How to Safely Start a Portable Generator


1.  Check oil and fuel levels.
2.  Disconnect all electrical loads from the unit.
3.  Open fuel shut off valve.
4.  Move throttle to "Choke" position.
5.  Set engine switch to "ON" position.
6.  Pull the starter rope with a fast, steady pull. (Turn the key for electric start models)
7.  As the engine warms up, move the throttle to "Run".


CAUTION: Allow the generator to run at no load for five minutes upon each initial start-up to permit engine and generator to stabilize.

During winter months, rare atmospheric conditions may cause icing in the carburetor. If the engine runs rough, loses power or stalls, call 800-445-1805 for more information.