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HONDA
GENERATOR/WELDER
OWNER'S
MANUAL
1 HONDA
MOTOR
CO., LTD. 1983

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    HONDA GENERATOR/WELDER OWNER’S MANUAL 1 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. 1983...

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    EW170 Generator/ in this publication may be reproduced without written permission. of severe personal a possibility of personal injury or equipment a very hazardous activity.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS 1. GENERATOR/WELDER 2. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION 3. PRE-OPERATION CHECK ... 4. .STARTING THE ENGINE ... 5. OPERATION 6. STOPPING THE ENGINE ... 7. MAINTENANCE., 8. TRANSPORTING/STORAGE 9. TROUBLESHOOTING 10. SPECIFICATIONS 11. WIRINGDIAGRAM 12. HANGER KIT INSTALLATION SERVICE ... 13. WARRANTY SAFETY ...

  • Page 5: Generator/welder Safety

    1. GENERATOR/WELDER SAFETY (CAUTION LABEL LOCATION> ELECTRICAL SHOCK WARNING LABEL OBJECTS INTO THE WELDER TERMINALS. CARBON MONOXIDE CAUTION LABEL DO NOT USE INOOOAS OUE TO DANGER Of CARBON ~“,,“,“,‘,,‘rs’UyC:NREENSOS POROUE EL MONOXIOE EXHAUST CAUTION LABEL HOT. EXHAUST] ’ ~CHECK fOR SPILLED fW OR fML LEAKS.

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    TO ENSURE SAFE OPERATION 0 The Generator/welder misused; do not operate in rain or snow or any other wet conditions. Place the generator/welder equipment when operating. Operate the generator/welder If it is tilted, fuel spillage may result. Exhaust gas contains harmful to your health.

  • Page 7: Component Identification

    2. COMPONENT FUEL VALVE SEDIMEI; RECOIL, STARTEI ENGINE OIL DRAIN PLUG ENGINE AC RECiPTACLE FILLER IDENTIFICATION...

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    HANGER CLEANER EXHAUST PIPE...

  • Page 9: Pre-operation Check

    1. OIL LEVEL CAUTION: Engine oil is a major factor affecting Non-detergent or vegetable oils are not recommended. Be sure to check the oil on a level surface with the engine stopped. Use Honda 4-stroke oil, or an equiva- lent high detergent, premium quality motor oil certified to meet or exceed U.S.

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    NOTE: The engine is protected by an Oil Alert System which automatically turns the engine switch to the OFF position before the oil level falls below a safe limit. If this occurs, add oil to the top of the oil filler’neck then turn the switch on and restart the engine according to the instructions on page 1 1.

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    Check the fuel level. Use any regular grade automotive gasoline (unleaded gasoline is preferred) with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher. Never use an oil/gasoline mixture or dirty gasoline. Avoid getting dirt, dust or water in the fuel tank. CAUTION: Gasoline substitutes ful to fuel system components.

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    3. Check the air cleaner element for dirt or obstruction. Refer to page25 for cleaning instructions. CLEANER ELEMENT CLIP 4. Make sure that the AC circuit breaker are OFF. Not only will this make starting the engine easier, but failure to do so could cause injury or equip- ment damage.

  • Page 13: Starting The Engine

    4. STARTING THE ENGINE 1. Turn the fuel valve on. FUEL VALVE 2. Pull the choke rod to CLOSE. CHOKE...

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    3. Turn the engine switch on. ENGINE SWITCH 4. Turn the auto-throttle switch off. AUTO THROTTLE SWITCH NOTE: More warm-up time will be required if the auto-throttle is left on.

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    5. Pull the starter grip until compression is felt, then pull briskly. NOTE: Do not allow the starter grip to snap back. Return it slowly by hand. STARTER GRIP 6. Push the choke rod to OPEN as the engine warms up. CHOKE ROD-...

  • Page 16: Operation

    5. OPERATION Auto-throttle system With the switch in the AUTO position, engine speed is automatically to an idle when all loads are turned off or disconnected. When appliances are turned on or reconnected, the engine resumes the rated speed. At OFF, the auto-throttle system does not operate.

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    1. Turn the AC/DC (Weld) selector to the AC position. CAUTION: AC voltage is present at the AC receptacles at all times regard- iess of the position selector is in the DC (WELD) ably. Under no circumstances into any of the AC receptacles when the selector is in the DC (WELD) tion.

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    Welding Welding be attempted by a trained welding techniques safety rules on pages 3 and 4 of this manual. 1. Put the Engine Switch in the OFF position. Turn the AC circuit breaker. off and remove any plugs from the AC receptacles. CAUTION: Voltage engine-is...

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    2. Connect the welding cables to the welder’s DC terminals. CAUTION: Failure to use the proper gauge cable may lead to painful burns and/or damage to equipment. See table on page 20. TERMINALS 3. Start the engine, and when it has warmed up fully, turn the Auto-Throttle Switch to the AUTO position.

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    4. Turn the AC/DC (WELD) selector to the DC (WELD) position. CAUTION: 0 To avoid accidental the object to be welded and the electrode cable should be held in the operator’s tor is turned on. 0 AC voltage is present at the AC receptacles at all times regardless of the position of the AC/DC in the DC (WELD)

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    5. Set the current adjuster knob to the proper current level for the job being done.

