Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
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REV 16g
Using a generator indoors CAN
KILL YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains
carbon monoxide. This is a poison
you cannot see or smell.
NEVER use inside
a home or garage,
EVEN IF doors and
windows are open.
Only use OUTSIDE
and far away from
windows, doors,
and vents.
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Table of Contents
Safety.......................................................... 2
Maintenance............................................... 16
Setup........................................................... 6
Parts List and Diagram............................... 22
Specifications.............................................. 6
Warranty..................................................... 24
Safety
Operation.................................................... 10
WARNING SYMBOLS AND DEFINITIONS
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.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Setup
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Operation
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This manual contains important instructions that should be followed during
installation and maintenance of the Generator and any batteries.
Set up Precautions
Maintenance
1. This unit is to be installed so that access is
restricted to only qualified service personnel
who have been instructed of the reasons for the
restrictions applied to the location and about any
precautions that must be taken. Access shall be
through the use of a special tool, or lock and key,
or other means of security and shall be controlled
by the authority responsible for the location.
4. Operation of this equipment may create sparks that
can start fires around dry vegetation.
A spark arrestor may be required. The operator
should contact local fire agencies for laws or
regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
2. Gasoline fuel and fumes are flammable, and
potentially explosive. Use proper fuel storage
and handling procedures. Do not store fuel
or other flammable materials nearby.
6. All connections and conduits from the Generator
to the load must only be installed by trained and
licensed electricians, and in compliance with all
relevant local, state, and federal electrical codes and
standards, and other regulations where applicable.
3. Have multiple ABC class fire extinguishers nearby.
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5. Set up and use only on a flat, level,
well‑ventilated surface.
7. Connections for standby power to a building
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.
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8. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles, heavy-duty
work gloves, and dust mask/respirator during set up.
9. Use only lubricants and fuel
recommended in this manual.
10. Improper connections to a building electrical system
can allow electrical current from the Generator
to backfeed into the utility lines. Such backfeed
may electrocute utility company workers or others
who contact the lines during a power outage, and
the Generator may explode, burn, or cause fires
when utility power is restored. Consult the utility
company and a qualified electrician if intending
to use the Generator for back up power.
11. Do not operate the Generator before grounding.
The Generator must be earth-grounded
in accordance with all relevant electrical
codes and standards before operation.
Safety
Set up Precautions (continued)
Operating Precautions
9. Fire Hazard! Do not fill gas tank while engine is
running. Do not operate if gasoline has been spilled.
Clean spilled gasoline before starting engine.
Do not operate near pilot light or open flame.
10. If the plugged-in product operates abnormally
or unusually slow, immediately stop using the
Generator as a power source. Always read and
adhere to the instruction manual of the product
to be powered, to make sure that it can be safely
and efficiently powered by a portable generator.
Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows,
doors, and vents.
2. Never use a generator indoors, including in
garages, basements, crawlspaces and sheds.
Opening doors and windows or using fans will NOT
prevent carbon monoxide build up in the home.
3. When using generators, keep them outdoors
and far away from open doors, windows,
and vents to avoid toxic levels of carbon
monoxide from building up indoors.
4. If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while
using a generator, get to fresh air right away.
The carbon monoxide from generators can
quickly lead to full incapacitation and death.
5. Keep children away from the equipment,
especially while it is operating.
6. Keep all spectators at least six feet
from the Engine during operation.
7. Do not touch engine during use.
Let engine cool down after use.
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11. Before connecting an appliance or power cord
to the Generator: Make sure that it is in good
working order. Faulty appliances or power cords
can create a potential for electrical shock.
12. Do not exceed the maximum power rating of the
Generator. Make sure that the total electrical rating
of the all of the tools or appliances plugged into
the Generator at the same time does not exceed
that of the Generator. Check that the startup
surge will not be beyond the limit of the Generator.
Power levels between rated and maximum
may be used for no more than 30 minutes.
13. Avoid substantially overloading which will
trip the circuit breaker. Exceeding the time
limit for maximum power operation or slightly
overloading the Generator may not switch the
circuit breaker or circuit protector OFF, but will
shorten the service life of the Generator.
14. Do not attempt to connect or disconnect
load connections while standing in
water, or on wet or soggy ground.
Maintenance
NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN IF
doors and windows are open.
Setup
8. Never store fuel or other flammable
materials near the engine.
15. Do not touch electrically energized parts of
the Generator and interconnecting cables
or conductors with any part of the body, or
with any non-insulated conductive object.
16. Connect the Generator only to a load or
electrical system (120 volt or 240 volt) that is
compatible with the electrical characteristics
and rated capacities of the Generator.
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Operation
CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD
Using a generator indoors CAN KILL
YOU IN MINUTES.
Generator exhaust contains carbon
monoxide. This is a poison you cannot
see or smell.
1.
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Safety
17. GFCI PRECAUTIONS
Test Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
receptacles before each use as follows:
a. Disconnect all devices from the Generator.
b. Start the engine.
c. Press Test button on receptacle
to trip the GFCI device.
d. The Reset button should extend, cutting
off electricity to the receptacle.
e. If above test fails, do not use receptacle
until it is repaired or replaced.
f. Press Reset button in for use.
GFCI receptacles will not protect against
electric shock if Generator is not grounded.
Refer to Grounding on page 8.
18. Insulate all connections and disconnected wires.
19. Guard against electric shock. Prevent body
contact with grounded surfaces such as
pipes, radiators, ranges, and refrigerators.
Setup
20. Only use a suitable means of transport and
lifting devices with sufficient weight bearing
capacity when transporting the Generator.
21. Secure the Generator on transport vehicles to
prevent the tool from rolling, slipping, and tilting.
22. Industrial applications must follow
OSHA requirements.
23. Do not leave the Generator unattended when it is
running. Turn off the Generator (and remove safety
keys, if available) before leaving the work area.
Operation
24. The Generator engine can produce high noise
levels. Prolonged etransport vehicles to prevent
the tool from rolling, slipping, and tiltinxposure to
noise levels above 85 dBA is hazardous to hearing.
Always wear ear protection when operating or
working around the gas engine while it is operating.
25. Wear ANSI-approved safety glasses,
hearing protection, and NIOSH-approved
dust mask/respirator during use.
26. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields
in close proximity to a heart pacemaker could
cause pacemaker interference or pacemaker
failure. Caution is necessary when near
the engine’s magneto or recoil starter.
