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GEN RAC ° Portable Products , _ 3 5 0 0WATT Portable Generator Owner's Manual Model No . 1313 - I ( 3,500 Watt AC Generator ) Manual No . 18721I Revision 0 ( 8 / 31 / 2000 ) Visit our Generac website : www . generac - portables . com This is the safety alert symbol . It is usedto alert you to potential personal injury hazards . Obey all safety messagesthat follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death .
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GeneraPcortablPeroduc3ts , 500WattGenerator SAFETY RULES EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION This generator set was designed and manufactured for specific applications . Do Not attempt to modify the unit This generator is an engine - driven , revolving field , or use it for any application it was not designed for . If you alternating current ( AC ) generator . It was designed to haveany questions about your generator's application , ask supply electrical power for operating compatible electrical your dealer / distributor or consult the factory . lighting , appliances , tools and motor loads . This manual The manufacturer could not possibly anticipate every contains informationfor a generator that operates 120 circumstance that might involvea hazard . For that reason and / or 240 Volt , single phase , 60 Hz devices that require up warnings in the manual and warnings on tags or decals to 3,500 watts ( 3.5 kW ) of power that pult up to affixed to the unit are not all - inclusive . If you intend to 29.2 Amps at 120Volts or 14.6Amps at 240 Volts . handle , operate or service the unit by a procedure or method not specifically recommended by the manufacturer , first make sure that such a procedure or method will not _ CAUTION ! Do Not exceed the wgenerator'satts wattage / amperage capacityA . dd up the rated render this equipment unsafeor pose athreat to you and of all devices you are connecting to generator others . receptacles at one time . This total should not be greater than 3,500 watts . In most cases rated watts Read this manual carefully and become familiar of the electrical device can be found on the device with your generator set . Know its applications , its nameplate . If the device nameplate givesonly volts limitations and any hazards involved . and amps , multiply volts times ampsto obtain watts ( volts X amps = watts ) . The 3,500 watt generator has the following features : • 120 / 240 Volt , 20 Amp locking type receptacle and a 120Volt , 30 Amp locking type receptacle . • 120Volt , 15 Amp receptacles . • Low Oit Shutdown : Automatically shuts down the engine _ DANGER ! You must isolate the generator from the electric utility by opening the electrical system's if oit drops below safeoperation level . main circuit breaker or main switch if this unit is • Four gallon overhead fuel tank with fuel gauge . used for backup power . Failure to isolate the • The generator's revolving field is driven at about generator from the power utility may result 3,600 rpm by a Generac Power Systems6 . 5 h . p . engine . in injury or death to electric utility workers and damage to the generator due to a backfeed of electrical energy . Whenever unit is providing _ ARNING ! Do Not tamper with engine governed speed . High operating speedsare backup power , the electric utility must be notified . dangerous and increase risk of personal injury or damageto equipment . The generator supplies correct rated frequency and voltage only when _ DANGER ! Generator exhaust gases contain DEADLY carbon monoxide gas . Carbon running at proper governed speed . Incorrect monoxide , if breathed in sufficient frequency and / or voltage can damage some concentrations , can cause unconsciousness or connected electrical loads . Operating at excessively death . Operate this equipment outdoors where low speedsimposes a heavyload . When adequate adequate ventilation is available . engine power is not availableengine life may be The Emission Control System for this generator is shortened . warranted for standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency . For warranty informationrefer to the engine owner's manual . / 2
