always disconnect electrical loads before shutting down the generator.
21. Never let the generator run out of fuel
while under electrical load as this may
cause an electrical surge that could damage equipment.
22. A power line conditioner should be used
when powering solid state equipment or
appliances such as a television.
23. Never insert anything through the ventilation slots, this could cause damage to
the generator or personal injury.
24. Drain fuel before transporting the generator.
25. Generators are heavy, use proper lifting
techniques.
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Specifications/Features & Benefits/Package Contents
Generator Ratings
Type
Brush Single Phase
Voltage Regulate
AVR
AC Rated Output
6.5kW/6500 Watts
AC Maximum Output 8.0kW/8000 Watts
AC Voltage
120V/240V
AC Frequency
60 Hz
120 VAC Amperage
Rated 54.3/Max 66.7
240 VAC Amperage
Rated 27.1/Max 33.3
DC Voltage
12V Battery Charger Only
DC Amperage
8.3 Amps
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (inches) 31.1 x 22.0 x 32.3
Weight
211.6 Lbs
Engine
OHV Single Cylinder 418cc
15/3600
1.16 Qt. (1.1 Liter)
Standard
Gasoline
6.6 Gallons
8 Hours
67 dB(A) @ 24 Ft.
Outlets
1 x 12V DC 8.3 Amp Connector, Battery Charger Only
2 x 120V 20 Amp Grounded (5-20R)
1 x Dual AC 120/240V 27 Amp Twist Lock, 4 Prong (L14-30)
1 x 120V 27 Amp Twist Lock, 3 Prong (L5-30)
Engine Type & Displacement
Maximum Output HP/RPM
Oil Capacity
Low Oil Shut Down
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Run Time @ 1/2 Load
Operating Noise Level
Table 1
Features & Benefits
1. Peak Output—8000 Watts
2. Rated Output—6500 Watts
3. Single Phase 60 Hz
4. On/Off Switch
5. Voltmeter
6. Low Oil Shut Off
7. Separate Ground Connector
8. Generator/Motor on Rubber Mounts
9. 8” Solid Wheels
10. Fold Down Pull Handle
11. 12 Volt DC Circuit, 8.3 Amps, Circuit Protected
12. All Outlets Circuit Protected
13. 2 x 120V AC, 20 Amp Grounded (5-20R)
14. Dual 120/240V AC, 27A Twist Lock (L14-30)
15. 120V AC, 27A Twist Lock (L5-30)
16. 15 HP Engine rated at 3600 RPM, 418cc
17. Spark Arrestor Muffler
18. Electronic Key Start
19. Battery Included
20. TCI Ignition
21. Gas Tank, 6.6 Gal, with Input Fuel Filter
22. Fuel Shut Off with Internal Fuel Filter
23. Noise Level of 67 dB(A) @ 24 Ft.
24. Run Time of 8 Hours at 50% Load
Package Contents
1. Generator
2. Operator’s Manual
3. Warranty Card
4. Keys (2)
5. Spark Plug Wrench
6. Screw Driver
7. Wheels (2)
8. Axles (2)
9. Axle Washers (2)
10. Cotter Pins (4)
11. Rubber Foot (2)
12. Handle
13. Handle Pivot Bracket
14. Handle Pivot Bracket Support
15. Handle Catch
16. Front Foot Support
17. Bolts—8M x 25M (2)
18. Bolts—8M x 16M (4)
19. Bolts 8M x 45M (2)
20. Bolt 8M x 58M
21. Bolt 6M x 60M
22. Nuts 8M (9)
23. Nut 6M
24. Battery (12V/17AH)
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Set Up
Control
Panel
Wheel
Oil
Filler
Cap
Spark
Plug
Wheel
Battery
Cover
Carburetor
Handle
Pivot
Bracket
Handle
Catch
Choke
Muffler
Air
Filter
Fuel
Valve
Manual
Recoil
Starter
Rubber
Foot
Electric
Start
Handle
Voltage
Meter
120/240V AC
27 Amp L14-30
Outlet
Gas Cap
Fuel Level
Gauge
120V AC
27 Amp L5-30 Outlet
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Front
Support
DC Connection
Battery Charge Only
Ground
Terminal
120V AC 20 Amp
Outlet
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Set Up
Wheel & Handle Assembly
Battery Connection
Note: All fasteners can be tightened as each
procedure is completed. There is no need to
wait until assembly is complete to tighten the
fasteners.