Maintenance
27. Use only accessories that are recommended
by Harbor Freight Tools for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one
piece of equipment may become hazardous
when used on another piece of equipment.
28. Do not operate in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable
liquids, gases, or dust. Gasoline-powered
engines may ignite the dust or fumes.
29. Keep grounded conductive objects, such as
tools, away from exposed, live electrical parts
and connections to avoid sparking or arcing.
These events could ignite fumes or vapors.
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30. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating this
piece of equipment. Do not use this piece
of equipment while tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
31. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Keep hair, clothing and gloves away
from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
32. Parts, especially exhaust system components,
get very hot during use. Stay clear of hot parts.
33. Do not cover the Generator or its
engine during operation.
34. Keep the Generator, its engine, and
surrounding area clean at all times.
35. Do not smoke, or allow sparks, flames,
or other sources of ignition around the
equipment, especially when refuelling.
36. Use the Generator, accessories, etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the
manner intended for the particular type of
equipment, taking into account the working
conditions and the work to be performed. Use of
the equipment for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
37. Do not operate the Generator with known
leaks in the engine’s fuel system.
38. WARNING: This product contains or, when
used, produces a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. (California Health
& Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
39. WARNING: This product contains di (2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate (DEHP), a chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. (California Health
& Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
40. When spills of fuel or oil occur, they must be
cleaned up immediately. Dispose of fluids and
cleaning materials as per any local, state, or
federal codes and regulations. Store oil rags in
a bottom-ventilated, covered, metal container.
41. Keep hands and feet away from moving parts. Do
not reach over or across Generator while operating.
42. Before use, check for misalignment or binding
of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the Generator’s
operation. If damaged, have the Generator
serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained equipment.
43. Use the correct generator for the application.
Do not modify the generator or its engine,
and do not use the generator for a
purpose for which it is not intended.
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Service Precautions
d. Then, remove the spark plug
cap from the spark plug.
2. Keep all safety guards in place and in
proper working order. Safety guards include
muffler, air cleaner, mechanical guards,
and heat shields, among other guards.
3. Make sure the Engine Switch is in its “OFF”
position before moving the Generator and
before performing any service, maintenance,
or cleaning procedures on the unit.
4. Keep all electrical equipment clean and dry.
Replace any wiring where the insulation is
cracked, cut, abraded, or otherwise degraded.
Replace terminals that are worn, discolored, or
corroded. Keep terminals clean and tight.
5. Do not alter or adjust any part of the
equipment or its engine that is sealed by the
manufacturer or distributor. Only a qualified
service technician may adjust parts that may
increase or decrease governed engine speed.
6. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles,
heavy-duty work gloves, and dust
mask/respirator during service.
7. Maintain labels and nameplates on
the equipment. These carry important
information. If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
8. Have the equipment serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of the equipment
is maintained. Do not attempt any service or
maintenance procedures not explained in this
manual or any procedures that you are uncertain
about your ability to perform safely or correctly.
9. Store equipment out of the reach of children.
10. Follow scheduled engine and
equipment maintenance.
Refueling:
1. Do not refill the fuel tank while the
engine is running or hot.
2. Do not smoke, or allow sparks, flames,
or other sources of ignition around the
equipment, especially when refuelling.
3. TO PREVENT FUEL LEAKAGE AND FIRE
HAZARD, Do not overfill with fuel. Fill with
fuel according to the Fuel Level information
below the Specification chart for your model.
4. Do not fill fuel tank to the top. Leave a little
room for the fuel to expand as needed.
5. Refuel in a well-ventilated area only.
6. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess
to evaporate before starting engine.
To prevent FIRE, do not start the engine
while the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
Battery Service:
1. Servicing of batteries are to be performed or
supervised by personnel knowledgeable of
batteries and the required precautions. Keep
unauthorized personnel away from batteries.
2. When replacing batteries, use the following type
batteries: 12 V, 9 Ah sealed, lead-acid type.
3. CAUTION – Do not dispose of battery or batteries
in a fire. The battery is capable of exploding.
4. CAUTION – Do not open or mutilate the battery.
Released electrolyte has been known to be
harmful to the skin and eyes and to be toxic.
5. CAUTION – A battery presents a risk of high
short circuit current. The following precautions
are to be observed when working on batteries:
a. Remove watches, rings, or other metal objects.
b. Use tools with insulated handles.
c. Do not lay tools or metal parts on top of batteries.
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Safety
c. Allow the engine to completely cool.
This Generator is equipped with two 3-Prong,
duplex 120 V ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI) receptacles. These outlets provide
additional protection from the risk of electric
shock. Should replacement of the receptacles
become necessary, use only identical replacement
parts that include GFCI protection.
Setup
b. Turn the engine switch to its “OFF” position.
Operation
a. Unplug all devices from the Generator.
GFCI Protection:
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Maintenance
1. Before service, maintenance, or cleaning:
Functional Description
Specifications
Safety
Generator
Output
120 / 240 VAC, 60 Hz
7,000 Running Watts (8,750 Peak Watts)
Battery needed for electric start
(not included)
12 V, lead acid, 9 Ah
Electrical Receptacle
Two 3-Prong, duplex NEMA #5-20 120 V GFCI
One 3-Prong, NEMA #L5-20 twistlock 120 V
One 4-Prong, NEMA #L14-30 twistlock 120 V / 240 V
One DC Outlet 12 VDC
Displacement
420 cc
Engine Type
Horizontal Single Cylinder 4 stroke OHV
Cooling System
Fuel
Engine
Engine Oil
Setup
Spark Plug
Valve Clearance
Forced air cooled
Type
87+ octane stabilizer treated unleaded gasoline
Capacity
6 Gallons
Type SAE
10W – 30 above 32° F
5W – 30 at 32° F or below
Capacity
1.16 Quart
Type
NHSP® / Torch® F6TC
Gap
0.028" – 0.031"
Intake
0.004" – 0.006"
Exhaust
0.004" – 0.006"
Run Time @ 50% load
12 hr.
Operational Volume @ 3 feet
76 dB
Available accessories
Wheel kit (sold separately)
The emission control system for this Generator’s Engine is warranted for standards set by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. For warranty information, refer to the last pages of this manual.