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator • The generator produces a very powerful voltage that can • Never operate the generator : causeserious injury or death by electrocution . Never in rain ; in any enclosed compartment ; when connected touch bare wires or receptacles . Never permit a child or electrical devices overheat ; if electrical output is lost ; if any unqualified person to operate the generator . engine or generator sparks ; if flame or smoke is observed while unit is running ; if unit vibrates • Never handle any kind of electrical cord or device while excessively . standing in water , white barefoot or white hands or feet are wet Death or serious injury from electrocution may GROUNDING THE result . • Use a ground fault circuit interrupter ( GFCI ) in any damp G EN ERATO R or highly conductive area ( such as metal decking or steel work ) . The National ElectricalCode requires that the frame and external electrically conductive parts of this generator be • Never use worn , bare , frayed or otherwise damaged properly connected to an approved earth ground . Local electrical cords with the generator . Death , serious injury electrical codes may also require proper grounding of the and property damage from electrical shock may resutt unit For that purpose , a GROUNDING WING NUT is • Gasoline is highly FLAMMABLE and its vapors provided on the generator end ( Figure I ) . are EXPLOSIVE . Never allow smoking , open flames , sparks or heat in the vicinity while handling gasoline . Avoid spilling gasoline on a hot engine . Comply with all laws regulating storage and handling of gasoline . • Do Not overfill the fuel tank . Always allow room for fuel expansion . If tank is overfllled , fuel can overflow onto a hot engine and cause a FIRE or an EXPLOSION . • Never store a generator with fuel in the tank where gasoline vapors might reach an open flame , spark or pilot light ( as on a furnace , water heater , clothes dryer ) . FIRE or an EXPLOSION may result . • The unit requires an adequateflow of cooling air for its Generally , connecting a No . 12AWG ( American Wire continued proper operation . Never operate the unit inside Gauge ) stranded copper wire to the grounding wing nut any room or enclosure where the free flow of cooling air and to an earth - driven copper or brass grounding rod into and out of the unit might be obstructed . Allow at ( electrode ) provides adequate protection against electrical least 2 feet of clearance on all sidesof generator , even shock . Be careful to keep the grounding wire attached after while operating unit outdoors , or you could damagethe connecting the stranded copper wire . However , local codes unit . may vary widely . Consult with a local electrician for • Never start , or stop the unit with electrical loads grounding requirements in your area . connected to receptacles with the connected devices Properly grounding the generator helps prevent electrical turned ON . Start the engine and let it stabilize before shock if a ground fault condition exists in the generator or connecting any electrical loads . Disconnect all electrical in connected electrical devices . Proper grounding also helps loads before shutting down the generator . dissipate static electricity , which often builds up in • Do Not insertany object through cooling slots of the ungrounded devices . engine . You could damagethe unit or injureyourself . / 3
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GeneraPcortablPeroduc3ts , 500WattGenerator KNOW YOUR GENERATOR Read this owner's manual and safety rules before operating your generator . Compare the illustrationswith your generator , to familiarize yourself with the locationsof various controls and adjustments . Savethis manual for future reference . 120 Volt AC , 15 Amp Receptacles Circuit Breakers ( AC ) FuelTank FuelShut - Off Valve 120 / 240 Volt AC , 20 Amp Receptacle Run / Stop Switch / EngineControls 120Volt AC , 30 Amp Receptacle 12 Volt DC , 10Amp Receptacle Grounding Wing Nut Idle Control Switch 12 Volt DC , I 0 Amp Receptacle - - Use this receptacle Circuit Breakers ( AC ) - - Each receptacle is provided with battery chargecablesto chargea 12Volt battery . with a circuit breaker to protect the generator against electrical overload . Breakers are " push to reset " type . 120 Volt A ¢ , I 5 Amp Receptacles - - May be used to supply electrical power for the operation of 120 Volt AC , Fuel Shut Off Valve - - Controls fuel supply to engine . 15 Amp , single phase , 60 Hz electrical lighting , appliance , Fuel Tank - - Capacity of 4 U . S . gallons . tool and motor loads . Grounding Wing Nut - - Provides a tie - point for 120 Volt AC , 30 Amp Receptacle - - May be used to connecting the generator frame to earth ground . supply electrical power for the operation of 120Volt AC , Idle Control Switch - - The idle control runs the engine 30 Amp , single phase , 60 Hz electrical lighting , appliance , at normal ( high ) speedswhen there is a load present and tool and motor loads . runs the engine at idle ( tow ) speedswhen a toadis not 120 / 240 Volt AC , 20 Amp Receptacle - - May be used present . This feature greatly improvesfuel economy , to supplyelectrical power for the operation of 120and / or extends the life of the engine , and reduces engine noise . 240 Volt AC , 20 Amp , single phase , 60 Hz electrical Run / Stop Switch - - Must be in " Run " position to start lighting , appliance , tool and motor loads . engine . Set to " Stop " to stop a running engine . / 4
