Disconnecting the Neutral Bond to Ground (100519)

Updated 1 month ago by Juan Velez


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.

Tools Required



Phillips Screwdriver


Electric Tape

  1. Turn the fuel valve to the "OFF" position.
  2. Make sure the engine switch is in the "OFF" position.
  3. Gently pull the spark plug cap by firmly grasping the spark plug insulator at the base. Leave it disconnected while working on the unit.
  4. Remove the six Phillips screws on the front panel.
  5. Gently pull the front panel outward to expose the wiring.
  6. Remove the Phillips screw below the receptacle and remove the white jumper wire. Reconnect the Ground wire on the terminal.
  7. 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.
  8. Reverse these steps to reassemble the Front Panel.
GFCI receptacles will still provide power, but the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) will not function.

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