Components and Controls
Operation
Fuel Cap
DC Receptacle
DC Circuit Breaker
Fuel Valve
AC Circuit Breakers
AC Receptacles
Choke
GFCI AC Receptacles
Air Filter
Maintenance
Frame
Ground Terminal
Starter
Handle
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Power Switch
Low Oil Indicator
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Components and Controls (continued)
START
I
O
1. Engine Switch: Used to start and stop the Engine.
ON
OFF
3. Circuit Breakers: The circuit breaker protects
the Generator from overloading. The rating of the
breaker and the load it protects are marked near
the breaker. Should any of the Circuit Breakers trip,
the Generator will stop the electricity output. If this
happens, unplug all loads from the Generator.
Allow the Generator to cool down. Then, press
the tripped Circuit Breaker, restart the Engine, and
re‑attach loads.
Safety
The following are descriptions of the controls
on the power panel. Your Generator has
sockets to power your products with circuit
breakers to protect the voltage flow.
2. AC Receptacles: The Generator contains several
AC Receptacles to power tools and equipment.
RESET
RESET
TEST
TEST
Operation
a. 3-Prong, duplex
120 volt GFCI receptacle
(NEMA #5-20)
5. Grounding Terminal: Prior to each use, set
up the ground wire (not included) connection to
the Grounding Terminal to properly ground the
Generator. Refer to Grounding on page 8
for instructions on grounding the Generator.
Setup
4. 12 VDC Receptacle: 12 VDC Receptacle provides
a power source for 12 volt DC items.
b. 3-Prong, twistlock,
120 volt receptacle
(NEMA #L5-20)
Maintenance
c. 4-Prong, twistlock,
120/240 volt receptacle
(NEMA #L14-30)
WARNING! Connect tools and equipment
only to the Receptacle (120 volt or 240 volt)
that is compatible with the electrical
characteristics and rated capacities of
the tools and equipment being used.
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Initial Tool Set Up/Assembly
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
Safety
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY:
Operate only with proper spark arrestor installed.
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry vegetation.
A spark arrestor may be required. The operator should contact local fire agencies
for laws or regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
At high altitudes, the engine’s carburetor, governor, and any other parts that control the fuelair ratio will need to be adjusted by a qualified mechanic to allow efficient high-altitude use
and to prevent damage to the engine and any other devices used with this product.
Note: For additional information regarding the parts listed in the following pages,
refer to the Assembly Diagram near the end of this manual.
Setup
Battery Setup Instructions
All generators can be started using the recoil method. This Generator requires installation of a
battery to operate the electric start feature. Connect the battery to the Generator engine:
1. Place a fully charged, lead-acid 12 V, 9 Ah battery (not included) in the battery holder on the Generator.
2. Bolt in place using the hardware included with the Generator.
3. Attach the positive (red) cable connector from the engine
to the Positive Terminal on the battery. Connect cable
securely to prevent disconnection and short circuits.
Positive Negative
Connector Connector
4. Attach the negative (black) cable connector to the negative battery terminal.
Battery
Operation
Hardware
Grounding
The Generator must be properly grounded before use. Have the unit grounded
by a qualified electrician if you are not qualified to do so.
To ground the Generator, connect a #6 AWG grounding wire (not included) from the
Grounding Terminal on the Control Panel to a grounding rod (not included) that has been
driven at least 24 inches deep into the earth. The grounding rod must be an earth-driven
copper or brass rod (electrode) which can adequately ground the Generator.
WARNING! GFCI receptacles will not protect from electric shock if Generator is not grounded.
Maintenance
NOTICE: This Generator is not intended to power sensitive electronic equipment without the addition of an
appropriate line conditioner and surge protector (both not included). Sensitive electronic equipment includes,
but is not limited to, audio/video equipment, some television sets, computers, and printers. Sensitive
electronic equipment should be operated on approved inverter-type generators or pure sine wave generators.
Note: Wheel Kit, item #68531 (sold separately) can be used with this Generator.
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High Altitude Operation Above 3000 feet
NOTICE: Warranty void if necessary adjustments are not made for high altitude use.
At high altitudes, the engine’s carburetor, governor, and any other parts that control the fuel-air ratio will need
to be adjusted by a qualified mechanic to allow efficient high-altitude use and to prevent damage to the engine
and any other devices used with this product. The fuel system on this engine may be influenced by operation
at higher altitudes. Proper operation can be ensured by installing an altitude kit at altitudes higher than 3000 ft.
above sea level. At elevations above 8000 ft, the engine may experience decreased performance, even with
the proper main jet. Operating this engine without the proper altitude kit installed may increase the engine’s
emissions and decrease fuel economy and performance. The kit should be installed by a qualified mechanic.
Safety
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM FIRE:
Follow instructions in a well-ventilated area away from ignition sources.
If the engine is hot from use, shut the engine off and wait for it to cool before proceeding. Do not smoke.
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Close the fuel valve.
3. Place a bowl under the fuel cup to catch any spilled fuel.
CAUTION! Carburetor bowl may have gas in it which will leak upon removing the bolt.
5. Remove the bolt, Bolt Seal, fuel cup, Fuel Cup Seal and Main Jet from the body of the carburetor assembly.
A carburetor screwdriver (not included) is needed to remove and install the Main Jet.
Note: The mixing tube is held in place by the Main Jet and might fall out when it is removed.
If it falls out, replace it in the same orientation before replacing the Main Jet.
Setup
4. Unthread the bolt holding the fuel cup.
6. Replace the Main Jet with the replacement Main Jet needed for your altitude range (part 1a or 2a).
Note: The Fuel Cup Seal and Bolt Seal may be damaged during removal
and should be replaced with the new ones from the kit.
7. Replace the Fuel Cup Seal (4a), fuel cup, Bolt Seal (3a), and bolt. Tighten in place.
8. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess to evaporate
before starting engine. To prevent FIRE, do not start
the engine while the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
High Altitude Kit Parts List - A
Part
1a
2a
3a
4a
Description
Main Jet 3000-6000 ft.
Main Jet 6000-8000 ft.
Bolt Seal
Fuel Cup Seal
Qty
1
1
1
1
Carburetor
Assembly
Fuel Cup Seal
Mixing Tube
(might remain
inside carburetor)
Operation
NOTICE: Do not cross thread bolt when tightening.
Finger tighten first and then use a wrench to make sure the bolt is properly threaded.
Main Jet
Fuel Cup
Maintenance
Bolt Seal
Bolt
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Operating Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the beginning of this
manual including all text under subheadings therein before set up or use of this product.
