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Generac 5940 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (9)
Price (6)
Reliable (6)
Durable (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
Expensive (1)
Cheap Gas Shutoff (1)
Just Understand Is Capab... (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Steven G.
Palm Coast, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/5/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Backup Generator
Great generator to get you through power outages. This is my second GP6500. Sold my first one when I moved from NH to FL. I am a retired master electrician and have installed several of these for customers with the 6-10 circuit, 30a Generac manual transfer switches. It's a great tandem capable of managing extended outages.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Really No Down Side To This Unit, Just Understand Is Capabilities 30a
Steven Recommends This Generac Product
Steven's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchased my GP6500 from electricgenerator direct.com. Bought it just prior to hurricane Matthew, so not in time for the storm. Fortunately, my power was only out for 12 hours - will definitely be ready for the next one."
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Alan K.
Evansville, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/13/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
I love this generator it performed to every bit of my expectations. The few parts that I had to put on were easy.
After choking the engine it started on the first pull The only negative I have is the towbar is hard to raise. My arthritic hands have a hard time depressing the release button.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, High Quality
Alan Recommends This Generac Product
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Leon R.
Murrysville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/8/11
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Lost Power
I needed something reliable to run some lights, refrigerators and most important my grey water pump and Generac had a great deal for what I needed

The generator did what I needed it to do after losing power several times but was disappointed after storing it away in my garage. Twice after use I had forgotten to turn the fuel shutoff off and for whatever reason I discovered the fuel leaking out of the arbitrator......plus the fuel shutoff level twisted off and broke. Not something you need to... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Noisy, Cheap Gas Shutoff
Leon Recommends This Generac Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Leon,
For warranty work, Generac can be contacted directly @ 888-436-3722
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James L.
Owego, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/18/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Keeper
This generator replaces one I've had for 15 years at my hunting cabin. It arrived when expected and after adding oil and fuel, fired up on the first pull...its a Keeper so far. I'll be putting it through its paces in the coming months. :-)
James Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
We are glad to know that you are satisfied with your GP6500. Thank you for providing us with your review. If you have not done so already, please be sure to register your unit to initiate your product's warranty via the following link: https://register.generac.com/?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about your product or the registration process, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Robert H.
Saint Ansgar, IA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/17/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great!!!!!!!!
Put in oil, Put in gas, Pulled the starter rope ONE time and it was running. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Russ
Port Republic, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/9/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator, Excellent Company
Great generator, best prices anywhere. I checked, (go check for yourselves)

Trucking company (R&L), kept in constant communication. (I live on a mile and a half dirt road, and had to meet the truck out on the black-top) R&L called when leaving terminal and called again when almost at rendezvous point. I can't say enough nice things about how nice and accommodating the trucking company was. This coming from a trucker's son, with a father that worked for Campbell "66"... more
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Kurt
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leaks Gas
I did my homework and I thought I was buying the best generator for the money. Was I ever wrong! The carburetor leaks like a sieve. I had it serviced at only 12 months and Generac said they would take care of it. The did not and it cost me $100 to fix it. A couple of months later, the same thing happened. I can not advise anyone to buy a Gererac. I will be trading this one for another brand and forget about this very bad experience.
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Scott K.
Carmel, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/12
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Expected!
I read tons of reviews. To say I did my homework is a understatement.

After days and days of gathering all the facts I decided the Genarac GP6500 was a good choice for my needs. I was right. I took it out of the box and had it assembled in about 15 mins. I added the oil that was provided and the unit started in two pulls.

It powered up everything in my house except the electric clothes dryer and electric range. No more freezing in the dark for me.

This is a quality product. It is quiet... more
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Ralph L.
Macungie, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/14/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Emergency Generator
I purchased the generator via the website Sunday morning and the generator arrived on Wednesday.

The R&L driver unloaded the generator and put it in my garage. It took about 15 minutes to assemble the wheels and install the oil. The generator started on the first pull.

Everything works as described. This is my first generator and I'm very satisfied with the product and the service.
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Steve
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/20/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Service
I ordered my Generac 6500 GP and received it to my door in 4 days; and I would have received it in 3 days if they could have gotten a bigger truck down my street.

