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Rated 5 out of
Best Gift EVER!!!!
These days, living in CA isn't what it used to be. With 4 two day plus power outages between 10/9 and 10/30, we needed a generator. We purchased a GP6500, model G0076830. What a gift during these days. It can keep my husbands medical equipment and our refrigerator and freezer charged, with as little as 2 hours a day!!! Thank you Generac and Calaveras Lumber for making these days easier.
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 5 out of
Really well built
I bought this during the Bay Area power shut off and it’s made my life a lot easier. It was easy to set up and it starts with ease. It’s been running a bunch of things in my house with no problem. It ran about 10 hours on a tank of gas. My only criticism is that I wish it had a better muffler or some type of insulation as it’s nosier than I thought it would be.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 1 out of
Won’t even run a freezer or frig
Just bought this product from Lowe’s today 10/27/2019 after pg&e shut off our power. Got it all hooked up and plugged in a small freezer and a frig. After ten minutes the gfi keeps tripping. Tried all 120v 20amp outlets and even the 240v and 30 amp the power keeps shutting off and the generator keeps running. I will be returning this product, sad to say. It looks like a great generator but failed me.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 5 out of
Great Product Easy Assembly!!!
Very pleased with my purchase! Will work great for my race car trailer!
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of
Great Features--Concerned About COsense Switch
Even though I have not used the generator for a prolonged period yet, I am impressed with the many features and top quality of this product. It has every feature I was looking for in a generator at a reasonable cost. It is very heavy, but that is to be expected with a generator of this size. The fact that it comes with a sturdy folding handle and wheels is certainly a plus. I am a bit concerned about the COsense feature after reading other reviews that describe problems with it. While it seems like a good idea in theory, it may not be a good idea in practice if it shuts the unit off frequently in a well ventilated area. I agree that a bypass feature should be added for those owners who are interested. I am definitely interested in such an option.
The bypass option should be provided by Generac at a reasonable cost with appropriate installation instructions. This might prevent owners from tampering with the COsense switch themselves and possibly bypassing it incorrectly. Please let me know if Generac develops an approved bypass option.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 3 out of
operating temp sensor is awful
I had a Generac RS5500 that was stolen and I really liked it. I purchased a new GP6500 to replace it and it is awful during the day. When the temp outside reaches 90 degrees this generator shuts down!!! It has to constantly be watched until the evening when the sun is not shining on it. This is the craziest thing i've ever seen. How is someone supposed to work with a generator that is constantly shutting down during the day. I appreciate the technology but this is a bad purchase for any one working or using the generator in the summer. I'm going to have to purchase a different one. The customer service reps and technicians while very nice and helpful did not even know that it would do that.
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 4 out of
Generac 6500 CO works, but needs option to bypass CO sensor
I have used a Generac generator ( XL4500 ) for over 20 years and have been very happy.
I purchased your new 6500 and will use the old generator as backup. Your 6500 starts easily, works well, and handles my power loads very well. The generator uses a bit more fuel than I thought it should. An idle mode when not in heavy use would be helpful to conserve fuel. Also, I have had many problems with the CO sensor tripping off, even when the generator was fully outside. With swirling winds it has shut down for CO sense too many times. Installing a bypass switch for the CO sensor, with appropriate instructions verifying that you are not protected from CO, would be helpful for places where people need to run the generator close to a building or under a roof away from rain/snow. It can be an easy redesign. I will use my generator in bypass mode successfully for a long time.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of
Quiet and a complete work horse this product is absolutely amazing
Date published: 2019-09-05
GP6500 CO-SENSE? 50ST is rated