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Model # WH6500E

Internet # 203716142

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Battery

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$860.03 /each

  • 11 hours of run time at 50% load
  • 420 cc, OHV engine
  • 6.6-gallon fuel tank


Model # WH6500E

Internet # 203716142

The Westinghouse 6500-Watt Gasoline-Powered Electric Start Portable Generator features a 420 cc, OHV engine with electric start that was 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, is easy to operate with a simplified power control center and is backed by a 3-year limited manufacturer warranty. Other items included are never-flat tires, high-leverage handles, tool kit, 1-liter bottle of oil and a funnel to get you started right out of the box.

  • 8000 starting watts / 6500 running watts
  • Westinghouse cast iron sleeved 420 cc engine
  • Outlets: Qty 4 = 5-20R 120-volt; Qty 1 = L14-30R 120/240-volt twist
  • 6.6-gallon fuel tank
  • 11 hours of run time at 50% load
  • Electric start; battery included
  • Noise reduction Pulse Flo muffler
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • EZ start color-coded touch points
  • Wheel kit included
  • Oil and funnel included
  • Assembly tools included
  • Voltage-regulating VR system
  • Home Depot Protection Plan:

    Home Depot Protection Plan

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CA (CARB) Compliant 
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Generator Features 
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit 
Horsepower (hp) 
11.3 hp 
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Osha Required GFCI Outlets 
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Product Weight (lb.) 
204 lb 
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) 
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Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 years 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent generator After many years with a 3000 watt generator this was an excellent choice for upgrade. Plenty of power yet not as noisy as most similar sized generators. Easily powers my entire house. Battery start gives me piece of mind knowing my wife can start this when I'm not home. She could not pull start this bigger engine. And the battery charges while the motor is running! High quality is obvious with this generator. Easy to assemble and get started. An hour meter would be nice but you have to upgrade to the higher model. Great value for the money. October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by You can be sure... Live in Southern Louisiana....purchased for hurricanes when we don't leave. We were out of power 1 1/2 weeks last Tropical storm and got caught short with a small generator. This shipped as expected and arrived in good shape at the curb. Using to power 1 Ton window unit, lights, Refrigerators, power tools and more...It didn't hardly blink when the A/C compressor kicked in and I had more room for other items. Called Westinghouse to ask about a break in quickly connected to someone who answered my question with a ...there is no break in, it's ready to go..... Started first shot and ran perfect....well worth the purchase price and easy for my wife to even start. In quoting the old adage " you can be sure ", it resonates with me... Hope this helps make your choice for your needs. August 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Right out of the box it was good. Quick assembly. I put oil in it, wheels on it, handles on it, 1/2 gal. of gas, hooked up the battery and it fired the first crank. Excellent product. July 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Westinghouse Generator The generator was easy to assemble. Put oil in but did not test until power went out. Battery was dead at first, but started first pull. Had trouble with L14-30 plug for about 10 minutes before it went in fully. A LOT quieter than my previous generator, but still pretty loud. I like that it was smaller, quieter and more powerful than my old generator. July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely Happy My brother unpacked and set up the generator. He is an engineer and told me I got a very good generator. He showed me how to use it and he suggested I go out and run it a couple times myself, so that I would be ready when the lights go out. I did that and it was very easy and I feel confident only after one drill. I have not had the power go out on me yet, but I switched all the switches to the generator and I know that all the appliances I had running had no problem including the water pump which uses the most energy in my house. I am extremely please with this product and it is made in the USA! January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to start Purchased this Westinghouse 6500 Watt generator with electric start to replace my old 5000 Watt non electric start generator,which was getting difficult to start for a 75 year old, in below zero temperature's, if emergency power was needed. This new Westinghouse unit was easy to assemble, and starting is as easy as pushing a button. I have not used this generator yet to power our house, but have used it for powering electric tools while working in yard. June 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An overall excellent purchase! This was a very pleasant purchase experience, from the time I ordered, until the actual usage. I ordered online and had it shipped to the store. It arrived a few days ahead of schedule, and the Home Depot employees loaded it into my vehicle. After getting it home, it was easy to put it together. It started easy and ran great! I know I will be prepared for the next power outage. Thank You Home Depot ! June 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This machine is topknotch This generator is A+ right out of the box,,very easy to assemble,,the electric start cranked the motor fast and the motor came to life in less than a second and by the time I had adjusted down the choke it was purring like a kitten,,turned off my main house breaker and hooked my new Westinghouse into my emergency power outlet and it powered up my house in a fine way. Glad I picked this machine. February 11, 2014
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