Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 90
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jersey Joe Excellent, High Quality Generator
I purchased this generator, as luck would have it, one week before Hurricane Sandy hit up in NJ. It got us through the ten days we were without power and made the experience tolerable.
June 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dyonysys Great generator with a FATAL FLAW
Seemingly a great generator, especially for the price BUT-
After running only six hours all of the fins sheared off the plastic flywheel fan and were found lying in the bottom of the shroud. Nothing was able to get inside to cause this and nothing projected into them...they just came off for some reason. Can't use the machine without a cooling fan. I suspect every engine of this model has a defective fan since my shiny new generator has been in the shop for a month and a half with the blower fan on back order and no estimate from Briggs and Stratton as to when it will be available. I hope the replacement fan holds up better. I'll probably shy away from Briggs and Stratton products in the future.
December 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dewey20131975 Quality Product, Great Investment!
I bought this generator to back up my house when the power goes out, and power our deer hunting cabin. The features I really appreciate start with the battery charger that keeps the generator ready to go at any time, the quality engine that is powerful and efficient without being very loud at all. The heavy duty rubber outlet covers, the folding T handle that locks in when you lift it up. The easy to maneuver wheel and tires, and the best part of this generator is it's huge capacity. With 7000 running and up to 8750 surge watts this generator has more than enough wattage to keep the lights on, the heat going, and we can even cook while everyone else is looking for their flashlights. I love this generator and am very glad I didn't cheap out and buy a china made no name generator. I can get parts in a day or two if I need them and the quality is far superior.
March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StormSurvivor2015 DO YOUR MAINTENANCE!!!
Growing up we had several B&S products and rarely had problems with them. I bought this generator for those rare times it is essential. Set my home up for the "big event", did a "dry run", ran the generator and it worked, so naturally I feel safe! Umm, not so much!
The "big event" actually happened. A hurricane like storm (125 year type) hit the Northwest and hundreds of thousands of folks were without power. No problem, I have my house set up...except with only 5.5 hours on my generator, it will not even fire!
After chatting with several guys we determine it is not getting fuel. I pull the carb (in the dark) and clean the main jet (which is covered in nasty green gunk) and put back in, it runs just fine. As it turns out, since I was a young boy, we have garbage gas and YOU MUST DO REGULAR MAINTENANCE or this is what happens. I also had this same exact thing happen on a mower. Times have changed and the gas is ethanol laced and is hard on small engines. Add the gas products and buy the good gas, drain the tanks and carbs when not in use. Otherwise you are not going to have the product when you most need it! Hard to hate on B&S when you don't do your maintenance.
Once up and running, we had plenty of power and kept the food cold and the house warm!
Have I mentioned, do your maintenance?
November 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LarryS Another great product from Briggs & Stratton
Purchased this generator based on ratings in Consumer Reports. Also spent time reviewing comments on the internet who already owned this generator-most comments were very positive. Have not actually had to use the generator yet, but after doing some minor assembly, I fired it up and it ran perfectly.
Also make an effort to support our American companies.
September 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IanMac Fully Met Expectations
I bought the 7000 watt generator as a backup during power outages.
Briggs & Stratton have a great reputation...and there are several dealers in my community. The generator was a breeze to set up and, of course, started instantly. I opted for the 7000 watt model to have the electric start.
A pleasant surprise was the 24/7/365 trickle charge feature which ensures a fully charged battery at all times.
Another positive is the gas tank cut off switch which allows for running the carburetor dry for longer term storage.
I mention these two features as they weren't addressed in the promotional literature I had read!
Really happy with the purchase!
March 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NotAPro Great Generator
I picked up this generator about 3 years ago and had it wired into my house with a 240v 30amp plug running into my main panel with an interlock. This setup allows the generator to run whole house, boiler, well pump, garage doors, washing machine(but not the dryer), and so on. When it’s running you wouldn’t know the power was out except for the humming from the yard. Just a note, it runs much better with premium gas.
September 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KWmike Not Happy
My third Briggs and Stratton generator was a nightmare. I purchased this model six months ago for my hunting camp, maintained and serviced it religiously. After changing oil and running it for the evening it threw a rod. Briggs and Stratton warranty division denied the warranty saying that it ran low on lubrication based on pictures sent from their dealer. If I payed to have it shipped they would review the case. I refused to ship this piece of junk cross country to possibly be denied again. I already had over $900 invested. I have always taken great care of my expensive toys and am very disappointed with their warranty service and this product. Buyer beware!
December 20, 2013