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Generac XG8000E - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

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Run Watts
8,000
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
10,000
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
OHVI
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Generac OHVI Engine
Provides premium quality power
Engineered for high performance
Full Pressure Oil Lubrication System

Oversized Full-Wrap Frame Tubing & Impact Resistant Corners
Durable construction which minimizes damage from rough handling

Illuminated Control Panel
Brightens up controls for better visibility

Power Bar
Keeps an eye on your wattage output for improved performance

Covered Outlets
Protects your connection from the environment

Start/Stop Fuel Shut-Off & Choke Controls
Easy to reach on the control panel for better control

Low-Oil Shut Down & Hour Meter
Protects engine from damage & tracks usage for maintenance

External Battery Charge Jack (Includes Charger)
Plug in your generator when not in use to keep battery charged


Model
  Model Number:5747
 UPC:696471057478
 Manufacturer:Generac
 Made in USA:Yes
Engine
 Brand:Generac OHVI
 Starting System:12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
 HP/CC:410 cc
 Consumer Engine Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Engine Warranty:1 Year
 Engine RPM:3600 RPM
 Low Oil Alert/Shutdown:Yes
 Cast Iron Sleeve:Yes
Product Specs
 Voltage120/240 Single-Phase
 Frequency:60 Hertz
 Alternator:Brush
 Auto Voltage Regulation:Yes
 Fuel TypeGasoline
 Rated Amps:33 Amps @ 240 Volts (Single Phase)
 Portability Kit:NeverFlat
 Tank Size:9 Gallons
 Run Time (50% Load):10 Hours
 Fuel Tank Material:Metal
 Fuel Gauge:Yes
 Decibel Rating @ 7m:Not Measured by Manufacturer 
 Idle Control:No
 Hour Meter:Yes
 Voltage Meter:No
 Lifting Eye:No
 Battery:Included
Overview
 Assembly Required:Yes
 Weight:250 Lbs. (113.40 kilograms)
 Dimensions:31.5"L x 25.5"W x 28"H
(80.01 x 64.77 x 71.12 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:2 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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  16 Questions
Q: Mike,

I have a XG8000E, when running will the generator charge the battery?

by Raymond from Connecticut on February 12, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

The Generac 5747 does not charge the battery while it is running. The generator comes with a wall charger in order to maintain the battery when not in use. Below is a link to the Owner's Manual which will cover this.

Owner's Manual

NOTE: Do not use the battery charger for more than 48 hours at one
charge.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is there a recommended enclosure for this generator so that it can be used outside when raining or snowing?

Thanks!

by Mike from Ohio on October 21, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We do offer the GenTent canopy that gets installed over the generator. This canopy will protect the outlets from getting wet while running in rain or snow. Below is a link to this item.

GenTent GT10KB00TB


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I was interested in buying the Generac GP17500E. I did my homework and believe it is the one for me. The questions I have are:

1. Can I convert it to propane?

2. How long will a 15lb propane tank last on this generator if I'm not powering the whole house and just the bare necessities?

Thank you Ryan

by Ryan from New York on October 16, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

We at Power Equipment Direct do not recommend converting your gasoline portable generator to an alternative fuel and doing so will void the manufacturer’s warranty and may cause damage to the generator itself. These conversions are not recommended by any of the generator manufacturers.

Gasoline has an Ignition Point of 475–536 °F. When a generator is manufactured to run solely on gasoline these temperatures are taken into consideration and the engine components are made to handle these temperatures.

Propane (LP) has an Ignition Point of 920-1020°F and Natural Gas (NG) has an Ignition Point of 900–1500°F. These higher temperatures will cause damage over time on any “gas only” powered engine.

The following guidelines cover Honda engines (Also applies to other engine manufacturers) modified to run on fuels other than the one for which they were designed, such as converting an engine to run on propane (LP) or natural gas (NG).


• Honda gasoline engines are certified to operate on unleaded fuel with a pump octane rating of 86 or higher, containing no more than 10% ethanol (E10).

• Any change to the original configuration of a certified Honda engine is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act prohibition against tampering (40 CFR §1068.101(b)(1)). The tampering prohibition is important because poorly designed and installed modifications can increase emissions.

• The Clean Air Act prohibits anyone from removing or rendering inoperative any device or design element installed on engines in compliance with regulations. These actions are considered tampering, which carries a civil penalty up to $37,500 for each engine or equipment in violation.

