Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940)

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  • Continuous Power: 6500 watts
  • Product Type: Generator
  • Continuous Run Time: 10 hr.
  • Engine Manufacturer: Generac
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Wheel Kit Included: No
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Fuel Gauge: Yes
  • Amperage: 30 amps
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.2 gal.
  • Built In Inverter: Yes
  • Number of Outlets: 1
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation: Yes
  • Engine Displacement: 389 cc
  • Low Oil Shutdown: Yes


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Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940)
 
4.7

(based on 204 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Home backup power (110)
  • Camping (8)
  • Jobsite (7)
  • Other (5)
  • Dependable (3)

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  • Power outages (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You get what is advertised

I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a...Read complete review

I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940). I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain. So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome! Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GREAT GENERATOR. ORDERING PARTS VERY DIFFICULT !!!

After a lot or research I purchased two 2011, 6500e generators, one for my parents and one for my sister. Other then one generator being shipped with one end of the fuel line...Read complete review

After a lot or research I purchased two 2011, 6500e generators, one for my parents and one for my sister. Other then one generator being shipped with one end of the fuel line disconnected because of a missing hose clamp, the units seem to be great machines and well built (haven't had to use them and have only run them for a few minutes). However, we broke the AC/DC Adapter cord that keeps the battery charged, its made out of a very flimsy thin wire. Well, trying to find this simple part has proven to be an exercise in frustration and this is why I don't recommend the product anymore. Three dealers I visited don't stock it, even though I bet it has to be the most ordered part because it's so flimsy and easy to break. I can't locate the part on the generac website or on the internet, no matter how you word it, the part can not be found. My mother, my girlfriend, my sister and I have spent many hours trying to find this part. I traveled 60 miles to three dealers only to have them tell me they can't find it anywhere. And NO the AC/DC adapters at Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Walmart, and Radio Shack, even the universal ones with lots of different ends, don't properly fit the generator !! The store adapters are all 12 V and the one that came with the generator is 14V. The part is >> AC/DC Adapter, Model YP-018. (Specifics are 120v-60hz, 20W, 14vdc, 800 mA, 11.2 VA). I own a 16 year old Sears 3500 generator and ordering parts for this machine is very simple.

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5.0

The Power Came on Just Before We Fired It Up!

By InTheDark

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

We were into a two day power outage and the temperature was in the 20's. Called ahead and paid over the phone - picked Generac because of the name and quality. Drove 70 miles and picked it up and by the time I got home I was too tired to put it together. It got down to 13, but our propane stove kept us warm - put our food outside! Got the generator put together and the power came on! Took a break, added oil and cranked w/o gas to make sure everything was oiled good and it started! Filled with gas and started on the first crank. Plugged in 2 space heaters and the truck engine heater and let it run for an hour and a half to break it in for next time. Plugged in the battery charger and charged for 24 hours to make sure it is ready to go - really like the battery start feature! Great purchase for us - we have been wanting to get one. (Your program won't let me post a 4 X 6 photo.)

 
5.0

Very happy with the GP6500

By Firebuilder

from Helena

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

This generator ran perfectly and powered what we needed during our last ice storm. I have 1500 sq ft and we could run our water well, water heater and lights and receptacles.

 
5.0

Great features and extremely easy to use

By Coop911

from sedalia

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I bought this unit as a backup for our new home and I'm extremely happy with the investment. This is a very easy to use and maintain unit that takes care of all of our needs. Thank you for a great product.

 
4.0

Nice generator

By Mac

from Hartford City

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Bought this for mainly pump water and freezer during power outage. Put it together and started on first pull. Ran great. Just a little loud. Loader than a lawnmower, but worth the money. Nice to have during those ice storms. Would of giving it 5 if it wasn't so loud.

 
5.0

Very dependable

By Eddie

from Lakeland

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Starts on the first pull when primed properly. It's been very useful and dependable and is very quiet for a large unit. It has helped me out on several occasions. Worth it's weight for sure.

 
5.0

Excellent performer

By lenny

from Hillman

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

The GP6500E is exactly as advertised. It is a well functioning unit and easy to use. I couldn't ask for a better generator for the price. Im especially pleased with the electric start which is a big benefit for us older folks.

 
5.0

great product.is everything it says it is.

By Bvtcher

from Forestburgh

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

An excellent generator.it does everything it claims.l would recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a generator for home use.

 
5.0

This product has a remarkable starting ability never had one problem

By Chuck

from Essex

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I live in a single home with oil heat and during the winter I need something to run all of the major things in the house if my power is lost this generator for the price is the best purchase that I've ever made it starts every time on the first or second pull I never had a problem with the needing more power than it supplies and if I do overload the circuit The Breakers work and help me to be confident so that my family is not left in the dark

 
4.0

Great value

By MustangLee

from Sterling Heights

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I did a lot of on line research before my purchase. I found this unit on sale for an incredibly low price that pretty much made the purchase a no brainier compared to the other Generators on the market. I haven't had the need to use it yet but do start it up once a month as per instructions. It's very easy to start. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it is a little noisy.

 
5.0

Great generator. Generac is still living up to its name. Best of the best!!

By Ford15

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Extremely quite. Takes quite a load before even phasing the machine. Very lite in weight for its size. Easy to stow away especially if space is limited

 
5.0

Great quality for a great price!

By Rafael83

from McComb

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Bought this for hurricane season. Have read tons of great reviews on it, and will be glad to have it in case of a hurricane or other loss of power event. Can't beat the quality for the price.

 
5.0

Great generator

By Glen61497

from Hobart

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I recently purchased this generator for back up. It was easy to assemble. It started up on the third pull right out of the box. i have only needed it once, but it fired right up on the first pull, very happy with it.

