Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 89
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary This Generator is attractive and compact
Initially was hard to start. It took 4 hours to get it going. Not sure what happened. The location of some of the parts like the gas filter are tucked away and hard to get to. Some electric wires were too short and routed in awkwardly like blocking the oil dipstick.
It start fine now. I only used it to run an electric drill as a test. It is noisy and the instructions are poorly written. For the money, I think the above could be improved. A note in the instruction stated that it cannot run on 85 gas/15 Ethanol. Congress is considering going to that product.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimY Great so far
The generator was delivered on friday and I put is together and tested it on Saturday. Assembly was simple and everything seems to work as expected. The axle shipped with the generator was about 2 inches too short and would not allow me to install the wheels. Generac is shipping a replacement that I expect to receive in a few days and everything should be OK.
August 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BinkD Runs Greats and meets our needs
Purchased this unit with a portable freezer to keep it cold while traveling. So far we have been very happy with this unit. Oil changes are easy; however, the air filter is a bit tricky to access.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blake Business Use
Generator is fantastic for the price. Runs a whole unit for our business and still has additional power for anything more we need. We have no complaints!
July 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rufus Work Site Power house
I bought this unit to power my roof welding machine...it will run my single ply membrane robot welder and the hand welder with no problem. If we are doing electric screw guns for putting down insulation or metal decking I haven't found the limit. This machine is a work horse.
If you're looking for a machine that will run all day and not buck at any load you put on it this is the one.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheOne Generac XG 10,000-12500-Watt Gas
This is one trusting generator to have in your garage just in case of emergency and needs for your ALL home electrics needs. I have this unit for 3 years now and its ready for duty, anytime we need it. I have used it for several times by now. Its user friendly controls start / stop, fuel shut-off, and choke plus it have an illuminated LED control panel. Very handy power bar, track how much power you are using and how much power you have to spare with power bar. I test and used all the same times, 3 LED TVs up to 52", 6 large rooms with lights all LED or CFL Light Bulbs, Electric Stove, Well pump, Two Garage door Openers, WiFi router and networking equipment, 5 Laptops 1 Desktop PC, Oil Burner and water pumps two zones, Washer and Dryer, Dishwasher, and some other small appliances and lights around the house and garages NO PROBLEM for this generator and for as long as almost 4 days!! Covered outlets provide added protection! It comes with a Generac’s OHVI 530 cc MADE IN USA Motor, utilizes full pressure lubrication to provide long and trouble-free for years of services. A very useful tip: If you perches this or any battery back-up generators make sure you invest in a good Trickle Battery Charger/conditioner and leave it on your generator's battery year-round and you be all-set in time of need to start your Generators. Usually prices starts from $15 and up. Stay worm and stay happy!
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rigrnr Excellent Generator
Unit starts quickly and run flawlessly. Put out enough power to run my 4 bedroom house with no problem.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by manny Made in USA
I purchase this Generac XG 10000 Watts Portable unit.
Installing the wheels was the easy part. The oil opening is very tight under the tank and very narrow so that no funnel fits properly in. I spilled quite a bit of oil until I rigged up a hose to a funnel and this way succeeded to fill oil to the crank case. The battery connecting cables are also in a very tight spot. A real pain to connect. I then filled just about 4 gallons gasoline to get it running. As per instructions I pulled the choke switched the fuel to on position and push start button to start. It cranked but it would not start. I checked the spark and it was ok. Checked the fuel and that was ok. And so after stressing for an hour I gave up and decided to take it back top the store. Next morning before loading it on my trailer I gave it another try. I turned the fuel knob to on, pulled the choke real hard and it started with no problem first time.
I concluded that the choke armature was slightly bent at the source and it prevented the choke to extend all the way. I easily fixed that just by gently jamming a screw driver between the choke armature and the obstructing holding plate. And it started every time since with absolutely no problem.
As a foot note I want to say that this company is very bad about service. Most stores give you 30 days to return item, after that you’re on your own. Generac recommends places to repair, however, some are out dated and out of business and most others don’t want to repair Generac brand. Yet others are very far from where one lives. No one makes house calls.
I had this problem with a previous Generac 7500 Watts. It ran ok for 10 years, then it broke and I could not get it serviced. I ended up donating it.
Generac is made by Generac in the good old USA
I recommend it with no less than 10000 watts for the whole house.
January 26, 2013