1. Using 2 M8x20 bolts and 2 M8 nuts, attach the
2 rubber feet to the front support.
2. Using 4 M8x20 bolts and 4 M8 nuts, attach the
front support to the lower cross beam by lining
up the 4 holes in the fronts support with the 4
holes in the cross beam. It may be easier to attach the front support by carefully tipping the
generator on its end.
NOTE: Do not tip the generator on its end if
you have already put gas or oil into the unit.
3. Insert the axles into the axle support sleeves on
the lower frame. Make sure the holes in the
axle lines up with the hole in the support.
4. Insert cotter pins through the holes and bend
one leg to secure the pin.
5. Slide wheels over the axles making sure the
long side of the hub is facing in toward the
frame.
6. Slide washers over the axles and against wheel
hub.
7. Insert cotter pins through holes and bend one
leg to secure the pin.
8. Using 2 M8x50 bolts and 2 M8 nuts attach the
handle pivot bracket to the upper cross bar by
lining up the holes in the brackets with the
holes in the cross bar.
9. Attach the handle catch to the middle cross bar
using the M6x60 bolt and M6 nut by lining up
the hole in the catch with the hole in the cross
bar.
10. Using the M8x58 bolt and a M8 nut attach the
handle to the handle pivot bracket by sliding
the bolt through the holes in the bracket and
handle and tightening.
WARNING
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A battery can explode if you do not follow
the correct procedures.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands thoroughly after handling.
1. Remove battery cover. Battery will be bracketed down.
2. Remove bracket to be able to move the battery.
3. Connect the positive battery cable + (red) to
the positive battery terminal.
4. Connect the negative battery cable - (black) to
the negative battery terminal.
5. Reposition the battery and replace the battery
bracket.
Engine Preparation
Engine Oil
NOTE: Engine oil is a major factor affecting
the performance and service life of this generator. Non-detergent and 2-stroke engine oils
WILL damage the engine and are not recommended.
1. Use 4 stroke oil, or an equivalent high detergent, premium quality motor oil certified to
meet or exceed U.S. automobile manufacturer’s requirements for Service Classification
SG, SF/CC, CD. This designation will be on
the motor oil container.
2. SAE 10W-30 is recommended for general, alltemperature use. See chart for appropriate
weights for your area.
3. Locate the oil filler cap and remove.
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Set Up
1. Unleaded gasoline with a octane rating of 86 or
higher is recommended because it produces
fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends the exhaust system life.
2. Remove tank cap and fill tank.
3. Do not fill tank above the shoulder of the fuel
strainer.
Oil Filler
Cap
Strainer
Shoulder
4. Fill with 1.16 quarts (1.1
Liters) of motor oil.
5. Confirm proper fill by
replacing the dip stick
and checking the oil
level.
4. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or oil/
gasoline mixture. KDAR recommends a fuel stabilizer.
5. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank.
Fueling the Engine
Grounding the Generator
WARNING
•
Gasoline is extremely flammable and is
explosive under certain conditions.
• Fuel and refuel in a well ventilated
area with the engine stopped.
• Do not smoke or allow flames or
sparks in the area where the engine is
being refueled or where gasoline is
stored.
• Do not over fill the tank (there should
be no fuel in the filler neck).
• After refueling, make sure the tank
cap is closed properly and securely.
• Be careful not to spill fuel when fueling
or refueling. Spilled fuel or fuel vapor
may ignite.
• If fuel is spilled make sure the area is
dry and free of fumes before starting
the engine.
• Avoid fuel contact with the skin or
breathing vapors for a prolonged period.
• KEEP FUEL OUT OF THE REACH
OF CHILDREN.
KDAR recommends generators be properly connected to an appropriate earth ground to help prevent electric shock. The ground terminal found on
the control panel is connected to the frame of the
generator for this purpose. Connecting a length of
heavy gauge (6 AWG minimum) copper wire between the generator and a copper rod driven into
the ground should provide an acceptable ground
connection. Please contact a local qualified electrician to insure local codes are being followed.
