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Westinghouse 7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Battery
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Westinghouse

7,500-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
$807.49 /each

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The Westinghouse 7500-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.

  • 9000 starting watts / 7500 running watts
  • Electric start; battery included
  • 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
  • Voltage-regulating VR system
  • 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
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Can this unit be used to power a 50 amp camper?

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September 25, 2014
I would like to get a backup electric system for my camper and was wondering if this could be used.
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December 15, 2014
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yes it can
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November 3, 2014
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It is rated at 7.5 KW and 30 amps so it might not run everything at once or start up everything at once. It will run my whole house, no electric stove or water heater.
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October 21, 2014
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This will power a 50 amp camper unit.
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the recommended breaker capacity is 30 amp.
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Depends. It's output is 30 amps at 220v which translates to 60 amp at 120v, so that should be plenty, but it is very heavy (about 200 ibs.), and although it is quieter than many others of its size (420cc), it is not really that quiet. it has about the same sound level as an old 2000 watt unit that we had for years. It probably would be OK if you are not near anyone else and you can shield the noise from Read More
Depends. It's output is 30 amps at 220v which translates to 60 amp at 120v, so that should be plenty, but it is very heavy (about 200 ibs.), and although it is quieter than many others of its size (420cc), it is not really that quiet. it has about the same sound level as an old 2000 watt unit that we had for years. It probably would be OK if you are not near anyone else and you can shield the noise from your camper, but it wouldn't work in a crowded campground. A Honda would be much quieter, but also twice as expensive. Read Less
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Is it possible to switch to propane fuel? What is the cost? Can it be made to run both propane and gasoline?

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October 19, 2016
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Yes i converted my with the kit and it Works great.
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September 7, 2016
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Yes. You can find conversion kits and videos explaining how to do the conversion on the internet. I have seen this particular model with a conversion kit installed and it seems to run fine on either propane or gasoline. However, conversion kits are ridiculously overpriced and may cost you as much as $150-200, so you are probably better off buying a unit that is already set up to run on alternate fuels. Read More
Yes. You can find conversion kits and videos explaining how to do the conversion on the internet. I have seen this particular model with a conversion kit installed and it seems to run fine on either propane or gasoline. However, conversion kits are ridiculously overpriced and may cost you as much as $150-200, so you are probably better off buying a unit that is already set up to run on alternate fuels. Also, doing the conversion will most likely VOID THE WARRANTY on your generator. Read Less
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January 9, 2016
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yes it it. There is a regulator that will do both propane or natural made just for this model. sells for under 150. not sure why a supposedly hvac person would say no
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Hi racyt.
Thank you for your question.
The Westinghouse 7500-Watt Gasoline-Powered Electric Start Portable Generator, only operates on gasoline.
The problem with your idea of a “dual fuel” is that one is a liquid and the other is a gas. The carburetor feeding the engine would be a completely different configuration for the two different fuels.
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Hi racyt.
Thank you for your question.
The Westinghouse 7500-Watt Gasoline-Powered Electric Start Portable Generator, only operates on gasoline.
The problem with your idea of a “dual fuel” is that one is a liquid and the other is a gas. The carburetor feeding the engine would be a completely different configuration for the two different fuels.
It is just like trying to convert a propane fueled engine to a natural gas engine. Although both are a gas, the main difference is the pressure of the two gases. Propane is high pressure while natural gas is low pressure. The orifices for the natural gas would be twice the diameter of the orifices for the propane.
Unless you are going to swap your engines out, you are going to have to pick your fuel and stay with it.
This manufacturer only makes a gas powered unit.
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Is there a customer service number for the Westinghouse portable generators?

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I note in the customer reviews that purchasers of the Westinghouse portable generators were pleased with the customer service provided. But I am unable to locate a number for customer service. I contacted WESTPRO and they appear to assist only with replacement parts. Who do I contact if I have questions about the assembly and operation?
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YES...1-855-WH-HELP-1 (944-3571).
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July 16, 2015
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Hi, Call 1866-442-7873 option 9.
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Can I use a full sysnthetic 5W-30 Mobil1 (Car engine motor oil). Oil that came with generator is 10 w 30 and designed for 4 cycle engine.

