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Generac 5943 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (62)
Price (44)
High Quality (40)
I'd Buy It Again (29)
Easy To Store (27)
Cons
Heavy (18)
Unreliable (5)
Expensive (4)
Loud (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
Power Equipment Expert

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Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8904 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

We like the Generac 7500 watt portable generator for four reasons.

1. Electric Start
Generators are often hard to start with a recoil rope. This Generac generator comes conveniently equipped with an electric start button and a battery. Simply press the button, and it starts like a charm.

2. It's Affordable

3. Low Tone Muffler
This feature reduces the noise level. If you have ever been near a portable generator while it's running, it can be very loud. This keeps the noise down.

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Mike Recommends This Model
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Christopher W.
Lake Zurich, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/29/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just Fine
The 7500E is exactly what I expected from Generac. I've installed many whole house units and have had only minor issues with one.

I've heard some here complain about the noise, but its fine, power doesn't happen silently, and it was never one of my concerns from the beginning. We're not living on it after all. It makes some noise and delivers the power I need.
Christopher Recommends This Generac Product
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Bob C.
Colchester, CT
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Some Have Bad Luck
Having purchased the 7500 watt model & wiring in a gen/tran switch, I thought I was all set for whatever superstorm "Sandy" could dish out.....First night w/out power it ran for (4) hours BUT had to manually raise idle to power house as it wouldn't step up on its own....the next morning I fired it up,ran for a minute or so & shut down...Thought perhaps too much choke? Re-started and ran for another minute or so and stopped again..it had SEIZED.

Authorized dealer took it in... more
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Paul D.
Murrells Inlet, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Could Not Be More Happier With My Generac 7500
It started the second I pushed the start button and purred like a kitten.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Bad Instructions, Instructions were difficult and lacking.
Paul Recommends This Generac Product
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David C.
Seaford, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/5/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Performed Flawlessly
Purchased this generator before the last storm. It arrived two days before the storm hit. The assembly was a breeze and it started right up for me and ran for nearly 24 hours straight. Thanks PED for a great product at a great price.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Loud
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Darren M.
Larose, LA
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Converting To Natural Gas
I purchased this generator on 5/16/2016. I was considering purchasing a natural gas conversion kit. Is that a good idea? I've been watching YouTube videos about it but I'm unsure if this a good idea. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks
Darren Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
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Darren,
Not a good idea. Any modification done to the generator will void the warranty.
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Richard H.
Waynesboro, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/20/16
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943 Start-up
I received the Generac 5943 by truck with power lift gate. Pretty easy assembly following the printed instructions. The battery hook-up was cumbersome, but managed to get the wires hooked up. It started up with the electric start on the first try and ran fine. 2 days later, I gave it the test run with my house. I ran my furnace fan (natural gas heat), 2 refrigerators, lights, and TV for 20 minutes. The Generac 5943 handled the load. Hope I never need it, but it's nice to know the... more
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Richard,
Thank you for providing us with your thoughtful review! We are thrilled to learn that the unit is powering up all of your desired loads! If you haven't done so already, be sure to register your unit to initiate the product's warranty. For your convenience, the registration process can be completed online via the following link: https://register.generac.com/?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Again, we thank you for your positive feedback.
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Dave
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943
Well we finally broke down and bought a generator about a month ago. We could have used it several times over the last 3 or 4 years (as my wife reminds me ). We haven't had an outage yet, but the unit was easy to set up, and started right up during our initial test. It powered the house with ease. The Generac came highly recommended by our electrician, as well as, by others. It has plenty of power for our needs and appears to be very well constructed and of good quality. I still hope we never... more
Dave Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Dave,
We are pleased to know that our product will be there for you when it's needed! Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback. If you haven't done so already, be sure to register your unit to initiate your product's warranty via the following link: https://register.generac.com/?cid=frm-100-aa . If you have any questions about your warranty policy, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) with the serial number of your personal unit.
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James B.
Independence, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/25/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy In Missouri
It came quickly, and driver fork lifted it straight into my garage. I had it assembled in less than 30 minutes. I followed the directions and it started right up. The electric start is very nice. I had an electrician wire my box so that I can plug in from the outside. No more extension cords running through the house. We tested it and it worked great but we have not lost power to give it a real test.
James Recommends This Generac Product
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Greg H.
Plainwell, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/21/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service
The product came very fast great price. Delivered right to my door. Driver even wheeled it into my garage from the street.
Greg Recommends This Generac Product
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William C.
Wanatah, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/30/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful & Easy To Run
Easy to move around and start ,and great price ! Runs furnace and other electrical appliance that are necessary when the power goes out . Safe and secure feeling . Great for working on job sites .
William Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
William,
Thank you for providing us with your review of the GP7500E. We are pleased to learn of your positive experience with our product! Be sure to also register with Generac Nation for warranty-related information and product updates. For your convenience, the registration process can be completed online via the following link: http://www.generac.com/generac-nation-sign-up?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about your product's warranty or the registration process, feel free to give us a call at 888-GENERAC (436-3722); we are available 24/7. Again, we thank you for providing us with your thoughtful feedback.
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Donald Y.
Morganfield, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/7/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Got To Know It, Got To Love It
I bought a Generac 7500W electric start primarily to use outdoors for electric tools where there was no electricity. (And for backup when ice-storms hit as they did in 2009).

I tried it to run a brick cutting saw and it kept kicking off. Then I tried it with my table saw and it wouldn't run. Nothing I plugged in would run. I finally figured out that the CB was blown on the main circuit.

Now everything I plug in runs fine. I like it.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions, This Unit Needs Better User Instructions
Donald Recommends This Generac Product
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Dave
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator, Plenty Of Power For Price
I've been researching generators for a while and found a deal on the GP 7500. I had already calculated my necessary wattage and this unit had more than enough to run everything necessary during an outage and more. And when I say everything I mean, my water heater, tv, my fridge, microwave, my 18,000 btu mini split, my well pump, my oven, my pool pump and even my dryer.

I hear people mention they wish it was a quieter generator but most of the noise I hear is from the moving internal parts... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Quiet
Dave Recommends This Generac Product
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Howell P.
Albrightsville, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/21/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Buy
We needed it 3 days after we got. It ran the everything we need it to. Well pump (220V), septic pump and the whole 1st floor of house.
Howell Recommends This Generac Product
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Michael P.
Azle, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/20/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For Our Needs!
Bought this generator as a backup power source in case of local power outages and occasional use around the yard where extension cords won't reach. I've used it a few times so far and it has worked flawlessly. The electric start is a very nice feature and even if it didn't have it, the pull start was easy and started on the first pull.

The only negative feedback I have is that it's a little noisier than I'd prefer. I plan on looking into a muffler adapter that will reduce the noise without... more
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
For generators like these, any kind of additional muffler being used will void the warranty while reducing the output of the unit.
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Dale B.
Breaux Bridge, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/20/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worked Well
The Generac 5943 handle our load very well. I connected the generator to a standby panel and put the load on . I was able to run the whole house with 2window AC units I drew 27amps and the Generac 5943 worked well. The noise level was less than our previous unit . Very satisfied.
Dale Recommends This Generac Product
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Mark Q.
Monroe, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/25/16
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
Delivered timely and works well.
Mark Recommends This Generac Product
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John T.
North Scituate, RI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Replacement Was An Improvement.
I had an older Coleman with a lot of hours on it. Hurricane Irene took power out for almost a week. That was about 3 days longer than the old unit had in it.

EGD had it in stock and even on sale despite the storm. The unit was easy to set up and get running. It has a bit more capacity than the old unit, but it runs way better so it has more power than I needed. I am upgrading the transfer switch to run more circuits. Very pleased.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Loud
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Dennis B.
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/22/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Buy!!!
For the power, ease of operation and price you can't beat this generator! After letting it run (for the first time) for 5/10 minutes I put a load consisting of, 2 side by side refrigerator/freezers, 1 chest freezer, numerous lights, a T/V, furnace, computer, along with me using a microwave.

This summer there will also be 2, 5,000 btu window A/C units and 1, 8,000 window unit, and 2, sump pumps. This generator starts right up, with either the pull string or starter and is pretty quiet... more
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Dana G.
Chepachet, RI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/8/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ez
Had to pick it up. Delivery did not work late or weekends got it home & put it together wheels handle & oil & connect battery to starter super EZ . Fueled it up & pushed the button & fired right up. not as quiet as I would like but good machine
Dana Recommends This Generac Product
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Michael D.
Front Royal, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/19/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Generator met all that was expected. Great product. A++++++
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
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Alberto L.
Hockley, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/27/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Upgrade To My Smaller Generator
Generator arrived quickly. The box and pallet that the generator arrived in/on was pretty beaten up, but upon opening up it was in good shape. It can be assembled by one person but having two would be helpful. The oil fill is on the side and at an angle. It would be very helpful to have a funnel with a long feeding tube to avoid making a mess.

Love the automatic start. It started up on the first try.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Alberto Recommends This Generac Product
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Richard M.
High Point, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/25/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Customer
The generator arrived right on time. The lift gate service was a big help (no charge). The delivery driver rolled it into my garage even though he didn't have to. Assembly was a breeze and the engine fired right up on the first push of the starter button. So far I'm a very satisfied customer.
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
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Paul W.
England, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/30/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 7500 Watt Electric Start
Great piece of machinery!
Paul Recommends This Generac Product
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Joseph A.
Wilton, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/31/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electricity On Demand
This generator is very simple to operation. Electric start is a big plus if Dad is not around to pull the cord. Even though this generator started with ease. The 7500 will light up the entire house in a snap! I recommend this generator to anyone that needs one.
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Kurt L.
Teaneck, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/28/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Surprises!
Shopped many potable brands and channels of distribution. Decided on Generac and Electric Generators Direct.

Super price, fantastic delivery and a easy-to set up and use generator!

Buy one from this company today!
Kurt Recommends This Generac Product
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Allan A.
Hooksett, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Money
OK so I bought a 7500 W generator and it was very heavy, quite loud but the positives .... l put it together in a half hour added oil and gas and the pig fired right up very pleased ...I feel that it's worth every penny and then some.

Also, from start to delivery everything went completely flawless the customer service is far none one of the best experiences I've ever had to deal with when buying something off the Internet ...WTG!!!
Allan Recommends This Generac Product
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Paul D.
Murrells Inlet, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power Troubles Over
I just received my Generator and the Driver helped me put it in the garage. I found the instructions to be lacking in there information on putting it together. I got it together in 30 minutes with the limited instructions. I put gas in hit the electric start button and it started immediately. I am very satisfied with my choice.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Bad Instructions
Paul Recommends This Generac Product
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Archie P.
Prairieville, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943-gp7500
Purchased the Generac GP7500 from Electric Generators Direct. Online ordering was quick and easy. No problems with the delivery. Generator arrived on a pallet with no damage. Driver put the generator in my garage without me having to ask. He unloaded it and just started bringing it toward my house. Very pleased with the delivery.

