Model # WH6500E

Internet #203716142

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

Discontinued Westinghouse

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

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

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Product Overview

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

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this generator be operated at 7000' elevation without damaging it

I recently ordered a generator and had to return it as the manual stated to not operate it above 3000'. I have seen no advertising for generators that give such information. You have to wait until you get one and read the manual.
Asked by: Roadwarrier
Hi Anonymous from Pinetop, AZ. Thank you for your question. I spoke to a factory representative at Westinghouse who stated that this unit will operate at your altitude but there will be a loss in power due to the altitude. Just like your car loses performance in higher altitudes. If you are purchasing your product from our Online Warehouse, you should be able to view the Owner’s Manual online prior to purchasing the unit. There will also be a customer service number that you can call a well if you have any further questions. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Rick_HD_OC
Answered by: RickHDOC
Date published: 2016-01-05

where is this generator made?

same question
Asked by: walrus
China. Like nearly every other generator on the planet for sale today in this price range. But, there is a HUGE difference with the Westinghouse generators.... Lost power today and mine started up and ran perfectly for an hour. I love this thing.Had it over a year and a half. Always starts and runs reliably. All the key parts are forged. Do your homework and search the net like I did. You won't find stories about exploded motors. Very reliable and well made.
Answered by: Ray
Date published: 2016-06-04

what is the [ thd ] total harmonics distortion of the wh 6500 generator, also where would warranty work take place if needed?

Asked by: Bud

how difficult to move

I am an average sized 73 year old male and want to know how difficult this is to lift with the handles and roll out. Any help is appreciated.
Asked by: Duck
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Customer Reviews

6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Battery is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have owned this generator for one year and am very happy with it. Everything works and runs as... I have owned this generator for one year and am very happy with it. Everything works and runs as advertised.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Battery Start ,big fuel tank, tune up tools included I live in rural Maine,we get power outages when bad weather hits,this Westinghouse generator lights my house and keeps my furnace running ,easy to start,battery start is great !! Tune up tools ,oil , all included .Easy to assemble. I have had to use twice already and it performs wonderfully.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I purchased this WH6500E portable generator last fall and have not needed it YET. I start the generator every week to keep the battery charged and make sure the unit will start using the battery. I have never tried to start with the pull starter. The engine starts fine EVERY time. For the money you will not go wrong purchasing it. Sincerely, Carl
Date published: 2013-04-30
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