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5500-Watt Recoil Start Gas-Powered Portable Generator

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  • Generac OHV engine delivers a long life of reliable power
  • Low-oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 6875 starting watts and 5500 running watts.
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Product Details

Reliable portable power for every use. Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models make these a favorite for home emergency use, camping, jobsites or outdoor events. Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload. Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions. Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability. New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions. Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.
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  • Circuit breakers provide overload protection
  • Manual and pull start
  • Hour meter to track maintenance requirements
  • Compact design provides unparalleled power-to-weight ratio
  • Low oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy-duty 100-steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • FHA approved
  • Outlet covers protect control panel from the elements



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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will I need to have any tune-up or maintenance after running for a certain number of hours or years?
by|Jan 3, 2023
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A:  Generac 5500W portable generator is made to run for extended periods during outages. If running continuously, we recommend stopping the generator and checking the oil, air filter, etc. daily. Please refer to the owner's manual for more details about completing a check. Be aware certain warranties may have run-hour limits as well.

by|Jan 3, 2023
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    Q:will this run boiler and frige and tv
    by|Jan 3, 2023
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    A:  Since each application is unique, we are unable to properly size a unit remotely. We do have a sizing calculator online that can help you get an idea on what generator may be needed, but we strongly recommend working with a dealer to ensure the proper generator is picked. Our sizing calculator can be found here: https://www.generac.com/for-homeowners/home-backup-power/build-your-generator, and all of our local dealers can be found at www.generac.com/dealer-locator.

    by|Jan 5, 2023
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      Q:So we are looking for backup power to run potentially 2 fridge freezer combos, and a septic system if the power goes out. Will this Safice to run household items such as this
      by|Dec 31, 2022
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      A:  Since each application is unique, we are unable to properly size a unit remotely. We do have a sizing calculator online that can help you get an idea on what generator may be needed, but we strongly recommend working with a dealer to ensure the proper generator is picked. Our sizing calculator can be found here: https://www.generac.com/for-homeowners/home-backup-power/build-your-generator, and all of our local dealers can be found at www.generac.com/dealer-locator.

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        Q:Is there an electric starter kit for the General 5500?
        by|Dec 1, 2022
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        A:  No there is not. Updating or modifying the unit could compromise the warranty.

