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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

RS Series Accessories

Maximize your investment and maintain your Generac portable generator with a variety of accessories.

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Powerdial start never worked Set up and used same day as purchased. RS8000E over $1000 cost. Powerdial rapid start never worked, so forced to pull start each time. Customer service response was it is likely bad or low battery. Charged battery & also bought brand new replacement battery, but powerdial rapid start still does not work and makes no sound at all when turned to start and pressed in. Ridiculous for brand new generator electric start not to work right out of the box.
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for the price Got the generator for the hurricane season in Florida but, no hurricanes affected me so it stayed in box for a year. We got prepared for Dorian to arrive and got the generator full of gas and oil and it started on the first pull and I had it running for a few hours with no problem. Ran the refrigerator, fans and a portable A/C unit and it handle it well enough.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is a excellent Generator we ran it for 2 weeks maybe even more straight just enough time to change oil and fuel up during Florence and ran with out a problem ran everything I wanted. And this year I was getting ready for Dorian and it started with the first pull.
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power to spare Purchased this unit after hurricane Irma hit. Was borrowing the neighbors gen for the first 5 days we were without power, but they came home and we needed something to run the house. We powered multiple fans, tv entertainment center with 5.1 surround, refrigerator, 6000btu window shaker a/c and multiple portable electronics around the clock and this generator didn't flinch. Started on the second pull. I have no doubts it can handle a bigger work load the next time we need it.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not easy to use Pulling the chord is too hard and won’t start. I read the manual and it is a disaster. 2.5 hours and it won’t start. I push the button for rapid start and nothing happens. Pulling the chord is impossible. Not recommending at this time.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Generac Generator RS5500 Have this Generator for 2 yr had been running fine getting ready to use it again and the gas keeps going into the oil tank. Carburetor, air filter and spark plug have all been checked out all are good. No one can tell me whats wrong wasted $800.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great experience Well here we go again. WE bought this 4 years ago for Hurricane Michael and did not need it. 2 years ago we had Hurricane Irma and it ran like a champ for 2 days. Now we have Hurricane Dorian coming and while we are in Jacksonville Florida we may not need it, I took it out of the garage, pulled it 3 time and cranked like a pro. It runs everything we need. Thanks.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little beast I purchased this a few years ago for hurricane use as wife is on oxygen. Didn't get a chance to use it during Florence as we decided to evacuate. I recently hooked it directly to my 4 1/2 ton Trane HVAC condenser unit and it ran it like a champ. This is probably at it's maximum surge capacity but it is running it. If needed it is good to have power but we also have to have a/c for my wife's breathing. I have an 8000 running the rest of the house through the main panel and air handler inside. This RS5500 is a solid medium size generator and met all my expectations and then some. Thanks again.
Date published: 2019-08-23
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