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Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator - 5939

Abt Model: 5939 | UPC Code: 696471059397
$689.00  
Long Life OHV Engine/ Low Oil Shutdown Protection/ Covered, Circuit Breaker Protected Outlets/ Steel Fuel Tank With Built-In Fuel Gauge/ Locking, Fold-Down Handle/ Never-Flat Wheel Kit/ 1.25" Hardened Steel Tube Frame/ Low Tone Muffler/ Hour Meter To Track Maintenance/ Four 5-20R 120V Outlets/ L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240V Outlet/ 5500 Watts Rated Output Power/ Orange Finish
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Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator - 5939

Features:

  • Long life OHV engine
  • Low oil shutdown protection
  • Covered, circuit breaker protected outlets
  • Steel fuel tank with built in fuel gauge
  • Locking, fold down handle
  • Never flat wheel kit
  • 1.25" hardened steel tube frame
  • Low tone muffler
  • Hour meter to track maintenance

Specifications:

  • Product Series GP5500
  • Model 5939-0
  • Configuration/Emissions 49-State
  • A/C Rated Output Watts: 5500
  • A/C Maximum Output Watts: 6875
  • A/C Voltage 120/240VAC
  • A/C Frequency 60 Hz
  • Rated 120/240 VAC Amperage 22.9
  • Max 120/240 VAC Amperage 28.6
  • Engine Displacement 389cc
  • Engine Type OHV
  • Engine RPM 3600
  • Recommended Oil SAE30
  • Lubrication Method Splash Sump
  • Choke Type Manual Lever
  • Idle Control Manual Lever
  • Starting Method Manual
  • Low Oil Shutdown Method Low Level
  • Start Switch Type On/Off Toggle
  • Switch Location On Engine
  • Fuel Gauge Built-in Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal) 7.20
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Ltrs) 27.25
  • Run Time at 50% (Hours) 10.00
  • Handle Style Folding
  • Wheel type 9.5 Solid Wheels

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 180 lbs
  • Shipping: 193 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Length: 28.8"
  • Height: 25"
  • Width: 26.8"
  • Extended Length: 45"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
  • Commercial 1 Year
  • Residential 2 Year
More reasons to buy the Generac 5939 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Generac 5939 is Brand New.
  • The Generac 5939 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
A/C Rated Output5500 Watts
Starting MethodManual
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal.)7.2
InstallationPortable
Height (inches)25
Width (inches)26.8
Depth (inches)28.8
Warranty2 Years Residential, 1 Year Commercial
  

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Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator
 
4.7

(based on 449 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (357)

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    (71)

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    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Home backup power (320)
  • Camping (25)
  • Jobsite (16)
  • Other (13)
  • Tailgating (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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!!

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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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4.0

Genny

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from Boston

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

We've have had to use Genny a few times now. Always starts & other than a tight choke lever it's done everything it's supposed to do. Bumbed out that shortly after I got my generator Generac updated my model with weather proof outlet covers, a better handle design and electric start

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5.0

Excellent for home supplement

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from Gloucester

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

Living out in a rural area, when we lose power in storms or fallen trees/limbs, it does take a while to get it restored. Now with the Generac generator we are ready to protect food in the freezer and fridge. We also have well water and will now be able to connect the well pump to keep water running in the house. With our electric chain saw we can now take the generator to the problem and deal with it instead of having to wait for power to return and hope we have a long enough cord to get out on the property. The purchase of this product has taken a big load off our shoulders and now do not dread the loss of power. We are ready to deal with situation. Thanks Generac!!!

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5.0

very well built unit.

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from elpaso

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

This generator is well built and has low noise,great for all around use.

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5.0

This generator is well worth the money!

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from etna

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

This generator starts the first time every time I try to start it. I am a small frame woman and I find this generator also very easy to pull around versus other generators we have had and I don't have to depend on my husband to help me move it or to get it started. This generator is such a good generator and very appealing that someone cut a steel cable and stole my first one right out of the back of my truck in a restaurant parking lot and that is why I went back and bought another one to replace the one that the thief found irrestable. So not only do honest people appreciate the value of this generator so do dishonest people.

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5.0

Lots of power at a great price.

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from Fort Smith

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

I purchased the GP5500 to serve as a source of backup power primarily to keep my mother's O2 concentrater running instead of only having a limited amount of O2 tanks on reserve. It has enough power to run her unit, their fridge, TV and satellite as well as some lights. We will be looking into a transfer switch to make it a little easier to get everything running soon. Well almost everything. Also this will allow me to run my table saw in my shop instead of having to run a longer extention cord out to the shop I can just set it up outside it and I'm good to go. It'll run the saw, shop vac and a shop light.

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5.0

Just enough

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from wesley chapel

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

Use if for camping. What a lifesaver at times when you don't want to be around people and find a secluded spot

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5.0

Great choice

By 

from Jacksonville

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

Purchased this during one of our recent power outages. Brought it home and had running it 30 minutes! It is incredibly simple to use - my wife worked through the operating sequence with no problems (including the pull start). This one stays up at the house!

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5.0

Seems Solid

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from Mount Airy

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

So far i've run this generator for about 5 hours and it seems to be a solid built stable generator. I think if taken really good care of this generator can last for many years to come. I hooked it up to my house via transfer switch and it run all the lights tv and my salt water fish tank with no problem at all.

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5.0

This product has been proven to be a reliable and economical.

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from Washington

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

I have used this generator for emergency standby power during outages several times and it keeps the water well, refrigerators,lights, and television working. I have also used this generator for several outside construction projects using air compressors, drills, saws nail gun etc. performs well with steady reliable power. Would recommend this generator. I particularly like the electric start. With good normal maintenance I expect many years of reliable service.

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5.0

Great unit

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from athens

Comments about Generac GP Series 5.5kW Portable Generator:

bought unit and ran for 24 hours so far with out any issues. Would recommend to anyone.

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