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Generac 5735 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (27)
Price (22)
I'd Buy It Again (17)
Features (17)
Exceeded Expectations (14)
Cons
Heavy (13)
Unreliable (5)
Low Quality (4)
Durability (3)
Bad Instructions (2)
84% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8912 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

An extremely popular generator in Florida. Most homes in Hurricane country are powered entirely by electricity -- no natural gas or propane fuel source.

Standby generators simply don't work in these situations because they need natural gas or propane to generate electricity.

Many homeowners would like a standby generator, but they don't want to install an unsightly propane tank in their back yard. Their only option is a portable gasoline-powered generator with a big gas tank.

The... more
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William I.
Bentonville, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/3/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Generator
Let me start by saying that when I ordered this generator, I was told that it was going to be at least a week untill it was delivered--I was given grossly incorrect information--the generator was in fact ready the next day for delivery by the trucking company....WOW what service...in fact the driver who delivered it said that it came from a warehouse in a neighboring town 10 miles from my house in Virginia, then shipped to Maryland and then back to my house...this makes no sense to me, but they... more
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John B.
Mattawan, MI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Foreign Made Junker
Have had nothing but problems with this unit since new. Hard starting despite using ethanol-free fuel. Backfiring, smoking, not to mention tires went flat 2 months after it was new. Have had it serviced 5 times and has only been used for 21 hours. Will never buy another Generac product.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We are sorry to learn of the issues that you've experienced with your GP17500E. As we are unfamiliar with the causes of your these issues, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) to discuss your experience in further detail. Once we are able to extend correspondence, we can address servicing and warranty-related concerns as well.
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Nathan P.
Strafford, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Worth The Price
Very happy with this machine. Put the wheels and handles on, add oil and gas, connect the battery leads and push the start button. The only improvement I can think of is to mount the 50 amp plug where it would be more accessible.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable, Reliable
Nathan Recommends This Generac Product
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Terry R.
Pleasant Hill, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Positive Experience So Far
From placing the order to having it delivered to my home on a lift gate truck, things went just as promised. Easy to assemble and easy to hook up. Haven't had a chance to give it a full-blown trial run yet but from what I've seen so far I expect it will do everything I need, My only complaint is that I had to run two separate lines to get the full wattage, the 50 amp outlet supplies only 12000 w. I ran another line from the 30 amp 240v outlet to a sub-panel to utilize the rest of it's power,
Terry Recommends This Generac Product
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John
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/24/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cautionary Note
Received generator. The shipping container looked OK. Opened carton and saw no damages to worry about. Shipper requested us to do it while they were present. Every thing looked OK. However once assembled and started the engine leaked oil while running. Oil leak got worse the longer it was run. Only ran engine for less than a total of 30 minutes. Problem was a cracked aluminum engine block. This was discovered by Generac serviceman. Generac corp was notified of bad engine on Dec 4. The... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Heavy, Low Quality, Generac Quality Assurance Seems To Be Lackin
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
Thank you for providing feedback about the generator and the warranty process. We have passed on this information on to Generac.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We are sorry to learn of your unit's issues. If you have not done so already, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with the serial number of your personal unit, so that we can document your personal case. If you need help getting into contact with the independent authorized service provider that you are currently working with, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at the number provided above.
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Martin P.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator - It Powers My Whole House
I was a little concerned that the generator would not provide enough power via the 50AMP plug, which is 12500 watts of the 17500 watts available. It was able to power on both of my central a/c units 2.5 and 3 ton, while having power to spare for the essentials in the home. Typically both a/c units would not be on at the same time, but it was able to handle that situation with power to spare. I would recommend buying a Trickle Charger for the battery to prevent it from losing power during... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Martin Recommends This Generac Product
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Harry M.
Sorrento, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Emergency Power
Searched for best buy and found your Generac GP17500E. plan to use in case of power outages to power well, sump pump, two refrigerators, freezer, Direct TV with internet, and phone service, lights and ceiling fans. My electrician was impressed when he completed hookup and test. We live in a rural area on the bottom end of electric service,

Unit arrived in excellent condition and despite no setup instructions I was able to do the necessary assembly to make it operational, started... more
Harry Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Harry,
The assembly instructions (Wheels/Axle) are very brief in the owner’s manual.
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Steven S.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/6/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Started Easily
Received the generator and everything was as described. Added the oil and gas, then cranked it up. It started right away and ran flawlessly... Will test it's capacity soon.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Its Heavy But I Knew That When I Bought It
Steven Recommends This Generac Product
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Charles E.
Palatka, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Impressions
I hadn't realized the size of this generator until it arrived the pictures make it look very similar to our old 5550 Generac. The unit arrives on a pallet, with a cardboard cover. I was surprised (and happy) to see an oil cooler, a very nice flexible oil drain hose, a very good sized muffler, and everything very accessible.
I performed the required assembly by myself. Loose items you must assemble are the handle, the foot, and the wheels. It is very helpful to have numerous pieces of 2x4... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Bad Instructions, Difficult To Assemble
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Luis G.
Palm Coast, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With Purchase
I purchased a Generac Generator model 5735, It is a beast! Arived promptly and on time with a very courteous driver that was nice enough to place it in my garage, guess he took a look at my wife with a little dolly and felt sorry for her, thank you.
We managed to put it together in a day, with just the two of us, two older folks both disabled. We struggled, fanegled and invented in order to put the wheels on but once we put the wheel on the rest was easy.

The electrician will be coming... more
Luis Recommends This Generac Product
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Jim E.
Corpus Christi, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/10/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You've Got To Love It!
Decided to go with a portable home backup generator as it provides flexibility in use and easier access to my main panel. I decided to go with the Generac GP17500E after extensive web research and reviews from electric generators direct web site. Cannot be happier. Delivery was prompt with free lift gate service. Delivery driver brought my generator right to my garage.

Everything was well packaged and easy to uncrate. This generator is not one for the faint hearted. Included wheel kit... more
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Robert D.
Catawissa, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/16/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Good name brand generator. At an unmatched price. Shipped quickly and arrived in perfect shape. Folks at Electric Generators Direct are helpful.
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Rob W.
Annapolis, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/24/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp17500e - Economical Whole House Power
I thought and researched for a long time..... We would lose power infrequently, but when we had ice or wind storm damage, we would be down for 3-5 days since we live in a low density area and are therefore low priority during big outages. I just could not pony-up the cash for a fully automatic standby system - we don't lose power that often.

