Generac 5940 GP6500 - 6500 Watt Portable Generator - 5940

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Generac 5940 GP6500 - 6500 Watt Portable Generator - 5940 - Emergency Generator Generates plenty of electricity to weather the storm Powers refrigerator, sump pump, furnace fan, lights and more Generac OHV Engine High-quality engine with automatic low oil shutdown
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Wattage 6500 Watt
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Easy initial install and quick starting.
5 Star Review   By MysticArea on Home Depot - Apr 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I ordered this a little too late and right after the hectic season we had, but I had an electrician set up the box for an outside hookup and it is ready to go for the next one. Hopefully not, but, I am going to be ready this time! It weighs a lot, so be prepared on delivery, and you have to be there when they do. They will not bring it inside, so have them wheel it into the garage or a covered place until you can assemble the handles to move it. I just have to say, that after we set it up for a test run, it started on the first pull and is easy to run. It powered lights, furnace heat blower, and fridge no problem...note, if you want to use hot water heater you must make sure most everything else is off but consult an electrician to tell you the max for use. But, really, it did a lot more than I expected and I am really happy with my purchase! Ps...I also purchased the accessory kit with this as you will need the cord anyway and this added a few extras for price of one. Also, when running, the noise was minimal as to what I expected. I would recommend this to all my friends! Thanks! :)

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Good generator...Excellent Value
4 Star Review   By JoelG on Home Depot - Apr 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Assembly involved attaching the handle and the wheels...nothing complicated. After oil and gas were added to their respective tanks and "choke', fuel and power switches were turned on, it was ready for deployment. My initial pull of the cord did not do anything. After checking all around, I noticed that the cord for the spark plug was not attached. After attaching it, I gave it another pull and it worked! It was also relatively quiet for a generator of this size. Highly recommended. Pros: Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation, Easy to Use, Great Sound QualityGreat

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So far Seems Great
5 Star Review   By CJHP on Home Depot - Apr 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great Price, Delivery was fine, Fed Ex arrived when they said and called ahead as they said they would. Box was perfect with no damage and the Generator was fine. Filled it with oil and assembled everything in under 30 mins. Started right up. I have the house wired so the generator will run the house. I did a test run twice and both times it ran all I needed like lights , heat, refrig, garage doors. Never skiped a beat. For its size it is not loud. Very happy.

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love the features
5 Star Review   By mona on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Seems like great product! I believe that it was a great value for item

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Solid Generator
4 Star Review   By IrishPatNJ on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Sturdy, solid generator. Enough power to run all the essentials in my house (and then some). Hour meter and fuel gauge are helpful. Easy/minimal assemble. Started on 1st pull out of the box. The only down side is that it's a bit noisy, but that's normal in this price range and size.

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Nice product. Great price.
5 Star Review   By Mattt on Home Depot - Mar 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Really disappointed to find out it was made in China.

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Solid and well built
5 Star Review   By Frank on Home Depot - Mar 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very well built. Was just what I expected. Ran for 3 hours so far and didn't skip a beat. Started right up on the first pull. This generator is 3 times more powerful than my old generator of 35 years. Could not run the whole house on old generator during power outages. This generator will surely get us through with more comfort. Surprised at how quite it is. Not as noisy as my old generator. Large fuel tank will mean longer run time between fill ups, compared to my old generator. I Can't wait till the next power outage to give the generator a really good test. It is a little heavy but not bad to move around since it does have a handle and wheels.

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Good value
5 Star Review   By koolbreeze45 on Home Depot - Mar 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

After adding the oil and gas it started on the second pull and it is easy to pull start.I bought a 6 circuit manual transfer switch kit to avoid running extension cords everywhere.I will be ready for the next power outage.

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Seems like a good value
5 Star Review   By John on Home Depot - Mar 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Generator started right up on first pull. Everything seems to be working. Haven't had to put it to the test yet, but don't expect any problems.

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great quality
5 Star Review   By firepilot on Home Depot - Mar 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

IReceived this quickly, unpacked and assembled easily, fuelled It up, and it started up on the first pull and ran great. I haven't used it in an emergency yet but I'm sure it will perform well.

