DANGER: CARBON MONOXIDE. NEVER use a generator inside
homes, garages, crawl spaces, or other partially enclosed areas.
ONLY use a generator outside and far away from windows and vents.
WARNING: Do not operate near open flame. This generator may
emit highly flammable and explosive gasoline vapors.
WARNING: Do not expose the generator to wet conditions. Do
not operate in the presence of rain or lightning.
• Take out all accessories packaged underneath the generator.
• Before operating this generator, read and observe all warnings,
cautions, and instructions on the generator and in the Owner's Manual.
• Always operate on a firm, level surface. Never tilt the generator.
PREPARING THE GENERATOR
Place the generator on a rm, level surface before proceeding.
1. Add Oil
Engine crankcase oil capacity: 13.5 fl. oz.
10W-30 synthetic oil is recommended for general use above 40° F
• Remove the dipstick.
• Using a funnel is recommended. Add oil slowly to
fill crank case to the bottom thread of the fill hole.
Do not overfill. Never tilt the generator to fill.
NOTE: The generator requires AT LEAST 12 fl. oz. of
oil to prevent the generator's low oil sensor to trigger.
• Check for oil leaks and firmly tighten the dipstick.
Check oil level before each use. Add oil if oil level
is below the bottom thread of the fill hole.
2. Add Gasoline
Fuel tank capacity: 1.1 Gallons
Use fresh (within 30 days from purchase), lead-free gasoline with
a minimum of 87 octane rating. Never use an oil/gasoline mixture.
WARNING: Always turn off generator and allow it to cool before
refueling. Avoid getting dirt or water into the fuel tank.
• Unscrew fuel cap.
• Slowly add unleaded gasoline. Do not fill to the
very top of the tank to allow for expansion.
• Reinstall fuel cap and wipe clean any spilled
gasoline with a dry cloth.
3. Ground the Generator
NOTE: A generally acceptable grounding
wire is a No. 12 AWG (American Wire
Gauge) stranded copper wire.
• Tighten the grounding nut on the front
panel against a grounding wire.
• Connect the other end of the wire to a
copper, brass, or steel-grounding rod that is
driven into the earth.
1800W GAS POWERED GENERATOR
Fuel Tank Capacity
STARTING THE GENERATOR
• Generator is properly grounded.
• Oil and fuel levels are sufficient.
• No electrical device is plugged in.
• Turn the Fuel Valve to the "ON" position.
• Move the Choke Lever to "CLOSE/START" position.
• Set the ON/OFF Switch to the "ON" position.
3. Start Engine
• Pull on the recoil starter handle slowly until a slight resistance is felt
then pull quickly to start the engine.
• Return cord gently, never allowing the cord to snap back.
Do not pull the cord from underneath the panel. Consult the trouble
shooting guide if the engine fails to start after repeated attempts.
4. Run Engine
• Once the engine has started, slowly move the Choke Lever to
• Allow the engine to run for several minutes to stabilize before attempting
to connect any electrical devices.
USING THE GENERATOR
NOTE: The total running wattage of the generator's load should never
exceed 1800W. An easy way to approximate your draw is that 1 amp equals
roughly 120 watts. Check the wattage listed on each electrical device.
CAUTION: Do not connect 50Hz loads to the generator.
1. Plug In
Plug in each electrical device, making sure that the device is turned off.
If the generator is overloaded, disconnect the entire load immediately.
Press the power reset button and adjust the load before plugging in.
STOPPING THE GENERATOR
WARNING: Allow the generator to cool for several minutes before
touching HOT areas.
1. Turn Off
• Turn off all electrical devices before unplugging them from the generator.
• Turn the "ON/OFF" switch to the "OFF" position.
• Turn the Fuel Valve to the "OFF" (horizontal) position.
2. Drain Carburetor
Unscrew and drain the carburetor after each use.
Store with a dry carburetor to make sure the generator
can properly function next time.
STORING THE GENERATOR
CAUTION: Do not store fuel for more than 3 months
For Short Period (30 To 60 Days):
• Drain the carburetor after each use.
• Add fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank half-way. Run the engine for 5-10
minutes then top off with fuel.
For Extended Period:
• Important: Run the generator once a month for 15 minutes. Plug in
electrical devices and run for 10 minutes. Shut off and drain the carburetor.
• Drain the fuel tank (see "Draining the Fuel Tank" on Manual page 20).
• Change oil (see "Changing/Adding Oil" on Manual page 17).
• Keep the generator in a cool dry area.
• Do not obstruct any ventilation openings.
Read the entire Owner's Manual
before attempting to use the generator.
Unscrew to Drain