Homelite HG6000 User Manual

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Homelite HG6000 User Manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL

PORTABLE GENERATOR SET 6,000 WATT

HG6000

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Your new generator has been engineered and manufactured to a high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.

DANGER: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow the instructions in this operator’s manual.

Thank you for your purchase.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction....................................................................................................................................................................

2

General Safety Rules .....................................................................................................................................................

3

Specific Safety Rules.....................................................................................................................................................

4

Symbols......................................................................................................................................................................

5-7

Electrical .....................................................................................................................................................................

8-9

Features .................................................................................................................................................................

10-11

Loose Parts List...........................................................................................................................................................

12

Assembly ................................................................................................................................................................

13-14

Operation................................................................................................................................................................

14-16

Maintenance ...........................................................................................................................................................

17-20

Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................................................................................

21

Wiring Diagram ............................................................................................................................................................

22

Warranty.......................................................................................................................................................................

23

Parts Ordering / Service .................................................................................................................................

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INTRODUCTION

This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product, making it easy to maintain and operate.

DANGER

GROUNDING THE GENERATOR

To avoid the risk of shock or electrocution, generator must be properly grounded. The nut and ground terminal on the frame must always be used to connect the generator to a suitable ground source. The ground path should be made with #8 size wire. Connect the terminal of the ground wire between the lock washer and the nut, and tighten the nut fully. Connect the other end of the wire securely to a suitable ground source.

The National Electric Code contains several practical ways in which to establish a good ground source. If a steel or iron rod is used, it should be at least 5/8 in. diameter, and if a nonferrous rod is used, it should be at least 1/2 in. diameter and be listed as material for grounding. Drive the rod or pipe to a depth of 8 ft. If a rock bottom is encountered less than 4 ft. down, bury the rod or pipe in a trench.

FUEL

All electrical tools and appliances operated from this generator must be properly grounded by use of a third wire or be “Double Insulated.”

It is recommended to:

1. Use electrical devices with 3-prong grounded plugs.

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2. Use an extension cord with a 3-pole receptacle and a 3-prong plug at opposite ends to ensure continuity of the ground protection from the generator to the appliance.

Check and adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local regulations relating to grounding specifications. Consult a qualified electrician or service personnel if the grounding instructions are not completely understood or if in doubt as to whether the generator is properly grounded.

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GENERAL SAFETY RULES

WARNING:

Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electrocution, fire,and/orcarbonmonoxidepoisoning,whichwillcause death or serious injury.

Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this unit.

Never start or run the engine inside a closed or partially enclosed area. Breathing exhaust fumes will kill you.

Wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 as well as hearing protection when operating this equipment.

Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 10 feet away.

Wear sturdy and dry shoes or boots. Do not operate while barefoot.

Do not operate generator when you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.

Keep all parts of your body away from any moving parts and all hot surfaces of the unit.

Product users on United States Forest Service land, and in some states, must comply with fire prevention regulations. This product is not equipped with a spark arrestor. Check with the federal, state, or local authorities in your area before use.

Do not touch bare wire or receptacles.

Do not use generator with electrical cords which are worn, frayed, bare, or otherwise damaged.

Before storing, allow the engine to cool.

Do not operate generator in rain, snow, or wet weather.

Empty fuel tank, close fuel valve, and restrain the unit from moving before transporting in a vehicle.

Allow engine to cool for five minutes before refueling.

To reduce the risk of fire and burn injury, handle fuel with care. It is highly flammable.

Do not smoke while handling fuel.

Store fuel in a container approved for gasoline.

Position the unit on level ground, stop engine, and allow to cool before refueling.

Loosen fuel cap slowly to release pressure and to keep fuel from escaping around the cap.

Tighten the fuel cap securely after refueling.

Wipe spilled fuel from the unit.

Never attempt to burn off spilled fuel under any circumstances.

Use only authorized replacement parts and accessories and follow instructions in the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow Maintenance instructions may create a risk of shock or injury.

Maintain the unit per maintenance instructions in this Operator’s Manual.

Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, fuel leaks, etc. Replace damaged parts.

NationalElectricCoderequiresgeneratortobegrounded to an approved earth ground. Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local agency having jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply to the intended use of the generator.

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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES

Exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas. Breathing exhaust can cause loss of consciousness and can lead to death. If running in a confined or partially-enclosed area, the air may contain a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. To keep exhaust fumes from building up, always provide adequate ventilation.

Always use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector when running the generator. If you begin to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using the generator, shut it off and get to fresh air immediately. See a doctor. You may have carbon monoxide poisoning.

Place the generator on a flat, stable surface with a slope of no more than 4°.

Operate in a well-ventilated, well-lit area isolated from working areas to avoid noise interference.

Operating the generator in wet conditions could result in electrocution. Keep the unit dry.

Keep the generator a minimum of 3 feet away from all types of combustible material.

Do not operate generator near hazardous material.

Do not operate generator at a gas or natural gas filling station.

Donottouchthemufflerorcylinderduringorimmediately after use; they are HOT and will cause burn injury.

Do not connect to a building’s electrical system unless a transfer switch has been properly installed by a qualified electrician.

To connect a generator to your existing wiring, notify your utility company that you are installing a generator

forbackuppower.Thenhavealicensedelectricalcontractor install a transfer switch. The transfer switch isolates your home from the ability to “back feed” neutral power lines. Failure to isolate the generator from power utility can result in death or injury to electric utility workers.

Do not allow the generator’s gas tank to overflow when filling. Fill to 1 in. below the top neck of the gasoline tank to allow for fuel expansion. Check the ventilation hole inside the fuel tank cap for debris. Do not block the vent.

Do not smoke when filling the generator with gasoline.

Allow the engine to remain in a shut-down condition for at least five minutes before adding gasoline or oil.

Do not remove the oil dipstick or the fuel tank cap when the engine is running.

Pay close attention to all safety labels located on the generator.

Keep children a minimum of 10 feet away from the generator at all times.

Theunitoperatesbestintemperaturesbetween23°Fand 104°F with a relative humidity of 90% or less.

Specific modifications for high-altitude performance are needed if the generator will always be operated at altitudes above 5,000 feet. Contact your nearest Baja authorized service center for more information and to have these modifications performed.

Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this tool. If you loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also.

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SYMBOLS

Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.

SYMBOL

NAME

DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION

V

Volts

Voltage

A

Amperes

Current

Hz

Hertz

Frequency (cycles per second)

W

Watt

Power

hrs

Hours

Time

gal

Gallon

Volume

qt

Quart

Volume

 

Wet Conditions Alert

Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.

 

Read The Operator’s Manual

To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand

 

operator’s manual before using this product.

 

 

 

Eye Protection

Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,

 

as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.

 

 

 

Safety Alert

Precautions that involve your safety.

 

Electric Shock

Failure to use in dry conditions and to observe safe practices can

 

result in electric shock.

 

 

 

 

Running generator gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, color-

 

Toxic Fumes

less, poison gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause nausea,

 

 

fainting, or death.

 

Fire/Explosion

Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive. Fire

 

or explosion can cause severe burns or death.

 

 

 

Hot Surface

To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot

 

surface.

 

 

 

Lifting Hazard

To reduce the risk of serious injury, avoid attempting to lift the

 

generator alone.

 

 

 

Ground

Consult with local electrician to determine grounding requirements

 

before operation.

 

 

 

Electrocution

Failure to properly ground generator can result in electrocution,

 

especially if the generator is equipped with a wheel kit.

 

 

 

 

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SYMBOLS

The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.

SYMBOL

SIGNAL

MEANING

 

 

 

 

DANGER:

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result

 

in death or serious injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING:

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result

 

in death or serious injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION:

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in

 

minor or moderate injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION:

(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property

 

damage.

 

 

SERVICE

Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. For service,contactBajaMotorsportsat1-866-260-8280.When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.

