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Generac 6241
 
Approximate retail price:
$3500
Summary: This Generac large stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 13,000 (natural gas) and 14,000 watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
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Community icon8 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Large stationary generators
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
stator and rotor failures
8/25/2014
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Comment:
generac company will not help you !!! you bought it its yours,they have adefective product and don't care once they have your money
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Mysteriously failed to operate
5/23/2014
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Comment:
During a recent power outage, my Generac 10kw standby generator failed to operate. Generac advised me to check the control panel, which read Stopped - Alarm Overcrank. Generac then told me a service visit was needed. The authorized service provider found no reason for the overcrank alarm. After testing the generator, he found it to be functioning normally, but had no explanation for the failure. Although Generac had recommended the service visit, and the provider found nothing on our end that caused the generator's failure, Generac maintained that the visit was not covered by the warranty, b/c he didn't fix a mechanical defect. Not cool.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Generac / Guardian Home Standby Problems
5/21/2014
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I have two homes, both have Generac/Guardian Home standby generators (12kw & 13 kw). The 13 kw took over two years of problems to get to a point that it has worked for a year reliably? I still don't trust it.<br />The 12 kw worked for a couple of years and then failed. Generac said they knew the generator (actual electric producing part) was undersized and they failed so I would have to BUY the newer beefier part at well over a thousand dollars to get it to work again,,, would not replace under warrantee.<br />Two out of two, different models, both had major problems.<br />In my opinion, the products are NOT reliable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Generac 6241 is part of the Generators test program at Consumer Reports. The Generac 6241 Generators features and specs include Claimed output (watts), Fuel gauge, Electric start, Weight (lbs.), Fuel shutoff, Fuel type, Low-oil shutoff. In our lab tests, Generators models like the Generac 6241 are reviewed on Power delivery, Run time range (hrs.), Power quality, Noise, Overall score, Ease of use. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Generac 6241 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Generac 6241 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Generac 6241.
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