Briggs & Stratton 40248 Operator`s manual

Briggs & Stratton 40248 Operator`s manual
Home Generator Systems
7KW DUAL-MODE BACKUP GENERATOR
Model / Modelo/ Modèle
040248
Operator’s Manual
Manual del Operario
Manuel d’utilisation
WARNING
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manual and all operating instructions can
result in death, bodily injury, and/or
property damage.
Manual No. 200267GS
Revision A (06/26/2006)
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Thank you for purchasing this quality-built Briggs & Stratton generator. We are pleased that you’ve placed your
confidence in the Briggs & Stratton brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual,
your Briggs & Stratton generator will provide many years of dependable service.
This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with gaseous fueled
generators and how to avoid them. Because Briggs & Stratton does not necessarily know all the applications this
generator could be used for, it is important that you read and understand these instructions. Keep this manual near the
generator for convenient reference.
This generator requires final assembly before use. Refer to the Assembly section of this manual for instructions on final
assembly procedures. Follow the instructions completely.
Where to Find Us
You never have to look far to find Briggs & Stratton support and service for your generator. Consult your Yellow Pages.
There are over 30,000 Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealers worldwide who provide quality service. You can also
contact Briggs & Stratton Customer Service by phone at 1-800-743-4115 or on the Internet at
www.briggsandstratton.com.
Generator
Model Number
Revision
Serial Number
040248
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Engine
Model Number
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Date Purchased
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Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
900 North Parkway
Jefferson, WI 53549
Copyright © 2006 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.
All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form by any means without the express written
permission of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.
Table of Contents
Safety Rules .................................................................2
Equipment Description..............................................................................4
The Gaseous Fuel System .........................................................................5
Assembly/Installation .................................................6
Generator Location....................................................................................6
Attach LP Fuel Tank Housing Pad Parts ................................................7
LP Fuel Tank Installation ...........................................................................8
Leak Testing Fuel System ..........................................................................9
Battery Connection..................................................................................10
Generator Controls and Features...........................11
Control Panel ............................................................................................12
Receptacles ................................................................................................13
Operating Your Generator ......................................14
Starting the Engine....................................................................................14
Connecting Electrical Loads...................................................................14
Stopping the Engine..................................................................................14
Don’t Overload Generator....................................................................16
Maintenance Schedule .............................................17
Oil ................................................................................................................18
Service Air Cleaner Elements................................................................19
Service Spark Plug.....................................................................................20
Check Valve Clearance ...........................................................................20
Engine Air Cooling System .....................................................................20
Charge Battery ..........................................................................................20
Storage ........................................................................................................21
Troubleshooting ........................................................22
Product Specifications..............................................23
Warranties ................................................................24
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Rules
WARNING
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to
alert you to potential personal injury
hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or
death.
The safety alert symbol ( ) is used with a signal word
(DANGER, CAUTION, WARNING), a pictorial
and/or a safety message to alert you to hazards.
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a
hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not
avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION, when used without the alert symbol,
indicates a situation that could result in equipment
damage. Follow safety messages to avoid or reduce the
risk of injury or death.
The manufacturer cannot possibly anticipate every
possible circumstance that might involve a hazard. The
warnings in this manual, and the tags and decals affixed to
the unit are, therefore, not all-inclusive. If you use a
procedure, work method or operating technique that the
manufacturer does not specifically recommend, you must
satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and others. You must
also make sure that the procedure, work method or
operating technique that you choose does not render the
generator unsafe.
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
WARNING
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide,
an odorless, colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide can cause nausea,
fainting or death.
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Operate generator ONLY outdoors.
Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through windows,
doors, ventilation intakes or other openings.
DO NOT operate generator inside any building or enclosure
(even if doors or windows are open), including the generator
compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV).
Using a generator indoors WILL KILL YOU
IN MINUTES.
Exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a
poison gas you cannot see or smell.
Hazard Symbols and Meanings
NEVER use in the home ONLY use outdoors and
or in partly enclosed
far from open windows,
areas such as garages. doors, and vents.
DANGER
Read
Manual
Chemical
Burns
Explosion
Fire
Explosive
Pressure
Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen
gas during recharging.
Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause
explosion.
Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is
extremely acidic.
Contact with battery contents will cause severe
chemical burns.
A battery presents a risk of electrical shock and
high short circuit current.
Electrical Shock
Hot Surface
Toxic Fumes
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DO NOT dispose of battery in a fire.
DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette during
and for several minutes after charging a battery.
DO NOT open or mutilate the battery.
Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.
Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects.
Use tools with insulated handles.
WARNING
Propane and Natural Gas are extremely
flammable and explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
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Generator installation must comply with all applicable codes. To
check your local codes, see your local LP gas dealer or natural gas
company.
Properly secure fuel tanks to LP fuel tank mounting tray as
described in “Assembly”.
Before using the generator, fuel system hoses must be properly
purged and leak tested, especially after changing fuel tanks.
No fuel leakage is permitted. NEVER check for leaks using a match
or open flame. Strong odors, colds, sinus congestion, etc. may
prevent the detection of gaseous fuel. Use caution and common
sense when testing for leaks (see “Leak Testing Fuel System”).
After the generator is positioned for operation, inspect the fuel
system and connecting hoses for evidence of damage, excess wear
or deterioration periodically. If such defects are found, replace
components with manufacturer-supplied replacement parts ONLY.
The fuel hoses and regulator should be replaced every five years.
When generator is not in use, manually close fuel shut off valve(s).
DO NOT operate generator if smell of fuel is present.
DO NOT smoke around generator. Wipe up any oil spills
immediately. Ensure that no combustible materials are left in the
generator compartment. Keep area near the generator clean and
free of debris.
DO NOT supply unregulated gaseous fuel to generator. See
Product Specifications for required supply pressure.
DO NOT allow fuel hose(s) to come in contact with hot surfaces.
DO NOT store LP gas tank(s):
Indoors or in the vicinity of the generator
In a building, garage or any other enclosed area
Within the reach of children.
LP gas tank must have:
A safety relief device having direct communication with the
cylinder vapor space
A listed over-filling prevention device (OPD)
DOT or CAN/CSA-B339 approval
A shut off valve, terminating in a fuel outlet compatible with
a Type 1 tank connector. No other tank connectors are
permitted for use with this generator.
A collar to protect the fuel shut off valve
DO NOT insert any foreign objects into the tank valve outlet or
any of the fuel system components.
LP tank supply system must be arranged for vapor withdrawal.
Have LP gas tank filled to no more than 80% capacity by a
reputable propane gas dealer and visually inspected and
re-qualified at each filling.
ALWAYS keep LP gas tanks in an upright position.
ALWAYS handle LP gas tanks with care.
The LP fuel tank is equipped with an internal thermal device that
will permanently shut off gas flow if the tank is subjected to
temperatures above 240° F (115° C). If this should happen, take
the LP fuel tank to your fuel supplier. The cause of the excessive
heat should be determined and corrected before using your
generator again.
The normal flow of gas through the regulator and hose assembly
can create a humming noise. A low volume of noise is normal and
will not interfere with generator operation. If humming noise is
loud and excessive, the fuel supply system must be purged.
WARNING
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This generator does not meet U. S. Coast Guard Regulation
33CFR-183 and should not be used on marine applications.
Failure to use the appropriate U. S. Coast Guard approved
generator could result in death or serious injury and/or property
damage.
WARNING
Generator produces hazardous voltage.
Failure to isolate generator from power utility
can result in death or injury to electric utility
workers due to backfeed of electrical energy.
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When using generator for backup power, notify utility company.
Use approved transfer equipment to isolate generator from
electric utility.
DO NOT use when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Despite the safe design of the generator, operating this equipment
imprudently, neglecting its maintenance or being careless can
cause possible injury or death.
Remain alert at all times while working on this equipment. Never
work on the equipment when you are physically or mentally
fatigued.
DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.
DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn,
frayed, bare or otherwise damaged.
DO NOT handle generator or electrical cords while standing in
water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet.
DO NOT allow unqualified persons or children to operate or
service generator.
If you must work around a unit while it is operating, stand on an
insulated dry surface to reduce shock hazard.
In case of an accident caused by electrical shock, immediately shut
down the source of electrical power and contact the local
authorities. Avoid direct contact with the victim.
Before performing any maintenance on the generator, disconnect
the battery cable indicated by a NEGATIVE, NEG or (-) first.
When finished, reconnect that cable last.
Remove the 15 Amp fuse BEFORE working on the equipment.
When finished, replace the 15 Amp fuse.
WARNING
Running engines produce heat. Temperature of
muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed
150°F (65°C).
Severe burns can occur on contact.
Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles,
structures or damage LP fuel tank causing a fire.
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DO NOT touch hot surfaces and avoid hot exhaust gases.
Allow equipment to cool before touching.
Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) clearance on all sides of generator
including overhead.
Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 36 Parks, Forests, and
Public Property require equipment powered by an internal
combustion engine to have a spark arrester, maintained in
effective working order, complying to USDA Forest service
standard 5100-1C or later revision. In the State of California a
spark arrester is required under section 4442 of the California
Public resources code. Other states may have similar laws.
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WARNING
Equipment Description
Read this manual carefully and become
familiar with your generator. Know its
applications, its limitations and any hazards
involved.
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or
electric shock.
When adjusting or making repairs to your
generator:
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Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place the
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
When testing for engine spark:
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Use approved spark plug tester.
DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.
CAUTION
Excessively high operating speeds increase risk of injury
and damage to generator.
Excessively low speeds impose a heavy load.
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Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can
damage generator and/or electrical devices connected
to it.
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See “Don’t Overload Generator”.
Start generator and let engine stabilize before connecting electrical
loads.
Connect electrical loads in OFF position, then turn ON for
operation.
Turn electrical loads OFF and disconnect from generator before
stopping generator.
CAUTION
Improper treatment of generator can damage it and
shorten its life.
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This generator incorporates GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter) outlet protection and has its neutral bonded
to grounding fastener to comply to OSHA inspections on
job sites.
FOR RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY. DO NOT use this generator for
anything other than its intended purpose.
DO NOT tamper with governed speed. Generator supplies
correct rated frequency and voltage when running at governed
speed.
DO NOT modify generator in any way.
CAUTION
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The generator is an engine–driven, revolving field,
alternating current (AC) generator. It was designed to
supply electrical power for operating compatible electrical
lighting, appliances, tools and motor loads. The generator’s
revolving field is driven at about 3,600 rpm by a singlecylinder engine. The generator is operated on liquefied
propane (LP) gas. It can operate on natural gas (NG) fuel
only after conversion by a licensed professional gaseous
fuel technician.
Use generator only for intended uses.
If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact
Briggs and Stratton.
Operate generator only on level surfaces.
Adequate, unobstructed flow of cooling and ventilating air is
critical to correct generator operation.
The access door and roof must be installed whenever the unit is
running.
DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt, or
corrosive vapors.
DO NOT start engine with air cleaner or air cleaner cover
removed.
DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
DO NOT use the generator or any of its parts as a step. Stepping
on the unit can cause stress and break parts. This may result in
dangerous operating conditions from leaking exhaust gases, fuel
leakage, oil leakage, etc..
If connected devices overheat, turn them off and disconnect them
from generator.
Shut off generator if:
-electrical output is lost;
-equipment sparks, smokes, or emits flames;
-unit vibrates excessively.
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DANGER
GFCI will not function if neutral bond removed
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DO NOT remove the neutral bond.
Removing the neutral bond could result in death, bodily injury
and/or property damage.
This generator will not function when connected to a
2 pole transfer switch since its service disconnect also has
a neutral bonded to ground. When both the generator
and the home or building’s service disconnect contains a
neutral bonded to ground, the generator’s GFCI will open
and no outlets will function.
A switching neutral transfer switch MUST be used if the
generator is connected to a building’s electrical system.
This product is intended for residential use as an allweather temporary source of electric power. It is capable
of supplying power to loads such as heating, refrigeration
systems, and communication systems. This product does
not qualify for emergency standby as defined by NFPA 70
(NEC). DO NOT use this generator for anything other
than it’s intended purpose.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information
in this manual is both accurate and current. However, the
manufacturer reserves the right to change, alter or
otherwise improve the generator and this documentation
at any time without prior notice.
Ground Fault Protection
The generator’s receptacles are equipped with Ground
Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection. This GFCI
device meets applicable federal, state and local codes.
The GFCI protects against electrical shock that may be
caused if your body becomes a path in which electricity
travels to reach the ground. This could happen if you
touch a “Live” appliance or wire, or are touching plumbing
or other materials that connect to the ground.
When protected by a GFCI device, one may still feel a
shock, but the GFCI should cut current off quickly enough
so that a person in normal health should not suffer any
serious electrical injury.
WARNING
WARNING
Only qualified electricians and gaseous fuel
technicians should attempt fuel conversion or
permanent connection of this generator. Each
installation must strictly comply with applicable
codes, standards and regulations.
The Gaseous Fuel System
The generator unit has been factory set to run on
liquefied petroleum gas. If the generator is to run on
natural gas, the engine will need to be reconfigured using
the supplied NG Conversion kit. Contact a licensed
professional gaseous fuel technician to install this kit.
WARNING
Propane and Natural Gas are extremely
flammable and explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
Generator produces hazardous voltage/current.
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Contact with the hot and neutral conductor at the same time can
cause electrical shock or burn, even if the circuit is GFCI
protected.
Before using the GFCI receptacle, ALWAYS push the test button
to insure it works.
Connections
to a Building’s Electrical
System
Connections from this generator to a building’s electrical
system must be made through a switching neutral transfer
switch installed by a qualified electrician. The connection
must isolate the generator power from utility power, and
must comply with all applicable laws and electrical codes.
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LP gas is heavier than air and will settle in low areas.
Natural gas is lighter than air and will collect in high areas.
The slightest spark can ignite these fuels and cause an explosion.
IF YOU SMELL GAS - Shut off gas to the generator at the LP
cylinder(s)/source.
If odor continues, leave the area and immediately call your gas
supplier or fire department.
IMPORTANT: A switching neutral transfer switch MUST
The generator engine is fitted with a fuel mixer system
that meets the specifications of the California Air
Resources Board for “tamper-proof” dual fuel systems.
The unit will run on natural gas or liquefied propane
vapor.
be used when switching between utility and generator power.
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Use clean, dry fuel, free of moisture or any particulate
material. Using fuels outside the following
recommended values may cause performance
problems:
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Commercial grade HD5 LPG is recommended minimum fuel energy of 2500 BTU’s/ft3 with maximum
propylene content of 5% and butane and heavier gas
content of 2.5% and minimum propane content of 90%.
See “Specifications” for required fuel supply pressure.
Customer’s Responsibilities
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If considering installation with a transfer swith, read
and follow the instructions given in this manual.
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Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your generator, as specified in this manual.
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ALWAYS disconnect and store indoors the cord used
to connect generator and inlet connection box when
generator is not in use.
To help you make informed choices and communicate
effectively with your installation contractor(s),
Read and understand the Assembly section of
this manual before starting your generator
installation.
You can arrange for proper installation by contacting the
store at which you purchased your generator, your Briggs
& Stratton dealer, a licensed professional electrician or
your utility power provider.
The generator warranty is VOID if permanent fuel
connections to the generator are installed by
anyone other than a licensed gaseous fuel
professional.
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Fuel Consumption
See the following table for fuel supply requirements at half
and full load for both natural gas and LP vapor.
Natural Gas*
LP Vapor**
1/2 Load
Full Load
1/2 Load
Full Load
80
137
33
56
* = Natural Gas is in cubic feet per hour
** = LP Vapor is in cubic feet per hour
Fuel Supply Requirements
The generator warranty is VOID if permanent
electrical connections to the generator are made.
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Assembly/Installation
Your generator is ready for use after you assemble the LP
fuel tank housing pad components, make proper fuel
connections, and verify that engine oil is at the proper
level.
Generator Location
Consider these factors when determining the proper
generator operating location:
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Install the unit outdoors on a flat, level surface with
provisions for adequate ventilation. This will allow for
dispersion of deadly exhaust gas. DO NOT install
generator where exhaust gas could accumulate and
enter inside or be drawn into a potentially occupied
building areas.
CAUTION
Any attempt to crank or start the engine without
verifying it has been properly serviced with the
recommended oil will result in equipment failure.
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Refer to Maintenance for oil fill information.
Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
If you have any problems with the assembly of your
generator, please call the generator helpline at
1-800-743-4115. If calling for assistance, please have the
model, revision, and serial number from the data tag
available. See “Generator Controls and Features” for data
tag location.
Using a generator indoors WILL KILL YOU
IN MINUTES.
Exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a
poison gas you cannot see or smell.
Shipment Contents
NEVER use in the home ONLY use outdoors and
or in partly enclosed
far from open windows,
areas such as garages. doors, and vents.
The generator is supplied with:
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Generator pre-attached to mounting pad
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LP fuel tank housing tray assembly pre-attached to
mounting pad
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Fuel hose and regulator assembly pre-attached to
generator
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LP fuel tank all-weather cover
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Bag containing LP fuel tank attachment hardware
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Operator’s manual
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Battery
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Oil drain tray
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Touch-up paint
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One spare 15A fuse
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NG conversion kit
Ensure exhaust gas is kept away from any windows,
doors, ventilation intakes or other openings that can
allow exhaust gas to collect in a confined area
(Figure 1). Prevailing winds and air currents should be
taken into consideration when positioning generator.
