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Owner's Manual
GENERATOR
EB10000
See page 79 for instructions
o2012 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved
on assembling your generator.

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    Owner’s Manual GENERATOR EB10000 See page 79 for instructions o2012 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. -All Rights Reserved on assembling your generator.

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    The information and specifications included in this publication were in effect at the time of approval for printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right, however, to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation whatever.

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    When your generator needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda generators and is supported by the parts and service divisions of American Honda. Your Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns.

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    A FEW WORDS ABOUT SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. And using this generator safely is an important responsibility. To help you make informed decisions about safety, we have provided operating procedures and other information on labels and in this manual.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS GENERATOR SAFETY ................IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ..........Operator Responsibility ..............Carbon Monoxide Hazards ..............Electric Shock Hazards ............... Fire and Burn Hazards ................ Refuel With Care ................. SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS ..............CONTROLS & FEATURES ................ COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS ...........

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    CONTENTS OPERATION ....................SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ............. STARTING THE ENGINE ..............STOPPING THE ENGINE ..............GFCI OPERATION CHECK ..............AC OPERATION ..................AC Applications ................. AUTO THROTTLE SYSTEM ..............STANDBY POWER ................Connections to a Building’s Electrical System ....... System Ground .................

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    Emission Control System Information ..........Air Index ..................... Specifications ..................Wiring Diagram ................. CONSUMER INFORMATION ..............Dealer Locator Information .............. Honda Publications ................Customer Service Information ............ASSEMBLY ....................SAFETY ....................The Importance of Proper Assembly ..........Important Safety Precautions ............

  • Page 8: Generator Safety

    GENERATOR SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Honda generators are designed for use with electrical equipment that has suitable power requirements. Other uses can result in injury to the operator or damage to the generator and other property. Most injuries or property damage can be prevented if you follow all instructions in this manual and on the generator.

  • Page 9: Electric Shock Hazards

    GENERATOR SAFETY 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.

  • Page 10: Refuel With Care

    GENERATOR SAFETY Refuel With Care Gasoline is extremely flammable, and gasoline vapor can explode. Allow the engine to cool if the generator has been in operation. Refuel only outdoors in a well-ventilated area with the engine off. Do not refuel during operation. Do not overfill the fuel tank.

  • Page 11: Safety Label Locations

    GENERATOR SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS These labels warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury. Read them carefully. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your Honda servicing dealer for a replacement.

  • Page 12: Controls & Features

    CONTROLS & FEATURES COMPONENT & CONTROL LOCATIONS Use the two illustrations on these pages to locate and identify the most frequently used controls. ENGINE SWITCH GFCI RESET GFCI TEST BUTTON BUTTON CHOKE KNOB AC CIRCUIT AC CIRCUIT PROTECTORS BREAKER i-MONITOR GROUND TERMINAL AUTO THROTTLE...

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    CONTROLS & FEATURES FUSE FUEL TANK CAP FUEL GAUGE OIL LEVEL DIPSTICK AIR CLEANER OIL FILLER CAP MAINTENANCE COVER MUFFLER SPARK PLUG CAP FUEL VALVE LEVER BATTERY SPARK PLUG CAP OIL FILTER OIL DRAIN BOLT...

  • Page 14: Controls

    CONTROLS & FEATURES CONTROLS Fuel Valve Lever The fuel valve lever is located between the fuel tank and carburetor. The fuel valve lever must be in the ON position for the engine to run. After stopping the engine, turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position.

  • Page 15: Ac Circuit Protectors

    CONTROLS & FEATURES AC Circuit Protectors The AC circuit protectors will automatically switch to OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at each receptacle. If an AC circuit protector switches OFF automatically, check that the appliance is working properly and does not exceed the rated load capacity of the circuit before resetting the AC circuit protector ON.

  • Page 16: Ac Circuit Breaker

    CONTROLS & FEATURES AC Circuit Breaker The AC circuit breaker will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload at the receptacles, or if the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) detects a ground fault current. The AC circuit breaker may be used to switch the generator power ON or OFF.

