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Portable
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Owner's Manual
Model No. 09779-2 (6,500 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. B2635 Revision 2 (05/23/200 I)
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Extended
LifeGenerator
SAFETY
EQUIPMENT
DESCRIPTION
RULES
This generator set was designed and manufactured for
specific applications. Do Not attempt to modify the unit or
use it for any application it was not designed for. If you have
any questions about your generator's application, ask your
dealer or consult the factory.
This 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.This manual
contains informationfor a generator that operates
120 and/or 240 Volt, single phase,60 Hz devices that
require up to 6,500 watts (6.5 kW) of power that pull up
to 54.2 Amps at 120Volts or 27.1Amps at 240Volts.
The manufacturer could not possibly anticipate every
circumstance that might involvea hazard. For that reason
warnings in the manual and warnings on tags or decals
affixed to the unit are not all-inclusive. If you intend to
handle, operate or service the unit by a procedure or
method not specifically recommended by the manufacturer,
first make sure that such a procedure or method will not
render this equipment unsafe or pose a threat to you and
others.
CAUTION!
Do Not exceed the generator's
wattage/amperage capacity.Add up the rated watts of all
devices you are connecting to generator
receptacles at one
time.This total should not be greater than 6,500 watts. See
"Don't Overload the Generator" on page 10.
Read this manual carefully and become familiar
with your generator set. Know its applications, its
limitations and any hazards involved.
The generator's revolving field is driven at about 3,600 rpm
by a single-cylinder engine.
Every effort has been made to ensure that informationin
this manual is accurate and current However, Generac
reserves the right to change,alter or otherwise improve the
product and this document at any time without prior
notice.
_
AUTION!
Not
tamper speeds
with engine
governed
speed.Do
High
operating
are
dangerous and increaserisk of personal injuryor
damageto equipment.The generator supplies
correct rated frequency and voltage only when
running at proper governed speed. Incorrect
frequency and/or voltage can damagesome
connected electrical loads. Operating at excessively
low speeds imposesa heavy load.When adequate
engine power is not availableengine life may be
shortened.
_
ANGER!
You using
must approved
isolatethe
generator from
the
electric utility
transfer
equipment if this unit is used for backup power.
Failure to isolate the generator from the
power utility may result in injury or death to
electric utility workers and damage to the
generator due to a backfeed of electrical energy.
Whenever unit is providing backup power, the
electric utility must be notified.
_
DANGER!
Generator
exhaustgas.
gases
contain in
DEADLY
carbon
monoxide
If breathed
sumcient concentrations,
carbon monoxide
can cause unconsciousness
or death. Operate
this equipment outdoors where adequate ventilation
is available.
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.
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• The generator produces a very powerful voltage that can
cause serious injury or death by electrocution. Never
touch bare wires or receptacles. Never permit a child or
any unqualified person to operate the generator.
• Never operate the generator:
in rain; in any enclosed compartment; when connected
electrical devices overheat; if electrical output is lost; if
engine or generator sparks; if flame or smoke is observed
while unit is running; if unit vibrates excessively.
• Never handle any kind of electrical cord or device while
standing in water, while barefoot or while hands or feet
are wet Death or serious injury from electrocution may
result.
GROUNDING
THE
G EN ERATO R
• Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in any damp
or highly conductive area (such as metal decking or steel
work).
The National Electrical Code requires that the frame and
external electrically conductive parts of this generator be
properly connected to an approved earth ground. Local
electrical codes may also require proper grounding of the
unit. For that purpose, a GROUNDING WING NUT is
provided on the generator end (Figure I).
• Never use worn, bare,frayed or otherwise damaged
electrical cords with the generator. Death, serious injury
and property damagefrom electrical shock may result
• Gasoline is highly FLAMMABLE and its vapors are
EXPLOSIVE. Never allow smoking, open flames,
sparks or heat in the vicinity while handling
gasoline. Avoid spilling gasoline on a hot engine. Comply
with all laws regulating storage and handling of gasoline.
• Do Not overfitl the fuel tank.Always allow room for fuel
expansion. If tank is overfllled, fuel can overflow
onto a hot engine and cause a FIRE or an
EXPLOSION.
• Never store a generator with fuel in the tank where
gasoline vapors might reach an open flame, spark or pilot
light (as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer). FIRE
or an EXPLOSION may result.