Delivery was outstanding- the driver called me and was waiting when I got there, he even had the box opened for inspection of the generator and helped me put it right where I wanted.

I would do business with Electric Generators Direct again.
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Jim
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I just had Sandy hit my area, and the generator worked great.

I was out of power for 5 days and ran the machine 12 hours at a time with no problem.

I had a transfer box installed last summer, it was the best investment.
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Jerry W.
Weston, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/30/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved Us From Sandy
Having lost power during Hurricane Irene and the October Snow fall for several days at a stretch enough was enough! We bought the Generac generator in January of the following year. It got us through a couple of minor power outages in the winter and then carried us for 10 days of outage during Sandy!! It was a God send!! It was strong enough to run two refrigerators, a freezer, the stove, washing machine, the TV, computers and most lights. It starts easily after two pulls and is really not... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Jerry Recommends This Generac Product
Jerry's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"No muss and no fuss. Packaging was falling off when it arrived but it worked fine with no damage and all parts present."
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Keith
Morristown, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Real Life Saver
We lost our Power during super storm Sandy and we were at out witts end! We found power generators direct from my I phone and placed the order and the rest was history! It was long over due, we got the shipment within 5 days and we were up and running in no time! A real life saver!! Both power Generators Direct and Generac!
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Ralph F.
Kings Park, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Setup Instructions (booklet) Contradicts Your "quick Setup"
Had a dificult time with your setup instructions. You should supply a better set of wheels for easier movement. With the unit's weight, it is very dificult to move the generator from storage to it's working location. I plan on changing the wheels to a blow-up tire....
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Setup Instructions Leaves Much To Be Desired
Cons: Heavy, Bad Instructions, Expensive
Ralph Recommends This Generac Product
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Ray
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/12/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Life Saver!
We live in Southern Connecticut and took a hit by Hurricane Sandy! We have been without power for 5 days now; and our new generator, that only got installed 3 days before the storm, has been a true life saver!It has been running for 12 hour stretches, and is so easy to start and restart!

My only complaint is the noise....but I will take it, because of how blessed we are to have a light and hot water, heat and a coffee pot! The best money we ever spent!

Thank you, Thank you!
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Ray,
Please be sure to do the oil changes specified by your Owner's Manual- they are really important when you're using the generator day after day.
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Cujo
Ridgefield, CT
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beat The Storm
We bought our generator after the summer storms of 2011 in CT. We ran everything on a COLEMAN 3600 back then. Then we got our own & used our new Generac for 7 days straight in November 2011 when CL&P crapped out and shut down our town for the week. We already had the transfer box in our home. I just updated it & put a longer cable to put it further away. Get 4 or 5 2.5 gal cans for gas. 5 gal is too heavy 1 gal is not enough. DO not run while sleeping or away from home. ... more
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Barry
West Brookfield, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/10/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Generator
My generator was delivered today. It took about half an hour to unpack and assemble wheels and handle. Put in gas and oil, started on second pull. The whole deal went very smoothly !! Generator Direct was great to deal with.
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Ralph
Kittery, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/21/11
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Piece Of Mind
It's unfair for me to write a review prior to losing power, but for this......
The fact is, out of the box, assembled, oiled, and gassed this unit started on the first pull.

Piece of mind is what I have now. I hope all I ever do is maintain it, but I know it's there when I need the power.

As for the delivery, R&L Carriers, with lift-gate, went out of their way to make it painless and we thank you for that.
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James A.
Fair Haven, VT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/11/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Gp6500
One phone call did it all! Could not have been easier, the person I talked with was very helpful. Delivery was within four days of order, received by truck and never had to do a thing until it was in my garage. Followed the easy assembly instructions, one pull on starter recoil and it fired off. Certainly would do business with this company again, no question about it.
James Recommends This Generac Product
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Douglas T.
Murfreesboro, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Out of the box assembled, added gas, added oil (included) and cranked on first pull. Plugged and ran all of my standby needs and the generator didn't even waiver. I'm prepared now if needed. A great insurance policy to protect the family.

