Generac GP5500 5939 generator

 
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$689.00 - $929.10
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Summary: This Generac portable generator is gasoline-powered and is rated for 5,500 watts. It has:
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
• 5 power outlets
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Type: Portable generators
About - Generac GP5500 5939

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Features & Specs - Generac GP5500 5939
info Claimed output (watts) 5500
info Fuel type Gasoline
info Weight (lbs.) 212
info Fuel shutoff Yes
info Low-oil shutoff Yes
info Electric start No
info Fuel gauge Yes
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User Reviews - Generac GP5500 5939
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4.0
Great value
9/27/2015
Pros
More than enough power
Cons
A Few Pulls To Get It Sta
Best Uses
General Electrical Use Du
Comment:
I like the size and power delivery, but it can take several pulls to get it started; Make sure you get it serviced regularly.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Nothing but trouble
9/23/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The first engine failed at 10 hours. In less than 100 hours, I had two problems with the carburetor. (I have two other generators and have had no serious problems.) I have talked to two other regretful Generac owners. I have given up on it and couldn't in good conscience sell it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
At this point just plain junk
8/22/2015
Pros
Low Cost
Cons
junk
Best Uses
Comment:
Have had the unit for almost three years and it has only 55 hours on it. I also ru it every two to three months to make sure everything is OK . Started it last week but it would not put out electric. Brought it in for a repair to an authorized dealer in was told the electric circuit board was burned out and it would cost $500.00 to repair . Will call the company this week to see if they will help but I think not .
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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