I bought the GP17500 a 50' 6390 power cord, 6344 outside connection box, an interlock kit for my primary 200 amp panel and some watt meters so I could... more
Rob Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Rob,
We always suggest using a manual transfer switch for any application that requires power to hardwired circuits. A manual transfer switch is your best form of protection to prevent an overloaded generator.
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Jerry M.
Centreville, MS
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/24/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Poor Delivery & Leaking Tire Discovered Days Later
Shippers Express very poor delivery Truck broke down during delivery 15 miles away from my home Company towed truck back to shop 120 miles away and sent another truck next day During entire process Shippers Express office did not truck was broken down. I had to tell them in office what was wrong I have not put a load on it yet but it cranks and runs fine Packed nicely
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Reliable
Jerry Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jerry,
We've very sorry about the delivery issues. We've provided our freight carrier this information.

As for the tire, seems like a defect. Please contact Generac directly @ 888-436-3722
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Richard M.
Buchanan, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/26/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
After an engine failure on a smaller generator we shopped around a lot for a replacement. Electric Generators Direct had the best price and also had everything we needed for our installation.

Our generator arrived in just a few days.
The trucking company that they used had exceptional service, helping to get the crate right up to the garage.
Setup was straight forward and I was able to do most of the assembly by myself, with a little help from my wife, (works best with 2 people).

After... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
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Mark J.
Geneseo, IL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/8/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Gp17500e - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator Review
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Heavy
Mark Recommends This Generac Product
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Barbara G.
Hersey, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/22/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Worked Great
Power was out for 17hrs and it did not miss a beat.
Barbara Recommends This Generac Product
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Bryan
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/29/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful Hurricane Generator
I live in Southwest Louisiana and auxiliary power will be required at some point in the future. We are subject to hurricanes and other storms that produce high winds. Power failures are usually a result of trees falling onto power lines or lightening strikes. I purchased a Generac GP17500E- 17,500 watt electric start, portable generator from Power Equipment Direct on July 10, 2012 at a good price and received it on-time and in perfect condition. Before the generator was purchased plans were... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Bryan Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Bryan,
Please be aware that it clearly states in the owner's manual that you should NEVER run a generator indoors, regardless if you have the exhaust exiting the building. Main reason is that even a small exhaust leak, that can go virtually undetected, can fill an interior space with carbon monoxide very quickly. You can also experience engine running issues with the exhaust extended because additional back-pressure is created. Operating the generator like this will void the warranty. Also as an air-cooled generator, this machine requires as much air as possible to keep it from overheating.

NEVER store engine with fuel in tank indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas where fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light as on a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer or other gas appliance.
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Frank R.
Southington, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Beauty And The Beast
We needed portability AND power. This was the answer. 17,500 running Watts and 26,250 starting Watts. Great Price. Incredible Online Support. Paired it with the Generac 6380 50 Amp 12-16 circuit Indoor Manual Transfer Switch plus the Generac 6344 50 Amp Twistlock Raintight aluminum Power Inlet Box plus the 6344 Generac 6389 50 Amp 25 foot Straight Blade Power Cord.

Generator came with oil and even extra fuel and air filters. Took less than 30 minutes to unpack the generator, connect... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Durable
Frank Recommends This Generac Product
Frank Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything I needed on the site. Easy to use."
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Kevin C.
Wichita, KS
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/24/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bought 5 & 3 Failed In First Hour Of Use
I purchased 5 of these units at once. 3 of them failed within the first hour on the meter. Pressure build up in the fuel tank made it look as though it would explode. Looked like a balloon ready to pop. After releasing the pressure and looking inside, the fuel was bubbling from excessive air. Looked like it was boiling but was not hot. Service - What a joke! I contacted Generac direct and shared the story, they sent me to a local electrician that provides warranty work and I still have not... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Kevin,
We apologize for the issues you're having with those generators. This is one of our top selling portable generators and it is a rare occurrence that there are any issues with them. Generac stands behind these models with a 2-Year Residential and 1-Year Commercial Warranty. We've emailed you and provided a list of local services centers in your area. Please let us know if you if you experience any other issues with these generators.
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Marc W.
Medicine Hat, MT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/20/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointed
I bought this unit as a portable power source for our Ice Cream Concession Trailer. The unit surges badly and provides inconsistent power. Voltage fluctuates and causes problems with our equipment. This unit has been at the warranty repair shop twice. It's there right now, and has been there for the past 4 weeks while they wait for factory assistance to try to solve the surging issue. I'm not happy with this purchase at all.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Heavy, Unreliable, Extremely Loud
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Marc,
We're sorry about the issues you're having with your generator. Hopefully the service center can resolve the problem you've been having.
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Darrin H.
Choctaw, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/1/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Customer Service!!!
I called and talked with someone who sounded put out that I called and asked me to order online. The only reason I called was to make sure my order would go out on time because we had a job we had to get done. ...So I did order online and then they never shipped my unit!! Go figure.

I'm sure the guy who was put out that I called made sure it didn't go out on time. So 3 days later I called and then they sent it out. So I lost over $500 on job because I had to give discount. The only reason I... more
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Darrin,
We are sorry to hear your order did not ship as planned. You did pay for our rush order processing service (which ensures your order ships the same day), but unfortunately that did not happen. Your order did not ship until two days after you placed the order due to a glitch in our inventory system. We did reimburse your $50 rush order processing fee and shipped the order as quickly as we could. Our apologies again. Our order process usually runs a lot smoother than this. If there is anything further we can do feel free to contact us at 800-710-7499.
Again, our apologies.
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Chris C.
Mills River, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/6/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Generac 17500
Fresh out of the box, it's hard to start in a heated building, no difference on the job site. The 50 amp breaker pops with 0 load on it.

Works sometimes, sometimes it doesn't. Wouldn't recommend but it's priced cheap and works most of the time. next step up is 5 grand more. what do you do?
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Watsen B.
Rayland, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/1/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
Easy to assemble, reliable generator already got me through two summer storms. Powerful and exact. Started right up, and run just about everything in my home. As a rural user, it's exactly what I needed. It's a load off my mind when the power knocks sometimes for days. Large capacity fuel tank and easy to read gas gauge. I couldn't be more satisfied with my purchase.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Easy Starting
Cons: It's All Good
Watsen Recommends This Generac Product
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Lance D.
Hillsville, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/17/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power Backup Ready
We lost power in a bad storm back in July. It took the power company 6 days to get it back.

So, I ordered the 17500 Generac and the recommended accessories. It took awhile to install because of my work schedule and the fact that we wanted it in the barn. I ran an underground 2 AWG cable from the barn, to the house, to the TWB2005DR; then had the local electric guys run the meter to the TWB2005DR, then back to my main panel.

