2007-2012 Husqvarna 420GN Generator Owners Manual

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SERVICE 2007-12 O0707903 531 30 97-18 2000 Watt Portable Generator 420GN Operator’s Manual Manual No. 203861GS Revision A (09/19/2007) Thank you for purchasing this quality-built Husqvarna generator. We are pleased that you’ve placed your confidence in the Husqvarna brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your Husqvarna generator will provide many years of dependable service. This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with generator products and how to avoid them.

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This generator is designed and intended only for supplying electrical power for operating compatible electrical lighting, appliances, tools and motor loads, and is not intended for any other purpose. It is important that you read and understand these instructions thoroughly before attempting to start or operate this equipment. Save these instructions for future reference. This generator requires final assembly before use. Refer to the Assembly section of this manual for instructions on final assembly procedures. Follow the instructions completely. Where to Find Us You never have to look far to find Briggs & Stratton support and service for your generator. Consult your Yellow Pages. There are over 30,000 Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealers worldwide who provide quality service. You can also contact Husqvarna Customer Service by phone at (877) 224-0458, or on the Internet at www.usa.husqvarna.com. Generator Model Number Revision Serial Number Date Purchased Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC 900 North Parkway Jefferson, WI 53549 2007 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. No part of this material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without the express written permission of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. Husqvarna® is a registered trademark of Husqvarna AB and is used under license to Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. 2 www.usa.husqvarna.com Table of Contents Operator Safety . 4 Equipment Description . 4 Safety Rules . 4 Assembly . 7 Unpack Generator 7 Install Wheel Kit 7 Add Engine Oil . 7 Add Fuel 7 System Ground 8 Connecting to a Building’s Electrical System 8 Generator Location . 8 Features and Controls . 9 Cord Sets and Receptacles 10 Operation 11 Starting the Engine 11 Connecting Electrical Loads 11 Stopping the Engine 11 Charging a Battery . 12 Cold Weather Operation . 12 Don’t Overload Generator . 14 Maintenance 15 Generator Maintenance . 15 Engine Maintenance 15 Storage . 16 Troubleshooting 17 Warranty . 18 Generator Owner Warranty 18 Specifications . 20 Product Specifications 20 Español 3 Operator Safety Equipment Description Read this manual carefully and become familiar with your generator. Know its applications, its limitations and any hazards involved. The generator is an engine­driven, revolving field, alternating current (AC) generator. It was designed to supply electrical power for operating compatible electrical lighting, appliances, tools and motor loads. The generator’s revolving field is driven at about 3,600 rpm by a single-cylinder engine. The manufacturer cannot possibly anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a hazard. The warnings in this manual, and the tags and decals affixed to the unit are, therefore, not all-inclusive. If you use a procedure, work method or operating technique that the manufacturer does not specifically recommend, you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and others. You must also make sure that the procedure, work method or operating technique that you choose does not render the generator unsafe. Hazard Symbols and Meanings NOTICE Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can damage generator and/or electrical devices connected to it. · DO NOT exceed the generator’s wattage/amperage capacity. See Don’t Overload Generator in the Operation section. A B C Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is both accurate and current. However, the manufacturer reserves the right to change, alter or otherwise improve the generator and this documentation at any time without prior notice. The Emission Control System for this generator is warranted for standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. D E F G H J Safety Rules This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. The safety alert symbol ( ) is used with a signal word (DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION), a pictorial and/or a safety message to alert you to hazards. DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. NOTICE indicates a situation that could result in equipment damage. Follow safety messages to avoid or reduce the risk of injury or death. A – Explosion B – Fire C – Electric Shock D – Toxic Fumes E – Kickback F – Hot Surface G – Flying Objects H – Moving Parts J – Read Manual 4 www.usa.husqvarna.com DANGER Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen gas during recharging. Hydrogen gas stays near battery for a long time after battery has been charged. Slightest spark will ignite hydrogen and cause explosion. You can be blinded or severely injured. Battery electrolyte fluid contains acid and is extremely caustic. Contact with battery fluid will cause severe chemical burns. · DO NOT allow any open flame, spark, heat, or lit cigarette during and for several minutes after charging a battery. · Wear protective goggles, rubber apron, and rubber gloves. WARNING Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive. Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death. WHEN ADDING OR DRAINING FUEL · Turn generator OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank. · Fill or drain fuel tank outdoors. · DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion. · If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine. · Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and other ignition sources. · DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke. WHEN STARTING EQUIPMENT · Ensure spark plug, muffler, fuel cap, and air cleaner are in place. · DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed. WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT · DO NOT tip engine or equipment at angle which causes fuel to spill. · This generator is not for use in mobile equipment or marine applications. WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING EQUIPMENT · Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff valve OFF. · Disconnect spark plug wire. WHEN STORING FUEL OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL IN TANK · Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, or other appliances that have pilot light or other ignition source because they can ignite fuel vapors. WARNING Running engine gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poison gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause headache, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, confusion, seizures, nausea, fainting or death. · Operate generator ONLY outdoors. · Install a battery operated carbon monoxide alarm near the bedrooms. · Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through windows, doors, ventilation intakes, or other openings. · DO NOT start or run engine indoors or in an enclosed area, (even if windows and doors are open), including the generator compartment of a recreational vehicle (RV). WARNING · This generator does not meet U. S. Coast Guard Regulation 33CFR-183 and should not be used on marine applications. · Failure to use the appropriate U. S. Coast Guard approved generator could result in death or serious injury and/or property damage. WARNING Starter cord kickback (rapid retraction) can result in bodily injury. Kickback will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises, or sprains could result. · When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt and then pull rapidly to avoid kickback. · NEVER start or stop engine with electrical devices plugged in and turned on. WARNING The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. 5 WARNING Generator produces hazardous voltage. Failure to isolate generator from power utility can result in death or injury to electric utility workers due to backfeed of electrical energy. · When using generator for backup power, notify utility company. Use approved transfer equipment to isolate generator from electric utility. · Use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in any damp or highly conductive area, such as metal decking or steel work. · DO NOT touch bare wires or receptacles. · DO NOT use generator with electrical cords which are worn, frayed, bare or otherwise damaged. · DO NOT operate generator in the rain or wet weather. · DO NOT handle generator or electrical cords while standing in water, while barefoot, or while hands or feet are wet. · DO NOT allow unqualified persons or children to operate or service generator. WARNING Starter and other rotating parts can entangle hands, hair, clothing, or accessories. · NEVER operate generator without protective housing or covers. · DO NOT wear loose clothing, jewelry or anything that may be caught in the starter or other rotating parts. · Tie up long hair and remove jewelry. CAUTION Excessively high operating speeds increase risk of injury and damage to generator. Excessively low speeds impose a heavy load. · DO NOT tamper with governed speed. Generator supplies correct rated frequency and voltage when running at governed speed. · DO NOT modify generator in any way. WARNING Contact with muffler area can result in serious burns. Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles, structures or damage fuel tank causing a fire. · DO NOT touch hot parts and AVOID hot exhaust gases. · Allow equipment to cool before touching. · Keep at least 5 feet (1.5 m) of clearance on all sides of generator including overhead. · Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property require equipment powered by an internal combustion engine to have a spark arrester, maintained in effective working order, complying to USDA Forest service standard 5100-1C or later revision. In the State of California a spark arrester is required under section 4442 of the California Public resources code. Other states may have similar laws. NOTICE Exceeding generators wattage/amperage capacity can damage generator and/or electrical devices connected to it. · DO NOT exceed the generator’s wattage/amperage capacity. See Don’t Overload Generator in the Operation section. · Start generator and let engine stabilize before connecting electrical loads. · Connect electrical loads in OFF position, then turn ON for operation. · Turn electrical loads OFF and disconnect from generator before stopping generator. NOTICE Improper treatment of generator can damage it and shorten its life. · Use generator only for intended uses. · If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact local service center. · Operate generator only on level surfaces. · DO NOT expose gene …..