I also purchased the 30-amp 4-prong convenience cord with 4 outlets.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Features, Price
Douglas Recommends This Generac Product
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James M.
Freeport, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/24/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandy
I bought this for another sandy. Thank You
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
James Recommends This Generac Product
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Greg
Manchester, NH
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
On For 3 Days Straight
OCTOBER 2011. I bought this generator 3 years ago because of the brand name. I live in NH in a split level home (about 1600 sq feet). I run everything except the dishwasher, stove, washer/dryer. I don't run the microwave/toaster/coffee maker at the same time. It is the first time I used it (other than occasional start ups to run the engine) and it has been running 3 days straight without stopping with no problems.

We try to conserve the power we used, but last night it averaged about 35... more
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Joe
Toms River, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/12/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Perfect Fit For The Gp6500
This cover is a perfect fit for my Generac GP6500. It easily fits the genset and hangs down to the ground for maximum protection. I wish it had grommets along the bottom edge so I could secure it with bungees to prevent the wind from blowing it off when stored outside.
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Cathy
Fairfield, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fairfield, Ct Homeowner And Landlord
Hurricane Sandy was looming in and not a generator to be had for not only miles, but states. My two sisters and I sent for generators from Electric Generators Direct. Mine took a week from a Sunday order/Monday ship, and arrived on Saturday when it was supposed to arrive on Thursday because the trucking company held me up 2 days when only one town away.

Luckily the power in my area was the only power in town for days so I didn't need it. I will have it direct wired to my circuit breaker in... more
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Tim
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/2/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic
Ordered 5940 5/2/2012 along with 10 circuit transfer box, 50ft power cord and Inlet box that was recommended by tech.
R+L Carriers called, set up a delivery date and time for delivery on 5/9/2012. Driver showed up during the scheduled time, unloaded the generator and even place it in my garage. R+L is a great, customer focused business. Tip your driver if it's R+L, they go above and beyond to give you great service.

Opened box, read instructions and had the wheels, handle etc., installed... more
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Thomas
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/19/12
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
6500w Generac Generator Model# 5940
PED was great to work with and I had my order in 3 days. Love it fast and easy to assemble, one pull start.
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Kevin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/9/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power To The People!
Very easy process from the 1st phone call to the courteous R & L driver. Everything was as advertised and putting on the wheels and handle couldn't have been easier. I just added the oil and gas and I'm ready for the next power outage. All I have to do is plug in the generator cable to the house outlet, flip the switch on the transfer box and run whatever I want.(except the stove, washer, dryer) No more stressing out when I hear that a hurricane or ice storm is coming. A good product at a... more
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Chad
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Dead, Not Working, Still In The Shop Going On 6 Weeks
The generator arrived in great shape. No damage done. Removed it from the box and filled it up with oil and gas. Fired up on the first pull. Let it run for about 20 min and it ran great. Got out a small drill and plugged it into an outlet in the garage just to make sure it worked and it did. Then I plugged it into the generator and would not work. All the outlet where dead and they would not reset. Call Generac and they gave me a list of local service providers who where 28 miles away.

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Molly
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/19/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine
I gave this to my husband as a Christmas gift. He reports it started up easily and generates the advertized power. No need to use it so far, but it seems it will do the trick as needed. Thank you.
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Arturo
Piscataway, NJ
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Timely Power Saver
The generator helped restore the power to my home but the most important thing that happened to me is that the generator came on time and it was fully functional when I used it the first time. The equipment was very reliable and was very easy to use. A few days after the hurricane, the electricity was shut off again, but this time I had the generator at hand.
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John
Kinnelon, NJ
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Only One Around With Power
Lost power for 4 days during the snow storm in October 2011. This generator performed flawlessly, consuming less fuel than stated. It ran all my electronics with out a problem. Very happy with purchase.
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Irv
Tewksbury, MA
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lookin Good
R&L Trucking did a terrific job delivering the generator, one day early too. Assembly required some effort ( Wheels, handle and rubber leg). Started right up and is ready to go when needed.
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Bruce
Fiskdale, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/4/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Post October Snow Storm Package
I spent 6 days without power at my home in Central MA after that freak October snow storm. Once I had power back and internet I began searching for the right equipment and the best source to purchase from. The selection and product info on EGD was great. I settled on the Generac 5940 based on the loads I wanted to service.

