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7000
EXL
Portable Generator Owner's Manual
Model No. 1470-0 (7,000 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. 186744 Revision 0 (06/13/2001)
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Summary of Contents

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    Portable Generator Owner’s Manual Model No. 1470-0 (7,000 Watt AC Generator) Manual No. 186744 Revision 0 (06/13/2001) Visit our Generac website: www.generac-portables.com 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.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION 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 information for a generator that operates 120 and/or 240 Volt, single phase, 60 Hz devices that require up to 7,000 watts (7.0 kW) of power that pull up...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator • 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.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator Your generator requires attachment of the negative battery cable and is ready for use after it has been properly serviced with the recommended oil and fuel. IMPORTANT: Any attempt to run the unit before it has been serviced with the recommended oil will result in an engine failure.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE Add Oil CAUTION! Any attempt to crank or start the engine before it has been properly filled with the recommended oil may result in an engine failure. To fill your engine with oil: •...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator KNOW YOUR GENERATOR Read this owner’s manual and safety rules before operating your generator. Compare the illustrations with your generator, to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator OPERATING THE GENERATOR CAUTION! Never start or stop unit with electrical loads connected AND with the connected devices turned ON. IMPORTANT: Always unplug the battery float charger before starting the generator. Starting the Engine Disconnect all electrical loads from the generator.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator • DO NOT OVERLOAD THE GENERATOR. Add up the rated watts (or amps) of all loads to 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”...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator Figure 9 — Battery Charger Jack • Unplug the charger from the unit and the wall outlet when generator is being started and while it is in operation. • Keep this charger plugged in when generator is not in use to prolong battery life.The charger has a built in float...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator 120 Volt AC, 30 Amp Locking Receptacle Use a NEMA L5–30 plug with this receptacle. Connect a 3–wire cord set rated for 125 Volt AC loads at 30 Amps to the plug (Figure 12).

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator DON’T OVERLOAD THE GENERATOR 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: •...

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    KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DON'T POLLUTE. CONSERVE RESOURCES. RETURN USED OIL TO COLLECTION CENTERS. Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator Generator Maintenance 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.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator STORAGE The generator should be started at least once every seven days and allowed to run at least 30 minutes. If this cannot be done and you must store the unit for more than 30 days, use the following guidelines to prepare it for storage.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator NOTES...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Engine is running, but no AC output is available. Engine runs good at no- load but “bogs” down" when loads are connected. Engine will not start; or starts and runs rough.

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator SCHEMATIC...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator WIRING DIAGRAM...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator EXPLODED VIEW – ALTERNATOR...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator EXPLODED VIEW – FRAME...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator PARTS LIST – ALTERNATOR & FRAME Item Part # Qty Description A187024 CRADLE J189176 SHIELD, Heat 92982 DECAL, Danger 92665 INSULATION, #2-1/4" Thick B1998 TANK, Fuel (Incls Item 12 & 13) B4363 CAP, with Gauge, Fuel...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST – CONTROL PANEL EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST – CONTROL PANEL Item Part # Qty Description A92070 PANEL, Control 23897 FLAT WASHER, #10 M5 49226 LOCK WASHER, M5 91526 SCREW, M5-0.8 x 12mm...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator NOTES...

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    Generac Portable Products 7000EXL Extended Life Generator NOTES...

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    PORTABLE GENERATOR LIMITED WARRANTY GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS (hereafter referred to as the COMPANY) warrants to the original purchaser that the components in 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 does not include the gasoline engine when furnished or...

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