Safety
Inspect tool before use, looking for damaged, loose, and missing parts.
If any problems are found, do not use tool until repaired.
Generator Pre-Start Checks
Setup
Inspect engine and equipment, looking for
damaged, loose, and missing parts before set
up and starting. If any problems are found,
do not use equipment until fixed properly.
6. Thread the dipstick back in clockwise.
Checking and Filling Engine Oil
Checking and Filling Fuel
CAUTION! Your Warranty is VOID if the engine’s
crankcase is not properly filled with oil before
each use. Before each use, check the oil level.
Engine will not start with low or no engine oil.
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS
INJURY FROM FIRE:
Fill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area
away from ignition sources. If the engine is
hot from use, shut the engine off and wait
for it to cool before adding fuel.
Do not smoke.
NOTICE: Do not run the engine with too little oil.
Engine will shut off if engine oil level is too low.
1. Make sure the engine is stopped and is level.
2. Close the Fuel Valve.
1. Clean the Fuel Cap and the area around it.
3. Clean the top of the Dipstick and the
area around it. Remove the Dipstick
by threading it counterclockwise, and
wipe it off with a clean lint free rag.
Full level
2. Unscrew and remove the Fuel Cap.
3. If needed, fill the Fuel Tank to about 1 inch
under the fill neck with 87 octane or higher
unleaded gasoline that has been treated with
a fuel stabilizer additive. Follow fuel stabilizer
manufacturer’s recommendations for use.
Full level
Operation
4. Reinsert the Dipstick without threading it in and
remove it to check the oil level. The oil level
should be up to the full level as shown above.
5. If the oil level is at or below the low mark add the
appropriate type of oil until the oil level is at the
proper level. SAE 10W‑30 oil is recommended
for general use. (The SAE Viscosity Grade chart
on page 17 in the Service section shows other
viscosities to use in different average temperatures.)
Note: Do not use gasoline containing more than
10% ethanol (E10). Do not use E85 ethanol.
Note: Do not use gasoline that has been stored in a
metal fuel container or a dirty fuel container. It can
cause particles to enter the carburetor, effecting
engine performance and/or causing damage.
4. Then replace the Fuel Cap.
5. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess
to evaporate before starting engine. To
prevent FIRE, do not start the engine while
the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
Maintenance
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Using the Generator
b. Unplug all loads from the Generator.
Note: Do not allow Generator to run
out of fuel with loads attached.
c. Inspect the Generator and engine.
6. Turn off the Engine.
d. Fill the engine with the proper
amount and type of both
stabilizer-treated fuel and oil.
Basic Generator Use Procedure - See
following pages for specific instructions
1. Check that the Generator can handle the
wattage needed to power your products.
2. Start the Engine, and allow the Engine and
Generator to run and warm up for five minutes
after starting with no electrical load.
3. With the engine running, test GFCI
receptacles before each use as follows:
a. Press Test button on receptacle
to trip the GFCI device.
b. The Reset button should extend, cutting
off electricity to the receptacle.
c. If above test fails, do not use receptacle
until it is repaired or replaced.
d. Press Reset button in for use.
7. Allow the Generator and its Engine to
completely cool. Then store the unit in a
clean, dry, safe location out of reach of
children and other unauthorized people.
IMPORTANT: After starting the engine, allow it to
run at no load for five minutes with no load after
each start‑up so that the engine can stabilize.
8. Break-in Period:
a. Breaking-in the engine will help to ensure
proper equipment and engine operation.
b. The operational break-in period will last
about 3 hours of use. During this period:
• Do not apply a heavy load to the equipment.
c. The maintenance break-in period will last
about 20 hours of use. After this period:
• Change the engine oil.
Under normal operating conditions
subsequent maintenance follows the schedule
explained in the SERVICE section.
RESET
RESET
Reset
Button
Safety
a. Follow the Set Up Instructions
to prepare the Generator.
5. When finished using the Generator,
disconnect all electrical loads.
TEST
Setup
Before starting the engine:
4. Plug in products.
Operation
Before Starting the Generator Engine
Test
Button
TEST
Maintenance
120 Volt GFCI Receptacle
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Starting the Engine
Safety
1. To start a cold engine, move the Choke to the
START position.
To restart a warm engine, leave the Choke in the
RUN position.
2. Open the Fuel Valve.
Setup
3.
For MANUAL START
For ELECTRIC START
A. Turn the Engine Switch to ON.
Turn the Engine Switch to START.
START
I
O
Operation
B. Grip the Starter Handle of the Engine
loosely and pull it slowly several times to
allow the gasoline to flow into the
Engine’s carburetor. Then pull the Starter
Handle gently until resistance is felt.
Allow Cable to retract fully and then pull
it quickly. Repeat until the engine starts.
Note: Do not let the Starter Handle snap
back against the engine. Hold it as it
recoils so it doesn't hit the engine.
START
ST AR T
I
O
Note: To prolong starter life, use
short starting cycles (5 seconds
maximum). Then wait one minute
before attempting to start again.
Note: If engine does not start,
check engine oil level. Engine will
not start with low or no engine oil.
4. Allow the Engine to run for several seconds. Then,
if the Choke lever is in the START position, move
the Choke Lever very slowly to its RUN position.
Maintenance
Note: Moving the Choke Lever too
fast could stall the engine.
IMPORTANT: Allow the engine to run at no load for five minutes with no
load after each start‑up so that the engine can stabilize.
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Connecting Electrical Loads
WARNING! Connect only properly wired plugs
to the Generator. A plug that is spliced onto a
different cord may be hazardous. Only a qualified
electrician should wire a plug onto a cord.
400
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and running wattage requirements should always be
calculated when matching this Generator’s wattage capacity to the appliance, tool, or equipment.
Must b e
Less than
7,000
Safety
Familiarize yourself with the engine controls, power panel and how to start the engine before using the
Generator. Calculate the wattage of the products you will use with the Generator and verify that the Generator
0
can handle the total load.
1,00
Must b e
Less than
8,750
Use the DC12 V Receptacle to power 12 VDC equipment.
WARNING! Do not charge batteries without a proper charge controller. Do not overcharge.
b. Connect “inductive” load appliances, tools, and equipment next. Inductive
loads are small hand tools and some small appliances.
c. Connect any lights next.
d. Voltage sensitive appliances, tools, and equipment should be the last to be connected to the Generator.
