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Owner’s Manual
Parts Included*
Table of Contents
• Generator
• Wheel kit
• Locking 30 Amp plug
• Engine oil
• Two packets of fuel stabilizer
• Owner's manual
• Engine manual
*If any parts are missing or damaged, call 1-800-270-1408.
Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Know Your Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Page
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Model No. 1646-3 (5,550 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. 193711GS Revision 4 (11/29/2004)
WheelHouse™ 5550 Watt Generator
EQUIPMENT
DESCRIPTION
SAFETY RULES
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.
Read this manual carefully and become
familiar with your generator. Know its
applications, its limitations and any hazards
involved.
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 generators are 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.
CAUTION! DO NOT exceed the generator’s
wattage/amperage capacity. See “Don’t Overload
Generator”.
Every effort has been made to ensure that information in
this manual is accurate and current. However, we reserve
the right to change, alter or otherwise improve the product
and this document at any time without prior notice.
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
The Emission Control System for this generator is
warranted for standards set by the Environmental
Protection Agency. For warranty information refer to the
engine owner’s manual.
Hazard Symbols and Meanings
Electrocution
Electrical Shock
Explosion
Toxic Fumes
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Electrical Shock
Fire
Kickback
Hot Surface
WheelHouse™ 5550 Watt Generator
WARNING
WARNING
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide,
an odorless, colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea,
fainting or death.
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
• Operate generator ONLY outdoors.
WHEN ADDING OR DRAINING FUEL
• Turn generator OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before
removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in
tank.
• Fill or drain fuel tank outdoors.
• DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.
• Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and
other ignition sources.
• DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.
WHEN STARTING EQUIPMENT
• Ensure spark plug, muffler, fuel cap and air cleaner are in place.
• DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed.
• If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine.
WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT
• Do not tip engine or equipment at angle which causes fuel to
spill.
• This generator is not for use in mobile equipment or marine
applications.
WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING
EQUIPMENT
• Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff
valve OFF.
• Disconnect spark plug wire.
WHEN STORING FUEL OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL
IN TANK
• Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes
dryers or other appliances that have pilot light or other
ignition source because they can ignite fuel vapors.
• 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,
including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV).
WARNING
Generator produces powerful voltage.
Failure to isolate generator from power utility
can result in death or injury to electric utility
workers due to backfeed of electrical energy.
• When using generator for backup power, notify utility
company. Use approved transfer equipment to isolate
generator from electric utility.
• Use a ground circuit fault interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or
highly conductive area, such as metal decking or steel work.
• DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.
• DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn,
frayed, bare or otherwise damaged.
• DO NOT operate generator in the rain.
• 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.
WARNING
Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will
pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go.
Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains could
result.
WARNING
• 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 bodily injury and/or property
damage.
• When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt
and then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.
• NEVER start or stop engine with electrical devices plugged in
and turned on.
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CAUTION
WARNING
Excessively high operating speeds increase risk of injury
and damage to generator.
Excessively low speeds impose a heavy load.
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or
electric shock.
• 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.
WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR
GENERATOR
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place
the wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK
• Use approved spark plug tester.
• DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.
CAUTION
Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can
damage generator and/or electrical devices connected
to it.
WARNING
• 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.
Running engines produce heat.Temperature of
muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed
150°F (65°C).
Severe burns can occur on contact.
Combustible debris, such as leaves, grass, brush,
ect. can catch fire.
CAUTION
• DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.
• The generator must be at least 5 feet from structures having
combustible walls and/or other combustible materials.
• Keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of generator for
adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.
• In the State of California a spark arrester is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal
lands. If you equip the muffler with a spark arrester, it must be
maintained in effective working order.
Improper treatment of generator can damage it and
shorten its life.
• Use generator only for intended uses.
• If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or call
the Generac generator helpline at 1-800-270-1408.
• Operate generator only on level surfaces.
• DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt,
or corrosive vapors.
• DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
• 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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KNOW YOUR GENERATOR
Read this owner’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.
Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick
Rocker Switch
Recoil Starter
(not shown)
Removable Fuel Tank
Vent Knob
Choke Lever
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp
Duplex Receptacle
Air Cleaner
120/240 Volt AC,
30 Amp Receptacle
Grounding Fastener
Circuit Breakers (AC)
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, Duplex Receptacle — May be
used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, single phase, 60 Hz electrical lighting,
appliance, tool and motor loads.
120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking Receptacle — May
be used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120 and/or 240 Volt AC, 30 Amp, single phase, 60 Hz
electrical lighting, appliance, tool and motor loads.
