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Generac 6519 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
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
Quiet (2)
Price (2)
Light Weight (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Factory Un-testing (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Generator Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8934 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

When it comes to small standby generators, there aren't many options. Most people skip the standby option and opt for a portable generator instead.

The new Generac PowerPact 7kW, offers you a compact home standby system at the price of a portable generator.

For the price, can you believe this model even includes an 8 circuit load center style 50 Amp automatic transfer switch?

So I think you should take that $1860 you were going to spend on a portable and get a home standby instead.... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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Carter
Clermont, FL
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Unit, Some Startup Issues
I bought this unit,and was able to mount and install it with the help of one other person. Note if you're installing it yourself, it is VERY heavy.

Everything went great, until startup. Trying to get it to start manually, it would attempt a number of times but never get past a cranking phase. Then it would time out, and we'd wait a while to try again. After about the third cycle of this, it was time to investigate. Gas pressure was great, battery was perfect. On a whim, I pull the... more
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy, Bad Instructions, Factory Un-testing
Carter Recommends This Generac Product
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Doug P.
Seattle, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/15
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
More Qc Needed
The Generator was delivered and installed without a hitch. Instruction books were adequate to get the job done although some of the key details were a bit difficult to find like the gas pressure.

We did experience an issue a few weeks into usage. I noticed when it was running its regular exercise that it was surging. After removing the covers and restarting the unit we observed the carburetor was shaking violently. Inspection revealed the the carburetor mounting bolts had come loose allowing... more
Doug Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Doug,
While we are disappointed to learn of your unit's issues, we are pleased to learn that they were addressed appropriately. An independent authorized service provider in your local area can always provide any warranty coverage that applies to your personal unit. If you would like to discuss your experience with us in further detail, or if you have any questions about your product's warranty, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Chester R.
Milford, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/15
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator, Easy Installation
I live in the Pocono mountains in an oak maple forest. The area is hit by power failures every two years of so, the last time being Hurricane Sandy. I poured a cement slab, ordering a #6519 7 KW Generac from Electric Generators Direct. Delivery was in less than a week, and the delivery man moved it into position behind my house.


The wiring and LP hookup went smoothly, and the 7 KW output should be adequate for my well pump, pellet stove, TV and computer, lighting, and... more
Chester Recommends This Generac Product
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Travis E.
Bernville, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Low Cost Standby
Low cost option for a standby generator. Installation was easy. Started on second try and ran smooth. Thought it would have an oil filter, guess that is a way to cut cost. Overall good product.
Travis Recommends This Generac Product
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Jonas B.
Sandwich, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/26/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Size
Great size and price. Living in NE, AC is not an issue. Making sure you have heat is!! I have gas boiler but you still need electricity. This unit is enough for every major item in the house, plenty of lights, except the electric range, but I can cook up plenty with the microwave! Quiet, easy to install and not a monster size and weight during delivery and installation.
Jonas Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Jonas,
We are pleased to learn of your satisfaction with your PowerPact unit! Thank you for providing us with your thoughtful review. If you have not done so already, be sure to register with Generac Nation to receive warranty updates and product-related alerts. Registering is easy, and it 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 the registration process or your product's warranty, do not hesitate to give us a call at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Again, we thank you for your positive feedback.
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Jonas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Requested delivery during a particular window when I'd be home to receive... and it came right on time...perfect. Tech support at Electric Generator is okay but don't expect too much technical expertise..."
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Marlene
High Falls, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Economical Security!
We had ours installed by a local licensed Generac installer and were very impressed with his knowledge of the product and it's capabilities. this machine takes care of most of our house, except the garage and the clothes dryer, but in a storm who cares? It's programmed to go on every Monday morning and so far, it does. We have every confidence that it will work when needed during blizzards, tornadoes, or the occasional tree falling on the wires.