WARNING:

Observe all normal safety precautions related to avoid electrical shock.

DANGER:

To avoid death or serious personal injury, do not attempt to operate this product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use this product. Call Baja customer service for assistance.

WARNING:

The operation of any products can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always wear eye protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.

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WARNING
HOT
SURFACE

SYMBOLS

SAFETY LABELS

The information below can be found on the generator. For your safety, please study and understand all of the labels before starting the generator.

If any of the labels come off the unit or become hard to read, contact a Baja authorized service center for replacement.

FUEL WARNING

No smoking when filling with gasoline. Do not overfill. Full level is 1 in. below the top of the fuel neck. Stop the engine for five minutes before refueling to avoid the heat from the muffler igniting fuel vapors.

ENGINE OIL WARNING

You must add oil before first operating the generator. The oil reservoir capacity is 1.2 qt. Always check the oil level before each operation. The oil level should always register within the hatched area on the dipstick. The unit is equipped with an oil sensor which will automatically shut off the engine if oil level falls below a safe limit.

This engine is equipped with an oil sensor.

Fill oil to upper level if failure to start.

HOT SURFACE WARNING

Do not touch the

muffler or aluminum cylinderoftheengine. They are very HOT

and will cause severe

burns. Don’t put any flammable or combustible materials in the direct path of the exhaust.

GROUNDING WARNING

National Electric Code requires generator to be grounded to an approved earth ground.

VENTILATION WARNING

Do not use the generator in an enclosed area or near open windows, vents, or doors. Fumes from the unit can kill.

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ELECTRICAL

EXTENSION CORD CABLE SIZE

Refer to the table below to ensure the cable size of the extension cords you use are capable of carrying the required load. Inadequate size cables can cause a voltage drop, which can burn out the appliance and overheat the cord.

Current in

Load in Watts

 

Maximum Allowable Cord Length

 

Amperes

At 120V

At 240V

#8 Wire

#10 Wire

#12 Wire

#14 Wire

#16 Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

300

600

 

1000 ft.

600 ft.

375 ft.

250 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

600

1200

 

500 ft.

300 ft.

200 ft.

125 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.5

900

1800

 

350 ft.

200 ft.

125 ft.

100 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

1200

2400

 

250 ft.

150 ft.

100 ft.

50 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

1800

3600

 

150 ft.

100 ft.

65 ft.

 

20

2400

4800

175 ft.

125 ft.

75 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

3000

6000

150 ft.

100 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

3600

7200

125 ft.

65 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

4800

9600

90 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTRIC MOTOR LOADS

It is characteristic of common electric motors in normal operation to draw up to six times their running current while starting. This table may be used to estimate the watts required to start “Code G” electric motors; however, if an electric motor fails to start or reach running speed, turn off the appliance or tool immediately to avoid equipment damage. Always check the requirements of the tool or appliance being used compared to the rated output of the generator.

Motor Size (H.P.)

Running Watts

Watts Required to Start Motor

 

Repulsion Induction

Capacitor

 

Split Phase

 

 

 

1/8

275

600

850

 

1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/6

275

600

850

 

2050

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/4

400

850

1050

 

2400

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/3

450

975

1350

 

2700

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2

600

1300

1800

 

3600

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/4

850

1900

2600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1100

2500

3300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER

The 20 amp, 120 volt receptacles on the generator are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which guards against the hazards of ground fault currents. An example of ground fault current is the current that would flow through a person who is using an appliance with faulty insulationand,atthesametime,isincontactwithanelectrical ground such as a plumbing fixture, wet floor, or earth.

GFCI receptacles do not protect against short circuits, overloads, or shocks.

The GFCI receptacles can be tested with the TEST and RESET buttons.

Perform this test monthly to ensure proper operation of the GFCI. If the generator is stored outdoors, unprotected from the weather, test the GFCI receptacle before each use.

RESET BUTTON

TEST BUTTON

To test:

 

Depress the TEST button. This should cause the Reset

 

button to pop out.

 

To restore power, depress the RESET button.

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