I installed the outdoor 50 amp transfer box that the genny... more
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Daniel A.
Culpeper, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Piece Of Equipment
This generator is a beast. Had our first outage after getting this unit and it exceeded my expectations, I have an all electric 3000 sq ft house and it powered it all to include 2 heat pumps and air handlers there was nothing that we could through at this unit that would make it skip a beat a must have if you lose power often. The only down side is the weight of the unit this thing is heavy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Heavy
Daniel Recommends This Generac Product
Daniel Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipping was great positive experience all around."
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Luke
Fresno, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/23/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Experience Buying My Generator
I purchased my Generator online on a Tuesday and as they said it was come down my driveway on Friday that same week, the driver couldn't get the lift gate down so he pulled up to the top of the driveway and unloaded it and used a pallet jack and pulled it down to my house and waited till I got it open and made sure it was all there before he left. Ones I got it together " handle and wheels " I added oil and gas and hooked up the battery did as the instructions said to do and she... more
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Chadrick
Charleston, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/3/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Buyer Be Warned!!!!!
Purchased with rush shipping. Delivery was excellent and the lift-gate service went above and beyond. I assembled the generator and it fired right up, ran a couple drills, just to prove it would work and called the electrician. The master electrician wired the switches and made the 50-amp and 30 amp cables needed for our application. After running for approximately 10 minutes we plugged the 30-amp cable into the generator, turned a single circuit on and the generator powered down and would... more
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Dean M.
Cleo Springs, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/2/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2011
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Homeowner
Purchased 17,500 watt generator from Generators Direct. Very competitive price with no shipping charge. Received generator in very short time. Unpacked and assembled with no problems. Was impressed that oil and service items were included. Was very impressed until I hit the START button. Buzz for about 3 seconds then nothing. Checked battery, seemed to have charge. Just in case, put on charger for 1 hour. Hit START button, again buzz for about 3 seconds then nothing. Hooked up a... more
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Rob M.
Coleman, TX
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Pos!
Less than five hours and started blowing heavy smoke and now doesn't run. If you live in TX then good luck finding a service shop. Calling Generac was a joke. They give you names to call but the providers quit servicing their products years ago. Total waste of money! Tires went flat within couple of weeks.
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Rob,
We are sorry to learn of the issues that you are currently experiencing with your portable generator. Unfortunately, we are unable to diagnose your unit's issues over the phone or via online correspondence. Considering this, we do recommend contacting an independent authorized service provider in your local area for any required diagnostic work. If you are having issues locating an independent authorized service provider that can determine the cause of your unit's issues and provide any required service work, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) for further assistance. We do apologize for any inconvenience that this experience may have caused.
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Charlie L.
Peyton, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/29/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quite Good
I ordered it by phone. It was delivered on time with a lift gate truck. Driver put it exactly where I needed it placed. The generator was efficiently packaged. I put it together....meaning the handle, wheels, braces, oil and fuel, etc.....by myself in about a half hour.

I pulled the choke, pushed the start button, and it took right off. I'm using it for both 120 and 240VAC. So far, after about 10 hours of use, this generator works just fine. Wouldn't hurt if I was a little stronger! ... more
Charlie Recommends This Generac Product
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Daniel F.
Sanford, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/26/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Well, Ran Sensitive Electronics Like A Boss.
Bought this to do smaller events like graduation sound systems, private parties in secluded spots, etc. My 60KW is just way too much for those. Being air cooled, the 17,500 is quite a bit noisier than the sound attenuated diesel is. I ran 200' of 6/4 to get away from it and made a plywood 3-sided enclosure to direct the noise out the exhaust side of the Generac.

I put a high velocity fan on the intake side of the motor to make sure the airflow didn't stifle. Ran it for 7 hrs. the first show... more
Daniel Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Daniel,
Thank you for providing us with your review of the GP17500E portable generator. We are happy to learn that the unit has been performing admirably for you. Please note, however, that due to carbon monoxide emissions and overheating concerns, we do not recommend attempting to make any type of enclosure for a portable generator. This can be highly dangerous, and any damage incurred to the unit when utilized in such a setup would not be covered under the product's warranty. If you have any questions about the operation of your unit, or if you would like to inquire about the product's warranty policy, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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David
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/15/14
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Machine!!
I have owned this generator for about 2 months now. We have not had an outage yet, but I tested the heck out of it!! The size of this unit blew me away! After un-boxing and setup, we fired it up. After a small warmup period, we load tested this device for approx. 50 minutes.

Pros: I powered my house, my barn, and a fifth-wheel camper with an absurd amount of stuff running than we ever have on at once. This unit didn't blink. Two freezers, three refrigerators, furnace, water-pump,... more
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Lack Of Ammeter
David Recommends This Generac Product
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Michael M.
Honesdale, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Still Waiting For Parts
15 Minutes after first startup, the bolt that holds coil on engine came out destroying the coil and breaking the cooling fan. Still waiting for parts but things happen. I think I will like it once I get it going.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Quiet
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your generator. If you're having any issues getting parts from Generac, please let us know.
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Randall M.
Roland, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/17/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Five Stars For Me So Far
My generator was shipped promptly and professional. Right to inside my garage. I used my floor jack to assist me putting on the wheels. Zero problems with assembly. Including another air and oil filter and two additional spark plugs really impressed me. Had a professional electrician install a transfer switch. I decided on the correct way to avoid any future worries. Now I can up and running in just minutes. Did a test run and powers my all electric home with ease.. No I didn't turn on every... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Randall Recommends This Generac Product
Randall Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was very pleased with Electric Generators Direct. Expert and prompt shipping and I am saving this site for recommendations. Was delivered right inside my garage with a pallet jack and in perfect condition. Five stars from me !!!"
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Chris
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/26/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Initial Impression...so Far So Good
I got this unit a few days ago. Set up took about an hour.

It runs my whole house (3200sqft) including two heat pumps. It never flinched, no matter what I threw at it.

I'm using ethanol free gas for longevity reasons and it runs like a champ. We will see how it performs over time.
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Bill F.
Northfield, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/19/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
17500 Kw Generator
The generator came packaged well- quality construction, well balanced for being 400 lbs. The generator could also handle the air conditioning and pump loads easily with the 26,000kw surge.

The only complaint I have is that the 50 amp receptacle is mounted under the control panel (a very poor location). The wire support bracket for the 50 amp plug can not be used because the plug cable comes out the side and the bracket is designed to come out of the front.

The first time I ran... more
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Stan
Pasadena, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/1/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
More Power
The storm that hit Maryland June 29,2012 knocked our power out for five days. temps were in the 100 degree range and very humid.Although I had a 7500 watt generator that would run most things in the house including the well and septic, we could not use the central air or the pool filter. I went out and bought two portable A/C units, but at best they would only get the house down to 85 degrees.

