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Generac PowerPact™ 7kW Home Standby Generator

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Model: 6561
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Run Watts
Rated Watts
120/240 Single-Phase
Fully Automatic Operation When Paired With Generac ATS
The most affordable standby generator system on the market

Generac OHV Air-Cooled Engine
Cast iron cylinder walls provides durability & long engine life

Revolving Field Alternator Design w/ Automatic Voltage Regulation
Operates 25% more efficiently than a revolving armature generator
Prevents damaging voltage spikes

Digital LED Controller
Provides system info without having to open the gen enclosure

Galvaneal Steel Enclosure & Composite Mounting Pad
Will not rust & is ideal for harsh and coastal installations

Enclosed Critical Grade Muffler
Provides quiet operation and provides added safety

Automatic Transfer Switch - ATS (Sold Separately & Required)
Select the right ATS that's compatible with your application

Added Features
Manual/Auto/Off Switch & Seven Day Exerciser
Main Line Circuit Breaker & Timed Trickle Battery Charger

3-Year Warranty - Listed to UL2200 Standard for Safety
Engine Brand
420 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Product Specs
120/240 Single-Phase
60 Hertz
Surge Watts
7000 Watts
Rated Watts
6000 Watts
Fuel Type
LP/Natural Gas
NG Power Capacity
6000 Watts
LP Power Capacity
7000 Watts
NG Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
73 (BTU: 73,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
NG Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
117 (BTU: 117,000 BTU/HR) ft³/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 50% Load
0.73 (BTU: 66,248 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
LP Fuel Consumption @ 100% Load
1.3 (BTU: 117,975 BTU/HR) gallons/hr
Rated Amps
25 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Decibel Rating @ 7m
69 dbA
Transfer Switch
Automatic (Not Included)
Not Included (525 CCA)
Cooling System
Air Cooled
UL Listed
Grade Type
Made in USA
360 Pounds
Product Style
Standby Generator
Product Length
36 Inches
Product Width
27 Inches
Product Height
25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
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  1 Question
Q: Hi Mike
I had a 100 amp transfer switch installed when I built my house this year for future use. Can I use it with the 7kw Generac generator?

by Frank from Illinois on June 25, 2016

A: These generators are brand specific. We would recommend you call Generac directly at 888-436-3722 with your name, model, and serial number of your transfer switch for them to verify the compatibility to this 7KW.

Unfortunately we do not have that data base. Unless you have the RTWS Generac switch then yes you will be able to use that.

If you have any additional questions please let us know.
by Mike, Product Expert

Generac 6561 Reviews & Ratings
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Heather S.
Total Helpful Votes
84 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Exactly The Same As John
This generator is a nightmare. Wouldn't start when fitted by professionals. LOOOOONG arguments between my guys and the company - eventually fitted new motor. Still doesn't start. Going on two years, and I have a hunk of junk sitting doing nothing.

Now the unit is discontinued - warranty never even began - has never run. Will NEVERTHELESS use this company again.
Heather Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
We are sorry to learn of the issues that you have experienced with your automatic standby generator. We would like to learn more about your unit's issues and the dealer that you have been working with. At your earliest convenience, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) so that we can discuss your experience in further detail. Also, when calling in, please be sure to have your unit's serial number on hand, so that we can use it efficiently for referencing purposes. We do apologize for any inconvenience that this unfortunate scenario may have caused.
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Failed To Start After Instalation
I Bought a Generac model 6561 7KW generator. My supplier hooked up the propane. 2 electricians set it in place and installed the automatic transfer switch. When they went to start it for the test run it refused to start!

They purged air out of lines a propane line and tried it again. Still no start! They had the propane guy check regulator and size and tested the volume which was accurate, They tried again and still no start! They pulled of the air filter and with his hand full choke it... more
John Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
We are sorry to learn of the issues that you have experienced with the installation of your automatic standby generator. If your installer believes that there is some sort of issue with the unit or its functionality, we would recommend ensuring that you are working with an independent authorized service provider for diagnostic work. These parties are trained to not only determine the cause of your unit's issues, but to provide any applicable warranty coverage as well. If you are not currently working with an independent authorized dealer or service provider, please note that you can locate an authorized party closest to you, by using your postal code for searching purposes via the following link: Moreover, if you would like to discuss these issues with us directly, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). We apologize for any inconvenience that this unfortunate scenario may have caused.
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