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Honda EG4000 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Reliable (2)
Quiet (2)
Durable (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
High Quality (1)
Cons
Low Quality (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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David K.
Byron, NY
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Started first pull and runs flawless.
Pros: Durable, Quiet, Price, Easy To Store
David Recommends This Honda Product
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John Q.
Paul Smiths, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/14/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Does Not Start In Cold Weather
About 11 months ago I purchased new a Honda Model 4000 generator. I willingly paid the premium price for the Honda because Honda has a good reputation for reliability, and I have three other Honda engines on my property (an outboard motor, a pressure washer, a fire pump) that work well.

The Model 4000 generator worked well for a while, but now I have discovered that with the arrival of winter it does not start. I took it to a nearby Honda dealer and was informed that this Model does not... more
Cons: Low Quality
John Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
John,
As with most small, air-cooled engines, they become more difficult to start in cold weather. You might want to consider changing on the oil (see recommended oil weights in owner's manual). You may also want to keep the generator stored in an insulated area until you're ready to use it.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
Hello from Honda, John: That's bogus info from the dealer (won't start in cold weather due to emissions standards). Since the unit has a 36 month warranty, I'd suggest you get it to a different dealer, or, our Customer Relations and Dealer Tech Line Support teams can work with the dealer to get the generator reliably starting in cold weather. Honda Customer relations can be reached at 770-497-6400, or use this link to find another dealer near you:

http://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator

-Robert@Honda
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Geoff
Total Helpful Votes
49 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Picky Professional
I lead the Facilities department for a pharmaceutical research company. We have several large (750KVA) diesel generators used for emergeny backup. These units are designed to run 24hrs a day and the power they produce is very clean and stable. I couldn't stand the idea of buying a generator for my home that was any less quality.

Obviously the Honda EG4000 is not diesel powered but the 270cc gasoline engines on these units are known to last for a very long time. I purchased mine in November... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Geoff Recommends This Honda Product
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Joseph A.
Brandon, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/29/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Generator 4000
I had a minor problem of rust forming in the gas tank. I call generators direct and was told that I left a little gas in the tank after I started it and let it set in the tank for about 10 days. He told me the reason is the ethanol cause the rust. I should put stabilizer in the gas at all times. Unless the tank is full. I would think they should inform you of this at purchase. Although the rust is not permanent it could have been a bad problem if left longer unused.
Joseph Recommends This Honda Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Joseph,
We always suggest reading the owner's manual prior to assembly and start-up.
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Robert S.
Eagle, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/22/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Generator !
Put gas in the unit, turned on gas valve and pulled once to start generator. That's why I buy Honda products.
Robert Recommends This Honda Product
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John M.
Milton, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/3/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Back Up For El Nino
This generator will be used on a manufacturing sight to prevent water run off from our site, if theEl Nino rain comes into play. We feel that this generator will give us the power we need to run these pumps through out the rainy season.
John Recommends This Honda Product
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John M.
Chapman, ME
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Generator Eg4000
Very good bang for your buck. Easy to start and she's quiet. Get a wheel kit. You'll be glad you did.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
John Recommends This Honda Product
John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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