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Generac Guardian 7030 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
Exceeded Expectations (2)
High Quality (2)
Quiet (2)
Light Weight (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
apparently was not quali... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Packaging (1)
Unreliable (1)
Low Quality (1)
57% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10334 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

The Guardian 9 kW Emergency Power System is one of the smallest home standby generator offered by Generac Power Systems with their OHVI industrial engine.

It starts automatically -- just the like the bigger versions -- and protects mission critical appliances from power failure.

Here's the major difference. The 9 kilowatt version can restore power to 16 mission-critical circuits such as a sump pump, refrigerator, furnace fans, lights and more. The 9 kW version simply lacks the strength to... more
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James R.
Suffolk, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/18/16
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2016
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
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"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."
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Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
James,
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
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk
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
Manufacturer Response
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Barbara,
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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Larry C.
So Cal, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value, Easy To Set Up. Works Flawless.
Needed a good home generator for emergencies. Selected the 9 kw to power up most of the house. The included auto transfer switch was just right. Set up was fairly straight forward and programming was simple. Worked perfect first time . No problems.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Larry Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Larry's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered on a Sunday afternoon, online. Delivered to CA on Friday. With all the extra parts too!"
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Donald G.
Ludington, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/25/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Installation
I received the generator in good condition and it appears to be a quality product but I haven't gotten it installed because the 3 installers that I requested have yet to call. So I have a machine here and have it it position but no wait to test it. I have called many local electricians but they do not respond to my calls. My advice to anyone wanting to purchase one would be to have a contract in hand before buying.
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Donald,
Very sorry to hear that you're having issues finding an installer in your area. You can also use the Generac Dealer Locator to find installers in your area.
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Al H.
Los Angeles, CA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/6/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Model 7030 Generac
Very quiet, client was very pleased.
Pros: Durable, Quiet
Al Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Al's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience."
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Richard H.
Poolesville, MD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/30/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
9 Kw Generator And Transfer Switch
The product is fine.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions
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