• The unit requires an adequate flow of cooling air for its
continued proper operation. Never operate the unit
inside any room or enclosure where the free flow of
cooling air into and out of the unit might be obstructed.
Allow at least2 feet of clearance on all sides of generator,
even while operating unit outdoors, or you could damage
the unit
Generally, connecting a No. 12 AWG (American Wire
Gauge) stranded copper wire to the grounding wing nut
and to an earth-driven copper or brass grounding rod
(electrode) provides adequate protection against electrical
shock. Be careful to keep the grounding wire attached after
connecting the stranded copper wire. However, locat codes
may vary widely. Consult with a local electrician for
grounding requirements in your area.
• Never start, or stop the unit with electrical loads
connected to receptacles with the connected devices
turned ON. Start the engine and let it stabilize before
connecting any electrical loads. Disconnect all electrical
loads before shutting down the generator.
Properly grounding the generator helps prevent electrical
shock if a ground fault condition exists in the generator or
in connected electrical devices. Proper grounding also helps
dissipate static electricity, which often builds up in
ungrounded devices.
• Do Not insert any object through cooling slots of the
engine.Youcould damagethe unit or injure yourself.
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Portable
Products
6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
Yourgenerator
requires
someassembly
andisreadyfor
useafterit hasbeenproperlyserviced
withthe
recommended
oilandfuel.
To fill your engine
• Place generator
with
oil:
on a level surface.
• Follow the oil grade recommendations and oil fill
instructions given in the engine owner's manual.
If you have any problems with the assembly of your
generator, please call the generator helpline at
1-800-270-1408.
NOTE:The
generator's revolving field rides on a
prelubricated and sealed ball bearing that requires no
additional lubrication for the life of the bearing.
IMPORTANT: Any attempt to run the unit before it has
been serviced with the recommended oil will result in an
engine failure.
Add Gasoline
REMOVE G EN ERATOR
FROM CARTON
_
WARNING!
tank or
indoors.
Never
fill
fuel tank whenNever
enginefill isfuel
running
hot. Do
Not
light a cigarette or smoke when filling the fuel tank.
_
WARNING!
Do for
Notfuel
overfill
the fuel tank.
Always allow room
expansion.
• Set the carton on a rigid flat surface with "This Side Up"
arrows pointing upward.
• Carefully open the top flaps of the shipping carton.
Review"Cold Weather Operation" on page 9.
• Use regular UNLEADED gasoline with the generator
engine. Do Not use premium gasoline. Do Not mix oil
with gasoline.
• Cut down corners at one end of carton from top to
bottom and lay that side of carton down flat
• Clean area around fuel fill cap, remove cap.
• Remove all packing material, carton fillers, etc.
• Add unleaded regular gasoline, slowly to fuel tank. Be
careful not to overfill.Allow about I/2" of tank space for
fuel expansion (Figure 2).
• Remove the generator from the shipping carton.
CARTON
CONTENTS
1/2"Air Space
Check all contents. If any parts are missing or damaged,call
the generator helpline at 1-800-270-1408.
Tank
• The generator
Battery charge cables
Generator and engine owner's manuals
Locking 20 Amp and 30 Amp plugs
Spare spark plug
Spare air filter
• Install fuel cap and wipe up any spilled gasoline.
Spark plug wrench
Add Oil
IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from
forming in essentialfuel system parts, such as the carburetor,
fuel filter, fuel hose or tank during storage.Also, experience
indicatesthat alcohol-blended fuels (calledgasohol,ethanol
or methanol) canattract moisture, which leadsto separation
and formation of acids during storage.Acidic gascan damage
the fuel system of an engine while in storage.
CAUTION!
Any attempt to crank or start the engine
before it hasbeen properly filled with the recommended
oil may result in an engine failure.
To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be
emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. See"Storage"
on page I I. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner
products in the fuel tank or permanent damagemay occur.
BEFORE STARTING
ENGINE
THE
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Generac
Portable
Products
6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
KNOWYOUR
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.