We have eight rescued Greyhounds that do not take take the heat very well and I myself was not... more
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Tom
South Salem, NY
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I purchased this generator after Hurricane Irene. I choose this generator because I don't have the ability to install a stanby unit. I don't have natural gas in my area and I didn't want a large propane tank in my yard and it was too costly to burry one.

The generator was delivered as advertised and in perfect condition. I unpacked it and assembled it myself. I would recommend that you have a second person to help. Prior to having the generator delivered I had an electrician install a... more
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Craig
New York, NY
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Solid But Deficiencies
Arrived just before Hurricane Igor hit Bermuda September 2010. I ran a single 30amp cord to 30 amp plug in wired into my mains. Ran for 21 hours like a champion, powered all essential systems, fridges freezers, water pump for showers plus some luxuries, TV, single split system AC for cooling and the like. It is great in that respect. However here are some things to be aware of, some of which I would have expected better from Generac, so thought I would share.

1. Two people needed for set up,... more
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Craig,
These large bore portables simply offer the brute strength required to run larger appliances where other back-up power options aren’t suitable. The stationary standbys that run on NG or LP don’t have the portability, shelter, sound & fuel storage issues like those cited here. If you have access to NG or LP, stationary is the way to go + you gain automatic operation.
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Jim
Riverhead, NY
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 5735
It's a bit of a gas guzzler but working great so far.
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Kenneth B.
Marlinton, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/23/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Still Waiting
They promptly shipped generator out as promised but did not get the foot assembly with shipment. Called, and they shipped me the foot assembly right away. Got the foot assembly, opened the box, and it did not include one of the rubber grommets that goes on the bottom of foot assembly. It takes two, so I called them again. Still waiting on the other grommet so I can finish the assembly. Not very good quality control. Gotta do a lot better than that to satisfy me, so I cannot give you 5 stars on... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Durable
Cons: Heavy, Packaging, Needs A Dolly On Bottom Of Foot Assembly
Kenneth Recommends This Generac Product
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Greg H.
Sevierville, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/28/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The All-powerful Beast
The GP17500E arrived in a truck with lift gate just a few days after I placed my order with EGD. However, recognizing that the large truck would not make it up my steep 1/4-mile long gravel driveway, and not be able to turn around if it did, we placed it in the bucket of my tractor for transport... after inspection of the shipping wraps.

So I transported it from our business to my residence and put it together. Having read other reviews, I left it on the pallet to get the wheels on. Glad I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Not Exactly Quiet Lol
Greg Recommends This Generac Product
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David W.
Longview, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/13/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Be Prepared For Whatever Comes
Anyone can make do without electrical power for a few hours at a time with reasonable preparations. But extended power loss may also mean spoiled frozen food storage, excessive heat or cold damage or loss of life for elderly, and numerous other losses. This generator can not only run all essential circuits in most homes, it is easily portable for assisting others who may be in trouble. A generator can be a life saving asset in anyone's emergency preparation plan.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Easy To Store
David Recommends This Generac Product
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Mario
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Generator!
I purchased this generator with the 50-amp transfer kit about 4 weeks ago. Everything was just installed yesterday, just in time for Hurricane Sandy which is expected to arrive tonight here in NY.

First of all I think this was a great price for this model, along with free shipping and no sales tax. I cannot believe how quickly this generator arrived (my order was placed on Thursday & arrived on Monday). The shipping company was excellent and the driver was super nice- he helped me put... more
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Robert S.
Scappoose, OR
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
17500w Genersc
I bought this generator about six years ago. Since then I have spent about $1500 on repairs. In my mind this machine is worthless.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
When did you start experiencing issues? If the unit was appropriately registered, warranty coverage could have been applied in the past if the unit's issues did not stem from non-warrantable causes. We are interested to learn more about your experience with the GP17500E and would like to obtain additional details. At your earliest convenience, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722), with the serial number of your personal unit, so that we can discuss the servicing that the unit has required, along with the product's warranty policy. We apologize for any frustration that your ongoing experience may have caused, and look forward to speaking with you in the near future.
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Roy M.
Waterbliet, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/11/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Engine Shuts Down When Given Full Throttle After Warm-up
Called Generac company & spoke w/rep. Explained engine shut down problem and she referred me to a local Generac service dealer. Told me to take it to them. I find this totally unacceptable for this product. The oil level was checked several times and is at the correct level as marked on the dipstick.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Heavy, Unreliable, Engine Shuts Down After Giving Full Throttle, Generator Shuts Down When Run At Full Throttle
Roy Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Roy,
As an on-line retailer, any issues with the product need to addressed by a local Genearc dealer. Since this is a new generator, any service done should be covered under warranty.
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Roy Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your company was very responsive and a pleasure to do business with."
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Kyle K.
Port Orchard, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
I was very pleased with every aspect of my purchase, from the moment I found your website to the delivery of my Generator. The unit arrived in perfect shape, and assembled in no time at all.

Start-up, and test were flawless. Looking forward to a rough Fall and Winter. My wife now thinks we will never lose power since I purchased a Generator capable of running our whole house. She is basing this on the fact that I bought a snow plow for my Tractor two years ago, and haven't had any snow since.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Kyle Recommends This Generac Product
Kyle Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great job. Love your company."
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Jeffrey T.
Pinellas Park, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/7/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Prouduct
Great product.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, Quick Delivery And A Great Product
Jeffrey Recommends This Generac Product
Jeffrey Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick delivery. Also, great customer service."
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Lance
Hillsville, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/2/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Our First Power Outage
A quick update: my wife and daughter had their first power outage.

They followed the starting procedures, and the Generac 5735 fired right up and got them back up and running. I work 5 hours away and could not be there. Also, they cannot call me because the cell towers are on our grid.

Anyway, long story short, I am very pleased and highly recommend this generator.
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Rick
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/20/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth
The best way to describe this purchase is "smooth".... from my initial research into what to buy using EGD's informative website, through the actual purchase, through the way this generator operates.

I spent a substantial amount of time deciding between a standby and portable unit with a primary requirement being over 15,000 watts... each has its advantages, and the decision is not easy. Tradeoffs: Gasoline vs propane favors the standby units. Ease of installation favors the... more
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Jim
Sidney, NE
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/22/10
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Complete
Just got it put together today. When I first got it last week I found the gas line (from tank to fuel pump was missing, called the factory and they said they would ship one right out--haven't got it yet. I MADE MY OWN LINE) Today I found the batt. bolts not there, and spacers for the wheels on the axle not there. and lots of washers but not all the bolts. I made myself some spacers and had bolts on hand so, got it together. It started right up and seems to be OK. I will find out for sure when... more
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Sid Beaumier
Montgomery, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/2/10
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Questions About Unit
1. 6-23-10 did new make ready - used the 2 quarts of oil provided (thank you - that is very nice to have on hand at assembly time) and was full per dip stick - on page 10 of owner's manual, it also says unit is full of oil when oil is up to threads of oil fill cover (called in and that is wrong - use dip stick to measure only) - needs to be changed.