        by|Dec 2, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

          4.7 out of 5
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          Generac doesn't stand by their product
          Took to local small engine shop and they found broken head. The cause was a missing snap ring to hold the rocker arm shaft on the exhaust valve assembly. Generac wouldn't even talk about it. They said 2 years is all the support you have.
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          Response from GeneracDec 20, 2021
          Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback. We recommend contacting our customer support team at 888-436-3722 as they will be better able to assist you. Generac
            We lose power a lot
            Living in Connecticut means Nor'Easters, Winter Storms and occasional tropical storms. With TS Isaias came the latest outage, our old generator would.not.start. By some miracle, his unit was available in Rhode, IS so we can run and grabbed it. Starts easy, good hours meter, consumes ~7 gallons per 10 hours, but we ran ours four on and two off. Its not any louder or quieter than others, its a generator... Power wise, it was more than enough to run our fridge, chest freezer, all lights, TV and stereo, and our well pump. Food and creature comforts. We did not use it to continuously power the electric hot water heater, but we did recharge it during one overnight when everything else was turned off. Also, we could have turned off the well pumps to use the oven or range, but we choose not too because we enjoyed using the grill.
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            Response from GeneracAug 12, 2020
            Thank you for the rating, we appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team at 888-GENERAC (436-3722). Generac
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              Very poor carburetor design/manufacturing, broken plastic choke butterfly valve pivot pin.
              Planned to test the generator in preparation for the potential hurricane. Very poor carburetor design/manufacturing, broken plastic choke butterfly valve pivot pin, plastic choke lever. Very disappointing customer service, no support. Less than 10 hours on a 3 year old, perfectly maintained GP5500, flipped choke lever to start the unit and the plastic butterfly valve pivot pin/connector snapped. GENERAC only sells the entire $75 carburetor assembly, not the 25 cent plastic part. The generator was typically very difficult to start and particularly noisy when it was functional.
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              Response from MarketingSep 23, 2019
              We recommend working with an authorized Generac dealer as they will be better able to assist you. If you need assistance finding a local dealer, we recommend using our dealer locator found here: http://www.generac.com/dealer-locator
                10 hrs on a brand new GP 5500 and no power
                I bought this GP 5500 for a hurricane that was coming. (This generator has the Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR). Another storm was head my way so I rolled it out and and started it up. Plugged in a 1/2" electric drill motor and NOTHING!!! I pushed the breaker button and still nothing. Cleaned the armature slip rings, replaced the AVR, replaced the brushes and still nothing. I have a 700 dollar piece of trash. Engine runs perfect, starts on the first pull. I am getting readings with my multi-tester of: 1.45 volts, 28-31 Hz at receptacles~ hot leg to Neutral or Ground I paid extra money to get what was supposed to be the best generator on the market and all I have is a very good running gasoline burner.
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                Response from MarketingOct 4, 2018
                We're so sorry for the issues you experienced with your portable generator. Please email us at productreviews (at) generac (dot) com with your contact information and product serial no. I'd like to get you in touch with our customer support team to see how we can help.
                  Great Product
                  Well i needed a generator and went out and bought one cause my electricity went out for 4 days and it worked great,put gas in it about every 10-11 hours for 4 days worked great,4 plugs connected to it and ran just about everything,ty.
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                  From small to very large - Generac generators are great quality
                  I work for a general contractor and our company has used Generac portable generators for temporary power needs. I am also familiar with the large generators built for a large hotel or a hospital. I had never owned a generator but during hurricane Irma we needed a generator because of a medical condition my wife has. We only used the generator for 3 days until the power came back on. Now I own one for future needs.
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                    Very happy with it. Very little assembly. Started right up. It looks like a great generator.
                    Very happy with it. Very little assembly. Started right up. It looks like a great generator.
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                    Did the job well!
                    We recently setup a backup power setup for our home with this Generac generator as the centerpiece. About a month later or so we lost power due to a hurricane and after hooking things up (yea, it's a manual backup power setup) we were up and running enjoying life! Very nice generator, starts easily, not too loud (it is a generator after all) and would recommend for a good value and solid performer!
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                    good product but i paid to much
                    easy to operate and put together, but walmart had a cheaper one and bigger 7500 watt really didn't want a big one like this but when you need one in a hurricane you take what you can get
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                    1 found this review helpful
                    Our only source of power for 5 months.
                    Four years ago we built an off-grid home in SE Arizona. We had timed our arrival to coincide with the installation of our solar system. Of course, it didn't work out that way. The batteries had to ordered at least 2 months in advance because they were made to order in Nova Scotia, Canada and then shipped by ground to AZ. Well, ours were involved in a transportation accident so the process had to start over. We had a smaller 3500W generator that would be insufficient to run the whole house for the 4 to 5 months that we had to wait, so we bought the Generac GP5500 and ran it daily for up to 16 hours a day for 5 months. The only maintenance I had to do on it was change the oil. After it's faithful service, it was retired to serve as a twice-a-week well pump generator. Something gave out on it last weekend and I was not able to find anyone to service it before I needed to pump water again, so we went to a local dealer and bought a new Generac RS5500. As I type this, it is pumping water for the first time. I do intend to repair the first one, though. Living off-grid you can never have too many power sources. ;)
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                    Response from 8700Nov 13, 2015
                    Thank you for providing us with your candid review. While we are pleased to learn that the RS5500 has been providing you with the power you've needed in the recent past, we would like to encourage you to contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) if you need assistance locating an independent authorized service provider in your local area for any diagnostic or servicing work that your GP5500 may currently require. Please know that these trained professionals can provide any warranty coverage that may apply to your personal unit. Do not hesitate to call us at 888-GENERAC (436-3722) if we can help in any way. Again, we thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughtful feedback.
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                      Engine MakeOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded EngineOEM Branded Engine
                      CA (CARB) CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB CompliantNot CARB CompliantCARB Compliant
                      Running Wattage5500400065006500
                      Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelSingle FuelSingle Fuel
                      Power/Fuel TypeGasolineGasolineGasolineGasoline
                      Start TypeRecoil StartRecoil StartRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil Start
                      ApplicationRecreationJob Site,RecreationCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,RecreationJob Site,Recreation
                      Starting Wattage6875450081258125
                      FeaturesAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,MufflerCO Shutoff,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown3-Prong Plug,Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Hour Meter,CO Shutoff,Hour Meter,Low Oil Shutdown,On/Off Switch,Twist-Lock PlugAuto Idle Control,CO Shutoff,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown
                      Voltage (v)120/240v120/240v120/240v120/240v
                      THD SO SKU 1003878754 1003846366
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