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GeneraPcortablPeroduc3ts , 500WattGenerator NOTE : Be sure to installboth wheelswith the air INSTALL WHEEL KIT pressure valveon the outboard side . IMPORTANT : This wheel kit is not intended for • Retain wheel on axle with the retaining pin . . You may acid the fiat washer if desired . over - the - road use . • Repeat step 3 and 4 to secure second wheel . To installyour wheel kit you need the following tools : • Two 13mm box , open end , or socket wrenches • Remove the existing hardware from the vibration mounts with 13mm wrench . Use the same hardware to attach Install Wheel Kit as follows : the mounting leg . • Placethe bottom of the generator cradle on a fiat , even • Remove the temporary blocks . surface . Temporarily place unit on blocks to ease • Center the handle bracket on generator frame at control assembly . panel end of cradle . • Slide axle through both axle mounting brackets on cradle • Attach handle bracket with two cap screws and two hex frame , as shown . nuts . Use two 13 mm wrenches to tighten hardware . • Slide a wheel over the axle . _ _ _ I T4 _ I ' _ ¢ r , I'I , ' k , ' v , ' , A'I , T ' " _ ' r _ IA ] L1 ' 414g Handle Assembly \ \ \ \ Flat Washer / JamNut Mounting Leg / Wheel / Retaining Pin J Use Existing Fasteners / 5
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GeneraPcortablPeroduc3ts , 500WattGenerator • Use regular UNLEADED gasoline with the Generator BEFORE STARTING THE engine . Do Not use premium gasoline . Do Not mix oil ENGINE with gasoline . • Clean area around fuel fill cap , remove cap . Add Oil • Add unleaded regular gasoline , slowly to fuel tank . Be careful not to overfill . Allow about I / 2 " of tank space for fuel expansion ( Figure 3 ) . _ ARNING ! Any attempt to crank or start the engine before it has been properly filled with the _ It ' _ = = = _ 1I1i I _ 1,1 _ ' _ IF I _ l _ l recommended oil may result in an engine failure . 1 / 2 " Air Space Tank To fill your engine with oil : • Place generator on a level surface . • Clean area around oil fill and remove oil fill cap . • Select the oil's viscosity grade and fill engine with oil following the instructions given in the engine owner's manual . Do Not overfil ! ! • Install oil fill cap . NOTE : The generator's revolving field rides on a pre - lubricated and sealed ball bearing that requires no Install fuel cap and wipe up any spilled gasoline . additional lubrication for the life of the bearing . IMPORTANT : It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts such as the Add Gasoline carburetor , fuel filter , fuel hose or tank during storage . Also , experience indicates that alcohol - blended fuels ( called _ ANGER ! Explosion Hazard ! Never fill fuel tank gasohol , ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which indoors . Never fillfuel tank when engine is running leads to separation and formation of acids during storage . or hot Do Not light a cigarette or smoke when Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in filling the fuel tank . storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel system should be _ WARNING ! Do Not overfill the fuel tank . Always allow room for fuel expansion . emptied before storage of 30 days or longer . See " Storage " on page 12 . Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . / 6
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator 5B . For manual starting , grasp the recoil handle and pull OPERATING THE slowly until slight resistance is felt . Then pull rapidly G EN ERATO R one time only to start engine . • If engine starts , proceed to step 7 . • If engine fails to start , proceed to step 6 . , _ CeleAcUtrTicIaOl Nl ! oads Ncoevnenrectsetdarttootrhestoupn , itthaendenwgiitnhe thweith connected devices turned ON . 