Plug voltage sensitive items such as TVs, DVD players, microwaves, and cordless telephones into a UL®
Listed voltage surge protector (not included). Then, connect the surge protector into the Generator.
Setup
a. Connect the items that require the most wattage first.
IMPORTANT! Failure to connect and operate appliances, tools, and equipment in this sequence can cause
damage to the Generator, appliances, tools, and equipment and will void the Warranty of this Generator.
Operation
Note: If Engine speed or voltage fluctuates with a load below the Generator’s running watts, move the Engine
Choke Lever to the
position.
IF ANY CIRCUIT BREAKERS TRIP CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
1. Make sure that ALL circuit breakers are reset
before starting the Generator again.
Evenly distributed
over outlets:
2. Adjust the plugs so the loads are
shared across outlet circuits.
Maintenance
To achieve rated output from the Generator,
distribute loads over outlets.
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Calculating Total Wattage of Devices Used with the Generator
Safety
Before using the Generator, check that the products
you want to plug into the unit are below the rated and
maximum wattage ratings of the Generator. Use the
Wattage Calculation Table below, and the watts listed
on your products, to help calculate multiple
wattage totals.
Wattage Estimate Charts
Note: Wattages listed below are estimates for that type
of equipment only. Check nameplate wattages on all
loads before connecting to Generator.
EMERGENCY
To use the table:
1. Add up the Running Watts for all items you
would like to use at any given time
2. Make sure that this total is under the 7,000
running wattage of the Generator.
3. Find the single highest starting watts for
the selected items and add to the total.
4. Make sure that this total is under the
8,750 peak wattage of the Generator.
5. Plug in and turn on products from largest wattage
to smallest.
Setup
Wattage Calculation Table
Running
Watts
Equipment
Running
Watts
Device
Refrigerator/Freezer
Radio
700
100
JOB SITE
Running
Watts
Device
Air Compressor - 1/2 HP
Table Saw - 10"
Belt Sander - 3"
Hand Drill - 1/2"
Halogen Work Light
Recipricating Saw
Running
Watts
AM/FM Radio
Electric Grill
Inflator Pump
CD/DVD Player
Box Fan - 20"
Coffee Maker
100
1700
50
100
200
600
Operation
Example
Equipment
Running
Watts
Total Running Watts
(must be less than 7,000)
Largest Additional Start-up Watts
Total Startup Watts needed for all loads
(must be less than 8,750)
A generator that is rated more than the minimum
required peak watts will last much longer than a
generator that only supplies the exact watts needed.
Maintenance
To Calculate Wattage
Volts and amps can be multiplied together to get watts
(volts x amps = watts).
To Calculate Additional Start-Up Watts
(If They Are Not Listed)
For equipment with a motor: Use the rated watts
amount as an estimate of additional Start-up Watts.
For most lights or heaters:
there are no additional start-up watts.
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Additional
Start-up
Watts
0
0
100
0
200
0
HOUSEHOLD
Largest Additional Start-up Watts
Total Startup Watts needed for all loads
(must be less than 8,750)
1000
1700
1200
600
1000
900
Additional
Start-up
Watts
1000
1300
1200
600
0
900
RECREATION
Device
Total Running Watts
(must be less than 7,000)
Additional
Start-up
Watts
1500
0
Running
Watts
Device
Computer w/ Monitor
Electric Clothes Dryer
Electric Range
Electric Water Heater
Light Bulb - 100 watts
Microwave - 1000 watts
Sump Pump - 1/2 HP
Television
Washing Machine
Well Pump - 1/2 HP
800
5500
2100
2000
100
1000
1000
400
1100
1000
Additional
Start-up
Watts
0
500
0
0
0
200
1100
0
1100
1000
LAWN & GARDEN
Running
Watts
Device
Hedge Trimmer
Pressure Washer
Lawn Mower
Edger
400
1200
1200
1000
Additional
Start-up
Watts
400
1200
1200
1000
HEATING & COOLING
Device
Central AC - 10,000 BTU
Furnace Fan - 1/2 HP
Space Heater
Window AC - 10,000 BTU
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Running
Watts
1500
900
1800
1200
Additional
Start-up
Watts
1500
1400
0
600
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Stopping the Engine in an Emergency
Safety
1. To stop the engine in an emergency,
turn the Engine Switch off.
START
NOTICE: Generator shut-off under load may damage
the Generator and attached equipment.
I
O
OFF
1. Before turning off the Engine,
turn off all electrical loads,
then unplug them.
Setup
Stopping the Engine Under Normal Conditions
RESET
RESET
TEST
TEST
I
O
Operation
START
2. Turn the Engine Switch off.
OFF
Maintenance
3. Close the Fuel Valve.
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User‑Maintenance Instructions
Procedures not specifically explained in this manual must
be performed only by a qualified technician.
Safety
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Turn the Power Switch of the Generator to its “OFF” position, wait for the engine to cool, and disconnect
the spark plug cap before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM EQUIPMENT FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment. If abnormal noise, vibration, or excess
smoking occurs, have the problem corrected before further use.
Follow all service instructions in this manual. The engine may fail critically if not serviced properly.
Many maintenance procedures, including any not detailed in this manual, will need to be
performed by a qualified technician for safety. If you have any doubts about your ability to safely
service the equipment or engine, have a qualified technician service the equipment instead.
Setup
Cleaning, Maintenance, and Lubrication
Note: This maintenance schedule is intended solely as a general guide. If performance decreases or if
equipment operates unusually, check systems immediately. The maintenance needs of each piece of equipment
will differ depending on factors such as duty cycle, temperature, air quality, fuel quality, and other factors.
Note: The following procedures are in addition to the regular checks and maintenance
explained as part of the regular operation of the engine and equipment.
Before
Each Use
Procedure
Monthly or
Every 3 mo. or Every 6 mo. or
every 20
50 hr. of use 100 hr. of use
hr. of use
Yearly or
every 300
hr. of use
Every
2 Years
Brush off outside of engine
Check engine oil level
Operation
Check air cleaner
Check deposit cup
Change engine oil
*
Clean/replace air cleaner
Check and clean spark plug
1. Check/adjust idle speed
2. Check/adjust valve clearance
3. Clean fuel tank, strainer
and carburetor
**
4. Clean carbon build-up from
combustion chamber
Replace fuel line if necessary
**
**
Maintenance
*Service more frequently when used in dusty areas.
