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Kohler 14RESAL 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
High Quality (6)
Reliable (4)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Durable (2)
Cons
Bad Instructions (2)
Expensive (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike M.
Saddle Brook, NJ
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My Kohler
After all the hassle of obtaining permits, inspections and install by pros my Kohler 14 RESAL is functioning perfectly. I've only needed it a couple of times for a couple of hours - ( just long enough to get the wife off of my back for investing in this thing ) but its proven itself. Just went through one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record and it started once a week automatically in excersise mode without fail.
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Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Use, Fast
Mike Recommends This Kohler Product
Mike's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Generators direct did a great job of explaining what to expect for delivery-no negative surprises. Generator arrived with no defects to generator or ouside packing."
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Marty S.
Garden City, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/30/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Sleeping Better
Our Kohler 14KW Standby Generator was recently installed at our second home at the beach. We always worried about losing electricity, but now we don't have to. What a relaxed feeling we have. The most important part about the installation was it was easily installed by our electrician, and our neighbors were surprised when we told them we had installed the generator a few weeks ago. Apparently nobody around us is bothered by the operation of the unit. It is like a muffled lawn mover. This is a... more
Marty Recommends This Kohler Product
Marty's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was very surprised on how easy this whole process was. I had my generator a few days after we ordered it. In fact we were away fro a few days so I had asked to delay shipment for a few days. Very easy process."
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Ron
Total Helpful Votes
64 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellant Choice
We installed our Kohler 14 Kw propane generator in October 2011 at our cottage in Ontario, CA. We currently have 89 hours on it, including 17 months of 20 minute weekly run cycles. The generator has worked flawlessly and we highly recommend this model. Our winter temperatures routinely get down to minus 30 F and below (minus 47 F is the lowest we've personally seen!). Before you purchase, just be mindful that a Kohler Certified Representative must commission your generator for the warranty to... more
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Jr
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
51 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Unit!
First, I will say that buying the generator from electricgeneratorsdirect.com was great. It arrived right on time and the lift-gate service worked great.

The instructions are clear and the frankly it is not rocket science. The electrician cost money because he has invested time and has good experience with the technical wiring. There are books like Stallcup's Generator, Transformer, Motor and Compressor, which can give you a good idea on what an installation by NEC Code should look like. I... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jr,
Kohler now offers the OnCue system that allows you to remotely monitor your generator.
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Daniel N.
Baldwin, NY
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Long Island Hit By Hurricane Sandy
Installed last year! Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island bad. The generator has been running for five days, except for when I shut it down to check the oil.

So far, so good.
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Steve
Forest Grove, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/28/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
48 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
20
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Want Event Notification On My Iphone
My only complaint so far is that the On Cue software is Windows only. In the decade since XML applications were developed, it is inexcusable that your software is not cross-platform.
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Jeanne
Lovettsville, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/30/12
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandy In Lovettsville, Va
This product is AWESOME!! I had it installed after the derecho hit us in June, which knocked out power for 4 days. I have automatic waterers for my horses which run on my electric well pump. I didn't want to ever go through that again!

Sandy knocked power out here - for me it was for 26 hours. This guy kicked in and kept running with no problems. I highly recommend this unit.

It's quiet, streamlined and works like a champ.
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Dan S.
Robstown, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/27/12
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Switch Gear / Instructions
If i was a master electrician I would not have had much of an issue with making the connection to my breaker box. I am a jack of all trades and have done many installs of new service, but this one had to make me think. If I had just a very short DVD of the install, then me and a lot of other folks who have never installed a switch gear would have been done a lot faster.

Also I had to find out (not in manual) that I had to install a water trap in the LP gas line or Kohler would not stand by... more
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions
Dan Recommends This Kohler Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Dan,
We always suggest using a certified Kohler installer or a licensed electrician for installation.
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Dan Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I took some time to write this because I wanted to see how well it worked. It works very well! If you are wanting to buy a generator on price alone then pass this one up. If you want to buy based on the best, then this one is it!"
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Ernie
Flemington, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/27/12
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Owner Mr.electric Nwnj
I purchased a 16KW generator online.

I received it on time, in fact I received it before I expected it.

I installed it with ease and the start up went fine.

The generator runs very quiet. All in all it was a great experience and I will recommend to everyone.
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Robert B.
Nashua, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Replacing Generac 14kw
My 6 year old Generac destroyed itself (rotor threw off wire into the commutator) so instead of spending good money after bad, I decided to purchase a Kohler 14RESAL. First of all, the Generac was easy to install and included just about everything needed to be up and running. Not so with the Kohler. You get a generator and transfer switch.....that's it! The transfer switch doesn't even have breakers in it. It was not a hard install but I did have experience so it went OK (the reply to this... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Robert Recommends This Kohler Product
Robert Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I always recommend your site to those looking for a backup generator. I know they have ordered from you folks too!"
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Michael
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/12
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
After experiencing a few signicant blackouts, I decided to buy a standby generator. I wanted the conveniences of large generator with an indoor atomatic transfer switch. Since I got the generator, there has been only one moderately significant outage. I wish I could credit the generator for that. On the occassions when the power has gone out, the generator worked flawlessly. It is nice to know it is there when I need it. I did not connect the entire house, but I have the necessities and... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Michael Recommends This Kohler Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
Kohler does not require an authorized installer/dealer to do the start up although they do recommend one. If you have an authorized Kohler installer hook up the unit the warranty would start at the time of install. If you were to have an electrician who is not Kohler certified the warranty would start at the time of purchase.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Michael,
Kohler Generators does strongly recommend that a Kohler professional dealer/installer complete the installation and startup, but the warranty will still be in tact if installed properly and to our specifications and instructions, which are included with every Kohler Generator. In the event of a warranty call on a unit not installed by a Kohler dealer; if the servicing company finds the installation was not completed correctly, there may be a charge to bring the installation to proper specifications before the warranty work can be completed. Also, your warranty in-service date will be the day of installation when registered by the installing Kohler dealer, instead of the date of purchase. We are thrilled you have had a great experience with your Kohler Generator and thank you for your very positive comments. Best regards, Kohler Generators
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Robert P.
Wayne, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/14/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Review
The unit has not been installed however, at your end the service was superb......I would recommend your company to any of my friends planning to install a generator.
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, Consumer Reports Is Very High On Kohler Products
Robert Recommends This Kohler Product
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Susan M.
Middletown, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/18/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Lost power twice and the Kohler Generator came on in seconds and easily ran my house. I know many electrical people and all said Kohler was the way to go. Glad I did.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Susan Recommends This Kohler Product
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Susan M.
Middletown, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/18/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Takes care of my whole house.
Pros: High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Susan Recommends This Kohler Product
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