Fuel Tank
Circuit Breakers (AC)
Choke Lever
120Volt AC, 30 Amp
Receptacle
Run/Stop Switch
Recoil Starter
120/240Volt AC,
30 Amp Receptacle
Air Cleaner
12Volt DC, 10Amp
Receptacle
Spark Arrester Muffler
Idle Control
Switch
120Volt AC, 20 Amp
Duplex Receptacle
Grounding Wing Nut
12Volt DC, 10 Amp ReceptacleRecharge a
discharged 12Volt automotive type battery through this
receptacle.
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp, Duplex Receptacle -- May be
used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120Volt AC, 20 Amp, single phase,60 Hz electrical lighting,
appliance,toot and motor loads.
120 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking ReceptacleMay be
used to supply electrical power for the operation of
120Volt AC, 30 Amp, single phase,60 Hz electrical lighting,
appliance,toot 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.
Choke Lever -- Used when starting a cold engine.
Circuit Breakers (AC) -- Eachreceptacle is provided
with a "push to reset" circuit breaker to protect the
generator against electrical overload.
FuelTank -- Capacity of seven (7) U.S.galtons.
GroundingWing Nut -- Used for proper grounding of
unit.
Idle Control Switch --With this switch set to ON,
printed circuit board in control panel automatically reduces
engine speed when no load is connected and increases
engine to proper speed when load is applied. However, be
sure switch isOFF when starting engine.
Recoil starter -- Used to start the engine.
Run/Stop Switch -- Set this switch to "Run" before
using recoil starter. Set switch to "Stop" to switch OFF
engine.
Spark Arrester Muffler -- Exhaust muffler lowers
engine noise and is equipped with a spark arrester screen.
Air Cleaner -- Uses a dry type filter element and foam
pre-cleaner to limit the amount of dirt and dust sucked
into the engine.
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Portable
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6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
OPERATING
THE
G EN ERATO R
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CAUTION!loadsconnectedto
Never start orthe
stop
the engine
with
electrical
receptacles
AND
with the connected devices turned ON.
Starting
the Engine
• Unplug all electrical loadsfrom generator receptacles
before starting the engine.
• Grasp starter grip and pull slowly until you feel slight
resistance,then pull quickly. Oo Not let handle "snapback" into recoil housing.
• Make sure the unit is in a level position.
• Open the fuel shut-off valve (Figure 3).
• When engine starts, move choke lever to "Run" position
by sliding it all the way to the right (away from the valve
cover and under the arrow).
NOTE: If engine fails to start after 3 pulls, move the choke
lever to "Half" choke position and pull starter rope again
2 times.
• Make sure the Idle Control
NOTE: If the engine still fails to start, review the engine
owner's manuaLAIso,check for proper oil level in
crankcase.Unit is equipped with a low oil shutdown
system. See engine owner's manual for information
regarding the low oil shutdown system.
switch is "Off".
• Place Run/Stop switch in the "Run"
position (Figure 4).
Connecting
Electrical
Loads
• Let engine stabilize and warm up for a few minutes after
starting.
• Plug in and turn on the desired 120 and/or 240 VottAC,
single phase,60 Hz electrical loads.
• Do Not connect 240Volt loads to the 120Volt
receptacles.
• Do Not connect 3_hase loads to the generator.
• Do Not connect 50 Hz loads to the generator.
• DO NOT OVERLOADTHE
GENERATOR. Add up
the rated watts (or amps) of all loadsto be connected at
one time.This total should not be greater than the rated
wattage/amperage capacity of the generator. See"Don't
Overload the Generator" on page 10.
• Placethe choke lever in the "Full" choke position by
sliding it to the left toward the valve cover in the
direction indicated by the arrow (Figure 5).
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Portable
Products
6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
Stopping
To recharge
the Engine
12 Volt batteries, proceed as follows:
• Unplug all electrical loads from generator panel
receptacles.Never start or stop engine with electrical
devices plugged in and turned on.
• Check fluid level in atl battery cells. If necessary,add
ONLY distilled water to cover separators in battery cells.
Do Not use tap water.
• Put the idle control switch in the "Off"
• If the battery isequipped with vent caps,make sure they
are installed and are tight.
position.
• Let engine run at no-load for 30 seconds to stabilize the
internal temperatures of engine and generator.
• If necessary,clean battery terminals.
• Move run/stop switch to "Stop."
• Close the fuel shut-off valve.
