The generator is a potential source of electrical shock if misused. ’ Do not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands. defects or other reproductive harm.
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Please read them carefully, These labels are considered permanent parts of your generator. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda generator dealer for a repiacement. BE SURE FILL CRANKCASE WITH RECOMMENDED BEFORE USING.
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SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Read and understand this owner’ s manual before operating your generator. You can help prevent accidents by being familiar with your generator’s controls,...
Electric Shock Hazards . The generator produces enough electric power to cause a serious shock or electrocution if misused. Using a generator or electrical appliance in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, or near a pool or sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet, could result in electrocution.
LIFTII!lG HOOK FUEL TANK FUEL VALVE Record the engine and frame serial numbers for ydur future refer- ence. Refer to these serial numbers when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page 56). Frame serial number: Engine serial number:...
CONTROLS ENGINE SWITCH To start and stop the engine. Key position : OFF: To Stop the engine. Key be removed/inserted. To run the engine after starting. START: To start the engine by turning the starter motor. ENGINE SWITCH Return the key to the ON position once the engine has started. Do not use the starter for more than 5 seconds at a time.
FUEL VALVE The fuel valve is located between the fuel tank and carburetor. When the knob is in the ON position, fuel is allowed to flow from the f.uel tank to the carburetor. Be sure to return the knob to OFF after stopping the engine.
CIRCUIT BREAKER The circuit breaker protects the individual circuit protectors and the 120/24OV receptacle. The circuit breaker will automatically switch OFF if the circuit is overloaded or the appliance plugged into the circuit is faulty. If the circuit breaker switches OFF automatically, check whether the appliance is working properly or is exceeding the...
GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) RECEPTA- CLES sing the generator in rain, snow or near water lead to death from electric shock. Keep the generator dry. All of the 20 ampere 120 volt receptacles on the generator protected by a Ground-Fault Circuit interrupter (GFCI) for protection against the hazards of ground fault currents.
2. Start the engine. 3. Turn the circuit breaker ON. 4. Press the TEST BUTTON - The RESET BUTTON should extend with a click. - If the RESET BUTTON does not extend, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. -TEST BUTI-ON...
- The RESET BUTTON should be flush with the test button, - If the RESET BUTTON is not flush with the TEST BUTTON, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. 6. When the RESET BUTTON extends during operation: - Unplug all appliances from the GFCI protected receptacle.
HOUR METER The hour meter indicates the hours the generator has been operated. Use it to determine when scheduled maintenance should be perfor- med (see Page 36). ljiummi] HOUR METER AUTO-THRO-lTLE SWITCH The auto-throttle system automatically reduces engine speed when all loads are turned off or disconnected.
GROUND TERMINAL The generator ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generator, the metal non-current-carrying parts of the generator, the ground terminals of each receptacle. Ground Terminal OIL ALERT SYSTEM The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase.
When utility power is restored, the. generator explode, burn, or cause fires in the building’s electrical system. GROUND SYSTEM Honda portable generators have a system ground that connects generator frame components to the ground terminals in the AC output receptacles.
AC APPLICATIONS Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: Make sure that it is in good working order. Faulty appliances power cords can create a potential for electrical shock. If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately.
AC OPERATION 1. Start the engine (see page 30). 2. Switch the AC circuit breaker ON. 3. Plug the appliance into the appropriate AC receptacle. Do not exceed the current limit specified for any one receptacle. If an overloaded circuit causes the AC circuit breaker or circuit protector to switch OFF, reduce the electrical load on the circuit,...
HOW TO USE THE RECEPTACLES When. two or more receptacles are used, refer to the table below and apply the load to each receptacle equally to prevent overloading. Voltage fluctuation can be prevented by applying the load equally to the single phase receptacles. Receptacle 240 ‘J 120v...
AUTO-THROll-LE SYSTEM With the switch in the AUTO position, engine speed is automatically reduced when ALL loads are turned OFF or disconnected. When appliances are turned ON or reconnected, the engine returns to rated speed. In the OFF position, the auto-throttle system does not oper- ate.
HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be too rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption will increase. A very rich mixture will also foul,the spark plug and cause hard starting. High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to the carburetor.
PRE-OPERATION CHECK ENGINE Engine oil is a major factor affecting engine performance service life. Nondetergent oils and 2-stroke engine oils are not recommended because they have inadequate lubricating charac- teristics. Check the oil level BEFORE EACH USE with the engine on a level surface and the engine stopped.
FUEL Refueling Fuel tank capacity: 6.9 US gal (26e. 5.7lmp gal) Check the fuel level gauge, and refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive, and you can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.
Fuel Recommendations Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. This engine is certified operate on unleaded gasoline. Unleaded gasoline produces fewer engine and spark plug deposits and extends exhaust system life. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture.
Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines are being blended with alcohol or an ether compound. These gasolines are collectively referred to as oxygenated fuels. To meet clean air standards, some areas of the United States and Canada use oxygenated fuels to help reduce emis- sions.
AIR CLEANER 1. Remove the wing bolt and air cleaner cover and remove the foam air filter. 2. Inspect the air filters. Clean or replace the filters if necessary. If the air filters need cleaning, follow the procedure described on page 3.
STARTING THE ENGINE STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the fuel valve ON 2. Make sure that the circuit breaker is OFF. The generator may be hard to start if a load is connected. 3. Make sure the auto-throttle switch is off, or more time will be required for warm up.
STOPPING THE ENGINE STOPPING THE ENGINE In an emergency: 1. To stop the engine in an emergency, move the engine switch to the OFF position. In normal use: 1. Turn the AC circuit breaker to the OFF position. 2. Move the engine switch to the OFF position. 3.