You must purchase two filled 20 pound DOT LP fuel tanks
that are equipped with a listed over-filling prevention
device (OPD).
Lifting the Generator
CAUTION The generator weighs more than
280 pounds (130 kg). Proper tools, equipment and
qualified personnel should be used in all phases of
handling and moving the generator. Each full LP
tank will weigh more than 20 pounds (9 kg).
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Figure 1 — Generator Clearances
A - Engine Exhaust Opening
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CAUTION DO NOT lift unit by roof as damage to
generator will occur.
WARNING
Lifting pockets are provided at each corner between the
base of the generator and its mounting pad. See
“Generator Controls and Features” for locations. Retouch
any chipped paint with supplied touch-up paint.
Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles,
structures or damage LP fuel tank causing a fire.
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The unit must have at least 5 ft. (152 cm) of clearance
on all sides of the enclosure and LP tank housing pad,
including overhead. This will reduce the risk of
exhaust heat or exhaust gases igniting nearby
combustible materials and will provide for adequate
cooling and generator maintenance.
Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) clearance on all sides of generator
including overhead.
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Install the unit in a location where sump pump
discharge, rain gutter down spouts, roof run-off,
landscape irrigation, or water sprinklers will not flood
the unit or spray the enclosure and enter any air inlet
or outlet openings.
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Install the unit where the location of any services such
as phone, electrical, fuel, air conditioning, irrigation,
including covered, concealed and underground
services will not be affected or obstructed.
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Install the unit where air inlet and outlet openings will
not become obstructed by leaves, grass, snow, etc. If
prevailing winds will cause blowing or drifting, you
may need to construct a windbreak to protect the
unit.
2.
Lay one 20 inch (50 cm) angle bracket across both
mounting pads, aligning the bracket holes with the
pre-drilled pad holes, as shown in Figure 2.
3,
Pass one 5/16” X 1” lag bolt through one 5/16” flat
washer, then through one hole on the angle bracket.
Finger tighten lag bolt into mounting pad hole (see
Figure 3).
The generator is shipped already attached to its mounting
pad. Unless mandated by local code, a concrete slab is not
required.
If mandated by local code, construct a concrete slab at
least 3 inches thick and 6 inches longer and wider than the
combined generator and LP tank pad footprint. Attach
pads to slab with 1/4” diameter (minimum) masonry
anchor bolts.
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Attach LP Fuel Tank Housing Pad Parts
Figure 3 — Start Lag Bolts into Mounting Pad Holes
A - Mounting Pad
B - Flat Washer
C - Lag Bolt
D - Angle Bracket
Required Tools
4.
You will need either of the following tools to attach the
LP fuel tank housing pad to the generator pad:
Repeat Step 3 three more times, placing a lag
bolt/washer in each angle bracket hole.
5.
Tighten each lag bolt until snug using specified tool.
DO NOT over-tighten as threads could strip.
6.
Repeat Steps 2 through 5 to attach the second angle
bracket to the opposite ends of the mounting pads.
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1/2 inch (13 mm) socket and ratchet OR
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1/2 inch (13 mm) open end wrench
Attach Mounting Pads Together
1.
Place LP tank housing pad (with pre-attached LP fuel
tank tray) on the ground next to the side of the
generator where the fuel hose(s) and regulator are
attached.
Confirm that the pre-drilled holes on both mounting
pads are adjacent to each other (see Figure 2).
Attach Tank Hold-Down Rod
Insert either end of the supplied threaded rod into the LP
fuel tank tray location shown in Figure 4. Hand tighten
rod.
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B
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Figure 2 — Mounting Pad and Angle Bracket Holes
A - Mounting Pad Holes
B - Angle Bracket
Figure 4 — Attach Tank Hold-Down Rod to LP Tank Tray
A - Hold-Down Rod
B - LP Fuel Tank Tray
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LP Fuel Tank Installation
IMPORTANT: To ensure optimal performance,
use two (2) LP fuel tanks during operation.
It may be necessary to “wiggle” the LP fuel tanks and
the bracket to obtain proper alignment.
4.
This section describes the proper method of installing and
leak testing the generator’s LP fuel tanks. This system is
supplied with an LP fuel tank cover. Always cover the LP
fuel tanks whenever they are connected to the generator.
Slide the fuel hose/regulator assembly over the
threaded rod so that it faces the generator and rests
on the hold-down bracket (see Figure 7).
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B
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WARNING
Propane Gas is extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
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The slightest spark can ignite this fuel and cause an explosion.
IF YOU SMELL GAS - Shut off gas to the generator at the LP fuel
tank(s).
If odor continues, leave the area and immediately call your gas
supplier or fire department.
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To Install LP Fuel Tanks:
1.
Confirm both LP fuel tank shut off valves are closed
(turned fully CLOCKWISE).
2.
Place each LP tank into the LP tank tray with it’s fuel
valve pointing towards the generator (see Figure 5).
Figure 7 — Fuel Hose/Regulator Assembly Placement
A - Hold-Down Bracket
B - Threaded Rod
C - Fuel Hose/Regulator Assembly
5.
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Thread the wing nut CLOCKWISE onto the threaded
rod. Hand tighten wing nut against fuel hose/regulator
assembly, ensuring hold-down bracket notches remain
engaged with LP fuel tank collars and LP fuel tanks are
held firmly. See Figure 8.
B
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B
Figure 5 — Proper Position for LP Fuel Tanks
A - LP Fuel Tank Shut Off Valve Connector
B - LP Fuel Tank
3.
Slide the LP fuel tank hold-down bracket onto the
threaded rod. Position the bracket so that its notches
are aligned with both LP fuel tank collar holes, as
shown in Figure 6.
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Figure 8 — Properly-Secured LP Fuel Tanks
A - LP Fuel Tank
B - Wing Nut
C - Fuel Hose/Regulator Assembly
6.
Remove protective covers from both LP fuel tank shut
off valve connectors. DO NOT discard protective
covers - they should be installed any time the LP fuel
tank is disconnected from the generator.
7.
Insert the nipple of the left connection device (as you
face the generator and LP fuel tanks) into the left LP
fuel tank valve outlet (see Figure 9). Ensure it is fully
inserted.
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Figure 6 — Properly-Aligned Hold-Down Bracket
A - Bracket Notch over Fuel Tank Collar
B - Hold-Down Bracket
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C
3.
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Using a sponge, rag or small non-metallic brush, apply
the soap water mixture at each of the locations
shown in Figure 10 below.
WARNING
B
Propane Gas is extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
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Figure 9 — Proper Connection Device Alignment
A - Fuel Hose Connector Nipple
B - LP Fuel Tank Shut Off Valve Connector
8. Turn the large coupling nut CLOCKWISE and hand
tighten to a full stop.
DO NOT cross thread the connection.
DO NOT use thread sealant.
DO NOT over-tighten the coupling nut.
DO NOT use tools to tighten the connection.
NOTE: If you are unable to make the connection, repeat
Step 7 or contact an LP fuel professional.
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DO NOT smoke or permit ignition sources in the area while
conducting a leak test.
Perform leak test OUTDOORS only in a well ventilated area.
DO NOT perform a leak test with a match or open flame.
DO NOT perform a leak test while the generator is in use.
ALWAYS perform a leak test when first using the generator.
ALWAYS perform a leak test every time an LP fuel tank or any
fuel system component is changed.
ALWAYS perform a leak test whenever the generator is moved.
Perform a leak test at least once per year or if your generator has
not been used for more than 60 days.
4.
Check each location shown in Figure 10 for growing
bubbles, which indicates a fuel leak. Bubbles will look
something like this:
11. Perform a complete fuel leak test, using the
instructions given in “Leak Testing Fuel System”.
5.
Close both LP fuel tank shut off valves (turn fully
CLOCKWISE).
Leak Testing Fuel System
6.
Press and hold control panel’s START/RUN/STOP
switch in START position for 5 seconds to release gas
pressure in hoses. See “Control Panel Controls and
Features”.
7.
Tighten or replace any leaking connections.
9.
Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to attach the right LP fuel tank.
10. Confirm that each fuel hose does not have kinks and
that it does not touch sharp edges or surfaces that
may become hot during generator operation.
1.
Create a mixture of 50% water and 50% liquid
dishwashing soap.
2.
Turn ON the fuel supply by turning both LP fuel tank
shut off valves one full turn COUNTERCLOCKWISE.
C
D
G
D
G
E
E
B
G
F
A
B
Figure 10 — Leak Test Locations
A - LP Fuel Tank Welds
B - LP Fuel Tank Shut Off Valves at Cylinder
Connections
C - Both Coupling Nuts to LP Fuel Tank Shut Off Valve
Connections
G
H
D - Back Sides of Coupling Nuts and Hose Connection
Joints
E - Brass T-Valve Connections (all joints)
F - Regulator Connection to Fuel Hose
G - The Full Length of all Fuel Hoses
H - Fuel Hose Connection to Generator (all joints)
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8.