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Also, where can I get a gasoline without ethanol?
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YES, but once you've run it for some time with synthetic oil, do NOT go back to regular oil; the oil seals may leak My experience with synthetic oil is that it will definitely extend the life of the engine.
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Yes. I contacted Westpro Power Systems and confirmed. Fo;ks at WestPro are very professional and helpful
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7,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Battery is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 134.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generator was in perfect condition upon opening the box. It was easy to set up wheels and hand g... Generator was in perfect condition upon opening the box. It was easy to set up wheels and hand grips. I filled it with provided oil and gas. It started and ran noticable more quiet then my older genrac. The battery came charged and the gen start with a quick push of the start button. The reason I bought this unit was i wanted to have electric start and was hoping for some a little quieter then my older generator. Im glad i bought this model . Its set up in my shed and feeds into its own 12 breaker panel im ready for a blizzard and not worried about trying to pull start it during a storm in the dark when its 20 something degrees out.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Have owned the generator for a couple of years now. Very easy to assemble, have used it on numerous occasions to power my house during power outages. Will power a full size stand up freezer, a refrigerator/freezer, lights, TV and my down stairs central AC unit. During hurricane Matthew the battery was dead (I guess my trickle charger stopped working) I started the unit on the first pull. Unit is very good on gas. The only drawback is the noise, however it is comparable to other generators in its size range. I start the generator every month or so and use non-ethanol gas in it and have had no problems.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean electricity and well made Li Fan has made this excellent product for Westinghouse. Clean electricity. Easy to install wheel and handle kit with pins, provided. Fired up immediately with supplied battery. Just add provided oil, your gas, connect negative battery cable and its up n running. Its even quieter than my old 4400 watt Homelite generator. I recommend always mixing a measured amount of fuel stabilizer in gasoline. Also I recommend running it 30 minutes a month to keep battery charged. I also bought a Wen cover for it, 420cc engine should last a long time, even though it will be stored inside. Great value. Well made.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised Assembles easily and started immediately upon use of starter button. No power outage yet, but hooked it to the house adapter and tried it out. Carried the load of the entire house as long as I didn't try to run the electric range and electric water heater. We have a private well and it is more that adequate to handle the well demand and regular household use.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As advertised Easy to set up. Clear directions. Started right up. Other customer reviews spot on. E.g. Gas guage not very accurate. Small detail. Overall very pleased with the purchase. Waiting for the next power outage.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dont wast ur time got it home and cranked it up a couple of times to make sure it ran properly Mathew the hurricane was going to hit and the power went out generator wont start cost to much for this to happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I purchased this generator online. When I picked it up the top of the box was badly damaged. Be... I purchased this generator online. When I picked it up the top of the box was badly damaged. Before I accepted it I was allowed to open the box and there appeared to be no damage. A few days after getting it home I unboxed it and the initial setup; wheels, handles, adding oil, and connecting battery were simple enough. However, when I tried to start the generator via the electric start it would only click. Owners Manual suggested running the generator to charge the battery which I did for 6/10ths of an hour, but that didn't help. I connected a battery maintainer to the battery and the indicator light suggested the battery was bad. I contacted Westinghouse via email. They responded back the next day with a phone number to call for warranty service. I did that, talked to a gentleman about what was happening and he felt like I had a bad battery and he would ship me one. After waiting patiently for 11 days for the battery to arrive I called back to inquire. I was transferred to the parts department and told if they didn't answer to leave a message and he assured me they would call back, which they didn't. By this time I'm getting close to reaching the 30 day return deadline, didn't have a callback from parts 24 hours later so I returned the generator to Home Depot without any issue for full credit. The very next day after returning it I got an email from Westinghouse parts stating the battery had shipped. I still want a generator, this one has good reviews, but now I've had a negative experience, and not sure about warranty support if I even tried ordering another one. The generator started on the second pull, but I purchased one with an electric start. I'm giving the generator only 2 stars since it didn't work as expected out of the box and it's hard to recommend a product that failed and it took two phone calls to get Westinghouse to act. Home Depot was outstanding on handling the sales, pickup, and return of the generator.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had an old generator that was terribly loud. This generator is surprisingly quiet for it's siz... I had an old generator that was terribly loud. This generator is surprisingly quiet for it's size. It was easy enough to setup and get started. I ran it for over an hour after receiving it so probably not a full test but there were no issues. My only complaint would be with the angle of the oil reservoir cap/dipstick but in the scheme of things, it's only minor. This combined with our transfer switch should bring us through any power outages.
Date published: 2016-12-20
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