Honda EB11000 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3 Congratulations on your selection of a Honda generator. We are certain you will be pleased with your purchase of one of the finest generators on the market. We want to help you get the best results from your new generator and to operate it safely.
  • Page 4 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 ................Safety Label Locations ............... Important Safety Information ............COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION .............. CONTROLS ....................12 Engine Switch ..................12 Recoil Starter ..................12 Fuel Valve ................... 13 Choke Knob ..................13 Circuit Breaker ...................
  • Page 6 . 56 TROUBLESHOOTING ................60 WIRING DIAGRAM ................. . 62 SPECIFICATIONS ..................63 CONSUMER INFORMATION ..............64 Honda Publications ................64 Dealer Locator Information .............. . 65 Customer Service Information ............65 INDEX ...................... . 66...
  • Page 7: Generator Safety

    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 generator dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 9: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT 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.
  • Page 10 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 11: Component Identification

  • Page 12 LIFTING HOOK FUEL GAUGE MUFFLER FUEL TANK CAP SPARK PLUG CAP OIL LEVEL DIPSTICK * ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER FUEL FILTER GROUND TERMINAL Record the engine and frame serial numbers and date of purchase for your future reference. Refer to these serial numbers when ordering parts and when making technical or warranty inquiries (see page Frame serial number:...
  • Page 13: Control Panel

  • Page 14: Controls

    CONTROLS ENGINE SWITCH To start and stop the engine. Key position: OFF: To stop the engine. Key can be removed/inserted. To run the engine after starting. START: To start the engine by operating 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.
  • Page 15: Fuel Valve

    FUEL VALVE The fuel valve is located between the fuel tank and carburetor. When the valve lever is in the ON position, fuel is allowed to flow from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Be sure to return the fuel valve lever to the OFF position after stopping the engine.
  • Page 16: Circuit Breaker

    CIRCUIT BREAKER The circuit breaker will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the receptacle, or if the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) detects a ground-fault current. Check the following if the circuit breaker switches OFF automatically: When the GFCI RESET button is extended (page 18): −...
  • Page 17: Circuit Protector

    CIRCUIT PROTECTOR The circuit protectors will automatically switch OFF if there is a short circuit or a significant overload of the generator at the 120V 20A, 120V 30A locking plug, or 120/240V 30A locking plug receptacle. If a 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 circuit protector to the ON position.
  • Page 18: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (Gfci)

    GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) Using the generator in rain or snow or near water can lead to death from electric shock. Keep the generator dry. All receptacles on the generator are protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for protection against the shock hazard of ground- fault current.
  • Page 19 Observe the following precautions to ensure proper GFCI operation and to reduce shock hazards: Use grounded 3-conductor extension cords, tools, and appliances, or double-insulated tools and appliances. Inspect cords and plugs, and replace if damaged. Do not use cord lengths greater than 164 feet (50 meters), and do not use multiple tools and appliances with built-in noise filters.
  • Page 20 You risk electric shock if you operate this generator with a faulty GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter). Test GFCI before use. If GFCI fails test, do not use your generator. See your Honda dealer. Unplug all tools and appliances from the generator. Start the engine.
  • Page 21 ON position. The circuit breaker will not remain in the ON position if the RESET button is extended. If the GFCI and circuit breaker do not function as described, take the generator to an authorized Honda generator dealer for repair. GFCI RESET BUTTON CIRCUIT BREAKER...
  • Page 22: Hour Meter

    HOUR METER The hour meter indicates the hours the generator has been operated. Use it to determine when scheduled maintenance should be performed (see page HOUR METER AUTO THROTTLE SWITCH 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.
  • Page 23: Ground Terminal

    GROUND TERMINAL The generator 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 24: Generator Use

    GENERATOR USE Connections to a Building’s Electrical System You should contact a servicing Honda generator dealer for important information before using the EB11000 with a transfer switch. 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.
  • Page 25: Ac Applications

    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 26: Ac Operation

    AC Operation Check GFCI operation before each use (see page 18 ). Start the engine (see page Make sure that the GFCI RESET button is pushed in (flush with its base plate). Switch ON the AC circuit breaker. Plug in the appliance. Most motorized appliances require more than their rated wattage for startup.
  • Page 27: Ac Receptacle Selection

    AC RECEPTACLE SELECTION The generator has separate main power producing circuits. These two circuits supply equal power to different receptacles shown. Main power circuit Receptacles powered Power distribution by each main circuit Main Circuit I 1, 4 and 6 1 4 6=39.6A rated. +...
  • Page 28: Auto Throttle System

    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.
  • Page 29: High Altitude Operation