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    WELDING CABLE SELECTION When choosing welding cable, it is best to allow a comfortable safety margin. The cable’s length, gauge (diameter), and material all combine to determine how much current it can safely carry. The table below gives the current carry- ing capacity of various lengths and gauges of standard copper welding cable.

  • Page 23: Stopping The Engine

    6. STOPPING THE ENGINE 1. <AC APPLICATION> Turn the appliance switch off and the circuit breaker off. ClRCUli BREAKER 2. <WELDING> Stop welding or cutting. Turn the engine switch off.

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    3. Turn the fuel valve off.

  • Page 25: Maintenance

    The purpose of the maintenance erator/welder in the best operating Inspect or service as scheduled Shut off the engine before performing engine must be run, make sure the area is well ventilated. tains poisonous carbon monoxide CAUTION: Use only genuine replacement parts which erator/welder.

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    Tool kit The tools supplied are necessary for performing some periodic maintenance, simple adjustments and repairs. Always keep the tool kit with the generator/welder. Changing oil Drain the oil while the engine is still warm to assure rapid and complete drain- ing.

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    Air cleaner service A dirty air cleaner will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carbure, tor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operating the generator/welder in extremely dusty areas. ever use gasoline or low flash point cleaner element.

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    Sediment cup service The sediment cup prevents dirt or water which may be in the fuel tank from entering the carburetor. cup should be cleaned. 1. Turn the fuel valve OFF. Remove the sediment cup. 2. Clean the cup thoroughly. 3.

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    Spark plug service Recommended spark plug: BR-4HS(NGK) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plug must be properly gapped and free of deposits. 1. Remove the spark plug cover. 2. Clean any dirt from around the spark plug base. 3. Remove the spark plug cap. W14FR-U(ND) SPARK PLUG...

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    4. Use the wrench supplied in the tool kit to remove the spark plug. 5. Visually inspect the spark plug. Discard it if the insulator is cracked or chipped. 6. Measure the plug gap with a feeler gauge. The gap should be 0.6-0.7 carefully bending the side electrode.

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    Spark arrester maintenance If the engine has been running, it to cool before proceeding. CAUTION: The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 operating maintain its efficiency. 1. Loosen the bolts and nuts and remove the muffler. 2. Loosen two 8 mm bolts to remove the exhaust pipe. 3.

  • Page 32: Transporting/storage

    8. TRANSPORTING/STORAGE When transporting OFF and ‘keep the unit level to prevent fuel spillage. Fuel vapor or spilled fuel may ignite. Before storing the unit for an extended period: 1. Be sure the storage area is free of excessive humidity and dust. 2.

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    d. Drain the carburetor by loosening the drain screw. Drain the gasoline into a suitable container. I------ KDRAiNSC e. Pull the starter grip until resistance is felt; the piston is coming up on its compression stroke. At this position, the exhaust and intake valves are closed, and this will help protect the engine from corrosion.

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    ,,..‘. .’ 9. TROUBLESHOOTING The chart that follows relates various generator/welder sible ,causes and corrections. and elimination of one may eliminate others. Before taking the unit to your Honda Dealer, perform the following steps. ----------------__--------- w When the engine will not start: Is the correct starting procedure being used? Check the following : Fuel valve position...

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    Is there enough bil in the crankcase? The oil alert system prevents the engine from being started if the level of oil in the crankcase falls below prescribed level: Is the spark plug wet or fouled? 0 Clean the spark plug. 0 Check the plug gap and adjust.

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    When the welding arc is weak : Is the cable size correct? (Page20) Length Gauge/Diameter Is the proper electrode being used? When there appears to be no electricity at the AC receptacles: Are the circuit breakers tripped? generator Is the over-loaded? Is the appliance in good operating condition? Disconnect the appliance from the generator and carefully inspect it and...

  • Page 37: Specifications

    TYPE AND DIMENSIONS Type Overall length Overall width Overall height Dry weight ENGINE Model Type Displacement Bore x stroke Rated output Cooling system Ignition system Fuel tank capacity Oil capacity DC (WELDING) OUTPUTS Generator Phase Rated current Rated voltage Welding current Operating rate Rated rpm Electrode diameter...

  • Page 39: Hanger Kit Installation

    8 x 16 mm FLANGED,BOLT CAUTION: 0 Position the hanger at the generator’s spark plug cover and the fuel tank cap. Fit the end tabs of the hanger through brackets to the hanger. SPARK PLUG COVER 12. HANGER KIT. INSTALLATION HAYGER balance point, the bracket...

  • Page 40: Warranty Service

    13. WARRANTY Owner Satisfaction Your satisfaction Normally, any problems er’s service department. tionsof all concerned, has not been handled lowing action: Discuss your problem ten complaints has already been reviewed owner of the dealership If your problem tact the Motorcycle ment at the regional area.

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    Regional Office Locations NORTHWEST REGIONAL OFFICE (includes Alaska) American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Customer Relations Department P.O. Box 30295 Portland. Oregon 97220 Telephone: (6031255-1186 WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE (includes Hawaii) American Honda Motor Co.. Inc. Customer Relations Department P.O. Box 420 Gardena.

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    When you write or call, please provide the following information: • Model and serial numbers • Name of the dealer who sold the Honda power equipment to you • Name and address of the dealer who services your equipment •...

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    MEMO...

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