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Rated 1 out of
I have owned this generator approximately five years, it only has 60 hrs on it. It has been in auth shop twice and has had four new fuel pumps. Also new voltage regulator
It has now blown the fuse behind the control panel and blows another as soon as installed??
I seldom post negative comments on products. In fact this is my first!!!!
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 3 out of
Can it be repaired?
I have had my 15KW Generac since 2005. I start it every 6 months and run for about an hour. I put a load on it, portable heaters, fans about every 6 months. Ran it for hurricane Irma and it shut down after about 5 hours of use. Been in Generac authorized repair shop for about 3 months now and cannot see what is wrong. Battery, starter, solenoid are all ok. Guessing in electrical but cannot find issue. Generac rep was supposed to come by shop but never showed. Liked the unit when it ran but.....
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of
I love this generator run the whole house no problem with just a little common sense just remember you can’t have a central air, take a shower with a well pump and electric hot water heater and cook at the same time.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 4 out of
Great job, but heavy and loud
I have used one of these for a back up generator for my house for 5 years and it does a great job, but I have recently purchased and installed a stand by unit 22kw which is awesome., There are a few things that you need to know before purchasing this unit, it is heavy and I have to use a tractor to haul it from my storage shed to the meter to hook it up, also if it is raining I have to wait until the rain slows down because the connections are open to the elements. the only other thing that pushed me to get a stand by is this unit is really loud. I think if you know these things up front and are ok with them then this unit does a really great job providing constant power when in use.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of
This is my first generator, but we moved to a rural area where the power goes out regularly so we needed an backup generator. I was thrilled to be able to find a portable generator this size, because we can't afford a standby generator.
I was so impressed with this generator when it arrived. It was so easy to set up and came with an extra air filter, oil filter, and so on. Very nice tough.
I feel much better know we'll have heat and water if we lose power this winter!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of
A "POWERHOUSE" generator
This generator is an excellent choice for backup electricity, once outages take place. I live in Florida, home of the hurricanes and when the power is gone, homes inside become 88-92 degrees warm. After this last hurricane, I said no more ... so decided to invest in not only a generator but the top free standing generator I could buy. This "Bear" as I call it ... can power the following just off the 50 amp take; 4 ton a/c, two refrigerators, microwave, TV, all lighting in the home, garage door openers. I can turn on the stove as long as the a/c unit is off. Oh ... and I supply my neighbor with a 30 amp outlet for his refrigerator and fans. The "Bear" doesn't even flinch. Two neighbors have already come by and have asked me for information on where I purchased "The Bear".
There is one set back I found when assembling the electrical connections. The 50 amp receptacle located underneath the electrical panel on the generator is placed with the ground connection located at "9-o'clock". So, in order for your plug to function correctly and capable of using the safety metal pin in case of disengagement, you must use a "50 amp round male plug". Only way you can keep the proper alignment. Otherwise, by using the common 50 amp plug, the cord will be laying off to the side of the muffler where it becomes very, very hot for obvious reasons. I did not find any information as to the set up or 50 amp plugs to be used while assembling.
Otherwise, this is a great generator and I am very proud of my "Made in U.S.A." product. "Quality you can see, quality you can test … because it is quality at its best".
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of
This product is...."The Beast"!
Have owned a 7,000 exl by Generac for years and never a single problem. Made the decision to purchase this GP17,500 watt beast. Very impressed with the quality of this unit. Fired up without the choke on first start out of the box! Have only ran for an hour doing a break in, so haven't put a load on it yet, but I can tell the Beast is ready! Thanks for a well made product!
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of
Saved by Generac 17,000 Watt generator
Bought the biggest of all, the 17,000 Watt generator some years ago, and never used it until now. Living in Florida, you never know, when you need it, and now with Hurricane Irma, we lost power for several days. Backfeed my house at the panel, and supplied power to all my A/C untis (3 unit total) exterior lighting, etc, since we were the only house among 90 inour neighborhood, with full power, A/C, lights, etc. Unit started right away, and ran for 5 days 24/7. Highly recommendended. Only wish, you could have propane option at the flip of a switch, just in case. All gas stations ran out of fuel, so it would be a nice optional feature.
Date published: 2017-09-19
GP17500E is rated