9,
Repeat Steps 2 through 7 until no leaks are detected.
DO NOT use the generator if leaks cannot be
stopped. Contact a qualified LP fuel professional for
assistance.
Turn OFF both LP fuel tank shut off valves until you
are ready to use the generator.
10. Wash off soapy residue with clean cold water and
towel dry.
11. Wait five minutes to allow all gas to evacuate the area
before starting the generator.
NOTE: The leak test must be performed in an area that
has adequate lighting in order to see if bubbles are
developing. DO NOT use a flashlight to check for bubbles.
Removable Roof and Access Door
The generator enclosure includes a removable roof and
battery access door.
To Remove Roof:
There are two screws on each side of the roof located in
the half-moon roof slots. Remove the four screws and lift
roof off.
To Remove Battery Access Door:
1.
Disconnect any loads connected to the generator.
2.
Remove roof as described above.
3.
Remove screw at top of access door.
4.
Pull access door outward (away) from unit while
pulling door upward and out of base.
To Remove LP Fuel Tank(s)
1.
2.
Confirm the LP fuel tank shut off valve is closed
(turned fully CLOCKWISE).
Door will come free of generator enclosure.
Disconnect the fuel hose from the LP tank by turning
the large coupling nut COUNTERCLOCKWISE by
hand (see Figure 9).
1.
Guide bottom of access door into base.
2.
Push access door in until it is flush with sides.
3.
Replace door screw.
4.
Replace roof and four roof screws.
3.
Install the protective cover over the LP fuel tank shut
off valve outlet.
4.
Remove wing nut from threaded rod by turning it
COUNTERCLOCKWISE. Lift and remove the fuel
hose/regulator assembly from the threaded rod. See
Figures 7 and 8.
5.
Lift and remove the LP tank hold-down bracket from
threaded rod (see Figure 6). It may be necessary to
wiggle the LP fuel tanks to release the hold-down
bracket.
6.
Carefully lift the LP fuel tank off the LP fuel tank tray.
To Install Battery Access Door and Roof:
Battery Connection
DANGER
Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen
gas during recharging.
Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause
explosion.
Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is
extremely acidic.
Contact with battery contents will cause severe
chemical burns.
A battery presents a risk of electrical shock and
high short circuit current.
Verify Engine Oil Level
CAUTION
Any attempt to crank or start the engine without
verifying it has been properly serviced with the
recommended oil will result in equipment failure.
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Refer to Maintenance for oil fill information.
Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
The generator engine is shipped from the factory filled
with synthetic oil (API SJ/CF 5W-30W). This allows for
generator operation in the widest range of temperature
and climate conditions. Before starting the engine, check
oil level and ensure that engine is serviced as described in
“Maintenance”.
NOTE: The use of synthetic oil does not alter the
required oil change intervals described in the
Maintenance section.
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DO NOT dispose of battery in a fire.
DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette during
and for several minutes after charging a battery.
DO NOT open or mutilate the battery.
Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.
Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects.
Use tools with insulated handles.
The generator is supplied with a sealed, lead-acid
rechargeable 12 Volt DC, AGM type, 33 Amp-Hour,
battery. The battery cables are connected at the factory.
The battery will lose some charge in shipping and prior to
generator installation. If battery voltage is too low to start
the engine, charge the battery, as described in
“Maintenance”.
If the battery fails to take a charge, it must be replaced
ONLY with the same type of 12 Volt DC, AGM type,
33 Amp-Hour battery. DO NOT replace with liquid
electrolyte lead-acid type battery.
Generator Controls and Features
Read this Operator’s Manual and safety rules before operating your generator.
Compare the illustrations with your generator, to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and
adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
A
B
C
R
D
P
N
E
M
F
L
G
K
H
Generator is shown with roof, oil filter access door, battery access door and control panel cover removed.
See Figures 5 through 8, earlier, for important LP fuel tank component views.
A - Engine Model Number Identification — (stamped
on top of valve cover) Identifies engine model and type.
B - Rotating Screen — Prevents large debris from
entering engine cooling airflow stream.
C - Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick — Check and fill engine with
recommended oil here.
D - Control Panel — Used for various operation and
maintenance functions. See “Control Panel Controls and
Features” on next page.
E - Oil Drain Hose — Provided to facilitate oil changing.
F - Unit Data Decal — Displays model, revision and
serial numbers.
G - Battery — 12 Volt DC, 33 Amp-Hour, sealed battery
provides power to start engine. Battery receives trickle
charge whenever generator is running.
H - Equipment Grounding Terminal — Connect
generator to earth ground here.
K - Lifting Pockets — Provided at each lower corner
for lifting generator and attached pad.
L - Fuel Inlet — Fuel supply components are attached to
generator here.
M - Exhaust Port — High-performance muffler lowers
engine noise to comply with most residential codes.
Includes approved spark arrester.
N - Oil Filter — Filters engine oil to prolong generator
life.
P - Hazard/Start/Stop Instructions — Observe these
warnings and procedures when operating generator.
R - Air Cleaner — Uses a dry type filter element and
foam precleaner to protect engine by filtering dust and
debris out of intake air.
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Control Panel Controls and Features
Compare this illustration with your generator’s Control Panel, to familiarize yourself with the locations of the receptacles,
controls and circuit breakers:
A
E
G
PUSH
TO
RESET
B
15A FUSE
START/RUN/STOP
GFCI
MAIN BREAKER
E
PUSH
TO
RESET
F
C
120/240V 30A
120V 20A
120V 20A
ALL RECEPTACLES GFCI-PROTECTED
D
E
A - LED Light — Generator is producing voltage when
illuminated.
B - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter/Breaker —
Protects the generator from over-current conditions
electrical faults to ground and must be in the “ON”
position to supply power to all of the control panel
receptacles.
C - START/RUN/STOP Switch — This three-position
switch is used as follows:
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“START” position starts the generator. Press and
hold to start generator.
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“RUN” position is switch position while generator is
running.
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“STOP” position turns off the generator. Press and
hold until engine stops.
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D - 120/240V 30 Amp Locking Receptacle —
Supplies the total generator output power and is
GFCI protected.
E - Push-to-Reset Circuit Breakers — Protects the
generator from current overload at receptacle.
F - 120 Volt 20 Amp Receptacles — Each receptacle
can supply a maximum of 20 amperes of power. The
120 Volt receptacles are GFCI protected. Total load
on all four receptacles cannot exceed 7000 watts.
G - 15 Amp Fuse — Protects the generator DC control
circuits. If the fuse has melted open or was removed,
the engine cannot crank or start. Replace the fuse
using only an identical ATO-type 15A fuse, available
from most automotive parts stores.
Receptacles
CAUTION
Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can
damage generator and/or electrical devices connected
to it.
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See “Don’t Overload Generator”.
Start generator and let engine stabilize before connecting electrical
loads.
Connect electrical loads in OFF position, then turn ON for
operation.
Turn electrical loads OFF and disconnect from generator before
stopping generator.
120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp, Locking
Receptacle
This receptacle (Figure 11) supplies the entire generator
output and is protected against overload by a double-pole
GFCI circuit breaker.
Figure 12 — 120 Volt, 20 Amp Duplex Receptacle
Use each receptacle to operate 120 Volt AC,
single–phase, 60 Hz electrical loads requiring up to
2,400 watts (2.4 kW) at 20 Amps of current when
operating on LP fuel. Use cord sets that are rated for
125 Volt AC loads at 20 Amps (or greater). Inspect cord
set(s) before each use.
CAUTION
Receptacles may be marked with rating value greater
than generator output capacity.
4-Wire Cord Set
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240V
120V
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120V
W (Neutral)
NEVER attempt to power a device requiring more amperage than
generator or receptacle can supply.
DO NOT overload the generator. See “Don’t Overload
Generator”.
NOTE: Follow all safety precautions when connecting any
extension cord or device to the generator.
Equipment Ground
Y (Hot)
NEMA L14-30
X (Hot)
Ground (Green)
Figure 11 — 120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Receptacle
Use a NEMA L14–30 plug with this receptacle. Connect a
4–wire cord set rated for 250 Volt AC loads at 30 Amps
(or greater). You can use the same 4–wire cord if you
plan to run a 120 Volt load. Inspect cord set(s) before
each use. Store cord set(s) indoors.
When operating on LP fuel, this receptacle powers
120/240 Volt AC, 60 Hz, single phase loads requiring up
to 7,000 watts of power (7.0 kW) at 29.16 Amps for
240 Volts or two independent 120 Volt loads at
29.16 Amps each.
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, Duplex Receptacles
Each individual duplex receptacle (Figure 12) is protected
against overload by a push-to-reset circuit breaker. All
four receptacles are also protected by a double-pole GFCI
circuit breaker.
