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Generac

Model 5943

Internet #202851447

7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

$999.00 /each
  • 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

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Generac 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator
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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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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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If the electric start fails, is there a backup method to start the generator?

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September 6, 2013
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West Chester, PA, USA
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March 18, 2014
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Yes it has a recoil starter
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March 3, 2014
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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
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Westport, CT, USA
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September 26, 2013
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There is a pull start in case your battery dies.
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Shelton, CT, USA
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September 24, 2013
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Yes, if the Electric Start doesn't work, you can still manually pull the recoil cord. It is also easy to start that way as well.
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Bellingham, MA, USA
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September 19, 2013
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There is a backup pull cord, which I consider a necessity on such a piece of equipment.
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Kansas City, MO, USA
September 16, 2013
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Yes, it has a pull start. Battery does not charge when motor is running. Has to be plugged into wall outlet to charge. FYI.
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Spring Grove, PA 17362, USA
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September 9, 2013
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pull cord. no harder to pull than a push mower cord....usually need only 1-2 pulls..
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September 6, 2013
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The GP7500, model 5943, is an electric start generator. The battery used for the electric start is included with the unit upon purchase. A recoil start is available on the unit as a backup method for starting, as well.
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cant decide between generac 7500 or ridgid 6800

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June 6, 2013
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June 13, 2013
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I can't speak to the Rigid as I haven't tried it. I bought 2 of the Generac 7500s and they both failed shortly after purchase. Both seemed to be faulty engine block castings. Generac as a whole make good large generators which I use. The small ones... not so much.
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Riverside, East Providence, RI 02915, USA
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June 10, 2013
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I like the way it arrived ,all that I had to do was put on the wheels handle and add gasoline . It started on the 2 second pull on the cord and the next day I tried the push button start after a night of charging and it started right away, .now 2 two months later I tried it again and on the first pull again it started. The output (amps) is fantastic but I own a 2two family home with 4 refridgerators 1 Read More
I like the way it arrived ,all that I had to do was put on the wheels handle and add gasoline . It started on the 2 second pull on the cord and the next day I tried the push button start after a night of charging and it started right away, .now 2 two months later I tried it again and on the first pull again it started. The output (amps) is fantastic but I own a 2two family home with 4 refridgerators 1 freezer and 25 fish tanks . not to noisey either. Read Less
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Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
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June 9, 2013
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The only brand we have had is the Generac and I can tell you we are very, very happy with the electric starter model we have.
We charge it once a month for 24 hours and run it once a month for 15 minutes.
It starts right up. We are so happy with it.
When we first got it, I had several questions about it and I called the customer service line with Generac and they we very informative and personable.
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The only brand we have had is the Generac and I can tell you we are very, very happy with the electric starter model we have.
We charge it once a month for 24 hours and run it once a month for 15 minutes.
It starts right up. We are so happy with it.
When we first got it, I had several questions about it and I called the customer service line with Generac and they we very informative and personable.
Our experience has been very positive. And our previous generator was Generac and had to use it through several storms and had no problems with it. It was a 5000 unit and we had the wholw house except the stove connected to it.
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June 9, 2013
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do not know about the ridgid but can tell you I am pleased with the 7500.. if you are not going to a permanent type system that turns itself on in a power outage and is say connected to a gas line the only feature that I thought was missing from the 7500 that my neighbor has is a remote start...
Think the electric start is worth the extra 100 dollars btw
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Virginia, USA
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June 8, 2013
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Almost a year ago I bought the Generac 7500 and it was a great choice. Just this morning I was without power and the generator started immediately, after several months of inactivity. It can power all the lights and ceiling fans of my house, all the electrical outlets, plus most appliances in the kitchen, the water pump, the gas water heater, the garage door opener .
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New Jersey
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June 8, 2013
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My electrician recommended Generac for its reliable performance. I am unfamiliar with the other brand.
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Pataskala, OH, USA
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June 7, 2013
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Generac specializes in generators. Rigid has no specialty but does make a very decent product. Definitely a tough choice.
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In Mystic CT
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June 7, 2013
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For what it's worth I just went through the same decision making ordeal myself. I went with the Ridgid for a few reasons and here's why. Maybe not a big deal but,
1. Ridgid has a 3 year warrantee vs. Generac's 2 year.
2. Try moving them both. You have to hold up one end of the Generac's unit while trying to move it basically like a wheelbarrow. The Ridgid's balances the whole unit up and over the axle.
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For what it's worth I just went through the same decision making ordeal myself. I went with the Ridgid for a few reasons and here's why. Maybe not a big deal but,
1. Ridgid has a 3 year warrantee vs. Generac's 2 year.
2. Try moving them both. You have to hold up one end of the Generac's unit while trying to move it basically like a wheelbarrow. The Ridgid's balances the whole unit up and over the axle. It can be moved easily pushing or pulling it like using a hand truck to move heavy appliances. This is what they mean by zero gravity. It takes very little effort to move it.
3. Now the Generac 7500 has a little more watts to offer than the Ridgid 6800 but here's the real kicker. The Ridgid has an idle down feature like more exspensive generators. It will idle down when there's not a big demand for electric supply from the generator then automacticly increases the speed and output when there's a need for more power. You save on fuel, wear and tear on the motor and generator. You don't get this feature on the generac. They both get 12 hrs on 8 gallons of gas at 50% load. The Ridgid will get better if your under 50% because of the idle down feature. It's possible to get between 12-14 hrs.
4. Another feature that could be real useful is the removable control panel. You can get the 25' extension cord for the control panel for around $45-$50 off the Internet, I've seen them as high as $276.00 unbelievable, I've priced them. You can also buy 20ft choke cables. See we're this is going. That's right you can choke it and start and stop it from inside the house.
5. The Ridgid has a Yamaha motor which from what I hear is an excellent motor as far as reliability goes. The Generac uses an imported motor with Generacs name on it. The Generac 7500 doesn't come with their USA made motor that Generac's top of the line model uses.
All other features are about the same even the paint color scheme.
For the little difference in price between them, the Ridgid is a no brainer.
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have GP7500 watt generac I dont see a reset button for hour meter. Does it reset automatically after an oil change?