Spark Arresting Muffler
All Hot Max generators are equipped with spark
arresting mufflers allowing for use around agricultural crops, forests, brush, grass and other similar
items. Spark arresting mufflers are required in the
State of California and on some U.S. Forest Service Land and may also be legally required under
other statutes and ordinances. The California statues requiring a spark arresting muffler are Sections
13005(b), 4442 and 4443.
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Operation
Pre-Start Preparation
NOTE: The following procedures are to be
completed each time the generator is started.
1. Before starting the generator, check to make
sure there are no loose or missing parts.
NOTE: The engine can be started manually in
the case of a dead battery.
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 above.
2. Insert key and turn to the run position.
3. Pull starter rope with a fast steady pull.
Starter
Rope
Handle
WARNING
The generator must not be operated if all factory installed heat shields are not in place. Failure to comply may result in the fuel tank over
heating which could cause personal injury from
fire.
4. As engine warms up return choke back to open
position
Starting the Engine
1. Check the oil and fuel levels.
2. Disconnect all electrical loads from the generator.
3. Open the fuel shut off valve.
CAUTION
Allow the generator to run for 5 minutes each
time it is restarted before applying load. This
will let the engine and generator stabilize.
DANGER
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4. Pull out choke (if starting a cold engine).
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Provide adequate ventilation for
toxic exhaust gases and cooling air
flow.
Do not start or run the generator in
and enclosed area, even if windows
or doors are open.
Engines give off carbon monoxide, a
odorless colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide can
cause nausea, fainting or death.
Applying Load
5. Insert key and turn to the start position.
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Start
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This generator has been pre-tested and adjusted
at the factory to handle its rated load.
Apply load only after the generator is running
and has warmed up for 5 minutes.
Voltage is regulated by the speed of the engine
which is adjusted at the factory for correct output. Readjusting will void the warranty.
6. Once started, release key to run position.
7. As engine warms up return choke back to
open position.
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Operation
CAUTION
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CAUTION
Do not exceed the maximum wattage
rating for the generator when using
one or more receptacles.
Do not exceed the amperage rating of
any one receptacle.
Do not apply heavy electrical load for
the first 2– 3 hours of operation
(break-in period).
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Total Wattage Determination
To insure the generator is not overloaded and damaged as a result, it is essential to know the total
watts of the connected load. The following steps
will help determine the intended load.
1. Determine what item or items you intend to
connect to the generator.
2. Check the wattage requirements for each item,
referring to the item’s nameplate. If watts are
not referenced on the nameplate they can be
calculated by multiplying amps and voltage
(amps x voltage = watts).
3. Add the wattage requirements for each item to
get the total wattage required.
4. Appliances and tools with motors will require
additional wattage at start up, usually 2 1/2 to 4
times their running wattage.
5. The generators rated running watts should
meet or exceed the watts required for the
equipment you intend to run.
6. Always connect the heavies load to the generator first, then add additional items one at a time
in order of descending wattage requirements.
•
Check the voltage and frequency requirements of all electronic equipment prior to
hooking it up to a generator.
Equipment could be damaged if it is not designed to operate within +/- 10% voltage
variation and +/- 3 hz frequency variation
from the generator nameplate rating.
To help prevent damage, always have additional load plugged into the generator if
solid state equipment is used.
A power line conditioner is recommended
for some solid state appliances.
A power line conditioner is recommended when
running the following solid state items.
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Television
Appliances with digital displays
Telephone equipment
Garage door openers
Stereos
Personal computers
Copy machines
Printers
Fax machines
WARNING
Special isolation equipment is required for temporary or permanent connections to a residential electrical system. Therefore, to avoid electrocution or property damage, only a trained
electrician should connect a generator to a residential electrical system.
Shutting Off the Generator
For more information on calculating wattage requirements see the panel on the top of the carton
this unit was shipped in or the charts in the back of
this manual.
1. Disconnect the entire load.
2. Allow engine to run for 2-3 minutes without
load.
3. Turn key to the “STOP” position.
4. Make sure the generator has completely
stopped.
5. Close the fuel shut off valve if the generator is
to be stored or transported.
