Frequently Asked Questions
—Make sure the AC circuit breaker is in the OFF position (the switch is left down).
—Open the fuel cock (in the ON position).
—Set the choke lever to the CLOSE position.
—Turn the engine switch to the ON position
If the generator is manually started, pull the recoil starter slowly until it mesh well, and then pull it quickly.
If the generator is electrically started, turn the engine switch to the START position and hold it there for 3 to 5 seconds or until the engine starts.
Pull up the engine oil level gauge. The oil level should be in the middle of the mesh grid.
When water and electricity are mixed, it is very dangerous. If you can safely approach the generator, power off the generator. If it continues to run when submerged, serious internal damage to both engine and generator will occur. If you cannot safely approach the generator or disconnect the main circuit, do not make any attempt to turn it off.
Before delivery, the generator you bought is not added with engine oil. The generator is equipped with a low oil sensor that prevents the engine from running when there is no oil or too little oil.
Air compressors, tile saws, table saws, and industrial vacuums draw as much as 3 times the running load. For example, the average 1 HP electric motor requires about 1500 watt running load. However, during startup, the load exceeds 4500 watts, which reaches the maximum load of this generator. Whenever any extra load is added, such as the compressor starting with 80 lbs. to 100 lbs. existing air in the holding tank, the electric motor will run until fully up to its running RPM. The same holds true with a circular saw that is cutting through a large piece of wood. As the voltage drops, it is possible for the amperage to increase till exceeding the circuit breaker load.