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Generac 5940 GP6500 - 6500 Watt Portable Generator - 5940 - Emergency Generator Generates plenty of electricity to weather the storm Powers refrigerator, sump pump, furnace fan, lights and more Generac OHV Engine High-quality engine with automatic low oil shutdown
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Wattage 6500 Watt
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Product Title Generac 5940 GP6500 - 6500 Watt Portable Generator - 5940
Manufacturer Generac
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Power Score 4.4 | 89 Reviews
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Wattage: 6500 Watt
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Easy initial install and quick starting.
5 Star Review   By MysticArea on Home Depot - Apr 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I ordered this a little too late and right after the hectic season we had, but I had an electrician set up the box for an outside hookup and it is ready to go for the next one. Hopefully not, but, I am going to be ready this time! It weighs a lot, so be prepared on delivery, and you have to be there when they do. They will not bring it inside, so have them wheel it into the garage or a covered place until you can assemble the handles to move it. I just have to say, that after we set it up for a test run, it started on the first pull and is easy to run. It powered lights, furnace heat blower, and fridge no problem...note, if you want to use hot water heater you must make sure most everything else is off but consult an electrician to tell you the max for use. But, really, it did a lot more than I expected and I am really happy with my purchase! Ps...I also purchased the accessory kit with this as you will need the cord anyway and this added a few extras for price of one. Also, when running, the noise was minimal as to what I expected. I would recommend this to all my friends! Thanks! :)

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Good generator...Excellent Value
4 Star Review   By JoelG on Home Depot - Apr 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Assembly involved attaching the handle and the wheels...nothing complicated. After oil and gas were added to their respective tanks and "choke', fuel and power switches were turned on, it was ready for deployment. My initial pull of the cord did not do anything. After checking all around, I noticed that the cord for the spark plug was not attached. After attaching it, I gave it another pull and it worked! It was also relatively quiet for a generator of this size. Highly recommended. Pros: Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation, Easy to Use, Great Sound QualityGreat

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So far Seems Great
5 Star Review   By CJHP on Home Depot - Apr 9, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great Price, Delivery was fine, Fed Ex arrived when they said and called ahead as they said they would. Box was perfect with no damage and the Generator was fine. Filled it with oil and assembled everything in under 30 mins. Started right up. I have the house wired so the generator will run the house. I did a test run twice and both times it ran all I needed like lights , heat, refrig, garage doors. Never skiped a beat. For its size it is not loud. Very happy.

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love the features
5 Star Review   By mona on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Seems like great product! I believe that it was a great value for item

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Solid Generator
4 Star Review   By IrishPatNJ on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Sturdy, solid generator. Enough power to run all the essentials in my house (and then some). Hour meter and fuel gauge are helpful. Easy/minimal assemble. Started on 1st pull out of the box. The only down side is that it's a bit noisy, but that's normal in this price range and size.

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Nice product. Great price.
5 Star Review   By Mattt on Home Depot - Mar 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Really disappointed to find out it was made in China.

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Solid and well built
5 Star Review   By Frank on Home Depot - Mar 18, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very well built. Was just what I expected. Ran for 3 hours so far and didn't skip a beat. Started right up on the first pull. This generator is 3 times more powerful than my old generator of 35 years. Could not run the whole house on old generator during power outages. This generator will surely get us through with more comfort. Surprised at how quite it is. Not as noisy as my old generator. Large fuel tank will mean longer run time between fill ups, compared to my old generator. I Can't wait till the next power outage to give the generator a really good test. It is a little heavy but not bad to move around since it does have a handle and wheels.

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Good value
5 Star Review   By koolbreeze45 on Home Depot - Mar 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

After adding the oil and gas it started on the second pull and it is easy to pull start.I bought a 6 circuit manual transfer switch kit to avoid running extension cords everywhere.I will be ready for the next power outage.

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Seems like a good value
5 Star Review   By John on Home Depot - Mar 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Generator started right up on first pull. Everything seems to be working. Haven't had to put it to the test yet, but don't expect any problems.

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great quality
5 Star Review   By firepilot on Home Depot - Mar 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

IReceived this quickly, unpacked and assembled easily, fuelled It up, and it started up on the first pull and ran great. I haven't used it in an emergency yet but I'm sure it will perform well.