• Engines converted by a third party (OEM, dealer, converter, etc.) to run on a different fuel type must be recertified with the EPA on the new fuel to comply with applicable emission standards. The third party must recertify under a new family and notify Honda to not include the modified engines in the original family.

• Converted engines to be sold for use in California must meet CARB requirements and the converter must obtain approval from CARB. EPA certificates or tampering exemptions will not satisfy the requirement for CARB certification.

• Once certified, the third party must remove the Honda emission control label and apply a compliant emission control label for the new fuel indicating the new certifying manufacturer. Honda will no longer assume any responsibility as the certifying manufacturer.

• The Honda Distributor's Limited Warranty does not extend to parts affected or damaged by the conversion to or use of fuel other than the fuel for which the engine was originally designed.


• Honda offers V-twin engines specifically designed and certified for use in LP/NG applications. The engines incorporate special design features that address the higher combustion temperatures and reduced lubrication to the valve guide area (since it is a dry fuel, not liquid). Please contact your sales representative or distributor for additional information.


Disclaimer: The guidance provided is intended for Honda dealer/distributor informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must contact the appropriate certifying agencies if you require information on how regulations apply to your specific application.

The regulations and additional information can be found at these web sites:

EPA - EPA

CARB - CARB


The run times will always vary based on the actual load put on the generator.



by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What are the total number of circuits it can power?
by Frank from Pennsylvania on October 09, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

The Generac XG8000E is suited to provide 33.3 amps of 240 volt power. This rating does not translate to a specific number of circuits, as there are a wide variety of circuit ratings in the marketplace.

The limiting factor on any 8kW generator is the 30 amp 4-wire 120/240v receptacle which is rated at 30amps. Any of our 30 amp manual switches will work - you would just need to focus on the number of circuits (fixed vs interchangeable) and indoor vs outdoor enclosure. The 30 amp transfer switches that we offer typically range from 6-10 circuits.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the spark plug number for the XP8000E?
by Don Farrell from Arkansas on February 20, 2013

A: For this information you will need to go to the Generac website and log into the owner's manual section using your serial number. This will give you access to all of the manuals and parts lists for your specific model...here's the link...

Generac Manual Search - SN Required

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim, I am thinking about buying the Generac XP8000E for household emergency power after hurricane hits. I noticed the odd looking recepticles on the unit and wonder; can I plug a regular extension cord from the generator to power portable a/c unit, fridge, some lights, and maybe some other needed items? Or, can I run a 4 ton a/c with this unit, as well as my other items listed, and if so what do I need to tie into the house power panel?
by Don Stewart from Mississippi on August 24, 2012

A: Running extension cords limits the output you will get from the generator. The maximum wattage you can get out of a standard outlet is 2400 watts so the maximum you would get out of the 2 paired standard 120V outlets will be 4800 watts.

To maximize the output capacity of a portable generator it is best to connect the generator to your electrical panel using a manual transfer switch, power inlet box and a generator power cord connected to the 30A 4-prong twistlock outlet on the generator.

This will give you a maximum wattage output capacity of 7500 watts (AxV=W) and will allow you to run more equipment.

Portable generators are not designed to power central AC units due to the tremendous amount of power required to start a central AC, even when connected to a manual transfer switch.

The following will help:

How To Connect A Portable Generator To Your Home

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What makes the XP8000E more expensive than the XG8000E? Looking for an 8kW for home use.
by Steve Keefer from Maryland on August 24, 2012

A: The reason the XP model costs more than the XG is because of the features and components.

The XP model is capable of delivering clean power with Generac's Truepower technology.

This is essential when powering sensitive electronics like cell phones, computers, HDTV s and any other electronics that have complex circuitry within them.

The XP also provides two high voltage 30 amp outlets. One rated for 120v and the other rated for 120/240v. The XG only has the 120/240.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What does "fully pressurized oil lubrication system " mean? Does the engine have a oil pump?

by Paul from Ohio on August 20, 2012

A: This means the unit does have an oil pump like your car and with it being fully pressurized like your car the engine will last longer as the parts are being lubricated better.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Should the chargers for the generator battery be pluged in all the time or just for a certain amount of time each month?

by Paul from New Hampshire on August 15, 2012

A: From the owner's manual page 11 (Charging the Battery):

Use battery charger plug to keep the battery charged and ready
for use. Battery charging should be done in a dry location.

