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Generac 6237 generator

 
Approximate retail price:
$2250
Summary: This Generac small stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 7,000 (natural gas) and 8,000 (propane) watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
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Type: Small stationary generators
About - Generac 6237

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Features & Specs - Generac 6237
info Claimed output (watts) NG 7000 LPG 8000
info Fuel type LPG/NG
info Weight (lbs.) NA
info Fuel shutoff Yes
info Low-oil shutoff Yes
info Electric start Yes
info Fuel gauge No
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User Reviews - Generac 6237
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Long Distance Peace of Mind
4/13/2015
Pros
Cold Weather Starting
Load Handling Ability
Weekly Start Run
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We had this generator professionally installed at our vacation home located 500 miles away from us in the U.P. of Michigan. We use the home throughout the year and didn't want to run the risk of losing heat while we were gone. Our first power outage happened while we were there this past Christmas (4 months after it was installed) and lasted 2 days. We have the 8kw(LP) model and were able to operate everything we needed including a deep well water pump(with a heavy surge draw) and an electric water heater. We also opted for the cold weather kit, and were there on a -20 degree morning when it went into its automatic cycle without a hitch. We have thermostatic lights to warn neighbors of a furnace failure, but without the generator, there would be no lights to see. Great peace of mind!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great generator
3/19/2014
Pros
24 Help Line
Adds Value To Home
Clear directions
Easy Set Up
Good looking unit
Cons
Extra Fee For Remote Link
No Load Monitor
Best Uses
Whole house
Comment:
This is a great generator. I purchased and installed this unit myself. it is easy to install. City will issue a permit for home owners to do the installation and local code office was wonderful to work with. Generator is quiet in the exercise mode. I also installed the ATS for 200 amp service. The unit will start the generator, and switch over the house without an issue. Switches back when power is restored. Unit is heavy so get a pallet jack or generator dolly to move it around. I purchased the 20kw unit. Runs the entire house, 2 zone a/c on natural gas. Highly recommend Generac products. I used to have a portable unit but the gasoline was a pain and this is much better.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
8 year old unit has been flawless
3/16/2014
Pros
Auto Exercise Function
Easy to maintain
Very reliable
Cons
None so far
Best Uses
247 Backup Power
Comment:
I purchased a 7 KW automatic standby Guardian Plus (Model 04389-3)in 2005 and installed it (myself) in March 2006. It runs on piped-in natural gas, and powers 8 (120 Volt) circuits in my home via an automatic transfer switch that came with the unit. It has only provided power for about a total of 200 hours since that time, but ran once for 70 hours straight (24/7) during an ice storm. However, it exercises itself automatically for 15 minutes once a week. In the last 8 years, I have changed the oil/oil filter/air filter about once a year. The only other repair was about $1 to fix a broken wire connection (due to the improper way I installed it initially). And, I think I replaced the 12 volt starting battery once. That's it. It is logically laid out, and would be easy to work on (assuming it will require some repair at some point). And, if you are a do-it-yourselfer like me, you'll love their excellent diagnostic repair manual on their web site. I rarely give compliments on this type of equipment, and maybe I have just been exceptionally lucky, but I can't believe how well this thing works.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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