Other service tasks that are more difficult, or require special tools, are best handled .by professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to nomal operating conditions.
Remember that your servicing dealer knows your generator best and is fully equipped to maintain and repair it. To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new, genuine Honda parts or their equivalents for repair and replacement.
The following instructions and procedures must be followed in order to keep the emissions from your Honda engine within the emission standards. Tampering and Altering Tampering with or altering the emission control system may increase emissions beyond the legal limit.
PROPER MAINTENANCE IS THE OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY Replacement Parts The emission control systems on your Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with California emissions regulations. Honda recommends only the use of new, genuine Honda parts or their equivalent.
(2)These items should be serviced by an authorized Honda engine dealer, unless the owner has the proper tools and is mechanically proficient. See the Honda Shop Manual. (3)For commercial use, log hours of operation to determine proper maintenance...
ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. 1. Remove the oil filler cap and drain bolt, and drain the oil into a suitable container. 2. Retighten the drain bolt securely. 3.
Use an oil filter socket tool, rather than a strap wrench, to avoid striking 3. Clean the filter nounting base, and coat the O-ring of the new oil filter with clean engine oil. [NOTICE] Use only a Honda genuine oil filter or a filter of equivalent quality specified for your model.
AIR CLEANER SERVICE Dirty air filters will restrict air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the air filters more often than specified in the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE. pi%iEq Operating the engine without air filters, or with damaged filters,...
6. Wipe dirt from the inside of the air cleaner body and cover, using a moist rag. Be careful to prevent dirt from entening the air duct that leads to the carburetor. 7. Reinstall the air filters and cover. Be sure that both gaskets are installed on the paper air filter.
SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended spark plugs: BPRGES (NGK) WZOEPR-U (NIPPONDENSO) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plugs must be properly gapped and free of deposits. If the engine has been running, the exhaust pipe and muffler will be very hot. Be careful to avoid touching the exhaust pipe or muffler.
6. Check that the spark plug washer is in good condition and thread the spark plug in by hand to prevent cross-threading. 7. After the spark plug is seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer. If installing a new spark plug, tighten turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
SPARK ARRESTER MAINTENANCE The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. If the engine has been running, the exhaust pipe and muffler will be very hot. Allow the exhaust pipe and muffer to cool before Servicing the spark arrester.
!. Use a brush to clean carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. 3. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and holes. Replace, if necessary. 4. Install the spark arrester and the muffler in the reverse order of disassembly.
FUEL SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING The sediment cup prevents dirt or water which may be in the fuel tank from entering the carburetor. If the engine has not been run for a long time, the sediment cup should be cleaned. 1. Turn the fuel valve OFF. Remove the sediment cup. 2.
FUEL FILTER 1. Remove the two 6 mm special bolts from the control cover and remove the control cover. 6 mm SPECIAL BOLT 2. Check the fuel filter for water accumulation or sediment. If no water or sediment is found, reinstall the control cover.
FUSE REPLACEMENT If the fuse is blown, the engine will not start until it is replaced. 1. Turn the engine switch OFF. 2. Remove the fuse holder and replace the fuse. Use only a 1 OA fuse. If frequent fuse failure occurs, determine...
BATTERY The generator’s engine has a 3-amp charging system to charge the battery while the engine is running. If the generator is only used periodically, the battery must be charged monthly to maintain the ‘_ battery service life. lead acid battery self discharges at a rate of 0.5- 1 .O% per day.
Inspection 1. Remove the battery cell caps. 2. Inspect the electrolyte level of each cell. The electrolyte level must be maintained between the UPPER and LOWER limit marks. 3. If the electrolyte level is near the UPPER LIMIT LOWER mark, distilled LOWER LIMIT...
Charging: The battery is rated at 14AH (ampere-hour). 10% of the ampere- hour rating should be used as the charging current. A battery charger should be used that can be adjusted to deliver 1.4 amps. The battery gives off expiosive hydrogen gas during normal opera- tion.
After removal from storage, drain the stored gaso- line into a suitable container, and fill with fresh 1 gasoline before starting. * Use gasoline conditioners that are formulated to extend storage life. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for conditioner recommendations.
Before storing the unit for an extended period; 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust. 2. Drain the fuel. a. Disconnect the fuel line to the engine, and drain the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position to enable draining.
3. Change the engine oil (page 37). about 4. Remove the two spark plugs and pour a tablespoon of clean engine oil into the cylinders. Crank the engine several revolutions to distribute the oil, then reinstall the spark plugs. 5. Remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. Recharge it once a month.
? Still NO spark Take the generator Is there a spark Replace authorized spark plugs. from spark Honda generator plugs ? dealer. To check: 1) Remove one spark plug cap and clean any dirt from around the spark plug.
Reset the circuit protector. Is the GFCI receptacle reset 7 Reset the GFCI receptacle. NO DEFECTS Take the generator to an Check the electrical appli- ’ authorized Honda genera- ante or equipment for any tor dealer. defects. Replace electrical appliance or equipment.
Spark plug gap 1 0.028-0.031 in (0.70-0.80 mm) IN: 0.15 0.02 mm (cold) See your authorized Valve clearance EX: 0.20 & 0.02 mm (cold) 1 Honda dealer No other adjustments needed. - Other specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Service Manager or General Manager can help. Almost all problems are solved in this way. If you are dissatisfied with the decision made by the dealership’s management, contact the Honda Power Equipment Customer Service Office. You can write to: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Power Equipment...
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