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Don't buy if you are off the grid!!!
2 Star Review   By Potlatch2 on Home Depot - Mar 2, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We bought one for our cabin and then found out there is NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER if you live off the grid!!!! Strangely enough they will give a 1 year warranty if the unit is used for rental! Figure that one out.

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very nice generator
5 Star Review   By jordan on Home Depot - Feb 28, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This generator is better than expected. Nice compact frame with fold out handle. It also quieter than expected. During the last storm I borrowed a rigid generator which was much louder. Very large gas tank. Very easy to start. I was also impressed with the delivery. He actually brought it right into the garage for me. Very satisfied with purchase

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Great Unit
5 Star Review   By bigbob on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Big enough to handle the job, small enough to move around as needed.

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Easy Set up right out of box
5 Star Review   By JayG on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Awesome Generator!! Used for 2013 Blizzard in the Northeast, 34 hrs. Straight. Started up first pull. No problems, about 10 hrs on a full tank of fuel

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Easy to Assemble, move, connect and start. Very Noisy as expected.
4 Star Review   By Robert on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Assembly instruction simple, assembly easy. Started on first mild pull on starter cable. Warmed up relatively quickly. Does not come with 30 amp cable, must purchase separately.

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simple assembly, everything eccept fuel was in the box. Rugged construction
5 Star Review   By seagrappler on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

simple assembly, everything eccept fuel was in the box. Rugged construction. Ran under heavy load including my welder, grinder, two sets of flood lights for over two hours without a blink.

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outstanding product and service
5 Star Review   By Dave on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The online service rep (Angel) was over the top in regards to customer service. She was extremely helpful in identifying the correct product and contacted Generac to confirm product information. Delivery was prompt and the driver was very professional. Assembly was very easy and the generator started with less than a full pull on the cord. I purchased this generator with the hope of never needing to use itl However, after seeing how easy it is to use I am finding additional ways to put it to work (other than emergency power outages). Great product, great service and great price.

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All positive, no negatives
5 Star Review   By Kenny on Home Depot - Feb 26, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Price, value and delivery all excellent. Good instructions, easy setup

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Good
5 Star Review   By Spike on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This product is one of the best out there. Very good product.

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Good quality product
4 Star Review   By SteelersFanPA on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Product arrived in a timely fashion and without damage. After unpacking the unit, adding the wheels, levelers and handle, putting gas and oil in the unit, the engine fired up on the second pull. The wheels and handle could be a bit better quality, but overall a nice unit at a reasonable price. Should work well as a stand alone unit or wired as a home backup.

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Awsome product
5 Star Review   By scooter24 on Home Depot - Jan 23, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

perfect for my needs. features are great and performance is suburb.

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Nice First Impression
5 Star Review   By WyrelessMike on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I've never owned a generator before, but after this 4th or 5th time of my power going out for at least a day (this last time was 4 days) here in central Arkansas, I finally broke down and bought this one. I chose this specific brand generator based on comments I read and personal testimonials from my neighbor and my brother-in-law. Their advice was sound. What really impressed me about this generator wasn't how obviously well-built it was, the very well-written instructions, or the included wheels and handle, but how ridiculously easy it started. It sat in my garage for 4 days before I finally put some oil and gas in it. I followed the instructions, and pulled the cord just one time (the very first time), and it fired right up! I let off the choke, as instructed, and it just runs. With its portability, ease of starting, covered outlets, and quality motor, it's hard to find one reason not to recommend this generator to anyone in the market for one. Get it now, because by the time you need one, these are the first ones gone.

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This product will do what I want...I will be ready for the next storm like "Sandy"
5 Star Review   By Mike on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Ordering on the phone was a pleasure..great customer service people. The delivery was just as pleasant. the drive was helpful and curteous.

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Seems to be an excellent product.
5 Star Review   By Steve on Home Depot - Jan 14, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Delivery driver brought the box right to my garage and the generator arrived in perfect condition. The initial setup was very easy and took about 20 minutes. Added oil and some gasoline and gave it two pulls with the switch off to circulate some oil. Switched it on and it started on the next pull. I ran it for about ten minutes and tried each of the outlets which all worked properly. Fortunately I haven't needed to use it since. I still need to install a transfer switch and possibly an outdoor enclosure but for now it is in my garage ready to go. Seems great and I am happy with the look and feel of it so far.

