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RIDGID 6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360
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RIDGID

6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360

  • Electric start Yamaha OHV commercial-grade engine
  • GenSmart LCD display monitors essential functions
  • Idle-Down: saves fuel, reduces noise and wear on the engine
$999.00 /each

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RIDGID Power Tools offers reliable, clean power with the RIDGID portable generator line. This 6800-Watt electric start generator with Idle-Down is engineered to handle your toughest power needs on the jobsite or at home. The Idle-Down function automatically idles the engine when power is not required, helping prevent wear and tear on the engine and alternator, increasing overall runtime, and reducing noise. With a heavy-duty 357cc OHV Commercial-Grade Yamaha Engine, this Generator delivers 6800 Running -Watt (8500 Surge/Starting -Watt) and features a large 7 Gal. fuel tank for up to 9.5 hours of runtime at 50% load. Featuring the Armour Alternator with AVR, this generator produces 6800-Watt of Clean Power so you can power everything from a laptop to a table saw. This generator features the GenSmart monitoring system that displays essential functions including Wattage, Voltage, Hertz, Hours of use and even reminds you when its time for maintenance. The heavy-duty Zero-Gravity hand-truck frame design and 10 in. tires keeps the unit protected while making it easy to transport even in the toughest conditions. The outlet panel features four 120-Volt 20-Amp (GFCI Protected) standard outlets and one 240-Volt 30-Amp Twist Lock outlet to meet all your power needs. Backed by a 3-year commercial warranty, you can trust RIDGID to work as hard as you do.

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  • 6800 running Watt (8500 surge/starting Watt)
  • Yamaha MZ360 OHV commercial-grade engine with electric start
  • Clean power, ideal for sensitive electronics - less than 6% THD
  • Idle-down for improved efficiency and quieter operation
  • Four 120-Volt 20-Amp (GFCI protected), and one 240-Volt 30-Amp twist lock outlet
  • GenSmart display for monitoring essential functions including Wattage
  • 7 Gal. fuel tank for up to 9.5 hour runtime at 50% load
  • Zero gravity hand-truck frame design
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Click on the "more info" tab to download the specifications pdf to view the - Wattage requirement guide

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How to empty gas tank

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Question was how to empty gas tank and I don't completely empty. I have small plastic syphon that use and change gas (with stabilizer) about every 6 months. Gas that comes out use in lawn mower. My neighbor and I are firm believers in running motors every 3 months for a few minutes. That includes generator, mower & snow thrower. We think it keeps moisture out & things a moving (lubricated). Plus if
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Question was how to empty gas tank and I don't completely empty. I have small plastic syphon that use and change gas (with stabilizer) about every 6 months. Gas that comes out use in lawn mower. My neighbor and I are firm believers in running motors every 3 months for a few minutes. That includes generator, mower & snow thrower. We think it keeps moisture out & things a moving (lubricated). Plus if
a problem, hopefully will catch before the power goes out. So far, my Rigid 6800 is great. Have a good day & if any one has better thoughts please give a yell.
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There are many ways to empty the gas tank, you can use hand pump transfer the gas or please read the owner's manual in emptying the gas tank.
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Start the engine and let it run until it's out of gas.
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Why is there no removable control panel

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It is advertised, but the panel is not removable, the model is RD906814P
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My RD6800 is older but the Smart-gen control panel removes easily. There is a snap buckle on the side of the control panel. Once released you pivot the entire unit on the right side and it comes out. From there you can disconnect the control panel and attach an appropriate extension cord. This was handy as I was able to keep the control panel inside the house while the generator ran outside the house.
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The one I own is removable.
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how do i fix my idle down

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idle down is not working
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It will only idle down when there is no load.
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Call our Customer Service Techs for trouble shooting assistance.
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Test the generator under heavy load. Switch off circuits individually until there is zero load. Typically, these circumstances produce the most noticeable idle down condition.
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Does engine have pressure lubrication ?