**These items should be serviced by a qualified technician.
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1. Clean the Fuel Cap and the area around it.
2. Unscrew and remove the Fuel Cap.
Note: Do not use gasoline containing more than
10% ethanol (E10). Do not use E85 ethanol.
Engine Oil Change
CAUTION! Oil is very hot during operation and can
cause burns. Wait for engine to cool before changing oil.
1. Make sure the engine is stopped and is level.
2. Close the Fuel Valve.
Note: Do not use gasoline that has been stored in a
metal fuel container or a dirty fuel container. It can
cause particles to enter the carburetor, effecting
engine performance and/or causing damage.
3. If needed, fill the Fuel Tank to about 1 inch
under the fill neck with 87 octane or higher
unleaded gasoline that has been treated with
a fuel stabilizer additive. Follow fuel stabilizer
manufacturer’s recommendations for use.
4. Replace the Fuel Cap.
5. Wipe up any spilled fuel and allow excess
to evaporate before starting engine. To
prevent FIRE, do not start the engine while
the smell of fuel hangs in the air.
Note: Do not thread the dipstick in
when checking the oil level.
The SAE Viscosity Grade chart shows other
viscosities to use in different average temperatures.
SAE Viscosity Grades
3. Place a drain pan (not included) underneath
the crankcase’s drain plug.
30
4. Remove the drain plug and, if possible,
tilt the crankcase slightly to help drain
the oil out. Recycle used oil.
10W-30
5. Replace the drain plug and tighten it.
5W-30
-20
0
20
40
60
80
Average outdoor temperature
100°F
8. Thread the dipstick back in clockwise.
Full level
NOTICE! Do not run the engine with too little oil.
Engine will not start with low or no engine oil.
Operation
6. Clean the top of the Dipstick and the
area around it. Remove the Dipstick
by threading it counterclockwise, and
wipe it off with a clean lint free rag.
Full level
Setup
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS
INJURY FROM FIRE:
Fill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area
away from ignition sources. If the engine is
hot from use, shut the engine off and wait
for it to cool before adding fuel.
Do not smoke.
Safety
Checking and Filling Fuel
7. Add the appropriate type of oil until the
oil level is at the full level. SAE 10W‑30
oil is recommended for general use.
1. Remove the air filter cover and the air filter elements
and check for dirt. Clean as described below.
2. Cleaning:
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• For “paper” filter elements:
To prevent injury from dust and debris,
wear ANSI-approved safety goggles,
NIOSH‑approved dust mask/respirator, and
heavy-duty work gloves. In a well‑ventilated
area away from bystanders, use pressurized
air to blow dust out of the air filter. If this does
not get the filter clean, replace it.
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Maintenance
Air Filter Element Maintenance
Safety
• For foam filter elements:
Wash the element in warm water and
mild detergent several times. Rinse.
Squeeze out excess water and allow it to dry
completely. Soak the filter in lightweight oil
briefly, then squeeze out the excess oil.
3. Install the cleaned filter. Secure the
Air Cleaner Cover before use.
Spark Plug Maintenance
1. Disconnect spark plug cap from end of plug.
Clean out debris from around spark plug.
2. Using a spark plug
wrench, remove
the spark plug.
Spark Plug
Setup
3. Inspect the spark
plug:
If the electrode is
oily, clean it using
a clean, dry rag.
Cylinder
If the electrode
Assembly
has deposits
on it, polish it using emery paper. If the
white insulator is cracked or chipped, the
spark plug needs to be replaced.
NOTICE: Using an incorrect spark plug may
damage the engine. See the Specifications chart
for your Generator for the type and gap required.
4. When installing a new spark plug, adjust
the plug’s gap to the specification on the
Specifications chart. Do not pry against the
electrode, the spark plug can be damaged.
5. Install the new spark plug or the cleaned spark plug
into the engine. Gasket-style: Finger-tighten until
the gasket contacts the cylinder head, then about
1/2-2/3 turn more.
Non-gasket-style: Finger-tighten until the plug
contacts the head, then about 1/16 turn more.
NOTICE: Tighten the spark plug properly.
If loose, the spark plug will cause the engine
to overheat. If overtightened, the threads
in the engine block will be damaged.
6. Apply dielectric spark plug boot protector
(not included) to the end of the spark
plug and reattach the wire securely.
Long-Term Storage
Operation
When the equipment is to remain idle for longer than
20 days, prepare the Engine for storage as follows:
c. Replace spark plug, but leave
spark plug cap disconnected.
1. CLEANING:
Wait for Engine to cool, then clean Engine with
dry cloth. NOTICE: Do not clean using water.
The water will gradually enter the Engine
and cause rust damage. Apply a thin coat
of rust preventive oil to all metal parts.
d. Pull Starter Handle to distribute oil in cylinder.
Stop after one or two revolutions when you
feel the piston start the compression stroke
(when you start to feel resistance).
2. FUEL:
To protect the fuel tank during storage, fill the
tank with gasoline that has been treated with
a fuel stabilizer additive. Follow fuel stabilizer
manufacturer’s recommendations for use.
Refer to Checking and Filling Fuel on page 10.
Maintenance
WARNING! TO PREVENT SERIOUS
INJURY FROM FIRE:
Fill tank in a well-ventilated area away from
ignition sources. If the engine is hot from
use, shut the engine off and wait for it to
cool before adding fuel. Do not smoke.
3. LUBRICATION:
a. Change engine oil.
4. STORAGE AREA:
Cover and store in a dry, level, well-ventilated
area out of reach of children. Storage area should
also be away from ignition sources, such as
water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces.
NOTICE: During extended storage periods the
Engine must be started every 3 months and allowed
to run for 15 – 20 minutes or the Warranty is VOID.
5. AFTER STORAGE:
Before starting the Engine during or after
storage, keep in mind that untreated gasoline
will deteriorate quickly. Drain the fuel
tank and change to fresh fuel if untreated
gasoline has been sitting for a month, if
treated gasoline has been sitting beyond the
fuel stabilizer’s recommended time period,
or if the Engine does not start.
b. Clean out area around spark plug.
Remove spark plug and pour one tablespoon of
engine oil into cylinder through spark plug hole.
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Troubleshooting
FUEL RELATED:
FUEL RELATED:
1. No fuel in tank or fuel valve closed.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane stabilizer
treated unleaded gasoline and open fuel valve.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
2. Choke not in START position, cold engine.
2. Move Choke to START position.
3. Gasoline with more than 10% ethanol used.
(E15, E20, E85, etc.)