6 . Move the choke lever to " Half " choke position , and pull recoil handle twice . Starting the Engine • If engine fails to start , repeat steps 4 thru 6 . Disconnect alt electrical loadsfrom the generator . Use the 7 . Move choke lever to " Run " position . If enginefalters , following start instruction steps by numerical order : move choke lever to " Half " choke position until the engine runs smoothly and then to " Run " position . I . Make sure the Idle Control switch is in " Off ' position . NOTE : If engine still fails to start after 3 pulls , check for 2 . Turn the fuel valve to the " On " position . proper oil level in crankcase . This unit is equipped with a 3 . Set the Run / Stop switch to " Run " position ( Figure 4 ) . Low Oil Shutdown System . See engine manual . Refer to the engine owner's manual for complete starting instructions . • Grasp starter grip and pull slowty untilyou feel slight resistance , then pull quickly . Easethe starter rope back into the engine . • When engine starts , move choke lever to " Run " position " by sliding it all the way to the right ( awayfrom the valve cover and under the arrow ) . NOTE : If engine fails to start after 3 pulls , move the choke leverto " Half " choke position and pull starter rope again 2 times . 4 . Placethe choke lever in the " Full " choke position ( Figure 5 ) . NOTE : If the engine still fails to start , check for proper oil levelin crankcase . Unit is equipped with a low oil shutdown system . Seeengine owner's manual for informationregarding the low oil shutdown system . Connecting Electrical Loads • Let engine stabilize and warm up for a few minutes after starting . • Plugin and turn on the desired 120 and / or 240 Volt AC , single phase , 60 Hertz electrical loads . • Do Not connect 240 Volt loadsto 120Volt receptacles . • Do Not connect 3 - phase loadsto the generator . • Do Not connect 50Hz loadsto the generator . • DO NOT OVERLOAD THE GENERATOR . Add up 5A . For electric starting , pressstart switch on generator the rated watts ( or amps ) of all loadsto be connected at cradle . To prolong the life of the starter components , one time . This total should not be greater than the rated press the starter button for no more than 15 seconds , wattage / amperage capacity of the generator . See " Don't and pause for 30 seconds . Overload the Generator " on page I I . / 7
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator To recharge 12 Volt batteries , proceed as follows : Stopping the Engine • Check fluid levelin all battery cells . If necessary , add • Unplug all electrical loads from generator panel ONLY distilled water to cover separators in battery receptacles . Never start or stop engine with electrical cells . Do Not use tap water . devices plugged in and turned on . • If the battery is equippedwith vent caps , make sure they • Put the idle control switch in the " Off ' position . are installedand are tight . • Let engine run at no - load for 30 seconds to stabilize the • If necessary , cleanbattery terminals . internal temperatures of engine and generator . • Connect battery charge cableconnector plug to panel • Move run / stop switch to " Stop : ' receptacle identified by the words " 12 - VOLT D . C : ' • Close the fuel shut - off valve . • Connect battery charge cable clamp with red handleto the positive ( ÷ ) battery terminal ( Figure 6 ) . Operating Automatic Idle Control This switch is designed to greatly improve fuel economy . When this switch is turned ON , the engine will only 12 VOLT D . C . RECEPTACLE run at its normal highgoverned enginespeedwhen an electricalload is connected . When an electrical load is removed , the enginewill run at a reduced speed . With the switch off , the engine will run at the normal high engine speed . Always have the switch off when starting and stopping the engine . Charging a Battery + POS NEG _ ANGER ! Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen gas while recharging . This explosive mixture will remain around the battery for a long 12VOLTBA ' R'ERY time after it hasbeen charged . The slightest spark can ignite the hydrogen and causean explosion . Such • Connect battery charge cableclampwith black handle an explosion can shatter the battery and cause to the negative ( - ) battery terminal ( Figure 6 ) . blindnessor other serious injury . • Start engine . Let the engine run while battery recharges . • When battery has charged , shut clown engine _ DANGER ! Do Not permit smoking , open flame , sparks or any other source of heat around a battery . NOTE : Use an automotive hydrometer to test battery Wear protective goggles , rubber apron and rubber state of charge and condition . Follow the hydrometer gloves when working around a battery . Battery manufacturer's instructions carefully . Generally , a battery is electrolyte fluid is an extremely caustic sulfuric acid considered to be at I00 % state of charge when specific solution that can causesevere burns . If spill occurs , gravity of its fluid ( as measured by hydrometer ) is 1.260 or flush area with clear water immediately . higher . Your generator hasthe capability of recharging a discharged 12Volt automotive or utility style storage battery . Do Not use the unit to charge any 6 Volt batteries . Do Not use the unit to crank an engine havinga discharged battery . i 8
