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Power Equipment Owner’s Manual GENERATOR ES6500 . 2002 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. – 11 · A WARNING: A The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The generator is a potential source of electrical shock it misused. Do not expose the generator to moisture, rain or snow. Do not let the generator get wet, and do not operate it with wet hands.
Keep this owner’s manual handy, so you can refer to it at any time. This owner’s manual is considered a permanent part of the generator and should remain with the generator if resold. 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. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. 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. This manual contains the information on how to do that; please read it carefully. As you read this manual, you will find information preceded by a I NOTICE I symbol. That information is intended to help you avoid damage to your generator, other property, or the environment. We suggest you read the warranty policy to fully understand its coverage and your responsibilities of ownership. The warranty policy is a separate document that should have been given to you by your dealer. When your generator needs scheduled maintenance, keep in mind that your Honda servicing dealer is specially trained in servicing Honda generators. Your authorized Honda servicing dealer is dedicated to your satisfaction and will be pleased to answer your questions and concerns. Best Wishes, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 1 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. This information alerts you to potential hazards that could hurt you or others. Of course, it is not practical or possible to warn you about all the hazards associated with operating or maintaining a generator. You must use your own good judgement. You will find important safety information in a variety of forms, including: · Safety Labels – on the generator. · Safety Messages – preceded by a safety alert symbol and one of three signal words, DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These signal words mean:. DANGER WARNING You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you don’t follow instructions. You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow instructions. i CAUTION · Safety Headings – such as IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. · Safety Section – such as GENERATOR SAFETY. · Instructions – how to use this generator correctly and safely. This entire book is filled with important safety information – please read it carefully. 2 CONTENTS SAFETY Safety Label Locations Safety Information COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION CONTROLS Engine Switch AC Circuit Breaker AC Circuit Protector Fuel Valve Choke Knob Auto-th rottle System Pilot Lamp Oil Pressure Lamp Coolant Temperature Lamp Ground Terminal GENERATOR USE Connections to a Building Electrical System Ground System Special Requirements AC Applications AC Operation AC Receptacle Selection Auto-throttle System High Altitude Operation PRE-OPERATION CHECK Engine Oil Fuel Recommendations Coolant STARTING THE ENGINE STOPPING THE ENGINE MAINTENANCE The Importance of Maintenance Maintenance Safety Emission Control System Information Air Index Maintenance Schedule Engine Oil and Oil Filter Change Air Cleaner Service Spark Plug Service Fuel Sediment Cup Cleaning Fuse Replacement Spark Arrester Maintenance Battery
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