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Thank you for purchasing a Honda generator. This manual describes the operation and maintenance of the Honda Generator: EB6500 All information in this publication is based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. This manual should be considered a permanent part of the generator and should remaine with it if it is resold.
READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL these symbols and any instructions CAREFULLY. that follow: Pay special attention to Indicates not followed. serious injury or deaUh WUU resuh iff instructions are Indicates a strong possibility result if instructions are not followed. CAUTION: instructions indicates a possibility are not followed. that Ehat serious injury or death may rnino injury could result if m Indicates that equipment instructions are not followed. or property damage could result if Honda generator is designed to give safe and dependable service if operated according to instructions. Operating this generator requires special effort on your part to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Using this generator for a purpose not intended may cause injury or property damage. Careless operation or misuse may cause injury or property damage. and understand the owner’s manual before operating this generator. Read If a problem should arise, or if you have any questions generator, see an authorized Honda generator dealer. HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. 1990, about your SAFETY INFORMATION . .3 COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION .6 PRE-OPERATION CHECK . .8 STARTING THE ENGINE 12 GENERATOR USE . .17 STOPPING THE ENGINE . .25 0 High altitude operation . .26 MAINTENANCE . .27 . .36 TRANSPORTING/STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING .38 WIRING DIAGRAM . .40 SPECIFICATIONS . .41 HANGER KIT INSTALLATION 42 2 WHEEL KIT INSTALLATION .43 BATTERY TRAY KIT . .44 WARRANTY SERVICE . .46 2 `I. SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY INFORMATION For your safety precautions: Operator l and the safety of others, pay special attention to these Responsibility l Know how to stop the generator quickly in case of emergency. Understand the use all generator controls, output receptacls, and connections. Be sure that anyone who operates the generator receives proper instruction. Do not let children operate the generator without parental supervision. 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. Keep the generator dry. If the generator is stored outdoors, unprotected from the weather, check the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacle, and all other electrical components on the control panel, before each use. Moisture or ice can cause a malfunction or short circuit in electrical components which could result in electrocution. Do not connect to a building’s electrical system unless an isolation switch has been installed by a qualified electrician. The exhaust system gets hot enough to ignite some materials. -Keep the generator at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from buildings and other equipment during operation. -Keep flammable materials away from the generator. The muffler becomes very hot during operation and remains hot for a while after stopping the engine. Be careful not to touch the muffler while it is hot. Let the engine cool before storing the generator indoors. Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions, Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks where the generator is refueled or where gasoline is stored. Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped. Hazards Electric Shock Hazards l l l l Fire and Burn Hazards l l l Carbon Monoxide l l Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. Breathing exhaust can cause loss of consciousness and may lead to death. If you run the generator in an area that is confined, or even partially enclosed, the air you breathe could contain a dangerous amount of exhaust gas.
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