  • Page 17: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (gfci)

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) All receptacles on the generator are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for protection against the shock hazard of ground fault current. The GFCI has a TEST and RESET button and is connected to the AC circuit breaker.

  • Page 18: Auto Throttle System

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Auto Throttle System The Auto Throttle system automatically reduces engine speed when all loads are turned off or disconnected. When appliances are turned on or reconnected, the engine returns to the rated speed. Switch Position Recommended to minimize fuel consumption and further reduce noise levels when no load is applied to the generator.

  • Page 19: Folding Handle

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Folding Handle The foldable handle is intended for ease of transportation and should be folded when the generator is stationary. Do not rest objects on the extended handle. To Extend The Handle Lift handle upward. Lock levers will lock and secure the handle into place.

  • Page 20: Features

    CONTROLS & FEATURES FEATURES Oil Alert System The Oil Alert system is designed to prevent engine damage caused by an insufficient amount of oil in the crankcase. Before the oil level in the crankcase can fall below a safe limit, the Oil Alert indicator will come on and the Oil Alert system automatically will stop the engine (the engine switch will remain in the ON position).

  • Page 21: I-monitor

    CONTROLS & FEATURES i-Monitor The i-Monitor is a user interface that allows the operator to view (when the generator is running) total operating time in hours, generator output voltage, battery voltage, and error messages. i-Monitor at Start Up When the engine switch is turned to the ON position, all segments of the i-Monitor display turn on for a second.

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    CONTROLS & FEATURES i-Monitor Display The four-digit screen displays the total operating hours, battery voltage, and power output voltage or any activated error messages. FOUR-DIGIT SCREEN DISPLAY Total Operating Hours This mode displays the total operating hours of the generator. When the generator is running, the total operating time accumulates.

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    CONTROLS & FEATURES Power Output Voltage This mode displays an approximate single-phase output voltage. Battery Voltage This mode displays the battery condition, expressed in Volts DC. The battery voltage can be displayed from 8 V up to 16 V. When the battery voltage is less than 8 V, the i-Monitor shows 8 V. When above 16 V, 16 V is shown.

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    If the generator has a system malfunction, it will show an error message on the i-Monitor display. If an error message displays, contact an authorized Honda generator dealer. When there are a number of errors, they are indicated alternately for two seconds for each.

  • Page 25: Ground Terminal

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Ground Terminal The ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generator, the metal non-current-carrying parts of the generator, and the ground terminals of each receptacle. Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency having jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.

  • Page 26: Fuel Gauge

    CONTROLS & FEATURES Fuel Gauge The fuel gauge is a mechanical device that measures the fuel level in the tank. The red indicator in the window will reference the level in relation to full or empty. To provide increased operating time, start with a full tank before beginning operation.

  • Page 27: Before Operation

    BEFORE OPERATION ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? Your safety is your responsibility. A little time spent in preparation will significantly reduce your risk of injury. Knowledge Read and understand this manual. Know what the controls do and how to operate them. Familiarize yourself with the generator and its operation before you begin using it.

  • Page 28: Check The Engine

    BEFORE OPERATION Check the Engine Check the oil level (see page ). A low oil level will cause the Oil Alert system to shut down the engine. Check the air cleaner (see page ). A dirty air cleaner element will restrict air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine and generator performance.

  • Page 29: Operation

    OPERATION SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS Before operating the generator for the first time, review chapters GENERATOR SAFETY (see page ) and BEFORE OPERATION (see page For your safety, do not operate the generator in an enclosed area such as a garage. Your generator’s exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide gas that can collect rapidly in an enclosed area and cause illness or death.

  • Page 30: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION STARTING THE ENGINE Refer to Safe Operating Precautions on page Make sure that the AC circuit breaker is in the OFF position. The generator may be hard to start if a load is connected. AC CIRCUIT BREAKER Turn the fuel valve lever to the ON position.

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    OPERATION Make sure the Auto Throttle AUTO THROTTLE SWITCH switch is in the OFF position, or more time will be required for warm up. Start the engine. Turn the engine switch to the START position, and hold it there until the engine starts. When the engine starts, release the key, allowing the switch to return to the ON position.

