Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0)

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  • 6875 starting watt / 5500 running watt
  • 389Cc OHV engine
  • Four 5-20R 120V outlets
  • One L14-30R twist lock 120/240V
  • 7.2 gallon steel fuel tank
  • Circuit breaker protected outlets for circuit protection
  • Low-tone muffler provides quiet operation
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for added convenience
  • Hour meter and low oil shutdown on panel
  • Fold and lock handles
  • 2 year residential/ 1 year commercial use warranty
  • Not for sale in the state of California


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Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0)
 
4.7

(based on 560 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Home backup power (320)
  • Camping (25)
  • Jobsite (16)
  • Other (13)
  • Tailgating (8)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

4yrs, 200+ hrs and going strong.

I use this generator for camping mostly but also use it for power outages. It always starts on the first or second pull, even after sitting 3 or 4 months. As far as...Read complete review

I use this generator for camping mostly but also use it for power outages. It always starts on the first or second pull, even after sitting 3 or 4 months. As far as the comment about it locking up after 4yrs. First off you should read the manual it states not to use 40w oil below 40 degrees. It suggests 30 or 10w30. Also you got 4yrs out of a [$] machine. At that price you can but 4 of them to last you 16yrs for the price you would pay for a Honda or Yamaha.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but problematic

Let's just say the generac recommended repair facility was not surprised when I brought it in with a leak between the carborator and engine. A common trend regardless of maintenance performed. Have had for...Read complete review

Let's just say the generac recommended repair facility was not surprised when I brought it in with a leak between the carborator and engine. A common trend regardless of maintenance performed. Have had for 9 months and it is strong and powered 2 fridges, a portable AC unit, sat TV and LED TV, and a fan with no trouble. Ran it for 12 hours and then rested for 2 hours. Fuel tank worked great for sustaining the endurance of 12 hours under the load once the fridges caught up to maintaining temps vice cooling. I ran once a month and it failed this June after testing it again. Started with no problems on one pull every time. Just started it to check before fully filling gas and upon return and filling to capacity on fuel it leaked at a cup every 60 seconds. UNSAT. Being fixed now. Don't know any other generators out there but satisfied that it is a good system that my wife can operate since it starts with one pull of the string. Critical on east coast. Total of 10 days without power during the summer months makes like interesting. Best of luck.

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5.0

Great Generator

By MichiganHomeOwner

from Hemlock

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

This is my second GP5500. Used as a back up for power outages. I lost my first GP5500 in a barn fire. I had the first one for around 10 years. It would sit for along time between uses and still would always start and run like new. When looking for a replacement I never considered another brand.

 
4.0

Great price and does what I need

By Mack3450

from Batavia

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Backed up house furnace well pump sump pump and a few lights without a hiccup had plent in reserve

 
5.0

Keeps the lights on.

By TANK12345

from Greece

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

We had some nasty winds that knocked out the power for almost a week with Temps in the teens. Got this beauty and have all the comforts up and running. Had my electrician wire it so all I have to do is wheel it out and plug in to a connector outside my house too, so no running extension cords all over the place.

 
5.0

excellent generator

By Turc

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

bought on sale and very satisfied. very dependable

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By DaveWood

from Centreville

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

After a fair amount of research I decided on the Generac GP5500 for my needs as a backup power supply for my house. The unit has all the features I was looking for at a reasonable price.

 
5.0

The GP5500 is has all the features I needed

By Rickclearlake

from Clear Lake

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

I always borrowed my parents generator when I was in need. Now I have my own and couldn't be more pleased with the product. Not only does it look nice in my garage but it powers my whole house!

 
5.0

A great genarator

By John

from Elizabethtown

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Purchased the generator after Hurricane Matthew and was able to power our refrigerator, sump pump, get news, cook. It helped to get back to normal. it was a great value for the money

 
5.0

Good

By Mike

from Racine

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Unit is compact easy to roll around starts easy and relatively quit, at least quitter than my last on.

 
5.0

Great Product

By kat1

from Benson

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Love the ease in cranking this generator. Great product.

 
5.0

Has all you need for home use

By Chuck66

from Urbana

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Easy to assemble and understand out of the box started first pull from factory

 
5.0

Great service!

By banderson69937

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Good generator for the price and very reliable! Had it run through our most recent hurricane and worked like a champ.

 
5.0

Exellent unit

By Doug

from Mantua

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

This is a great unit. I have other ridged products and am thrilled with all of them. This gave me the confidence to buy ridged. It came with a handle & wheel kit so I didn't have to buy them separately. Cost was great for a unit of this quality. Easy set up, instructions, and function. I will be using mostly for back up power for power outages.

