Bought a generator today / Need manual
Finally bought a generator today. Could not pass up the price.
Now I need to see if anyone has any information on it or a manual, for a parts list .
It is an older Sears 4500 watt generator orange/yellow in color.
Did notice it is a twin cylinder, air cooled cast iron and sheet metal. No plastic anywhere.
I think it is made by Generac. Also curious as to age of it, when it was made?
Serial # 0574387
AMP 37.5 / 18.75
It is on a two wheel cart with a battery for electric starter and two 120v 20 amp plugins on the side and 120v and 240v twist connectors on the end.
Does not have a tank on it, just a hose to run into a tank or can seperately. It also has the ground hookup for a ground rod attachment and a fuse on the panel.
Having an electrician friend come over tomorrow and look at it to hook it up to the house for use during emergencies.
Yes, Gasoline with a rubber fuel line to put into tank or can.
This is probably 25 to 35 years old, but looks like new.
Made by Generac for Sears.
Have never posted my own pictures on ARFCOM, and can't find one of this generator on Google at all.
Back in the early 1980's (or very late 1970's?), Generac did manufacture a line of "Extended Run" generators for Sears that used a 5 gallon Jerry can for the fuel tank. IIRC, the top-of-the-line model had a 1800 RPM engine; the others were 3600 RPM.
1800 RPM is a bonus and electric start on a smaller unit is rare and nice in case a lady or kid needs to fire it up. I would have to echo what Skibane said with all those features.
If you go to Sear site you can probably find the manual in their files.
Something there might help you
Generac also produced a line of 1800 RPM models for RVs (to compete with 1800 RPM generators from Onan and Kohler). I wouldn't be surprised if one of them was VERY similar to your Sears model.
It looks like it is a Briggs and Stratton motor and Generac says to contact them, that they support it.
Sent an email to B&S and we will see what happens.
Found the breakdown on a Sears website with the model number being a little different. Says most parts unavailable.
But checking Briggs and Stratton dealer locally, they found the rebuild kit for the carburetor and I can get it rebuilt next week.