• Connect battery charge cable connector plug to panel
receptacle identified by the words "12 VOLTS D.C"
Operating
• Connect battery charge cable clamp with red handle to
the positive (+) battery terminal (Figure 6).
Automatic
Idle Control
This switch is designed to greatly improve fuel economy.
When this switch is turned ON, the engine will only
run at its normal high governed engine speed when an
electrical load is connected.When an electrical load is
removed, the engine will run at a reduced speed. With the
switch off, the engine will run at the normal high engine
speed. Always have the switch off when starting and
stopping the engine.
Charging
_
_
12 VOLT D.C.
RECEPTACLE
a Battery
ARNING!
Storage
batteries give
off explosive
hydrogen
gas while
recharging.An
explosive
mixture
will remain around the battery for a long time after
it has been charged.The slightest spark can ignite
the hydrogen and cause an explosion, resulting in
blindness or other serious injury.
÷
POS
NEG
12VOLTBA'I-rERY
• Connect battery chargecable clamp with black handle
to the negative (-) battery terminal (Figure 6).
WARNING!
open a
flame,
sparks or Do
any Not
otherpermit
sourcesmoking,
of heat around
battery.Wear protective goggles,rubber apron and
rubber gloves when working around a battery.
Battery electrolyte fluid isan extremely caustic
sulfuric acid solution that can cause severe burns. If
• Start engine. Let the engine run while battery recharges.
• When battery has charged, shut down engine
NOTE: Use an automotive hydrometer to test battery
state of charge and condition. Follow the hydrometer
manufacturer's instructionscarefully. Generally, a battery is
considered to be at 100%state of charge when specific
gravity of itsfluid (as measured by hydrometer) is 1.260or
higher.
spill occurs flush area with clear water immediately.
Your generator hasthe capability of recharging a discharged
12Volt automotive or utility style storage battery. Do Not
use the unit to charge any 6Volt batteries. Do Not use the
unit to crank an engine havinga discharged battery.
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Generac
Portable
Products
6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
COLD WEATH
OPERATION
ER
A
CAUTION!
Never
indoors.Do
Not
enclose
generator
any run
moreunit
than
shown.
RECEPTACLES
Under certain weather conditions (temperatures below
40°F [4°C] and a high clew point), your generator may
experience icingof the carburetor and/or the crankcase
breather system.
120/240 Volt AC, 30 Amp,
Receptacle
In an emergency, use the original shipping box as a
temporary shelter:
Locking
Use a N EMA LI4-30 plug with this receptacle. Connect a
4-wire cord set rated for 250 Volt AC loads at 30 Amps (or
greater) (Figure 8).You can use the same 4-wire cord if you
• Cut off all flaps.
)lan to run a 120Volt load.
• Cut out one of the long sides of the box to expose
exhaust side of unit. Ensure a minimum of two feet
clearance between open side of box and nearest object.
4-Wire Cord Set
• Cut appropriate slots to access receptacles of unit.
• Start unit, then place box over it.
IMPORTANT! Remove shelter when temperature is
above 40°F [4°C].
For a more permanent shelter, build a structure that will
enclose three sides and the top of the generator:
• Make sure entire muffler-side of generator is exposed.
Note that your generator may appear different from that
shown in Figure 7.
W (Neutral)
X (Hot)
Y (Hot)
NEMA L14-30
Ground
(Green)
This receptacle powers 120/240Volt AC, 60 Hz, single
phase loads requiring up to 3,600 watts of power at
30 Amps for 120Volts; 6,500 watts of power (6.5 kW) at
30 Amps for 240Volts.The outlet is protected by a 30 Amp
push-to-reset circuit breaker.
A
• Ensure a minimum of two feet clearance between open
side of box and nearest object.
• Face exposed end away from wind and elements.
• Enclosure should hold enough heat created by the
generator to prevent problems.
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AUTION!
Although
thistooutlet
has a
240
Volt 30 Amp
rating (up
7,200states
watts),it the
generator is only rated for 6,500 watts. Powering
loads that exceed the wattage/amperage capacity of
the generator can damage it or cause serious
injuries. 240 Volt loads powered through this outlet
should not exceed 27.1 Amps of current draw.
