Model # HGCA3000

Internet #202051313

Homelite 3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator-DISCONTINUED

Discontinued Homelite

3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator-DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

Homelite packs a lot of performance into this generator. The Homelite 3000 Watt Portable Generator features a 4 gallon metal fuel tank for up to 12 hours of runtime at 50% load. The display panel offers a digital screen to measure voltage, hertz, hours and low lubricant alert. The engine uses a low-lubricant engine shut-down so you never have to worry about running your engine dry- this feature will protect your engine and ultimately provide longer engine life. With 3000 Running watts and 3500 starting watts, this unit is ideal for recreational use or quick back-up during storms, and offers (2) 20 Amp outlets and (1) 30 Amp outlet. Add to that the durable roll-cage frame design and a 2 year warranty, and you get the performance and reliability of the Homelite 3000.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • The generator features 3000 running wattage and 3500 starting wattage for your basic power needs
  • The generator features a 4-in-1 digital display for ease of use
  • The generator comes with a 2-year warranty
  • The generator includes a handle and wheels for easy portability
  • Click on the “More Info” tab to download the specifications pdf to view the wattage requirement guide

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Name 3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator-DISCONTINUED 4750-Watt Generator with Electric Start Power Equipment PO3608 Gas Powered 3650/4550-Watt Portable Remote Start Generator with Wheel Kit CARB Compliant 3500-Watt Gasoline Powered Digital Hybrid RV Ready Portable Generator with Quiet Technology
Brand Homelite WEN Firman Champion Power Equipment
Ratings (26) (24) (0) (144)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Generator Features Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit Automatic Voltage Regulation,Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Continuous Wattage 3000 3750 3650 3500
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant
Fuel type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
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Product Height (in.)
Product Length (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Built-in inverter
Continuous Wattage
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine manufacturer
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Fuel type
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
Generator Features
Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
Horsepower (hp)
6.5 hp
Number of circuits/outlets
Operational volume (dB)
Osha Required GFCI Outlets
Peak Wattage
Product Weight (lb.)
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)
Voltage (volts)
Wheel Kit Included

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year

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Customer Questions & Answers

What spark plug type dose it use?

Asked by: gerard
Hello Gerard. This uses a Champion Spark Plug N64Y or equivalent. This information can also be found in the Features section of your product manual. Thanks for your question!
Answered by: Homelite
Date published: 2016-01-19
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Customer Reviews

3,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Generator-DISCONTINUED is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warranty is worthlessless I ran this new generator for about 35 hours over a 5 day period. It suddenly stopped working, so I took it to an authorized repair center. The push rod retainer had broken and the rockers were completely off. homelite refused to honor the dealer's request for reimbursement so I got stuck with the bill. Apparently internal part failure is not covered by the warranty. I spoke to a customer service and they said too bad, it's not covered. I AM DONE BUYING HOMELITE JUNK!
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay away from this one! I bought this unit in September 2010. Just a few days before Hurricane Irene, I went to start it, gas was pouring out the bottom of the carbuerator. I had only used the generator for about one hour up to this point. It has now been 3 months waiting for a carbuerator, and the generator is still not useable. The people at Homelite were extremely rude, could not care less about fixing my generator. My advise, spend a little more money and get a Generac
Date published: 2011-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad machine for a cheap inport. I have owned other Homelite products as I know they can do the job when needed. This generator is just for emergencies, and could not handle the torture of being used daily as a "work" generator. Parts on it are not as quality as others. There is not even a manufacturers name on the engine. Brigs? Honda? Techumsun? Not in the least. Some knock off engine from China. I hope I get 300 hours out of it.
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked...then didn't. I bought this generator just before Hurricane Irene last year (2011). Unfortunately I ordered online so I didn't get it until after the power came back on. Oh well. It started out as a great little machine. worked as advertised. I used it when we lost power during the Halloween snowstorm. It worked like a charm. Althought the wheels leave a little to be desired. I drained all the gas and put it away for winter (in the basement warm and dry). I haven't used it since. I ran it a total of about 12 hours. Well I say I haven't used it since...but that isn't really the truth. I tried to use it today, just to get it ready in case we get some more storms and it leaked gas like crazy. I haven't taken it back to HD yet, but I am assuming like the other reviewers it is either the carb or a blocked fuel filter and they won't do anything. I am really disappointed that after 12 hours it is now a giant paperweight. Hopefully it can be fixed for cheap.
Date published: 2012-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from questionable quality digital meter too dim to read in daylight. A good feature of little use.
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product offers great benifits for use during or after storms ??? This item was purchased after huricane Irene. We lost power for five days and lost all foods in our frig. and large upright freezer. ($700 to $800) With this generator we hope that will not happen again. It arrived in short order and with-out any damage. Assembly was easy, which was great! I put the oil in and filled it with gas and to my amazement it started on the first pull! It is quite and stores easly in very little room. This is one of those things where I hope I never use it but its there if some thing happens! Ted in MA
Date published: 2011-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homelite 3000 generator enough power for sump pump and a refrigerator. On wheels to make it easy on my back. 10-12 hours run time allows a good nights sleep. Quiet running.
Date published: 2011-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generator review Ordered the generator on line - it was delivered in 10 days. Very easy to operate, the generator basically started on the first pull of the chord. I would recommend this for those who are in need of a small capacity generator.
Date published: 2010-09-19
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