Air Cleaner — Protects engine by filtering dust and debris
Removable Fuel Tank — Capacity of five (5) U.S. gallons.
Easily removed for convenient refueling.
Grounding Fastener — If required, please consult a
qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency
having jurisdiction.
Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick — Check and add oil to engine
here.
Recoil starter — Used to start the engine.
Rocker Switch — Set this switch to "On" before using
recoil starter. Set switch to "Off" to switch OFF engine.
Vent Knob — Must be open when generator is running.
out of intake air.
Choke Lever — Used when starting a cold engine.
Circuit Breakers (AC) — Each receptacle is provided
with a "push to reset" circuit breaker to protect the
generator against electrical overload.
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE: The generator assembly rotates on a prelubricated
and sealed ball bearing that requires no additional
lubrication for the life of the bearing.
Your generator requires some assembly and is ready for
use after it has been properly serviced with the
recommended oil and fuel. If you have any problems with
the assembly of your generator, please call the generator
helpline at 1-800-270-1408.
Add Fuel
NOTE: This gasoline engine is certified to operate on
gasoline. Exhaust Emission Control System: EM (Engine
Modifications).
Remove Generator From Carton
WARNING
• Set the carton on a rigid flat surface with “This Side Up”
arrows pointing upward.
• Carefully open the top flaps of the shipping carton.
• Cut carton corners from top to bottom at end of carton
near wheels. Lay that side of carton down flat.
• Remove all packing material, carton fillers, etc.
• Roll the generator out of the shipping carton.
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and
explosive.
Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or
death.
WHEN ADDING FUEL
BEFORE STARTING THE
ENGINE
• Turn generator OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before
removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.
• Fill fuel tank outdoors.
• DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.
• Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and
other ignition sources.
• DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.
Secure Handle
1.
Use clean, fresh, regular UNLEADED fuel with a
minimum of 85 octane. DO NOT use fuel which
contains Methanol. DO NOT mix oil with fuel.
2.
Clean area around fuel fill cap, remove cap.
3.
Slowly add regular unleaded fuel to fuel tank. Be
careful not to overfill. Allow about 1.5" of tank space
for fuel expansion (Figure 1).
Secure the handle using the following steps:
•
•
•
•
Loosen knobs of the handle.
Raise the handle.
Insert handle pins, if equipped (P/N B4135GS).
Hand tighten knobs.
Add Engine Oil
1.5” Air Space
Figure 1 - Fuel Expansion
• Place generator on a level surface.
• Use a long neck funnel OR remove the fuel tank as
described in “Fuel Tank”, when adding or changing oil.
Tank
Fuel
CAUTION
Any attempt to crank or start the engine before it has
been properly filled with the recommended oil will result
in equipment failure.
4.
• Refer to engine manual for oil fill information.
• Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
Install fuel cap and wipe up any spilled fuel.
Fuel Tank
As is common with all plastic fuel containers, the
removable fuel tank supplied with this generator may swell
or expand due to build-up of fuel vapors when the vent
knob is closed.This tank is designed and has been tested to
safely withstand pressure-buildup.The 'ballooning' condition
• Refer to engine owner’s manual and follow oil
recommendations and instructions.
NOTE: Check oil often during engine break–in. Refer to
engine owner’s manual for recommendations.
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is relieved by turning the vent knob fully counterclockwise
or loosening and retightening the fuel cap/gauge.When
installing the tank on your generator, relieve tank pressure
before tightening the four large plastic wing nuts.
4.
Remove the four large plastic wing nuts holding the
tank onto the frame by turning them counterclockwise (Figure 5).
Figure 5 — Plastic Tank Wing Nuts
IMPORTANT: The vent knob should be closed whenever
you move the generator or transport the fuel tank.
1.
Turn the vent knob fully clockwise on the fuel gauge to
close it (Figure 2).
Figure 2 — Vent Knob
5.
Vent Knob
Lift off the fuel tank by grasping the handle (provided
on the tank) with one hand and putting the other hand
in the finger pocket (Figure 6). Lift the tank straight up.
Figure 6 — Lifting Off Fuel Tank
WARNING! Failure to follow these fuel tank
removal instructions could result in death or serious
injury.
2.
Turn the fuel shut off valve to the “Off” position
(Figure 3).
Figure 3 — Fuel Shut-off Valve
Fuel Tank
IMPORTANT: The fuel tank MUST be filled with it lying
flat, not slanted or standing upright (Figure 7). DO NOT let
the fuel valve and quick connect come in contact with any
dirt.
