3.5 — Turning the Generator Off When Operating Under Load
NOTE: Important! To turn the generator off during prolonged utility outages to perform maintenance or conserve fuel, follow these simple, but important steps:
To turn the generator OFF (while running in AUTO and online):
1. Turn OFF (or OPEN) the main Utility disconnect.
2. Turn OFF (or OPEN) the Main Line Circuit Breaker (MLCB) on the generator.
3. Turn the generator OFF.
I wonder if whoever wrote this was not thinking or writing from a script. No reason to do anything to the utility disconnect.
I leave the utility disconnect on when I shut mine down overnight during a prolonged outage. Otherwise the utility could come back online when I am sleeping or away and I would not get any power from them.
Otherwise there is good advice here, try to drop any loads possible by their own switches and then open the circuit breaker under light/no load.