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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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Community icon19 people have reviewed this model.
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.


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

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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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5.0
Has worked like a champ for over 10 year
8/20/2014
Pros
Durable
No Problem Welectronica
Reliable
Starts On 1 Or 2 Pulls
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I use this generator for whole house power when the power goes out. Bought it just before hurricane Isabel totaled the grid here in VA. Electricity was out for 11 days. This generator has worked great for over 10 years. Starts first or second pull. I have run my 40 inch flat panel and computer array with no problems. This has been a real workhorse, Bought at a very good price in 2003.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Generac GP5500
7/25/2014
Pros
0
Handles The Load
Cons
Plastic parts
Best Uses
Comment:
I loved this generator for great load handling. Started changing my mind after the hour meter quit at about 10 hours of use. At 20 hours of use the recoil starting mechanism failed. I took it apart and found shattered plastic parts. This is a big generator with an equally large engine. Starting requires some serious pull on the rope. Plastic parts under such a load is rediculous. I've owned Generacs in the past that provided many years of service. Obviously they have dropped the ball on quality. This unit was returned and I will not own another.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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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.
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