Westinghouse 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-WH5500 at The Home Depot
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Model # WH5500

Internet # 203716106

5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

Westinghouse 5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator

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$599.00 / each
Item cannot be shipped to the following state(s): CA,GU,PR,VI


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Model # WH5500

Internet # 203716106

Model WH5500 includes the Westinghouse, 357 cc, OHV engine that has been designed for power, durability, and quiet operation; it comes with an oversized muffler and catalyst. All Westinghouse generators come with EZ start, color-coded starting controls and access to a friendly and knowledgeable customer service group that can be reached at 1-855-WH-HELP-1 (944-3571). This model can be assembled very quickly and is easy to operate with a simplified power control center and is backed by an industry leading 3-year limited warranty. Other items included are never-flat tires, high-leverage handles, tool kit, one liter bottle of oil, and a funnel to get you started right out of the box.

  • 6750 starting watts / 5500 running watts
  • Westinghouse cast iron sleeved 357cc engine
  • Outlets - Qty 4 = 5-20R 120-volt, Qty 1 = L14-30R 120/240-volt twist
  • 6.6 gallon fuel tank
  • 16 hour run time at 50% load
  • Voltage regulating VR System
  • Noise reduction Pulse Flo muffler
  • Includes 3-year warranty
  • EZ-Start color coded touch points
  • Wheel kit included
  • Oil and funnel included
  • Assembly tools included
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Assembled Depth (in.)  27.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  27.3 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  31 in  Auto idle control  No 
Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes  Built-in inverter  No 
CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant  Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed 
Continuous Wattage  5500  Engine Displacement (cc)  357 
Engine Make  OEM Branded  Engine manufacturer  Westinghouse 
Fuel Gauge  Yes  Fuel tank capacity (gallons)  6.6 
Fuel type  Gasoline  Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)  .825 
Horsepower (hp)  9.6 hp  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Manufacturer Warranty  3 years  Muffler  Yes 
Number of circuits/outlets  Operational volume (dB)  71 
Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No  Peak Wattage  6750 
Product Height (in.)  25.3  Product Length (in.)  25.5 
Product Weight (lb.)  168 lb  Product Width (in.)  29 
Returnable  30-Day  Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  16 
Voltage (volts)  120/240 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Generator - well built - converted to tri-fuel This generator was very easy to assemble, couple wheels and handles and it was set to go. I purchased a tri-fuel conversion kit (not at HD) and installed it with some modification to the frame of the generator. Next filled it up with some hi quality synthetic 5w-30 oil designed for small engines and was ready to go. Please note that the generator does come with a quart of 4 stroke oil that also can be used. The generator will be using a 30A L14-30R generator cable from generator to L14-30R outlet on outside of house. This outlet then wires directly to a manual 10 position transfer switch. I have it about 6 ft from the house on a small 3ft x 3ft concrete pad I poured. I then started by firing the generator up using a natural gas connection - started immediately and ran very nicely - unloaded! For a quick check I plugged in a 1000W halogen work light to load the generator. Once plugged in the generator loaded down and again continued to run nicely. The exhaust on this thing is a very nice size allowing it to run at the listed 71dB level - pretty quiet for a 5500W generator! I can barely hear it inside my house, I am very satisfied. I also purchased the cover for it, pretty basic but does the job nicely. Now I actually am looking forward to the first power outage. I may update after that occurs. November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what was promised! Couldn't have asked for a better deal. I shopped around, and asked my electrician as well, to see if the "deal of the day" was as good as advertised. All agreed, and I purchased it. How convenient that it had free shipping to my door! With a very small amount of assembly, filling with oil and gas, I was up and running within a half hour of its delivery. Totally ready for power outages at my house! October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Worth the piece of mind Performed admirably during our power outage,,,,this unit was still going 11 hours later and I had to power it down first to add gas,,,,,wish it had an electric start as it did not start on first or even second pull,,,,in fact, we need to get a couple of additional gas cans to store reserves as the tank on this is so big that as soon as u fill it,,,u have to go out and get more gas,,,,but that's worth it if it continues to run forever like it did for us! Buy a battery operated syphon pump though as trying to lift the gas cans to refill the tank can be a tough experience,,,,u can get those syphons for 15 bucks,,,well worth it,,, April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great buy. Simple to assemble. Put in oil and gas and third pull it was running. Control pannel easy to understand. October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product setup very easy. started right up. after alot of research, this seems to the best deal out there pricewise and warranty October 12, 2014
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