2. 6-23-10 started unit - when run at high speed, control switch off), the cover over the exhaust area (large chrome cover that says HOT,... more
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Sid,
For the best answers to your questions, would you please contact the folks at Generac directly? Their Tech Support number is (toll free) (888) 436-3722.

They have folks standing by to help sort out the amperage and noise issues you are experiencing. Since they are the manufacturer of your generator they know it better than anyone else.

They may ask for the serial number of your unit, so you will want to have that handy when you call.

The Tech Support folks will be able to answer your questions, and make a note of any Owner's Manual changes you suggest.
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Michael R.
Cape Coral, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/15/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Whole House Standby Power.
The Generac GP17500E is connected to a Generac Mobile Link, A 50 Amp automatic switch behind the meter, It was installed by the local electric service company. Everything is working good.
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
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Russ W.
Brooksville, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/16/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp17500e
We bought this generator to run some equipment on a trailer. Assembly and usage of the generator was very easy. Very reliable and powerful
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Russ Recommends This Generac Product
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Reid C.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/8/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Price Monster Generator
I wanted the biggest portable generator I could find. The price for the watts were perfect. I found it at Electric Generators Direct. You get more then you think. I did not want $11,000 setting on the side of the house. If I need to bug out. I can take along the power I will need. Thanks EGD.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Reid Recommends This Generac Product
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John F.
Rushsylbania, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/13/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"get What You Pay For"
It' heavy, it's some what loud, it's got the power to run the entire house and smaller circuits on the barn. I hooked the generator up to a double throw transfer switch with an inlet receptacle, when the utility power goes out, throw switch, plug in, start generator, house fully operating. Since it is portable it isn't a permanent installation to the house and I can take it with me if I move. " I got exactly what I paid for".
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Durable, It's Portable So I Can Move It Anywhere I Need It
Cons: 50 Amp Plug Outlet Could Be Located In A Better Place
John Recommends This Generac Product
John Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Got the generator shipped on the date promised, no problem with shipper, purchase was easy. Would do it again on large item. On the other hand not satisfied with the (plastic) 50 amp inlet box, and the 25 ft. 50 amp cord (the male end that plugs into the generator should be straight instead of a 90 degree plug, the generator is set up for a straight male plug)."
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Joe
Manassas, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/25/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made It Through The Ice Storm Power Outage
I wanted to wait to write my review until after I had a chance to use the generator (was installed last month), and the ice storm last night gave me that opportunity. I woke up to no power this morning and the house temp was in the 50s - upper 20s outside. I went out and connected my Generac GP17500E and had all the power I needed until the power came back on 9 hours later. I just refueled it and estimate it consumed just over 1 gallon per hour.

During the course of the run, one of my 3-ton... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Loud
Joe Recommends This Generac Product
Joe Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The purchase and shipping was quick and painless."
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John
Jarratt, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/29/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Gp17500e - 17,500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator Review
I recently purchased the Generac 5735 portable 17.5k.generator. It was no trouble installing the wheels and handle.
Generac takes care of everything, extra spark plugs and wrench,oil filter,air filter and 2 qts. oil. It comes dry and manual.
it is heavy but is easily moveable.

I have not used it except to check engine and electrical output . All is o.k.
I expect to put it to real use during the year because we never go a year without a power failure due to hurricane,ice storm etc. in... more
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Mike
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/8/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Generator
I bought this to replace a Winco (10K)with Honda motor that was stolen. This brand was recommended by our electrician and after significant research I purchased this unit.

I'm a little concerned about the gas usage, but my wife wanted a unit that could power the central AC. We live in Florida and have endured every hurricane since the mid-80's, but have now moved to the Panhandle.

This unit appears well thought out and was easy to operate. I have only run it for 20 minutes and at this... more
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Jeff
Stillwater, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/11
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Just Bought My 2nd One...
We were running (9) 20 amp circuits now we can run (18)...
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Dean Meyer
Cleo Springs, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/2/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
27
2011
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
The Jury Is Still Out
Purchased generator online from Generators Direct and received it in quick time delivered to my door. Unpacked and was pleased to fine necessary oil and battery. Was also pleased to find extra oil and air filters.

Assembled wheels and handle, filled with oil and gas, then the problems began. Generator would not crank. Tried charging battery and using jumper battery, still no cranking. Called Generac and was given name of nearest service center 35 miles from my home. Loaded 400#... more
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David
Hawesville, KY
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Built For Duty
I have been a Master Multi-Craft Electrician (electrical,electronics,instruments,and optical Como-tech.) for 32 years in Heavy Industry and 28 years in the Army and National Guard. Having worked with numerous power distribution systems, in and out of the US, civilian and military, I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a Industrial Quality standby unit.

It will not run a large shop or office type building, (get a Generac Large Diesel Standby Unit) however this unit at 17k... more
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Gary W.
Snohomish, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/23/10
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Farsical Reliability/durability/quality.
I purchased this unit from PED 08/2010 and it self-destructed 08/29/2015 after only _17.9_ hours of operation. Well maintained. Still had post 10 hour break-in oil installed. Oil is clear and swell.

We had a power outage on 08/29/2015. Went to start it, got it started, ran for about 1 minute and quit. Started it again, sounded like rocks were in the thing and then it died for the last time.

Even though it is well out of warranty, I took it to a Generac-approved servicer. Piston is... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Low Quality
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Keith R.
North Port, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/23/15
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Piece Of Mind
Living in Florida, you never know when the next big storm will be moving through. I have had a 5 kW generator for about ten years, but I felt it was time to upgrade to a unit that will run the entire house.