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GeneraPcortablPeroduc3ts , 500WattGenerator • Ensure a minimum of two feet clearance between open COLD WEATH ER side of box and nearest object . OPERATION • Face exposed end away from wind and elements . • Enclosure should hold enough heat created by the Under certain weather conditions ( temperatures below generator to prevent icing problems . 40 ° F [ 4 ° C ] and a high dew point ) , your Generac generator may experience icingof the carburetor and / or the crankcase breather system . _ CAUTIONt Never run unit indoors ; Do oNotve enclosegenerator any more than shown . Rem In an emergency , use the original shipping box as a shelter whentemperatures are above40 ° F [ 4 ° C ] . temporary shelter : RECEPTACLES • Cut off all flaps . • Cut out one of the long sides of the box to expose exhaust side of unit . Ensure a minimum of two feet 120 Volt AC , 15 Amp Receptacles clearance between open side of box and nearest object . Each of these outlets is protected against overload by • Cut appropriate slots to accessreceptacles of unit . You 15 Amp push - to - reset circuit breakers ( Figure 8 ) . may also need to cut a clearance slot for the handle . • Start unit , then place box over it . IMPORTANT : Remove shelter when temperature is above 40 ° F [ 4 ° C ] . | | For a more permanent shelter , build a structure that will enclose three sidesand the top of the generator : | • Make sure entire muffler - side of generator is exposed . A typical shelter is shown in Figure7 . # | | Use each outlet to operate 120 Volt AC , 60 Hz , single phase loads requiring 1,800 ( I . 8 kW ) watts at 15 Amps of current . / 9
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator 120 / 240 Volt AC , 20 Amp Locking 120 Volt AC , 30 Amp Locking Receptacle Receptacle Use a N EMA LI4 - 20 plug with this receptacle . Connect a Use a NEMA L5 - 30 plug with this receptacle . Connect a 3 - 4 - wire cord set rated for 250 Volts AC at 30 Amps ( or wire cord set rated for 125Volts AC at 30 Amps to the greater ) ( Figure 9 ) . You can use the same4 - wire cord if plug ( Figure 10 ) . you plan to run a 120Volt load . 3 - Wire Cord Set 4 - Wire CordSet Neutral 120V Hot / _ Groundn ) NEMA L5 - 30 ( Gree This receptacle powers 1201240Volt AC , 60 Hz , single Use this receptacle to operate 120 Volt AC , 60 Hz , single phase loads requiring up to 2,400 watts of power at phase loads requiring up to 3,500 watts ( 3.5 kW ) of power 20 Amps for 120 Volts OR 3,500 watts of power ( 3.5 kW ) at 29.2 Amps . The outlet is protected by a push - to - reset circuit breaker . at 14.6Amps for 240 Volts . The outlet is protected by a push - to - reset circuit breaker . _ k AUTION ! Although this outlet statesit has a 120Volt , 30 Amp rating ( up to 3,600 watts ) , the generator is only rated for 3,500 watts . Powering loads that exceed the wattage / amperage capacity of the generator can damageit or causeserious injuries . Loads of 120Volts powered through this outlet should not exceed 29.2 Amps of current / 10
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator • If the appliance , tool or motor does not give wattage , DON'T OVERLOAD THE multiply 120Volts times ampere rating to determine G EN ERATO R watts ( volts x amps = watts ) . • Some electric motors , such as induction types , require Overloading a generator in excess of its rated wattage about three times more watts of power for starting than capacity can result in damage to the generator and / or for running . This surge of power lasts for only a few connected electrical devices . Observe the following , to seconds when starting such motors . Be sure you allow prevent overloading the unit : for this high starting wattage when selecting electrical • Add up the total wattage of all electrical devices to be devices to connect to your generator . First figure the connected at one time . This total should NOT be watts needed to start the largest motor . Add to that greater than the generator's wattage capacity . figure the running watts of all other connected loads . • The rated wattage of lights can be taken from light bulbs . • Items in the wattage reference guide ( Figure II ) are The rated wattage of tools , appliancesand motors can provided to help you to determine how many items the usually be found on a data plate or decal affixed to the generator can operate at one time . device . Recreational / Home Uses Professional / C ontractor Uses Tool / Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Watts Tool / Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Watts AM / FM clock radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . 0 . . . . . . 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Spaceheater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 8 . . 0 . . 0 . . Electric water heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . 0 . . 0 . . 0 . * allow 3 times listed watts for starting this device / II
