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Generac Guardian 7030 Reviews
Overall Rating
3.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 5
High Quality (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Quiet (1)
Features (1)
apparently was not quali... (1)
Packaging (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
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James R.
Suffolk, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/18/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Built With The Installer In Mind!!!
I'm an electrical engineer who started my career designing and building 20kw to 1,500kw gensets. I know first hand all the little details of building generators and the electronics involved to prevent certain possible failures. Generac realized that not everyone is a generator professional and has helped generators evolve to what we have now. The Generac brand of generators is truly engineered to make the installation seamless.

This particular unit, a model 7030, was easy to position and... more
Pros: Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: see review
James Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
James's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
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"Ordered my first unit that was "factory direct" and in stock. The estimated ship date came and went. I had to look on the website under my account to see that the ship date moved out by two weeks. That day came and went. This time I had an email stating that the unit is backordered and is two weeks out. Now, my customer is upset and I'm going to lose the order. I decided to upsize the generator to something in stock. The price difference is $500.00. I call Electric Generators Direct and tell them the situation and ask if the they will split the difference in the higher cost, I feel that it is ultimately their issue. If they had indicated that it would not ship I would have bought another unit or from somewhere else. They indicated that the newly selected generator was already on sale and they couldn't do anything to help out. I ordered the new unit and ate the $500.00 loss, I certainly can't ask an upset customer for more money. I didn't make much on this but I feel their friends and neighbors will make purchases. I will certainly buy from Electric Generators Direct again but I have little faith of them stepping out of the box to make things right should something go wrong."
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
We are very sorry about the issues you experienced with your original order. In some instances, like this one, we are at the mercy of the manufacturer when it comes to a transition to an updated model.
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Barbara M.
Kenmore, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/16/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Had nothing but problems keys were locked inside, rocker arms were completely off the push rods,would not run, had to pay for a mechanic to fix it, does not start when the least bit cold. Generac is giving me a hard time about reimbursement for mechanic.
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Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Packaging, apparently was not quality inspected
Barbara Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
We are sorry to learn of your frustrating experience. Please know that warranty coverage can be provided by an independent authorized service provider in your local area. However, if you have chosen to use a servicing party that has not completed our certified training programs, or if it is determined by an authorized party that your unit's issues do not stem from warrantable causes, warranty coverage cannot be applied. If you have any questions about your product's warranty policy, or if you would like to discuss your personal experience in further detail, please call us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with the serial number of your personal unit. We do apologize for any inconvenience this unfortunate scenario may have caused.
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