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Off to a bad start
4 Star Review   By gman1156 on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I started and tested my generator immediately after assembling it and it fired right up! In an effort to insure that it would be available whenever needed I figured I would start and run it a while every few weeks or so. The next time I tried starting it, it would not run. Turns out the butterfly in the choke assembly had fallen off. To their credit Generac covered the repair at a local repair center, but I was without use of my new toy for a few weeks. Since the repair the machine has run flawlessly & got me through Hurricane Sandy.

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Great Generator
5 Star Review   By KeepJeepin on Home Depot - Jan 8, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This is the first Generator I have bought and so far I am happy with the purchase! It was very easy to put together. It only took about 15 minutes from unpackaging to startup. It is a little loud, but not over bearing. I shut the power off to the house and started it up on the first pull! It ran great and most importantly it ran the jet pump, furnace, refridgerator, living room lights and TV, kitchen lights and bedroom lights and TV! Everything I needed to run! I used 2 15W energy saving bulbs in each room. One thing they should include is a funnel for the oil. Over all it is a great product!

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Nice Generator - Runs First Pull
5 Star Review   By Proflcopter on Home Depot - Jan 8, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Just got this generator, but the setup was very easy. Fueled it up and started on the first pull. I intend to use it as a backup genny on my house and the electrician should be here in a couple of days to put in the transfer switch.

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top of the line product for a fair price!
5 Star Review   By DanW on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

i was extremely pleased on the friendly knowledge of your staff in the washington store. i don't know alot about generators and they treated me with patience and respect. your lead electrical man advised me, and was very friendly and helpful. i have been places where employees treat you rudely because you are not as "smart" as them. Dan W 15301

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Worked great after Hurricane Sandy
5 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I bought this generator 2 months before hurricane Sandy hit and was lucky enough to have the hard wired switch to run the boiler and hot water along with other selected outlets and the fridge. This generator started easily if you are fit to use a pull starter. It ran flawlessly and saved our butts when it counted. had I know Sandy would hit I would have opted for the larger GP7500.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Danny on Home Depot - Nov 27, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The product is great and works like it should, but only had it on the one time. It should have a cover for it when not in use.

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Exactly as advertised
5 Star Review   By Jake on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I received my generator shortly after Hurricane Sandy left us in the dark. It ran without any problems for 10 days. The estimated gas consumption was right on the money. I averaged about 10 hours on a full tank of gas. It always started easily. Even my daughter was able to start it without any problems. Changing the oil was very easy and quick. I would definitely purchase another Generac product.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Chainsaw on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Clear instructions easy to set up. Works great and starts on first pull. Very satisfied. As with all my air cooled engines I use only pure gas and no gas containing alcohol.

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Easy to set up and start.
5 Star Review   By Jimmy on Home Depot - Nov 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Product, Customer Service and shipping were excellent!

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Solid well built generator and easy to use
5 Star Review   By Sandstorm on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This powered my whole house with the exception of my stove and dryer. The unit is very heavy at 200 lbs, but having said that it's also part of it's appeal as it is a solidly built and well constructed unit. The setup manual could use additional specifics and diagrams for simple things like the handle operation and where the oil drain plug is. Like most manuals, it's written from the manufactures' perspective and makes assumptions based on their intimate knowledge of their product and not taking into account the first time users total lack of experience for a product like a generator.

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Worked well during Sandy
5 Star Review   By HankB on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Was able to run the essential systems of the house

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Ran well and didn't shut off.
4 Star Review   By Thomas on Home Depot - Nov 6, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Bought this generator about two weeks before we knew about "Sandy". Performed very well during our three day power outage. The ONLY negative is the noise. Needs a better muffler.

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So Far, So Good!
5 Star Review   By GeneratorJoe on Home Depot - Oct 31, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I got this generator 4 weeks ago and got my transfer switch wired up just in time for Hurricane Sandy. I lost power for 24 hours and ran the Generac for 10. The 6500 was more than enough to run my fridge, gas water heater, gas furnace, lights and outlets in select rooms with plenty of juice to spare. As a courtesy I powered 2 of my neighbors refrigerators as well. I was also happy with the noise level. I was expecting it to be much louder. I ran the generator in the shed with the doors open and fans running to keep airflowing.