The generator is equipped with an equipment grounding
terminal that connects the generator frame components
to the ground terminals on the AC output receptacles.
Ground the generator per applicable codes, standards, and
regulations.
The equipment ground is connected to the AC neutral
wire and the neutral is bonded to the generator frame.
The equipment grounding terminal is shown on
“Generator Controls and Features”.
Special Requirements
There may be Federal or State Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, local codes, or
ordinances that apply to the intended use of the
generator. Please consult a qualified electrician, electrical
inspector, or the local agency having jurisdiction.
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In some areas, generators are required to be
registered with local utility companies.
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If the generator is used at a construction site, there
may be additional regulations which must be
observed.
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Operating Your Generator
WARNING
Propane Gas is extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
These steps should be performed after the generator has been
assembled, stored, moved, cleaned, or repaired. DO NOT operate this
generator until you have read and understand ALL of the warnings and
instructions in this operator’s manual.
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Insure that the generator is properly assembled.
Inspect the LP fuel supply hoses for burns, chaffing, kinks, and
proper routing before each use. Hoses should be kept at least
3 inches (8 cm) away from hot surfaces.
Leak test all LP fuel connections and and hoses. See “Leak Testing
Fuel System”.
Position your generator on level ground in a well ventilated
location, 5 feet (152 cm) away from combustible materials and
buildings, including overhead. DO NOT use generator on wooden
decks or other surfaces that could burn.
Starting the Engine
IMPORTANT: If you release the switch from the
START position before red LED comes on, the generator
will shut down.
NOTE: DO NOT crank engine for more than
15 seconds, then pause for 15 seconds to reduce heat in
starter. Repeat start process until engine starts.
NOTE: When starting generator, air may be present in
the fuel line(s), especially after changing fuel tanks. It may
take several starting cycles to purge that air before the
engine will start.
Connecting Electrical Loads
1.
Let engine run for two minutes after starting.
2.
Open control panel cover and confirm generator’s
main circuit breaker is in the ON (closed) position.
See “Control Panel Controls and Features”.
3.
Plug in, then turn on the desired 120 and/or 240 Volt
AC, single phase, 60 Hz electrical loads.
3.
Close and latch control panel cover.
IMPORTANT:
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DO NOT connect 240 Volt loads to the 120 Volt
duplex receptacles.
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DO NOT connect 3–phase loads to the generator.
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DO NOT connect 50 Hz loads to the generator.
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DO NOT OVERLOAD THE GENERATOR. See
“Don’t Overload Generator”.
Use the following start instructions:
1.
Make sure unit is on a flat, level surface.
IMPORTANT: Failure to start and operate unit on a
level surface will cause the unit not to start or shut down
during operation.
2.
Open control panel cover using standard screwdriver.
3.
Disconnect all load(s) to generator.
4.
Open LP tank fuel shut off valve(s).
1.
Open control panel cover using standard screwdriver.
5.
Confirm 15 Amp fuse is installed in control panel.
2.
6.
Push and hold START/RUN/STOP switch in START
position until engine starts and control panel LED is
ON.
Turn OFF all electrical loads. Disconnect them from
control panel receptacles.
Never start or stop engine with electrical devices
plugged in and turned on.
WARNING
Running engines produce heat. Temperature of
muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed
150°F (65°C).
Severe burns can occur on contact.
Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles,
structures or damage LP fuel tank causing a fire.
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DO NOT touch hot surfaces and avoid hot exhaust gases.
Allow equipment to cool before touching.
Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) clearance on all sides of generator
including overhead.
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Stopping the Engine
3.
Let engine run for two minutes with no loads to
stabilize internal temperatures of engine and
generator.
4.
Push and hold START/RUN/STOP switch in STOP
position until LED turns off and engine stops.
5.
Close manual fuel shut off valve(s).
6.
Close and latch control panel cover.
Ground Fault Protection
During Generator Use
This unit is equipped with a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI). This device meets applicable federal,
state and local codes.
If circuit breaker trips during use, it usually indicates faulty
electrical equipment or cords. However, test the circuit
breaker as follows;
Test GFCI Circuit Breaker
1.
Test your GFCI circuit breaker (see “Control Panel
Controls and Features” for location) every month, as
follows:
1.
While generator is running and control panel cover
open, push white “Test” button. The circuit breaker
should trip (handle will move to approximate center
position), which will disconnect power to outlets.
CAUTION
CAUTION
If circuit breaker trips in the 1 minute period:
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DO NOT use generator.
Call a Briggs & Stratton Power Products service center.
2.
If circuit breaker tests correctly, the electrical
equipment or extension cords may be faulty. Replace
faulty electrical equipment and cords before further
use.
If circuit breaker does not trip:
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DO NOT use generator.
Call a Briggs & Stratton Power Products service center.
2.
If handle moves to center, reset circuit breaker by
firmly moving handle to “Off” (left) position, then to
“On” (right) position.
CAUTION
Open control panel cover, disconnect loads, reset and
test circuit breaker as described earlier. Let generator
run without any loads for 1 minute.
CAUTION
If circuit breaker tests correctly:
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Have qualified personnel check all electrical equipment and cords
for any defects.
Replace electrical equipment and cords or take to a qualified
repair center.
If circuit breaker does not reset properly:
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DO NOT use generator.
Call a Briggs & Stratton Power Products service center.
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Don’t Overload Generator
Capacity
Tool or Appliance
You must make sure your generator can supply enough
rated (running) and surge (starting) watts for the items
you will power at the same time. Follow these simple
steps:
1.
Select the items you will power at the same time.
2.
Total the rated (running) watts of these items. This is
the amount of power your generator must produce
to keep your items running. See Figure 13.
3.
Estimate how many surge (starting) watts you will
need. Surge wattage is the short burst of power
needed to start electric motor-driven tools or
appliances such as a circular saw or refrigerator.
Because not all motors start at the same time, total
surge watts can be estimated by adding only the
item(s) with the highest additional surge watts to the
total rated watts from step 2.
Example:
Total Rated (Running) Watts
= 3075
Highest Additional Surge Watts
= 1800
Total Generator Output Required = 4875
Power Management
To prolong the life of your generator and attached
devices, it is important to take care when adding electrical
loads to your generator. There should be nothing
connected to the generator outlets before starting it's
engine. The correct and safe way to manage generator
power is to sequentially add loads as follows:
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1.
With nothing connected to the generator, start the
engine as described in this manual.
2.
Plug in and turn on the first load, preferably the
largest load you have.
3.
Permit the generator output to stabilize (engine runs
smoothly and attached device operates properly).
4.
Plug in and turn on the next load.
5.
Again, permit the generator to stabilize.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional load.
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Rated*
(Running)
Watts
Additional
Surge
(Starting)
Watts
75
500
800
800
1000
500
1200
1600
2000
1200
300
800
1800
600
1300
1000
1500
1500
2500
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100
100
450
500
800
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180
300
480
4000
520
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1000
600
960
1000
1500
1800
1800
2000
2500
1200
960
1000
1500
1800
1800
2000
2500
Essentials
Light Bulb - 75 watt
Deep Freezer
Sump Pump
Refrigerator/Freezer - 18 Cu. Ft.
Water Well Pump - 1/3 HP
Heating/Cooling
Window AC - 10,000 BTU
Window Fan
Furnace Fan Blower - 1/2 HP
Kitchen
Microwave Oven - 1000 Watt
Coffee Maker
Electric Stove - Single Element
Hot Plate
Family Room
DVD/CD Player
VCR
Stereo Receiver
Color Television - 27”
Personal Computer w/17” monitor
Other
Security System
AM/FM Clock Radio
Garage Door Opener - 1/2 HP
Electric Water Heater - 40 Gallon
DIY/Job Site
Quartz Halogen Work Light
Airless Sprayer - 1/3 HP
Reciprocating Saw
Electric Drill - 1/2 HP
Circular Saw - 7 1/4”
Miter Saw - 10”
Table Planer - 6”
Table Saw/Radial Arm Saw - 10”
Air Compressor - 1-1/2 HP
Figure 13 — Wattage Reference Guide
Never add more loads than the generator capacity.
Take special care to consider surge loads in
generator capacity, as described above.
*Wattages listed are approximate only. Check tool or
appliance for actual wattage.
Maintenance Schedule
Follow the hourly or calendar intervals, whichever occurs first.
More frequent service is required when operating in adverse conditions noted below.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
FILL IN DATES AS YOU
COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE
MAINTENANCE TASK
SERVICE DATES
SERVICE DATES
Before
Each Use
Clean debris
X
Check oil level
X
Every 25 Hours
or Yearly
Every 50 Hours
or Yearly
X1
Change engine oil
X
Change oil filter
Service air cleaner pre-cleaner
Every 100 Hours
or Yearly
X²
Replace air cleaner cartridge
X²
Replace spark plug
X
Check valve clearance
X3
Clean cooling system
X4
Replace fuel hoses and regulator
X5
1
2
3
4
5
Change oil sooner when operating under dirty or dusty conditions.