Fuel Valve is shown in
the “Off” position
3.
Figure 7 — Fuel Tank
Disconnect the quick connect on the fuel line by
pushing on the metal tab and twisting apart (Figure 4).
Release the metal tab. Some fuel that is left in the line
will spill out.
Figure 4 — Quick Connect
To place the fuel tank back on the unit, follow these same
steps in reverse order. Make sure the four large plastic
wing nuts are tightened securely.
IMPORTANT: Remove any dirt found inside the quick
connect before putting the fuel tank back on the unit.
Make sure the vent knob is turned fully counterclockwise to open it. If you don’t open it, fuel will not
flow into the fuel line causing the unit to not start.
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USING THE GENERATOR
Generator Location
Generator Clearance
System Ground
WARNING
The generator has a system ground that connects the
generator frame components to the ground terminals on
the AC output receptacles.The system ground is connected
to the AC neutral wire (see “Equipment Description”,
earlier in this manual).
Running generator gives off carbon monoxide,
an odorless, colorless, poison gas.
Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea,
fainting or death.
• 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,
including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV).
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.
The generator must be at least 5 ft. (152 cm) from
structures having combustible walls and/or other
combustible materials. Leave at least 3 ft. (92 cm) all around
generator including overhead, for adequate cooling,
maintenance and servicing.
• In some areas, generators are required to be registered
with local utility companies.
• If the generator is used at a construction site, there may
be additional regulations which must be observed.
Place generator in a well ventilated area, which will allow
for removal of deadly exhaust gas. DO NOT place
generator where exhaust gas could accumulate and enter
inside or be drawn into a potentially occupied building.
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 8).
Prevailing winds and air currents should be taken into
consideration when positioning generator.
Connecting to a Building’s Electrical
System
Connections for standby power to a building’s electrical
system must be made by a qualified electrician.The
connection must isolate the generator power from utility
power, and must comply with all applicable laws and
electrical codes.
Figure 8 — Generator Clearance
WARNING
Generator produces powerful voltage.
Failure to isolate generator from power utility
can result in death or injury to electric utility
workers due to backfeed of electrical energy.
• When using generator for backup power, notify utility
company. Use approved transfer equipment to isolate
generator from electric utility.
• Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or
highly conductive area, such as metal decking or steel work.
• DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles.
• DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn,
frayed, bare or otherwise damaged.
• DO NOT operate generator in the rain.
• 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.
Typical Generator Shown
Exhaust Port
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OPERATING THE
GENERATOR
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.
Combustible debris, such as leaves, grass, brush,
ect. can catch fire.
CAUTION
Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can
damage generator and/or electrical devices connected
to it.
• DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
• Allow equipment to cool before touching.
• The generator must be at least 5 feet from structures having
combustible walls and/or other combustible materials.
• Keep at least 3 feet of clearance on all sides of generator for
adequate cooling, maintenance and servicing.
• In the State of California a spark arrester is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other
states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal
lands. If you equip the muffler with a spark arrester, it must be
maintained in effective working order.
• 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.
Starting the Engine
Disconnect all electrical loads from the generator. Follow
these start instruction steps in numerical order:
1.
Connecting Electrical Loads
Make sure unit is on a level surface.
• Let engine stabilize and warm up for a few minutes after
starting.
IMPORTANT: Failure to start and operate unit on a level
surface will cause the unit not to start or shut down during
operation.
2.
3.
4.
5.
• Plug in and turn on the desired 120 and/or 240 Volt AC,
single phase, 60 Hz electrical loads.
• DO NOT connect 240 Volt loads to the 120 Volt
receptacles.
Make sure the fuel line quick connect is hooked up and
that all four tank hold-downs are firmly tight.
Turn the vent knob fully counter-clockwise. See
Figure 2 on page 7.
Rotate the fuel valve to the “On” position. See
Figure 3 on page 7.
Start the engine according to instructions given in the
engine owner’s manual.
• DO NOT connect 3–phase loads to the generator.
• DO NOT connect 50 Hz loads to the generator.
• DO NOT OVERLOAD THE GENERATOR. See
“Don’t Overload Generator”.
WARNING
Stopping the Engine
Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will
pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go.
Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains could
result.
• When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt
and then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.
• NEVER start or stop engine with electrical devices plugged in
and turned on.
NOTE: If engine starts after 3 pulls but fails to run, or if
unit shuts down during operation, make sure unit is on a
level surface and check for proper oil level in crankcase.