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    OPERATION If the choke knob was pulled to the CLOSED position to start the engine, gradually move it to the OPEN position as the engine warms up. CHOKE KNOB If you wish to use the Auto AUTO THROTTLE SWITCH Throttle system, turn the Auto Throttle switch to the ON position after the engine has warmed up for 2 or 3 minutes.

  • Page 33: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION STOPPING THE ENGINE To stop the engine in an emergency, simply turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Under normal conditions, use the following procedure. Switch the AC circuit breaker to the OFF position. AC CIRCUIT BREAKER Turn the engine switch to the OFF position.

  • Page 34: Gfci Operation Check

    Press the GFCI TEST button. The RESET button should extend, and the AC circuit breaker should switch to the OFF position. If the GFCI and AC circuit breaker do not function as described, take the generator to an authorized Honda generator dealer for repair. GFCI RESET BUTTON GFCI TEST BUTTON...

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    ON position. The AC circuit breaker will not remain in the ON position if the RESET button is extended. If the GFCI and AC circuit breaker do not function as described, take the generator to an authorized Honda generator dealer for repair. AC CIRCUIT BREAKER GFCI RESET BUTTON...

  • Page 36: Ac Operation

    OPERATION AC OPERATION If an appliance begins to operate abnormally, becomes sluggish, or stops suddenly, turn it off immediately. Disconnect the appliance, and determine whether the problem is in the appliance or the rated load capacity of the generator has been exceeded. Start the engine (see page Switch ON the AC circuit breaker.

  • Page 37: Ac Applications

    OPERATION AC Applications Before connecting an appliance or power cord to the generator: Make sure that it is in good working order. Faulty appliances or 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.

  • Page 38: Auto Throttle System

    OPERATION AUTO THROTTLE SYSTEM With the switch in the ON 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 operate. The Auto Throttle system will not respond to electrical loads of less than 1 ampere or intermittent loads such as a staple gun.

  • Page 39: Standby Power

    OSHA job site temporary power regulation. Building main breaker boxes also have the neutral bonded to ground, so if an EB10000 generator is connected to a home or building electrical system, the GFCI relay will trip the generator’s main circuit breaker.

  • Page 40: Servicing Your Generator

    Other service tasks that are more difficult or require special tools are best handled by professionals and are normally performed by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic. The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If...

  • Page 41: Maintenance Safety

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR MAINTENANCE SAFETY Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing maintenance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task. Failure to properly follow maintenance instructions and precautions can cause you to be...

  • Page 42: Maintenance Schedule

    Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. These items should be serviced by your servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to Honda shop manual for service procedures. See ‘‘Honda Publications’’ on page for ordering information.

  • Page 43: Refueling

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR REFUELING With the engine stopped, check the fuel level gauge. Refill the fuel tank if the fuel level is low. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away.

  • Page 44: Fuel Recommendations

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt or water in the fuel tank. You may use regular unleaded gasoline containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10) or 5% methanol by volume.

  • Page 45: Engine Oil Level Check

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK Check the engine oil level with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped. Open the maintenance cover to access the oil level dipstick. Remove the oil level dipstick and wipe it clean. Fully insert the dipstick, then remove it to check the oil level.

  • Page 46: Engine Oil Change

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Place a suitable container below the engine to catch the used oil. Open the maintenance cover to access the oil filler cap. Remove the oil filler cap, oil drain bolt and sealing washer, and drain the oil into the container.

  • Page 47: Engine Oil Recommendations

    AMBIENT TEMPERATURE The SAE oil viscosity and service classification are in the API label on the oil container. Honda recommends that you use API SERVICE category SJ or later oil.

  • Page 48: Air Cleaner Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR AIR CLEANER SERVICE Open the maintenance cover to access the air cleaner. MAINTENANCE COVER Pull the air cleaner cover latch to the unlocked position, and remove the cover. Remove the wing nut from the paper filter element. Remove the paper filter element and foam filter element from the air cleaner case.

  • Page 49

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Clean the filter elements if they are to be reused. Paper filter element: Tap the filter element several times on a hard surface to remove dirt, or blow compressed air [not exceeding 30 psi (207 kPa, 2.1 kgf/cm )] through the filter element from the air cleaner case side.

