Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt A real value
So-here's the deal:
When I received it it was covered in oil. There is a reason. There is a few ounces of oil left in the crankcase for shipping/storage. This leaks out the crankcase vent if the box is set on its end or side. That is the CARRIER's fault, not Home Depot or the manufacturer's. A few seconds with soapy water, all clean. BLOW DRY THE THING WITH A LEAF BLOWER. Then read the manual. PUT AT LEAST ONE QUART OF OIL IN THE ENGINE, it may need a LITTLE MORE TO FILL IT TO THE FULL POINT-which per the manual will result in a little overflow. DON'T GO BY THE DIPSTICK. IF YOU DON'T IT WILL BE AT BEST HARD TO START or WILL NOT START. and yes, you will NEED A FUNNEL.
Past that-lives up to expectations. Quiet, even under a load. Weighs half of what my old one does. Put a gallon of gas in it, turned the fuel on, hit the primer bulb ten times, started on the first pull.
I like it, most folks will too. I lucked up and got it on sale, added bonus. With the Honda equivalent costing at least $2k, this is great.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happycamper Works just like it should
I bought this online from home depot. There was a one day sale for $550.00. It arrived in just a few days. I unboxed it, prepped it properly and it fired off on the 1st pull. It runs the a/c, water pump, and lights in my travel trailer with the econ switched on. I would suggest to all of those who had trouble with theirs take the time to actually set the generator up. Put oil in it, put gas in it, oil the air filter, and turn the gas on.
July 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Poor Performance
Bought based on recommendations. Started well first few times. Thought that this would turn out to be a very good purchase. When actually needed the generator to provide power for my RV, it wouldn't keep running. Any resistance load placed on the inverter causes it to load and die. Then it's unbelievably difficult to start again. If all I wanted to do was charge batteries or run lights, it would run for 15 minutes and then die. Again, difficult to start. After pulling starter cord for 30 minutes, wouldn't start. Not a generator to depend on at all. Now searching for someone to replace a frayed starter cord. Looking for a shop that can go through this terrible generator that can make it start and run. Hind sight - should not have bought this brand!!!
June 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dman Who needs a honda!
Best money Spent! Runs 15,000 BTU AC with the microwave running at the same time.
February 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by radef Junk, Junk, Junk
Was broken when I received it. Can't imagine how one of these can survive the trip from china. Lots of cheap plastic parts.
The entire choke lever & shaft assembly is made of plastic & molded as a single piece. The shaft on mine was broken when I received it. Even if it wasn't, it would have broken after a few dozen starts. Less in the winter when the plastic becomes even more brittle. Fortunately, Home Depot took it back with no questions asked--I think that they expect to see quite a few of these returned.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShenandoahPark Perfect for my needs.
I read the reviews for this generator before purchasing and must say folks must not know how to follow directions. I unboxed the generator, popped off the side cover and performed the setup as called for in the instructions. I filled the engine with oil (yes you must do that, the unit comes dry), oiled the air filter, and filled it with gas. I turned the gas valve on and pumped the fuel bulb probably 20 times. I pulled the starter rope 4 or 5 times to circulate the oil, turned the switch on, set the choke and it fired up 1st pull and still does. It runs the air conditioner in my 25' travel trailer just fine on economy mode, along with the lights. The microwave was bit much and tripped a breaker so now I just turn off the a/c long enough to use the microwave and then turn it back on. So far it has been perfectly reliable, and Home Depot's 1 day sale at $550.00 made it a steal. Buy one and properly set it up and I have no doubt that you will be satisfied with your purchase.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MCAyres Very Good unit
Worked great. The first time start requires pushing the priming button many times to pump gas into carb. First start only.
June 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Countryman Hard to start
Oil access difficult and is a pain to get it started each time I need it
It is very quiet
January 18, 2015