The Generac GP17500 is a beast! It dwarfs my 5 kW and appears to be a well thought out unit. I am sure when the time comes the Generac unit will do a great job!
Keith Recommends This Generac Product
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Loren M.
Martin, SD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/15/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Review On Generator
I purchased this for when the electricity goes off so haven't used it yet, probably won't until winter.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Loren Recommends This Generac Product
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Mike
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect So Far...
So far this generator is everything thing I had hoped for. Starts right up and delivers even power to my whole house running one heat pump. Luckily I've only needed it twice since I purchased it but am very glad I did.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable
Mike Recommends This Generac Product
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Karen B.
Pewaukee, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/11/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Packs A Punch
Nice machine, all the power of a standby unit but with the flexibility to use at other locations. It would be nice to harness all the power from one outlet, but I understand the costs involved prohibit this. Assembly is straight forward and the lifting eye makes transporting a cinch. Thanks Generac for a great machine and EGD for quick delivery!!!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Karen Recommends This Generac Product
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Kermit W.
Lebanon, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/26/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Generates Piece Of Mind
We have electric heat. The Generac GP17500E Generator produces more than enough electric to run everything in our house. I am very pleased and at ease, that if our electric does go out in the winter, there will be sufficient amount of electric to be safe! Thank You PED and Generac!
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Cons: No Cons As Of The Present Time Thanks
Kermit Recommends This Generac Product
Kermit Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering and shipping was as easy as a person could want it to be. Thanks again PED!"
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Joe
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/21/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I ordered online from Electric Generators Direct and it was super easy. I received the generator in less than a week.

It took me about an hour to get it out of the shipping crate and to put the wheels and handle on, including filling the engine with oil and gas. This baby started right up and ran like a charm.

My electrician hooked it up so I'm running the 50 amp plug into my panel and this generator runs my whole house with ease. I was hoping to use it during the recent Hurricane... more
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William
Alberta, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/29/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Performs Admirably
I haven't had the opportunity to run my new generator under a full load as yet. I'm using it as a emergency standby. However, just on my workshop load it performs admirably.
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Craig H.
Charlton, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/22/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp17500e Purchase
Great and easy purchase, website is good and quick for ordering without asking too many stupid questions.

The unit was very well crated and arrived the following week. It was fast to set up- I fired her up and was running the house 5 minutes after the electrician finished installing the plug. It's a great machine, seems well worth it but I only ran for 10 minutes so my experience is limited.

One thing I would investigate is the idle control which the electrician was not thrilled about.... more
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Product Expert
Craig,
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Mark
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/21/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Complaints
From the investigation online, to the order submission and through to delivery, I had no complaints/issues.

The generator was delivered and performed as promised, with easy set up and operation.

I have yet to actually use the generator due to a power outage, but when the time comes, I have no doubt this generator will fit the need.
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Terry
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/24/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Word
The GP17500 watt generator can be summoned up in one word- "AWESOME".
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Sonny
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/3/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
We have used it once since buying it, and it met all our expectations.

Our power was only out for 4-5 hours but all was fine inside our house. We were able to power everything we needed (even central a/c)! It really did the trick.

If a major storm comes along we should be fine (as long as we can get to the gas station!).
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Erick
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/9/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great System
I ordered the Generac GP17500E generator and Gen-Trans 50 Amp Power transfer. Putting the generator together was a piece of cake. I was able to do it alone but would recommend an extra set of hands when installing the wheel kit.

I could have installed the Gen-Tran 50 Amp Power Transfer myself, the instructions were easy to follow, but I elected to use a professional electrician for the install. I wanted the system installed in a way that it was 100% impossible to have the main come on and... more
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Robert B.
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/3/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
We got this generator to replace one that topped out at 6700 watts. We have the new generator hooked up to our entire home (large split level home) and it runs everything including a 220v well pump, a pool pump, and a large air conditioner.

We have not used it yet for an outage, but it runs great right out of the shipping container. It's pretty heavy so have help to lift it while mounting the wheels, etc.

Since it cannot be run in the open during rain or snow, we built a small... more
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Allen J.
Jane Lew, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/21/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Really Surprised
The storm of June 29, 2012 left us without power for 11 days. After trying to manage power with a 5500 watt generator we bought this 17500 watt Generac. It will run everything in the house but the electric furnace.

Ordering from Electric Generators Direct was easy and the generator shipped and was delivered on time in good shape. Assembly took about 30 minutes: we added oil and gas, then fired it up. It started easy and ran great.

We were really surprised by how quiet the generator was;... more
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Bryan L.
Sulphur, La, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/29/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Ready In Louisiana
I live about 40 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in Sulphur, La. We frequently feel the effects from hurricanes and other related weather events which result in power failures. I hope I never have to use the generator, but I am ready in the event that I need it.

I've had my 17.5kw for about a month and had no opportunities to use it yet. I ran a test with full load and it performed as advertised.

I have one 3 ton and one 1.5 ton AC units and they both came on at the same time after... more
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Leo
Dayton, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/12/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Customer Service As It Shoud Be
I have not been able to use my generator other that to test it but it appears to work well.

My experience with Electric Generators Direct was excellent. My order was taken and processed without any issues. I asked a number of questions (how and when it would be shipped and when it would arrive, etc.) and all the information turned out to be as it occurred.

The freight company that they used (R&L Carriers out of Wilmington, OH) could not have been better. The driver was courteous... more
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Russ
Lynvhburg, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/10/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Maintenance & Repair Electrical Contractor
Love my new Generac generator. The power has been going out every time we get a storm. I will tell all my customers about you guys.
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Jeff
Stillwater, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/14/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cowboy Pest Mamagement
I just bought my 4th Generac 5735 (17,500 watt). I can produce about 200,000 BTU's with these very dependable generators.
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George
Millville, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/2/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp17500e Generac
I received my generator in just a few days ago. It looks and runs great 30 HP work horse.
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Bekim
Mount Kisco, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/11
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Oh Yeah, Just What The Doctor Ordered.
I bought this unit a few months ago and didn't get a chance to write a review. This generator is a monster. I had a electrician hook it up to my house panel. We haven't had any blackouts yet but I did test it for 30 minutes and it powers up my whole house. It powers up my oil burner, heat pumps, well pump, 3 refrigerators, 1 freezer, all the lights in my house, tv's, pc's (except a/c compressors) and garage doors. And it didnt skip a beat! Although during a black out its not a good idea to... more
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Eric
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works As Advertised
Bought the setup from Generators Direct. I am very happy. We worked out what I needed etc. Generator works as advertised. KEEP the BOOKLET from MFG. You will need it for some fine tuning as it runs. You have to purchase the liftgate for Delivery. Freaking heavy does not cover the description.

