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Repair Center  Quick Fix: How to Service the Spark Arrestor on a Honda EU 2000i Generator

Why Read This Article?

  • Keep your generator running like new by cleaning or replacing the spark arrestor.

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 10 minutes
Frequency: Every 6 months Servicing the spark arrestor
1. Remove the back cover.
2. Remove the muffler.
3. Pull out the spark arrestor.
4. Clean the spark arrestor.
5. Reinstall the muffler.
6. Reinstall the back cover.


Tools & Materials

  • Screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Small metal brush
  • Propane torch

Quick Fix: How to Service the Spark Arrestor on a Honda EU 2000i Generator

Learn how to service the spark arrestor on your generator by reading this article.  
The spark arrestor is a piece in the muffler that prevents sparks from exiting the muffler and causing fires. Over time this part will become clogged with carbon and must be cleaned to maintain the proper functioning of your engine. Luckily, the process of servicing the spark arrestor is easily performed in 15 minutes or less. Take a look at the article below to help guide you through the process.

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  Servicing the spark arrestor

1. Remove the back cover

Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws and pull the cover off of the generator.



2. Remove the muffler

Use a socket to remove the three bolts and pull the muffler away from the generator.



3. Pull out the spark arrestor

Simply pull the spark arrestor out of the muffler.


4. Clean the spark arrestor 

Use a small metal brush or a torch to clean the carbon off of the spark arrestor. Then let it cool and set it back in the muffler.



5. Reinstall the muffler

Reinstall the muffler by fastening it to the muffler with the three bolts.



6. Reinstall the back cover

Set the cover back into position and secure it using the screw that were removed in the first step.


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  Conclusion And by following the steps listed above, anybody should be able to clean or replace the spark arrestor on their generator at home. Keeping your generator maintained will save you money and extend the life of the tool.  
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