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Powermate PM0148000 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Store (1)
High Quality (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Features (1)
Cons
The Instructions Were A ... (1)
Heavy (1)
57% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dina
Director Of Marketing
From The Manufacturer
Pm0148000
This 8000 watt generator has a 7 gallon metal fuel tank with an easy to read gauge. The generator gets 9.4 hours of run time at 50% load. It is manual/electric start and the battery is included. The 12 inch flat-free wheels make it easy to transport. The digital multi meter records engine run time for scheduled maintenance intervals. Covered outlets provide protection from the environment. Oil is also included.
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Rodney D.
Mineral Bluff, GA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Customer Service Lacking
Tested new generator for 11 minutes while hooked to my transfer switch. Drained gas, covered, placed in storage while on battery tender trickle charger. 6 months later when winter storm approached, got out a day early to make sure it worked. It didn't. When key turned to "start" solenoid "clicked and vibrated" and battery voltage dropped to 3 volts. Took battery to auto parts store. They tested under load and it failed. Replacement battery was $100.

I called... more
Rodney Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Rodney,
Typically a battery is not something that is covered under warranty. You should be able to find the battery for less at a big box store. Same type of battery that a lawn tractor or ATV would use.

Please keep in mind that this unit does have a recoil start and that another 12V could be used to start it in an emergency.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Rodney,
We're sorry to learn of the issues that you've experienced with your unit's battery. Please know that per the unit's owner's manual, the charger recommended for use on the unit is a low amperage maintenance type charger, which can be utilized to charge the battery as the generator runs. We do not recommend attempting to utilize a trickle charger to charge the battery in an alternative manner. Also, if the unit is ever unable to start when utilizing the electric start feature, we wish to acknowledge the fact that the unit's recoil can always be utilized for product startup. If your battery has lost its charge and currently features an extremely low voltage rating, or is dead entirely, it cannot be re-charged and will need to be replaced.

In regards to your warranty-related concerns, please know that in addition to shipping regulations, we are unable to provide battery replacements as we do not manufacture the battery featured in model number PM0148000. If you would like to learn more about the product's warranty policy, or if you would like to discuss your experience with us in further detail, please know that we can be reached directly at 800-445-1805. We do apologize for your frustration and encourage you to contact us if you have any other questions or concerns.
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Bill Krejci
Exeter, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/31/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ease Of Operation
I've been wanting to purchase a generator for years, so buying one on line was a little nerve racking. After doing a lot of research, i settled on the powermate 8000. After ordering, I was kept updated on delivery and was extremely happy when it showed up on time (and quickly!).

I wasn't able to get to it for a couple of days, but when I did, everything came together. And after filling the oil and gas reservoirs, the electric starter made her spin on the second turn and it sounded like a... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy, The Instructions Were A Bit Limited But I Got Thru It
Bill Recommends This Powermate Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Bill,
Bill, I'm glad that you are happy with your new generator. I noticed that you said that the instructions were a bit limited, so I was wondering if you would provide some details, so we can make them better for the people who purchase this product in the future? Do the assembly instructions or the starting instructions need improvement? Did you find the instructions on the generator itself helpful? I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks!
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Edward W.
Califon, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Piece Of Junk
The welds were on the wrong side of frame. Some quality control?
Edward Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Edward,
We are sorry to hear of the issue. It looks like we had this unit picked up and returned back to us on 11/14.Your credit on the product was issued on 11/18. Our apologies things didn't work out with the generator and that the design was flawed.
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Edward's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problem returning generator great company they stand behind the products they sell."
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Lynn S.
Boynton Beach, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Purchase
We have only started it up for practice, but are liking the ease of use, and how compact it is to store. Nothing would make me happier than to never have to use it for an emergency.
Lynn Recommends This Powermate Product
Lynn's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was an effortless purchase. Good customer service. Everything was as promised. Can't ask more than that!"
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Jake M.
Woodburn, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/10/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not A Satisfied Customer
I ordered 2 8000 watt Powermate generators and one if them has a oil leak. I called customer service and they are making me pay for the return shipping. How is this my problem that you sent me a oil leaking generator???
Jake Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Jake,
It appears we recommended some local servicing dealers, but I show no indication of a return. In these cases, since the generator was filled with fuel, the generator has to be serviced under warranty with a local servicing dealer.

We suggest working with one of the following dealers we recommended on 12/15:

MARK'S GARDEN SHOPPE INC.
415 OXFORD STREET
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
(260) 745-4976
13 miles away
We support the following:
Generators Water Pumps Standby Generators


SOUTH SIDE VACUUM
3702 SOUTH CALHOUN
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 969-5984
15 miles away
We support the following:
Generators Water Pumps Standby Generators


SCHWARTZ ENGINE REPAIR
8851 SOUTH 400 WEST
Geneva, IN 46740
(260) 368-9114
34 miles away
We support the following:
Generators Water Pumps Standby Generators


JODRY'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
21522 COUNTY RD H50
Stryker, OH 43557
(419) 799-9585
34 miles away
We support the following:
Generators Water Pumps Standby Generators
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Beverly N.
Redding, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/2/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product For The Money.
My mom was looking for a good generator to run all the essentials in her house. The 8 hour run time was key, as was the price and ease of use.
Beverly Recommends This Powermate Product
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Scott E.
Croton On the Hudson, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Very Happy With It
It's real great, got it fast.
Scott Recommends This Powermate Product
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