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Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule
Item
Engine Oil
Each
Use
X
First
Month or
20 Hours
Every 3
Months or
50 Hours
Every 6
Every Year
Months or
or 300
100 Hours
Hours
Sediment Cap
What To Do
Check Oil Level
Change
Check
Clean or Replace
Clean
Spark Plug
Check, adjust gap and clean
X
Spark Arrester
Clean
X
Air Cleaner
X
X
X
X
X
Fuel Tank and Strainer
Clean
Fuel Filter (Attached to fuel
Clean - Replace if necessary
valve)
X
X
Fuel Line
Clean - Replace if necessary
X
Exhaust System
Check for leakage. Tighten
or replace gasket, if necessary
X
Fittings & Fasteners
Check, replace if necessary
Engine Oil Change
1. Change oil while engine is warm to assure
complete and rapid draining.
2. Generator should be in a level surface.
3. Remove oil filler cap.
4. Place pan under generator to catch oil.
5. Remove oil drain plug.
6. Allow oil to drain completely.
7. Replace drain plug.
8. Refill with recommended oil (page 5).
9. Check oil level.
Oil Filler
Cap
Oil Drain
Plug
Air Cleaner Service
1. Unsnap the air cleaner cover clips.
2. Remove the air filter element.
X
3. Wash the element in a solution of household
detergent and warm water and rinse thoroughly
(a nonflammable or high flash point solvent
can also be used).
4. Allow to dry completely.
5. Pour a small amount of clean engine oil on the element and
squeeze out the excess.
6. Reinstall air filter element and
replace cover.
Spark Arrestor Cleaning
1. Engine must be cool and muffler safe to touch
to remove the Spark Arrestor from the muffler.
2. To remove the Spark Arrestor, loosen screw on
clamp and remove the arrestor. (Make sure to
handle carefully and gently)
3. Brush lightly the element in a solution of
household detergent and warm water and rinse
thoroughly.(A nonflammable or high flash
point solvent can also be used)
4. Re-install Arrestor and tighten clamp.
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Fuel Filter Cleaning
1.
2.
3.
4.
Drain fuel from tank.
Disconnect fuel line from fuel valve.
Remove fuel valve from tank.
Remove Fuel filter from the top of the fuel
valve by unthreading (should be able to be removed with fingers.
5. Clean fuel filter with a nonflammable or high
flashpoint solvent.
6. Reattach fuel filter to fuel valve and reattach
fuel valve to tank and fuel line.
Fuel Valve Cleaning
1. Remove the sediment cup and O-ring at the
bottom of the fuel valve with a small wrench.
2. Clean and wash out the sediment cap with a
nonflammable or high flashpoint solvent.
3. Replace the sediment cap and O-ring.
Sediment
Cup
Fuel Strainer Cleaning
1. Remove the plastic fuel strainer from under the
fuel tank cap.
2. Clean and wash out the strainer with a nonflammable or high flashpoint solvent.
3. Replace strainer.
Spark Plug Service
Recommended Spark Plug:
BP6ES (NGK)
W20EPR-U (Nippondensu)
1. Remove the spark plug cap.
2. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug
base.
3. Use the wrench supplied with the generator to
remove the spark plug.
4. Visually inspect the spark plug and discard if
the insulator is cracked or chipped.
3. Clean with a wire brush if the spark plug is to
be reused.
4. Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge.
5. Correct as necessary by carefully bending the
side electrode.
The gap should be: 0.70—0.80 (0.028-0.031
in.)
8. Check to make sure the spark plug washer is in
good condition.
9. Thread the spark plug in by hand to prevent
cross-threading.
10. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with the
spark plug wrench to compress the washer.
If installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn
after the spark plug seats to compress the
washer. If reinstalling a used spark plug,
tighten 1/8-1/4 turn after the spark plug seats to
compress the washer.
CAUTION
To insure proper engine operation, the spark plug
must be properly gapped and free of deposits.
WARNING
If the engine has been running the muffler will be very hot. Care must be taken
not to touch the muffler when removing
the spark plug.
The spark plug must be securely tightened. An
improperly tightened spark plug can become
very hot and could damage the engine.
Never use spark plugs which have an improper
heat range. Use only the recommended spark
plugs or equivalent.
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Transporting/Storage
Preparing for Transportation
Drain Carburetor
1. Turn the engine switch and fuel valve to the
off or stop position.
2. Let the engine cool before transporting.
3. Keep the generator level to prevent fuel spillage.
4. Take care not to drop or strike the generator
when transporting.
