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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4.7

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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

Blown away!

By Bigmike2480

from Williamsport

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

This generator is fantastic! We bought it after two days of no power from storms. Brought it home, unpacked it and had it together inside of a half hour. Fueled it up, added the oil and half a pull on the starter rope and she was purring right along. Handles a full 30 amp load with little effort. I would recommend to anyone who wants a fair priced reliable unit! Thanks for a great product!

 
5.0

Great price

By Bill

from Ellensburg

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

Received in excellent condition and started right away. Waiting ti lose power again to use it.

 
5.0

Very simple to use, easy to move around!!

By Happyhome101

from St. Louis

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

I bought this unit under duress,(our power went out because of storms,my old generator,20 years old, would not start up,,started out with one problem and ended up with 3 problems when the fuel valve broke off in the tank!!!,5 hrs into no electricity!!) The wife sent me to the local Lawn Mower shop to buy a new one(generator). The ''Generac'' came home with me, and we saved our,and our 2 neighbors food.(3 refrigerators and 2 freezers)!!! NICE

 
5.0

gp5500

By Rudy

from deshler

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

the gp5500 was a great value at a great price. it serves all our needs here at home as well as being very portable.

 
5.0

Great

By Tino

from Ronkonkoma

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

Easy to set up and start. instructions were good. it started easy and ran efficiently.

 
5.0

Great generator.

By Dre351

from Pittsboro

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

Starts Everytime and does the job. Easy to assemble. No complaints

 
5.0

Nice Generator

By outdoorsguy

from Severville

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

This generator is Well built. Love the dolly it comes mounted on. Very easy to move around. I used it for 5 hours straight with half load and did wonderful. It is loud if your with in 40' I'd guess 75 DB. For the price and wattage, I'd give it a 9 out of 10!

 
5.0

5500

By turc

from cana

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

Good generator for running my fridge, freezer, couple heaters and lights.so far so good, I start it every 2 mos and run for 10 min.

 
5.0

Very confident

By Bruceton

from Princeton

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

I have only test operated the unit so far but it starts on first pull every time. It feels very substantial and of high quality. I am very confident that when the time comes to put it to real use that it will perform quite well.

 
4.0

Your product has everything I needed

By beast101

from Undisclosed

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

I have only used the generator one time for a few hours. I realize that running 3 extension cords is not the way to go so I have invested in a control panel. My one negative is the required use of multiple oils depending on whether it is for summer or winter use. It seems like you could recommend one oil that would work between the temperatures of 0 degrees and 90 degrees to cover the range of central new york weather.

 
5.0

Love the Generac

By RR

from Irondequoit

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

Power went out from high winds (peak @ 93mph) and then ice/snow storm with temps at 10* day/-20* at night with 30-40mph sustained winds. Second day we bought the generac and it ran heat, on demand hot water heater, internet, TV's and the freezer, outstanding !

 
5.0

Great generator and easy start

By H231

from Laurinburg

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

The 5500 generator that we purchased has been great. The features are very user friendly, easy start and the product is relatively quiet. We have not had a chance to use it for an extended time but I feel very comfortable that is and so far has been reliable. Very well built and solid machine.

 
5.0

Glad I purchased this product.

By Jhoover21

from Undisclosed

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

Three weeks after purchasing the generator, my neighborhood lost power for four days. This product worked great the entire time. It is extremely easy to operate and move around. I was able run my refrigerator, take hot showers, and I was able to do a load of laundry too. In fact, my neighbors blame me for the power loss since it happened shortly after the purchase. I am thrilled I own this product. Everyone should own one!

 
5.0

Nice generator

By Jack6591

from Hemlock

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

Great machine. This is my second Generac generator. Used for back up power to my home. We have power outages a couple times a year. Always starts on first or second pull. I did not even look at other brands due to how well my first Generac perfomed.

 
5.0

quality product at a great price

By averagejoe

from Youngstown

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

Bought this unit as a source of back up power. Severe storms has already knocked out power twice in the first six months of this year and its not even summer yet. Well put together and easy to finish assembly. The free shipping and lift gate offer were nice too. Runs well and no issues. Great buy.

 
5.0

Generac 5500

By SAunrise

from Atlantic Beach, NC

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

Unit was easy to assemble and cranked on second pull.

 
4.0

Noise

By msan

from Canton

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

The product seems quite noisey. Is there something I can do to reduce the noise?

 
5.0

Great Quality and Capability for the Price

By Jeff

from Macomb Township

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

Assembly was simple, the construction is very durable and started on first pull. No issues to report.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By Wayne78

from LANSE

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

This unit was a snap to assemble and continues to start easily. It provides a full 30 amps of power. One other thing is it looks OK sitting in my garage.

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4.0

Great generator, pull start issue

By Iank

from Chelsea

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

This has been a good generator for several years now. This moring however the recoil start (mostly plastic) broke, turning my generator into a 700 dollar hunk of metal. I was able to remove the pull start, and ultimately use a rope to start it, meanwhile my wife got the kids ready for school as i fought with the recoil. When I called Customer service they were incredibly helpful and they are shipping me a new recoil. I would buy this again, but i think the recoil should be upgraded from the factory, its rather frustrating having a 700 dollar generator rendered useless by a 10 dollar plastic part!!!!

 
5.0

Great GP5500

By PRL

from Ottawa Lake

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

Couldn't be happier with my new 5500. Delivery was as expected, easy assembly of handle / wheel kit, filled with oil and gas, started on first pull.

 
5.0

This product was very easy to use as we just experienced a power outage. I was so glad I bought it. One of the best around

By TB

from Trenton

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

This product was very easy to use as we just experienced a power outage. I was so glad I bought it. One of the best around. I had bought it three weeks prior to the outage. And I just know Generac is a good name so I wanted the best. I'm totally 100% happy with my generator

 
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.

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