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Portable generator set
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Engine will not start.
Engine lacks power.
AC receptacle does not work.
Generator makes a "spark knock" or
"pinging" noise.
If problem persists after trying the above solutions, contact your nearest authorized service center for assistance.
The following symptoms may indicate problems that will affect the emissions level of the unit:
Hard starting or stalling after starting
n
Rough idle
n
Misfiring or backfiring under load
n
Afterburning (backfiring)
n
Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption
n
If you encounter any of these symptoms, have the unit inspected and repaired by the nearest authorized service center.
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mAINTENANCE
pOssIBLE CAUsE
Engine switch is OFF.
No fuel.
Oil level is low.
Fuel valve is OFF.
Spark plug faulty, fouled, or improperly
gapped.
Fuel is not reaching carburetor.
Choke is OPEN.
Engine stored without treating or draining
unleaded fuel, or refueled with bad
unleaded fuel.
Fuel element clogged.
Engine stored without treating or draining
unleaded fuel, or refueled with bad
unleaded fuel.
Circuit breaker is OFF.
Item plugged in is defective.
An occasional light "knocking" or
"pinging" under heavy load is not a cause
for concern. However, if the knocking
or pinging occurs under normal load
at a steady engine speed, the problem
may be with the brand of unleaded fuel
being used.
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sOLUTION
Turn engine switch to ON.
Fill fuel tank.
Check engine oil level and fill, if necessary.
Turn fuel valve ON.
Replace spark plug.
Clean fuel sediment cup.
Move choke lever out to START.
Drain fuel and carburetor. Refuel with fresh
unleaded fuel.
Check air filter element. Clean or replace as
needed.
Drain fuel and carburetor. Refuel with fresh
unleaded fuel.
Turn ON the AC circuit breaker.
Try a different item.
Switch to a different brand of unleaded fuel,
making sure that the octane rating is 86 or higher.
If problem continues, contact your nearest
authorized service center.

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