5. Do not place heavy objects on the generator.
WARNING
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Preparation for Storage
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1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive
humidity and dust.
2. Preparation will depend on the length of time
the generator will be stored as outlined below.
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Gasoline is extremely flammable and
is explosive under certain conditions.
Do not smoke or allow flames or
sparks in the area when the carburetor is being drained.
Be careful not to spill fuel when
draining the carburetor. Spilled fuel
or fuel vapor may ignite.
Avoid fuel contact with the skin or
breathing vapors for a prolonged period.
KEEP FUEL OUT OF THE REACH
OF CHILDREN.
1. Loosen the carburetor drain screw.
2. Drain carburetor into a suitable container.
3. Replace drain screw.
Less than 1 Month
• No preparation necessary.
1 to 2 Months
• Fill with fresh gasoline.
• Add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline.
Carburetor
Drain Screw
2 Months to 1 Year
• Fill with fresh gasoline.
• Add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline.
• Drain the carburetor float bowl.
• Drain the fuel sediment cup.
1 Year or More
• Fill with fresh gasoline.
• Add fuel stabilizer to the gasoline.
• Drain the carburetor float bowl.
• Drain the fuel sediment cup.
• Remove the spark plug and put one tablespoon of clean engine oil into the
cylinder. Turn engine slowly with the
pull rope to distribute the oil and reinstall the spark plug.
• Change the engine oil.
• After removal from storage, drain the
stored gasoline into a suitable container
and fill with fresh gasoline before starting.
Internal Oiling
1. Remove the spark plug.
2. Pour 1 tablespoon of clean engine oil into the
cylinder.
3. Crank the engine several times by pulling on
the starter rope.
4. Reinstall the spark plug.
5. Slowly pull the starter rope until resistance is
felt. At this point the piston is coming up on its
compression stroke and both the intake and
exhaust valves are closed. Storing the engine in
this position will help protect it from internal
corrosion.
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Troubleshooting
Engine Will Not Start
NO
Is there fuel in the tank?
Refill the tank.
YES
NO
Is there oil in the engine?
Add the recommended oil.
YES
Is there a spark from the
spark plug?
YES
Replace the
spark plug.
Still no Spark
To Check:
1. Remove the spark plug cap and
clean any dirt from around the
spark plug.
2. Remove the spark plug and install the spark plug in the plug
cap.
3. Set the plug side electrode on the
cylinder head.
4. Crank engine, sparks should
jump across the gap.
NO
Is the fuel reaching the
carburetor?
YES
NO
Take the generator to an
authorized KDAR generator service center.
WARNING
•
Be sure there is no spilled fuel
in the area.
• Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions.
Clean the fuel sediment cup
and fuel filter.
To Check:
1. Turn off the engine switch and
loosen the carburetor drain
screw.
2. Fuel should flow from the drain
when the fuel valve is turned on.
If the engine still does
not start, take the generator to a authorized
KDAR service center.
NOTE: The nearest KDAR authorized service center can be found by visiting
www.hotmaxtorches.com.
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Troubleshooting
No Electricity at the AC Receptacles
Is the AC circuit breaker
on?
NO
Turn the AC circuit breaker
on.
YES
Check the electrical appliance or equipment for defects.
NO DEFECTS
Take the generator to a
KDAR authorized service
center.
DEFECTS
Replace the electrical appliance or equipment or
take the appliance or
equipment to an electrical
repair shop.
NOTE: The nearest KDAR authorized service center can be found by visiting
www.hotmaxtorches.com.
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Power Needs
Watts Estimate Chart
Determining Your Power Needs
Running
Watts
Surge*
Watts
AC, Central 10,000 BTU
1500
4500
AC, Window 10,000 BTU
1200
3600
AM/FM Radio
100
0
CD/DVD Player
100
0
Cloths Drier - Gas
700
1800
Coffee Maker
1000
0
Curling Iron
1500
0
Deep Freezer
500
1500
Dishwasher - Hot Dry
1500
1500
Electric Stove - 8" Element
2100
0
Electric Water Heater
4000
0
Fan
200
0
800
2250
Appliance
There are two parts to determining your power
requirements. 1) The running watts required,
calculated by adding the running watts of each
of the appliances to be run and 2) Peak watts
required, calculated by adding the total running
watts needed to the highest level of surge watts
required (additional start watts).