Replace more often under dirty or dusty conditions.
Check yearly only.
Clean more often under dirty or dusty conditions.
Replace every five years.
General Recommendations
Maintenance
Regular maintenance will improve the performance and
extend the life of the generator. See any authorized Briggs
& Stratton dealer for service. Never operate a
damaged or defective generator. To receive full value
from the warranty, the operator must maintain the
generator as instructed in this section.
Maintenance consists of keeping the unit clean. Operate
the unit in an environment where it will not be exposed
to excessive dust, dirt, moisture or any corrosive vapors.
Cooling air louvers on the enclosure must not become
clogged with snow, leaves, or any other foreign material.
Inspect cooling air slots and openings on generator. These
openings must be kept clean and unobstructed.
All service and adjustments should be made at least once
each season. Follow the requirements in the “Maintenance
Schedule” chart above.
NOTE: Once a year you should clean or replace the
spark plug and replace the air filter. A new spark plug and
clean air filter assure proper fuel-air mixture and help
your engine run better and last longer.
NOTE: The alternator assembly rotates on a
prelubricated and sealed ball bearing that requires no
additional lubrication for the life of the bearing.
Emissions Control
Maintenance, replacement or repair of the emissions
control devices and systems may be performed by any
non-road engine repair establishment or individual. See
“Emissions Control System Warranty”.
Check the cleanliness of the unit frequently and clean
when dust, dirt, oil, moisture or other foreign substances
are visible on its exterior/interior surface.
NOTE: DO NOT use direct spray from a garden hose to
clean generator. Water can enter the engine and
generator and cause problems.
Clean Debris
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Use a damp cloth to wipe exterior surfaces clean.
•
Use a soft bristle brush to loosen caked on dirt or oil.
•
Use a vacuum cleaner to pick up loose dirt and
debris.
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Engine parts should be kept clean to reduce the risk of
overheating and ignition of accumulated debris. Use the
same instructions given above for the engine.
CAUTION
Improper treatment of generator can damage it and
shorten its life.
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DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt, or
corrosive vapors.
DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
Checking and Adding Oil
Oil level should be checked prior to each use or at least
every 8 hours of operation. Keep oil level maintained.
1.
Make sure unit is on a level surface.
2.
Remove roof (see Removable Roof and Battery
Access section).
3.
Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean with cloth.
4.
Verify oil level is at the FULL mark on dipstick
(Figure 14).
Oil
Oil Recommendations
NOTE: When adding oil to the engine crankcase, use
only high quality detergent oil classified “For Service SF,
SG, SH, SJ” or higher. DO NOT use special additives.
1.
Choose a viscosity according to the following table:
Figure 14 — Oil Fill Range
5.
If needed, slowly pour oil into oil fill opening.
RECHECK oil level. DO NOT overfill.
6.
Replace and tighten dipstick.
7.
Replace roof.
Changing Engine Oil and Filter
*Check oil level frequently at higher temperatures.
NOTE: Synthetic oil meeting ILSAC GF-2, API
certification mark and API service symbol with “SJ/CF
ENERGY CONSERVING” or higher, is an acceptable oil at
all temperatures. Use of synthetic oil does not alter
required oil change intervals.
SAE 30: 40 °F and higher (5 °C and higher) is good for all
purpose use above 40°F, use below 40°F will cause hard
starting.
Remove the two screws from each plastic access cover
and remove both access covers from the two sides of the
generator enclosure.
Changing Oil
1.
Slide oil drain tube from hose clamp and place oil
drain tube into approved container.
2.
Push in and rotate oil drain fitting 1/4 turn
counterclockwise. Slowly pull outward until oil starts
draining (Figure 15). DO NOT pull oil drain fitting
off.
10W-30: 0 to 100 °F (-18 to 38 °C) is better for varying
temperature conditions. This grade of oil improves cold
weather starting, but may increase oil consumption at
80°F (27°C) or higher.
Synthetic 5W-30: -20 to 120 °F (-30 to 40 °C) provides
the best protection at all temperatures as well as
improved starting with less oil consumption.
5W-30: 40 °F and below (5 °C and below) is
recommended for winter use, and works best in cold
conditions.
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Figure 15 — Oil Drain Fitting
3.
When oil has drained, push oil drain fitting in and
rotate 1/4 turn clockwise until it locks in place.
4.
Slide oil drain tube up into clamp on generator.
CAUTION
Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact with used
motor oil.
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Service Air Cleaner Elements
Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged if
you run it with dirty air cleaner elements.
•
Replace the air cleaner pre-cleaner every 25 hours
of operation or once each year, whichever comes
first.
•
Replace the air cleaner cartridge every 100 hours of
operation or once each year. This air filter is UL
approved flame retardant material. Replace air filter
cartridge with original equipment replacement part.
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Replace more often if operating under dirty or dusty
conditions.
Used motor oil has been shown to cause skin cancer in certain
laboratory animals.
Thoroughly wash exposed areas with soap and water.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
DON'T POLLUTE. CONSERVE
RESOURCES. RETURN USED OIL TO
COLLECTION CENTERS.
To service the air cleaner elements, follow these
steps:
1.
Remove generator roof, as described in “Removable
Roof and Battery Access”.
2.
Pull up on air cleaner cover handle and rotate toward
engine.
3.
Remove air cleaner cover.
4.
Carefully lift air cleaner cartridge and pre-cleaner
from housing. Figure 17 shows the air cleaner housing
area.
Changing Oil Filter
1.
Place oil drain tray over tubing and slide it under oil
filter (Figure 16).
A
B
C
A
D
Figure 16 — Changing Oil Filter with Oil Drain Tray
A - Oil drain tray placement
2.
Grasp oil filter by hand and rotate counterclockwise.
Filter should detach from generator.
3.
Before installing new filter, lightly oil filter gasket with
fresh, clean engine oil.
4.
Carefully screw filter on until gasket contacts oil filter
adapter. Tighten by hand 1/2 to 3/4 turn more.
5.
Remove oil drain tray from under oil filter and clean
up any spilled oil.
Fill engine with oil:
1.
Add fresh recommended oil. Fill to FULL line on
dipstick.
2.
Start and run generator for two minutes with no
loads connected and check for oil leaks.
3.
Stop engine. Recheck oil level and add oil if required.
DO NOT overfill.
Figure 17 — Changing Air Filter Elements
A - Air cleaner housing
B - Air cleaner cartridge
C - Air cleaner pre-cleaner
D - Air cleaner cover
NOTE: To clean pre-cleaner, wash in soapy water.
Squeeze dry in a clean cloth. DO NOT wring. DO
NOT oil.
5.
Vacuum air cleaner housing area carefully to prevent
debris from entering engine.
6.
To clean cartridge, gently tap pleated paper side on a
flat surface.
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT use pressurized air or solvents
to clean cartridge. Pressurized air can damage cartridge;
solvents will dissolve cartridge.
4.
Replace spark plug if electrodes are pitted, burned or
porcelain is cracked. Use the recommended
replacement spark plug. See Specifications.
7.
Place air cleaner pre-cleaner and cartridge into
housing. Cartridge must fit securely in housing.
5.
Install spark plug and tighten firmly.
8.
Align tabs on cover with slots in housing and replace
cover.
9.
Hook handle and close cover.
WARNING
If air filter or air filter cover is not installed
correctly, serious injury or death could result
from backfire.
•
DO NOT attempt to start your engine with filters or air cleaner
cover removed.
10. Replace roof.
Service Spark Plug
WARNING
Check Valve Clearance
Regular valve clearance check and adjustment will improve
performance and extend engine life. This procedure
cannot be done without partial engine disassembly and the
use of special tools. For this reason we recommend that
you have an authorized service dealer check and adjust
valve clearance at recommended intervals.
Engine Air Cooling System
Over time debris may accumulate in cylinder cooling fins
and cannot be observed without partial engine
disassembly. For this reason, we recommend you have an
authorized Briggs & Stratton service dealer clean the
cooling system per recommended intervals (see
“Maintenance Schedule”). Equally important is to keep top
of engine and rotating screen free from debris. See “Clean
Debris”.
Replace Fuel Hoses and Regulator
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or
electric shock.
When adjusting or making repairs to your
generator:
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Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place the
wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
It is strongly recommend that you replace the fuel hoses
and fuel regulator after five years of use. Even though
these components are designed for outdoor use, constant
exposure to the elements and to sunlight causes
deterioration.
Charge Battery
When testing for engine spark:
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•
DANGER
Use approved spark plug tester.
DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.
Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen
gas during recharging.
Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause
explosion.
Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is
extremely acidic.
Contact with battery contents will cause severe
chemical burns.
A battery presents a risk of electrical shock and
high short circuit current.
