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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

The Generac 6237 is part of the generator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator models like the 6237 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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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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5.0
Glad we have it
8/29/2015
Pros
Easy to use
Hooked Up To Natural Gas
Quality
Quiet When Functioning
Starts Automatically
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We live in West Michigan and can count on cold winters with lots of snows. We also get some wicked thunder storms in the summer.<br />We got the Generac 6237 because we need the furnace and sump pump (at the least) to work all the time, even if we aren't home or it's the middle of the night.<br />It's a plus that the transfer switch comes with the generator and that was one of the deciding factors for buying this model. When it was installed we worked with the electrician to choose the areas of the house we wanted to run.<br />We have had several outages since we installed it, a couple that lasted several hours. The unit turned on flawlessly and performed just as it should. It's great to get up for work when the power's out and still be able to turn on lights, shower and open the garage door. We feel confident when we travel that the house won't be damaged due to mechanicals not functioning if the power goes out.<br />In short, we love it and will never be without one again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Nominal temp
7/24/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have an earlier version of the 7KW model and with some exception I find it to be a valuable asset. I live in the deep south and note that the nominal operating range is -22F/77F. On high temp days the engine will over heat and fail. The oil high temp lamp comes on. This happened most recently when the temp was 97F. After a cool down, I opened the lid and the system did operate OK. Another problem might be the lack of lightening suppression. I had two cross over switches failed due to surges. I have since installed surge protectors on the line and generator side. Since this done no other failures.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(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.
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