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator To Clean the Generator SPECIFICATIONS • Use a damp cloth to wipe exterior surfaces clean . Maximum SurgeWatts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,375 watts • Soft , bristle brush may be used to loosen caked on dirt Continuous Wattage Capacity . . . . . . . . 3,500 watts or oil . Power Factor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0 Rated Maximum Continuous Load • A vacuum cleaner may be used to pick up loose dirt and debris . At 120Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.2 Amps • Low pressure air ( not to exceed 25 psi ) may be used to At 240 Volts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.6Amps blow awaydirt . Inspect cooling air slots and opening on Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I phase generator . These openings must be kept clean and Rated Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Hertz unobstructed . Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 U . S . gallons STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS GENERAL MAINTENANCE The generator should be started at least once every seven daysand allowed to run at least 30 minutes . If this cannot RECOMMENDATIONS be done and you must store the unit for more than 30 The Owner / Operator is responsible for making sure that days , use the following guidelines to prepare it for storage . all periodic maintenance tasks are completed on atimely basis ; that all discrepancies are corrected ; and that the unit Generator Storage is kept clean and properly stored . Never operate a • Clean the generator as outlined in " To Clean the damaged or defective generator . Generator " • Check that cooling air slots and openings on generator Engine Maintenance are open and unobstructed . See engine manual for instructions . Generator Maintenance _ ii DANGER ! Storage covers can be flammable . LDoet Not place a storage cover over a hot generator . Generator maintenance consists of keeping the unit clean the unit cool for asufficient time before placing the cover on the unit . and dry . Operate and store the unit in a clean dry environment where it wit { not be exposed to excessive dust , dirt , moisture or any corrosive vapors . Cooling air Engine Storage slots in the generator must not become clogged with snow , Seeengine owner's manual for instructions . leaves or any other foreign material . NOTE : Do Not use a garden hose to clean generator . Other Storage Tips Water can enter engine fuel system and cause problems . In • Do Not store gasoline from one season to another . addition , if water enters generator through cooling air • Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust . Rust and / or slots , some of the water will be retained in voids and dirt in a gasoline can cause problems when you use cracks of the rotor and stator winding insulation . Water contaminated fuel with this unit . and dirt buildup on the generator internal windings wit { eventually decrease the insulation resistance of these • Store in clean and dry area . windings . / 12
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution I . Reset circuit breaker . I . Circuit breaker is open . 2 . Poor connection or defective 2 . Check and repair . cord set . Engine is running , but no AC 3 . Connected device is bad . output is available . 3 . Connect another devicethat isin good condition . 4 . Fault in generator . 4 . Contact Generac service facility . I . Short circuit in a connectedload . I . Disconnect shorted electrical load . 2 . Generator is overloaded . 2 . See " Don't Overload the Generator " on Engine runs good but bogs down when loads are page II . connected . 3 . Enginespeed is too stow . 3 . Contact Generac service facility . 4 . Shorted generator circuit . 4 . Contact Generac service facility . I . Set switch to " Run " . I . Run / Stop switch set to " Stop " . 2 . Dirty air cleaner . 2 . Clean or replace air cleaner . 3 . Fill fuel tank . 3 . Out of gasoline . 4 . Stalegasoline . 4 . Drain gastank and fill with fresh fuel . 5 . Spark plug wire not connected to 5 . Connect wire to spark plug . spark plug . Engine will not start ; or starts 6 . Bad spark plug . 6 . Replacespark plug . and runs rough . 7 . Water ingasoline . 