Assembly is fairly easy with a friend or patient wife with a good back. You have a little assembly. Do buy MID to Premium gas for the puppy or else hello repairs over time. The ethenol is not your... more
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Mary
Yelm, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/17/10
REVIEWED
JAN.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Generator Ever!!!
I just survived 6 days without power and this generator kept us and our friends warm, with tv (plus surround sound), with an oven, and with clean laundry the whole time. I have an 1800 sq. ft. house with the only heat source being a heat pump. So a generator is an absolute must to keep us up and running. We had to turn the heat down to run the dryer but other than that I could have everything on as if nothing was wrong. If you want the best portable generator on the market then look no further.... more
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Maryann Arrien
Putnam Valley, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/1/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Inlet Box Connection Too Tight - Wouldn't Twist
As another review said, it is very tight in there for the wires. The inlet model I have ending in a 4, (model 64654) requires you to take the connector and the flip cover off, wire it, and reassemble with 3 screws in the bottom. Getting the 3 screws back in the threaded holes was tough. I had to take the unit off the wall, and brace the top of it against the house to get the 3 screws to go back in. If you have no other choice than this inlet box, be sure to trim the wires back as much as... more
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Product Expert
Maryann,
We have experienced this before with 50-Amp power inlet boxes. Usually this only occurs the first few times you use the plug. Overtime, the plug will go in much easier. We offer a lube that is specifically designed for these type of connections.

Camco Power Grip Series™ Electrical Protectant & Lube
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Bekim
Mt. Kisco, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/10/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not Bad, Works As It Should
I ordered a couple of these a few weeks ago and just had them wired up. Connecting them was pretty straight forward so as to not make a mistake. The only concern I have is when I ordered them I got a different type made by PASS & SEYMOUR. I didn't want to send them back and make a big deal so I kept them. They seem to be okay.
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Mike
Ewing, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/29/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp 17500e
Worked out of the box as advertised zero problems used as power after Irene hit us in NJ. Had electrician hook up transfer panel and connected: 2 refrigerators 1 freezer, 1 wine fridge, 1st floor lighting and most outlets, 3 10K BTU window airs, Well pump (220v 20amp), Heater (oil with baseboard), basement lighting. Tested under load at 13,225 Watts gen held load without a problem. This is a keeper and I have recommended to others
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James
Franklin, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/30/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgrade
I was using a smaller generator to power essential circuits in my house after Irene, but found that to be tiresome to only have the freezers and a few lights on, so I decided to upgrade to the Generac 17.5 KW and I AM PLEASED WITH THE DECISION! This unit is AWESOME!!

It arrived as scheduled and was simple to assemble and set up. I had an electrician come and check all wiring and make sure everything worked as it should. I am now happy and assured that the next time the power goes out... more
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Daniel
Mechanicsville, VA
REVIEWED
SEP.
01
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
Got my unit from EGD about 3 years ago and love it so far. Had several storms during this time with week long power outages and it worked flawlessly, winter and summer. Power has been out all week due to Irene and the generator has been chugging along as needed, running the ac, TV, dishwasher, stove, washer, whatever we have needed. It does drink gas but that is my trade off, I would say between 1 and 1.5 gph under normal use for us. Am looking forward to getting our power back but until then... more
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Bill
Trophy Club, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5375
I received the generator, unpacked and inspected it, assembled it with a little effort, started it (ran fine) had a master electrician hook it up to our breaker panels, tested it successfully, and am very satisfied.

The electrician did not think it would handle the starting load on our largest AC (6000 watts), especially during the summer when the head pressure was high. It handles one on the smaller ones with no problems, along with two refrigerators, lights, plugs etc.

It is a good... more
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Dan
Virginia Beach, VA
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
I've had the generator for 1 month and have not needed it but I'm sure I'll use it this hurricane season. The unit made it to my area in 2 days but due to a weekend it was delivered on Monday, which was fine with me. The ordering and delivery was FIRST RATE and I would recommend this company to anybody looking at purchasing a generator.
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Ken
Terry, MS
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Generator !!
This thing is awesome!! Will power the whole house........ AC, electric stove, dryer included. Well built, easy to set up and operate... If you want a generator that will do the whole job, this is it..
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George
Gilmour, IL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/1/11
REVIEWED
APR.
30
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Ordered this generator after a 3 day mid-winter outage left me scrambling to keep the house and well house from freezing up. I just installed it a few weeks ago.

Hurricane force winds knocked the power out Thursday morning, with a Tuesday estimated restore. The generator started right up, and powered my entire marina business almost transparent to the fact I was on back up power. I shut it down every 6 hours to check the oil and re-fill the fuel tank.

The oil level did not change... more
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Mario
Jessup, MD
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator
I have not use the generator yet, I got it especially for the winters. I have started it a few time and like the way it runs.
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Charles
Mcpherson, KS
REVIEWED
APR.
03
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power On The Job Site
I purchased the generator to run insulation equipment. So far it has performed great.
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Steve
Rockville, MD
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready To Go!
the 5735 was delivered 5 days after I ordered it. The trucker put it right next to my house. My son and I assembled it in about an hour and wheeled it to the back yard.

I had my electrician hook it up to my panel through the 50 amp outlet with an interlock so my whole house can run and had my ac, oven, water heater, home theater and other circuits on and it didn't flinch. I built a pressure treated platform and a little shed around it with access doors which hides it and cuts the sound... more
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Brian
Como, NC
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready To Go
Started up right out the box, runs quietly. Impressive.

Haven't had the need to use it yet, but it comes highly recommended. Very comfortable knowing its there if I do.
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Peter Matheson
Pahrump, NV
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic
My,my! It's one great big machine!! Arrived safely in perfect condition as I expected. Thank goodness for the option of tailgate delivery. It's heavy!

Unpacking was easy and instructions on attaching wheels and "D" handle easy to follow. Connected battery and added oil and gas and it fired up first kick. Fantastic.

I'm looking forward to the next step of getting it tied in to the house. I almost can't wait for the first outage!!
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Kirk
Auburn, CA
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Highly Recommend
I bought this for emergency purposes because I have two houses on my property as well as a two well pumps and want to insure that everything in both houses will run in an emergency without any issues.

After receiving the delivery on time, I set it up using the 50 amp connection and tested while there was no emergency.
Works perfect!

If you're looking for a generator that you won't have to second guess if you have enough power, this is the one.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Greg
Flagstaff, AZ
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Gen Needed
I was setting up my personal shop, I needed a gen to power the place and had put a 80 gallon 3 cylinder air compressor by Atlas, in there. Little did i know that the 7.5 hp electric motor would need a huge! 47 amps @ 230 volts!! to start.....GEESH

The specs for it said 29 amps... Yea right... whatever. Well after my 10,000 watt gen failed to start it I ordered this big Generac. It was fast and easy to set up and started like a dream with a push of a button. I plugged it into my... more
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Frank
Delray, FL
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
How To Use All The Power This Unit Can Give!
I have three AC Units to feed as well as 3600 SF of house. I bought this generator to supply energy for a 5 Ton & a 3 Ton at the same time by using my two electric panels.