Example
Running
Watts
Surge*
Watts
700
2200
Appliance
Refrigerator/Freezer
Household
500
0
Furnace Fan Blower - 1/2 HP
1000
3000
Furnace Fan Blower - 1/3 HP
700
1400
0
240
0
Hair Dryer
1000
Hot Plate/Griddle
1500
0
1800
0
Iron
1400
0
Light Bulb - 60 Watt
60
0
Light Bulb - 75 Watt
75
0
Microwave Oven - 1000 Watts
1000
0
Microwave Oven - 625 Watts
625
0
Refrigerator/Freezer
700
2200
Security System
500
0
Space Heater
1800
0
Stereo Receiver
450
0
Sump Pump 1/2 HP
800
1300
Television - 27"
500
0
Toaster
850
0
Toaster Oven
1200
0
VCR
100
0
Video Game System
40
0
Washing Machine
1150
2250
Well Pump 1/2 HP
1000
3000
1600
4500
Air Compressor 1/4 HP
975
1600
Circular Saw
1400
2300
Electric Drill 1/2" - 5.4 Amp
600
900
600
Running Watts Requirement:
Electric Drill 3/8" - 4 Amp
Halogen Work Light - 1000
Watt
440
1000
0
Peak Watts Required (A+B):
Reciprocating Saw
960
0
Computer w/Monitor
800
0
Copy Machine
1600
0
Fax Machine
65
0
Laser Printer
950
0
Television
Well Pump 1/2 HP
Lights (4 x 60 Watts)
Space Heater
Total Running Watts
4240
3000
Highest Surge Watts
* Additional watts required to start the appliance
In this example you will need a generator that produces a minimum output of 4240 running watts and has a
peak output of 7240 watts.
Worksheet
Appliance
Running
Watts
Surge*
Watts
Tools
Air Compressor 1 HP
A. Total Running Watts
B. Highest Surge Watts
Office Equipment
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Limited Warranty
KDAR Company, and its affiliates, warrants that
the generators covered under this warranty are free
from defects in material and workmanship for one
year from the date of purchase. This warranty is
extended to the original purchaser who uses the
product in a consumer application (personal, residential or household usage). All generators covered under this limited warranty which are used in
commercial applications (i.e. income producing)
are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for 90 days from the date of
original purchase.
KDAR Company, and its affiliates, will repair or
replace, at KDAR’s sole discretion, parts found to
be defective in material or workmanship within the
warranty period. Warranty service will be scheduled according to the normal work flow and business hours of the service center doing the work as
well as the availability of replacement parts. All
decisions from KDAR Company regarding this
limited warranty shall be final.
Original Purchaser’s Responsibility:
1. Retain the original cash register receipt as
proof of purchase.
2. Follow manual instructions regarding the care
and operation of your generator.
3. If warranty work is required, DO NOT RETURN THIS GENERATOR TO THE RETAILER. Take the generator to the nearest
KDAR Authorized Service Center for evaluation. Visit www.hotmaxtorches.com or call
KDAR Company M-F 8AM-5PM CST to locate the nearest Authorized Service Center.
2. Damages caused by ordinary wear, abuse, rain,
freeze damage, negligence, accident or failure
to operate or maintain the generator in accordance with the instructions in the operator’s
manual supplied with the generator.
3. Damage caused by unauthorized repair or alterations.
Exclusions and Limitations:
KDAR Company makes no other warranty of
any kind, express or implied. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability
and of fitness for a particular purpose, are
hereby disclaimed. The warranty service described above is the exclusive remedy under
this warranty; liability for incidental and consequential damages is excluded to the extent permitted by law.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may have other rights which vary from state to
state. Some states do not allow a disclaimer of implied warranties, or the exclusion of incidental and
consequential damages, so the above disclaimers
and exclusions may not apply to you.
For warranty service or to obtain service parts
or accessories:
Call Toll Free: 1-866-939-9013
Or:
Write: KDAR Company
15009 Manchester Rd #283
Ballwin, MO 63011
Not Covered:
1. Transportation charges for sending or delivering the generator to the Authorized Service
Center or returning the repaired or replacement
generator back to the customer. These charges
are the responsibility of the customer.
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