I got the generator a few days earlier than expected but unfortunately me and half of the New England states are waiting for transfer switches, 30 amp outlets and power... more
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Donald
Auburn, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Never Again
The late October snow storm took our power out for 28 hours. This was the 3rd lengthy outage this year. Friends at work were out for 5 and 7 days. I am still seeing tree limbs laying on power line all over our area of Pennsylvania, which means first ice storm out again.

Not for me, my Generac GP6500 arrived 11-23-11 and up and running the next day. Very simple assembly and start up process. We would like to thank the delivery service R & L, My wife was alone when the generator arrived... more
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Sean
Hampton Twp., NJ
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator
What a awesome generator. This machine run perfectly during that crazy Oct. 30 East coast snow storm. Hooked it into a switch system and powered the whole house up. Made mac and cheese in my oven on generator power, had heat and also was able to run my hot water heater so I can take hot showers. Awesome, Thanks to Generac and Electric Generators Direct . Could not be happier, bring on the next power outage.
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Ron
Greenville, NC
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Service & Shipping
Bought generator on Friday was shipped same day and received on Wednesday following week.
Took 15 minutes to set up and with first pull generator started. Good company to deal with and super fats shipping. Thanks.
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Mike
Swannanoa, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Started On The First Pull
Filled it with synthetic oil for greater temp. flexibility,then some fuel and it was a first pull start. Assembly-tires etc. was easy-runs a lot louder than I expected. Any way to soften the sound? Something practical... Thanks, would appreciate a reply

EGD Reponds: Unfortunately there is no way to soften the sound of a portable generator. Due to their open design, not only are you hearing the exhaust sound, but you're also hearing the engine noise. If you're looking for a quieter... more
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Curtis
Ridgefield, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/14/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Happy Customer
I just want to add my vote of confidence to the other reviews written here. You delivered the generator (a Generac 6500) to my house on time with no problems and, thanks to hurricane Irene it has been thoroughly tested and found up to every task. I recommend the generator and your delivery service.
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Steve
Warwick, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/3/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 6500
On the second business day after purchasing the Generac 6500 the shipping company UPS called to schedule an appointment for delivery. That's fast delivery! Assembled the wheels and handle, added oil and gas and it started on the first pull. Runs perfectly. Put a light load on it with no problems, but haven't tested it under a full load yet, but don't expect a problem.
Would recommend this company and Generac any day....
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Jeffrey
Mount Laurel, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just As I Wanted
I was a bit aprehensive about such a large purchase on the internet, that all disappeared with all the confirmations after paying and my Generac 6500 arriving from Illinois to New Jersey in just 2 business days....WOW! The Generac is definitely a quality item (I returned a Briggs and Stratton 5500 to Sears after opening the box) and just looks awesome sitting idle. It's quieter than most I've heard and I'm sure it will do the job when I add the Transfer Switch next week. Now more "lights... more
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Jonathan
Raleigh, NC
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator & Even Better Price!
Like the others said, I filled it with gas and oil and it started on the first pull! I ordered this on a Monday afternoon and the delivery driver was in my driveway on Thursday. They called to schedule a delivery time and it was quick and painless. The liftgate delivery was a huge bargain!

It took less than five minutes to go from the truck to my garage. Setup for this generator was a breeze and I put a pretty heavy load on it right after I fired it up. I have two commercial grade freezers... more
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Jullianne
Mundelein, IL
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Is Beautiful
After 5-12 days wo power, I vowed I would not go through it again, if I could possibly help it. I wanted a generator that I could afford and that could handle Frig, lights, fans, basic small appliances and maybe even TV & computer. Because I have a small house, a small air conditioner, etc., my new portable 6500 W Generac generator is able to handle almost everything, which is far and above what I had hoped. Even air, even, in the winter, furnace, and even sump pump.

