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Westinghouse

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.

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

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

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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.
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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 Read More
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.
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where is this generator made?

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

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how difficult to move

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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.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Performed as Advertised My wife is on home dialysis, so I needed a reliable energy source. I'm a mechanical engineer, so I did a lot of due-diligence investigation and found the Westinghouse unit to have good recommendations and credentials. The unit was very easy to assemble. A rubber grommet was missing from one of the pivot handles. The Manufacturer sent me a replacement 'cap' instead of a 'grommet'. I haven't recontacted them yet to try again. The generator sat untested for a few weeks while I designed and built a portable sound enclosure with ventilation. I also installed a Reliance manual transfer switch. I tested the whole system last week. I have a freezer, refrigerator, microwave and numerous lights, fans and wall sockets on the system. The generator started up after about 10 cycles due to time required to get gas from the fuel tank to the carburetor. I ran it for about an hour and tested all 6 circuits on the transfer switch. The test went flawless and the generator performed just as advertised. July 19, 2016
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 Initial Setup and Start Was Good I ordered the electric start so my wife and daughter could get this online in case I was away. The unit is a little heavy to move. It started up and ran with no issues right out of the box. Connecting the negative battery terminal was easier if you disconnected the battery from the generator, individual preference, not an issue. I thought it would be louder but the noise level is manageable. I might build a small shed just to keep it dry and for security. Didn't pay full price. Watched the web page and got a one day discount that saved me two hundred bucks. Spent $150 on the extension cord and $300 to have a transfer switch installed. I'm really satisfied with purchase. October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First generator of this size Looked at many. Westinghouse has history of good products and many of the "name" products have been having problems. November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very nice machine great machine... easy to make ready... quick start ( love the electric crank up)... ran great... August 19, 2015
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 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 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
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