Generac
Portable
Products
6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
120 Volt AC, 30 Amp
Receptacle
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Use a NEMA L5-30 plug with this receptacle. Connect a
3-wire cord set rated for 125Volt AC loads at 30 Amps to
the plug (Figure 9).
3-Wire Cord Set
Neutral
Use each receptacle to operate 120Volt AC, single-phase,
60 Hz electrical loads requiring up to 2,400 watts (2.4 kW)
at 20Amps of current. Use cord sets that are rated for
125Volt AC loads at 20 Amps (or greater).
Hot
12ov
____
12 Volt
NEMA L5-30
,f__/
Ground
(Green)
circuit breaken
120 Volt AC, 20 Amp,
Receptacle
I 0 Amp
Receptacle
This receptacle allows you to recharge a 12Volt
automotive or utility style storage battery with the battery
charge cables provided (Figure I I).This receptacle can not
recharge 6Volt batteries and can not be used to crank an
engine having a discharged battery. See the section
"Charging a Battery" (page 7) before attempting to
recharge a battery.
Use this receptacle to operate 120VoltAC, 60 Hz, single
phase loads requiring up to 3,600 watts (3.6 kW) of power
at 30 Amps.The outlet is protected by a 30 Amp
push-to-reset
DC,
Duplex
_
Eachreceptacle (Figure 10) is protected against overload by
a 20 Amp push-to-reset circuit breaker.
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LifeGenerator
DON'T OVERLOAD
G EN ERATO R
TH E
The rated wattage of lights can be taken from wattage
listed on the light bulbs.The rated wattage of tools,
appliances and motors can usually be found on a data
plate or decal affixed to the device. Use Figure 12 below
as a general reference.
Overloading a generator in excess of its rated wattage
capacity can result in damage to the generator and/or
connected electrical devices. Observe the following, to
prevent overloading the unit:
Some electric motors, such as inductiontypes, require
about three times more watts of power for starting than
for running.This surge of power lasts for only a few
seconds when starting such motors. Be sure you allow
for this high starting wattage when selecting electrical
devices to connect to your generator. First figure the
watts needed to start the largest motor.Add to that
figure the running watts of alt other connected loads.
• Add up the total wattage of all electrical devices to be
connected at one time.This total should NOT be greater
than the generator's wattage capacity.
• If the appliance, tool or motor does not give wattage,
multiply 120Volts times ampere rating to determine
watts (volts x amps = watts).
Recreational/Home
Uses
Professional/Contractor
Tool/Appliance
....................................................
Watts
AM/FM clock radio ....................................................................50
Uses
Tool/Appliance
....................................................
Watts
"1/3 hp airless sprayer ............................................................600
3/8" hammer drill .....................................................................600
Light bulb ....................................................................................100
Fan................................................................................................200
Variable speed Sawzall® .........................................................960
20" color TV ..............................................................................400
_/2" power drill ........................................................................1000
Quartz-halogen work light ..................................................1000
Belt sander ...............................................................................1200
7 ¼" circular saw ...................................................................1500
7 ¼" worm drive saw ...........................................................1600
*Deep freezer ...........................................................................500
Personal computer and 15" monitor ...................................800
*1/3 hp furnace fan blower ....................................................800
Microwave oven ........................................................................800
*18 cuft refrigerator ...............................................................800
Sump pump ..............................................................................1000
Electric skillet ..........................................................................1250
*1/2 hp air compressor ........................................................1800
* I 0" power miter saw ...........................................................1800
6" bench grinder .....................................................................1800
*6" table planer .......................................................................1800
* I 0" table/radial arm saw .....................................................2000
Wire feed welder ...................................................................2400
*Y2 hp water well pump .......................................................1400
*12,000 Btu window air conditioner ................................1400
Space heater ............................................................................1800
Electric water heater ............................................................4000
* allow 3 times listed watts for starting this device
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SPECIFICATIONS
To Clean
the Generator
Maximum SurgeWatts .................
8,125 watts
• Use a damp cloth to wipe exterior
Continuous Wattage Capacity ...........
Power Factor ..............................
6,500 watts
1.0
• A soft bristle brush may be used to loosen caked on dirt
or oil.
Rated Maximum Continuous AC Load Current:
At 120Volts .......................
At 240 Volts .......................
• A vacuum cleaner may be used to pick up loose dirt and
debris.
