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Generac 5747-SD Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (1)
Reliable (1)
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
Ran Very Rough (1)
Choke Out Of Adjustment (1)
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Peter
Chappaqua, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/8/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bad Experience
The generator arrived very quickly after I ordered it, which was great. It was easy to set up. It took a few minutes to add the engine oil, connect the starter motor, add the wheels, etc. All was explained and easy to do. The problems started when I tried to start the machine. Pressed the starter button, not a single sound. I thought that battery might be discharged, so I charged it up using the supplied charger. No dice. I asked my contractor over to have a look. He's an expert in... more
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Bob
Leominster, MA
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Mild Winter
I got my generator on 12/19/11 and got it to the service center on the 20th. While I was putting the oil in the generator I noticed that there were two broken wires. The went to the on off switch. I repaired them and started the generator. The voltage out was 67volts. I also noticed that it had a broken motor mount. There was no damaged to the box. The service I receive will tell the story.
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Stephen D.
Brandford, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/18/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Choke Out Of Adjustment
Had to get mechanic to fix. Not happy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Choke Out Of Adjustment, Ran Very Rough
Stephen Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Stephen,
As with any piece of mechanical equipment, it will require some adjustment. Hope you're generator is operating correctly now. It is still covered under Generac's warranty (2 Year Residential & 1 Year Commercial)
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John
Maywood, NJ
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Defective Choke Assembly
I received my generator yesterday. It was easy to assemble, but when it would not start after 30 minutes, my electrician diagnosed the problem as a jammed, stuck choke assembly. I called Electric Generators Direct to report the problem and they told me that I needed to speak to Generac. The jury is still out on the final resolve because today is Saturday.

It is noteworthy to mention that once you gas-up the unit, you are not able to ship it back, but must instead take to a service center.... more
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Bob
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Xg8000e
We purchased the generator and it arrived quickly but severely damaged and needed to be replaced. Because Electric Generators Direct were so proactive we had a new generator within 10 days. Can't say enough good things about their customer service and how this was handled.
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Greg
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Xg8000e (s/d)
The order and delivery with EGD was easy and just as advertised dont hesitate ordering from them! The generator was shipped and delivered as scheduled in September 2011. I paid the delivery fee and was glad - the driver brought it down my long stone drive way and onto the garage floor with a pallet jack. I have a heavy-duty dolly and could have saved some money doing it myself but it was worth it the generator arrives in a large box that is bulky and heavy.

The generator was easy to... more
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Lakin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/5/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 8000
I am very pleased with this generator, it will support my camper and whatever else i put on it while camping. It is pretty decent on fuel consumption also it used about 20 gallons of fuel running 35hrs so about every hr it used 1.75 gallons, keep in mind that I had it under a full load the whole time.
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