 
5.0

Ready in case of need.

By Cudatat

from Marion

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Fires right up and hardly needs to be choked. The airless wheels make it easy to maneuver. The handle that raises/folds also makes it easy to move. Haven't had to use it for a power outage...yet, but have tested it on power tools and it ran them without any problems

 
4.0

glad to have this

By dwh

from Redgranite

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Good product, easy set up and install. Live in rural area and power sometimes goes out for a while, so always wanted this. Looking for an enclosure to buy so I can store it closer to outlet, not sure how it will pull through snow from garage. Started on first pull, hope it's always that easy to start.

 
5.0

Quality machine

By Speednik58

from White Bear Lake

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

After a 3 day outage this summer, I upgraded from a 5000 watt generator to the 6500 watt Generac and installed a larger transfer switch so I could power more items during our frequent power outages. The machine is obviously well built. It has a small footprint and it's easy to move and started on the first pull. Based on other reviews I thought it might be a little noisy. But it actually seems quieter than my old one.

 
5.0

Awesome product!

By MattyC13240

from Floral Park

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I just bought this product last week. The set up was easy and running it is even simpler. Definitely a quality product I would refer to others.

 
5.0

Just what we needed for small home back up

By tina65

from Eagle River

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

This is just what we needed for a back up generator. We live in a very wooded rural area and power outages in the winter can be brutal when temps drop below minus 20. The GP6500 is perfect because it is portable and reliable. Now when we lose power during a winter storm we grab the generator out of the garage and plug it into the transfer switch and it keeps us and our house from freezing.

 
4.0

Product is light and robust.

By SilverBack

from Lubbock

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

We got a unit that gave us a trailer mounted united that ran all equipment, pump controllers and, tools we have in our trucks with room to grow.

 
5.0

Great unit

By Ruffnite

from Lake

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I live in an area that is rural and the power goes out a few times a year. A month ago we had a storm and lost power for about 24 hours. I had a little generator but it was only good for a couple lights and t.v.. Problem is I have a refrigerator, a freezer, and a well pump I need power to as well. Next week I went looking for a bigger more reliable generator and found it with my generac 6500. After I got it home I was actually hoping to have another storm knock the power out so I could see how it would do. Wasnt long and it happened! It was only about a week later another storm came through and knocked the power out for about 7 hours. Long enough to try out the new generac. Rolled it out easy enough even though it's pretty heavy, pulled once and it was running like a champ. Plugged in the necessities and it handled everything. It was so nice to have in that situation. This winter I plan on having a transfer switch so I can run everything from lights to heat. I'd recommend this generator if your looking for one.

 
5.0

Excellent Generator

By Rocketman

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

The power to my house has been pretty reliable up until this year. We have has three outages for extended periods of time so far this year. I have a well and a freezer full of beef, so I bought this generator to power my house during these outages. The power has not gone out since I bought it, but it does run all my appliances and the well pump without any problems when I tested it. It is worth having the insurance of stand-by power when it is needed.

 
5.0

Thiis is the one

By SWFLtostay

from Cape coral

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I have the Elec start model, the battery holds for many months with out a recharge. If you do need to use the rewind starter, it starts on the 1st or 2nd pull.

 
5.0

Great features, easy to use

By Bob48

from Saginaw

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Perfect for occasional power outages or camping, easy to use, easy to start, just a great little generator

 
5.0

Love the generator!!

By JeffB

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I purchased my GP6500 primarily to run power tools. I have a large lot which makes it impractical to use an extension cord. I opened the box and followed the instructions on assembly which was easy (putting oil in the machine, wheels on etc.). I put gas in it and it started flawlessly. I have run a 15 amp table saw and shop vac simultaneously with no problem. In addition, I plugged in a power washer and ran it for hours without an incident. When you start it and hear it run you can tell it is a quality machine. It has a lot of power and runs very smooth. I even use it when I have access to power because I like it so much.

 
5.0

Just got it, but early returns are good!

By Kevin

from Leo

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Easy to put together and it started right up. Got a great deal on the internet. I have heard and read that Generac is the way to go. Now I hope I don't have to use it.

 
5.0

No Doubts, money well invested

By JMV

from San Benito

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

I am very satisfied with my purchase of my GP6500E generator. It was money well invested. The quality and performance of this Generac generator is great. The installation and startup directions were very easy to follow for someone like me that is not to keen on the mechanics of putting something together. The motor is not too noisy at all, we can barely hear that our generator is on at all when working. I will definitely recommend this product to all my family. I am getting ready to purchase a Generac Home Standby Generator in the next few months.

 
5.0

Powers everything

By Danno

from Shamong

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Great value for the price. Have used it 4 times since purchased in 2012. I use it to energize the entire power panel so we can use water (well), fridge, stove, lights and AC. It's a bit noisy, so this is the one improvement I would suggest.

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4.0

Life saver during power outage

By jacjoa

from Lomax

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

We was dealing with a major power outage, after looking at several other brands, I went with this brand and size, because everything I have heard, I trusted it. This unit was perfect, it provided power for my side by side fridge, and two upright freezers with plenty to spare. While others were sitting in the dark, we was sitting in a well lit living room eating supper. Love my new Generac generator.

 
5.0

This Product has great power for the price advertised

By throwbax

from Lynden

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

It ran my sump pump, refrigerator and lights with no problem. First pull start up on the first try. Excellent buy

 
5.0

The best generator for the money.

By Beefy22

from Powell's Point

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Everything you would expect. A great generator for the times when the lights go out!

 
5.0

Good Purchase

By Groundhog

from Canton

Comments about Generac® Power Series 6500 Watt Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (05940):

Starts on the first pull of the cord every time. Do I need to say anymore ?

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