Danger, Warning – Gillette Generators SPMD-2500 THRU SPMD-4000 User Manual
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● If generator must be serviced while it is running,
stand on a dry, insulated surface from ground to
reduce shock hazard. Never service a generator in
the rain or snow.
● Do not allow unqualified or ill-experienced
persons to operate or service generator.
● Remain alert at all times. Never work on a
generator when you are physically or mentally
● This generator is equipped with a ground terminal.
Always complete the grounding path from generator
to an external grounding source to prevent possible
● In case of electric shock, shut the generator down
at once. If this cannot be done, free the victim from
source of live electric power. AVOID ANY DIRECT
ELECTRIC POWER. Use a dry piece of wood, a dry
rope, or any other such non-conductive item, to free
the victim from source of power. If victim is semi or
totally unconscious, apply CPR (cardio-pulmonary
resuscitation) and call for medical help immediately.
● Inspect all wiring frequently and replace any
damaged, broken, or frayed wiring with damaged
insulation. Electric shock can cause serious or fatal
CARBON MONOXIDE POISON
A running engine produces a poisonous
gas from its muffler exhaust pipe. This is an odorless,
invisible, and colorless poison that cannot easily be
detected. Breathing carbon monoxide will cause
fatigue, headache, dizziness, vomiting, fainting, and
in prolong conditions, even death.
● Operate generator only outdoors, where adequate
ventilation is available. Avoid generator installations
under decks, inside garages or carports, in
basement, along side home exterior less than 10 feet
of home vent, roof overhang vent, a window that can
be opened, or other such home invasion points. Use
same precautions when installing generator at
property line, close to a neighbor’s home, or any
buildings that house animals.
POTENTIAL BURN OR FIRE
Contact with exhaust muffler and exhaust
pipe can result in serious burns.
Exhaust heat may ignite combustibles such as leaves
or other such debris that is allowed to accumulate
around base or interior of generator where exhaust
● Do not touch hot exhaust or engine parts, and
avoid hot exhaust gases.
● Keep at least a three foot clearance on all sides of
generator, for normal service work.
● Do not install generator any closer than ten feet
from any combustibles or buildings with walls having
less than one hour, fire rating.
● Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), Title 36, states
that generators must have a spark arrestor attached to
muffler outlet pipe, to eliminate sparks from engine
operation. USDA Forest Service standard #5100-C
requires spark arrestor protection when generator is
operated within federal parks and forests.
● Generator installation must always comply with
local codes, standards, laws, and regulations. Check
with your local fire department to learn of these
precautions. Keep a fire extinguisher (rated “ABC”
by NFPA as appropriate use on generator fires)
nearby, at all times. Keep the extinguisher properly
charged and become familiar with its use
● Install fuel system in accordance to NFPA 37 and
other applicable fuel codes.
● Do not operate gen-set if fuel odor is present or if
other explosive conditions exist.
● No fuel or oil leakage is allowed.
FIRE OR EXPLOSION
All fuels are extremely explosive. Make
sure the fuel supply system is installed in
compliance with local and state fuel codes
and regulations. Fuel leaks when ignited,
can cause fire and explosion, resulting in harm or
● Before initial generator start-up, all fuel system
lines must be purged and leak tested according to
applicable codes by experienced service personnel.
No fuel leaks are permitted.
● Do not smoke or allow open flame near generator
while servicing fuel system or battery. Lead acid
battery will emit a highly explosive hydrogen gas that