Unpacked the generator and put on the wheels, handle and the front supports. Hooked up the battery, filled with gas and added the supplied oil. All of this took... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Archie Recommends This Generac Product
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Eddie T.
Conroe, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/24/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
We Are Pleased With Ped
We purchased 4 items, zero turn cub cadet mower, hitch, Generac generator, and field trimmer. All preformed as they should, tires on mower were damaged by freigh company, but the company took care of them, field trimmer was delivered to a neighbors, no problem with PED products, our only problem are with freight company's
Will buy again from PED.
Eddie Recommends This Generac Product
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Clarence S.
Brewster, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Product was shipped quickly, arrived with no damage and was very easy to assemble. The engine started up on first try and ran smoothly, electric start worked great. The generator output tested positive on all four outlets and I am very happy with the product. Also, I should note that the swing up handle makes it easy to move the generator around and store in a tight area.
Clarence Recommends This Generac Product
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William L.
Phoenix, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Gp 7500 E
The generator arrived in 3 days. Unpacking and minor assembly was about 2 hours. No parts missing. After assembly the electric start worked great and it started immediately. Manual transfer wiring is complete and checked out The 7500 hardly felt the load. Not to quiet but will be OK.
William Recommends This Generac Product
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Harold K.
Houghton Lake, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/9/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Generator Is Perfect
Runs Great!
Harold Recommends This Generac Product
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Adam G.
Mishawaka, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Unit
Very easy to assemble. Quality all the way around. Starts very easily with the pool cord, I had to try it. Electric start is great. A lot of pounds in the power department
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Foster R.
Magnolia, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/30/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied
Unit came as advertised. Put it together, added the oil that came with it and put gas in and it started right up. Ran it for a while and let it run out of gas. Haven't had a need for it yet, and hope we don't, but living in SE TX, it is just a matter of time before power goes out again. One of the reasons I decided on this unit is that most generators are advertised with the surge rating listed in big print and running watts in the small print. This one is just the opposite. Impressed me... more
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Edward H.
Deer Park, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/17/16
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
I just purchased this generator and just started it up to test it and it worked great. Very easy to put together the few parts you need to and it's a well made product.
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Robert D.
Frazer, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/22/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Electric Generators Direct
This is the third electric-start Generac I have purchased. One for myself and two for my children. Generac is a quality product and I have been extremely satisfied with all of them and as with any mechanical device they need to be maintained. My latest purchase was through Electric Generators Direct. Their website was easy to navigate, the item was in stock, they delivered on time as promised, and provided a no cost vehicle with a lift gate to avoid access to a loading dock. I could not have... more
Pros: Your Rating Scale Has Not Definition Is A 5 Good Or Bad
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
While we're pleased to learn of your satisfaction with your purchases and the performance of our products, we would like to inquire why you have chosen to provide a 3-star rating in your review. Any insight you are able to provide will allow us to address any issues that you might have. If you would prefer to speak with us directly, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Jordan S.
Weatherford, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/30/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
I purchased this generator after the area I live in experienced a power outage from a snow storm. I haven't had to use it yet but have been happy with what I see. The setup was pretty easy. The only issue I've found is that the oil sent with the generator isn't meant to be used below 32 degrees. I'm assuming that I'll be using the generator during winter storms which will probably have a temperature below that. I wish I'd known before I put it in the generator!!!
Jordan Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jordan,
Please know that the oil shipped with the generator is to be used for the extent of the unit's break-in period, as detailed in your unit's owner's manual. After the break-in period has passed, you can switch to any other oil that is approved in your product's documentation. If you no longer have access to your owner's manual, please know that a duplicate copy can be located online via the following link: http://www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup?cid=frm-105-ac . If you have any questions after referring to this documentation, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Philip N.
Sidney, ME
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/28/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
The entire process of purchasing this unit was fantastic. Person who took my order was knowledgeable and curtious. The generator was delivered ahead of schedule and was extremely well packaged. The assembly was quick and the unit works like a charm.

I highly recommend doing business with Generators Direct and recommend the GENERAC unit. It was rated a top choice by consumers report and I can see why.
Philip Recommends This Generac Product
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Tami L.
Jackson, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/27/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Price
Lowest price in our area. Shipping was horrible. Took almost three weeks. Kept telling us tomorrow even!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Shipping Awful
Tami Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Tami,
Our records show that this was delivered the week after you placed your order. There was a holiday during that time period which may have delayed the delivery by the freight carrier. We value your business and well make note of this with our shipping rep at the freight carrier.
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Dennis S.
Kingfisher, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/3/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ice Storm
We ordered this generator right after the Thanksgiving ice storm, 2015. Our power was out only 5-6 hrs. Then the Sunday after Christmas we were hit again. Powered up the Generac and it was nice to have water, hot water, and most everything except heat. Great product.
Dennis Recommends This Generac Product
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Dennis,
Losing power is always undesirable, especially around the holidays! We are glad to know that our product has been there for you when you've needed it most! If you haven't done so already, please be sure to register your generator to initiate the product's warranty via the following link: https://register.generac.com/?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about the registration process, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Charles L.
Port Townsend, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/3/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Back Up Generator
Excellent. Started right up. It would be nice if the instructions said to pour the whole unit of oil in rather than having to keep checking the level. Otherwise we hope to have a long service life as an emergency generator for our well and a few outlets.
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Pat R.
Anacortes, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Replacement
I purchased my 7500 watt Generac generator from Electric Generators Direct about a month ago. I have a 5500 watt Generac that had to be hand started for 16 years. It was very reliable but my wife and I decided to get an electric start as we are getting "old". It was delivered free of charge and delivered right to my garage.

Set up was fast and easy. Added a little gas and oil and it started right up. I also bought a gen-tent to protect it from rain and snow. I am very happy... more
Pat Recommends This Generac Product
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Jonathan S.
Poulsbo, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/30/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great!
Since purchasing your generator, I've had two power outages in which I used my Generac generator. Worked like a champ! Electric start was very convenient and the motor started up right away. This thing is LOUD! But, hey, so is everyone else's in the neighborhood. Set up was simple and directions were easy to understand and follow. Shipping was excellent! Shipper and folks at EGD were exceptionally helpful in resolving a minor shipping glitch. I couldn't be more impressed and happy with... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Loud
Jonathan Recommends This Generac Product
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Hal R.
Pollock, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Gp7500e
My Generac generator was easy to set up and started instantly. However the carb started to leak gasoline after a few minutes.The next day I tried it again and there were no leaks. I will have to keep an eye on it. Otherwise it worked great.
Hal Recommends This Generac Product
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Jacob S.
Woodmere, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Excellent Generator. It's very heavy duty - it weighs over 200 pounds.

I installed the Generator on a whim, a month before Sandy roared through. We lost power for 20 Hours, and it ran great with the excellent Reliance 10-switch 31410 CRK switch.

The machine is very loud, like a motorcycle, but it has lots of power and runs great.

Highly Recommended Generator as well as Electric Generators Direct.
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Kenneth
Highland, MD
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Generator & Bad Service From Generac
My experience with Electric Generators was a pleasant experience. They offered fast shipping and good customer service. However, for the Generac generator itself, highly disappointed! My disappointment is with both the product and the service. All of the fuel leaked out of the carburetor onto my garage floor. I should mention that this is a brand new, never used generator!

Generac directed me to one of their approved service centers. The service center held the generator for over 2-1/2... more
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Tom N.
Olympia, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Hefty Mantiance Fee
I bought my 7500 Watt Generac generator about a year ago and every three months I would pull it out of my shed and run it for about 30 minutes. The second time I ran it I could hear it galloping as it ran. I figured it would straighten itself out once it ran longer and put it back in the shed. A couple of months later we had a power outage and I hooked it up and started it. It galloped all during the outage so I called the authorized repair shop about a mile from my house and asked if they... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy, Unreliable
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Charles Desporte
Metairie, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/30/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Generac Gp7500e Generator Backfires !
The instant I started up my new Generac generator, it backfired through the muffler at shutdown. It continued to do so after several starts and stops.

After speaking with Electric Generators Direct customer service, I felt that my concerns were not taken seriously and in fact I found her comment dismissive when she told me to take it to a service center for repair.

I do not want a repaired generator - I want a new one that operates correctly. This unit should have never passed inspection... more
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Daniel
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
The Storm With A Generator That Didn't Work
We were very excited about our new generator. Two weeks later we had a chance to try it out with Hurricane Sandy. It worked for a little bit and then died on us. The same thing happened every time we put it on for the week that we didn't have electricity.

We had to bring it in to one of the service dealers who repaired it for us. There was something defective, which shouldn't have happened to a brand new generator. Hopefully it will work better next time.
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Daniel,
We're glad you came safely through a difficult time. Every item we sell has a Factory Warranty to cover situations like this, which is why it's so important to test equipment before it's needed.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience you experienced. It's fortunate that your service dealer survived the storm and took good care of your generator.
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Alan Goldbecker
Easton, CT
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Srarted After Sandy, Ran For 15 Minutes And Died
Bought after Irene and when Sandy hit and we lost power. Started generator which ran for fifteen minutes and then stopped. Never to work again. Electrician gave me his to use. Took six months to repair at dealer because of lack of parts. Dealer is disgusted with Generac.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Alan,
We're sorry you experienced issues with your generator. We always suggest testing you generator on a regular basis to make sure it's ready when you need it most. Also Generac was experiencing some issues getting parts after the storm and it was all based on demand. This was a major storm and there was no way they could anticipate the demand post-Sandy.
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William
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/22/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Problems At First
I purchased this generator as backup power supply for our home. I was only running it a couple tenths of an hour each month to keep it ready. I used a good grade of gas and put Startron stablizer in the fuel. At about 8 months, when I started it, it pour fuel out near the carb intake. I could not get it to stop leaking. I took it to an Generac authorized repair shop. They had to fix the needle valve. The mechanic said we had been doing all the right things but he has seen this problem... more
Cons: Unreliable, Initially Had Mechanical Problems
William Recommends This Generac Product
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Kevin
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/8/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Now I'm Ready!
When I saw the power outages in NY and NJ after Sandy, I decided it was time to buy a generator and transfer switch. These storms that knock out power seem to be happening a lot more frequently, whether you believe in global warming or not so I'm going to be prepared. I did a lot of online research and decided on the Generac 7500E and the Reliance Controls 30 amp, 10 breaker transfer switch.

Very happy with both. I just finished hooking up the transfer switch today and it took about an... more
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Ray Grunch
Gainesville, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/24/15
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Loud, Dirty And Incompatible
This is one of the most disappointing purchases I have made in recent history.

1. This thing is loud, it has no idle up feature so it is loud 25/8/366.

2. The power coming out of this is so dirty, Generac won't even publish the THD numbers. Rumor has it at about the 15% range.

3. This has a neutral to ground bond and it is permanent. If you have a house panel transfer switch, you could be buying yourself some trouble.

After purchasing this, I found a reputable competing... more
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, Low Quality, High Thd
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Ray,
Unfortunately, not all generator manufacturers publish the decibel ratings for their generators. Currently, there are no industry standards or requirements for generator manufacturers to follow when testing their generators for noise. Due to this, manufacturers can test the noise level under any conditions they choose and, therefore, the results are not very reliable as each company will test under conditions that are favorable to their products.

Even if the generator has an Idle Control it does not quiet down the generator since the unit will be under load and will automatically turn off that feature. The only "Quiet" generators would be an Inverter Style and the largest they have would be 5500 watts.

The factory doesn't publish the THD% for this series. My recollection from our training was that they were in the "under 15%" threshold which would make them comparable to Utility power. Outside of Honda presently, I haven't seen many portable synchronous generators that are any better as most are 15% or greater with their capacitor excitation. If you can work with less than 15%, the Generac is a good option.

Below will go into detail regarding the Bonded Neutral and explain why and how it can be wired to a house:

Many generators that have a bonded neutral to frame can be modified so the neutral is floating, or separate from the frame and generator ground. If the neutral connection (bond) to frame can be removed, if the manufacturer supports this, it’s usually the best solution as it would result in a “floating neutral” generator and would be ideal for connecting to most transfer switches.

