Honda EX1000 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 3

    NOTICE. This word means: Your generator or other property could be damaged if you don’t follow instructions. The purpose of these messages is to help prevent damage to your generator, other property, or the environment. Messages EX1000 one of three...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS SAFETY ... Safety Label Locations ... Safety Information ... COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ............. . . 8 CONTROLS ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    MAINTENANCE ... Maintenance Schedule ... Tool Kit ... Engine Oil Change ... Air Cleaner Service ... Spark Plug Service ... Spark Arrester Maintenance ... 30 TRANSPORTING/STORAGE ..............32 TROUBLESHOOTING .

  • Page 6: Safety, Safety Label Locations

    SAFETY SAFETY LABEL LOCATION 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 Generator dealer for a replacement. ICONTR~LER AVANT DE REFAIRE LE PLEIN: ARRiTER LE MOTEUR NE PAS FAIRE LE PLEIN AU DESSUS DU REPERE DE NlVF.AU MAXIMUM.

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  • Page 8: Safety Information

    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, and by observing safe operating procedures Operator Responsibility 0 Know how to stop the generator quickly in case of emergency.

  • Page 9

    Fire and Burn Hazards The exhaust system gets hot enough to ignite some materials. Keep the generator at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from buildings and other equipment during operation. Do not enclose the generator in any structure. Keep flammable materials away from the generator. The muffler becomes very hot during operation and remains hot for a while after stopping the engine.

  • Page 10

    COMPONENT ODENTUFICATION SPARK PLUG CAP ENGINE SWITCH LEFT SIDE COVER RECOIL STARTER Record the engine and frame serial numbers for your future reference. Refer to these serial numbers when ordering parts, and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page 39) Frame serial number: Engine serial number: FRAME SERIAL NUMBER...

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  • Page 12: Controls, Engine Switch, Recoil Starter

    CONTROLS Engine Switch To start and stop the engine. Switch position: To stop the engine. OFF: ON: To run the engine. Recoil Starter To start the engine, pull the starter grip lightly until resistance is felt, then pull briskly. Do not allow the starter to snap back against the engine. Return it gently to prevent damage to the starter.

  • Page 13: Choke Lever, Pilot Lamp

    Choke Lever The choke is used to provide an enriched fuel mixture when starting a cold engine. It can be opened and closed by operating the choke lever manually. Move the lever to the CLOSED position to enrich the mixture. Pilot Lamp The pilot lamp is illuminated when the generator is operating normally.

  • Page 14: Ground Terminal

    Ground Terminal The gernerator ground terminal is connected to the frame of the generater, 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 15: Oil Alert System, Ac Circuit Breaker

    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 system will automatically stop the engine (the engine switch will remain the ON position).

  • Page 16: Dc Terminals, Dc Circuit Breaker

    DC Terminals The DC terminals may ONLY be used for charging 12 volt automotive type batteries. The terminals are colored red to identify the positive (+) terminal and black to identify the negative (-) terminal. The battery must be connected to the generator DC terminals with the proper polarity (battery positive to red terminal and battery negative to the generator black terminal.) DC Circuit Breaker...

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    Connections to a Building’s Connections for standby power to a building’s electrical system must be made by a qualified electrician. The connection must isolate the generator power from utility power, and must comply with all applicable laws and electrical codes. Improper connections allow electrical current from the generator to backfeed into the utility lines.

  • Page 18: Ac Operation

    AC Operation 1. Start the engine (refer to page 24) and make sure the pilot lamp comes on. If not, the filament may be burnt out. 2. Plug in the appliance. CAUTION: Substantial Marginal overloading shorten the service life off the generator. Be sure that all appliances them to the generator.

  • Page 19: Dc Operation, Connecting The Battery Cables

    DC Operation The DC terminals may ONLY be used for charging 12 volt automotive-type batteries. Connecting the battery cables: 1. Before connecting charging cables to a battery that is installed in a vehicle, disconnect the vehicle’s ground cable from the battery. The battery gives off explosive gases;...

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    Disconnecting the battery cables: 1. Stop the engine, 2. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable from the generator negative (-) terminal. 3. Disconnect the other end of the negative (-) battery cable from the battery negative (-) terminal. 4. Disconnect the positive (+) battery cable from the generator positive (+) terminal.

  • Page 21: High Altitude Operation

    High Altitude Operation At high altitude, the standard carburetor air-fuel mixture will be excessively rich. Performance will decrease, and fuel consumption will increase. High altitude performance can be improved by installing a smaller diameter main fuel jet in the carburetor and readjusting the pilot screw. If you always operate the engine at altitudes higher than 6,000 feet above sea level, have an authorized Honda generator dealer perform this carburetor modification.

  • Page 22: Engine Oil

    PRE-OPERAT0ON CHIECK Engine Oil 1 NOTICE Engine oil is a major factor affecting engine performance and service life. Non-detergent engine and are not recommended. Check the oil level BEFORE with the generator on a level surface with the engine stopped. Use Honda4-stroke oil, oran equivalent high detergent, premium...