I had a manual... more
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Jeff
Reading, PA
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Now I'm Ready
Fast shipping. Up and running within 15 minutes of delivery.

Next time my overhead utilities get taken out by a tree limb, or a power pole is sheared off by a traffic accident, or there are rolling black-outs.....we're ready.

For the peace of mind knowing you're prepared, you can't beat the price. (Actually, you CAN'T beat the price.)
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Patrick
Sequim, WA
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Was Looking For In A Portable Generator.
Great generator right out of the box. It took only a few minutes to install the wheels and put oil into the machine add a little gas and one pull later the generator started-up immediately. I shopped the generator and found the pricing excellent and delivery prompt. We loose power several times a year and the next time there is an outage I will be ready. I would recommend Electric Generator Direct to anyone and everyone, they are great.
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Doyle
Houston, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/11/11
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Deal For Your Money
My family and my self live in Houston TX, so we are always on Hurricane Centrals List. I have cancer so I cant possibly go without AC if a hurricane were to hit Houston and surrounding counties.

Two years ago when a hurricane hit in our area my house was without power for 3 weeks. I researched ALL different brands of portable generators, I finally decided to by this particular generator with a control panel to compliment it in case of another natural disaster. The control panel was ideal... more
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Freddie
Charleston, WV
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator At A Great Price!
I needed a generator for back-up power, we have a lot of outages! I did a bunch of shopping and Electric Generators Direct had the best price and no charge for shipping or tax. Received the generator four days after I ordered it. I had to meet the trucking company out because he couldn't make it to my house which was not a problem.

The assembly of the handle and tires was easy and just added oil and gas and it started on the first pull! Naturally the power hasn't went out since I purchased... more
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Anthony
Baltimore, MD
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy!
I am very satisfied with the generator I got from you. I ran 6000 watts for 8 hours and not one problem at all.

To be honest, I was a little nervous ordering online from a company out of state but everything went through without any problems. It was at my house in less than a week in perfect condition.
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Freddie S.
Charleston, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/17/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator!
I bought this for emergency use and power outages. Does a great job! If we have no power we have nothing, not even water. It runs our well pump and gives us the power we need to get by. Couldn't do without it. Very dependable!!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Freddie Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert
Scarsdale, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/22/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator For The Home
I've used these Generacs before on job sites so I knew what to expect, and am very pleased with this one. Simple to assemble, and it fired up on the first pull. I load tested it for 1/2 hr at 4500 watts, and everything went fine. I expect the next power outage at home to much more pleasant than the last one!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
Robert Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delivery Service was terrific, they called and gave me a time they would be at my home, unloaded the generator and rolled it into my garage. The box looked like it had been handled carefully during transport, it didn't have a mark on it. We opened it up and everything was perfect. I can't recommend Electric Generators Direct highly enough, a very pleasant experience all around."
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Kirk
Drexel Hill, PA
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Got Everything I Need At One Place
Plain and simple, lost power a few times. Basement flooded bad, (3 inches deep), started researching online. First thing was what to do for back up power. Next was best way to do it. So I needed s system that would supply power for house as well as power for sump pump. I looked into the whole back feeding thing and even asked a bunch of people. All answers came back bad . After research online i found the best prices and help from this company. I had a pro come to house and hook this system up.... more
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William
Wilmington, DE
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/4/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Working Well
Timely delivery and great service. Easy to assemble and started on the third pull. After that it started on the first pull. Tested it with a variety of tools and all was working well. My friends are envious that I have this unit for the price that I paid. My neighbors and I will not be in the dark anymore. Thanks
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Eric
Junction City, OR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/20/11
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
Bought the GP6500 On Sunday evening. The generator shipped on Monday from Illinois. The freight company called on Thursday to make an appointment for delivery on Friday. They delivered on Friday at the time that they promised.

It arrived in good condition. I opened the box and put the wheels on, etc. filled it with oil and gasoline and it started on the 2nd pull. Load tested it and measured the voltage. All is in great shape.

Excellent service! It cost much less than Home Depot, Lowe's... more
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