7 . Drain gastank ; fill with fresh fuel . 8 . Overchoking . 8 . Put choke lever to " no choke " position . 9 . Low oil level . 9 . Fill crankcaseto proper level . 10 . Excessivelyrich fuel mixture . 10 . Contact Generac service facility . I . Intakevane stuck open or closed . I I . Contact Generac service facility . 12 . Enginehas lostcompresslon . 12 . Contact Generac service facility . I . Fill fuel tank . I . Out of gasoline . Engine shuts down during 2 . Low oil level . 2 . Fill crankcaseto proper level . operation . 3 . Fault in engine . 3 . Contact Generac service facility . I . See " Don't Overload the Generator " on I . Load is too high . page II . Engine lacks power . 2 . Dirty air filter . 2 . Replace air filter . 3 . Engine needs to be serviced . 3 . Contact Generac service facility . I . Choke is opened too soon . I . Move choke to halfway position till engine runs smoothly . Engine " hunts " or falters . 2 . Carburetor is running too rich or 2 . Contact Generac service facility . too lean . / 13
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator ID _ ' ! _ WIRING DIAGRAM BLU 11 RED 13 GRY 44A RED 22 GRN 0 BLU llB RED u © GRY 120V / 15A IDLE CONTROL BOARD TRANSFORMER GRN 0 RED GRY 13 LOW OIL PRESSURE GATE 3 PIN SWITCH SIGNAL CONNECTOR ON ENGINE LOW OIL PRESSURE LED RE ] ] p _ NUT ON ENGINE _ LOCK BATTERY CHARGE RECTIFIER I 15
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator I j / _ I EXPLODED VIEW - MAIN UNIT 54 63 5O _ " - - _ - - 55 DETAIL " X " SEE DETAIL " Y " 3 / \ 10 52 _ 13 5 62 8 12 11 36 6 I 32 I 13 2O DETAIL " Y " 39 26 65 D _ AIL 30 38 37 15 66 / 16
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator I f / _ I - MAIN UNIT PARTS LIST Item Description Part # Qty Description Item Part # Qty HHCS , 10 - 16 x 3 / 4 " Self Drill 86292 42 CRADLE , XL I G93199 43 77395 NUT , M6 Flange Lock 2 G84021 SUPPORT , Engine GROMMET , Tank 83465 44 ENGINE , 6.5 HP XL 3 NSP 46 78831B SCREW , M6 - I . ( 3x 60 ( black ) 4 66365 HOUSING , EngineAdapter VALVE , Tank 47 80270 ASSEMBLY , Rotor 5 84141J BUSHING , Plastic Tank 48 78299 ASSEMBLYS , tator 6 83540J 49 85134 GAUGE , Fuel Cap BEARING 7 65791 TANK , Fuel 50 88325 WASHER , M8 Flat 8 96796 SHIELD , Heat 51 884042 SCREW , 6 / 16 - 24 x 3 / 4 HHM 10 86307 4 INSULATION , # 2 I / 4 " 84687 52 SCREW , 5 / 16 - 24 x 7 " Cap II 47480 I CLIP , Insulation $ 3 85000 MOUNT , 45 ° Vibration 12 84508 2 WIRE , Ground 14353621 54 NUT , M8 Locking 13 52858 8 55 23762 WASHER , # I0 Shakeproof BRACKET , Muffler 14 83208 I WASHER , M6 Shakeproof 56 26850 DECAL , Ground 15 DB4986 I DECAL , Control Panel 60 B4356 SCREW , M6 - 1.0x 12 16 66476 2 61 92982 DECAL , Danger GASKET , Exhaust 17 89476 I DECAL , Heat Shield 62 B4357 SCREW , M8 - 1.25 x 20 PPHM 18 70644 I DECAL , Start Instruction 63 93826 SCREW , M8 x 35 PPHM 19 84346 3 ASSEMBLY , Control Panel 64 BI432 SCREW , M8 - 1.25 x 20 20 40976 2 DECAL , GENERAC 1 - 800 # 65 20566 21 83083 I SCREEN , Spark Arrest DECAL , Caution Hot Muffler 66 77816 MUFFLER 22 83071 I HHCS , 12 - 14 x 7 / 8 " Self Drill 67 B2153 PIN , M4 x 10 Roll 23 81917 I SLEEVING , Flexo , HW 1 / 2 " X 68 84409 CARRIER , Rear Bearing 25 668258 I . 83 ft . MOUNT , Vibration 26 85652 2 NUT , M8 FlangeSerrated 27 67989 2 Items Notlllustrated 30 74908 4 MS - 8.0 x 10 Taptite 65787 I Battery Charge Cable BOLT , M6 - 1.0 x 115 Stator 32 86308 4 Owner's Manual B4354 I RECTIFIER , Battery Charge 33 65795 I Oil , 28 oz . BB3061 I 34 66849A I MS - 0.7 x 20 Taptite 43483 I 120 / 240 Volt 20 Amp Plug GROMMET , Rubber 35 67022 I 37806 I 120 Volt 30 Amp Plug MODULE , Drive 36 84132 I ASSEMBLY , Brush Holder 37 66386 I Not Included : Optional Accessories M5 - 0.7 x 16 Taptite 38 66849 2 84883 Ext . Cord Wrap COVER , Bearing Carrier 39 84871 I 84895 StorageCover SCREW , M6 - 1.0 x 16ram Wing 41 86494 I w 17
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator I ? j / _ I EXPLODED VIEW / PARTS LIST - CONTROL PANEL 8 8 24 \ 18 17 _ 7 11 15 1 \ \ \ \ 17 17 10 Item Part # Item Part # Qty Description Qty Description I BI431 13 84028 PANEL , Control I TRANSFORMER , Idle Control 2 83975 14 67022 BOX , Control I GROMMET , Rubber 3 66818 OUTLET 120Volt AC 15 85584 I BAR , Bus 4 66821 OUTLET 12Volt DC 16 84543A 2 SCREW , 3.0 x 12mm 5 68867C 17 84543C 9 SCREW , 3.5 x 18mm OUTLET 120 / 240 Volt , 20 Amp 18 84198 3 SHIELD , Circuit Breaker Locking 6 68868C 19 84197 OUTLET , 120Volt , 30 Amp I BAR , Circuit Breaker Retaining 21 75476 2 SCREW , 4.15 x 16mm Locking 7 75207A 22 22264 4 WASHER , M4 Lock CIRCUIT BREAKER , 30 Amp 8 75207G 23 51715 4 NUT , M3 Hex CIRCUIT BREAKER , 18 Amp 9 82538 24 84543B SWITCH , On / Off Rocker 10 SCREW , 3.5 x 12mm 10 84134 25 84335 I WIRE HARNESS GROMMET , Rubber II 83514 26 82542 CIRCUIT BREAKER , 10 Amp I BAR , DC Outlet Retaining 12 83970 CONTROL BOARD , System / 18