Our only criticism, so far, is the battery.... more
Marlene Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Marlene,
This generator requires Group U1, 12V, minimum 300 CCA battery. I'm not aware of any connectors required that aren't already included with the generator, as these batteries all should have the same type of terminal posts.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Marlene,
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. As EGD has alluded, the 7kw PowerPact series automatic standby generator, model number 6519, requires the use of a U1, 12V, 300 CCA minimum battery. The unit's battery charger is integrated into the control panel in all models; additional adaptors and/or connection points beyond what is already provided during the unit's initial installation are not required. To ensure that your unit and associated charger are working appropriately, we would recommend working with an independent authorized dealer in your local area. If you need assistance locating a dealer in your local area, or if there are any other questions that we can answer for you, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) and are available via email at customersupport@generac.com. We hope you find this information to be helpful.
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Eddie F.
Rush, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/29/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Standby Gen
I had gen installed and I love it. I will be moving it next door to my daughters house as soon as I can afford it so she will be ready for an outage I will be going to a whole house unit very well please thank you very much.
Eddie Recommends This Generac Product
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Joe T.
Santa Barbara, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's Pretty
I haven't hooked it up yet. ( RAIN ) but it's to pretty to put outside.
Joe Recommends This Generac Product
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Charles C.
Weldon, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
#6519
Works like a champ.
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Terry H.
Gaffney, SC
Total Helpful Votes
74 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Watch Out For Ants!
Great product, well designed, easy to install for someone with electrical background. After about a year, the generator stopped auto-start testing weekly. When I took a look at the controls, small black ants were everywhere. They are apparently attracted by the heat and frequency of operation of the chips on the control board.

I was able to clean them all off, but they must have shorted out some of the circuits, because it does not auto start to test now. We must do it manually. I... more
Terry Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert L.
Lake Hill, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/17/15
Total Helpful Votes
51 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
07
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Value
It's easy to understand why these Generac units are so popular. It is hard to find a better value for an automatic stand by generator. I've installed three of these units over the last three months, and all worked as designed.

That being said, I'm not thrilled about the business polices embraced by the company. There is very little technical assistance from Generac, who basically refers you to a trained technician in your area, which means big money if you ever have a problem once your... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Light Weight
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Robert,
Thank you for providing your detailed review. As you have alluded, warranty coverage can only be provided to a unit by an independent authorized service provider during the life of a product's warranty. These trained professionals are not only familiar with our products, but have also gone through our training programs to best prepare them for any issues that might be incurred by a particular product. This training gives service providers access to our detailed documentation and training materials. With this information and hands-on training, independent authorized service providers are able to identify the cause of a unit's issues and provide any necessary servicing work thereafter. Please note that we are unable to diagnose a unit's issues over-the-phone. Considering this, we do recommend contacting an independent authorized service provider for assistance in-person. As generators involve electrical wiring and fuel-related configurations, we do not recommend having any untrained individuals attempt to perform diagnostic work or associated repairs; doing so can be dangerous if you are not intimately familiar with the generator, electrical configurations, electrical safety, and/or the various functions of a particular product. However, if you feel as though you have the appropriate background knowledge, and are interested in taking our training courses to become an independent authorized service provider, please feel free to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) to speak with a member from our Dealer Acquisition team.

Also, please note that there is a plethora of parts available online via the following link: http://www.ordertree.com/generac/. Please note, however, that certain parts might not be readily available for online purchasing; acquiring these would in fact require contacting an independent authorized service provider for the product's pricing and availability.

We are happy to learn of your satisfaction with our product and encourage you to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722), if you have any additional questions or if you require further assistance at any time. We hope you find this information to be helpful.
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Robert's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good service and easy to deal with."
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Craig
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Warranty Works
Bought this unit about 3 years ago as we are subject to outages. Used local electrician and plumber to do the hookup. Ran fine for about 21 months. While running its weekly 'exercise cycle' I heard it stop unexpectedly. Oil all over, flashing lights etc. Called the local authorized service dealer. Guy came out and diagnosed a thrown rod on the engine (I had maintained the unit, checking and changing the oil and filter at a year' service). Had a little concern that Generac would cover, as it was... more
Craig Recommends This Generac Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Craig,
While we are disappointed to learn of the issues that you had previously experienced with your automatic standby generator, we are pleased to know that your unit was serviced appropriately under the product's warranty coverage. If you have any additional comments, questions, or concerns regarding your personal unit, please know that we can be reached 24/7 at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Lynn B.
Tunkhannock, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/24/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac
What it was advertised as easy to hook up, received on time very satified
Lynn Recommends This Generac Product
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Robert S.
Aston, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/24/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
Easy to install and setup. My customer is so excited they can't wait for a short power outage to see how it will work.
Robert Recommends This Generac Product
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Loretta G.
Maridian, ID
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/17/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Preparedness
This unit ties into my natural gas line and has passed the trials. On one hand, I hope I will never have to rely on it, but on the other hand, if I do have to rely on it, I know it will do the job.
Loretta Recommends This Generac Product
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