This unit may be equipped with a low oil protection device.
See engine manual.
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1.
Unplug all electrical loads from generator panel
receptacles. NEVER start or stop engine with electrical
devices plugged in and turned on.
2.
Let engine run at no–load for 30 seconds to stabilize
internal temperatures of engine and alternator.
3.
Turn engine off according to instructions given in
engine owner’s manual.
4.
Move fuel valve to “Off” position.
WheelHouse™ 5550 Watt Generator
RECEPTACLES
120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp, Locking
Receptacle
CAUTION
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) (Figure 10).You can use the same 4–wire cord if
you plan to run a 120 Volt load.
Receptacles may be marked with rating value greater
than generator output capacity.
• 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”.
Figure 10 — 120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp Receptacle
4-Wire Cord Set
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, Duplex
Receptacle
240V
Each receptacle (Figure 9) is protected against overload by
a push–to–reset circuit breaker.
120V
120V
W (Neutral)
Figure 9 — 120 Volt AC, 20 Amp Duplex Receptacle
Y (Hot)
NEMA L14-30
X (Hot)
Ground (Green)
This receptacle powers 120/240 Volt AC, 60 Hz, single
phase loads requiring up to 2,775 watts of power at
23.1 Amps for 120 Volts; 5,550 watts of power (5.55 kW)
at 23.1 Amps for 240 Volts.The outlet is protected by a
push–to–reset circuit breaker.
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. Use cord sets that are rated for
125 Volt AC loads at 20 Amps (or greater).
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DON'T OVERLOAD
GENERATOR
4. Plug in and turn on the next load.
5. Again, permit the generator to stabilize.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each additional load.
NEVER add more loads than the generator capacity.Take
special care to consider surge loads in generator capacity,
as described above.
Capacity
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 11.
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.
Figure 11 - Wattage Reference Chart
Tool or Appliance
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”
Planer/Jointer - 6”
Table Saw/Radial Arm Saw - 10”
Air Compressor - 1-1/2 HP
Example:
Tool or Appliance
Window Air
Conditioner
Refrigerator
Deep Freezer
Television
Light (75 Watts)
Rated (Running)
Watts
1200
Additional Surge
(Starting) Watts
1800
800
500
500
75
3075 Total
Running Watts
1600
500
1800 Highest
Surge Watts
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:
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.
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
-
100
100
450
500
800
-
180
300
480
4000
520
-
1000
600
960
1000
1500
1800
1800
2000
2500
1200
960
1000
1500
1800
1800
2000
2500
*Wattages listed are approximate only. Check tool or
appliance for actual wattage.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Generator Maintenance
Maximum Surge Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,550 watts
Continuous Wattage Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . .5,550 watts
Power Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.0
Rated Maximum Continuous AC Load Current:
At 120 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46.2 Amps
At 240 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.1 Amps
Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1–phase
Rated Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Hertz
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 U.S. gallons
Shipping Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 lbs.
Generator maintenance consists of keeping the unit clean
and dry. Operate and store the unit in a clean dry
environment where it will not be exposed to excessive
dust, dirt, moisture or any corrosive vapors. Cooling air
slots in the generator must not become clogged with
snow, leaves or any other foreign material.
NOTE: DO NOT use a garden hose to clean generator.
Water can enter engine fuel system and cause problems. In
addition, if water enters generator through cooling air slots,
some of the water will be retained in voids and cracks of
the rotor and stator winding insulation.Water and dirt
buildup on the generator internal windings will eventually
decrease the insulation resistance of these windings.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
RECOMMENDATIONS
WARNING
The Owner/Operator is responsible for making sure that
all periodic maintenance tasks are completed on a timely
basis; that all discrepancies are corrected; and that the unit
is kept clean and properly stored. NEVER operate a
damaged or defective generator.
Unintentional sparking can result in fire or
electric shock.
WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR
GENERATOR
• Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place
the wire where it cannot contact spark plug.
WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK
• Use approved spark plug tester.
• DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.
NOTE: Should you have questions about replacing
components on your Generac Portable Products generator,
please call 1-800-270-1408 for assistance.
Engine Maintenance
See engine owner’s manual for instructions.
CAUTION
To Clean the Generator
Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact with used
motor oil.
• Use a damp cloth to wipe exterior surfaces clean.
CAUTION
• Used motor oil has been shown to cause skin cancer in
certain laboratory animals.
• Thoroughly wash exposed areas with soap and water.