If the generator manufacturer does not support modifying the generator to remove the bond between neutral and ground/frame, the system can be setup to meet all codes by using a neutral switching transfer switch. A “non-separately derived system” is where the generator neutral is floating, and its neutral is always interconnected with the neutral for the utility – this is the most common way backup systems are setup – including automatic backup systems.

If you need to isolate the neutral then you need to use a GFI type transfer switch such as the Reliance Controls "X" series switches.....see link for details

GFI Transfer Switches

Note: Typically these switches are not required unless the 120/240v outlet on the generator is GFI protected which is found on Professional generators such as the Generac "XP" models and not the "XG" model.

The fact that a generator has a bonded-neutral does not rule out compatibility with 2-pole transfer switches, which make up the majority of all transfer switches. The only time that a portable generator will not function with a 2-pole transfer switch is if the generator has a bonded-neutral AND there is a GFCI breaker or GFCI mechanism protecting the receptacle being used to connect the generator to the transfer switch. Most 120/240v generator receptacles are not GFCI protected.

National Code does not require switching the neutral in general, but arguably the neutral should be switched when using a bonded generator based on how the system is setup and defined as a whole. Any time a bonded-neutral generator is connected through a transfer switch to a house wiring system, what results are two neutral-to-ground bond points: one at the main panel and one at the generator. This can be construed as having two bond points in the electrical system, even though the portable generator is not part of the system, and therefore one of the bond points should be removed (or a transfer device implemented that isolates the neutral).

Having two bond points in this scenario creates 'dual paths' on the ground and neutral between the generator and the house panel, aka "ground loop", meaning the ground wire from the generator to the house panel will share some of the return power with the neutral wire. This leads to a very small amount of voltage on the ground wire between the generator and house panel. It can be argued by an installer or authority that this power on the ground is objectionable, and a special neutral switching setup might be mandated. This is also why if there is a GFCI breaker protecting the generator receptacle, it will sense this power being lost on the neutral (to the ground) and will trip every time the generator is connected, even under No load.

* If the generator does not have a GFCI protecting the in-use receptacle, there will not be a trip and the generator will power circuits successfully. Now it’s just a question of whether having this setup is acceptable to the home owner, installer and authority if applicable.
Using bonded generators without switching the neutral has been a common application for many years, regardless of how the code is interpreted, but about 10 years ago generators started adding GFCI's (per OSHA job site requirements) and wiring them into the larger receptacles, which will limit their applications when used at homes. The 2014 code will require new generators to have built in GFCI’s, but only on the 15/20 amp 120 volt outlets, which in most cases are not being used to power a transfer switch. If we look at all of the portable generators that are bonded neutral, and then separate the models WITH a GFCI breaker protecting the 120/240 outlet, the percentage of these generators is extremely small. These are the only generators that will functionally require a 3-pole transfer switch that breaks the neutral.

Breaking the neutral with a “3-pole” (neutral switching) transfer device eliminates the ground loop (dual paths) between the generator and house panel created by having two bond points, and will eliminate the problem of the GFCI breaker tripping creating a “separately derived system” where the generator neutral is never common with the utility neutral.

I hope this information was helpful.
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James B.
Bridgewater, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/8/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Value
After spending a week without power and needing to rely on the generosity of a neighbor to power a fridge and sump pump after Super Storm Sandy in New Jersey, I decided to buy this generator. I had an electrician do the wiring and now feel fairly prepared if in the same situation again. Since purchasing this, have used it several times. The power is still shaky almost a year after Sandy, and goes out fairly regularly. I had done a lot of research before purchasing this generator and am very... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: I Only Bought One
James Recommends This Generac Product
James Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great vendor, great price, great products. Would highly recommend."
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Steve S.
Presque Isle, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/10/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Portable Generator For Power Outage Protection
Consulted with electrician regarding the size requirements for an portable generator. He recommended 7500 KW and above. The Generac product had good reviews and a moderate price for this power rating. Purchased the generator with lift gate service and the delivery person even moved it into our garage for assembly. Assembly was quick and easy. Unit started without any issues. Have not had a chance to use it beyond a test run. Unit was quieter than expected. Fuel gauge calibration appears to be... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Steve Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Steve,
Due to the design of the tank and the basic float that is used, the fuel gauges are not 100% accurate. They are able to give you a general idea of how much fuel is in the tank.
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Steve Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The lift gate service offering is great!"
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James
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 7500e
The product was indicated in stock and unlike many other web stores, it actually was. Direct shipped the unit right away. Shipping options gave me the option to have the generator on a lower tail gate truck which I paid a little extra. The truck arrived and actually was a lower tail gate truck! The item arrived in excellent shape. The generator is excellent. Some slight assembly was required. I put the oil and gas in the unit, fired up right away. The construction of the Generac 7500E is... more
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John P.
Little Rock, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/27/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Did Not Produce Electricity
Fired right up, but does not generate electricity. Had to place a warranty call on a brand new unit - very disappointing! Poor quality control, according to the repair tech... He said the wrong sized brushes were installed at the factory, and there's no way it could have been successfully tested before being shipped.

Waiting to get the generator back, it's been a week. Not happy!!

BTW, I've since heard that Generac has been sold to another company and the quality has gone downhill.... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
Hello

We are sorry to hear you had an issue with the Generac generator you purchased. My suggestion would be to contact Generac directly with your concerns since they manufacture and warranty the product. They can be reached at 888-436-3722. Generac has not been sold to another company I can assure you of that.

Thank You
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John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Telephone support (Jose) was very helpful. Gave me local service companies to call for warranty repair, where Generac only gave me companies in "nearby towns". I think the Generac will work okay for me, but I'm very disappointed at having to place a warranty call before I've even used it."
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Philomena Roof
Wantagh, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/16/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Put Gas In & It Leaked Out Because Of Factory Defect!!!!
My husband followed the directions and did everything he was supposed to do but when he put the gas in the tank, it started leaking all over our patio and you can see that the gasket was half out where it was leaking. Now I'm being told that we have to transport this 200 lb item to a service center. HOW? We do not own trucks, we are senior citizens/Sandy victims and we cannot send this back because it has had gasoline in it. I will write an addendum to this review if they make good on their... more
Cons: Unreliable
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Philomena,
We apologize that you're having issues with your generator. Many service centers will pick up your generators for a small fee if you're unable to bring them in on your own.
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Ron R.
Coudersport, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/28/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For My Rural Area
I currently have a smaller generator that I use to run my sump pump, freezer / refrigerator and other small electronics in the house. I purchased this generator for 2 main reasons: a much more powerful generator and electric start. Once installed, this generator not only powers all the previous things mentioned but most everything else in my house without missing a beat.

Full house up and running on first test with microwave, sump pump and most everything else running. No more... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Ron Recommends This Generac Product
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/19/13
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product, Fast Delivery
The generator arrived in 2 or 3 days in good condition. It's pretty easy to put together, although the drawings of the bolts are a little hard to read, and I put some bolts in the wrong places. That's a credit to my stupidity - I don't blame the instructions. It started right up after assembly, and the 220 power worked fine through to my transfer switch. (I haven't run it under full load yet, though.) The one thing I don't like about it is the placement of the battery and the connecting... more
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Steve
Dutchess County, NY
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved From Superstorm Sandy
I bought the Generac model 5942 7500kW unit right after Hurricane Irene in August of 2011 left us with no power for five days. The 5942 is identical to the 5943 except it does not have electric start. It has a recoil start, which I wanted because I didn't want to be bothered with battery maintenance. I hooked mine up through a ten-circuit Reliance transfer panel and 30A receptacle. It starts right up with one or two pulls.

A few words of advice: Do not store this generator with a full tank... more
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John T.
Quinton, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/16/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator
Overall, we were very pleased with your product and shipping, except you failed to mention the followings:
1. Delivery truck driver does not help unloading.
In this case, the truck driver was more than helpful to unload the generator.
2. The wheels were not factory installed.
John Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
For easier unloading, we suggest using the "Free" Lift Gate option during checkout. Also, wheels on portable generators are never factory installed. Shipping them unattached provided the most protection to the generator and wheels.
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John F.
Weare, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/15/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac Gp7500e
This generator is replacing a 18 year old 5000 watt Coleman Powermate, which worked when I needed it.

I added a few circuits so I upgraded to 7500 Watts. The auto starter worked. Comes in handy for the wife to start. Definitely quieter than my Powermate. Voltages maintain properly. Ran for 3 hrs with no load. Test okay. Test with load. test okay.

Ran fuel out of carburetor and gas tank to prevent needle from sticking and starting problems which causes fuel to leak out of carburetor, it... more
John Recommends This Generac Product
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Gerald B.
Erhard, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/28/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac Electric Generator
Our generator works great at the farm.

The one thing we'd like to see added is an exhaust pipe that would adapt to a pipe to extend the exhaust outside.
Gerald Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Gerald,
If you're using your generator inside, please stop immediately!

Running a gas generator indoors is extremely dangerous and deadly. Make sure you only run it outside, away from any windows or doors at all times.
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Peter
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/20/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New - No Emergency Yet
1. Shipping and lift gate service was perfect.
2. Setup was a breeze.
3. Started on the first crank.
4. Ready to go, very pleased!

Suggestion for Generac - Put the type of oil on the
container so the customers knows what to put
in the next time (i.e. 10w-30, 30 weight).
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store, Features
Cons: None That I Have Found
Peter Recommends This Generac Product
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/7/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleased With Generac Gp6500e 5943
We live on a dead-end road, heavily wooded, and we experience our fair share of outages due to trees falling on the overhead power lines. I can safely say that we are not novices when it comes to being out of power and using a generator for back up.

Our most recent multi-day outage occurred in the late-June/early-July time period. We endured a 4.5 day outage from the storm that hit the mid-Atlantic states using our old green 10HP Coleman Powermate 5kw generator. During this latest outage... more
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William G.
Ocean Park, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/25/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy
I bought my generator about 3 weeks ago. When it arrived I put it together, added gas and oil and it started right up. A couple of days ago our power went out and I got to use the generator. It worked great, no problems. Wife was very happy.
William Recommends This Generac Product
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Stephen L.
Cleveland, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator And Service
At 200 lbs, moving the crated generator around was cumbersome . Machine was well packaged and instructions clear. The machine was much easier to move around once put together and out of the box. It started the second I hit the start switch and ran like a top. I plugged in my daughters hair dryer to test the outlets and got nothing.

I reread directions to make sure it was not the operator error my wife was betting on. It was not. We tried a few more appliances. Nothing. I was not a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Stephen Recommends This Generac Product
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Charles S.
Crane Hill, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/3/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Generator!
After unboxing the GP7500E, I had it running within 45 minutes. Then over the next 4 hours, I shut it down & started it manually & electrically 5 or 6 times. Never a problem! Several days later I shut down the power to my house, started the generator, hooked it to my transfer switch, engaged the breakers and ran everything in the house for 5 hours without a glitch. I am a very happy camper! Thanks PED!!
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Tony R.
Tullytown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
5943 & Reliance 10 Breaker Transfer Box Did It All
Bought this unit prior to Hurricane Sandy and did not dissapoint... 3 days without power and it was Hotel living here at home with all the circuits the 5943 Powered.The real test was going to be if we lost power in the summer as we had not tried to power our 24,000 BTU living room AC yet...