  • Page 50: Foam Air Filter Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR FOAM AIR FILTER CLEANING A dirty foam air filter will restrict air flow to the carburetor, reducing engine performance. If you operate the generator in very dusty areas, clean the foam air filter more frequently than specified in the Maintenance Schedule.

  • Page 51: Sediment Cup Cleaning

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING The sediment cup prevents water that 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. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position. Turn the fuel valve lever to the OFF position.

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    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Clean the sediment cup in non-flammable or high flash point solvent. Reinstall a new O-ring and the sediment cup. Turn the fuel valve to the ON position and check for leaks. FUEL VALVE LEVER O-RING (Replace) SEDIMENT CUP...

  • Page 53: Spark Plug Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK PLUG SERVICE In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available). Recommended spark plugs: ZFR5F (NGK) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.

  • Page 54

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Inspect the spark plugs. Replace them if the electrodes are worn or if the insulator is cracked, chipped, or fouled. Measure the spark plug electrode gap with a wire-type feeler gauge. Correct the gap, if necessary, by carefully bending the side electrode. The gap should be: 0.028 0.031 in (0.7 0.8 mm) SIDE ELECTRODE...

  • Page 55: Spark Arrester Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to keep it functioning as designed. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow the muffler to cool before servicing the spark arrester. Remove the four 6 mm flange bolts, and remove the muffler protector.

  • Page 56

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Remove the 4 mm self-tapping screw, and remove the spark arrester. SPARK ARRESTER 4 mm SELF-TAPPING SCREW Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Be careful to avoid damaging the screen. The spark arrester must be free of breaks and tears. Replace the spark arrester if it is damaged.

  • Page 57: Battery Service

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR BATTERY SERVICE Your generator’s engine charging system charges the battery while the engine is running. However, if the generator is only used periodically, the battery must be charged monthly to maintain the battery service life. The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte), which is highly corrosive and poisonous.

  • Page 58: Battery Inspection

    If rapid loss of electrolyte is experienced, or if your battery seems to be weak causing slow operation of the starter motor, see your authorized Honda generator dealer. Locate the battery. Check the electrolyte level with the generator on a level surface. Remove the battery cell caps.

  • Page 59: Battery Removal

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Battery Removal WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. Remove the four 6 mm flange COVER bolts, and remove the cover. 6 mm FLANGE BOLT (4) NEGATIVE ( ) CABLE BATTERY SET PLATE Remove the negative ( ) cable from the battery negative ( )

  • Page 60: Battery Charging

    SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR Battery Charging The battery gives off explosive hydrogen gas during normal operation. A spark or flame can cause the battery to explode with enough force to kill or seriously hurt you. Wear protective clothing and a face shield, or have a skilled mechanic perform the battery maintenance.

  • Page 61: Fuse

    In the event of fuse failure, locate the cause of failure and repair it before you continue operation. If the fuse continues to fail, discontinue generator use and consult an authorized Honda generator dealer. Turn the engine switch to the OFF position and remove the key before checking or replacing the fuse.

  • Page 62: Storage

    STORAGE STORAGE PREPARATION Proper storage preparation is essential for keeping your generator trouble-free and looking good. The following steps will help to keep rust and corrosion from impairing your generator’s function and appearance, and will make the engine easier to start when you use the generator again.

  • Page 63

    After removal from storage, drain the stored gasoline into a suitable container, and fill with fresh gasoline before starting. Use gasoline stabilizers that are formulated to extend storage life. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for stabilizer recommendations.

  • Page 64

    STORAGE Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Stop the engine and keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Handle fuel only outdoors. Wipe up spills immediately. Unscrew the fuel tank cap, remove the fuel filter, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container.

  • Page 65

    STORAGE Pull out the carburetor drain tube end under the fan cover of the engine, and place it in a suitable container. Remove the air cleaner cover (see page Loosen the carburetor drain screw. If the drain screw is difficult to loosen, wrap duct tape around the screwdriver stem until the diameter becomes 8 mm as illustrated so that you can loosen easily.

