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Ariens 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ Honda GX Engine

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Model: 986061
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Style
Run Watts
7,500
Rated Watts
Surge Watts
9,375
Starting Watts
Fuel
Engine
Ariens Electric Start Emergency Generator
Easily back up the essentials in your home during an outage

390cc Honda GX390 OHV Commercial Grade Engine
OHV design provides increased performance and peak power transfer

Electric Starting System (Battery Included) w/ Recoil Backup
Provides effortless starting with the push of a button
Automatic mechanical de-compression system makes manual starting even easier

Oil Alert« Warning System
Crankcase located oil level sensor helps prevent engine seizure
Alerts you or shuts engine down if oil reaches an unsafe level

Brush-Type Alternator w/ Auto Voltage Regulation (AVR)
Prevents the damaging voltage spikes that can harm electronics
Low THD design produces cleaner power for sensitive equipment

8-Gallon Metal Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Provides up to 12 hours of run time @ 50% load

(4) 120V GFCI & (1) 30A Twistlock Outlets
Easily connect extension cords or a manual transfer switch
Circuit-breaker protection provides an added level of safety

Analog Hour Meter
Helps you keep track of refueling and maintenance interval

1-1/4" Tubular Steel Frame
Provides protection on all sides during operation & transportation

10" Semi-Pneumatic Wheels & Fold-Down Locking Handles
Makes it easy to move this generator over uneven terrain

3-Year Limited Consumer Warranty & 90-Day Commercial Warranty
Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start w/ Recoil
HP
11 HP
CC
390 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Yes
Cast Iron Sleeve
Yes
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Alternator
Brush
Auto Voltage Regulation
Yes
Surge Watts
9375 Watts
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Rated Amps
31 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Portability Kit
Pneumatic Wheels
Tank Size
8 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
12 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Metal
Fuel Gauge
No
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
No
Hour Meter
Yes
Voltage Meter
No
Lifting Eye
No
Battery
Included
Grade Type
Emergency
Plugs
NEMA 5-20R - GFCI
2
NEMA L14-30R
1
Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
221 Pounds
Product Length
31 Inches
Product Width
20.5 Inches
Product Height
24 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
751058035246
Model
986061
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NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)
NEMA 5-20R (GFCI)

NEMA L14-30R
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Ariens 986061 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
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
I'd Buy It Again (7)
High Quality (5)
Price (4)
Easy To Use (4)
Features (3)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Unreliable (1)
No support from generato... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Cycles sometimes when ru... (1)
90% 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
9430 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

This is a very good sized generator for emergency backup power. It also comes with electric start which is a huge plus so anyone can start it during an emergency without having to try to use a recoil start.

It's affordable and will power your fridge, sump pump and a few other items during a storm. This peace of mind if worth every penny!

This Ariens portable generator has a 390cc Honda GX engine that is always dependable.

We think this machine is a great item!
Jared Recommends This Model
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Jerome G.
Cleveland, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/14/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 7500 Watt Purchase -- Thumbs Up!
Be sure you know where you will sit the generator before delivery as it comes in a box that is too much for one person. Once out of the box it is a simple matter of putting the wheels on - a 10 minute session. You, like me, will have this question after unboxing it. Why does it come with two (2 ) oil holes, one on each side of the machine? One oil hole has the regular cap with attached measuring stick. The second oil hole has a plain black cap with no measuring stick. From the... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, No written info on having two oil holes, why, or how to use.
Jerome Recommends This Ariens Product
Jerome's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This was a very smooth transaction with delivery on the day stated. The delivery in my case was wonderful as the driver used his power gate to lower it to the ground, then used a hand cart to take it into my garage. This generator is solid, husky, heavy, and backs it all up with fine service by means of the Honda engine. I could not be happier, especially after talking to the manufacturer in South Carolina about the machine. Good luck on your purchase."
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Jeff S.
Beavercreek, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Price And Watts
Product was very easy to put together, connecting the battery was by far the most difficult thing and that was because I have large hands. Product was well boxed up. Cutting it out of the box I sliced one of the grips but that was 100% my fault for not looking first. I little duct tape and nothing worry about. I exchanged several emails with Electric Generators Direct, they were prompt in all responses and answered my questions. The generator started right up once put together and fluids... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Jeff Recommends This Ariens Product
Jeff's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have no complaints, I even called them after getting my generator to tell them there was an error on their website. It listed the warranty for commercial as 90 years not 90 days."
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Joel M.
Exeter, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/10/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
Initially, I had some difficulty with directions and the generator would surge and shut off. I thought the directions appear to indicate that the fuel valve should be in the horizontal position when running, but, at least on my unit, it apparently should be in the vertical position. Once that was corrected the generator was up and running, and powering my mobile home including an air conditioner. The Ariens seems to be an excellent generator for a great price.
Pros: Price, Features
Joel Recommends This Ariens Product
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Harold F.
Woodstock, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/7/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
Pleased with the generator. Like that it comes with a Honda motor. Worked great. Handles my well pump, furnace blower, refrigerator and multiple small draws rather easily.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Harold Recommends This Ariens Product
Harold's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Good communication. Smooth transaction. Free shipping was good but didn't have lift gate as described in details for delivery. Thankfully wasn't needed where it was delivered. If lift gate service is needed confirm it. All in all I was pleased."
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Kevin K.
North Chili, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/14/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Great Product At A Nice Price! It's Packed With Value.
This is a great machine. The 11HP Honda engine is smooth and powerful. The set-up is minimal. This a great buy. This will last for years and will be a known workhorse.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable, Features
Cons: Heavy
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
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Allan S.
Hampton, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/4/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Machine
Well constructed. Easy to assemble except for location of oil fill port. Electric start makes this so easy to use.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Features, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Oil fill port location.
Allan Recommends This Ariens Product
Allan's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast and free shipping."
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Connie E.
Rochester, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/13/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Generator
My husband likes the generator so far. Incredible price.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable, Price
Cons: Cycles sometimes when running
Connie Recommends This Ariens Product
Connie's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very happy with the product."
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Josef S.
Fall River, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/15/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Decision
What a great piece. Easy assembly, and battery for the electric start was fully charged. Just add the supplied oil and gas it up. The Honda GX390 started instantly!! I have not tied it into the house panel but I did test that it was pushing power to the outlets. I let it run for a few hours and it was flawless!!! Don't hesitate to purchase this unit. Made by a great AMERICAN company with years of experience in outdoor equipment.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Josef Recommends This Ariens Product
Josef's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have already recommend Electric Generators Direct to everyone that has spoke to me about my generator."
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Troy D.
Gray, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/4/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
13
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Rough Start With The New Generator
I've had this for about 3 weeks now. I started up the first day and the engine was pulsing up and down with the throttle and after 15 min the pulsating went away. However I started it today to test it for the upcoming nor'easter coming and the pulsating is back and hasn't gone away. I called electric generators direct for some kind of support and they were not very helpful at all. They transferred me to ariens customer service which was all automated and not helpful at all. The automated... more
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, No support from generators direct
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Troy,
In most cases, the problem you described is fuel related. Make sure you're using fresh fuel. Also make sure the fuel line is not kinked and the fuel valve is open and there is fuel getting to the carb. As an online retailer, we are not a servicing dealer and would refer you to your local dealer for service.
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