A few weeks ago a storm knocked power out for 24 hours.We had the AC running all day along with all the other 8 or 9 circuits... My concern was what would happen when the Refrigerator and the AC... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Tony Recommends This Generac Product
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Michael P.
Kent, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/26/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
More Than I Expected
Just got my new generator out for an initial test after wiring it through a watt meter and 30 amp breaker with interlock switch. More power than I had expected and not as loud. On sale made it a fantastic offer too good to pass up.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Michael Recommends This Generac Product
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George
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I just purchased this generator for the next power outage. I opened the box did the minor assembly put in the motor oil and gas. Pressed the start switch and it started right up. I connected to my 30amp power inlet to my Square D transfer switch and it powered everything connected without even a change . I think it would power the whole house. If it keeps working as good during an actual outage, It's better than I expected.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Fast
George Recommends This Generac Product
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Bob D.
Port Charlotte, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/5/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Happy
Tailgate delivery to inside my garage was well worth the extra cost. Easy to assemble. Battery would not start, but one easy pull did. Charge battery and it works fine.

Mine is an all electric house and generator powers most everything except central air. It will even handle clothes dryer, two burners on the stove or water heater separately, if you go light on everything else.

Easy to store and move.

Cons: Fuel gauge is not very accurate and despite a good size muffler, it is... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Loud
Bob Recommends This Generac Product
Bob Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything was flawless!"
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Larry
White Hall, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/27/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943 Generator
This has been a great generator so far. Have not used it yet during a power outage but after the electricians got it plugged into the house, we tested it. It will run the water heater and the well pump at the same time. It was easy to assemble once delivered and has been great to move around the garage on its built in cart.
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John V.
Colchester, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/2/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Upset
I purchased a generator from your company, model no. GP7500NG, days after Hurricane Irene in September, 2011. It was not used until the following snow storm on October 29, 2011. I had the generator professionally installed according to the manufacturer instructions. Minutes after the generator was running, I noticed the lights were brightly lit and our laptop started to smoke. I IMMEDIATELY shut the generator down only to find that it had shorted my refrigerator, furnace and laptop all out.... more
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Leonard Y.
Bonita Springs, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/1/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
Living on the west coast of Florida, it is only when and not will, we lose power for an extended period of time. We are now protected with our Generac 5943 - 7500 watt generator. Our electrician made the modifications to our home power box in less than an hour. The generator was prepared for operation and the testing was successful. Power was smooth and the generator is not as noisy as I expected. We feel we have a little more security in our home.
Pros: Easy To Use
Leonard Recommends This Generac Product
Leonard's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The tailgate option is wonderful. The driver placed the unit directly into my garage"
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Paul
Hartsdale, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/31/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
03
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Faulty Generator
My story is not good---I received a generator that registers empty when the gas tank is full---also when the throttle is set at full, the machine runs exactly like when I turn off the gas at the end of use just before it goes off..I was told by generac that they will not send a new machine...rather that i should have the unit serviced....I have not used the unit for any emergencies...NOT HAPPY
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Carl Y.
Wausau, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/17/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product, Better Price
I took delivery of the Generac 5943 from the delivery company three days after I ordered it. I assembled it, (all of 45 mins) added oil/gas and fired it up. Started and ran as one would expect.

After running it for several hours over a few days, I finally hooked it up to my 10 circuit manual transfer switch. I cut power to my residence and flipped the 10 transfer breakers to "gen" mode. It ran all circuits that include my 240 v well pump, two refrigerators/freezers and one... more
Carl Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Carl,
Thank you for providing us with your positive review! If you haven't done so already, please be sure to initiate your product's warranty coverage by registering the unit with Generac Nation via the following link: http://www.generac.com/generac-nation-sign-up?cid=frm-105-aa . If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Again, we thank you for your thoughtful feedback.
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Clarence R.
Windsor, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943 Purchase
Replaced a 5500 W portable with this 5943. I like the construction, lift lever and electric start. I was getting to old to continue manually cranking my prior generator with the 11 hp motor.

I already have it set up to run my house when current is out. (I will not be running any 220 appliances.) Delivery was quick and easy.
Clarence Recommends This Generac Product
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Lucien R.
Glen Allen, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/22/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Needed
I was looking to trade up from my pull-start generator as I got older. My Coleman PowerMate was reliable but very tough to start. My new Generac is exactly what I wanted. Though we have not had power outages since I got it, I have been most impressed with how easy it starts and runs.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Lucien Recommends This Generac Product
Lucien Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love your website and all of the comparative information and insights you provide. It is very easy to navigate. I also like that shipping is included in the price. Delivery was very quick as promised, setup was easy...this was a great buying experience."
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Joseph
Chester, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/5/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome!!!!!
I have my well, furnace, fridge, microwave and almost every light / outlet in the house powered through a Reliance Control 10 circuit 30310A switch. I bought this after Sandy left me and my family without power for 4 days and haven't had to use it yet. I did perform a test and literally had everything mentioned above running at the same time and my 7500 watt electric start Generac portable generator had no problems. If I recall, the watt meters on the switch were hanging around 1500 - 2000... more
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Steven
Milford, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/27/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Service Is Number One With Electric Generators Direct.
Every time I called the service dept.was always able to answer my questions on the type of generator I needed, everybody was very helpful, and the generator was delivered on time
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Floyd D.
Grosse Tete, LA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/13/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
We Are Very Pleased With Our 75ooe Generator
we have had 2 different generators prior to ordering the Generac, 5943, so we were kind of concern about what we may receive from this generator... Oh , what a great treat we had when we started up the generac and it cranked on the first attempt...we also find that it wasn't as noisy as the other two we had...

Our electricity has went out twice since buying this Generac, sure felt nice to just go and fire it up.
We appreciated the electric generators direct quick and mannerable way of... more
Floyd Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Floyd,
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback. Feel free to drop by any of our other sites like Mowers Direct, Snow Blowers Direct, Leaf Blowers Direct, and the other many great sites we have on PowerEquipmentDirect.com to serve your outdoor power equipment needs. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Mike
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/25/13
REVIEWED
APR.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
M.a.k.
My wife and I live in an area prone to fire. Last year a fire took out 75 electric poles and, needless to say, power was interupted. We decided then to purchase a reliable, easy staring generator for such future events and so that when our power is out, we will be able to supply power to our well and continue to fill fire fighting riggs.

In the process of rewiring our well this winter to transfer over from line power to a generator power, we are most pleased that the generator starts... more
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Todd
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/5/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Jury Is Out, But I Am Definitely One Of The 1%'ers
I will add more to this when I have been through the warranty claim. For now though, I am one of the unlucky recipients of a poorly idling motor...brand new, assembled correctly with the right amount of oil...the engine purrs at high RPM with the choke fully engaged, but when you drop it back to idle (after the motor is warm) it sputters and blows black smoke.

I think the carb needs adjusting as it may be too rich. But what a pain in the ass that I buy a Brand new generator just to have to... more
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Mike
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Lucky Rabbit's Foot
My wife and I had become tired of living with the recent storm related power outages. No light, heat, water. Using camping gear to get by. Enough is enough. After a recent storm I searched local stores and discovered that the desired larger output generators were out of stock and restocking was on back order 10-12 weeks out. I went online and discovered Electric Generators Direct. The generator I wanted was in stock and available for immediate shipping. Very convenient and efficient... more
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Scott
Plymouth, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Portable Generator
Enjoy my generator after 4 days with no power, I finally broke down and purchased one. Very pleased with the correspondence, price and shipping. All positive experience with this company and would recommend in the future.
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Ed
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/30/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Ordered this generator the end of December. Was on backorder for middle of January, but again was backordered till beginning of February which was not a big deal since the weather has cooperated. Generator was delivered on February 4th. Delivery was fine, no problems, truck driver was very helpful. I put together the generator and had it running in about 45 mins. of delivery. Ranthe generator for about 15 min. everything seems to be ok, waiting for a real outage to see what this baby can do!
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Bill
Bristol, RI
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New England Blizzard
This is truly a strong generator. I ran it for 8 hours straight then off for 4 hours. Repeated that for 2 days. This beast ran 2 boilers, 3 ref. 2 freezers, 3 televisions, computers and microwaves and at least 6 lights I ran 2 houses with this unit. No problems yet. I would like to have seen a inline gas filter in i. I will install one in near future. Good product for the price.
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Delanie
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product
The product was delivered on schedule, and assembled without major difficulty. I added oil & gas, started it with a pre-charged battery; it works fine.

I tested the generator's ability to carry the house's electric circuits I planned, everything worked fine. It's not as noisy as my neighbor's, or even as I expected.

I'm happy with the entire purchase at this point.
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Ed K.
Trumbull, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/22/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Received With Bent Escutcheon, But Not A Problem
Shipping went well except for a bent escutcheon that has no effect on the operation of the unit which worked flawlessly for 6 days straight during the Hurricane Sandy power outage here in Connecticut.

It runs great but here are some minor issues

1. They tell you drain the tank when storing generator but you can't get a siphon hose in the gas tank filler cap due to the filter blocking the access;
2. The battery is dinky, and the connections are poorly designed;
3. The manual is not... more
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Tony
Bucks County, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy From Pa Continued
I would like to add an addition to my November 5, 2012 post:

If your considering a Transfer switch to buddy up with the Generac 7500 model, the Reliance Q310C is the way to go. It has interchangeable breakers, which helped us power all the rooms and circuits I mentioned in the previous post.

We did use the 20amp double pole for a 24,000 BTU wall AC but the 30-amp breaker in the transfer switch was not needed since we don't have an electric hot water tank. So it was pulled out and two... more
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Paul
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/22/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Had The Carb Leak Gas As Well
I was hesitant to buy this one because of a few reviews that mentioned a carb fuel leak. But I knew this had received favorable reviews for the majority and it was the right price and size. Plus I figured that the carb leak had been reported enough that they probably would have corrected it in the manufacturing process by now. Well not so. I got this 8/29/2012 and am sorry to say I happened to be one of the proud few to have the leaky carb. I pulled it out of the box, did the minimal bit... more
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Dave
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cautiously Optimistic
I researched many many generators before settling on this unit. The unit shipped as planned and the few parts that need assembling when together fairly easily. I charged the battery and once the fuel valve and choke were properly set, the unit started right up. My electrician tested the voltage output (as I had read some people had problems in this area) and he found everything was correct. We did a load test by connecting it to my transfer switch and ran a few heavy loads with no problem. ... more
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Joseph
Catawissa, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/9/11
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built Model For The Price
Unit was sized to match the 30 amp 240 volt backup generator power system my electrician installed when my house was upgraded from 60 amp service (house built in 1958) to now 200 amps recently. Test run all the basic's (heat, water pump, light's, fridge, sump pump, TV, etc.) and no problems.

I wanted a generator that had enough power, but not over-sized which will be wasting gasoline and unusable watts.

If I was running the generator for more than a backup house power system like a... more
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Jeff W.
Durand, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/20/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Use It For My Home
Easy to put together, Hooked batt. up, started right up. Wish you had a better cover for it I read the reviews about the one's you offer' but I will look around for a better cover. It is Quite for it's size', good price Truck dropped it at my door. hope I don't have to use it' but I am sure it will do the job.
Jeff Recommends This Generac Product
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Ed Lekanides
Pleasant Valley, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/13/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Machine But Servicing It Is A Nightmare
Good machine but simple service, changing spark plug, is a nightmare. Started easily and ran well for 2+ years, Only had to use once but started it at regular intervals. Made mistake of believing fuel stabilizers work forever. This season tried to start with no luck.