Change the spark plug every 100 hours of operation or
once each year, whichever comes first. This will help your
engine to start easier and run better.
1.
Clean area around spark plug.
2.
Remove and inspect spark plug.
3.
Check electrode gap with wire feeler gauge and reset
spark plug gap to recommended gap if necessary (see
Figure 18 and “Specifications”).
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•
•
•
•
•
Figure 11 — Check Spark Plug Electrode Gap
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DO NOT dispose of battery in a fire.
DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette during
and for several minutes after charging a battery.
DO NOT open or mutilate the battery.
Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.
Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects.
Use tools with insulated handles.
IMPORTANT: The generator should be started at least
once every seven days and allowed to run at least
30 minutes. If this cannot be done, the battery will lose it’s
charge over time.
If the generator is not operated once a month, the battery
should be removed and trickle charged regularly in order
to keep the battery charged and ready to start the
generator when needed. If battery voltage is too low, the
battery may not take a charge and you will need a new
battery.
Service Battery
If it is necessary to charge the battery, proceed as follows:
1.
Open control panel cover.
2.
Remove the 15 Amp fuse from the control panel
using the fuse removal tool.
3.
Disconnect the negative battery cable, then
disconnect the positive battery cable.
4.
Service or replace battery as required.
5.
Connect the red battery cable to the battery positive
terminal (indicated by POSITIVE, POS, or (+)).
6.
CAUTION
Connect the negative battery cable to the negative
battery terminal (indicated by NEGATIVE, NEG, or
(-)).
7.
Failure to disconnect negative battery cable will result
in equipment failure.
Ensure hardware on both positive and negative
battery terminals is secure.
8.
Reinstall the 15 Amp fuse in the control panel.
1.
Open control panel cover.
2.
Using the supplied fuse removal tool, remove the
15 Amp fuse from the control panel.
3.
Disconnect the negative battery cable from the
negative battery terminal (indicated by NEGATIVE,
NEG, or (-).
•
•
4.
DO NOT attempt to jump start the battery.
Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
Generator is now ready for starting and use.
Charge battery with battery charger set at 2 Amps
until full charge is indicated by battery charger.
The generator should be started at least once every seven
days and allowed to run at least 30 minutes. If this cannot
be done and you must store the unit for more than
30 days, use the following guidelines to prepare it for
storage:
WARNING
Overcharging will cause the battery case to
crack and battery electrolyte to spill.
Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is
extremely acidic.
Contact with battery contents will cause severe
chemical burns.
•
•
DO NOT charge at a rate more than 2 Amps.
Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves.
IMPORTANT: If the battery fails to take a charge, it
must be replaced with the same type of 12 Volt DC,
AGM type, 33 Amp-Hour, battery. DO NOT replace with
liquid electrolyte lead-acid type battery.
5.
If it is necessary to service the battery, proceed as follows:
Connect the negative battery cable to the negative
battery terminal (indicated by NEGATIVE, NEG, or
(-)).
6.
Ensure hardware on both positive and negative
battery terminals is secure.
7.
Reinstall the 15 Amp fuse in the control panel.
Storage
1.
While engine is still warm, change oil as described
earlier in “Changing Engine Oil and Filter”.
2.
Remove spark plug and pour about 1 oz. (30 ml) of
engine oil into cylinder. Replace spark plug but
DO NOT connect spark plug wire.
3.
Ensure fuel supply shut off valve is closed.
4.
Press START/RUN/STOP switch momentarily to
distribute oil.
5.
Connect spark plug wire to spark plug.
6.
Clean the generator as outlined in “Generator
Cleaning”. Ensure that cooling air slots and openings
on generator are open and unobstructed.
7.
Charge the battery, as described in “Charge Battery”.
8.
If the generator is subjected to freezing temperatures,
disconnect battery cables from battery and move it to
a warmer location. Charge the battery before the
next season’s use.
Generator is now ready for starting and use.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Correction
Engine is running, but no AC
output is available.
1.
Circuit breaker open or defective.
1.
Reset or replace circuit breaker.
2.
Fault in generator.
2.
Contact local service facility.
1.
Short circuit in a connected load.
1.
Disconnect shorted electrical load.
2.
Generator is overloaded.
2.
See "Don’t Overload Generator".
3.
Shorted generator circuit.
3.
Contact local service facility.
4.
Fuel pressure is incorrect.
4.
See "The Gaseous Fuel System".
5.
LP fuel mixture is incorrect.
5.
See "The Gaseous Fuel System".
1.
15 Amp fuse missing or blown.
1.
Install (new) 15 Amp fuse. See
“Control Panel Controls and
Features”.
2.
Out of fuel.
2.
Open fuel tank shut off valve(s);
check LP fuel tank(s).
Failed battery.
3.
Replace battery.
4.
Loose, improper, or failed LP fuel
tank connection.
4.
Check LP fuel tank connections.
5.
Ambient temperature too low to
replenish vapor in LP fuel tanks.
5.
Ensure you have two 20 pound LP
fuel tanks connected to generator..
1.
Out of fuel.
1.
Check LP tank fuel shut off
valve(s), fill LP fuel tanks.
2.
Engine oil low.
2.
Check and add oil.
Engine runs good at no-load but
"bogs down" when loads are
connected.
Engine will not start; or starts and
runs rough.
3.
Engine shuts down during
operation.
Notes
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Product Specifications
Rated Maximum Power (LP*) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.0 kW
Rated Maximum Load Current:
at 240 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.1 Amps
at 120 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58.2 Amps
Rated AC Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120/240 Volts
Rated Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Hz at 3600 rpm
Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Single Phase
Power Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.0
LP Fuel Supply Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-14 in W.C.
NG Fuel Supply Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7 in W.C.
Normal Operating Range -20°F (-28.8°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Output Sound Level . .81 dB(A) at 23 ft. (7 m) at full load
Shipping Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280 lbs.
* Natural gas rating will depend on specific fuel but typical derating of generator is between
10 to 20% off the LP gas rating. The power ratings for an individual engine model are initially
developed by starting with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) code J1940 (Small Engine
Power & Torque Rating Procedure) (Revision 2002-05). Given both the wide array of products
on which our engines are placed, and the variety of environmental issues applicable to
operating the equipment, it may be that the engine you have purchased will not develop the
rated horsepower when used in a piece of power equipment (actual “on-site” power). This
difference is due to a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the following: differences
in altitude, temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, fuel, engine lubrication, maximum
governed engine speed, individual engine to engine variability, design of the particular piece of
power equipment, the manner in which the engine is operated, engine run-in to reduce friction
and clean out of combustion chambers, adjustments to the valves and carburetor, and other
factors. The power ratings may also be adjusted based on comparisons to other similar engines
utilized in similar applications, and will therefore not necessarily match the values derived using
the foregoing codes.
Replacement Parts
Replacement parts are available from your authorized
Briggs & Stratton Service dealer. Each one carries a stock
of genuine Briggs & Stratton service parts and is equipped
with special service tools. Trained mechanics assure
expert repair service on all Briggs & Stratton products.
Only dealers advertising as “Authorized Briggs & Stratton”
are required to meet Briggs & Stratton standards.
When you purchase equipment powered by a Briggs &
Stratton engine, you are assured of highly skilled, reliable
service at more than 30,000 Authorized Service Dealers
worldwide, including more than 6,000 Master Service
technicians.
You may locate your nearest authorized Briggs & Stratton
Service Dealer in our dealer locator map on our web site
www.briggsandstratton.com or in the telephone directory
under “Engines” or “Generators” or similar category.
Maintenance Items
Many convenient and helpful service and maintenance
items are available from your authorized dealer. Some of
these items include:
Air cleaner cartridge
Engine oil
Maintenance kit
Oil filter
Pre-cleaner element
Resistor spark plug
Spark plug wrench
Engine
Spark tester
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.56 in. (90.6mm)
Touch-up paint
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.06 in. (77.78mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.59 in. (501 cc)
Spark Plug
Type: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Champion RC12YC or Equivalent
Set Gap To: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.030inch (0.76mm)
Armature Air Gap: . . . . . . .0.010-0.014 in. (0.25-0.36mm)
Valve clearance with valve springs installed and piston 1/4 in. (6 mm)
past top dead center of compression stroke (check when engine is
cold).
Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.003-0.005 in. (0.08-0.13 mm)
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.005-0.007 in. (0.13-0.18 mm)
Oil Capacity (w/o filter) . . . . . . . . . .48 Ounces (1.4 Liters)
Oil Type: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Synthetic SAE 5W-30
NOTE: For practical operation, the generator load should
not exceed 85% of rated wattage. Engine power will
decrease 3-1/2% for each 1,000 feet (300 meters) above
sea level and 1% for each 10° F (5.6° C) above 77° F
(25° C). Engine will operate satisfactorily at an angle up to
15°.