Engine runs good at no-load but “bogs down ” when loads are connected. 1. Short circuit in a connected load. 2. Engine speed is too slow. 3. Generator is overloaded. 4. Shorted generator circuit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Rocker switch set to “Off “. Fuel Valve is in “Off ” position. Dirty air cleaner. Out of fuel. Stale fuel. 1. Disconnect shorted electrical load. 2. Contact authorized service facility. 3. See Don’t Overload Generator in Operation section. 4. Contact authorized service facility. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Set switch to “On “. Turn fuel valve to “Open ” position. Clean or replace air cleaner. Fill fuel tank. Drain fuel tank and carburetor; fill with fresh fuel. 6. Connect wire to spark plug. 7. Replace spark plug. 8. Drain fuel tank and carburetor; fill with fresh fuel. 9. Wait 5 minutes and re-crank engine. 10. Contact authorized service facility. 11. Contact authorized service facility. 12. Contact authorized service facility. Fill fuel tank. 1. See Don’t Overload Generator in Operation section. 2. Replace air filter. Contact authorized service facility. Engine will not start; or starts and runs rough. 6. Spark plug wire not connected to spark plug. 7. Bad spark plug. 8. Water in fuel. 9. 10. 11. 12. Flooded. Excessively rich fuel mixture. Intake valve stuck open or closed. Engine has lost compression. Engine shuts down when running. Engine lacks power. Out of fuel. 1. Load is too high. 2. Dirty air filter. Engine “hunts ” or falters. Carburetor is running too rich or too lean. 17 HUSQVARNA® PORTABLE GENERATOR OWNER WARRANTY POLICY Effective February 1, 2006 replaces all undated Warranties and all Warranties dated before February 1, 2006 LIMITED WARRANTY “Husqvarna® is a registered trademark of Husqvarna AB and is used under license to Briggs & Stratton Power Products. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC will repair or replace, free of charge, any part(s) of the portable generator that is defective in material or workmanship or both. Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions stated below. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at www.BRIGGSandSTRATTON.com. THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country. WARRANTY PERIOD Consumer Use Commercial Use 2 years* 2 years* *Second year parts only The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail end user, and continues for the period of time stated above. “Consumer Use ” means personal residential household use by a retail consumer. “Commercial Use ” means all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once equipment has experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be considered as commercial use for purposes of this warranty. NO WARRANTY REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON BRIGGS & STRATTON PRODUCTS. SAVE YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE RECEIPT. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF OF THE INITIAL PURCHASE DATE AT THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS REQUESTED, THE MANUFACTURING DATE OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE WARRANTY PERIOD. ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced. Any Authorized Service Dealer may perform warranty repairs. Most warranty repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. For example, warranty service would not apply if equipment damage occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping, handling, warehousing or improper installation. Similarly, the warranty is void if the manufacturing date or the serial number on the portable generator has been removed or the equipment has been altered or modified. During the warranty period, the Authorized Service Dealer, at its option, will repair or replace any part that, upon examination, is found to be defective under normal use and service. This warranty will not cover the following repairs and equipment: · Normal Wear: Outdoor Power Equipment, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts and service to perform well. This warranty does not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment. Installation and Maintenance: This warranty does not apply to equipment or parts that have been subjected to improper or unauthorized installation or alteration and modification, misuse, negligence, accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper maintenance, repair or storage so as, in our judgment, to adversely affect its performance and reliability. This