 
4.0

This product simply works.

By Dewayne25

from Michigan

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

The generator is well built. Nothing fancy for the price but gets the job done. Should last a long time with regular maintenance.

 
5.0

This product has easily identifying features that are easily accessible to any user. Reliable dependable and durable is why I purchased this product.

By Mastermike

from East Stroudsburg

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

I truly recommend this product for homeowners that reside in areas like mine that have very frequent blackouts from electric storms or just heavy rain storms that will bring down power lines. It has worked great for me and my family members, my wife and children (over 15) can use it with little or no hassle. Knowing we have a back up generator by Generac brings comfort and relief to me for my family. Thank you for such a great product.

 
5.0

You've come a long way baby!

By Steve842

from New Orleans

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

I selected this model based on an immediate need and availability.My previous experience with Generac was with the RV products and it was not good. This model seems well put together, able to take rough handling and starts easily. The electrical performance was a pleasant surprise. The frequency is stable from 1/4 to full load and I wouldn't hesitate to run any appliance with it. The voltage regulator also appears spot on at running load. I hesitate to rate the quality excellent as it has very few hours over the monthly exercise period but I fell confident that it will get the higher rating at the end of next year.

 
5.0

Easy to maneuver and will run the whole house.

By Dan59

from New Boston

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

I had one in the past and it was excellent and reliable. I sold it with the house 2 years ago. I bought this new one and i haven't put gas in it yet. I do have the oil in it but I was waiting for another power outage to put the gas in. I have confidence it will start right away.

 
5.0

Generator

By Pamela

from Fort Pierce

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Very good generator. Bought it for hurricane matthew. Used for a few days worked perfectly not too loud.

 
4.0

Great machine

By Jerry

from Jacksonville

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Very impressed with the start-up. It started on the second pull. It runs very quiet and gives me all the power I need for outages.

 
4.0

good features handle helps moving it around

By bleu

from hixson

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

haven't ran it much but when under load sounds like it has a rattle in motor hope that goes away hope it will after it is broke in good

 
5.0

Reliable

By Rg

from Parkton

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Worked great in keeping our power going during Hurricane Matthew.

 
4.0

Satisfaction with the product.

By Bill

from Doylestown

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Purchased Generac as we wanted a quality generator with parts and service available nearby. Our biggest benefit, however, is the peace of mind we have knowing that we are protected in case of outage. In past years we have had some difficult times included cold house, defrosted freezers and misery. Bring on the currant outages! Thank you! We have used it once with a 12 hour disruption.

 
4.0

Great product for the price.

By Jim

from Monticello

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Great product for the price. Easy to use and maintain. A bit noisy.

 
5.0

Real work horse

By PoPo

from Azle

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

I have used this generator for months now. It's always quick to start and provide plenty of power for the construction job I have been doing ( barn ) . The only complaint is I wish it was quieter, especialy in confined spaces.

 
3.0

My GP500 came damaged from the factory. The spark plug cable was broken and the sprakplug was bent 20*,

By Toosoonold

from Oldtown

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Some one at the factory broke the spark plug connector while attaching the gas tank. the service dept. told me it was a common problem and I was not able to use it for 3 weeks while we waited for the factory to send the service dept. the parts. It is a good product and It now runs great.

 
5.0

So Far so Good!

By mjbjn05

from Huber Heights

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

So far I've found that this product is of very high standard. I have not yet used it under full conditions yet but so far I find it to be easy to use, strong materials, easy to start and maintain. I certainly would recommend this to a friend or colleague.

 
5.0

Generator

By Sharon

from Laurel Hill

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

It is awesome. We are really happy with this Generator.

 
4.0

Rubber feet

By Dave360

from Undisclosed

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Works well.I like it, with one exception. The rubber feet vibrate themselves loose.

 
5.0

As advertised

By Joe

from Cordova

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Came as a gift from my son during a power loss from a storm. The generator started right up and worked flawlessly. Kept the essentials running with no problems. I exercise it under load so it will be ready for the next time it is needed. Great product. Economical to operate.

 
3.0

Generac

By Rob

from Pleasant Valley

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

I purchased this generator and have never needed to used it to this date, (4 years ago) I have never put a drop of gasoline in the tank.

 
4.0

It's a good generator.

By casselman1

from andrews

Comments about Generac® 5500 Watt GP Series Commercial/Residential Portable Generator (5736-0):

Does what it is supposed to do, will be buying a generac whole home system soon.

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