3. Clean out ethanol rich gasoline from fuel
system. Replace components damaged by
ethanol. Use fresh 87+ octane stabilizer
treated unleaded gasoline only.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
4. Low quality or deteriorated, old gasoline.
4. Use fresh 87+ octane stabilizer treated
unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
5. Carburetor not primed.
5. Pull on Starter Handle to prime.
6. Dirty fuel passageways.
6. Clean out passageways using fuel additive.
Heavy deposits may require further cleaning.
7. Carburetor needle stuck. Fuel
can be smelled in the air.
7. Gently tap side of carburetor float
chamber with screwdriver handle.
8. Too much fuel in chamber. This can be
caused by the carburetor needle sticking.
8. Turn Choke to RUN position. Remove spark
plug and pull the start handle several times
to air out the chamber. Reinstall spark
plug and set Choke to START position.
9. Clogged Fuel Filter.
9. Replace Fuel Filter.
IGNITION (SPARK) RELATED:
IGNITION (SPARK) RELATED:
1. Spark plug cap not connected securely.
1. Connect spark plug cap properly.
2. Spark plug electrode wet or dirty.
2. Clean spark plug.
3. Incorrect spark plug gap.
3. Correct spark plug gap.
4. Spark plug cap broken.
4. Replace spark plug cap.
5. Circuit breaker tripped (electric
start models only).
5. Reset circuit breaker. Check wiring and
starter motor if breaker continues to trip.
6. Incorrect spark timing or faulty ignition system. 6. Have qualified technician diagnose/
repair ignition system.
COMPRESSION RELATED:
1. Cylinder not lubricated. Problem
after long storage periods.
1. Pour tablespoon of oil into spark plug hole.
Crank engine a few times and try to start again.
2. Loose or broken spark plug. (Hissing noise
will occur when trying to start.)
2. Tighten spark plug. If that does not work,
replace spark plug. If problem persists,
may have head gasket problem, see #3.
3. Loose cylinder head or damaged
head gasket. (Hissing noise will
occur when trying to start.)
3. Tighten head. If that does not remedy
problem, replace head gasket.
4. Engine valves or tappets
mis‑adjusted or stuck.
4. Have qualified technician diagnose/
repair ignition system.
OIL RELATED:
OIL RELATED:
1. Low engine oil.
1. Fill engine oil to proper level. Check engine oil before EVERY use.
2. Engine mounted on slope,
triggering low oil shutdown.
1. Operate engine on level surface.
Check engine oil level.
Maintenance
COMPRESSION RELATED:
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the equipment or engine.
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Safety
Probable Solutions
Setup
Engine will not start
Possible Causes
Operation
Problem
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Problem
Possible Causes
Probable Solutions
Safety
Engine stops when
under heavy load
1. Dirty air filter.
1. Clean or replace element.
2. Engine running cold.
2. Allow engine to warm up prior
to operating equipment.
Engine misfires
1. Spark plug cap loose.
2. Incorrect spark plug gap or
damaged spark plug.
3. Defective spark plug cap.
4. Old or low quality gasoline.
1. Check wire connections.
2. Re-gap or replace spark plug.
5. Incorrect compression.
Engine stops
suddenly
1. Low oil shutdown.
2.
Setup
3.
4.
5.
Engine knocks
1. Fill engine oil to proper level.
Check engine oil before EVERY use.
Fuel tank empty or full of impure or low quality 2. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane stabilizer
gasoline.
treated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
Defective fuel tank cap creating
3. Test/replace fuel tank cap.
vacuum, preventing proper fuel flow.
Faulty magneto.
4. Have qualified technician service magneto.
Disconnected or improperly
5. Secure spark plug cap.
connected spark plug cap.
1. Old or low quality gasoline.
2. Engine overloaded.
3. Incorrect spark timing, deposit buildup, worn
engine, or other mechanical problems.
Operation
Engine backfires
1. Impure or low quality gasoline.
2. Engine too cold.
3. Intake valve stuck or overheated engine.
4. Incorrect timing.
Product doesn’t
have power.
1. Product not plugged in properly.
2. Circuit Breaker tripped.
3. GFCI activated.
Maintenance
4. Product needs service.
Product begins to
operate abnormally.
3. Replace spark plug cap.
4. Use only fresh 87+ octane stabilizer treated
unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
5. Diagnose and repair compression.
(Use Engine will not start:
COMPRESSION RELATED section.)
1. Problem with appliance.
2. Rated load capacity exceeded.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane stabilizer
treated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
2. Do not exceed equipment’s load rating.
3. Have qualified technician diagnose
and service engine.
1. Fill fuel tank with fresh 87+ octane stabilizer
treated unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasoline with more than
10% ethanol (E15, E20, E85, etc.).
2. Use cold weather fuel and oil
additives to prevent backfiring.
3. Have qualified technician diagnose
and service engine.
4. Check engine timing.
1. Turn off and unplug the product, then
plug it back in again and turn on.
2. Turn off and unplug product. Reset Circuit
Breaker. Plug in product and turn on.
3. Turn off and unplug product. Test GFCI
receptacle. If functioning properly reset
GFCI, plug in product and turn on.
4. Have product repaired.
1. Immediately unplug appliance. Have
appliance repaired by a qualified
technician, or replace appliance.
2. Lower the number of items plugged into the
Generator to stay within the rated capacity,
or use a more powerful generator.
Follow all safety precautions whenever diagnosing or servicing the equipment or engine.
