GE 17,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch-040380 - The Home Depot


Model # 040380

Internet # 203603824

17,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch

GE 17,000-Watt Air Cooled Home Generator System with Symphony II Whole House 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch

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$4,499.00 / each


Model # 040380

Internet # 203603824

The patented Symphony II power controls provide a managed power solution that gives you access to every powered item in your home, just not at the same time by using power management modules, appliances are prioritized and turn on and off based on need and the electrical load placed on your generator

  • 4-year limited parts and labor warranty
  • Durable, rust-resistant galvanneal steel enclosure
  • Powered by a premium-grade Vanguard engine
  • Clean, stable power
  • Each generator system includes a transfer switch, 2-Symphony II power management modules, basic wireless monitor, hour meter, battery charger and oil

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Assembled Depth (in.)  34 in  Assembled Height (in.)  31 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  48 in  Height (in.)  31 
Product Height (in.)  31  Product Length (in.)  48 
Product Width (in.)  34  Width  34.00 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Color Family  Gray 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Continuous Wattage  17000 
Engine Displacement (cc)  993  Engine Make  OEM Branded 
Hour Meter  Yes  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Operational volume (dB)  69.1  Product Weight (lb.)  484 lb 
Remote Monitoring  Included  Response time (sec.)  20 
Returnable  Non-Returnable  UL Listing  1-UL Listed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Manufacturer Warranty  5 year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Clearly not what I expected The generator looks good, but looks are deceiving. The gen has 4.6 hrs on it and doesn't run. The time we needed power, it failed. We have two codes which are flashing "under voltage and under frequency". We have contacted GE over three weeks ago and still no word as to when it will be fixed or replaced. I choose GE over all the other brands thinking it would be of high quality above all other standards. I now wish I went with another manufacturer and probably would had saved some money. September 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it I bought this because of my bed ridden mother and shortly after its instillation we had power failure and I didn't know it until my neighbors came to the door wondering how i had power when the neighborhood had none. July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best purchase I made. We've had our 17Kw generator over 4 years and it has performed flawlessly. We loose power 6-8 times a year and every time the generator kicks in within 90-120 seconds and powers us back up. I bought this size to run our central A/C in the summer which is has. Last Christmas we had a sever ice storm and lost power for 5 ½ days. We powered our two neighbors plus our house with no problems. During this ice storm outage, I shut down the generator every two days just to check the oil. After 5 ½ days of near constant running, it was a little over ¼ quart low…no big deal. We have the generator serviced annually by our installer to keep it in tip-top shape. Best money you can spend. I recommend this generator to anyone think of getting one. April 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It was therre when we needed it! We had 30 guests at our house for Thanksgiving dinner. At 12:30, when 3 ovens, the cooktop, 3 crock pots, the coffee pot, 3 refrigerators and two freezers all were in full swing, a skidding vehilcle took out a utility pole. Within a minute, our new generator was at nearly max output, and powered our house for 4 hours. Can you imagine the disaster, if we had not installed this great generator just the month before? We would have had no lights, no heat, no water (no flush!), no food; many calls to the power company... as it was, not many of the guests were even aware of what had happened. Thank you, GE, and thanks to Pete, John and Pat who did the installation. December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GE 17KW Geenerator The GE 17KW Standby Generator is probably the best value for a generator of this size available. My generator was installed about 18 months and it has provided me with nothing but steady and reliable service. The installation was completed in a day, without problems, and the installers from New Hampshire Generator Installers were knowledgeable and friendly. May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product! I bought this generator in 2010, it has performed flawlessly ever since.Had a bad storm a month after purchase, causing a power outage of 60 hrs.I let my neighbors use my freezer. May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding experience! Since we purchased our stand-by genset, we feel much more secure in what nature and the local utilities throw our way. May 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by To Soon to Tell It can take up to 5 attemps to start on auto, 3 times not starting at all. Installer has been good about responding. Still don't trust the unit because of this. Motor sounds like it is missing when it is running. I was told at the time of installation that this would happen. I was told by the Tech that Briggs & Stratton say this is acceptable & should clear up with time. The tech also speculated that the electronic gov. may be an issue. It just sounds like it might cut off when running after spending that much money. March 4, 2014
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