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Good buy - GP6500 is a Workhorse
5 Star Review   By David on Home Depot - Oct 31, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The Generic GP 6500 performed well at my home in CT. I purchased it last year after the great Oct storm and saw AT&T using a similar unit to power their lines. I used the unit this year for the first time after hurricane sandy knocked out power for a day. It worked well, stared right up and fuel consumption was about what the mfg. suggested it would be at 50% load. Only down side is it’s loud – Similar to running a large snow blower. We did have a transfer switch installed and that made things easier than running extension cords.

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Well worth the money
5 Star Review   By Coop on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Just finished with hurricane Sandy and have been using this generator run the house. Heat, well pump, water heater,everything. great machine. My son wants one!

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DO NOT RELY on this in an EMERGENCY
1 Star Review   By RLDreams on Home Depot - Oct 29, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We've had this for about 18 months and it was hard to start from the day we uncrated it. We did start it up about once a month and let it run for 5-10 minutes. Now with a total of 1.8 hours on the unit it will not start at all ,and if you happen to get it to run, it will not stay running. I remember when Generac set the standard for back up and emergency power and was what all emergency services relied on. Obviously this is no longer the fact. Check the Generac FB page and you will see review after review of unhappy customers and the lack of any support from Generac or the incompetence of the network of authorized service providers. Save your money and just buy one of the cheap Sportsman generators . We have 1 of those that is about 4 yrs old, has been run over by a Jeep,sunk in the mud and totally abused. It still fires up on the 1st or 2nd pull and will run till the tank is dry, the only issue we have ever had was having to replace the fuel line because it rotted and cracked.

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quality product !
5 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

got the unit promptly ! assembled in 20 min. started on first pull, looking foward to next power outage so I can really test it . seems like a quality product !

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Too tinny,poor construction
1 Star Review   By joseph on Home Depot - Oct 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

5 hour Gas consumption is too low Heavy in weigh.to transport.Gas cap overtightened at factory,requiring special tool to loosen and remove. Gas tank fill filter too shallow in depth to allow fast gas refueling.with std gas cans.

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great generator
5 Star Review   By 5gait on Home Depot - Sep 5, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

As per the instructions, after adding oil and gas, I gave the pull start rope a slow pull. It started immediately, I couldn't believe how easily a big motor started. Haven't needed it yet I'm happy to say, but when I do, this generator won't disapoint.

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Excellent generator
5 Star Review   By rdn2012 on Home Depot - Sep 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Plenty of capacity and easy to operate. Good design.

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Great Generator
5 Star Review   By mike on Home Depot - Aug 22, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My new 6500 watt generator has been great ...During last power outage (5-days) i did survive on my Generac 3200 watt gen. but on a limited basis..I knew next time I wanted all house power. I found a great deal on this unit ordered it an it was shipped to my front door in 5 days.boxed & on a pallet. Assembly was simple and in about 20-30 minutes i was ready to start it..It started on the second pull..I also installed a Genarac transfer box. I plugged in generator flipped switches and ran house on it for an hour & everything worked great. I have done 3 test so far & all i can say is I love it. I will highly recommend it ...

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Good but somewhat disapointed
4 Star Review   By ElderP on Home Depot - Aug 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased this generator thinking it was made in USA. Tag says otherwise. Appears to be good quality, but a bit noisy. After initial (first time with gas in tank) starting, starts on first pull.

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Runs well but customer service sucks
2 Star Review   By Zakk507 on Home Depot - Jul 21, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This is my first generator and I bought it online. I was tired of losing power for 3 days at a time, so I shopped and priced for a decent generator that would be dependable and easy to use. This model is more than my basic need (power for a refrigerator and a sump pump), but I wanted more so my young children could watch TV, run lights and fans or play on the computer if desired. I not only used it for all that but also for the entire U-Verse system, a sound system and even my garage door opener. Generac was a recommended brand, so I paid a little more for this level of power to get a USA-made model. Fortunately it ran like a champ for the ONE time I had to use it while I had it. UNfortunately, the bracket housing (which is welded onto the frame) for one of the wheels broke, making it a pain in the neck to try rolling a 200-lb generator on one wheel to storage. Being unable to carry an item of this weight back to the store, I talked to the people at HD to get a pickup return. It took 3 phone calls on different days with different people to finally be told that Generac requires a 15 business day period to return the item for credit, and since they are the ones who ship and return-ship them, that was my only option. By this time my 30-day return-to-the store option expired, so I had no choice but to wait. Before you buy something this big, make sure the store will help take it back, just in case.