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EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (B&S), the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
Emissions Control System Warranty Statement
(Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
California, United States and Canada
Emissions Control Defects Warranty
Statement
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), U.S. EPA and
B&S are pleased to explain the Emissions Control System
Warranty on your small off–road engine (SORE). In
California, new small off–road engines model year 2006 and
later must be designed, built and equipped to meet the
State’s stringent anti–smog standards. Elsewhere in the
United States, new non–road, spark–ignition engines
certified for model year 1997 and later must meet similar
standards set forth by the U.S. EPA. B&S must warrant the
emissions control system on your engine for the periods of
time listed below, provided there has been no abuse, neglect
or improper maintenance of your small off–road engine.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact a B&S Service
Representative at 1–414–259–5262.
The emissions warranty is a defects warranty. Defects are
judged on normal engine performance. The warranty is not
related to an in–use emissions test.
Briggs & Stratton Emissions Control
Defects Warranty Provisions
The following are specific provisions relative to your
Emissions Control Defects Warranty Coverage. It is in
addition to the B&S engine warranty for non–regulated
engines found in the Owner’s Manual.
1.
Coverage under this warranty extends only to the
parts listed below (the emissions control systems
parts) to the extent these parts were present on the
engine purchased.
Your emissions control system includes parts such as the
carburetor, air cleaner, ignition system, fuel line, muffler
and catalytic converter. Also included may be connectors
and other emissions related assemblies.
a.
Fuel Metering System
•
Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
•
Carburetor and internal parts
•
Fuel Pump
•
Fuel line, fuel line fittings, clamps
b.
Air Induction System
•
Air cleaner
•
Intake manifold
c.
Ignition System
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
•
Spark plug(s)
As the small off–road engine owner, you are responsible
for the performance of the required maintenance listed in
your Operating and Maintenance Instructions. B&S
recommends that you retain all your receipts covering
maintenance on your small off–road engine, but B&S
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for
your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled
maintenance.
•
Magneto ignition system
d.
Catalyst System
•
Catalytic converter
•
Exhaust manifold
•
Air injection system or pulse valve
e.
Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
•
Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive
valves and switches
•
Connectors and assemblies
Where a warrantable condition exists, B&S will repair your
small off–road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis,
parts and labor.
Briggs & Stratton Emissions Control
Defects Warranty Coverage
Small off–road engines are warranted relative to emissions
control parts defects for a period of two years, subject to
provisions set forth below. If any covered part on your engine
is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by B&S.
As the small off–road engine owner, you should however
be aware that B&S may deny you warranty coverage if
your small off–road engine or a part has failed due to
abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved
modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your small off–road
engine to an Authorized B&S Service Dealer as soon as a
problem exists. The undisputed warranty repairs should be
completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed
30 days.
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2.
Length of Coverage
B&S warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent
purchaser that the Warranted Parts shall be free from
defects in materials and workmanship which caused
the failure of the Warranted Parts for a period of two
years from the date the engine is delivered to a retail
purchaser.
3.
No Charge
Repair or replacement of any Warranted Part will be
performed at no charge to the owner, including
diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that
a Warranted Part is defective, if the diagnostic work
is performed at an Authorized B&S Service Dealer.
For emissions warranty service contact your nearest
Authorized B&S Service Dealer as listed in the
telephone directory under “Engines, Gasoline,”
“Gasoline Engines,” “Lawn Mowers,” or similar
category.
4.
Claims and Coverage Exclusions
Warranty claims shall be filed in accordance with the
provisions of the B&S Engine Warranty Policy.
Warranty coverage shall be excluded for failures of
Warranted Parts which are not original B&S parts or
because of abuse, neglect or improper maintenance as
set forth in the B&S Engine Warranty Policy. B&S is
not liable to cover failures of Warranted Parts caused
by the use of add–on, non–original, or modified parts.
5.
Maintenance
Any Warranted Part which is not scheduled for
replacement as required maintenance or which is
scheduled only for regular inspection to the effect of
“repair or replace as necessary” shall be warranted as
to defects for the warranty period. Any Warranted
Part which is scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance shall be warranted as to defects only for
the period of time up to the first scheduled
replacement for that part. Any replacement part that
is equivalent in performance and durability may be
used in the performance of any maintenance or
repairs. The owner is responsible for the
performance of all required maintenance, as defined in
the B&S Owner’s Manual.
6.
Consequential Coverage
Coverage hereunder shall extend to the failure of any
engine components caused by the failure of any
Warranted Part still under warranty.
The Emissions Durability Period describes the number
of hours of actual running time for which the engine is
certified to be emissions compliant, assuming proper
maintenance in accordance with the Maintenance
Schedule. The following categories are used:
Moderate: Engine is certified to be emission
compliant for 125 hours of actual engine running time.
Intermediate: Engine is certified to be emission
compliant for 250 hours of actual engine running time.
Extended: Engine is certified to be emission
compliant for 500 hours of actual engine running time.
For example, a typical walk-behind lawn mower is used
20 to 25 hours per year. Therefore, the Emissions
Durability Period of an engine with an intermediate
rating would equate to 10 to 12 years.
The Air Index is a calculated number describing the
relative level of emissions for a specific engine family. The
lower the Air Index, the cleaner the engine. This
information is displayed in graphical form on the emissions
label.
Emissions Compliance Period On Engine
Emissions Compliance Label
After July 1, 2000 certain Briggs & Stratton engines will be
certified to meet the United States Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA) Phase 2 emission standards.
For phase 2 certified engines, the Emissions Compliance
Period referred to on the Emissions Compliance label
indicates the number of operating hours for which the
engine has been shown to meet Federal emission
requirements. For engines less than 225 cc displacement,
Category C = 125 hours, B = 250 hours and A = 500
hours. For engines of 225 cc or more, Category C = 250
hours, B = 500 hours and A = 1000 hours.
This generator engine has an intermediate rating with an
Air Index of 2. The EPA Emissions compliance period is
Category C. The displacement of this engine is 501 cc.
Below is a generic representation of the emission label
typically found on a certified engine.
Emissions Durability Period and Air Index
Information On Your Engine Emissions
Label
Engines that are certified to meet the California Air
Resources Board (CARB) Tier 2 Emission Standards must
display information regarding the Emissions Durability
Period and Air Index. The engine manufacturer makes this
information available to the consumer on emission labels.
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BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC
7KW AND 10KW HOME GENERATOR OWNER WARRANTY POLICY
Effective September 1, 2005 replaces all undated Warranties and all Warranties dated before September 1, 2005
LIMITED WARRANTY
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC will repair or replace, free of charge, any part(s) of the equipment that is
defective in material or workmanship or both. Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this
warranty must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions stated below.
For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at www.briggspowerproducts.com.
THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE, OR TO THE EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some states or
countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or countries do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country.
WARRANTY PERIOD
Consumer Use
Commercial Use
2 years
None
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail consumer or commercial end user, and continues for the
period of time stated in the table above. “Consumer use" means personal residential household use by a retail consumer.
“Commercial use" means all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once equipment has
experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be considered as commercial use for purposes of this warranty.
NO WARRANTY REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON BRIGGS & STRATTON PRODUCTS. SAVE
YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE RECEIPT. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF OF THE INITIAL PURCHASE DATE AT THE TIME
WARRANTY SERVICE IS REQUESTED, THE MANUFACTURING DATE OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE
THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY
We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced. Any Authorized Service Dealer may perform warranty
repairs. Most warranty repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. For
example, warranty service would not apply if equipment damage occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance,
shipping, handling, warehousing or improper installation. Similarly, the warranty is void if the manufacturing date or the serial
number on the equipment has been removed or the equipment has been altered or modified. During the warranty period, the
Authorized Service Dealer, at its option, will repair or replace any part that, upon examination, is found to be defective under normal
use and service. This warranty will not cover the following repairs and equipment:
•
Normal Wear: Outdoor Power Equipment and engines, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts and service to
perform well. This warranty does not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment.
•
Installation and Maintenance: This warranty does not apply to equipment or parts that have been subjected to improper or
unauthorized installation or alteration and modification, misuse, negligence, accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper
maintenance, repair or storage so as, in our judgment, to adversely affect its performance and reliability. This warranty also
does not cover normal maintenance such as adjustments, fuel system cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, dirt, carbon,
lime, etc.).
•
Other Exclusions: This warranty excludes wear items such as oil gauges, o-rings, filters, fuses, spark plugs, starting
batteries, etc., or damage or malfunctions resulting from accidents, abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or
freezing or chemical deterioration. Accessory parts are excluded from the product warranty. This warranty excludes failures
due to acts of God and other force majeure events beyond the manufacturers control. Also excluded is used, reconditioned,
and demonstration equipment; equipment used for prime power in place of utility power and equipment used in life support
applications.
BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC
JEFFERSON, WI, USA
198182-E, Rev. 2 (11/21/05)
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