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RS5500

Model #6672

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GENERAC RS SERIES 5500 PORTABLE GENERATOR

Generac’s Rapid Start portable generators with PowerDial™, provides back up power with the turn of a dial. The PowerDial streamlines the start-up process by putting all the controls on one convenient dial, so no more separate switches for turning on the engine, opening the fuel valve, or to adjust the choke.

GENERAC <strong>RS SERIES 5500</strong> PORTABLE GENERATOR

PowerDial™ integrates the start, run and stop functions into one simple-to-use dial, conveniently located for quicker startup and shut-down, eliminating the search for separate controls in an emergency

Generac's 389cc OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life

Low-oil shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage

Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions

Hour Meter tracks maintenance intervals.

 

1-¼ inch hardened steel tube cradle for added durability and strength

Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Large-capacity fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times

Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from hard starting In cold weather the only way it will start is with a spray of starting fluid into the carburetor..
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great powerplant but poor fuel cell I've really enjoyed using this generator when its working. However, rust has developed in the gas tank and it has been nearly impossible to remove. Replacement units are all over $100. Maybe a plastic fuel tank would have been a better solution??
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed after Irma Easy to assemble and started on second pull. Voltage was 122 and ran great for the 30 hrs that I needed it .
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product. We love the Generac rs5500 back up generator. It's easy to move and now we have peace of mind. It runs great. For the money you can't beat it!
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GENERAC for Hurricane Power Loss I purchased my GENERAC RS5500 about four months ago before Hurricane Irma was to come close to my home in Coastal North Carolina, but I did not get to use it much other than initial start up and a few start ups since. We had an unusual snow storm yesterday, and when we lost power, I pulled my fairly new GENERAC RS5500 out of my garage attempted to start it up. I was disappointed that it did not start after multiple pulls. I referred to the troubleshooting guide in the manual to ensure everything was good, but was still unable to start the unit. After about an hour, I almost gave up and was read to call the product help center, when I figured I would give my GENERAC RS5500 one last try. It started on the first pull. I ran the unit for over an hour to ensure there were no issues with the fuel or engine. I'm not sure why I had issues starting the generator when I needed it, but can only assume it could be related to the fuel sitting in the system over the past several months. I did make sure to use only "ethanol free" fuel, per the salespersons suggestion, but that did not make a difference. I purchased the GENERAC RS5500 after reading reviews of the product and was impressed by the quality and dependability, which are most important to me. Also, as a military veteran and patriot, I wanted to own a generator that was made in the USA rather than in some other country. Although I was rather disappointed that my GENERAC RS5500 did not start when I needed it, I'll keep it and do my best to start it each month to keep the fuel fresh and flowing through the system. I hope to write another review after the first year to let everyone know about how pleased I am with GENERAC.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good generator Very good generator so far. Actually will run a lot more than I expected it to.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the rapid start feature Easy to start and remember with the RS feature. Come on guys I wrote a review don't limit my submission because I have too few words?
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STARTED ON FIRST PULL! Just purchased my RS5500 was easy to read instructions and easer assemble and fired up on first pull!
Date published: 2017-12-21
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