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Rated 1 out of
Brand new won't start!!!!
WE bought the GP17500 portable generator in July. We started it every month and it started right away. WE go to start it today, not even 4 months later, for the approaching hurricane and it wont start! We were asked my the customer support lady if we had gas in it, well duh, we filled it half full. She told us to contact a authorized dealer and see what they can do! Well, this defeats the whole purpose of having a brand new generator! I think we we were sold a lemon!!!!!!! Stay away from the GP17500 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 2 out of
It would have been great if all the parts came with this generator
Missing parts out of the box. Cannot put the unit together properly. Will try to contact the company after the weekend. Would love to be able to move this unit from where it was delivered but cannot install the wheels without the axle. I hope this isn't what the rest of my experiences are going to be like.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of
This machine is definitely going to do what I want to do with it. I’d like that the 50 amp receptacle is on the front of the machine not the bottom
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of
wasn't allowed natural gas or propane
I needed to run my entire home inn case of a Hurricane. This was the only generator gas powered to accommodate our needs. 50 amp service was more than enough, ran my entire
home for almost 3 days till power was restored.
I was extremely happy. I referred this model GP17500E to a friend he bought one and like me very happy thank god we didn't need it so far in 2018.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 3 out of
Idle control operation
When the idle control is engaged and the generator has reduced its RPMs does the unit output frequency and voltage stay constant or is it reduced. An extended description of idle mode is desired.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 4 out of
Gets the job done
This unit is able to be stored and rolled out when needed. I use it as home backup generator and it runs everything great. I wish it was quieter, but it’s not too bad. There is some rattling on the heat shield. But once it gets heated up it pretty much goes away.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of
Solid Heavy Unit
I bought this unit last year to run my new 24 ft. concessions trailer G-Dub's Grub which I opened 2 weeks ago. I have worked 2 large events with 20 hrs on meter. It runs the 30 amp service easily-- lights, water heater, water pump, fridge etc. All filters, oil drain, spark plug easy to get to, which is a big reason why I bought it. Getting ready to change to Mobil 1 10W-30 synthetic w/ extra Generac filter sent with unit. I use 89 grade non-ethanol fuel. Multiple power options here folks. Heavy USA made unit. My problem with this unit is it's too heavy for me and staff (female) to handle 390 lbs. Overkill on my part. Just bought extended warranty plan last month. Weighing my options.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of
Not my first experience with Generac products as I purchased a GP7000E in 2009. It still runs but I have outgrown it and the GP17500E will meet all of my needs for the several different uses I have it for. Excellent product, highly reliable and all of the people I have talked to that work at Generac and the people at the dealers have been absolutely a pleasure to deal with on every level. More companies need to follow Generac's lead with product quality, reliability, affordability and, above all, the quality of the people they hire to represent their company. Absolutely first rate, Generac! Well done!
Date published: 2018-07-31
GP17500E is rated