Tried changing spark plug. The side panel and gas tank obstruct access to spark pug hole. Got plug out with some difficulty. No luck putting new one in. Besides obstructed access plug hole is at an angle. Had to drain gas tank,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Difficult To Service
Ed Recommends This Generac Product
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Bruce D.
Mims, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/7/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
It is fairly compact to be so powerful. It was not as quiet as I hoped. I still have to wear headphones when I am near.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Bruce Recommends This Generac Product
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Chuck
Coleman, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 7500 W Electric Start
Very satisfied so far. I got EXACTLY what I ordered. Far above the other Generators when you dig into details. I checked with electrical folks who know only one name comes up. Generac
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Rick
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/14/13
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Prompt Delivery
Great generator. Started right up. My electrician hooked it up to the panel and the whole house lit up. Fantastic....
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Allan
Lunenburg, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/27/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp7500e Review
After doing some research, I was in the hunt to purchase a Generac generator and found Electric Generators Direct. The price was lower and the expected availability was sooner than most places that I visited. To tell you the truth I was a bit concerned about the date of availability as most places said they would not have them for about two months or more. I thought this might be a case of purchase and a constant update of availability delays but that was not so. I purchased the generator... more
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Anton
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/19/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Anton Power And Light
Nice prompt delivery. Easy to put wheels and feet on. Started right up. Showed wife how to start no problem.
Still need to have friend come over and wire up transfer switch. Happily retired power plant worker now with my own
power and light.
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Aj
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/4/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful Delivery Experience
I have not had a chance to try out my new generator yet.
But I must praise the R&L driver who delivered it to me yesterday.
Before I could even ask him to move it into my garage.
The driver asked me to open my garage door so that he could move it inside.
The driver then placed the 200 pound plus generator in exactly the spot I had cleared out in my garage and then slid it off the pallet for me.
What a wonderful experience!
If the generator works as well as the delivery, I'm... more
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Phil W.
Greenfield, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Took Me 2 Years To Decide
I live in Western Massachusetts, and we don't often get slammed with power outages, but they have been occuring with more frequency.

With the October snowstorm last year, then the hurricane this year, I decided to take action and buy a generator. I like to research things to death, and after weighing all the pros and cons with other makes and sizes, I settled upon the Generac 7500 (GP7500E).

It was a good fit for the frequency of outages we have, and I can run the vast majority of my... more
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Richard
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/12/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Experience...
The purchase and delivery was a good experience. The generator was delivered on time. The set up and assembly was easy. I added a little gas, pushed the starter and I had my own electric company.

I tested each of the four outlets and the output was consistent at 122 volts. My plan is to use the generator during extended power outages to run key appliances, heaters, TV, and some lights.

The only flaw, upon reading the instruction booklet, is that Generac recommends 20 amp. extension... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Richard,
We need to remind folks that not using the cables recommended by Generac may pose a safety hazard, and may affect your warranty; please be careful!
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Bill W.
Tampa, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Privides Power A Plenty
Roof Top A/C for a specialized skin treatment Mercedes Benz Sprinter using a very unique piece of equipment that must be kept cool. The Generac generator will provide that power source all day long while the unit is in service. The 7500 starts every time and my only complaint is: it needs one (1) more 30 AMP outlet.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Store, Light Weight
Bill Recommends This Generac Product
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Ed S.
Newfield, ME
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/25/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Unimpressed
Generator arrived later than expected. Wouldn't start. Called EGD. Was told to contact Generac for warranty service locations. Call their suggested service center, that center laughed and said" that'll teach you to buy online" Unimpressed. How does a 60 yr old get a 200 lb generator in the back of a Subaru wagon alone? Finally figured out why generator wouldn't start. Solved problem myself. Runs okay. Still not impressed with Generac or EGD response.
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Ed,
Sorry to hear about the problem with your generator. We are an Authorized Generac Dealer and even though we are an online company the unit is covered under Generac's warranty and any Authorized Service Center listed on their website needs to service the unit regardless if it was purchased online. If this was the response you received from the service center I would notify Generac since they are obligated to repair the unit.

The most common solution that I have seen with starting the generator is that the first initial start will need to have a "Full" tank of gas. Many times people will just put in a gallon or less and according the Generac this will not work. Another thing to check would be the spark plug and air filter. Because we do not service them it is hard to know the more common solutions to getting them started.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ed,
I'm sorry that you had issues getting your generator appropriately serviced by an independent authorized service provider. Whenever diagnostic work and/or associated services are needed, we would recommend contacting an independent authorized service provider in your local area. A list of applicable servicing options can be obtained online, by using your local postal code for searching purposes via the following link: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator?category=1-?cid=socialmedia-Resi-Locator. If at any time you wish to obtain further assistance, in hopes of getting your unit properly serviced, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at our 24/7 Customer Support line, at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Salvatore F.
Valhalla, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
As always every step of your process from order to delivery so - so smooth. Thank you.
Salvatore Recommends This Generac Product
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Alan P.
Trumbull, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/10/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generators Direct Buying Experience
I can only comment at this point in time on the buying experience. It was as simple and easy as ordering a product from any other major online retailer. Communication on the order and shipping status were solid. The equipment arrived undamaged and in 100% good condition from a reputable carrier exactly on time.

The unit is a good one as I purchased it based on the recommendation of my electrician and other personally know users. It started without any issues and runs well. However, it has... more
Alan Recommends This Generac Product
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James P.
Frenchtown, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Backup Generator
I purchased this generator from Power Equipment Direct on a Monday afternoon. It was delivered Friday four days later. Easy to assemble and started right up. Highly recommend the electric start feature. I have not used it yet. Actually if i don't ever use it that only means the electric company is doing their job right.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Features
James Recommends This Generac Product
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Richard M.
Fall River, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/22/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Excellent machine. I would highly recommend this machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Richard Recommends This Generac Product
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Thomas B.
Wakefield, RI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/7/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Living in New England has become very challenging.... Snow storms and hurricanes have become an annual event. Our need for a generator became a necessity.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, High Quality
Cons: Can't Think Of One As I Have Not Put It Into Use
Thomas Recommends This Generac Product
Thomas Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Put hours into research and networking. The Generac came out on top in all areas. Price, size and convenience were our priorities. The Generac seems to have met all our criterion, albeit we have not used it during an event as of this review."
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Henn L.
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/26/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
We Like The Generator
The generator was easy to assemble. After an electrician installed a manual Transfer Switch, we turned the generator on and checked out its performance. It worked flawlessly.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Henn Recommends This Generac Product
Henn Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Unit was shipped promptly."
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Dave
New Freedom, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/1/13
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Complete Satisfaction
I ordered my generator from EGD based on the recommendation of my electrician. It came when promised and it was easy to assemble the wheels and handle. It started immediately. Finally, my electrician returned and made the modifications to my electrical panel and installed the outside plug for the generator input. We started the generator with the electric starter and then flipped off the main breaker, allowing us to flip on the branch breaker that the generator feeds into. Instantly, power... more
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Gary
Beekman, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/2/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Got My Generator
Good price, delivery right on schedule. Put it together, started right up. One happy owner!
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Mike
Ludlow, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/15/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready
Shipped sooner than expected. Easy assembly and started on first pull. All set for the next outage.
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/2/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Purchase
I recently purchased a Generac 7500kw generator for emergency back-ups. The item was back-ordered when I ordered it so I had to be patient for arrival - but it did arrive in time for the Northeast Blizzard. I highly recommend buying the optional tail-gate service - the delivery person rolled the 200+lb package right into my garage.

The unit was in great shape out of the box. Be prepared to assemble the unit: wheels, pull handle and connect the battery - all of these steps were clearly... more
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Peter
Hopewell JCT, NY
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Generator Ever
Love it, Never been with out power again. The GP7500E runs my whole house (I mean the whole house.) The best thing I ever purchased. I would tell everyone to get a Generac Generator.
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Kurt
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/18/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac
Great service, very knowledgeable, easy set up and runs great. Though I haven't had a power outage yet. I do run it weekly to break it in. Thanks
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John
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/25/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943 Review
Happy!!!
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David
Oxford, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/13/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dear Generac
Generator started up fine. Haven't been without power, but ran it for a while and runs smooth. Thanks for the quick delivery. Will take good care of it.
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William
Lakeville, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/16/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Installation
Ours was delivered the day before we were leaving on vacation, and we missed the big blizzard here in the NorthEast. When we returned, set up was easy, just needed a buddy to help with moving it to the basement walkout, where our electrician installed a box for convenient plug-in. Putt on the wheels, handle, etc, added oil and gas , and it started on the first try! We're now ready for the next outage.
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Steve
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/18/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Irene And Super Storm Sandy
I bought this after hurricane Irene and for some time afterward I wondered whether I had over reacted. Then came hurricane/super storm Sandy which knocked out our power for 2 weeks. I broke out my generator' filled it with gas, pushed the button and it started right up. I had TV, internet, 2 refrigerators, lights and even coffee in the morning. I no longer questioned whether I had over reacted. Other then having trouble getting enough gas the generator worked like a charm with power to... more
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Lewis
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/15/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy
I put the wheels on.
I put the oil in.
I put in a little gas, 1 pull, started right up.
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Bob
Stony Brook, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/24/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
New Generator
I received generator in excellent condition. Set-up was easy. The only complaint is that the engine oil that was packaged with the generator has no identifying specs on the label.

I was told on the help line that the oil is 30wt, however, if its below 40 degrees, you should service the generator with 5-30.
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Mark
Ridgefield, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/24/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally Ready For The Next Storm
Generator was back ordered, but I received notification of availability earlier than expected. Some minor problems with shipping- shipping company would only give eight hour window- not the customary four, so you basically have to be prepared to forfeit a full day waiting for the delivery. Shipping company also had an incorrect delivery address, by having the wrong city.

The driver called mid-route to say he was having problems finding the house. When my wife corrected him, he said no... more
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Will
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/28/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
“remote Area Surcharge”
Purchase was for office use and there has not been an occasion to use it yet.
Easy to put together and easy to maneuver. I have worked with Generac in the past and I am sure it will be ok.

I do have a complaint about the “Remote Area Surcharge”. I find it laughable that a commercial address with in 45 minutes of the largest city in the United States is considered “remote”. So much for free shipping.
But still a good price. Just think they should drop the free shipping.
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Charlie
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/7/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind Knowing You Are Prepared
I ordered my Generac GP 7500E to run most of my house. Paired it with a Reliance Controls 30amp 10 circuit transfer switch. Just installed everything last weekend. Now I am just waiting for the next outage :-) I was tired of all the outages that seemed to be affecting my area. One of the outages was super storm Sandy. I was really lucky as I did not have any damage, just lost power.

Generator has an electric start and started immediately. When I tried to turn it off it just kept... more
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Scott
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandy Strikes
I ordered this generator about 10 days before Sandy hit NJ. I got a call from the shipping company about 3 days after the storm saying they would be there the next day. The truck couldn't get down my street because of all the downed trees so we agreed to meet at a restaurant parking lot about 1/2 mile away. The driver was great about helping me get it in the van.

