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Rated 5 out of
Happy in New Jersey
You get what is advertised
I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940).
I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain.
So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome!
Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 4 out of
Love the look and performance, but poor QC control from factory
Would give this 5 stars, but after the 3rd use, water started streaming out from the water pump. Found that three of the bolts that hold the water pump on had vibrated loose and allowed the water to damage the seal. Sent a support message to Gererac but have not heard back from them yet. Really like the unit and hoping to see Generac stand by their product by fixing the issue under warranty. I've only had the unit for 6 months.
Date published: 2023-09-24
Rated 2 out of
Product not made ith easy to assemble parts. Hammers, pliers and wire brushes were needed and needed for assembly.
Product not made easy to assemble The parts required Hammers, pliers and wire brushes for assembly.
It appears that the quality of those parts are not what they should be.
I felt that buying an American product would be better.
Perhaps in the future GENERAC will get their products and parts from a more reliable manufacturer.
Date published: 2023-09-19
Rated 1 out of
This product failed out of the box
First let me state how poorly the assembly instructions are done. Diagrams way to small and lack details. Once assembled, started immediately but made a very high pitch sound to point I shut things down. Was unable to restart despite numerous attempts.
The customer service is also lacking. Way too long to be on hold for such poor service. Operators lack detailed product info and sympathy for what customer is having to deal with since you don’t have a good process for warranty work. Too much work required by customer to right the situation. I have to spend time and effort to correct a bad situation due to faulty equipment. Poor response. I will never buy another Generac. And I dare folks to publish this review.
Date published: 2023-09-15
Rated 4 out of
I have had the pressure washer for 2 years, I really like this pressure washer, starts easy with the battery or the pull cord. The dial on the handle allows for several different pressures.
Need to make sure you have a 90 degree spout for your gas can or the gas will spill out.
I am 5’10” the handle needs to either be adjustable or longer, trying to guide the washer and maneuver it’s makes it difficult to pull, go down steps, or push.
Date published: 2023-09-10
Rated 4 out of
Good Value and easy setup , only took about 15 minutes to setup and get it running , seems as the battery was not charged so had to use pull start and it fired up on first pull. I just did a quick test to make sure it would supply power and all seems fine. good piece of mind to have an alternate source of power when needed .
Date published: 2023-09-09
Rated 4 out of
Time will tell.
Recieved from fed Ex in great shape, no dings or dents. Simple, straight-forward minimal assembly. Pressed electric start button and starter only spun, NOT engaging the flywheel. Pulled hand starter once and fire right up. Put included battery charger on. Next day tried electric starter and no issues, so battery needed 'topping off' even though sent as 'charged'. Battery seems a bit small for this size engine. My lawn tractor has a bigger batter for the same HP. This is going to be a covered, outside unit and it will be seeing and starting in below freezing temps. Will be interesting. Will be kept on the battery charger
Date published: 2023-09-05
Rated 5 out of
A few quirks but overall happy with the product
Having an urgent need after a storm for replacing my generator ( that refused to start ), i went looking for a new one. The store had plenty of "off brands" or generic brands i was not comfortable with. I found a GP series 6500 tucked away under the rack. Knowing that Generac has made a reputation for home backup systems, i was willing to chance that they did some thinking before they put their portable generator to market. I liked the setup for the most part and it fired up with one pull (to my relief ). The Documentation was clear , giving plug requirements and a wonderful wiring diagram (thank you). Some things they could improve on is the adding of a Fuel Drain Valve, theft prevention security mounts, and supplying a cover with the unit.
Date published: 2023-08-26
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