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I have a brand new honda 3000is generator. I accidently added too much oil and gas. (I filled according to the capacity in the manual, however both the oil and fuel overflowed while filling). I cleaned the mess and the generator ran but smoked profusely. After draining some of the fuel and oil. It will not start at all. Did I damage it or is there something I need to do to make it work now?

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  • nzingahoward Sep 03, 2010

    hey mike,

    Thanks for the your response. Yes, I overfilled both the oil and gas separately. I do not have access to my manual. Are there any online resources about where to find the spark plug and how to remove it?

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Hi there,

If I remember correctly this model does not use a fuel/oil mix. Please confirm this.

If what you are saying is that in filling the device with gas and checking the oil level, both overflowed, then we are good.

As you have done, drain both to their proper levels.

Now pull the spark plugs, they are most likely fouled with oil.

Turn the generator over a few times to clear the cylinder of excess oil.

Give the plugs a good cleaning. You may need to replace them. I just have a thing about tossing something with life still left in it.

Put the plugs back in and fire it up.

Best regards
Mike
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  • Peter Sep 23, 2010

    Make sure that the oil level is full to the point of overflowing from the filler hole. The engine will not run if it is even slightly less than full of oil. Look at the oil alert LED while you turn the key to start it, is it lighting up at all? If so, add oil to the point where it starts to overflow when the generator is sitting on level ground.

    Peter

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Sep 23, 2010

    How about a pdf of your manual.

    Use this link to download the manual

    www.hondapowerequipment.com/pdf/manuals/31ZT7601.pdf

    What you need starts on page 46.

    I am too fabulous

    Mike

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Sep 23, 2010

    I am much more fabulous than who ever programmed this site . They killed the edit characters. One blob paragraph looks so good. Beats the last guy. He took all the spaces, to save space.

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