  • Page 66: Engine Oil

    STORAGE Engine Oil Change the engine oil (see page Remove the spark plugs (see page Pour a teaspoon (5 cc) of clean engine oil into each cylinder. Turn the engine for a few seconds by turning the engine switch to the START position to distribute the oil in the cylinders.

  • Page 67: Storage Precautions

    STORAGE STORAGE PRECAUTIONS If your generator will be stored with gasoline in the fuel tank and carburetor, it is important to reduce the hazard of gasoline vapor ignition. Select a well ventilated storage area away from any appliance that operates with a flame, such as a furnace, water heater, or clothes dryer. Also avoid any area with a spark-producing electric motor, or where power tools are operated.

  • Page 68: Transporting

    TRANSPORTING Do not lay the generator on its side when moving, storing, or operating it. Oil or fuel may leak and damage the engine or your property. If the generator has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes before loading the generator on the transport vehicle.

  • Page 69: Taking Care Of Unexpected Problems

    (p. 51). Spark plug wet with fuel Dry and reinstall spark plug. (flooded engine). Fuel filter restricted, Take the generator to an carburetor malfunction, authorized Honda servicing ignition malfunction, valves dealer, or refer to the shop stuck, etc. manual.

  • Page 70: Engine Lacks Power

    (p. 62). gasoline, or refueled with bad Refuel with fresh gasoline gasoline. (p. 41). Fuel filter restricted, Take the generator to an carburetor malfunction, authorized Honda servicing ignition malfunction, valves dealer, or refer to the shop stuck, etc. manual.

  • Page 71: No Power At The Ac Receptacles

    Check AC load and reset circuit protector (p. 13). Faulty power tool or Replace or repair power tool or appliance. appliance. Stop and restart the engine. Faulty generator. Take the generator to an authorized Honda servicing dealer, or refer to the shop manual.

  • Page 72: Technical Information

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Serial Number Location ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER FRAME SERIAL NUMBER Record the engine and frame serial numbers and date purchased in the spaces below. You will need this serial number when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries. Engine serial number: Frame serial number: Date purchased:...

  • Page 73: Carburetor Modification For High Altitude Operation

    High altitude performance can be improved by specific modifications to the carburetor. If you always operate your generator at altitudes above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters), have your authorized Honda servicing dealer perform this carburetor modification. This engine, when operated at high altitude with the carburetor modifications for high altitude use, will meet each emission standard throughout its useful life.

  • Page 74: Emission Control System Information

    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 is a violation of Federal and California law.

  • Page 75

    Afterburning (backfiring) Black exhaust smoke or high fuel consumption Replacement Parts The emission control systems on your new Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with EPA and California emission regulations. We recommend the use of Honda Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done.

  • Page 76: Air Index

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Air Index (Models sold in California) An Air Index Information label is applied to engines certified to an emission durability time period in accordance with the requirements of the California Air Resources Board. The bar graph is intended to provide you, our customer, the ability to compare the emissions performance of available engines.

  • Page 77: Specifications

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Specifications Dimensions Model EB10000 Type AH type Description code EBVC Length 41.0 in (1,041 mm) Width 27.7 in (703 mm) Height 35.1 in (891 mm) Dry mass [weight] 400.8 lbs (181.8 kg) Engine Model GX630 Engine type 4-stroke, overhead valve, 2 cylinder Displacement 42.0 cu-in (688 cm )

  • Page 78: Wiring Diagram

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Wiring Diagram...

  • Page 79: Consumer Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Dealer Locator Information To find an authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit our web site: http://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator Honda Publications Shop Manual This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures. It is intended to be used by a skilled technician.

  • Page 80: Customer Service Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION Customer Service Information Honda Power Equipment dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer any question you may have. If you encounter a problem that your dealer does not solve to your satisfaction, please discuss it with the dealership’s management.

  • Page 81: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY SAFETY The Importance of Proper Assembly Proper assembly is essential to operator safety and the reliability of the generator. Any error or oversight made by the person assembling and servicing a unit can easily result in faulty operation, damage to the generator, or injury to the operator.

