Generac Power Systems 6500 watts Portable Generator 10 hr.(05940)

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  • Continuous Power: 6500 watts
  • Product Type: Portable Generator
  • Continuous Run Time: 10 hr.
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.2 gal.
  • Wheel Kit Included: Yes
  • Assembled Width: 27 in.
  • Engine Manufacturer: Generac
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation: Yes
  • Assembled Height: 25 in.
  • Assembled Depth: 27-1/4 in.
  • Engine Displacement: 389 cc
  • Fuel Gauge: Yes
  • Number of Outlets: 5
  • Voltage: 240 volts
  • Amperage: 30 amps
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Low Oil Shutdown: Yes
  • 8000 starting watts / 6500 running watts


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

(based on 222 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

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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)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Comfort in a Storm

By Mark

from New York

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I purchased a GP6500 a few years back and fortunately, never needed to use it. But we recently had three bad storms in a row with power outages for multiple days. My GP6500 proved to be a lifesaver, providing power to pretty much my entire house - 2 refrigerators, the furnace, well pump, TV and lots of lights. It ran for three and four days straight and never sputtered or stopped running. Also surprised at how long a tank of gas lasted - up to 9 hours if power consumption is low. So very happy with this purchase!

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Think twice before buy Generic

      By Bill

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Looks like it can handle anything

      Cons

      • Draining gas
      • Flimsy
      • Getting parts after a couple of years

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

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

      Worked great new out of box for one storm.
      Thought I removed all gas by letting engine run until it stalled. Unfortunately that was not the case.
      Attempt to restart after 2 years brought sludge from tank and clogged fuel lines. Tank compromised from gas that remained. Unable to buy a tank because they are not made any longer.
      Tank ruined. Unable to repair because tank is longer available. Good engine though.
      Might be better engineered today. Look at how you would verify gas was removed from tank before purchasing.

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Instructions for assembly were not clear

      By Terry

      from Waupaca

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

      We just got our GP6500 put together today, and found the directions for assembly difficult to interpret. There was a card that showed the parts and pictograms of how to assemble, but they were not clear enough. The manual was. It much help either. We managed to figure it out, having put together many other types of products, but I think that it might be a challenge for others. We haven't even used the product yet, as we have not lost power since purchasing, but wanted to tell the company that their assembly instructions were terrible!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great running time and low fuel consumption

      By Meechigan

      from South Lyon

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

      Highly recommend this unit! Started from the day I purchased and runs great!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice unit

      By Ray65

      from Standish

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

      Bought this generator for use as a power backup when power is lost for myself , other family members or friends . Received unit in a VERY timely matter , after installing wheel kit ( a must have ) , adding oil and gas the generator started right up , runs quite and smooth . Love the electric start and the twist Lock power cord that came with this unit , as of yet have not had to use it but pretty sure it will perform as needed , I would recommend this Generac GP6500E generator to anyone and it's a good value .

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GP6500E

      By Bill

      from Temperance

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

      wow this is a great generator at a great price and the electric start is a nice feature

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      right out the carton ,

      By mr100watts

      from kaukauna

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

      we purchased this unit ,removed from the carton @the job site filled with oil that was provide from Generac and fill with gasoline ,hooked up to a outside project job trailer and ran the unit for 40.o hrs even in the cold weather it never missed a beat ,I am glad to have made such a smart purchase of a high quality generator ,originally we were thinking about renting because we didn't want the headache of having to have the rental company have to fix the unit or do repairs when we really depended on electrical power .thank you, Jesse f Rose president of environmental services plus ,Kaukauna wi

       
      4.0

      Easy start

      By oldvet69

      from Undisclosed

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

      Needed because of ice storm power would be off for at least a week. Filled with oil and gas it started on first pull. It run all night with one tank of gas. Had quick connect at power pole easy work for next when you live in country, South Dakota

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent product

      By Wally

      from Sherman

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

      I like the color and paint job. It starts easily and holds a good quantity of fuel. Construction is German caliber excellent. Portability is good despite the weight.

       
      5.0

      Great generator for the money.

      By Sparky65

      from Manchester

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

      I purchased this generator as a backup to keep the heat on, well pump running, and refrigerator running. It was easy to assemble, and runs fairly quietly. I recommend it.

       
      5.0

      Great product for the price

      By Andy84

      from Boswell

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

      This generator works great and I got it for a great price on sale. I havn't used it much, but it starts right away and seems to have a lot of power. The only complaint I have is that getting the cotter pins in for the wheels is a bit hard how they have them positioned. Other than that the generator seems to be great so far.

       
      4.0

      This product was not needed

      By kdmart

      from Haskell

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

      Recently purchased to use for the anticipated ice storm that did not come. Overall seems to be of great quality and very user friendly. Will update review after using.

       
      5.0

      Great Generator

      By Andy

      from Albany

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

      This generator is great and starts right up with no problem. The option to be able to pull start it is also great.

       
      5.0

      Great purchase

      By Nickd

      from Ogdensburg

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

      I had to use the generator about 1 week after purchase. I had it installed with a transfer switch. It was easy to use. It supplies enough power to run my whole house. We ran it for 4-5 hours without any issues.

       
      5.0

      This Generator Saved My Butt

      By Tazman

      from Tewksbury

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

      I bought this generator a few years ago and boy did it save my butt. I lost power last winter and had to use my new generator. Having it I was able to Heat my house and keep my refrigerator cold. I also had some lights wired too. Having this generator made my wife happy and that is what's important. A happy wife is a happy life. This was money well spent. Thank You General.

       
      5.0

      Great Back-up Generator

      By ZD

      from Sedro Woolley

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

      Used for back-up emergency power works great runs well pump and everything else needed to keep our house going.

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Rs01121985

      from Superior

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

      I have had the pleasure of not having to use my generator that I purchased just over a year ago. However for the first time this summer it was finally used but yet again not by me. During a series of severe weather outbreak a friend of mine last power due to downed trees. I offer my generator to him to help keep his basement from flooding. His intention were just to use it for the sump pump. He ended up running not only the pump, but his freezers, refrigerator, air conditioning units and other things. He used it for 40 hours straight and forgot he was even on a generator until he had to fill it after the first 27 hours of run time.

       
      5.0

      Greatest thing since sliced bread

      By jay71c

      from Jackson

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

      There's nothing I can say that would even come close to doing this machine justice , bought another generator from a competitor , biggest mistake I could have made. The features, durability and quality is second to none , highly recommended this to anyone over any other brand .

       
      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.

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