    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. Operation at an altitude that differs from that at which this engine was certified, for extended periods of time, may increase emissions.
  • Page 30: Pre-Operation Check

    PRE-OPERATION CHECK Before beginning your pre-operation checks, be sure the generator is on a level surface and the engine switch is in the OFF position. Engine Oil Check the oil level BEFORE EACH USE with the generator on a level surface and the engine stopped.
  • Page 31: Refueling

    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. Handle fuel only outdoors.
  • Page 32: Fuel Recomendations

    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 33: Battery

    Battery The electrolyte level must be kept between the UPPER and LOWER level marks. UPPER LEVEL LOWER LEVEL If the electrolyte level is near the LOWER level, remove the battery filler caps and carefully add distilled water to the upper level line (see page The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte) which is highly corrosive and poisonous.
  • Page 34: Starting The Engine

    STARTING THE ENGINE Starting the Engine 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 35 Select the choke knob position. − A cold engine: Pull the choke knob to the CLOSED position. − A warm engine: Leave the choke knob in the OPEN position. If the engine does not start, pull the choke knob to the CLOSED position. Make sure the Auto Throttle switch is in the OFF position, or more time will be required for warm up.
  • Page 36: Manual Starting

    Manual starting Perform the PRE-OPERATION CHECK (see 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. Turn the fuel valve lever to the ON position. Pull the choke knob to the CLOSED position.
  • Page 37: Stopping The Engine

    STOPPING THE ENGINE Stopping the Engine In an emergency: To stop the engine in an emergency, turn the engine switch to the OFF position. In normal use: Turn off the main switch of all the appliances connected to the generator. Turn the AC circuit breaker to the OFF position.
  • Page 38: Maintenance

    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, Honda Genuine parts or their equivalents for repair or replacement. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any engine repair establishment or individual, using parts that are ‘‘certified’’...
  • Page 39: Maintenance Safety

    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 seriously hurt or killed.
  • Page 40: 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 with or altering the emission control system may increase emissions beyond the legal limit.
  • Page 41 The emission control systems on your Honda engine were designed, built, and certified to conform with applicable emission regulations. We recommend the use of Honda Genuine parts whenever you have maintenance done. These original-design replacement parts are manufactured to the same standards as the original parts, so you can be confident of their performance.
  • Page 42: Maintenance Schedule

    Replace the paper air filter only. Service more frequently when used in dusty areas. These items should be serviced by your Honda servicing dealer, unless you have the proper tools and are mechanically proficient. Refer to the Honda shop manual for service procedures.
  • Page 43: Engine Oil Change

    Engine Oil Change Drain the oil while the engine is warm to assure rapid and complete draining. Open the top cover to access the oil filler cap. Remove the oil filler cap and oil drain bolt, and drain the oil into a suitable container.
  • Page 44: Oil Filter Change

    Clean the filter mounting base, and coat the O-ring of the new oil filter with clean engine oil. Use only a Honda Genuine oil filter or a filter of equivalent quality specified for your model. Using the wrong Honda filter or a non- Honda filter which is not of equivalent quality may cause engine damage.
  • Page 45: Air Cleaner Service

    Air Cleaner Service A dirty air filter will restrict air flow to the carburetor. To prevent carburetor malfunction, service the air cleaner regularly. Service more frequently when operating the generator in extremely dusty areas. Never run the generator without the air filter. Rapid engine wear will result.
  • Page 46 Inspect both air filters, and replace them if they are damaged. Always replace the paper air filter at the scheduled interval (see page 40 ). Clean the air filters if they are to be reused. Paper air filter: Tap the paper air filter several times on a hard surface to remove dirt, or blow compressed air [...
  • Page 47: Spark Plug Service

    Spark Plug Service In order to service the spark plug, you will need a spark plug wrench (commercially available). Recommended spark plugs: ZGR5A (NGK) J16CR-U (DENSO) To ensure proper engine operation, the spark plugs must be properly gapped and free of deposits. An incorrect spark plug can cause engine damage.
  • Page 48 Check that the spark plug washers are in good condition, and thread the spark plugs in by hand to prevent cross-threading. After the spark plugs are seated, tighten with a spark plug wrench to compress the washer. If installing a new spark plug, tighten 1/2 turn after the spark plug seats to compress the washer.
  • Page 49: Spark Arrester Maintenance

    Spark Arrester Maintenance If the generator has been running, the muffler will be very hot. Allow it to cool before proceeding. The spark arrester must be serviced every 100 hours to maintain its efficiency. Remove the special screw, and remove the spark arrester from the muffler.
  • Page 50: Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning

    Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning The sediment cup prevents dirt or 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. Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel.
  • Page 51: Fuel Filter

