Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skblue56 Very nice basic inverter generator
Have had this generator a little over a month and has performed perfectly. Followed simple instructions and it started right up. Have a friend with a Honda 2000 and he is thinking about getting 1 of these now too. The only things that i have done extra is used fully synthetic oil, and premium gasoline with a fuel addative. My buddy with the honda uses it in his so i figured it couldn't hurt my Lifan. Pretty nice product for 1/2 the price of others.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phoenatic Excellent generator for the money
I've owned this generator for a year and I have had no problems at all it started right up and runs great I went with synthetic oil from the beginning I just feel better about that I'm in Florida and it get hot hear so I feel better. Any way I had a Honda 2000 and nothing against Honda but this unit puts out more wattage and amps for less money and yes" the bonus electric start !!! so it's a no brainier I've had no problem with the wheel kit it roll's fine over grass and on the pavement. The color could have been different but that's the only complaint I have. Just remember to change oil and clean the air filter when needed as for all equipment ...
September 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Benny Arived Broken
When looking at the spark plug instillation, I noticed a gas line not connected to anything. I then took off the side cover and discovered the plastic surrounding the carb was cracked and broken. Returned to Home Depot. The return was easy. Never got to start the unit, so I have no idea how it works. Unit may have been reconditioned by the way it looked and smelled.
March 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PortableGuy Not an electric start product!
I received my generator by ordering it online. It came within a week but it has no battery and no electric start. THAT generator is a 2000iE, I've been told. The reviews above are misleading as the current model is a pull start. The current model actually has a battery compartment and the owner's manual describes the electric start…but the owner's manual is for several different models. HomeDepot.com customer service helped out with this as the manufacturer did not return multiple phone calls. Nonetheless, it is a very good generator and I would buy again.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BonkersTClown Great Product.
I purchased this product to add to my business as a children's entertainer. I can set my sound system right next to it with no problem because this product is Very quiet. NOTHING like other generators. Some sound like a LOUD lawnmower this one you can carry on a conversation next to it with out shouting. The Wheels and handle is a joke but it is light enough that I can pick it up and carry it in one hand. (Like a Heavy Suitcase) LOVE the Key start Directions are a JOKE! You have to hook up one wire for the battery and you have to put oil in it but that is not in the directions.
May 15, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bowh esi2000i
This generator in the picture is not what you will get. I bought one and the box it came in had the same picture as this and listed it as an electric start with gas gage. What you will get is a regular pull start model. So I took it back and reordered. The next one came and the same thing. so I took it back to. If you order this for the electric start by the picture and reviews, you will not get what your expecting. The gen does not match the picture. Not sure if the problem is on Home Depot's end or Lifan's. Maybe both.
February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DdRr Satisfied. Inverter runs everyting in house I need to run.
The Lifan operates as advertised. I am satisfied with it's operation. I do suggest that:
1. The electric start did not work. A sticker that the battery is disconnected at the plug should be on control panel. I did not know this and called the mfg to get permission to open the control panel for acces.
2. Also a Bigger sticker needs to be placed on instructioon Book " Unit is shipped empty of Oil" I did fill with oil. However Some store bought generators do come filled with oil and I did a double check on the Lifan oil
November 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary This unit is about what I expected
We are campers that use a Fifth Wheel unit and have a need for a gen. set on occasion. I didn't want to invest a large sum in those "other" units and thought this might meet our needs. We received the unit and after adding oil and gas tried to fire it up, but with no success. After a little investigation I found that whom ever placed the decal on the gas shut off placed it 90 deg. off so that, On was Off and Off was On. After resolving that issue (I almost sent it back before finding that one) I primed it and it fired right up. We used it last W/E and for the price it met our expectations does what we need and just a little louder than those OTHER brands. This will also be useful at home in a power outage to run some sensitive equipment that I don't even try to run off my 5,000 watt non inverter gen. set.
September 24, 2013