Westinghouse 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Battery-WH6500E - The Home Depot


Model # WH6500E

Internet # 203716142

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

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

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$799.00 / each


Model # WH6500E

Internet # 203716142

Model WH6500E includes the Westinghouse, 420 cc, OHV engine with electric start 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.

  • 8000 starting watts / 6500 running watts
  • Westinghouse cast iron sleeved 420cc engine
  • Outlets: Qty 4 = 5-20R 120-volt, Qty 1 = L14-30R 120/240-Volt Twist
  • 6.6 gallon fuel tank
  • 11 hour run time at 50% load
  • Electric start, battery included
  • 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
  • Voltage regulating VR System
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Assembled Depth (in.)  27.2 in  Assembled Height (in.)  22 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  20.5 in  Product Height (in.)  22 
Product Length (in.)  27.2  Product Width (in.)  20.5 
Auto idle control  No  Automatic Voltage Regulation  Yes 
Built-in inverter  No  CA (CARB) Compliant  Not CARB Compliant 
Continuous Wattage  6500  Engine Displacement (cc)  420 
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)  .78 
Horsepower (hp)  11.3 hp  Low oil shutdown  Yes 
Muffler  Yes  Number of circuits/outlets 
Operational volume (dB)  71  Osha Required GFCI Outlets  No 
Peak Wattage  8000  Product Weight (lb.)  204 lb 
Returnable  30-Day  Run time at 50% load (hours/tank)  11 
Voltage (volts)  120/240  Wheel Kit Included  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  3 years 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 48 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 period...got 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 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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Westinghouse Generator Easy set up (although instructions didn't say to put 32 oz of oil in - just "fill up" ... oil was included). Put oil in, gassed up, connected battery and one push on electric start and it started without hesitation. Only rated features as "Good" because no hour meter on unit... Supposed to change oil after 20 hours .... Power connections don't have covers so will have to devise a cover for unit in case of inclement weather.. not an issue. Haven't had to use for its intended purpose yet (emergency power), but pulled out to test run a month after purchase and it started without hesitation. Good buy, sturdy, quality seems there. Did I say HEAVY ???? Takes 2 people to handle until assembled (just put on wheels and handles - easy) but then can roll on wheels Happy with purchase.. February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Customer Accepted portable generator even though it had a pushed in side.....my fault for accepting it........after opening , found a broken hard plastic cover protecting the sparkplug had cracked.........called Westpro directly because I accepted it, no problem, got it exchanged.........started it and I am more than pleased..... August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great deal. I spent a good deal of time comparing generators, and at our cabin in the Adirondacks we have a Generac propane 10,000 watt generator as a backup to the solar which has given us no end of trouble over the past few years that we've had it, and so we didn't want to repeat that mistake. I like the personal reviews here (and elsewhere) of this Westinghouse model, and we needed one after Sandy and being without electricity for 12 days. It was easy to unpack and easy to put the wheels on, set up the battery and it started the first time. We haven't used it in an emergency yet, but I have started it on two other occasions. It would have been nice in the directions if they had simply said, "put the whole can of oil in," but other than that, I have no complaints. We wanted a generator with the battery so that my wife could start if I'm not here, and she has. We are having an electrician install a transfer box to our home electricity this week, and he recommended this particular generator as one of three that he liked. So, all in all, so far, we're really pleased. August 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellently constructed generator with plenty of power Although I've only used it in a test mode, it performed flawlessly. It was a bit difficult at first to determine when the oil was full due to the sloping filler. I was disappointed that it did not have a running-time meter. I did build my own external running time meter and AC voltage meter and it was rock steady when load was applied. It did have a fuel-tank gauge. It was easy to assemble and rolls quite well. The noise level was reasonable (I run it under an elevated porch at the back of my house.) January 11, 2014
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