    Fuel Filter Check the fuel filter for water accumulation or sediment. FUEL FILTER If the fuel filter is found with excessive water accumulation or sediment, take the generator to your servicing dealer.
  • Page 52: Fuse Replacement

    Fuse Replacement Turn the engine switch OFF and remove the key before checking or replacing fuses to prevent accidental short-circuiting. Remove the fuse holder cover and replace the fuse. Use only fuses with rating that specified. MAIN FUSE: SUB FUSE: If frequent fuse failure occurs, determine the cause and correct the problem before attempting to operate the generator further.
  • Page 53: Battery

    Battery The battery contains sulfuric acid (electrolyte) which is highly corrosive and poisonous. Getting electrolyte in your eyes or on your skin can cause serious burns. Wear protective clothing and eye protection when working near the battery. Emergency Procedures: Eyes Flush with water from a cup or other container for at least 15 −...
  • Page 54 Removal Remove the front cover to access the battery. FRONT COVER Remove the negative ( ) cable from the battery negative ( ) − − terminal; then remove the positive ( ) cable from the battery + positive ( ) terminal. +...
  • Page 55 Installation Install the battery tray in the generator, and the battery on the tray. Make sure the battery is on the edge of the battery tray near the fuse holder. Install the battery set plate. Install the positive ( ) cable to the battery positive ( ) terminal, +...
  • Page 56 If rapid loss of electrolyte is experienced, or if your battery seems to be weak, causing slow starting or other electrical problems, see your authorized Honda generator dealer. Remove the front cover and the battery (see page 52 ). Check the electrolyte level in each battery cell.
  • Page 57 Charging The generator’s engine has an approximate 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. A lead acid battery self discharges at a rate of 0.5 1.0% per day. This −...
  • Page 58: Transporting/Storage

    TRANSPORTING/STORAGE Transporting If the generator has been used, allow it cool for at least 15 minutes before loading the generator on the transport vehicle. A hot engine and exhaust system can burn you and can ignite some material. When transporting the generator, turn the engine switch and the fuel valve OFF, and keep the generator level to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage.
  • Page 59 Change the engine oil. (page 41 ). After removal from storage, drain the stored gasoline into a suitable container, and fill with fresh gasoline before starting. Use gasoline stabilizer that are formulated to extend storage life. Contact your authorized Honda generator dealer for stabilizer recommendations.
  • Page 60 Storage Procedure 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. Drain the fuel. Remove the fuel tank cap, and empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container using a commercially available hand siphon.
  • Page 61 Pull out the carburetor drain tube end under the fan cover of the engine, and place it in a suitable container. Loosen the carburetor drain screw. Drain the gasoline from the carburetor into the container. Tighten the carburetor drain screw securely. CARBURETOR DRAIN SCREW CARBURETOR DRAIN TUBE Change the engine oil (see page 43 ).
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    Turn OFF the engine switch and loosen the drain screw. Fuel should flow from the drain when the engine switch is turned DRAIN SCREW If the engine still does not start, take the generator to an authorized Honda generator dealer.
  • Page 63 GFCI operation. (refer to page 18) Take the generator to an au- thorized Honda generator dealer. The GFCI RESET button is not extended. Is the AC circuit breaker Turn the AC circuit breaker Is the AC circuit protector Reset the circuit protector.
  • Page 64: Wiring Diagram

  • Page 65: Specifications

    IN: 0.15 0.02 mm (cold) ± See your authorized EX: 0.20 0.02 mm (cold) ± Honda dealer Other specifications No other adjustments needed. ※ The AC output when ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C). Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 66: Consumer Information

    Shop Manual This manual covers complete maintenance and overhaul procedures. It is intended to be used by a skilled technician. Available through your Honda dealer or through Helm Inc. at 1 (888) 292-5395 or visit Parts Catalog This manual provides complete, illustrated parts lists. Available through your Honda dealer.
  • Page 67: Dealer Locator Information

    Dealer Locator Information To find an authorized Honda Servicing Dealer anywhere in the United States: Visit our website: Customer Service Information Servicing dealership personnel are trained professionals. They should be able to answer most questions 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 68: Index

    ..................12 CONSUMER INFORMATION ..............64 Customer Service Information ............65 Dealer Locator Information .............. . 65 Honda Publications ................64 GENERATOR SAFETY ................Important Safety Information ............Safety Label Locations ............... GENERATOR USE ..................22 AC Applications .................
  • Page 69 Importance of Maintenance ............. . 36 Maintenance Safety ................37 Maintenance Schedule ..............40 Oil Filter Change ................. 42 Spark Arrester Maintenance ............. 47 Spark Plug Service ................45 PRE-OPERATION CHECK ............... . 28 Battery ....................
  • Page 70 MEMO...