1. Plug charger into “Battery Charger Input” jack, located on the
control panel. Plug wall receptacle end of the battery charger
into a 120 Volt AC wall outlet.
2. Unplug battery charger from wall outlet and control panel jack
when generator is going to be in use.

NOTE: Do not use the battery charger for more than 48 hours at one
charge.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can you recommend a cover for the Generac XG 8000E generator?
by Richard Smith from Connecticut on February 26, 2012

A: I would recommend the Classic Accessories X-Large Generator Cover model 79547. It may be a bit longer but it would cover the width and height better than the large cover would.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,
I'm a licensed NH Electrician I have a Honeywell 7500Watt Portable Generator that will be used to supply selected loads in a non-separately derived residential application as outlined by the 2011 NEC. The tag on this generator indicated that the neutral is bonded to the frame. I need to know if this generator can be made into a floating neutral generator without voiding listings or warranty. If the answer is yes then where and how does the manufacture recommend the removal of the bond? And will the manufacture send a new label that indicates the generator is now a floating neutral generator. This will be an issue with any generator that has its neutral bonded to the frame portable or stationary. Any info that you can give me will be a great help.

Regards,

Ron T.

by Ron Tasker from New Hampshire on January 08, 2012

A: Many generators that have a bonded neutral to frame can be modified so the neutral is floating, or separate from the frame and generator ground. If the neutral connection (bond) to frame can be removed, if the manufacturer supports this, it’s usually the best solution as it would result in a “floating neutral” generator and would be ideal for connecting to most transfer switches.

If the generator manufacturer does not support modifying the generator to remove the bond between neutral and ground/frame, the system can be setup to meet all codes by using a neutral switching transfer switch. A “non-separately derived system” is where the generator neutral is floating, and its neutral is always interconnected with the neutral for the utility – this is the most common way backup systems are setup – including automatic backup systems.

If you need to isolate the neutral then you need to use a GFI type transfer switch such as the Reliance Controls "X" series switches.....see link for details.

GFI Transfer Switches

Note: Typically these switches are not required unless the 120/240v outlet on the generator is GFI protected which is found on Professional generators such as the Generac "XP" models and not the "XG" model.

The fact that a generator has a bonded-neutral does not rule out compatibility with 2-pole transfer switches, which make up the majority of all transfer switches. The only time that a portable generator will not function with a 2-pole transfer switch is if the generator has a bonded-neutral AND there is a GFCI breaker or GFCI mechanism protecting the receptacle being used to connect the generator to the transfer switch. Most 120/240v generator receptacles are not GFCI protected.

National Code does not require switching the neutral in general, but arguably the neutral should be switched when using a bonded generator based on how the system is setup and defined as a whole. Any time a bonded-neutral generator is connected through a transfer switch to a house wiring system, what results are two neutral-to-ground bond points: one at the main panel and one at the generator. This can be construed as having two bond points in the electrical system, even though the portable generator is not part of the system, and therefore one of the bond points should be removed (or a transfer device implemented that isolates the neutral).

Having two bond points in this scenario creates 'dual paths' on the ground and neutral between the generator and the house panel, aka "ground loop", meaning the ground wire from the generator to the house panel will share some of the return power with the neutral wire. This leads to a very small amount of voltage on the ground wire between the generator and house panel. It can be argued by an installer or authority that this power on the ground is objectionable, and a special neutral switching setup might be mandated. This is also why if there is a GFCI breaker protecting the generator receptacle, it will sense this power being lost on the neutral (to the ground) and will trip every time the generator is connected, even under No load.

* If the generator does not have a GFCI protecting the in-use receptacle, there will not be a trip and the generator will power circuits successfully. Now it’s just a question of whether having this setup is acceptable to the home owner, installer and authority if applicable.
Using bonded generators without switching the neutral has been a common application for many years, regardless of how the code is interpreted, but about 10 years ago generators started adding GFCI's (per OSHA job site requirements) and wiring them into the larger receptacles, which will limit their applications when used at homes. The 2014 code will require new generators to have built in GFCI’s, but only on the 15/20 amp 120 volt outlets, which in most cases are not being used to power a transfer switch. If we look at all of the portable generators that are bonded neutral, and then separate the models WITH a GFCI breaker protecting the 120/240 outlet, the percentage of these generators is extremely small. These are the only generators that will functionally require a 3-pole transfer switch that breaks the neutral.