The setup is pretty easy and the generator started right away.
We were out of power for 2 weeks so this was a lifesaver.... more
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Joe A
Poughquag, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Gp7500e
I have the Generac GP7500E since November 2012.
So far no problems although I haven't used it much.
I have it back fed to the main panel using a manual Interlock Kit.
It is easily handled all my necessary circuits including the well pump, oil burner furnace with hot water baseboard heat circulator, refrigerator, freezer, TV, lights, computer, etc.
I haven't had to use the kitchen appliances yet but I'm confident I could use at least one at a time.
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Jack
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointed - But I'll Live !!
I bought the GP7500E. There was no sign at all of any freight damage pertaining to the box. I opened it to get it up and running, and did the oil, gas etc. I tried to start it with electric start and there was nothing. The wiring harness (male, female plug ) was broken and dangling by a strand of wire. So just to start it I used the pull start - it fired up on first pull which was cool.

Anyway I called Generac, they told me to take it to an authorized repair dealer. I couldn't return because... more
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Paul
Woodbridge, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
7500 Watts Of Fun
After experiencing another agonizing power outage, we finally bit the bullet and got our house wired for a generator.

The search was on, then, for a generator. I looked at home standby and determined that the few steps involved with firing up a gas-powered, mobile unit was a fair tradeoff for the significantly reduced price.

This unit was easy to assemble, offered sufficient bang for the buck, and offered an electric startup which I really wanted. It was easy to assemble, fires up... more
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Denis A.
Scarsdale, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Generator Was A Life Saver
I was without power during Hurricane Sandy for 3 days. The house was at 57°F and the temperature was dropping. W got the generator on the 4th day. The delivery guy dropped off the generator exactly where I asked him to. Assembly took about 10 minutes. I put in the oil and gas and it fired up no problem.

I ran it for about 15 hours total until we finally got power back. No problems - what a life saver. I had the transfer switch installed before the generator arrived so everything was smooth.... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Denis,
Please remember to do the oil changes described in your Owner's Manual.
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Tony R.
Bucks County, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy From Pennsylvania
Well, we all know the damage that was done here in PA and the Jersey shore...fortunately, no damage to our home.

I bought the 7500 watt, electric-start model last year after the Tropical storm which caused flooding in our basement and power outage for couple days. I also hooked up the 10 breaker/interchangeable transfer switch at the same time. Needless to say, both pieces of equipment worked flawlessly... We lost power for 4 full days.

After this LIVE test run for 3 days, this is my... more
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David R.
Pound Ridge, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/14/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Unreliable During Hurricane Sandy!
Having just purchased it and using it for the first time during this past week during Hurricane Sandy, I was extremely upset when it stopped running in the middle of night six. I checked all areas of it and finally was able to reach a Generac Rep at a local hardware store. I got the number from Google. The Generac site told me they were available Monday thru Friday even in the midst of the biggest storm to ever hit the Northeast Coast! Unbelievable! The Rep walked me through a troubleshooting... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
David,
We hope you followed the Owner's Manual instruction to change the oil after the first 30 hour break-in period (page 11), and changed the oil every 100 hours of operation (page 10 & 11), as well as checking the oil every time you added gas. Skipping the recommended service intervals may affect the performance of the generator and the low oil sensor system.

You will also need to clean the air filter at 200 hours (page 10)- about 8 days into 24/7 operation.

You may also want to add a filter screen to your gas supply to keep debris from clogging the system again.

These steps will go a long way towards getting the best performance from your generator.
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Rich
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/9/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
Well, I bought this beast just in time for Hurricane Sandy to come knocking on my door. It arrived 3 days before the storm hit and I have to say it was a life saver.

I immediately installed it and the install was an absolute cinch. I hooked this bad boy up, gave it some oil and gas, and it ran like a champ.

Thankfully it was powerful enough to run basically everything in my house; but in order to conserve gas I only ran the essentials. I'm actually writing this review right now thanks... more
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John
Woodbridge, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator!
My wife and I purchased this generator, along with an inlet box and an interlock kit to be able to plug it in to our house, after losing power for several days this spring to the famous "Derecho" in the DC area.

When Hurricane Sandy hit, we had two different power outages due to fallen trees, and this generator performed with flying colors. We have a rather large house, and we decided against a whole-house system due to the massive installation costs and propane usage. This... more
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Joey T.
Merrick, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Install & Easy To Use
Coded wires make it extremely easy to install. The unit is built with top quality materials. The cable is nice and solid.

However, the cable that came with the package is only 20 ft. long, but the specs say 25 ft. When I searched Reliance brand cables, they actually don’t have a 25 ft size. I think the description on the website is a typo.
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Joey,
We checked with the folks at Reliance, and they apologize for the error- that kit is supposed to come with a 25 foot cable. We've already emailed you, asking you to give us a call so Reliance can ship the longer cable out to you with a return tag for the short cable.

Reliance is also working to update their website to include the 25 foot cable- thank you for letting them know!
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Steve
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/17/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
18
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Well, It Makes Electricity
The generator arrived, I easily assembled it, gassed it up, started right up. Works exactly as expected, with one small defect. The gas gauge is pinned on empty no matter how much gas is in the tank. It is a small issue, but I would prefer not opening the tank each time I need to check the level.
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James F.
Harrison, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/21/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 7500e
I recently bought a Generac 7500E Generator from Electric Generators Direct. I could not be happier.

It was delivered on time. The driver helped me move it to my site. I gassed it up, put oil in it and it started up immediately. I installed it with a manual transfer switch. (I suggest a Reliance Switch, not a Generac switch. The Reliance is very simple to hook up).

Now I'm ready for a black out!
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Martin
Orlando, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/8/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleasantly Surprised
The generator I recently purchased is all that I had expected, based on the information that was supplied online.

It runs smoothly, is not very loud, but would be better if the decibel level could be reduced even lower.

It is easy to start because of the electric start system and it is being used on a welded base located on a food truck bumper.

The only thing that would make the purchase even better would be if your company sold a more heavy duty weatherproof generator cover. I am... more
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Joe
Commack, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Newly Installed
I purchased the generator several months ago. I finally purchased and installed the transfer switch. Directions were straight forward and very easy to understand. Very satisfied with quality. Now I'm waiting for my first power outage to test everything.
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Rimas
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/29/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Never Missed A Beat
I bought this unit right after tropical storm Irene hit Ct in the summer of '11. Figured after I bought it, I would never need it, right. Well, Ct then had a freak snow storm in October that dropped 15" of wet heavy snow on trees that still had leaves.

Well, I ran this unit for 130 hours non-stop before I had power restored. I ran a 58" plasma tv, direct tv receiver, 1400 watt surround system, microwave, stove/oven, dishwasher, washer, dryer, lights, fridge, freezer! I refilled... more
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David
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/16/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Happy, But!!!!!!!!!!
I purchased the 7500e and obtained a swift delivery. It was ordered sight unseen and I was happy on arrival with the appearance. It was assembled as instructed and I tried the electric start. It was completely dead so I used the supplied charger to charge the battery thinking this was the problem. Well after three or so hours of charging, same result, dead! I started to troubleshoot as I have an understanding of how it should work. Low and behold the wire from the start switch to the solenoid... more
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Dan
Brookfield, MA
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
High Voltage
I read a review on Amazon.com about high voltage...so that was the first item I checked after assembly. Looks like it's not random as I measured 150 volts and 300 volts. Immediately contacted Generac, still no reply after 24 hrs. I'll post the outcome.
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Jack
New Milford, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/31/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Fuel Leaks
I originally gave this generator high marks. I bought 2 7500E units. One for my house and one for my mother's house. The one at my mother's house ran fine for 4 days during the October snow storm here in NJ. I was running the units for approx. 12 hours on and 12 hours off. On the fourth day I shut the unit down and waited an hour to let it cool off while I went out to run some errands. When I came back the gas was leaking onto the ground through the air filter housing from the... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jack,
The GP7500E comes with a 2-Year Warranty from Generac. Always remember to turn your fuel supply off prior to shutting down your generator.
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Dan
Cullman, AL
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Hot, Hot, Hot
Got the unit without problems, assembly was straight forward, fired up and ran without any problems. Had house upgraded to 200 amps and transfer switch installed.

Had estimated watts and felt good that except for central AC we were more than covered. Like another reviewer stated the recent tornadoes prompted the purchase and I felt satisfied we could do all the necessary basics.

Got ready to test fired it up, connected the transfer wire but before I flipped the main off and the transfer... more
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Rob Lemire
Manchester, NH
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp7500e Generator
As a licensed contractor I choose this generator to sell to my customers that just don’t want the hassle of running around and trying to find the best deal or the confusion of which generator is best.

My electrical warehouse stocks this brand, sells this brand and puts their reputation on the line by selling a brand like Generac. My electrical warehouse is very large, larger than my company!

So I take a ton of consideration in that fact alone before I sell this to one of my customers.... more
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Linda B.
Great Meadows, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/19/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exellant!
Fast and free shipping!
Linda Recommends This Generac Product
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Bill C.
Dover, NH
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gp7500e
I have a 7500e, 3 yrs now, have not needed it so far, I heard that a synthetic 5w-30 oil can be used now in these generators year round.
Bill Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Bill,
As long as you're beyond the 25-hour break-in period, a synthetic should fine.
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James N.
Tabernacle, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/25/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Setup And Use
This was easy to setup and use. I have only ran it once to do some basic load testing to make sure when the time comes it could handle the load. While it was running I had forgot to check the miscellaneous things I had plugged in but was presently surprised as this generator could handle everything I loaded on it without even raising the engine above its normal run speed. I hope I never have to use this generator. But if we loose power again I know it can handle whatever I throw at it. The... more
James Recommends This Generac Product
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Hollis H.
Anderson, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/23/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service
Ordered this item and before I knew it the delivery truck was in front of my house.. Couldn't believe the quick service, and appreciate it so much.. I thought something coming by truck would take a long time, and in this case it was just a matter of a few days.

Price was great, far better than I could have purchased it anywhere else. Highly recommend Electric Generators direct.. Thanks guys.. Generator performs as advertised, and was surprised as how quiet it is..
Hollis Recommends This Generac Product
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Philip M.
Clayton, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/29/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value / Works Well
I have had for over three years. Starts right up and works well. Will run 11.5 to 12 hours on 6.5 gallons of gas. Have used 4 different time for over 24 each time.
Philip Recommends This Generac Product
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Bruce D.
Gilford, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/10/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything Was As Stated.
Wanted a portable generator as back up power. Ordering was easy and had the generator in four days, delivery and set up was no big deal. Had a switch installed by electrician and now am ready for any interruption in power. Thanks for making it so easy and all at a very fair price.
Bruce Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert R.
Hartland, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/25/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
Easy to put together, fired right up on 1st push start. Only drawback is it's loud, but it's a generator so what else should one expect.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Thomas E.
Stamford, VT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/20/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Uncrated the generator. Put the oil in (supplied by Generac) poured some gas in and it started in the second crank. Ran real nice.

