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Generac GP5500 5939
 
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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

The Generac GP5500 5939 is part of the generator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator models like the GP5500 5939 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Ease of use:
Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.

Power delivery:
How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.

Noise:
Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.
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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Ran like a champ
4/14/2014
Pros
Consistent Power Supply
Durable Engine
Powers What You Need
Starts First Pull
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Power Outage Power Tools
Comment:
will certainly weather any storm. well worth the money.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Junk
2/3/2014
Pros
Has wheels
Cons
Noisey
Only Ran For 30 Hours And
Best Uses
Zipzero
Comment:
Save your money
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Would not buy this model
12/8/2013
Pros
Has wheels
Nice color
Cons
Does not start
Leaks gasoline
Noisy When It Does Run
Best Uses
ANCHOR
door stop
Comment:
Bought after Sandy.Had trouble with it right from the start, the store said it was bad gas, charged me $50 for a new plug.<br />Used it then, it ran good for a couple of days then the power came back on. <br />I have tried to start it a few times since, it doesn't.<br />It has 33 hours on it.<br />Carburetor leaks gasoline.<br />Total waste of time.<br />Probably will find something else with a Briggs & Straton power plant.
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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