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Generac Guardian 7040 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (9)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Exceeded Expectations (6)
Features (6)
Price (3)
Cons
TBD (1)
Complex instructions (1)
Heavy (1)
None (1)
Trained providers (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
12 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Sean A.
Merritt Island, FL
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Generator
I purchased this 7040 generator because my previous generator (15 KW) was flooded out during hurricane Irma. So I built a custom concrete slab 2 feet higher to prevent the 7040 from being flooded. My house will flood before this new generator. I love all the features of the 7040. I had an authorized Generac Dealer install it and it looks great and runs great. My previous generator could only power 2/3rds of my house. The 7040 powers my entire house. I love this generator. It looks so modern and... more
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Pros: Quiet, Features, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Sean Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Sean's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Customer service was great. My generator shipped missing one of the decorative base covers. Electric Generators Direct had the manufacturer ship one out immediately. Great Company."
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Norman E.
Charleston, SC
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2018
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not The Best Experience
The generator seemed to offer all the features I was looking for but there were many issues in this purchase. First the generator was delivered to the curbside and I had no way to get it into the garage and than onto the utility platform 10 ft above ground. When I got it into position I tried to have it professionally installed but there were no trained installers. Calling Generators Direct was of little use as they did nothing except transfer me to tech support at Generac. The Generac Support... more
Cons: Tech support, Trained providers
Norman Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Norman,
Very sorry youv'e experienced issues with your generator. Please keep in mind that all freight deliveries are curbside. It is your responsibility to move the generator from the curb to your installation location. As an online retailer, we are not a servicing dealer and must direct you to your local servicing dealer for installation and warranty issues.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Norman,
I'm very sorry you had a poor experience! I suspect that when you spoke to our customer support team, they were trying to recommend contacting a local installer. We do recommend having the generator professionally installed, as there are many intricacies regarding making the connections to your home's electrical system, ensuring adequate fuel supply, etc. I see you are in Charleston, S.C. I'd recommend getting in touch with one of our independent authorized dealers there. I would recommend the following: Transworld, Inc. in Charleston, 843-577-3491; Power Plus Systems in Summerville, 843-821-8971; and Garden State Power Systems in Johns Island, 732-817-0590. While they might charge you for the visit (please be sure to ask before having them come out), they are all servicing dealers and could help you troubleshoot some of the issues you are having, make recommendations, etc. You can also find a complete list of dealers near you at the Generac Dealer Locator. If you have other questions, you can reach us directly at productreviews@generac.com. I'll do my best to get you the assistance that you need.
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Dennis B.
Parrish, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Jenny Is Home - We're Ready!
Product looks great and is in place in case of a storm or some other cause of outage. Hope we never need it. Saved money by doing some work ourselves. Poured our own slab. Was delivered fast. Driver used a pallet jack to place close as possible on our driveway. Although not recommended method Used golf cart to pull on pallet base, by sliding on cardboard. Used pipe and wood block as fulcrum under pallet, to edge close to the slab. Slid it over from there. Had it in place in no time.

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Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Dennis Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Dennis's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good experience, faster than expected considering it was truck shipped."
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Forest C.
Utica, MS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/31/17
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Generator Is Great
It was amazing that our electricity was off 3 times in 2 weeks after installing. Our Generator restored power in a matter of a few seconds. We love it.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Forest Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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141
Chip C.
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Unit, Does The Job Quieter Than Most
We wanted a quieter power back-up option due to the close proximity of our neighbors house. This seemed to be the perfect answer. While it does power up to full output initially, it slows down after a couple minutes in three steps to 1900 rpm, which saves fuel and operates quieter (providing you have low power usage at the time). We are very pleased at the operation and convenience this unit provides.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Chip Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Carson S.
Union, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Installation went well once i found the riight plumber for the gas line. Installation with the electrical was about $1800. Electrician and plumber were both licensed and very experienced with generators. Has been test with an outage. Electric Generators Direct answered questions sufficiently and i was pleased with my purchase.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Carson Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Chris L.
Underwood, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/16/16
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantatic Package Exceeded My Expectations
This package was fantastic. It included everything I needed after adding the concrete pad which I would also recommend.

The hardest part besides moving it (5 guys and metal pipe to hand carry) was the propane connection as I needed to add a second tank. Check to make sure you have a minimum or greater tank size.

First start it cranked right up and it handles my entire house including the AC without a hiccup so far. I've only had it running for a short while so far.

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Pros: Features, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Heavy
Chris Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Chris's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Customer service was excellent."
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Darrell M.
Terrell, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Feature Of Adjusting Engine Speed Based On Load.
I bought the model 7040 Generac because it has a variable speed feature which couples with he amount of power needed. This feature allows for less fuel consumption and less noise.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Durable, Reliable
Darrell Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
Darrell's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The people at Electric Generators Direct were helpful in that they knew their product and answered my questions completely."
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Howard D.
Wareham, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/9/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Experience With Electric Generators Direct
My experience with this company was outstanding. Very fast ordering, prompt shipping, free freight, and no sales tax. I am waiting for my plumber and electrician to install it, so I canít comment on the generator itself. I have no reason to doubt the my generator will perform as advertised.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Howard Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Steven C.
Ormond Beach, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/18/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator!!!!!
I installed this for my client in LPGA, Daytona Beach, FL. I ordered an extra 200A service disconnect, and had it installed by professional electricians and had the start up done by a Generac authorized installer.

This unit is quiet, works flawlessly, plenty of power, looks nice, what more do you want. Thanks for the quick shipping, and excellent communications at Electric Generators Direct. They were very professional and personable.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Steven Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Guy B.
Moravia, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/13/17
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Vendor Is Great
Still waiting on my local gas company and some last minute install stuff but otherwise this looks to be a very good product. My electrician said that this is one of the better units he will have installed due to the voltage regulator and 1/2 % THD.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: TBD
Guy Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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Randy W.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/27/17
REVIEWED
APR.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent High Tech Product
Good looking, functional product that performs as advertised.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Price, High Quality
Cons: Complex instructions
Randy Recommends This Generac Guardian Product
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