warranty also does not cover normal maintenance such as air filters, adjustments, fuel system cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, dirt, carbon, lime, and so forth). Other Exclusions: This warranty excludes wear items such as o-rings, filters, etc., or malfunctions resulting from accidents, abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or freezing or chemical deterioration. Accessory parts such as starting batteries, generator adapter cord sets and storage covers are excluded from the product warranty. This warranty excludes used, reconditioned, and demonstration equipment, equipment used for prime power in place of utility power, equipment used in life support applications, and failures due to acts of God and other force majeure events beyond the manufacturers control. 204041E, Rev. -, 8/1/2007 · · BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC JEFFERSON, WI, USA 18 www.usa.husqvarna.com Portable Generator Product Specifications Starting Wattage . .3,000 watts Wattage 2,000 watts Load Current: at 120 Volts AC . .16.6 Amps at 12 Volts DC . .8.3 Amps Phase .Single phase Rated Frequency . .60 Hertz Shipping Weight .87 lb (39.5 kg) Fuel Capacity . 1.32 U.S. gallons (5 L) Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC 900 N. Parkway Jefferson, Wisconsin, 53549 U.S.A. 19 (877) 224-0458 www.usa.husqvarna.com Exploded View – Main Unit 2007 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. No part of this material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without the express written permission of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. 2 www.usa.husqvarna.com Exploded View – Main Unit 3 Parts List – Main Unit Item 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Part # 187757GS 197871GS 187450GS 187766GS 205088GS 187761GS 187760GS 197797GS 205086GS 205092GS 205085GS 197860GS 205097GS 196830GS 204947GS 197881GS 187763GS 203859GS 205084GS 187876GS 187460GS 197873GS 197875GS 197876GS 187873GS 187415GS 197874GS 187423GS 187424GS 197863GS 197854GS 197855GS 187456GS 187436GS 197883GS 187438GS 197864GS 197866GS 197865GS 197832GS 187440GS 187443GS Description BOLT, COVER, MUFFLER DECAL, ON-OFF SWITCH, ENG, ON/OFF DECAL, CHOKE SPACER NUT, M4, FLANGE SCREW, M4X12 DECAL, FUEL SHUTOFF, CCW PANEL, END, RECOIL HOSE, DRAIN PANEL, SIDE, MUFFLER BOLT, M6X16 DECAL, FUEL DECAL, EXHAUST WARNING PANEL, END, CONTROL U-PACKING DECAL, CAUTION, OIL DECAL, UNIT PANEL, SIDE, OIL CABLE, BTTRY CHARGE, ACC PLUG BRKR, CRCT, 10A, 125V DECAL, DC OUT CONNECTOR CONNECTOR OUTLET, 12V DC, ACCSSRY PHMS, M5-0.8 X 20 WASHER, LOCK, INTRNL NUT, M5 X 0.8 NUT, WING, M5 X 0.8 SCREW, M4X12, SLFTAP PANEL, CONTROL BRKR, CRCT, 15A, 125V RCPTCL, 15 A, 125 V CAP, FUEL PACKING, TANK STRAINER, FUEL BOLT, M6X20, FLANGE WASHER, FLAT SLEEVE TANK, FUEL FILTER, FUEL VALVE, FUEL Item 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 899 900 Part # 187579GS 197845GS 197844GS 197834GS 197835GS 197867GS 197862GS 197838GS 197861GS 200231GS 187401GS 197848GS 197846GS 197851GS 197857GS 197858GS 200230GS 197852GS 197869GS 197868GS 197853GS 205090GS 205082GS 197880GS 197878GS 197879GS 197877GS 197842GS 205083GS 197841GS 191775GS 197310GS 202997GS 205087GS 205089GS NSP § Description CLIP, HOSE CLIP, NYLON HOSE, FUEL HANDLE HANDLE, TUBE GRIP, HANDLE SCREW MOUNT, VIBRATION, TANK NUT, M6, FLANGE ASSY, HEATSHIELD, TANK NUT, M8, FLANGE BRACKET, PANEL BASE, ENG MOUNT, VIBRATION BOLT, M8X35, FLANGE BOLT, M8X16, FLANGE ASSY, BASE, ALT AXLE PIN WASHER, FLAT WHEEL HEATSHIELD, MUFFLER BOLT, M6 – 12, FLANGE SCREW, M3-8, SLFTAP PIPE, TAIL SCREW, M4X16 ARRSTR, SPARK MUFFLER CONDENSER, 350V HTSHLD, ALT DECAL, INSTRUCTION DECAL, WARNING FUEL FILL DECAL, WARNING, CO SCREW, SELF TAP, M5 – 20 WASHER ALTERNATOR (See page 5) ENGINE Parts Not Illustrated 203861GS BB3061BGS MANUAL, OPERATOR’S BOTTLE, OIL § -Contact Engine Manufacturer 4 www.usa.husqvarna.com Exploded View and Parts List – Alternator 18 16 14 15 17 1 13 11 10 9 8 3 2 12 4 7 6 5 Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Part # NSP 197890GS NSP 197892GS NSP 197894GS 197895GS 197896GS 187462GS Description ADPTR, ENG ASSY, ROTOR BOLT, ROTOR ASSY, STATOR SCREW, M5 X 7 BOLT, STATOR SCREW, M4 X 18 SCREW, M5 X 10 RECTIFIER Item 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Part # NSP NSP 197899GS 197900GS 197901GS 197864GS NSP 187411GS 197904GS Description BRACKET, RECTIFIER RBC CONNECTOR SLEEVE CONNECTOR SCREW, M6 X 20 ADPTR, MNTNG, ALT BEARING SCREW, M8 X 20 5 …

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