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Very good machine - did the job well.
I bought this generator after Hurricane Irene (2 days after). I had lost electricity for 16 hours. Of course, the sump pump systems in the basement were unable to run and as...Read complete review
I bought this generator after Hurricane Irene (2 days after). I had lost electricity for 16 hours. Of course, the sump pump systems in the basement were unable to run and as I live in a low area, the basement flooded & my furnace burner was underwater as well. It topped out at 9" of water in the basement. Power was restored. The sump pumps emptied out the basement. $500 later the furnace was repaired & running when the power went out for the 2nd time. Water was still pouring into the basement. Ran out to Agway & bought this generator. Had it assembled, up & running before the water reached the furnace (just barely). I agree with the previous reviewer on the poor instructions & lack of information in the manual. I might add that I still haven't found the spark plug, as that isn't included in the diagram, although when to clean & change it is! Also, the gas gauge doesn't work. I would have returned it, but being in bind, with water rising...the gas gauge didn't seem all that important. It started on the 2nd pull & had the water pumped out in no time. I have to say that is a great machine & was simple enough to assemble & start once you fought your way through the poor diagram & instructions. Easy enough for a 57yr.old woman who has never run a generator to put together, start & run. I would definitely recommend it. Manual needs improvement!!
Most Liked Negative Review
Good but problematic
Let's just say the generac recommended repair facility was not surprised when I brought it in with a leak between the carborator and engine. A common trend regardless of maintenance performed. Have had for...Read complete review
Let's just say the generac recommended repair facility was not surprised when I brought it in with a leak between the carborator and engine. A common trend regardless of maintenance performed. Have had for 9 months and it is strong and powered 2 fridges, a portable AC unit, sat TV and LED TV, and a fan with no trouble. Ran it for 12 hours and then rested for 2 hours. Fuel tank worked great for sustaining the endurance of 12 hours under the load once the fridges caught up to maintaining temps vice cooling. I ran once a month and it failed this June after testing it again. Started with no problems on one pull every time. Just started it to check before fully filling gas and upon return and filling to capacity on fuel it leaked at a cup every 60 seconds. UNSAT. Being fixed now. Don't know any other generators out there but satisfied that it is a good system that my wife can operate since it starts with one pull of the string. Critical on east coast. Total of 10 days without power during the summer months makes like interesting. Best of luck.
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Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:
We bought it for camping. We had no issues at all with it... Little loud but that's why we bought extension cords!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from West Chester
I bought the GP 5500 one year ago, after the brutal winter of 2013, in which we lost power for 5 days. This unit is more than enough for my single home. It provides all of the power I need for the essentials needed in our home. I would recommend this brand to everyone.
Appears to be a fantastic product
This product was recommended to me by a friend. I have used this product to power some hand tools so far. Performance has been excellent. I bought this unit for backup for power outages in bad weather. If the product performs as well as it does now, I will be very pleased and happy with the purchase.
WHAT A GENERATOR!!!!
from Oklahoma City
I was recently on a jobsite. The general contractor could not provide enough power using rented generators. I got tired of running out of power. So, I purchased the Generac GP5500 and fired it up on the site for my crews use. As the day went on I noticed other subcontractors were running their extension cords over to my generator. The next day I arrived on the site, and the electrician had wired the interior building lights to the generator. Now, all the lights were LED ceiling lights but it ran all the lights as well as provided power to trade equipment. WHAT A GENERATOR!!!!
Great generator, just a couple nitpics
Overall, this is a fine generator. Handles electrical loads as advertised, so no complaints from a performance standpoint. Just a couple suggestions: for ease of setup and maintenance, include a funnel for oil filling or extend the oil filler for easier use, make it clear in the setup instructions that the entire bottle of supplied oil should be put in, Also, mention that the oil dipstick should be screwed in all the way when checking oil level. Disclaimer: if any of these were covered in the instructions, then I missed them - my fault. Like most, I didn't read every word of the manual. It works great, but this is one noisy machine. Seems like more noise from the mechanicals than the exhaust (excellent muffler, by the way). Offering a kit to "wrap" the machine, or a vented cover, for quieter operation and weather protection would be welcome. I'd buy one!
from little rock
Quality generator, but a little on the loud side. Easy start.
This product work well
I have my gp5500 since almost a year and i hade no trouble. I like it and it work at least 3 hours a day 5 day a week so it's a good investments. Now i just have a engine problems and i send it to a generac dealer and i have a good service over there.
5500 Portable Generator
Excellent reliable power generator - the only brand we use. Would like to purchase the power washer to clean home siding & wooden fence.
purchased product but haven't had a need for it yet. But impressed with most reviews I've seen .
Purchased this 8/2/15. This is very easy to assemble. All there is to assemble is the wheels. handle. and feet. Add oil and fuel and it fired up on the second pull. Havent needed to use this yet but my plan when needed is to run fridge, lamps. fan, internet modem and tv. No doubt in my mind that this unit will handle that plus much more. Have a kerosene heater for heat in the winter so not running the furnace isnt a problem. For cooking we will use a 2 burner hot plate. Fiist time I fired it up I plugged in 3 hair dryers on high heat and generator never missed a beat or bogged down. Will start and run once a month for half hour and keep up on maintenance and Im sure I will get years of sevice from this.
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