Disconnecting the Neutral Bond to Ground (100519)
Please read instructions carefully and completely before performing service.
- To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the Warning and Safety sections found within the manual before using this product.
- DO NOT make any adjustments to the generator without first stopping the engine and disconnecting the spark plug wire.
- Burns from hot parts - let the engine cool completely before touching hot parts.
- To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from all fuel-related parts.
- Turn the fuel valve to the "OFF" position.
- Make sure the engine switch is in the "OFF" position.
- Gently pull the spark plug cap by firmly grasping the spark plug insulator at the base. Leave it disconnected while working on the unit.
- Remove the six Phillips screws on the front panel.
- Gently pull the front panel outward to expose the wiring.
- Remove the Phillips screw below the receptacle and remove the white jumper wire. Reconnect the Ground wire on the terminal.
- Use electric tape to cover the exposed ring connector; wrap it firmly with at least three to four layers to insulate the exposed metal. Tape this wire to the Green/Yellow wire, so it is not left to dangle. Removing the bonding wire means the neutral is Floating.
- Reverse these steps to reassemble the Front Panel.
GFCI receptacles will still provide power, but the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) will not function.