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Kohler 12RESV Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Price (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Durable (3)
Easy To Use (2)
Features (1)
Cons
Noisy (1)
spacing with power entry... (1)
enclosure does not inclu... (1)
needs to be much quieter... (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeff H.
Northwet Usa, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/20/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolutely Dependable Kohler 12resv Home Standby Generator
My new 12RESV generator is great
1. Basic electrical connection to a manual transfer switch is easy
2. adding circuit for battery charger is easy.
3.You can't go wrong installing the carb heater. In really cold weather it is is needed for dependable starting..
4. The extra benefit is carb heat makes my generator run better in cool temps.
5. 100# propane tank MUST be used. Nothing to do with volume. But everything to keep the PROPANE cylinder from freezing up at 40 deg f or less.
6. I... more
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: needs to be much quieter., enclosure does not include pilot for 120V input., spacing with power entry is not code and very tight
Jeff Recommends This Kohler Product
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Gerald L.
Groton, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/6/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Kohler 12 Kw Generator
Nice solidly constructed unit.
Pros: Durable, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Gerald Recommends This Kohler Product

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Gerald's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick shipping, easy to use website."
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Robert D.
Northfield, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/7/14
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Kohler Generator
The generator is high quality. It has taken me some time to get up and running, due to permits and gas company with new meter.
Robert Recommends This Kohler Product
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Rose P.
Iron Station, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/30/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Setup
The 12RESV standby generator is very easy to install. You just hook up the power out to the Automatic Transfer Switch, the Propane (in my case) through the hole into the solenoid valve in the enclosure, the ATS control (or Automatic Generator Start) to its terminals in the electrical internal box. Then install a 12 volt battery (post type, not the side lug type). And you can start the generator. The generator is slightly noisier than the Kohler 8.5 it is replacing, but if I get the 9000... more
Rose Recommends This Kohler Product
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Lesley L.
Yarmouth Port, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Thrilled
We had this generator installed and within a month the computer card went bad and the generator wouldn't start.
Lesley Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Lesley,
Very sorry to hear about the issues with your new generator. Kohler stands behind their home standby generators with a 5-Year Warranty. To find your local servicing dealer, Kohler can be reached directly @ (800) 544-2444 or www.kohlergenerators.com
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Simon E.
Bellflower, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/11/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For The Zombie Apocalypse
Generator and ATS are in place. Hook up was straightforward. Unit is noisier than I expected. Pleased that it has internet capability for run notifications.
Pros: Durable, Features, Price
Cons: Noisy
Simon Recommends This Kohler Product
Simon's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Called for advice on unit and transfer switch to buy. Great help, with links emailed to me as requested. Great vendor. Shipping was free and truck had lift gate and pallet jack to put it just where I wanted it. Excellent."
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Jeff H.
Etna, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/4/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Happy With Product
Delivery was on time and communication was good. Unit was not damaged and started up the first try.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Jeff Recommends This Kohler Product
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