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Does engine have pressure lube and if so is there an oil filter ?
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No. A single air cool cylinder engine. A great machine! Ziggy
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 255 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fine generator until 5 years This generator ran like a top and still starts no problem. I've had less than 100 hours on it over the past 5 years. Stored inside and carefully maintained. Recently I took it out to use with my power tools. Started right up but no power. I brought it to a registered Ridgid service center where they informed me it needed a new generator head assembly! That was bad enough but then the generator head assembly is obsolete and no longer available! So now I have a $1,000 metal brick that cost me an arm and a leg per hour to use! Ridgid has not offered any help toward the purchase of a new generator. I'm done with them. I'll spring for a Honda that costs twice as much but at least I can count on it. Maybe Ridgid has improved on the generator head with the new model but how can you trust them? What will happen in 5 years? It blows my mind that they no longer have the main part that makes a generator a generator! August 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fairly good product Got this about three years ago after about 12 hours of use the regulator went hay wire and the thing wouldn't put out so I made a call to the home depot where they told me they'd have to send it to Atlanta Ga. to have it checked at the repair center , I did Not like that at all. I also didn't like home depot at the time couldn't supply me with the service location phone number where I could keep tabs on the repair process but I managed to fine it with out their help AT ALL, Just didn't seem right spending that kind of money and rely on their word alone anyway I got it figured out. When the unit was repaired they called me to come pick it up after about a week and a half, I had to look at my unit's numbers to match it up to be sure I got mine back because it was so dusty and several tags on it, so after I got it home I put fuel in and tested it out while it was operating after about 15 min's the engine shut off so I restarted it and after a few min's it again shut off then I checked the little filter and it had apparent dirt in it. I then cleaned the filter drained the fuel from the line into a large clear clean jar and dirt wan in the tank but after I cleaned the tank and filter then went to town for a new oil change just in case dust got in the oil. After my cleaning and oil change the unit functions as it is apparently designed. When the storm(s) and heavy rain fall come here in Louisiana the utility power was gone for about a week and this unit pulled it's weight very well. So far we've used it around eight times ranging from 4 hours to running days at a time just stop to refuel and check oil and no problems. My biggest problem was with the apparent unclean sloppy conditions at the repair location because home depot can't repair these even tho they charge you like 18 dollars to check em out but they can't do that it's just a charge they do but you get that back when you pick up the machine after it's been repaired. Other than that with having to clean up my unit and servicing it out it's been working very well. I use a treatment to counter act the harmful effects of the gas they make / sell these days and wouldn't run it without the treatment or the real gas if you can find it because I can hear and see the benefits of proper fuel treatment. Oh I used the so called stable fuel for storage and it ran bad so I don't use that type stuff, had to drain that stuff out and put and used Lucas E-10 E-15 E-85 FLEX FUEL ETHANOL fuel conditioners with stabilizers it works great and don't gum it up. May 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your money I got an amazing 28 hours out of the generator before the problems began. Idle control issue and the materials used for the gas tank and fuel cap are pure trash. Properly used fuel condensation preventive additives and the tank completely rusted after 3 months. It gets better, after I resolved the rusty tank by the end of the year the gas cap itself had rusted to the point it fell apart in pieces. Found several forums explaining the less than desirable cheap gas tank used. So currently attempting to find replacement parts and check the Rigid site or aftermarket and no sells a tank or the gas cap because of the know issue. Wasted $1000. January 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase Purchased two years ago after moving into a all electric house in an area that's notorious for extended power outages, also wired in a transfer switch at the same time. First year we never lost power and every time I looked at it all I could see was a $1000 paper weight. Second year of ownership we've had a number of extend outages since October putting 83 trouble free hours on it, It's powered my entire house (High efficiency green home) including a mini split heat pump, hot water heater and stove although I wouldn't recommend the stove and hot water heater at the same time. The generator is stored indoors and operates in an open but covered area and haven't noticed any rust or oxidization that other reviewers have mentioned. Overall this is a great product! March 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Generator I have had this generator for a few years now. Starts every time almost instantly. I do however take better care than most people would. I only use ethanol free fuel as ethanol is horrible on gasoline engines and renders stabilizer useless, I stabilize the fuel, when storing I drain the carb, and I put a battery tender on the battery once every few months. I noticed some of the reviews say you cant get parts for these and all I can say is a quick web search and you can buy every nut and bolt on the thing. March 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Would buy it again!! Love the product, works as it should. Very easy to manage... April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RIDGID Genset Standing Hurricane Alert Starts first time - every time (rope or battery), instructions (package) clear and accurate, 'Idle-down' keeps noise level comfortable, controls simple and convenient to operate, carries 6-7K with no problem (will handle anything I have to put on it), compact - weight well balanced - easy to move around, convenient to service.. . . and good looking, too. I'm running it wired direct to home main frame (30 amp) and using it for public utiities back-up (hurricanes). As a test (unintentionally), I ran the RIDGID Genset four hours (local power was actually off) washing two motor vehicles, which required use of a 1hp-220 pump as well as an electric power washer (+ 3 refrigerators, a freezer, and misc fans, lights, etc.), without a problem. -- August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well engineered and manufactured Generator, Yamaha engine (China) and control panel seem to be well engineered and quality manufactured. Control panel is full featured showing voltage, power, cycles per sec, hours. Idle down is great engine feature. Engine speed (CPS) is adjustable as well as idle speed although this is not advertised or shown in the manual. Engine cranks and runs smoothly. Electric start works well. Frame is well made and sturdy, good wheels. Unit is fairly noisy but no problem for running outside with distant neighbors. Review written with about 12 hours on unit including test loads. January 16, 2016
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