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Generator FAQ

Home Generator FAQ

Which grade of gasoline should I use in my gas powered generator?
Use regular unleaded gas with at least 85 octane for your gas powered generator. Turn off the generator engine and allow it to cool about 2 minutes before refueling. Never put gas into your generator while the engine is running.

Why should I add generator motor oil to the engine before starting it?
It is important to add generator motor oil prior to starting your new generator. Your engine has most likely been shipped from the factory without motor oil in the engine crankcase. You should check the motor oil level prior to starting it because operating your generator without motor oil will ruin the engine. Check engine oil level every time you use your generator.

What kind of generator engine oil should I use in the engine?
Using the right generator engine oil is critical to long lasting generator operation. Generally, high-quality 10W-30 engine oil is generally acceptable, but refer to your engine manual for oil recommendations. Every time you use your generator be sure to check the engine oil level.

How do I check the generator motor oil in the engine?
It is important to check your generator motor oil every time you use your gas generator. Most generators come with a dipstick to check the oil level. Fill the generator motor oil level to the FULL mark on dipstick. If a dipstick does not exist, place some cardboard on the ground under the generator, open the engine oil cap and fill to where the oil is just dripping on to the cardboard.

Where can I obtain generator maintenance parts or warranty service for the engine?
If you are looking for maintenance parts or warranty service for your Honeywell generator, call 855-436-4636 for all service inquiries.

Why should I add oil to the engine before starting it?
Your pressure washer engine has, in all likelihood, been shipped from the factory without oil in the engine crankcase. However select models may be shipped with a full crankcase. In all cases you should check the oil level prior to starting. Operating the unit without oil will ruin the engine. Remember to check engine oil level before every use.

Running FAQ

Can I connect my portable generator to my house?
Yes. If your generator is to be used as a stand-by power source in case of utility power failure, it should be installed by a licensed and registered electrician and in compliance with all applicable local electrical codes, generally some types of manual transfer switch is required. Back feeding electricity is extremely hazardous. Do not plug your generator into your home through a dryer outlet. For Emergency power to appliances it is recommended to use a 12 ga. Outdoor Extension Cord and a multi-outlet power strip with a minimum of 100 joules rating.

Can I run my generator in the house?
No. Engines produce carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas, if breathed causes serious illness and possible death.

How often should I shut the generator down?
Your generator must be shut down during refueling and when checking and adding oil.

When should I apply a load to the generator?
Have the generator running before a load is applied. Likewise, remove the load before shutting the unit down. Do not tamper with engine speed. The RPM.s are factory set.

Is it safe to run televisions and appliances with digital displays off of my generator?
Solid state equipment is designed to operate within small frequency and voltage fluctuation. A power line conditioner may be necessary for solid state equipment. Check with a licensed and registered electrician if you are unsure of your equipment needs.

Storage FAQ

How do I add engine oil through the spark plug hole?
1. Remove the spark plug. 2. Pour one teaspoon of engine oil through the spark plug hole. 3. Pull the recoil starter several times and replace the plug. Pull the starter slowly until you feel the increased pressure, indicating the piston is on its compression stroke and the intake and exhaust valves are closed.

How do I add engine oil through the spark plug hole?
1. Remove the spark plug. 2. Pour one teaspoon of engine oil through the spark plug hole. 3. Pull the recoil starter several times and replace the plug. Pull the starter slowly until you feel the increased pressure, indicating the piston is on its compression stroke and the intake and exhaust valves are closed.

When should I drain the gasoline from the engine?
You should always remove the gasoline from the engine if you plan to store the unit in your basement or garage. You should never store combustible materials in your home or vehicle. Remember never operate your generator in confined spaces especially inside your home. Carbon Monoxide can cause death.

Why should I use a fuel stabilizer?
The use of a gas stabilizer or additive will minimize the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Additives and stabilizers may be added to the gasoline in the fuel tank of the engine, or to the gasoline in a storage container. Make sure your fuel supply is reliable over time with the appropriate additives or stabilizers
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Why should I add engine oil through the spark plug hole?
Adding oil inside the cylinder will prevent it from rusting. This should be done if you don't plan to use your generator for a long duration.

Where is the best place to store my generator?
Store your generator in a clean, dry place that is well ventilated away from open flames or sparks. If you plan to store it in a basement, you should remove all gasoline from the engine. Remember never operate your generator in confined spaces especially inside your home. Carbon Monoxide can cause death.

Troubleshooting FAQ

How can I obtain a replacement Honeywell portable generator owner's manual?
Honeywell portable generator user's manuals are available for free download (.pdf) on our Web site. If you would like a hard copy of your user's manual, you can order one by calling 855-436-4636. Be sure to have your model number handy.

Whom do I contact if I have questions about Honeywell Generators?
We are pleased to answer any questions you might have about Honeywell Generators. Call our toll-free hotline at 855-436-4636. If you already own one of our generators or if you have a specific question, remember to have your model and serial numbers available at the time of your call.

Where can I purchase replacement generator parts for Honeywell generators?
If you are looking to do maintenance on your Honeywell generator yourself, give us a call. We can help you purchase genuine replacement Honeywell generator parts though our toll-free service line at 855-436-4636.

When should I add engine oil through the spark plug hole in my generator?
Adding a little bit of oil through the spark plug hole in your generator so that it will directly enter the cylinder will prevent it from rusting. This should be done if you don't plan to use your generator for a long time.

Why should I use a gas stabilizer or additive for my generator?
The use of a gas stabilizer or additive will minimize the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Additives and stabilizers may be added to the gasoline in the fuel tank of the engine, or to the gasoline in a storage container. Make sure your fuel supply is reliable over time with the appropriate additives or stabilizers.

When should I drain the gas from the generator engine?
You should always drain the gas from the generator engine if you plan to store the unit in your basement or garage. You should never store combustible materials in your home or vehicle. Remember: You should never operate a generator in a confined space, particularly inside your home or garage. Carbon monoxide is deadly and can kill.