54.2 Amps
27. I Amps
Phase.................................
Rated Frequency .......................
FuelTank Capacity ...................
• Low pressure air (not to exceed 25 psi) may be used to
blow away dirt. Inspect cooling air slots and opening on
generator.These openings must be kept clean and
unobstructed.
I-phase
60 Hertz
7 U.S.gallons
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
RECOMMENDATIONS
STO RAG E
The generator should be started at least once every seven
claysand 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.
The Owner/Operator is responsible for making sure that
alt 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.
Engine
See
,_
engine
Generator
manual for
• Check that cooling air slots and openings on generator
are open and unobstructed.
instructions.
contact
CAUTION!
with used
Avoid
motor
prolonged
oil. Used
or motor
repeated
oil skin
has
been shown to cause skin cancer in certain
laboratory animals.Thoroughly wash exposed areas
with soap and water.
KEEPOUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DON'T
POLLUTE. CONSERVE RESOURCES.RETURN
USED OIL TO COLLECTION CENTERS.
Generator
Storage
• Clean the generator as outlined in "To Clean the
Generator"
Maintenance
owner's
surfaces clean.
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DANGER!
Storage cover
coversover
can abehotflammable.
Not place a storage
generator. DoLet
the unit cool for a sufficient time before placing the
cover on the unit.
Engine
Storage
See engine owner's manual for instructions.
Maintenance
Other
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.
Storage
Tips
• Do Not store gasoline from one season to another.
• Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust. Rust andlor
dirt in a gasoline can cause problems when you use that
fuel with this unit.
• Store in clean and dry area.
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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Engine is running,
no AC output is
available.
but
Engine runs good but
bogs clown when loads
are connected.
Engine will not start; or
starts and runs rough.
Engine shuts down
during operation.
Engine
lacks power.
Engine
falters.
"hunts"
Cause
Solution
I.
2.
3.
Circuit breaker is open.
Poor connection or defective cord set.
Connected device is bad.
I.
Reset circuit breaker.
2.
3.
Check and repair.
Connect another device that is in good
condition.
4.
I.
2.
Fault in generator.
Short circuit in a connected
Generator is overloaded.
4.
I.
2.
Contact Generac service facility.
Disconnect shorted electricalload.
See "Don't Overload the Generator"
3.
4.
I.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enginespeed istoo slow.
Shortedgenerator circuit.
Run/Stop switch set to "Stop".
Dirty air cleaner.
Out of gasoline.
Stalegasoline.
Spark plug wire not connected to spark
plug.
Bad spark plug.
Waterin gasoline.
Overchoking.
3.
4.
I.
on page 10.
Contact Generac service facility.
Contact Generac service facility.
Set switch to "Run".
2.
3.
Clean or replace air cleaner.
Fill fuel tank.
4.
5.
Drain gas tank and fill with fresh fuel.
Connect
wire to spark
plug.
6.
7.
8.
Replacespark plug.
Drain gastank; fill with fresh fuel.
Put choke lever to "No Choke"
9.
10.
II.
12.
Low oil level.
I.
2.
Out of gasoline.
Low oil level
3.
I.
Fault in engine.
Loadis too high.
9.
10.
I I.
12.
I.
2.
3.
I.
2.
3.
I.
Dirty air filter.
Engine needs to be serviced.
Choke is opened too soon.
2.
3.
I.
Carburetor
lean.
2.
6.
7.
8.
load.
Excessively rich fuel mixture.
Intake valve stuck open or closed.
Engine has lost compression.
or
2.
is running too rich or too
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12
position.
Fill crankcase to proper level.
Contact Generac service facility.
Contact Generac service facility.
Contact Generac service facility.
Fill fuel tank.
Fill crankcaseto proper level.
Contact Generac service facility.
See"Don't Overload the Generator"
on page 10.
Replace air filter.
Contact Generac service facility.
Move choke to halfway position till
engine runs smoothly.
Contact Generac service facility.
