Model # 6515

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Generac GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord
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Generac

GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord

  • 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
$799.00 /each

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Get power when and where you need it, no matter where you go. Generac's rugged, dependable portable generators are designed to deliver power wherever you are. The GP6500E electric start portable generator is an affordable solution for many different applications. This unit is ideal for tailgating, camping, power tool use and emergency home backup power. This generator offers four 5-20R 120-Volt outlets and one L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240-Volt outlet with covers for protection from weather, tampering and debris and ships with a 20 ft. generator cord.

  • Generac's 389cc OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life
  • Low oil shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage
  • Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals
  • Electric start model for easy operation
  • Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times
  • Covered outlets provides added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Hardened 1-1/4 in. steel tube cradle for added durability and strength
  • Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage
  • Heavy duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability
  • Circuit breakers help provide overload protection
  • Plug-in battery charger jack keeps battery charged and ready to go
  • Includes engine oil, 20 ft. generator cord, and quick-start guide



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Customer Questions & Answers

does it also have a pull start and what HP is it?

Asked by: JP2015
Generac's GP6500E portable generator, model number 6515, features a manual recoil starter which may be utilized if the battery is discharged, thereby negating electric start capabilities. Also, please note that Generac does not rate it’s portable generator engines by horsepower. The engines are rated by displacement, and the GP6500E utilizes a 389cc engine.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-11-03

Is battery included? With gp6500e

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it is included. Just bought generator w/battery and the battery was never used. It started the generator first try.
Answered by: Geno
Date published: 2015-09-17

is it quiet running

is it quiet running
Asked by: browneyes
As there is no industry standard set for testing the sound output ratings of a portable generator, we are unable to provide decibel ratings for any of our portable units. However, with the low-tone muffler that is featured on many of our portables, we consider the sound output of these units to be comparable to portable models of alternative manufacturers.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2017-01-01

what country is this built in?

Asked by: sawash
Generac's GP6500E is manufactured to our specifications by a partner overseas.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-12-29

can I get a starter kit for my GP6500 Generac to make it electric start?

can I get a starter kit for my GP6500 Generac to make it electric start?
Asked by: Okee
We do not manufacture kits to retrofit a GP6500 non-electric start model with electric start capabilities. Please know that attempting to modify your unit post-purchase is not recommended as doing so will immediately void the product's warranty.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2017-01-13

How many amps is the cord?

Asked by: Hope
The cord included with the GP6500E fits into the L14-30R 30A twist lock outlet on the unit's control panel. As loads connected via this outlet cannot exceed 30A, we would not recommend attempting to connect a load larger than this specified rating.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-11-03

Will this generator run a Miller 135 wire welder?

Asked by: Davie
The GP6500E portable generator can cover a wide range of household appliances and items, however the exact items it can cover will vary for each application. The GP6500E portable generator is rated for a continuous output of 6500 watts, with a rated amperage of 54.2 amps at 120 volts, or 27.1 amps at 240 volts. You will want to ensure that all of the items you intend to run will not exceed this rating.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2015-09-17

What is the decible level of the GP6500E under full load

Asked by: JimT
Because there is no industry standard for testing sound levels on portable products, we do not currently list a decibel rating for any of our portable generators.
Answered by: Generac
Date published: 2016-06-24
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GP6500E 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Cord is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 300.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Assembly was fairly easy and straightforward. Although heavier than my previous generator, it is... Assembly was fairly easy and straightforward. Although heavier than my previous generator, it is still quite easy to move around. Unit started easily first time. Started again as a test after a month and works perfect. I am 70 years old, so the electric start is great! Only improvement I would suggest is a meter or indicator of battery charge. Customer service recommended charging for 24 - 48 hours once every month - which is okay since I plan to run the unit once a month anyway, and I understand there is always a pull start as an alternative.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We live in Florida so having a generator is a big deal, it should almost be a requirement in your... We live in Florida so having a generator is a big deal, it should almost be a requirement in your home when you live here. When the hurricanes come and knock out your power you'll be happy you spent the money. This one is more expensive than others but as you can tell from the reviews it's a great buy regardless. It's built to last and provides a great amount of power.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Runs good and easy to start Working great so far. The electric start is a great feature. I installed the handle and wheels and added oil. Started right up first try. My only complaint would be that the metal cover around the engine was dented but I didnt bother exchanging it because it took me about an hour to unbox and assemble and I didn't want to do it all over again.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have had the pleasure of not having to use my generator that I purchased just over a year ago. However for the first time this summer it was finally used but yet again not by me. During a series of severe weather outbreak a friend of mine last power due to downed trees. I offer my generator to him to help keep his basement from flooding. His intention were just to use it for the sump pump. He ended up running not only the pump, but his freezers, refrigerator, air conditioning units and other things. He used it for 40 hours straight and forgot he was even on a generator until he had to fill it after the first 27 hours of run time.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from difficult product to work, poor directions and pictures THe position of these levers and buttons are all on different side s of the motor. THe oil dip stick is difficult to see the oil level on and remove; pooring gasoline is cumbersome; the manual has poor pictures to see levers and buttons. Direction are also difficult to follow. I will have to practice many times to be able to follow all the multi steps to turn on this generator
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Generator Saved My Butt I bought this generator a few years ago and boy did it save my butt. I lost power last winter and had to use my new generator. Having it I was able to Heat my house and keep my refrigerator cold. I also had some lights wired too. Having this generator made my wife happy and that is what's important. A happy wife is a happy life. This was money well spent. Thank You General.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price This generator works great and I got it for a great price on sale. I havn't used it much, but it starts right away and seems to have a lot of power. The only complaint I have is that getting the cotter pins in for the wheels is a bit hard how they have them positioned. Other than that the generator seems to be great so far.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest thing since sliced bread There's nothing I can say that would even come close to doing this machine justice , bought another generator from a competitor , biggest mistake I could have made. The features, durability and quality is second to none , highly recommended this to anyone over any other brand .
Date published: 2016-10-13
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