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Champion 100297 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 (10)
Price (10)
Features (7)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
High Quality (4)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Packaging (1)
Little heavy but it has ... (1)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Champion Power Equipment
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Champion Power Equipment 100297 8000 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Gen
The Champion Power Equipment 100297 8000 Watt Dual Fuel Portable Generator with Electric Start and Wheel Kit operates off GAS or PROPANE straight out of the box. On gasoline the generator will produce 10000 starting watts and 8000 running watts, and on propane 9025 starting watts and 7250 running watts. The generator also comes with a battery for easy Touch Start: push-button electric start which includes an internal battery charger that charges the batter as the generator runs. This unit also... more
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Douglas A.
Timberlake, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Overall Experience Ever
I was trying to buy the generator online but wanted to make sure I got lift gate service, so I called the 800 # and very nice person came on the phone and in a matter of seconds my order was in process. The same day I got an email saying that my order had shipped. The generator arrived with no dents in the shipping box and truck driver lowered it to the ground with the lift gate and used his pallet jack to put it in the garage.

I then followed the instructions to install wheels,oil and etc..... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Douglas Recommends This Champion Product
Douglas's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a very good experience with the salesman that helped me order this generator."
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Ryan
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Champion Dual Fuel Generator Inoperable On Gasoline Fuel
The Champion dual fuel 8kw generator model 100297 was received in good order without shipping damage. The generator started and ran properly using LP fuel from a 20lb standard tank. Unfortunately after following the manufacturer's instructions for fuel change-over to gasoline running, the unit failed to start on gasoline. The no-start condition may be related to the gasoline solenoid not activating properly.
Ryan Does Not Recommend This Product
Jared, the Portable Generator Expert
Product Expert
Ryan,
Sorry to hear about the problems you're experiencing. Champions provides a 2-year warranty on this generator. If you haven't done so already, you can contact Champion directly (877) 338-0999 for warranty repair.
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Ryan's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"The generator was back-ordered. Generators Direct provided updates on expected shipping date and fulfilled the order as soon as the unit became available."
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The Infinity Group
Vancouver, WA
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built, Worked First Time
This generator was ordered as part of our earthquake preparedness effort. We've had similar generators before and use them with a 10-circuit emergency switch panel. This unit seems to be well-designed. The only comment is that the electrical panel on the unit does not have firm backing so when plugging in the 30-amp, 220 v power cord, the panel does not feel firm and moves a bit.

We received a call within 48 hours of the order arranging for delivery. The generator was delivered on time, one... more
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John H.
Manasquan, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well It Arrived
On time and the delivery service was excellent. Assembly is a no brainier. Connected to propane fuel source and the generator fired right up.
John Recommends This Champion Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It works as represented."
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Ryan
Chagrin Falls, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/13/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With Electric Generators Direct, Unhappy With Shipper
Good news is the generator was super simple to set up, and started on propane immediately. Overall I'm happy with Electric Generators Direct, but I wouldn't order from them again unless a more competent shipper was used...
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Features
Ryan Recommends This Champion Product
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Steven S.
Success, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/24/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator Shipped Same Day
I was most impressed with the service. I ordered this generator in the morning and received notice of shipping the same day. I did not pay for express service but received it because that's the way these folks operate. The generator arrived in good shape and runs great. It does require minor assembly to install the wheels and hook up the battery. Complete instructions were provided including a quick start guide. Comes with a small funnel to install crankcase oil which is also provided in... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Steven Recommends This Champion Product
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Derek C.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/22/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Looking Unit
Product was delivered fast and looks great .I bought it as a backup generator for power outages. Haven't used it yet but liked the idea of dual fuel.
Pros: Price, Features
Derek Recommends This Champion Product
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Robert D.
Pikeville, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/10/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Product Can't Be Better
Ordered this product with rush processing arrived in about 3 days. Works great , can run 3bdrm. brick ranch w/ gas pack on this heat only have not tried AC. Regulator got a leak called Champion they put one in mail no problem.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, High Quality
Robert Recommends This Champion Product
Robert's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"If you need a Generator don't go any further buy here!!"
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Neil G.
Kempton, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/11/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Ran it on propane for 2 hours no load. Power went out other day and ran it again with propane for 3-hours with about 4000 watt load and it handled it no problem. Love the electric start too. If I ever burn it up I'll probably get another one. Great generator
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Little heavy but it has wheels so No biggie.
Neil Recommends This Champion Product
Neil's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was simple and easy to order from Electric Generators Direct. I did it from my smart phone. Delivery was quick too."
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Richard J.
Sarcoxie, MO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/10/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator! Worked Perfectly First Time I Fired It Up!
This generator is my first and it was very easy to set up. I just put on the wheels, put the oil in it and connected the battery and it fired up on propane the first time I hit the push start. I have not ran it in a real power outage yet but I did connect it to my house and put a load on it and it ran everything perfectly. I feel assured that when a real outage occurs we will be up and going again in about 5 minutes. I love that it runs on propane. I have a 1000 gallon tank and the propane... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Features
Richard Recommends This Champion Product
Richard's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great and informative experience buying from Generators direct. Will do it again."
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Shawn
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/12/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value
Not the biggest but a well built general purpose generator.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Packaging
Shawn Recommends This Champion Product
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Charles C.
Hooksett, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/24/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Generator
I was shopping for a generator for those few times (sarcasm)that we here in NH lose power. A "must have" was dual fuel. A "would like to have" was USA made.Better luck next time on the latter. A USA made Winco is wicked expensive in a feature for feature comparison. The Champion was delivered undamaged. I filled it up with oil, connected the battery and attached a propane tank. I hit the start button and it ran as advertised. I have run it a few times under a light load.... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Features, Price
Charles Recommends This Champion Product
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Maureen K.
Wantage, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/11/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Generator I've Been Dreaming Of
I couldn't really use the pull start in my old Generator so I was looking for something that had electric start and would use propane so I didn't have to worry about gas sitting. This was so easy to use and will be so easy to maintain that I am thrilled. The directions were very easy and the only small hiccup that I had was quickly resolved calling the 800 number.

The only complaint that I have is that it arrived in a semi and the driver said he couldn't even come up the driveway so he was... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Maureen Recommends This Champion Product
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Cecil H.
Washougal, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/1/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Answer
This generator is the answer to keeping gas around
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cecil Recommends This Champion Product
Cecil's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Snow & ice delayed getting my generator on time, That was OK with me. I no longer have to try & keep 30 gallons around.I have 50 gallons of propane in stead."
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