Generac Portable Products 6500XL Extended Life Generator
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Generac
Portable
Products
6500XL
Extended
LifeGenerator
B
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SCHEMATIC
POWER
REGULATOR
BOARD
POWER
POWER
22
44
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A
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CONTROL
TRANSFORMER
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IDLE
SWITCH
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18
30A
C B
ENG
lbNITIO
44B_D20 A(_
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66
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30A
LED
C B
77
20A
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55
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14
C B
Generac Portable Products 6500XL Extended Life Generator
WIRING
m
DIAGRAM
o
12ov
20A
2C
BRBKEH BFF
L
IDLE
_WITCH
CONTRBL
ELU/_HT
11
44
_55
6
gHIELD
_GATE
4
_EARING
gIBNAL
NUT BN
ENGINE
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UNIT
46
11
51
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6
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\
25
27
14
36
49
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37
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PARTS LISTItem
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
I1
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
PaX#
A92432
A92531
A92731
92247
92679G
92681G
65791
67451
22129
86307
25254
92609
82857
40976
66476
92532
22142
A7433
90239
81917
B4986
83083
66825C
74908
86308B
65795
66849A
67022
84132
66386
66849
B4871
22769
86494
86292
77395
Qty
2
4
I
2
4
2
2
I
2
4
4
I
I
I
I
I
2
I
I
I
7
4
MAIN
UNIT
Description
CRADLE
SUPPORT,Support
SUPPORT,Engine & Muffler
HOUSING, EngineAdapter
ASSEMBLY,Rotor
ASSEMBLY,Stator
BEARING
WASHER, M8 Flat
WASHER, M8 Lock
HHMS, 5/16 - 24 x 3/4 SEMS
H HCS,5/16 - 24 x 9-7/8"
MOUNT, Vibration
MOUNT, Vibration
SCREW,M8 - 1.25x 20
CAPSCREW, M6 - 1.0x 12mm
BRACKET, Muffler
SCREW,5/16 - 18 x 3/4"
MUFFLER
GASKET,Mumer
PIN, 4 mm x 10 Roll
DECAL, Ground
SCREEN,SparkArrester
CARRIER, Rear Bearing
TAPTITE, M5-0.8 x l0
BOLT, M6 -I x i65 mm Stator
RECTIFIER,Battery Charge
TAPTITE, M5-0.8 x 20
GROMMET, Rubber
ASSEMBLY,Power Regulator
ASSEMBLY,Brush Holder
TAPTITE, M5 - 0.8 x 16
COVER, Bearing Carrier
WASHER,#10 Int. Shakeproof
SCREW,M6 -l.0 x 16Wing
HHCS,#10 Self Driller
NUT, M6 FlangeLock
Item
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
51
52
55
57
58
59
60
62
63
64
Part#
83465
78831B
80270
78299
B4363
B1695
B92039
92665
85000
14353621
26850
92982
92612
189160
92640
92630
NSP
22531
93826
B96068
56893
Qty
4
4
2
I
2
12
I
I
I
2
I
I
5
Items Not Illustrated:
65787
B2635
A8927
37806
43438
72347
73111
84882
Optional
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17
Description
GROMMET,Tank
HHCS, M6- 1.0x 60, SEMS
VALVE,Tank
BUSHING, PlasticTank
CAP, Fuel Gauge
TANK,Tank 7- Gal
SHIELD, Heat
INSULATION #2-1/4"Thlck
CLIP,Insulation
WIRE, Ground
WASHER, M6 Shakeproof
DECAL, Danger
DECAL, Heat Shield
NUT, 5/16-18 Serrated Flange
DECAL, Control Panel
ASSEMBLY,Control Box
ENGINE
HHCS, 5/I 6-18 x 1-3/4"
DECAL, Start Instructions
SHIELD, Heat
CRIMPTITE, 10-24 x I/2"
Battery Charge Cable
Generator Owner's Manual
Engine Owner's Manual
120Volt AC 30 Amp Locking
Plug
120/240VottAC 30Amp Locking
Plug
Spark Plug
Air Cteaner Element
Spark PlugWrench
Accessories Not Included:
84883
CordWrap
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AND
PARTS LIST - CONTROL
PANEL
19
\\
20
21
19
\x
\
\\
8
10
10
6
6
1
11
22
8
16
/
9
2
5
Item
I
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
II
12
13
PaX#
A92070
23897
49226
91526
82538
82881
43181
43182
90418
75207A
75207
23365
68868
Qty
I
4
4
4
I
4
4
4
I
2
2
6
1
Item
14
Description
PANEL,Control
FLATWASHER, #10 M5
LOCK WASHER, M5
SCREW, M5-0.8 x 12mm
SWITCH, Idle Control
LOCK WASHER, 7/16"
SCREW, M3 - 0.5 x 10mm
LOCK WASHER, M3
OUTLET, 12V
CIRCUIT BREAKER,30A
CIRCUIT BREAKER,20A
WASHER, #8 Shakeproof
OUTLET, 120Volt, 30 Amp
Locking
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
/
18
PaX#
43437
68759
43180
22264
51715
64526
83970
64525
87962
84335
84134
B92069
84028
Qty
I
I
6
6
6
8
I
4
I
1
1
I
I
Description
OUTLET, 120V/240V,30A
Locking
OUTLET, 120V,20A Duplex
FLAT WASHER, M4
LOCK WASHER, #8 M4
NUT, M4-0.7 Hex
SCREW,#6-32 x 3/8"
BOARD, System Control
STAND-OFF, 3/4" Hex
CIRCUIT BREAKER.12V,10A
ASSEMBLY,
Wire Harness
GROMMET, Rubber Conn.