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Was not what was advertised.
3 Star Review   By Timmy on Home Depot - Jul 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Advertised with gfi outlets. Opened box No Gfi outlets.

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Generac gen
5 Star Review   By Homer on Home Depot - Jul 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I bought my generator 2 years ago at home depot, it was a model that was bought on the internet, but when the got the generator it didn't work so they sent it back and generac fixed it and sent it to home depot for sale, and brought it home got it all hooked up, and started on first pull every time, I would start it every month or so and this week the power want off for 3 days, fired up the generator and it ran perfect for about 80 hours with air conditioner furnace fan and my 2 neighbors fefrigrator and all my lights, would go for 8 hours on fuel refills. and was a little noisy but preformed excelent.

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Good features like low oil shutdown, hour meter, outlet covers.
2 Star Review   By 14pant on Home Depot - Jun 22, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Unfortunately, I got a bad unit. I took it out of the box, assembled it, and put oil and gas in it. It would start but not stay running. I called an authorized service center and they sent a repairman out the same day. He said the unit needed a new engine. I couldn't believe it, the reason I bought the generator was because of the good reviews. Also, the handle broke at the welds. I took it back the Home Depot and got a refund.

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i think it does a great job
4 Star Review   By monty on Home Depot - Apr 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

it has lots of power. it does a very good job i have a 15000 also. that is why i chose a generac.

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Very happy with quality of unit.
5 Star Review   By Albert on Home Depot - Apr 3, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Did not have to use it but it works well and starts on second pull every time. Easy to assemble.

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Update of Previous Review - Would Not Start In Cold,PostedFebruary 7, 2012
4 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Feb 15, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I am pleased to report that my electrician who is also a Generac Dealer installed a new choke unit today to fix the problem. The plate that closes the air intake was for some reason not connected and was found loose at the bottom of the area containing the carburator. It was either never installed or perhaps had been damaged in shipping.

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Generac 6500 Watt Generator
4 Star Review   By Chuck on Home Depot - Feb 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I needed a replacement generator since my old one gave up the ghost after 12 years. I reviewed several choices and decided on the Generac 6500 watt unit. It has good reviews and was an excellent price. The set up was quick and easy and the generator started after the second pull. It is a little loud but quieter than my old one and the increase wattage powers up everything I need during a power loss.

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Great product so far.
5 Star Review   By redface on Home Depot - Feb 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Bought my Generac GP6500 with some help of an online special offer & some Home Depot gift cards. Couldn't believe they would ship something of this weight for free. Spent about an hour assembling the unit. Added the free quart of oil that came with it. Pulled the crank twice and the unit took right off. Haven't had the opportunity to run the household on it yet but so far I love it!

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Would Not Start In Cold
4 Star Review   By Bill on Home Depot - Feb 7, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I recently purchased this model but it would not start without warming for a long tiime in a heated space. I eventually determined that the choke is either not connected internally or perhaps there is actually no choke and just the choke lever. Am currently trying to get the problem resolved under the warranty. Otherwise, it seems like a very good product. My yes recommendation is dependent on getting the problem resolved. I am subbmitting this review only because I thought it might help others who may be experiencing a cold start problem.

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it's really 6500 watt
3 Star Review   By Robert on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It appears to be a decent unit. The plugs are cheesy looking and it was advertised as an 8000 watt unit when it's really 6500!

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Generac Generator
4 Star Review   By BJPKY on Home Depot - Jan 31, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

What do you know...bought in October and power has not gone out yet. So I really can't give an honest rating. I did fire it up though already and it started with ease. Full hope that it lives up to the standard that is Generac.

