Model # 5943

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Generac 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator


7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • Steel fuel tank and hardened steel cradle provides durability
$977.47 /each

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Product Overview

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Generac OHV Engine

Incorporates splash lubrication
 and provides long life of power.

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Low Oil Shutdown Protection

Prevents engine from damage.

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24/7/365 Customer Support

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Large-Capacity Steel Fuel Tank

Incorporated fuel gauge provides 
durability and extended run times.

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2-Year Limited Warranty

The Generac GP7500E 7,500-Watt Gasoline powered portable Generator is ideal for home use, camping, jobsites and outdoor events. With an 8 Gal. fuel tank, this portable generator can be continuously run for up to 12 hours. The low-tone muffler helps ensure quiet operation and the fuel gauge shows you when refueling are needed.

  • An ergonomic fold-down locking handle to make transport and storage easy
  • Covered, circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Electric start with recoil backup, battery included
  • 420cc engine runs on gasoline
  • Hour meter to track maintenance intervals
  • A 7.5 Gal. steel fuel tank with easy-to-read fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • Low oil shutdown that detects a low oil level and shuts the engine down to prevent engine damage
  • Four 120-Volt 5-20R outlets and one 120/240-Volt L14-30R twist-lock outlet are circuit-breaker protected
  • Low-tone muffler helps ensure quiet operation
  • Heavy duty never-flat wheels for reliable portability
  • Click on the more info tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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Customer Questions & Answers

If the electric start fails, is there a backup method to start the generator?

Asked by: Anonymous
pull cord just above the choke. I tried mine, just to see how many times I would need to pull and it started on the 1st try
Answered by: smurf
Date published: 2016-10-21

If you can't run generator in rain or snow and can,t cover it what do you do?

Since this is gas operated, one cannot use it in a garage or in a place out of the weather. So, is it recommended to construct some sort of cover or "roof " over it as well?
Asked by: Anonymous
After reading the manual thoroughly I as well was perplexed that you normally require the use of a generator in inclement weather. What I have done is secure some eye bolts to my shed and then tied up a tarp large enough to cover the generator so no rain or snow could not get to it. The other end of the tarp could be tied off to a couple of trees or an automobile. I also made sure that the tarp was heavy duty enough and also tilted at an angle so that any snow could run off. Good Luck!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-10-21

how is the wate of this uint

Can one man pick it up?
Asked by: Anonymous
The GP7500, model 5943, has an assembled weight of approximately 201 pounds.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-10-21

Where can I get a new tank?

With the ethonal inthe fuel now I drain my tank so the fuel does not gum up my carb. Now the metal tank has rusted on the inside, rust clogs up fuel filter. Where can I get plastic or fiberglass tank?
Asked by: Rusty
You have the right idea but you went about it wrong. Allow the engine to run and turn off your fuel valve, the engine will stall out when you have burned up all the gas in the system. By doing this you will keep the gas out of the fuel lines and carb. where it can damage components and keep your tank lubricated so that it doesn't rust. Rigging up a tank that was not designed for your generator can be dangerous. It 's not worth burning your house down.
Answered by: Trainer
Date published: 2015-09-20

can you charge the electric start battery with the generator while running?

If the power is out for a long time and the battery does not charge while running, can you periodically plug into the generator while running and recharge the battery?
Asked by: shiloh
Generac’s battery utilized in a portable generator should be connected to an external charger at least once every 30 days; this should be done when the generator is not operating. If there are no other safe alternatives, the charger can be utilized when the unit is running, but only in the event of an emergency. Further maintenance-related information can be located in the Maintenance Section of the product’s owner’s manual. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-05-12

generac vs westinghouse

how does this compare to the westinghouse brand?
Asked by: SN
What type of comparison were you looking for? Moreover, are there specific models that you were looking to compare to one another? Once you are able to identify this information, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) so that we can assist you further.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2015-11-11

how do I decide what wattage portable generator I should buy? Is it harmful to buy a generator that delivers more wattage than I need?

Asked by: Rick
Absolutely not. But keep in mind the larger the generator, the bigger the motor and the more fuel it will use. The scale that I was told to use is.. Add up all your Tool and Appliances watts that you want to run. Add up all running watts. Then add the highest surge watts of "one" tool or appliance. For example, Well pump 1/2hp running watts is 1000w. Surge is 2100w. Furnace Fan 1/2hp running is 800w. Surge is 2350w. Refrigerator is 700w. Surge is 2200w. So what you need to do is add up all running watts. Then add the "one" highest surge watts. So add 1000w + 800w + 700w = 2500w. Now add the "one" highest surge watts. Witch is 2350w. Total watts generator needed 4850w..NOW Find a chart on Tool and Appliance watts. And decide on what your needs are.....Good Luck
Answered by: chuck
Date published: 2016-01-09

my electric co-op will install a meter base w/transfer switch. what connects this generator to the transfer switch? do you sell this item?

generac 7500 gas, elect start portable
Asked by: pearl
I'm sure you have already resolved your problem with your transfer switch hookup to your generator. When I bought my transfer switch kit, everything was included. From generator to switch.
Answered by: chuck
Date published: 2016-01-08
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Customer Reviews

7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 671.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 215 lb boat anchor After 4 years of carefully exercising motor every month and draining gas after EVERY use the motor ran rough.Took to local dealer. I was told metal shavings in oil . Engine is blown and needs to be replaced. Only 10 hours total on unit. Do not buy this overpriced junk.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this a couple weeks ago and had a friend set it up for me. Took no time at all to put i... Purchased this a couple weeks ago and had a friend set it up for me. Took no time at all to put it together and when he hit the start button it fired up and ran smooth. We gave a test run and it ran everything that I wanted. It came with everything and nothing was missing or broke. Being a female and not knowing a thing about generators, I took my friends advice and purchased this one because it had all the features that he recommended after looking at 7 others. Was not planning on spending that much money but electric start is not cheap. Standing next to it was a little on the loud side but I could hardly hear it inside.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have not used it yet but my brother which is an electrician said this is a good brand of genera... I have not used it yet but my brother which is an electrician said this is a good brand of generators and the wattage is enough to run the 110/120 appliances in the whole house. Not enough for the heating and cooling systems but enough.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware I've been trying since last December to get the manufacturer to fix an oil leak. I keep getting the same answer: we have no service centers in your area. Our technician says you have a bad head gasket which we will send you and you can replace it yourself. It is easy to do! I don't know how a technician can properly diagnose my problem over the phone without even laying eyes on my unit. That aside, I'm not a small engine repair person and I don't appreciate the manufacturer continually trying to get me to do their job. It's obviously they do not have an established repair network in this country and they cannot full fill their warranty obligations. I imagine later this year when the warranty period is up they will just tell me "sorry but your unit is out of warranty and we cannot help you since your issue is no longer covered." Buyer beware!
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome generator Charged battery, hooked it up, cranked it up and it started up with ease. Runs great... used it for 5 hours without any problems. Will see how it runs over the long haul.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy and runs well Simple to prepare for use and install wheels and handle. Starts easy and runs well. I use it to power the house in power outages and with a little care it will do it.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I had an electrician help me set it up which I needed because I have no clue. When done it was easy to operate
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs great. The generator was easy to assemble and is small enough to fit easily in the garage for storage.
Date published: 2016-08-23
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