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Maintenance
Operation
Setup
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM
IN THIS MANUAL AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR
MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS
QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE
ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY
STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND
LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY
ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS
THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Safety
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
Record Product's Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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Parts List and Diagram
Parts List
Safety
Part
Setup
Operation
Maintenance
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
Description
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Flat Washer
Power Socket Combination
Tarpaulin
Panel Output Indicator Light
Start Control Switch
Tarpaulin
Control Panel
Circuit Breaker 8 A
Circuit Breaker 20 A
Circuit Breaker 28 A
Hexagon Nut with Flange
Power Socket Combination
Power Socket Combination
Tarpaulin
Ground Terminal
Tarpaulin
Control Panel Components
Panel Bed
Flat Washer
Frame Components
Frame Girder
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Hexagon Nut with Flange
Frame Shock Absorbing Seat
Hexagon Nut with Flange
Hexagon Nut with Flange
Ground Wire
Hexagon Nut
Elastic Washer
Lock Washer
Frame Shock Absorbing Seat
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Components Of Motor
Carbon Brush Combination
Motor Terminal Plate
Flat Washer
Rear Motor Support
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Hexagon Bolt
Voltage Regulator
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Rear Motor End Cover
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Muffler Bracket
Rubber Strip
Muffler Guard Shield
Muffler
Muffler Tail Cover
Spark Collector
Muffler Guard Shield
Muffler Gasket
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Tank Damping Cushion
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Qty
19
4
1
1
1
1
5
1
1
2
2
14
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
6
1
1
6
4
1
4
7
1
2
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
1
1
6
1
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
Part
56
57
58
59
60
61
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Description
Damping Cushion Liner Tube
Flat Washer
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Oil Level Components
Countersunk Head Screw
Engine
Tank Cover
Fuel Tank Filter
Tank
Oil Switch Assembly
Oil Tube
Clip Combination
Canister Pipe
Clip Combination
Outlet Gasket
Hexagon Nut
Outlet Pipe
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Air Filter Bracket
Motor Limit Stop
Motor Fan Housing
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Tank Damping Cushion
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Cylinder Head Cover Assembly
Breather Tube
Cylinder Head Cover Gasket
Valve Rocker Combination
Valve Rocker Combination
Rocker Shaft Bumper
Push Rod
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Valve Adjustment Cap
Valve Locker
Valve Spring Retainer
Valve Spring
Valve Spring Seat
Valve Oil Seal
Valve Kit
Cylinder Head
Stud
Air Deflector
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Spark Plug
Stud
Carburetor Gasket
Carburetor Heat Insulating Pad
Carburetor Gasket
Carburetor
Carburetor Gasket
Air Filter
Gasket For Cylinder Head
Dowel Pin
Piston Ring Combination
Piston
Qty
4
4
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
2
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
7
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
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Description
Piston Pin
Steel Cable Baffle Ring
Connecting Rod
Oil Seal
Crankcase Body
Sealing Plug Screw
Flat Washer
Engine Oil Protector
Valve Lifter
Crankshaft
Camshaft Assembly
Bearing
Balancing Shaft
Oil Level Sensor
Governor Gear
Dowel Pin
Crankcase Cover Gasket
Bearing
Crankcase Cover
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Oil Rule Combination
Oil Seal
Speed Regulating Arm
Flat Washer
Pin Clip
Hexagon Nut with Flange
Square Head Set Screw
Speed Regulating Bracket
Throttle Rod
Throttle Return Spring
Governing Spring
Throttle Handle Combination
Flywheel
Impeller
Starting Disc
Hexagon Nut with Flange
Manual Starting Assembly
Manual Starting Components
Ignition Coil Assembly
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Wire Clip
Cable Cleat
Wire Clip
Valve Rocker Shaft
Power Socket Combination
Battery Support
Battery Support Connecting Rod
Anode Lead
Starter Motor Assembly
Armature Assembly
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Tension Disc for Wire Bundle
Hexagon Bolt with Flange
Qty
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
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1
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1
1
1
2
ITEM 63085
Maintenance
Operation
Setup
Safety
Assembly Diagram
ITEM 63085
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Warranties
Limited 90 Day Warranty (Retail)
Safety
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality and durability standards,
and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship for the
period of 90 days from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly,
to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper
installation, normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries
to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of
our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS, EXCEPT FOR THE EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY BELOW.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation charges prepaid.
Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If our
inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace the product at our election or we may elect to
refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return
repaired products at our expense, but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from
causes not within the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
Setup
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Operation
Maintenance
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ITEM 63085
Harbor Freight Tools (HFT) is pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your Small Off-Road
Engine produced after January 1, 2015 (engine), in addition to the Retail Warranty above. HFT warrants that the
emissions control system on your engine is designed, built, and equipped so that it conforms to the United States
Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA) emissions requirements in effect at the time of manufacture. HFT also
warrants that the emissions control system on your engine will be free from defects in material and workmanship for
two (2) years, provided there has been no improper maintenance, misuse, or abuse of your engine.
Your emissions control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injection system, and the ignition
system. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emissions-related assemblies.
Safety
63085 Emissions Control System Warranty
WHAT WE WILL DO
Where a warrantable condition exists, HFT will repair or replace, at our option, any emissions-related part on
your engine if it becomes defective, malfunctions, or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use
and service during the two (2) year term of this warranty at no cost to you, including diagnosis, parts and labor. This
warranty applies to the original purchaser and any subsequent owner within the two year warranty period.
WHAT IS COVERED?
1. Fuel Metering System
a. Carburetor and its internal parts.
b. Fuel pump (if so equipped).
c. Cold start enrichment system.
4. Catalyst System (if so equipped)
a. Exhaust pipe stud.
b. Muffler.
c. Catalytic converter (if so equipped).
2. Air Induction System
a. Intake pipe/manifold.
b. Air cleaner.
5. Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
a. Vacuum, temperature and time sensitive
valves and switches.
b. Hoses, belts, connectors, and assemblies.
3. Ignition System
a. Spark plug.
b. Magneto ignition system.
This warranty does not cover normal maintenance services or replacement of maintenance items such as filters,
oils, or spark plugs.
WHAT YOU MUST DO TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
As the engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
Owner’s Manual. HFT may deny you warranty coverage if your engine or a part has failed due to abuse (including
failure to follow the fuel use instructions contained in this manual), neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved
modifications.
Maintenance
In order to obtain warranty repair or replacement, you may either (a) contact HFT product support at
1-888-866-5797 or productsupport@harborfreight.com; or (b) bring the item to your nearest Harbor Freight Tools
retail store. When going to the retail store or contacting product support, you must indicate the specific emissions
control part or defect that you are claiming and the date this item was originally purchased. The nearest
Harbor Freight Tools retail store can be found on the internet at http://www.harborfreight.com.
Operation
Setup
The following parts are examples of components of the emissions control system
and are covered by this two (2) year warranty. For a full list of emissions control
components covered by this warranty, please see 40 CFR §1068, Appendix I.
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Safety
Setup
Operation
Maintenance
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ITEM 63085
Safety
Setup
Operation
Maintenance
ITEM 63085
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