Great unit
Thomas Recommends This Generac Product
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Frank
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/27/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Decent Generator
Very happy with generator so far. We haven't had it under a big load yet, just a monthly exercise, waiting for the next power outage.I don't think it is that heavy, the handle helps that and it's not really that loud as others have said. IF I were to improve this generator, I would want a watt-meter on it like some of the larger units. I would also feel better if it had an oil filter.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: No Watt-meterno Oil-filter
Frank Recommends This Generac Product
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John E.
Glenmoore, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/25/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service
As promised, the generator works flawlessly and Electric Generators Direct delivered it on time. Great job!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Exceeded Expectations
John Recommends This Generac Product
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Ronnie
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/10/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressed So Far
The generator seems to be a great little machine. Easy to setup. Had it running in just a few minutes after about 30 minutes. It is a lot quieter than my older generator. The only problem was delivery. The company that was shipping it passed it to another shipping company. This wasn't a problem except they did not call 24 hrs. ahead time and they showed up in a big rig that couldn't come down my driveway and there was no lift gate. Maybe that is why it is free. Other than that it was a good... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Quiet
Cons: Shipping
Ronnie Recommends This Generac Product
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Gary B.
Fairless Hills, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/12/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Gp7500e...high Quality, Bring On The Next Storm
I did an extensive amount of research for a high quality/very reliable portable generator to power 2 refrigerators, electric heat pump/AC, some inside lights, T.V. and my electric hot water heater. My search ended at Electric Generators Direct! The deciding factor was their highly decorated business with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, no sales tax, free shipping, very highly rated customer reviews and the best price I've seen for the Generac GP7500E!

Ordering online was very... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store, Features
Gary Recommends This Generac Product
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Carl C.
Londonderry, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/28/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Generator!
Bought a house and wanted a generator in case the power went out. We haven't need to use it yet, but it is very easy to start (especially with the electric start). Seems to be well made. Easy to move with the wheels and handle. I run it for 20-30 minutes a month just to make sure it's ready to go when needed. Looking forward to the first power outage (kind of). Lift gate delivery was great and well worth the extra money.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Quiet
Carl Recommends This Generac Product
Carl Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to use and order on the website. Delivery was quick and with the lift gate service the generator was put in the garage. Might be ordering a backpack blower soon and will definitely keep the LeafBlowersDirect website in mind."
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Roy S.
Vernon, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/26/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Put Together
It was very easy to put together and start up.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Hard To Check Oil Level With Dip Stick
Roy Recommends This Generac Product
Roy Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very helpful when I called with a question."
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David F.
Brisbin, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/26/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
Order came earlier that expected. Lift gate driver took my new GP750E into my garage. Set up was easy . I put oil and gas in and it started right up.I haven't had to use it yet, I am very happy with this generator.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Fast
David Recommends This Generac Product
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Ed Barry
Maryville, TN
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Gp7500e
The first two years that i owned it. I hardly ever had to used it. Would start it up from time to time & Had no problems with it starting whether it was by the electric starter or by the pull rope. Then we went camping & thought well hell I haven't used it might as well use it on the trip. It started up on 2 pulls. Had it running for about 4 1/2 hrs then shut it down.Turned the gas off. The next evening went to start it & crank crank crank nothing, go to pull the rope & BOOM it... more
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Store, Quiet
Cons: Heavy, Unreliable
Ed Recommends This Generac Product
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Susan
Lockport, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/23/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Definite Buy - Recenet Ice Storm In Western New York
I have lived in my home for 9 years fretting a possible power outage and not having purchased a generator. Hasn't happened in 9 years - This year it did but i was prepared with my new Generac 7500 electric start. Ice storm hit, power out and I survived. I just purchased the Generac 7500 electric start 3 weeks ago before the storm. I was hesitant to order on line but all worked out very well. Delivery was very easy, minimal assembly, easy to move around, extremely easy to start and operate. ... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, Features
Susan Recommends This Generac Product
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Douglas P.
Dowagiac, MI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
All Good So Far
Great experience in ordering and the delivery. Only days later and truck came. Truck could not get down to house so parked up on the street. Neighbor had a hand truck that we borrowed. The truck driver used it and put the heavy box on the hand truck, lowered it down, and brought the generator down to the house. I put things together, and the generator started right up. Have not had a power outage yet to test it over a long period. Had electrician wire house so generator plugs right into... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Heavy
Douglas Recommends This Generac Product
Douglas Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Already recommended you to my contractor who renovated my house and wired/set up the outside plug for generator."
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John D.
Norristown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/4/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Home Its Never Needed
Item was purchased in anticipation of 2013-2014 bad winter in NE. Hope it never comes but if it does I know I will be prepared this time. Easy to assemble but may need 2 people to unpack and remove from pallet. Recommend having delivery driver leave it on shipping pallet(skid) which helps to unpack it
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Store, Good Assembly Instructions
Cons: Packaging
John Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert S.
West Bridgewater, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Dependable
Plenty of power for my residential house. Almost want a power outage so I can use it for real. Real piece of mind knowing that I will be able to beat whatever mother nature throws my way. Really like the electric start.
Pros: Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Heavy
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Ken K.
Ledgewood, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/8/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sits Around And Still Works Without Issue
Like others, Storm Sandy caused us no power for 8 days in oct 2012. That meant no heat or water for us in North NJ and living with friends who owned generators. Decision was made to get my own generator and Power Equipment Direct was recommended by friends & brother. Great resouce for research AND product selection.

In that nov/dec 2012 time period - generators at brick/mortor stores in NJ were still very hard to come by. After reading probably every review I settled on this Generac... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store, Reliable
Ken Recommends This Generac Product
Ken Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good research, good selection, good purchase, good delivery. Very satisfied."
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Ronald S.
New City, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/7/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Waiting For The Lights To Go Out
The generator arrived the day it was supposed to by liftgate service and was placed inside my garage. Setup took about 30 minutes. Started on first push of the button and then was turned off and started on first pull of the cord. Electrician came 2 days later and hooked up the 10 circuit transfer switch with no problems. The generator was plugged in and did all circuits it was supposed to do with no problem. Generator is now just waiting for the power to go out so I can justify spending the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Ronald Recommends This Generac Product
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Antone G.
Pawcatuck, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/6/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power Outages
Nothing to tell. Hope I never need it but I welcome storms now, knowing I will have power.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Evrything Exceeded My Expectations Great Product Easy To Use
Antone Recommends This Generac Product
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Antone,
Always make sure to test your generator regularly to make sure it's ready when you need it most.
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George M.
Randolph, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/28/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 7500
Ordered it, received it delivered to my backyard because nobody was home. Moved it into the garage where it stayed for about 2 weeks until I got my Electrician. He took it out of the box, added oil, and gas and it started on the first push of the button.He also installed the Reliance 10 Circuit Panel and the Generator was able to handle everything wired.....but obviously not all at the same time since we couldn't test all of the circuits.

Sump Pump was not tested, heating sytem was, as... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Exceeded Expectations
George Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert G.
Tarentum, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/29/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Real Nice
Had a Generac 5500 pull start. Needed to upgrade to electric start. No doubt I was getting another Generac. Made with user in mind.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
Robert Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"2nd time I used Electric Generators Direct. EWverythings great again. Good price,super fast shipping."
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Christopher M.
Middletown, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/11/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly What I Expected
My friend owns the same model and I was very impressed. My brother wired it directly to the house and it works perfectly. Bring on the bad weather.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features
Cons: Heavy, Flimsy Wheels
Christopher Recommends This Generac Product
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Chris C.
Waterford, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/9/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Time Start
Unpacked it...hooked up the 2 battery connections...filled with oil...put gas in the tank...hit the start button...STARTED RIGHT UP !!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Chris Recommends This Generac Product
Chris Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Ordered online at electric generators direct...got confirmation e-mail shortly...got shipping update shortly after...got status shipping updates. Delivered on time..NO Damage !!!"
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Kris K.
Flemington, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/15/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Have Only Tested It
Started up quick. I am the wife and I was able to move it easily. Loud but not horrible. It is a motor so noise is expected. Seems to be good product.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Light Weight
Kris Recommends This Generac Product
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Domenic P.
Branchburg, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Pleased
I am so pleased that I purchased this unit from your company Between ordering right to receiving it was so smooth. Everything is running perfect. Honestly I hope I never have to use it but it was the best money I have ever spent. Thank You
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Non As Of Yet Only Ran Unit As A Test And It Ran Great
Domenic Recommends This Generac Product
Domenic Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"All I can say is your company Rocks!"
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Tony
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/19/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Backup Generator
Purchased this 7.5 kw unit as a backup to periodic power outages. It has enough power to keep my well pump, furnaces, refrigerator, fans, a couple of TV's and required lights on. It was easy to put together and service and to this point I'm quite satisfied with the unit and with the price and delivery from Generators Direct.
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Anneke J.
Andover, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready To Go!!!
We had a different generator before Hurricane Sandy and it quit the first week we were without power. I had to go to my daughter for the second week without power. since the generator we had died out!

After we got power back we ordered a new Generac . It took about six weeks to receive because of the back order, but it finally came. It is all hooked up and ready to go, but the power has not been off.

But- we are ready to go when it does.
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Richard
New Egypt, NJ
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready To Generate In New Egypt Nj. !
Sandy convinced me. The convenience of electricity is not really appreciated until the freezer, refrigerator, heater and lights stop working. After attempting to locate and research locally, to purchase somthing that wood meet my needs, I had very little success.Everything had been sold in my category and price range. When the electric came back in service I researched the computer and found Generators Direct..After reviewing style, watts and fuel I ordered the GP7500 Electric Start to do the... more
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Thomas
Lindenhurst, NY
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
Delivery was earlier than expected. I was very glad I asked for lift gate truck. Easy set up although a little difficult getting it out of box.

I started right up and was very pleased that it was quieter than anticipated.

Primed and loaded for our next Hurricane Sandy or any other loss of power.

Very pleased with entire procedure, from ordering, delivery and set up.

Thank you.
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Frances
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/9/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Future Use
This unit was recommended by my electrician and to date I have not had to use it. I was without power for a week during the last storm named "Sandy" and do not want to go through that again.
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Joe
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/20/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
7500e
Short & sweet LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bill
Reading, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/4/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I have been very impressed with this generator. It arrived before the date estimated as it was back ordered.
I paid for the lift gate service which was well worth it. The delivery service called two days ahead and the day of delivery.
They delivered it on time and put it in the garage for my wife as I was working. It was a breeze to install the handle, wheels and battery. Generator started right up and has every time since.
I also later ordered the cover for it which fits great. I am... more
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Peter
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product/ Great Service
I bought this generator one year following the Hurricane Irene mess. I have private water, so losing power is worse than average around here. Logged on to this site, and was directed towards the best generator for my needs.

I received it about ONE WEEK before my next outage, so I actually got to live test it! Worked great. Runs BOTH refrigerators, my well pump, septic pump, sump pump , TV, some lights, and EVEN THE FURNACE without any draw down. I have the Interlock setup installed on... more
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Jim
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Please
We were very pleased with the generator and the delivery. It came to our door in just a few days, within the hour I had it unpacked, assembled and running, it fired right up. I have only used it to power a few tools and a drop light but have everything set up so if we loose power we can run most of our main floor rooms and be very comfortable.
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Jesse
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/18/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 5943 - Gp7500e 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator Review
The generator shipped as advertised, with easy delivery. No issues upon delivery.

It was very easy to set up, it started easily, and so far has performed flawlessly. I ran 4 rooms of lights, microwave, refrigerator, garage door, hot water heater, and furnace without even a change in the RPM.

My house is 1692 square feet and we should have no issue powering what we need during an outage.
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John
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Followup To My July 19th Review - Excellent
When I first purchased this unit in July, I rated it as satisfied by my initial testing. Now I can say it is excellent. As with many other people I was impacted with the storm Sandy here on LI. To say this generator made our life bearable would be an understatement. When we arrived back to our house after 4 days, we found no power, and fortunately no damage to the house itself.

