General Operation Tips
- Always read your owner's manual before operating your generator.
- Always run your generator outside. Close any doors and windows.
- Give the generator plenty of space.
- Keep the generator dry.
- Run your generator at least once a month.
- Use unleaded gasoline with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher.
Be sure to refuel when the engine is off and the generator is in a well-ventilated area.
- Store your generator in a well-ventilated area.
To Start Your Generator:
1. Review your owner's manual to ensure familiarity with your generator's controls and operation.
2. Move the generator outside.
3. Check the fuel level and add more fuel if necessary.
4. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary.
5. Check the air filter and clean if necessary.
6. Turn the circuit breaker off.
7. Turn the fuel valve on.
8. Start the generator.
9. Allow the generator to warm up for a few moments before turning the circuit breaker on.
10. Connect the appliances or the transfer switch if applicable.
To Stop Your Generator:
1. Turn the circuit breaker off.
2. Turn the engine switch off.
3. Turn the fuel valve off.
Transporting And Storing Your Generator
- Turn the fuel valve OFF.
If left on, gasoline may get into the engine crankcase and dilute the engine oil. This reduces the lubrication properties of the oil and could cause severe engine damage.
- Allow the generator to cool for 15 minutes before transporting or storing it.
- Always store the generator upright.
- If you are going to store your generator for more then 2 months:
1. Drain the fuel from the carburetor float bowl.
2. Drain the fuel from the sediment cup.
3. Add the correct proportion of fuel conditioner to the tank and top it off.
Article courtesy of Honda Power Equipment