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Just as I'd hoped
5 Star Review   By carolyn on Home Depot - Jan 31, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This generator was easy to assemble and quick to start. I bought the transfer panel with it and it makes switching power seemless. I can serve my whole house or just what I need. It is a perfect insurance policy you won't regret this one.

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Gas gauge not working
2 Star Review   By Randy54 on Home Depot - Jan 27, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I read the reviews about this generator and saw a few with the gas gauge not working. And what do you know? Just got mine and the gas gauge is not working!!!! Unbelievable!!!! I am upset, very upset......Now I have to decide if I should bring this 200lb unit back to a store and get a refund , then wait again to order another and wait maybe 20 days or get a 10% discount and keep the faulty unit. I shouldn't have to go through this.

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Excellent unit Highly recommend
5 Star Review   By Specialagent232 on Home Depot - Jan 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I was looking for a generator for emergency power outage since we live in the country. In performing my research, the Generac was highly rated and reliable...PLUS, it is MADE IN AMERICA...a very important feature to me. While I liked the Rigid brand at Home Depot, it was made overseas and a total turn off to me. But, besides that, the Generac has a long history of good ratings and reviews, and I agree. it is easy to set up, has lots of power and ease of on-going operation. Great product, well made and crafted.

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Great price for a backup generator
5 Star Review   By KenM on Home Depot - Jan 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased this generator as a backup power supply for when we lose power. The snow storm on October 30th, 2011 left us without power for 6 days, so I wanted to be prepared for when it happens again. I have done a test run with the generator with all of the that we will need to power during a power outage, and this generator handled all of them just fine. Be aware that this generator is not a "clean" power supply, so may not power some items like computers.

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Excellent generator, excellent delivery by Home Depot
5 Star Review   By Edison on Home Depot - Jan 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Home Depot overachieved on delivery. The generator arrived in one week though Home Depot had estimated almost one month for delivery! curbside delivery was a piece of cake - I had rented a hand truck to bring the generator to my garage. Opened the package, hooked it up, and it started on my first yank! I highly recommend buying this generator from Home Depot!

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second generator received
3 Star Review   By pensr on Home Depot - Jan 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

gas guage did not work again / frustrated although generator looks and runs good

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Arrived on time intact without damage.
4 Star Review   By Rich on Home Depot - Jan 17, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Product started up properly without difficulty. Xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx

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Great bang for the buck$
5 Star Review   By Jonny on Home Depot - Jan 12, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Bought this this model after months of research, very happy with my decision. Started right away out of the box with minor assemble that took 10 minutes. Ran for 30 minutes and plugged numerous items into it to test. It ran smooth with no issues. Looking forward to the next storm!

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Great over-all Product.
5 Star Review   By Siouxi on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Loved the ease to start it up. Also, as it's on wheels, the weight is no problem, even for us "Seniors". It runs our entire house.

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I HAD READ IT WAS A GOOD PRODUCT IF IT WOULD WORK
1 Star Review   By 775064SS on Home Depot - Jan 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

HAD AN ELECTRICIAN COME OUT TO CONNECT THE GENERATOR TO A CIRCUIT BOARD AND COULDN'T GET THE GENERATOR TO START TO EVEN TEST THE CIRCUIT CONNECTION. HE TRIED FOR OVER AN HOUR & NO LUCK SO I CONTACTED THE HOME DEPOT ONLINE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WAS TOLD I WOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN THE GENERATOR WITH THE ONLINE EMAIL RECEIPT. SO IT GOES BACK AND HOPEFULLY WITHOUT A PROBLEM MAYBE THEN I CAN REVIEW THE PRODUCT

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Great price and service.
5 Star Review   By Jerry on Home Depot - Jan 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I hope that I never have to use it, but I am very glad to get it at a fair price and speedy delivery.

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good!
4 Star Review   By Gerri on Home Depot - Jan 3, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Have not used generator yet, thank goodness no storm, but am prepared now. The info on delivery date was confusing, but it did arrive quickly, before the electrician came to wire it to house.

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So far so good
5 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Just received the generator a couple of weeks ago. It arrived in about 2 weeks which is much quicker than anticipated. Everything as described was received, assembly was quick and simple. Started right up and seemed to work fine. Not wisper quiet but quieter than I had expected for this size generator. We'll see how it works when the power goes out!

