Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 86
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Excellent product, poorly documented
As with many products today, the product assembly and shipping methods change but the product documentation seems to be unchanged from earlier versions. Several items are not "as described" in the literature so following assembly instructions is an exercise in trial and error. My experience was complicated by the accessory box being opened in transit (with lost items) so trying to figure out what was and was not missing became a real time waster. The generator is delivered in what appears to be a closed box. However, the bottom is open and sitting on an open wooden crate. Items that have fallen out the bottom are MIA and until you open the box and do an inventory, you'll have no idea what's missing. The next challenge was submitting a claim for the missing items... now 3 weeks old and I still don't have the items (not a Generac issue). The good news is, the missing items did not affect my ability to use this excellent generator. The bad news is, I have to move a 250+ lb. item without wheels.
June 30, 2015
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoJo Unfortunately this generator has NEVER worked and we are returning it. However, Home Depot made it easy in the return process and hopefully they will
We are waiting to be notified of a pickup date, since the generator did not work. Hopefully that will happen soon and a credit will be forthcoming.
April 14, 2015
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gene Good, solid unit, more than acceptable performance.
I have received the generator, made sure the battery was charged and connected, filled it with oil and gasoline and started it up. It ran like a champ and was very quiet for its size. The initial start-up took some time, probably having to do with getting the oil and gas through the system, so don't worry if it doesn't turn over the first time you push the START button. The oil filter, air filter, ground wire, and spark plug were all in place and ready to go. The spare oil filter, air filter and spark plugs were all there as promised. The problems I see with the unit all have to do with installing/replacing the air filter and the battery. The battery box is secured with bolts and you don't have adequate room to easily get a wrench or pliers on these bolts to loosen or tighten them. As for the air filter, it rests in a box on top of the motor, directly under the gas tank. You literally have to reach up into the generator to unsnap the lid replace the dirty air filter and then re-close the lid. The summer-winter switch is up in there as well. So don't go up in there while the engine is hot! Other than that, I really like the unit and don't regret buying it for a minute. And the best thing of all is that is is made right here in the United States of America!!! My understanding is that all of the "XG" series units are built here, but not all of the other units in other series.
August 7, 2012