BOX, Control Panel
TRANSFORMER, Idle Control
Generac Portable Products 6500XL Extended Life Generator
NOTES
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19
LI M ITED WARRANTY
FOR
"GN"
ENGINE
DRIVEN
PORTABLE
GENERATORS
GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS (hereafter referred to as the COMPANY) warrants to the original purchaser that the
alternator and control panel for its portable generator will be free from defects in materials or workmanship for the items
and period set forth below from the date of original purchase.This warranty is not transferable and applies only to
portable generators driven by a GN-Series engine.
Consumer*
Commercial*
Alternator
Engine
2 years (2nd year parts only)
I year
Warranted solely by the engine manufacturer
With the exception of European Community Countries, all units bound for export shall be warranted for One (I)
Year in Consumer applications, and 90 days in Commercial applications as defined below.
*NOTE: For the purpose of this warranty "consumer use" means personal residential household use by
original purchaser.This warranty does not apply to units used for Prime Power in place of utility.
"Commercial
Use" means all other uses, including rental, construction, commercial and income producing
purposes. Once a generator has experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be considered a
commercial use generator for the purposes of this warranty.
During said warranty period, the COMPANY will, at is option, repair or replace any part which, upon examination by the
COMPANY, is found to be defective under normal use and service**. Starting batteries are not warranted by the
COMPANY.All transportation costs under warranty, includingreturn to the factory if necessary,are to be borne by the
purchaser and prepaid by the purchaser.This warranty does not cover normal maintenance and service and does not apply
to a generator set, alternator, or parts which have been subjected to improper or unauthorized installationor alteration,
misuse, negligence,accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper maintenance, repair or storage so as, in the COMPANY's
judgement, to adversely affect its performance and reliability.
**NORMAL WEAR: As with all mechanical devices, the generator need periodic parts service and
replacement to perform well.This warranty will not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of
a part or generator.
THERE ISNO OTHER EXPRESSWARRANTY.THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMSANYANDALL
IMPLIEDWARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TOTHOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESSFORA PARTICULAR PURPOSETOTHE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.THE DURATION OF
ANY IMPLIEDWARRANTIESWHICH CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IS LIMITEDTOTHETIME PERIODAS
SPECIFIEDIN THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY. LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES UNDERANYAND ALLWARRANTIES IS EXCLUDED. THE COMPANY ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY
RESPONSIBILITYFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS THE LOSS OF TIME OR
THE USEOETHE POWER EQUIPMENT,ORANY COMMERCIAL LOSS DUETOTHE FAILUREOFTHE
EQUIPMENT:AND ANY IMPLIEDWARRANTIESARE LIMITEDTOTHE DURATION OFTHISWRITTEN
WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how longan impliedwarranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidentalor
consequential damages,so the above limitationsor exclusions 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.
For service, see your nearest COMPANY authorized warranty service facility or call 1-877-544-0982.Warranty service can
be performed only by a COMPANY authorized service facility.This warranty will not apply to service at any other facility.
At the time of requesting warranty service, evidence of original purchase date must be presented.
GENERAC
PORTABLE
Jefferson,Wisconsin
PRODUCTS
U,S,A,