  • Page 82: Important Safety Precautions

    ASSEMBLY Important Safety Precautions Make sure you have a clear understanding of all basic shop safety practices and that you are wearing appropriate clothing and safety equipment. When performing this assembly, be especially careful of the following: Read the instructions before you begin, and be sure you have the tools and skills required to perform the tasks safely.

  • Page 83: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY Unpacking Remove the generator and loose parts box from the carton. Compare the loose parts with the inventory list below. Tools Required: 12 mm wrench (2), pliers Loose Parts Check all loose parts against the following list. Contact your dealer if any of the loose parts shown below are not included with your generator.

  • Page 84: Wheel Kit Installation

    ASSEMBLY Wheel Kit Installation Install the two wheels on the axle shaft using the plain washers and split pins. Install the axle assembly on the generator using four 8 16 mm flange bolts. Install the two stands on the under frame using two 8 16 mm flange bolts, two 8 45 mm flange bolts, and two collars.

  • Page 85: Handle Installation

    ASSEMBLY Handle Installation Install the handle assembly on the generator upper frame using the 12 mm washers, spring washers and handle holder bolts. TORQUE: 17 22 lbf·ft (24 29 N·m , 2.4 3.0 kgf·m) HANDLE HOLDER BOLT (2) SPRING WASHER (2) 12 mm WASHER (2) HANDLE ASSEMBLY Operation must be checked after attaching the handle.

  • Page 86: Hanger Kit Installation

    ASSEMBLY Hanger Kit Installation Remove the center beam. Loosely install the hanger to the center beam using the hanger bracket and two 8 20 mm flange bolts. Reinstall the center beam. Make sure to tighten the four 8 16 mm bolts securely.

  • Page 87: Engine Oil

    ASSEMBLY Engine Oil The generator is shipped WITHOUT OIL in the engine. Place the generator on a level surface. Open the maintenance cover. Remove the oil filler cap and oil level dipstick. Add enough SAE 10W-30 API service category SJ or later (or equivalent) oil to bring the oil level to the upper limit mark on the oil level dipstick.

  • Page 88: Fuel

    ASSEMBLY Fuel Add fuel to the generator in a well-ventilated area. Never refuel the engine inside a building where gasoline fumes may reach flames or sparks. Keep gasoline away from appliance pilot lights, barbecues, electric appliances, power tools, etc. Spilled fuel is not only a fire hazard, it causes environmental damage.

  • Page 89: Before Operation

    Please Register Your Generator If your dealer did not collect registration information from you, please take a few minutes and register your purchase with Honda. This allows us to contact you with any important updates regarding your generator. Please note registration is not required to obtain warranty service.

  • Page 90: Index

    INDEX AC Applications ..................35 AC Circuit Breaker ................14 AC Circuit Protectors ................13 AC OPERATION ..................34 AIR CLEANER SERVICE ............... 46 Air Index ....................74 ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED? ..........

  • Page 91

    . 59 GENERATOR SAFETY ................GFCI OPERATION CHECK ..............32 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) ..........15 Ground Terminal ................. . 23 Handle Installation ................83 Hanger Kit Installation ................ . 84 Honda Publications ................77...

  • Page 92

    INDEX i-Monitor ....................19 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ..........Important Safety Precautions ............. 80 INDEX ....................88 IS YOUR GENERATOR READY TO GO? ..........25 Knowledge ................... . 25 Loose Parts ................... 81 MAINTENANCE SAFETY ..............

  • Page 93

    INDEX SAFE OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........... . 27 SAFETY ....................79 SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS ..............Safety Precautions ................39 SEDIMENT CUP CLEANING ..............49 Serial Number Location ..............70 SERVICING YOUR GENERATOR ............38 SPARK ARRESTER SERVICE ..............

  • Page 94

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  • Page 95: Quick Reference Information

    QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION Fuel Type Unleaded gasoline with an ethanol content of no more than 10% and a pump octane rating of 86 or higher Spark Plug Type ZFR5F (NGK) Electrode Gap 0.028 0.031 in (0.70 0.80 mm) Maintenance Before each Check engine oil level.

  • Page 96

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