The AC units are connect to one panel with a 50 AMP cord and the 30 AMP cord connected to the second panel for most of the needs of the general house circuits.

The 17.5 KW is a POWERHOUSE.
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Kirk B.
Auburn, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/27/10
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Like A Pro
Bought it back in 2012 from Electric Generators Direct and have used it through several winters in Northern California where the power has gone out for a few hours to a few days. I keep it on a battery tender so it starts every time, and it has never failed me.

I run it for about 2 hours every couple of months just to make sure its 100% for when I need it. Highly recommend it!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Features, Durable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Kirk Recommends This Generac Product
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Harry R.
Mankato, KS
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/7/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Horrible Attitude From The Receptionist
Called to get info about the generator I just bought and they treated me like I was wasting there time and then got very rude with me when I asked for a manager to resolve my issue.

First and last 2800.00 dollars I will ever give them!
I guess the only thing I can do is write a lot of very bad reviews regarding my experience.
Harry Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Harry,
My name is Lisa Miller. I am the Sales Center Manager. I am very sorry you had a poor experience with one of our associates. Looking at some of the notes on your account, it seems that you had some positive experiences as well, which is what you should expect from everyone you speak to here at Electric Generators Direct. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to call me directly at 630-685-0017. I'd be happy to help you.
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Allan B.
Red Hook, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/29/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Review Of Generac Gp17500e, Model 5735
The most difficult time I had was trying to get the generator off the pallets. Eventually with the aid of my floor jack, I was able to jack up the generator and put the axle on and the wheels.

I had a cousin help me assemble it and we had the generator fully assembled in about an hour and a half. My electrician hooked up the connection and we tested it out. The generator started on the first try and ran flawlessly. We tested it and it ran perfectly and I am very pleased with my... more
Pros: Price, Features, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Bad Instructions, Inadequate Owners Manual
Allan Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Allan,
We appreciate your concern regarding the documentation provided with your unit. As power-generating products are associated with the powering of electrical products, we try to provide information that will keep every owner as safe as possible. If a customer does not feel comfortable performing a particular task, after referring to the product's owner's manual and associated documentation, we highly recommend contacting us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722), so that we can look into your personal inquiry. Moreover, please note that we recommend contacting an independent authorized dealer to ensure that you are utilizing the proper product(s) for your backup power needs and that they are being utilized in an approved configuration. To locate an independent authorized dealer closest to you, please use your postal code for searching purposes via the following link: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator?category=1-?cid=socialmedia-Resi-Locator.
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Douglas B.
Seven Bays, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/5/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressed So Far
The generator arrived on time with no issues. Assembly was easy with very good instructions. Assembly kit had all parts necessary- it actually had extra screws and nuts. The extra oil and air filters are a nice touch. Simply follow instructions, add the oil provided and it started up easily and has run strong for about 3 hours as I tested the machine.

The only negative I have found is the wire clip included to hold the 50 amp power cable in place is mounted 90 degrees off, relative to the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Douglas Recommends This Generac Product
Douglas Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Have had no need for service, so am assuming excellent as everything else has been in our lurch seeing experience."
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Greg P.
Elkton, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fix The Portability
I have to move the machine from the garage to the gravel, with a very easy fix, this could be eliminated.
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, Features, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Greg Recommends This Generac Product
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Michael R.
Hollywood, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arrived As Ordered
No instruction manual, it wasn't hard to assemble the wheel kit and handle.I found the assembly and user manual on line in pdf. The genset is heavy make sure to pump up the tires!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
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Hugh
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Impressed
We wanted as large a generator as we could afford, so by going with a portable generator and a manual transfer switch we were able to get a GP17500E. We ordered it in Dec 2011 but it was on backorder. We received it in late Jan 2012. The electrician that wired the house when it was built in 2003 came and wired in the manual transfer switch.


We then used a load meter to see just what could be run. We have an all-electric house and are able to run everything needed. This included not only... more
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Carol
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/3/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
After a terrible wind/rain storm that left a lot of New Jerseyans stranded without electric for weeks, I decided it was time to purchase a generator.

I did a little research and Generac seemed to have the most positive results. I purchased my Generac from Electric Generators Direct. The generator was shipped within a week and left right where I asked.

The generator is up and running for future outages if needed. The Generac does what it says it will do. I feel I made a great purchase.
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Bill
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/31/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 17,500 Kw
Got lots of technical support in making the slection. Arrived promptly, setup was easy, a bit heavy had to use leverage to get the wheels on the axle ends. Once that was done the rest was no sweat. Started right up and ran my hangar door up and down with ease. Would recommend this generator to other pilot aircraft owners with electric hangar doors. Ever come back to the airport and find the power off and bad weather on the horizon. May be your car is inside the hangar as well. This is a great... more
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Peter
Pahrump, NV
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peter From Pahrump
The gas caddy is just what we needed for refueling our new 17.5 kw generator. A small part was missing in the box but was replaced by scepter very promptly. Great product, well made. Now we are ready for anything nature ( or others) throw at us.
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George
Cantonment, FL
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very, Very Happy It Was So Simple
Thank u so much. I'm very happy u people made it so simple.

I could not believe it shipped so quickly.
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David Boren
Alvin, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/8/10
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good To Have For Hurricane Season
Might get to use it this weekend if the hurricane goes a little North.....
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Jim Kline
Massapequa, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/23/10
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What Great Service
I placed an order on a Friday and I received everything by the following Wednesday.

The smaller items came by UPS on Tuesday and the generator on Wednesday; everything was in perfect condition- what great service.

I was a little surprised at the size of the generator at first. It's big, but with the wheels on it's well balanced and pretty easy to move around for a 400 lb machine.

Putting it together was easy and after adding the oil and gas it started right up and ran very well and... more
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Jean Seiler
Cohutta, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/30/10
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bought 2 Of These
Easy to set up and operate. Much quieter than my previous portable and that was only 4,500 watts.

Large fuel tank!
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Ray Mckinsey
Hellam, PA
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great To Work With
So far, so good. I've just had my generator for a few weeks, and one thing is the Start/Stop switch is like a rocker switch. If you're not careful you can engage the starter while the unit is running.

But other than that, all is good. Electric Generators Direct is great to work with, and I would use them again.
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Brad Enroughty
Richmond, VA
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator
My Dad is 91 years old. He bought one of these generators and had the Power Company wire for it. I keep up the maintenance on it.

It's an awesome generator, and works great.

If you plan for the probability of being out of power for an extended period, you need to plan for fuel. This unit has a 16 gallon fuel tank.

My only complaint is that this generator does not have an alternator to charge its own starting battery. I found this out when the battery went dead.

A plug-in trickle... more
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