Breaking the neutral with a “3-pole” (neutral switching) transfer device eliminates the ground loop (dual paths) between the generator and house panel created by having two bond points, and will eliminate the problem of the GFCI breaker tripping creating a “separately derived system” where the generator neutral is never common with the utility neutral.

I hope this information was helpful.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have ordered a Generac XG8000E

Can I use a transfer switch rated for 30amps or due I need to use one rated 50amps ?

by A Janczyk from Connecticut on January 06, 2012

A: You will want to go with a 30A transfer switch because the largest outlet on the generator is 30A and all 30A outlets, switches, inlet boxes and cords have a maximum wattage rating of 7500 watts.

Rule of thumb is to size your generator to 80% of the generators running capacity, so when a large load kicks in the unit has enough flexibility to handle it and still provide clean voltage output.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim,

I am looking for a portable generator 6500W - 8000W that would be safe to run electronics from. I would have tv and computers connected. Is the XG8000E recommended? Is there another? Is there recommended surge/line conditioner to use?

by Kevin Guerrier from New Hampshire on October 01, 2011

A: The most clean power will come from a Home standby unit or an inverter generator. We offer the Honda EU6500IS inverter generator that would be your safest portable option.

The Generac portables are "safe" for running electronics, but the most clean power will come from an inverter.

EU6500IS
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What is the difference between the generac 5747 and the generac 5681 besides the price? Also what is max kw and running kw on both. thanks need answer before ordering.
by John Maurer from Illinois on February 19, 2011

A: In regards to your question, the XG8000E (5747) is designed mainly for construction site use but can be used in residential applications. The GP8000E (5681) is designed for the homeowner. Both models have the exact same engine and alternator with the only difference being the frame construction and the looks. Both units offer 8,000 watts running and 10,000 watts surge capacity.


A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future.
Note: A certified electrician should be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What are the outside dimensions of the Generac XP8000E generator and will it fit in a generator hard shed type cover?
by Francis Gauthier from New York on February 10, 2011

A: Dimensions of this unit are going to be 31.5" x 25.5" x 28". If the shed matches these dimensions or is bigger, then you would be fine.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: How does this generator start in cold weather with the electric start? What is the difference between OHV engine & Generac's OHVI engine?
by Daryl Hammond from Ohio on January 17, 2011

A: Portable generators are normally stored inside and the B&S 30471 comes with a float style battery charger which is plugged into the generator when not in use. This allows the generator battery to have a sufficient charge when the generator is needed to start.

An OHV (Overhead Valve) engine is compact designed and generally makes the unit operate quieter. The Generac OHVI (Overhead Valve Industrial) engine is built robustly with premium power and high performance and comes with a fully pressurized oil lubrication system and spin-on filter.
by Mike, Product Expert
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Electric Generators Direct Recommended

Like its big brother, the XG8000E can handle just about any construction job and can power a lot of your home conveniences in an emergency. That's why it gets our "Good" recommendation in the Semi-Pro category.

Its engine was designed specifically for generators. It out runs competitive generator engines with an engine life that is three to four times longer. It also has an electric start engine for easy start up.

It's sturdy. It's powerful. It's capable of tackling tough jobs... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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Daniel P.
Renton, WA
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Xg8000e Generator Review, See The Generator In Action!
I acquired this generator several months ago and it has served me well. It is extremely well built and easy to use. I love all the features it has. Has a nice digital hour meter which not only shows the hour usage of the generator but I love that it tells you when the oil and filter need to be changed as well. Takes the guess work out of maintenance!

It starts right up no matter what the weather conditions are It handles heavy loads with an ease. I love that it has led lights to light up the... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Daniel Recommends This Generac Product
Daniel Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have ordered a couple of generac natural gas standby generators from Electric Generators Direct and am about to order another tonight for a customer of mine. I am an electrical contractor in Washington state and Electric Generators Direct has served me well with reliable shipping, in stock generators and best prices."
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Ben B.
Port Chester, NY
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Generac Xg8000e Does Not Start
I bought the Generac XG8000E to upgrade an older Briggs & Stratton after having a transfer switch installed. I did not expect any issues since my old B&S has been extremely reliable and has performed great after many storms have knocked out our electric. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get the Generac started.

