General instructions for starting, changing the oil and storage of my generator.
If the engine has not been run recently, set the choke on
Set on/off rocker switch to ON
Fuel shutoff counter clockwise to flow fuel
Pull the start cord to start the engine
Once the engine is started
you can move choke to off
Run generator for a minute or two to
warm and circulate the oil
Turn the generator off and place a
catch can under the drain hole
Remove the filler cap and the drain plug
Let oil drain
Replace the drain plug
Using a suitable oil for your location fill
the engine back up.
Oil is full when it comes up to the top
of the filler. Use the can to catch overflow
Replace the filler cap and hand tighten
Ready the generator for storage. There are a few ways to do this. I drain the gas
and run engine until it stops because I don’t know when I will ever use it again. I had not used mine in five years and it started on the first pull after adding gas.
If you are going to use it at least once a year you can leave the gas in and use a fuel stabilizer(STA-BIL).
The manual suggests 15ml of oil in the cylinder
through the spark plug hole
I will leave the gas cap off or ajar until all gas has evaporated and fumes are gone too because I store mine back into its original packaging.