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Briggs & Stratton Elite Portable Generator Operators Manual Model # 030241

Briggs & Stratton Elite Portable Generator Operators Manual Model # 030241

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Printed in U.S.A. Manual No. 197023GS Revision G (03/13/2009)
Portable Generator
Operator’s Manual
BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLCJEFFERSON, WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
This generator is rated in accordance with CSA (Canadian StandardsAssociation) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).
 
2BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC900 North ParkwayJefferson, WI 53549Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. No part of thismaterial may be reproduced or transmitted in any formwithout the express written permission of Briggs & StrattonPower Products Group, LLC.
Thank you
for purchasing this quality-built Briggs & Stratton generator. We are pleased that you’ve placed your confidence inthe Briggs & Stratton brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your Briggs &Stratton 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 andhow to avoid them. This generator is designed and intended only for supplying electrical power for operating compatibleelectrical lighting, appliances, tools and motor loads, and is not intended for any other purpose. It is important that you readand understand these instructions thoroughly before attempting to start or operate this equipment.
Save these instructions forfuture reference.This generator requires final assembly before use.
Refer to the
Assembly 
section of this manual for instructions on finalassembly 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. Thereare over 30,000 Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealers worldwide who provide quality service. You can also contactBriggs & Stratton Customer Service by phone at
(800) 743-4115
or on the Internet at BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM.
Generator
Model NumberRevisionSerial Number
Engine
Model NumberType NumberCode Number
Date Purchased
 
Table of Contents
Operator Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Equipment Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Important Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Unpack Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Install Wheel Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Add Engine Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Add Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8System Ground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Connecting to a Building’s Electrical System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Generator Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Features and Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cord Sets and Receptacles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Starting the Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Connecting Electrical Loads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Stopping the Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Warm Weather Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Don’t Overload Generator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Maintenance Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Generator Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Engine Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Warranties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Emissions Control System Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Generator Owner Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Product Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Common Service Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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