It has been frustrating since all EGD can do is provide Generac’s client service phone number. I recommend buying / ordering a generator from a Big Box store... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Ben,
We're sorry to hear about the problems with you generator. As with any mechanical piece of equipment, there is always a chance that you could have an issue regardless of where you purchased it. If you're still having issues with your generator that a service center can't resolve, please let us know.
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Mark D.
Pembroke, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For A Storm
After loosing power for several days due to the massive snow storm last winter and hurricane Irene the before that it was an easy decision to purchase a real back-up generator. Although we were thankful for the tiny generator we already owned it lacked the necessary power run all the appliances we needed. After much research and talking to several generator owners the GENERAC XG8000E moved to the top of the list.

Because there isn't natural gas on our street a gasoline powered portable... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Mark Recommends This Generac Product
Mark Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order and kept me informed about delivery. Will buy from Power Equipment Direct for my other equipment needs."
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J.w.
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Switch!
Local power outages lately seem to coming more often, and of longer duration. In July 2012 west suburban Chicago had a huge storm, and we were out for 5 days.

I wanted / needed a transfer switch for safety, and ease of hook up (the wife might need to hook up sometime).

Jim helped me select a Reliance Q310C, and I’m very satisfied with the choice. It covers all my essentials, and delivers power to hard-wired items like the furnace, well, bathroom and kitchen lights. No more extension... more
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Peter T.
Marion, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Couldn't Start...
When I received my generator, I read the manual, followed the steps, but it wouldn't start. I had to take it to an authorized Genrac dealer who ultimately fixed the problem.

The choke had not been connected prior to shipping. They gave it a full checkout and I picked it up. It is now running beautifully!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Peter Recommends This Generac Product
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Clayton Terry
Cypress, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/23/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Model #5747 Generator Xg8000e
Was leery after reading some of the reviews as to quality control at the factory.

Upon receipt I unloaded and assembled the generator in about 20 to 25 minutes (including time to add fuel and oil).

The battery was already charged and after choking and cranking the engine started on the 3rd or 4th attempt. I let it run 4 or 5 minutes before placing a load on the unit.

I started with a single fan then added a second, then a 1/2 hp drill and a grinder. The generator handled the load... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price
Cons: Heavy
Clayton Recommends This Generac Product
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Richard Richardson
Tacoma, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/22/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Generac
So far what I did notice now that I didn't notice when I bought it is that the generator does not have a circuit breaker on it.

The only way to turn power off or on is by inserting the plug into the generator and pulling it out when you want it off.
Pros: Price, Quiet
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Portable Generator Expert
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Richard,
One way to get around this is to install a transfer switch and an optional power inlet box.

Take a look at some of the How-To articles on our site by clicking the "How-To Library" link under "Community" at the bottom of our site.

There is a lot of helpful information in there regarding transfer switches and installation.
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Steve A.
Coldwater, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Came Through For Us!
We ordered the generator 4 weeks ago and just had the house set up to accept the plug in for the power....then 3 days later a wind storm with 75 mph gust tore the roof off a barn and it landed on power lines...the Michigan utility said the power could be out 4-6 days.

We plugged in the generator and hit the power start, instantly we had lights and heat...one of the things I liked was the power that this generator had, so many people in our neighborhood have smaller generators and were... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Steve Recommends This Generac Product
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Jon
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Fuel Line Kink
Purchased the generator from a local big box home improvement store after reading hundreds of reviews online. I understood that there may have been a few quality control issues at the factory, but I am reasonably mechanically inclined so I bought it anyway to support the home team and buy American.

Assembled it per the instructions and then attempted to crank it with both the electric start and pull cord. It would not crank. I then went straight for the fuel line as this was listed by... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Jon Recommends This Generac Product
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Andrew B.
Jericho, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/21/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac For Emergency Backup
We upgraded our current generator, that was about 8 years old, to a larger one. We added more circuits in the house. All are all ready for the next blackout there will be one!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Durable
Cons: Expensive
Andrew Recommends This Generac Product
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Sam B.
Smithsburg, MD
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Thank You Generac And The Peoples Republic Of China
Bought this generator before Christmas. Ran it twice for 2 hours each time during brief power outages without any problem. A severe thunderstorm came through and we have been and will be without power for at least a week--roads closed, thousands of trees and power poles down. Started the generator and over the course of the next 22 hours, I noticed that the choke vibrated out (an obvious design defect), unit ran very hot to the point of boiling the oil and finally would not run under any... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
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