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woodridge ny
April 6, 2013
reset button or does it do it automatically after an oil change
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Kansas City, MO, USA
April 9, 2014
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no, it just tracks the total number of hours of operation.
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Hour meter shows total hours and isn't resettable
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See Page 6 of the Owners manual. The Hour meter is self resetting.
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Huntsville, AL, USA
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Hour meter flashes for either an hour or two before and after the service is due. Then the flash stops until the next service interval.
There is no reseting the hour meter. It is just like the speedometer on the car, you want to know exactly how many hours are on the equipment.
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Haven't run it that long yet.
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No, most power equipment has a continuous power meter to know how many hours it has been in use. I just write the hours at the next oil change on masking tape and stick it to the unit.
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New Britain, CT
April 7, 2013
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Best thing to do is to keep a maintainance log and keep track of when you change the oil, just as you would an odomoter on a car. This way you know exactly when you should change your oil. No reset neccessary, just keep a proper log as you should with all maintainance on your generator to keep it performing in top notch condition when you need it to.
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Huntington, NY, USA
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Hello Mike,
No, there is no reset button for the hours meter on the unit. Like an odometer on your vehicle it keeps a tally of total hours on the generator. You would have to keep a record, like a piece of tape on the side use a sharpie pen and record the hours of your oil change as a reminder. Be well. KJH
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can I leave the battery plugged in and charging when not in use for an extended period of time.

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April 14, 2013
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the manual says don't use the charger for more than 48 hours
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Yes, you should
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The charger should not be plugged in for more than 48 hours at a time. We recommend charging the battery once a month if possible.
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According to the manual the battery is not supposed to be left charging more than 24 hours.
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December 19, 2012
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You can get a trickle charger that just sends enough juice to the battery to keep it charged. Won't send a charge if its not needed. Costs between $20 and $60, so search around. I don't believe that you would want it on a "full time" charger. Get the trickle charger.
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Not the charger that comes with the generator. 48 hours is the max time to leave it plugged in.
If you get a Battery Tender then you can leave it plugged in indefinately.
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Most batteries should not be charged continuously for long periods of time, unless they have a trickle type charger. I leave mine charging for maybe an hour or two once or twice/month. Unless you're starting it often (and thereby draining the battery), then you shouldn't need to charge it for very long or very often.
Caution, it will not charge simply by running the engine like an automobile will.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 628 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Runs great. The generator was easy to assemble and is small enough to fit easily in the garage for storage. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator Works great I can power my whole house including my hot water heater and my well pump August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Generac is an outstanding brand I assembled it and the next day we lost power. I had the gas ready and it fired up immediately. Ran for about 4 hours with no hiccup. I was very familiar with Generac. I operated a Generac as our back-up power system. Much larger, of course. August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great generator purchase Delivered on time and was easy to assemble. Started right up. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to Assemble and Operate Very easy to assemble, add oil, and start generator. Started up immediately. Did operational test with home 3.5 ton air conditioner on-line. Carried the load with no problem. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase! Great purchase! Easy oo start, low noise level, ran for over 10 hours on 5 gallons of gasoline, easy too move and looks great. August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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! June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So far, so good. Purchased this Generac just under one month ago. Have only had one opportunity to use it...at my daughter's wedding reception (outdoor, tent, lights, etc.). Power usage tripped the breaker we had everything on. The generator started without any problems and ran like a champ until we could figure out what caused the original problem. At that moment, it was the best purchase I've ever made. We'll see going forward, but I don't anticipate any problems. May 24, 2016
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