For the next week, the only source of heat and power was through this unit connected via a transfer switch. ... more
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Chris
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandy Purchase
I bought this generator just before Sandy hit NY. Since I live in Long Island it was nice to have- we were without power for 10 days.

This generator came at day 7 and it was nice to get a few things online. It went together quickly and started right up via the battery start. I did a 5 hour break-in and changed the oil. It wasn't documented, but I thought it good to do so.

I'm glad to see it have a fuel cut-off to prevent the carb issues I read about.

It's a great unit so far,... more
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Tony
Tullytown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Emptying The Tank
In response to a post:

It runs great but here are some minor issues, they tell you drain the tank when storing the generator but you can't get a siphon hose in the gas tank filler cap due to the filter blocking the access.

Removing the fuel tank screen is easy although I don't empty my tank as I run my 5943 once a month using fuel stabilizer. I have removed it to clean it out due to particles laying in the filter. They either came from the gas or a metal 5 gallon can I had that I should... more
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Joe
Commack, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/6/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy
After purchasing this unit after Hurricane Irene last year and finally installing the transfer switch in July, we gave it the ultimate test this past week during Hurricane Sandy.

I was not disappointed at all. I lost power for 9 days and clocked over 100 hours while I enjoyed my heat, lights, stove, TV, and Internet.

I am extremely happy with the quality. The only issue I had was getting gas, as most stations had no power either. I would definitely recommend this unit and I highly... more
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Randy
Oakdale, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Investment
I decided to upgrade to a newer, more powerful unit after dealing with two major power outages last fall. I made the purchase in September 2012 and used it for several days in October during Sandy.

I installed a switch panel and this made it so much easier. It's a well made machine- I am very happy with it and glad I did not hesitate any longer.
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Kenyon
Kensington, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/15/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Product
The generator arrived at my driveway undamaged. The transfer switch, power inlet box and 30 amp cable had been delivered a few days earlier.

After the transfer switch and power inlet box had been installed the cable was connected to the box and the generator. Since the power company was still functioning, major loads were taken off line at the main circuit breaker panel.

The generator started easily with the "charged on arrival" battery. After a warm-up period the transfer... more
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Harry
Barboursville, WV
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/10/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 7500
Everything went well, added oil and gas hit the start button and fired it right up. I ran about half an hour and then let the gas run out of the carb and drained what was left out of the tank. Now it's stored away until needed...
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Fred Z.
Goshen, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/16/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Power Cord
The 5943 does not come with accessories, therefore I was required to purchase the subject cord. It was delivered on a timely basis and performed as expected.
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Fred Z.
Goshen, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/16/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Generator
Was delivered on a timely basis, the delivery man was helpful, the unit assembled very easily and it started at the first touch of the starter switch; and then at the first pull of the recoil starter.

It worked fine at first test of my installation. I hope that I don't ever have to use it for its intended purpose, but I feel confident that it will perform.
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L.a.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/11/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Isaac Survivor
The 5943 provided power for several rooms in the house, running almost continuously from early Wednesday morning until late Saturday night, with no problems.

At one point it was running two refrigerators and an ice maker for 16 hours on one tank of gas. I'm impressed by the performance and would highly recommend this unit.

The Reliance Q310A Transfer Switch also worked perfectly and made managing the circuits a breeze.
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Jim
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fine Machine
The generator was shipped promptly and arrived intact with no damage or missing parts. Assembly required was minor and simple. The motor fired up quickly and ran smoothly. So far, I've only checked out the operation of the generator by putting a load (circular saw) on all the 120V outlet connections. Got in case of a hurricane this fall.

A common design drawback of most generator motors including the Generac is that the oil drain and fill are not located so that interference with the... more
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Bob
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/2/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgraded To An Electric Start
Had bought a generator in 2005 due to an ice storm that put us without power for several days. I only used the generator 2 or 3 times since. The storm that came through this year caused wide spread damage and power outages.

I was not home when the storm hit and my wife could not start the generator. When I got home I started the generator (after several hard pulls) and ran the extension cords to get us by.

After the power was restored I sold the generator to a fellow worker who's... more
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Lisa
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/26/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Deal!!
I did a lot of research and chose this website and generator. We tested it out and are thrilled!

SO much of our house is able to be hooked up on it!! It's quieter than I thought it would be. We're actually not dreading the next NE storm, because we have our Generac!!

Great service and quick shipping!
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Domenic
Lagrange, NY
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Generator
I researched portable generators on-line and decided on this one. Great choice! This generator is currently being used to power vendor booths at our local Carnival, running refrigerators, freezers, deep fryers , etc. It has run continuously for hours and runs like a champ. All the other vendors are impressed with my generator and I keep getting comments on how great this thing is. I recently bought the Reliance Control 10 circuit transfer switch to hook up to my house and I'm sure it... more
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Ken
Doylestown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/14/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Problems So Far!
I received my generator in four days after ordering. 20 minutes to set up and test run was flawless. Will give update after a couple of extended run times.
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Scott
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/14/11
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power
The power recently went out for a day. Our Generac ran perfectly and produced enough power to run the whole house without interuption.
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Kathy
Monroe Township, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/21/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
Delivery was great(free including pallet delivery from the truck!)) - on time, placed right in the driveway near the garage. Put the wheels and handle on in minutes and rolled the generator to the backyard where it will be kept. Today we started it up and that process was easy too. I feel comfortable starting this up even without my husband around. Directions are clear and easy to follow.

Machine seems to be of excellent quality. Even if the battery isn't charged, the pull start was easy,... more
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Christine
Monroeville, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/23/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac Emergency Generator
I bought one for my husband and one for my son. They are very happy with them. Also loved the price. We haven't had to use them yet with such a mild winter. The ease with starting it up is so easy that a woman can do it by herself. (I REALLY LIKED THAT). Pretty happy with my purchases!!!!
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Stephen
Renton, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/21/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Performance
So far it started right up. We installed a transfer kit and the next day we did a dry run. Everything worked perfectly.
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Terina
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/3/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
Well, I have to say I had a very good experience with the delivery & coordination. Great communication of when it would arrive so I could be home. It was shipped earlier than originally expected (was told Jan 11, & shipped Jan. 6). I had electricians do electrical work to have ease of use (I guess it wouldn't be necessary, but depends on what you plan to hook up to it).
Anyway, I used it while the electricians were there & it was soooo easy, I was amazed! I feel comfortable using... more
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Dan
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
We ordered the generator after Irene left us hungry for power. Delivery was extremely fast, generator arrived in great condition. After 20 min of minor assembly (wheels, handle, etc), filled with gas and it was running. Smooth starts, reliable power.....it's a great machine. Powers our whole house (except heavy appliances like clothes dryer and range).
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Kenneth
Clarkson, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/12/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Generator
Ordered Generac GP7500E on Jan 12 2012 in AM it was shipped in the PM same day. I received it on Jan 17 2012 in the AM. Assembled as per direct push start button it started right up haven't used it yet but I'm ready for snow if it happens.
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Mike
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/20/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy With My Generac Gp7500e
I am very happy with my recent purchase of my Generac GP7500E generator. When I ordered it in December it was on back order which was not a problem but it shipped a week earlier than promised which was a happy surprise. R&L delivered it on time with no damage. I unpacked it, assembled the wheels and handle, filled it with oil/gas and started it. It started with NO problems. I ran it for about a half an hour with various loads on it. I even checked the voltage output - all with NO problems.... more
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Thomas
Stow, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Finally Stopped Procrastinating
I have lived in New England all my life. Stamford, Connecticut until 1963 and then to Stow, Massachusetts until present time. Stow is a relatively small town of population about 6,500. We have private wells and septic systems. So first off, no power, no water.

For years I kept saying I need to get a generator and that's about all that happened. Well, when the hurricane came through in mid 2011, I lost power for 2 1/2 days. I get my power from Hudson Light & Power, a small local electric... more
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Mike
Katonah, NY
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator From Great Vendor
After two major power outages last Fall, we will now be able to keep well-pump, furnace and lights ON. This unit is really well built and has the power to run all critical circuits in the house. It was received PROMPTLY and SECURELY and started right up and ran flawlessly. Thank you Electric Generators Direct.
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Walter
Brunswick, ME
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/21/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Gen
Good generator for the $. The electric start makes life much more simple.
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Mikey
Cumberland, RI
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Backup Generator!!
I'm tired of not having power during outages that last for days. I called ElectricGeneratorsDirect and discussed my situation. They were very knowledgeable and took the time to recommend a transfer switch and generator combination that would fit my needs. I ordered both. They also provided the instruction that I needed to install the exterior house outlet, run the wire to my electrical box area, mount the transfer switch and map the circuits that I wanted to power. I did it all and then... more
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Walter
Tewksbury, MA
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far
Took about 1/2 hour to put the wheels and handle on. Filled it with oil, hooked up the battery and it started instantly. We bought this unit as a back up for the horrible New England weather and so far have not had to use it.
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Eugene
Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/25/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator, Good Service
I purchased my generator to prepare for an upcoming hurricane earlier this year. I was late in ordering and it came after the storm had passed. Fortunately, I never lost power.

I am very pleased with the Generac and, dare I say, look forward to a power outage to test this unit out. I spent the extra $100 an ordered the electric start. I have started it with the electric and by pull start and it fires up easily either way. I wanted the electric start in the event I'm not around and my wife... more
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Kurt
Southeast, NY
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane And October Snowstorm
For years my wife and I had discussed whether or not we needed a generator. Each time we concluded that it was not a necessity. Then in late August, hurricane Irene came to town here in the northeast. With the destruction she delivered to the power lines in our area, we were without power for days. With 5 kids, an aging mother-in-law living with us, and two refrigerators and one full sized freezer, I made the decision and purchased a generator in September.

Along with the 7500 watt Generac,... more
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Daniel
Ellington, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Generator
I bought this generator to replace one that failed during a power outage earlier this Fall. My Generac 5943 GP7500E was delivered during nice weather. Everything checked out fine. I really liked the electric start.

A few days before Halloween the weather forecast was for heavy snow. Come on now, this is Connecticut and only the end of October. It started snowing Oct. 29 Saturday afternoon. It snowed hard all night. It was a heavy wet snow that stuck to everything. The leaves were still on... more
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John
Hartland, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/11/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
First Start & Fuel Leak
I received my new generator about 30 days ahead of the promised date. The research and buying experience with Electric Generators Direct and the delivery was very good. The delivery person placed it in my garage and waited until I checked for damages. He was very friendly. The assembly was easy. It took only about 1 hour to unpack and assemble. The machine seems well built and rugged however I was very disappointed to see fuel leaking from the air filter on my first fuel fill up. After I... more
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Victor
New Providence, NJ
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generac 5943 7500w
I bought the generator but it was on backorder due to recent storms in NJ. They stated that it would arrive sometime in the end of Dec 2011. However, the shipping company called up to say they can deliver it earlier which was great. I set a date with them for Friday between 9-5. The shipping company called and stated they couldnt make it and wanted to sched for Saturday or the next Monday. Pretty much killed my Friday. The generator itself worked with one pull. I tried the battery but it... more
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Chris
Northampton, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/4/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Please So Far
Just received my 7500E as promised. Very happy with R&L Carriers, they not only delivered the unit but took it off the truck and placed it in my garage, also waited until I checked for damages, driver was very polite. Everything was just great. Followed the assembly instructions couldn't be any easier. Unit is well built very sturdy It fired right up on first try, all outlets working fine. So far so good, waiting for a transfer switch on back order, Very good company to deal with I will... more
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