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operating, inspection, maintenance and cleaning procedures. Write the product's serial number in the
back of the manual near the assembly diagram (or month and year of purchase if product has no number).
Keep this manual and the receipt in a safe and dry place for future reference.
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.
When unpacking, make sure that the product is intact
and undamaged. If any parts are missing or broken,
please call 1-888-866-5797 as soon as possible.
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2015 by Harbor Freight Tools
No portion of this manual or any artwork contained herein may be reproduced in
any shape or form without the express written consent of Harbor Freight Tools.
Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally. Due to continuing
improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein.
Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
Keep this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly,
Only use OUTSIDE
and far away from
windows, doors,
and vents.
®
. All rights reserved.
Visit our website at: http://www.harborfreight.com
Email our technical support at:
productsupport@harborfreight.com
Email our Engine support at: predator@harborfreight.com
Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
SAVE THIS MANUAL.
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  • Page 1 EVEN IF doors and and vents. productsupport@harborfreight.com windows are open. Email our Engine support at: predator@harborfreight.com When unpacking, make sure that the product is intact and undamaged. If any parts are missing or broken, please call 1-888-866-5797 as soon as possible.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Specifications ..........2 Maintenance ..........13 Safety ............3 Troubleshooting ......... 18 Setup ............7 Parts List and Diagram ......20 Operation ............ 8 Warranties ..........22 Specifications 120VAC, 60Hz, 13.3A, 1 Phase 12VDC, 8A (nominal) Output 1600W Running Generator 2000W Peak...
  • Page 3: Safety

    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.
  • Page 4: Operating Precautions

    Setup precautions 1. Gasoline fuel and fumes are flammable, and 6. Connections for standby power to a building potentially explosive. Use proper fuel storage electrical system must be made by a qualified and handling procedures. Do not store fuel electrician. The connection must isolate the or other flammable materials nearby.
  • Page 5 Operating precautions (cont.) 13. Avoid substantially overloading which will trip 30. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or the circuit breaker. Slightly overloading the jewelry. Keep hair, clothing and gloves away generator may not trip the circuit breaker, from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or but will lead to premature generator failure.
  • Page 6: Service Precautions

    5. Do not remove or connect a Parallel Kit Kit for connection and use of a parallel Kit. while the Generator is running. 2. Connect only an approved Predator Parallel Kit 6. Do not use a Parallel Kit that is (sold separately) to the Parallel Kit Terminals.
  • Page 7: Setup

    Set Up 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. TO pREVENT SERIOUS INJURY AND FIRE: Operate only with proper spark arrestor installed. Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry vegetation.
  • Page 8: Operation

    Operation 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. pre-Start Checks Inspect Engine and Generator looking for damaged, loose, and missing parts before set up and starting. If any problems are found, do not use equipment until fixed properly.
  • Page 9: Generator

    Starting the Engine Before Starting the Engine a. Inspect the generator and engine. b. Disconnect all electrical loads from the generator. c. Fill the engine with the proper amount and type of both stabilizer-treated unleaded gasoline and oil. Manual Start 1.
  • Page 10: Generator

    p U T O U T 5. Allow the Engine to run for R L O several seconds. O V E O I L L O W Wait for the OUTPUT light to light up. O F F R U N 6.
  • Page 11: Generator

    Connecting 120VAC Loads to the Generator Calculate power Draw: Power draw can be calculated by multiplying volts and amps. The resulting number is wattage. • Never exceed the running wattage for the Generator or any outlet amperage rating. • Refer to appliance/tool owner’s manuals to determine the wattage of electrical load devices. •...
  • Page 12: Generator

    Stopping the Engine O F F R U N S T A R To stop the Engine in an emergency, turn the Combination Switch off. EMERGENCY SHUT OFF Under normal conditions, use the following procedure to shut off the Generator: 1.
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    Maintenance WARNING TO pREVENT SERIOUS INJURY FROM ACCIDENTAL STARTING: Turn the Combination Switch of the equipment 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.
  • Page 14: Checking And Filling Fuel

    Checking and Filling Fuel Note: Do not use gasoline that has been stored in a metal fuel container or a dirty fuel container. It can WARNING! TO pREVENT SERIOUS cause particles to enter the carburetor, affecting INJURY FROM FIRE: engine performance and/or causing damage. Fill the fuel tank in a well-ventilated area 4.
  • Page 15 Air Filter Element Maintenance 1. Remove the Access Panel on the 2. Remove the Air Filter Cover and the right side of the Generator. air filter elements and check for dirt. Clean as described below. Air Filter Cover 3. Cleaning: •...
  • Page 16 Spark plug Maintenance 1. Remove Access Panel from right side of Generator. 4. Using a spark plug wrench through the port in the top of the Generator, remove the spark plug. 5. Inspect the spark plug: If the electrode is oily, clean it using a clean, dry rag. If the electrode has deposits on it, polish it using emery paper.
  • Page 17 Storage When the equipment is to remain idle for longer than c. Replace spark plug, but leave 20 days, prepare the engine for storage as follows: spark plug cap disconnected. 1. CLEANING: d. Pull Starter Handle to distribute oil in cylinder. Wait for engine to cool, then clean engine with Stop after one or two revolutions when you dry cloth.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting problem possible Causes probable Solutions Engine will not start 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.).
  • Page 19 problem possible Causes probable Solutions Engine misfires 1. Spark plug cap loose. 1. Check cap and wire connections. 2. Incorrect spark plug gap or 2. Re-gap or replace spark plug. damaged spark plug. 3. Defective spark plug cap. 3. Replace spark plug cap. 4.
  • Page 20: Parts List And Diagram

    pLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LISTS AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAMS 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.
  • Page 21 ITEM 62523 For technical questions, please call 1-888-866-5797. Page 21...
  • Page 22: Warranties

    Warranties Limited 90 Day Warranty (Retail) 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.
  • Page 23 GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE a) The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to an ultimate purchaser. The warranty period is two years. b) HFT warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent owner that the engine is: 1.
  • Page 24 3491 Mission Oaks Blvd. • pO Box 6009 • Camarillo, CA 93011 • 1-888-866-5797...

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