Improper treatment of generator can damage it and
shorten its life.
• DO NOT expose generator to excessive moisture, dust, dirt,
or corrosive vapors.
• DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DON'T
POLLUTE. CONSERVE RESOURCES. RETURN
USED OIL TO COLLECTION CENTERS.
• Use a soft bristle brush to loosen caked on dirt or oil.
• Use a vacuum cleaner to pick up loose dirt and debris.
• Use low pressure air (not to exceed 25 psi) to blow
away dirt. Inspect cooling air slots and opening on
generator.These openings must be kept clean and
unobstructed.
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WheelHouse™ 5550 Watt Generator
STORAGE
Engine Storage
See engine owner’s manual for instructions.
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.
Other Storage Tips
• Always store unit with fuel shut off valve in the “Off”
position (Figure 4, earlier).
• To prevent gum from forming in fuel system or on
essential carburetor parts, empty entire contents of both
supplied fuel stabilizer containers into fuel tank and fill
with fresh fuel. Run the unit for several minutes to
circulate the additive through the carburetor.The unit
and fuel can then be stored for up to 24 months.
Additional fuel stabilizer can be purchased locally.
Generator Storage
• Clean the generator as outlined in “To Clean the
Generator.”
• Check that cooling air slots and openings on generator
are open and unobstructed.
WARNING
• Fuel tank may swell in storage if vent is closed.When
storing generator with fuel in the tank, make sure the
vent knob is turned fully counter-clockwise.
Storage covers can be flammable.
• DO NOT place a storage cover over a hot generator.
• Let equipment cool for a sufficient time before placing the
cover on the equipment.
• Store unit in clean and dry area.
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WheelHouse™ 5550 Watt Generator
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Solution
1.
Circuit breaker is open.
1.
2.
Poor connection or defective cord 2.
set.
Check and repair.
3.
Connected device is bad.
3.
Connect another device that is in
good condition.
4.
Fault in generator.
4.
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.
1.
Fuel valve is in the "Off" position.
1.
Turn fuel valve to the "On"
position.
Engine will not start; or starts and 2.
runs rough.
3.
Vent knob in fuel gauge is closed.
2.
Open vent knob in fuel gauge.
Quick connect in fuel line is
disconnected.
3.
Reconnect quick connect in fuel
line.
Out of gasoline.
4.
Fill fuel tank.
Engine is running, but no AC
output is available.
Engine runs good but bogs down
when loads are connected.
4.
Reset circuit breaker.
Engine shuts down during
operation.
Out of gasoline.
Fill fuel tank.
Engine lacks power.
Load is too high.
See "Don't Overload Generator".
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NOTES
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GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS OWNER EQUIPMENT WARRANTY POLICY
Effective November 1, 2004
LIMITED WARRANTY
"Generac Portable Products is a licensed trademark of Briggs & Stratton Power Products. Briggs & Stratton Power Products will
repair or replace, free of charge, any part, or parts of the equipment** that are defective in material or workmanship or both.
Transportation charges on parts 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 provided for in this policy. For warranty service, find your
nearest Authorized service dealer by calling 1-800-270-1408.Warranty service may only be performed by a Briggs & Stratton
Power Products Authorized service dealer.
THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,ARE LIMITED TO THE TIME PERIOD SPECIFIED, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED
BY LAW.ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER
ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some countries or
states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some countries or states 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 that vary from country to country or state to state.”
WARRANTY PERIOD*
PRODUCTS**
Pressure Washer
Portable Generator
CONSUMER USE
COMMERCIAL USE
1 year
2 years (2nd year parts only)
90 days
1 year
* 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
been used commercially, it shall thereafter be considered to be in commercial use for purposes of this warranty.
** The engine and starting batteries are warranted solely by the manufacturers of those products.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION IS NOT NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER
PRODUCTS EQUIPMENT.SAVEYOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE RECEIPT.IFYOU DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF OF THE
INITIAL PURCHASE DATE AT THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS REQUESTED,THE MANUFACTURING DATE OF THE
EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
About your equipment 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 following repairs and equipment:
• Normal Wear: Outdoor power equipment, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts, service and replacement 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 or lime, etc.).
• Other Exclusions: Also excluded from this warranty are wear items such as quick couplers, oil gauges, belts, o-rings, filters,
pump packing, etc., pumps which have been run without water supplied or damage or malfunctions resulting from accidents,
abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or freezing or chemical deterioration. Accessory parts such as guns,
hoses, wands and nozzles 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,WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
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