  • Page 23: Fuel Recommendation

    Fuel Recommendation 1. Check the fuel level gauge. 2. Refill the tank if the fuel level is low. Do not fill above the shoulder of the fuel strainer. Gasoline is extremely conditions. Refuel in a well-ventilated smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area where the engine is refueled or where gasoline is stored.

  • Page 24

    Occasionally you may hear light “spark knock” or “pinging” (metallic rapping noise) while operating under heavy loads. This is no cause for concern. If spark knock or pinging occurs at a steady engine speed, under normal load, change brands of gasoline. If spark knock or pinging persists, see an authorized Honda generator dealer.

  • Page 25: Starting/stopping The Engine

    Starting the engine 1. The generator may be hard to start if a load is connected. 2. Turn the choke lever to the CLOSE position. 3. Turn the engine switch to the ON position. 4. Pull the starter grip until compression is felt, then pull briskly. Do not allow the starter grip to snap back.

  • Page 26: Maintenance, Maintenance Schedule

    Periodic maintenance and adjustment is necessary to keep the generator in good operating condition. Perform the service and inspection at the intervals shown in the Maintenance schedule below. Exhaust gas contains poisonous carbon monoxide. Shut off the engine before performing run, make sure the area is well ventilated.

  • Page 27: Tool Kit

    Tool Kit The tools supplied with the generator will help you to perform the owner maintenance procedures listed on the following pages. Always keep this tool kit with the generator. c--’ COMBINATION e-34 PLUG WRENCH/l2 SCREWDRIVER SCREWDRIVER mm WRENCH/ HANDLE...

  • Page 28

    Engine Oit Change Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure complete and rapid draining. 1. Remove the oil filler cap. 2. Turn the engine switch OFF and tilt the generator to drain the oil. 3. Refill with the recommended oil (see page 18 and check the oil level. Oil capacity: 0.43 Q (0.46 US qt, 0.38 imp qt) OIL FILLER...

  • Page 29: Air Cleaner Service

    Air Cleaner Service A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly (page 25). Service more frequently when operating the generator in extremely dusty areas. Usinggasolineorflammablesolventtocleanthefilterelement can cause a fire or explosion. solvent.

  • Page 30: Spark Plug Service

    Spark Plug Service Recommended spark plugs: To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. If the engine has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Be careful not to touch the muffler. 1.

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    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 plus, tighten l/2 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.

  • Page 32: Spark Arrester Maintenance

    Spark Arrester Maintenance If the generator has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow to cool before proceeding. ps7EE-j The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to maintain its efficiency. Remove the two 6 mm bolts and the two 6 mm cap nuts. Remove the cover.

  • Page 33

    3. Use a brush to remove carbon deposits from the spark arrester screen. Inspect the screen for holes, and replace it if necessary. NOTE: Take care not to damage the wire mesh. 4. Check the exhaust pipe gaskets; replace if damaged. Reinstall the muffler and the cover.

  • Page 34

    TRANSPORTBNG/STORAGE When transporting the generator, turn the engine switch and the fuel valve OFF. Keep the generator level to prevent fuel spillage. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite. Contact with a hot engine serious burns or fires. Let the engine cool before transporting the generator.

  • Page 35

    1. Drain the carburetor by loosening the drain screw. Drain the gasoline into a suitable container. Gasoline is extremely conditions. Perform this task in a well ventilated stopped. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area during this procedure.

  • Page 36

    TROUBLESHOOTW+ilG When the engine will not start: Is there fuel in the tank? the engine? mlml Be sure there is no Be sure the- spilled fuel around spiller’ ’ ’ the sf the spark plug. Spille Spilled fuel may !--!.- ignite.

  • Page 37

    No electricity at the AC receptacles: Check the electrical appliance or equipment for any defects No electricity at the DC terminals Is the DC circuit breaker on? NO DEFECTS DEFECTS Push the AC circuit breaker button in. Take the generator to an authorized HONDA dealer.

  • Page 39: Specifications

    Dimensions Length x Width x Height Dry Weight Engine Engine Type Displacement [Bore x Stroke] Compression Ratio Engine Speed Cooling System Ignition System Oil Capacity Fuel Tank Capacity Spark Plug Generator Rated Voltage Rated Frequency AC output Rated Amperage Rated Output Maximum Output DC output NOTE:...

  • Page 40

    CUSTOMER SERVBCE DNFORMATOON 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. The Service Manager or General Manager can help.

  • Page 41: Component Identification, Generator Use, Disconnecting The Battery Cables, Engine Oil Change, Customer Service Information, Index

    COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION ... 8 CONTROLS AC Circuit Breaker..Choke Lever ... DC Circuit Breaker ... DC Terminals ... Engine Switch ... Ground Terminal ... Oil Alert System ... Pilot Lamp ... Recoil Starter ... CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION..38 GENERATOR USE ...

  • Page 42: Pre-operation Check, Transporting/storage, Troubleshooting, Wiring Diagram

    INQEX PRE-OPERATION CHECK ... Engine Oil ... Fuel Recommendation ... SAFETY ... Safety Information ... Safety Label Locations ... SPECIFICATIONS ..STARTING/STOPPING THE ENGINE ..23 TRANSPORTING/STORAGE ... TROUBLESHOOTING ... WIRING DIAGRAM ...

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