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Very happy with the quality of this generator.
5 Star Review   By bowman on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Generator was shipped quickly and was unloaded and put right in my garage. Set it up by putting oil and gas in it and had it running with two pulls. Haven;t had to use it yet but it should be ready to go when I need it. Great shipping by Home Depot.

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Easy assembly and fired right up!
5 Star Review   By MM2MD on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Have not had to use this yet, but had no issues assembling and 1 easy pull started it right up.

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Easy to operate.
5 Star Review   By jvanderm on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Easy to assemble and operate. This brand was recommended highly over others and I see why.

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Started on the first pull
5 Star Review   By phil on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I had this one delivered a head of time,When it was hard to get one. Every thing i expected.

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generac generator
4 Star Review   By paulie on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

happy with product,on time delivery to house worked with me on time and date of delivery.driver helped on scene at house w handling of product no complaints with anything.the home depot did not let me down.

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It seems to run fine, but can't really rate it ompletely until we run it as a backup power source!!
4 Star Review   By Steve on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The product is very good quality for a very good price.

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This is a good quality machine.
5 Star Review   By Rich on Home Depot - Dec 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I'm pleased with this machine. It has all the features one could want. The price was good, and the free delivery was a real bonus.

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made in usa
4 Star Review   By kate on Home Depot - Dec 26, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

So far so good. Really need to use it to truly test it out. Plus rate how it holds up over time for an accurate assessment

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Faulty
2 Star Review   By wbloss61 on Home Depot - Dec 22, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Generac it known for being top of the line and I was expecting a top quality product with no defects. Unfortunately the fuel level indicator does not function and I will need to contact home depot for replacement.

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The equipment was delivered on time and in excellent condition
5 Star Review   By mike on Home Depot - Dec 13, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Great people to work with. Product arrived on time and in excellent condition.

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Started on the second pull
5 Star Review   By David on Home Depot - Dec 6, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My generator was delivered to the garage door. Set up was easy. Our electrician wired it into our electrical panel via a transfer switch and second panel. I purchased after we were without power in northern CT for 11 days as a result of the Halloween snow storm. I feel much more prepared for the next event with 10 circuits working including our heat!

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generac generator
5 Star Review   By nasty on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

finally got to use it in the october storm started easy handles the load great i would recomend it

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Perfect for my needs. Generac has good reputation and product reflects that.
5 Star Review   By Elmer on Home Depot - Oct 29, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

A bit if a challenge getting it shipped (ordered right after hurricane Irene). However, HD was very responsive to our concerns and worked closely with us. Local delivery company and delivery driver were excellent.

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So far, so good
5 Star Review   By bw4096 on Home Depot - Oct 4, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Purchased this model for backup power. Tested it when I received it and everything worked as advertised. I have not had a chance to use it for the purpose it was bought, but so far it is exactly what i expected.

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good equipment for the price
4 Star Review   By leandro on Home Depot - Sep 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

easy assembly following the manual. after assembly, put gas and oil and unit started with one pull. let it run for about 15 minutes to test and im quiet satisfied with it. bought this unit after hurricane irene flooded my basement since power was cut off in our area here in NJ, hopefully this will work well when the time comes that i need it. thanks!

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OUTSTANDING DEAL
5 Star Review   By Stu1105 on Home Depot - Sep 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The generator came 2 days early and was set up in 5 minutes. Started on the second pull very easily. So far all I've done is run it to keep it ready for emergency use. I run it 30 min every month. I'm having an electrician wire it in to the house and connected to a couple circuts, lights, outlets, refrigerator and HVAC. Hope it never gets used but I'll be ready next time.

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Happy with my purchase
5 Star Review   By bwm54 on Home Depot - Sep 27, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The freight company delivered my generator at the pre-scheduled time. The generator had some minor wheel and handle assembly. Filled it with the oil that came with it, added gasoline, and it started on the 1st pull. Runs quiet. Almost can't wait for the next power outage. The Home Depot price was the best I found and it included free liftgate service off the truck.

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Great Generator
5 Star Review   By anonymous on Norwall PowerSystems - Aug 31, 2011   

We had this unit for two years and had no problem starting and running. Power a well, septic pump, Refrig, and living room. I would recomend this to anyone!

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