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Generac Portable Products 3,500 Watt Generator Ill I m EXPLODED VIEW AND PARTS LIST - WHEEL KIT 1 \ \ \ \ \ 8 7 USE EXISTIN8 FASTENERS TQ SECURE ITEbl # 8 Item Part # Qty LDescriptionY , I B4217 I ASSEMB Handle 2 BI764 I LEG , Mounting 3 52858 2 NUT , Locking Hex M8 - 1.25 4 39287 2 HHCS , M8 - 1.25x 45 5 93693F I AXLE 6 B4966 2 WHEEL , 10 " Diameter 7 87005A 2 PIN , Retaining 8 22247 2 WASHER , Flat / 19
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LIMITED WARRANTY FOR " GN " ENGINE DRIVEN PORTABLE GENERATORS GENERAC PORTABLEPRODUCTS ( hereafter referred to as the COMPANY ) warrants to the original purchaser that the alternator and control panel for its portable generator wilt be free from defects in materials or workmanship for the items and period set forth below from the date of original purchase . This warranty is not transferable and applies only to portable generators driven by a GN - Series engine . Consumer * Commercial * Alternator 2 years ( 2rid year parts only ) I year Engine Warranted solely by the engine manufacturer With the exception of European Community Countries , all units bound for export shall be warranted for One ( I ) Year in Consumer applications , end 90 days in Commercial applications as defined below . * NOTE : For the purpose of this warranty " consumer use " means personal residential household use by original purchaser . This warranty does not apply to units used for Prime Power in place of utility . " Commercial Use " means all other uses , including rental , construction , commercial and income producing purposes . Once a generator has experienced commercial use , it shall thereafter be considered a commercial use generator for the purposes of this warranty . During said warranty period , the COMPANY wilt , at isoption , repair or replace any part which , upon examination by the COMPANY , isfound to be defective under normal use and service * * . Starting batteries are not warranted by the COMPANY . All transportation costs under warranty , includingreturn to the factory if necessary , are to be borne by the purchaser and prepaid by the purchaser . This warranty does not cover normal maintenance and service anddoes not apply to a generator set , alternator , or parts which have been subjected to improper or unauthorized installation or alteration , misuse , negligence , accident , overloading , overspeeding , improper maintenance , repair or storage so as , in the COMPANY's judgement , to adversely affect its performance and reliability . * * NORMAL WEAR : As with all mechanical devices , the generator need periodic parts service and replacement to perform well . This warranty will not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or generator . THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESSWARRANTY . THE COMPANY HEREBYDISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESSFOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSETO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW . THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIEDWARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BEDISCLAIMED IS LIMITED TO THE TIME PERIOD AS SPECIFIEDIN THE EXPRESSWARRANTY . LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL , INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES UNDER ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES IS EXCLUDED . THE COMPANY ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITYFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES , SUCH AS THE LOSSOF TIME OR THE USE OF THE POWER EQUIPMENT , OR ANY COMMERCIAL LOSS DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE EQUIPMENT : AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY . Some states do not allow limitations on how long an impliedwarranty lasts , or the exclusion or limitation of incidentalor consequential damages , so the above limitationsor exclusions may not apply to you . This warranty givesyou specific legal rights andyou may also haveother rights , which vary from state to state . For service , see your nearest COMPANY authorized warranty service facility or call 1 - 877 - 544 - 0982 . Warranty service can be performed only by a COMPANY authorized service facility . This warranty will not apply to service at any other facility . At the time of requesting warranty service , evidence of original purchasedate must be presented . GENERAC Portable Products Jefferson , Wisconsin 53549
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