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Model # WGen5500

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6,850/5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Digital Data Center

  • 5500 running watts and 6850 peak watts; fuel gauge on the tank
  • Transfer switch L14-30R 120/240V receptacle, GFCI 120V outlets
  • Included: Oil, funnel, quick start guide and user manual
$ 617 50
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Product Overview

  • 5500 running watts and 6850 peak watts; fuel gauge on the tank
  • Transfer switch L14-30R 120/240V receptacle, GFCI 120V outlets
  • Included: Oil, funnel, quick start guide and user manual
The Westinghouse WGen5500 is a dependable and convenient way to supply power to your home during a power outage. The WGen5500 features 6,850 peak watts, 5,500 running watts, and a powerful Westinghouse engine designed with reliability and durability in mind. Built-in Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and digital hour meter on the control panel makes it easy to care for the WGen5500, ensuring long life and lasting utility. It’s transfer switch ready which allows it to connect straight to your 30 Amp inlet box and power your home’s outlets, making it a suitable emergency backup power source. The WGen5500 Portable Generator is complete with a 3-Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support to ensure your confidence can be backed by our nationwide Westinghouse customer service and support network.
  • 5,500 running watts, 6,850 peak watts
  • Up to 20 hours of runtime (4.0 Gal.)
  • 172 lbs.; 72 dBA operating volume
  • Features 2 GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) 5-20R 120-Volt household duplex receptacle and one L14-30R 120/240-Volt twist-lock receptacle
  • Plug-and-play: Comes with oil, an oil funnel, a tool kit and a user's manual to get you started right out of the box (minimal assembly required)
  • Features automatic low oil shutdown and digital hour meter
  • EPA, CARB and CSA compliant
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 5500 running watts and 6850 peak watts; fuel gauge on the tank
  • Transfer switch L14-30R 120/240V receptacle, GFCI 120V outlets
  • Included: Oil, funnel, quick start guide and user manual
Model #: WGen5500
Internet #: 301465857

The Westinghouse WGen5500 is a dependable and convenient way to supply power to your home during a power outage. The WGen5500 features 6,850 peak watts, 5,500 running watts, and a powerful Westinghouse engine designed with reliability and durability in mind. Built-in Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and digital hour meter on the control panel makes it easy to care for the WGen5500, ensuring long life and lasting utility. It’s transfer switch ready which allows it to connect straight to your 30 Amp inlet box and power your home’s outlets, making it a suitable emergency backup power source. The WGen5500 Portable Generator is complete with a 3-Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support to ensure your confidence can be backed by our nationwide Westinghouse customer service and support network.

  • 5,500 running watts, 6,850 peak watts
  • Up to 20 hours of runtime (4.0 Gal.)
  • 172 lbs.; 72 dBA operating volume
  • Features 2 GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) 5-20R 120-Volt household duplex receptacle and one L14-30R 120/240-Volt twist-lock receptacle
  • Plug-and-play: Comes with oil, an oil funnel, a tool kit and a user's manual to get you started right out of the box (minimal assembly required)
  • Features automatic low oil shutdown and digital hour meter
  • EPA, CARB and CSA compliant
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • 5500 running watts and 6850 peak watts; fuel gauge on the tank
  • Transfer switch L14-30R 120/240V receptacle, GFCI 120V outlets
  • Included: Oil, funnel, quick start guide and user manual
The Westinghouse WGen5500 is a dependable and convenient way to supply power to your home during a power outage. The WGen5500 features 6,850 peak watts, 5,500 running watts, and a powerful Westinghouse engine designed with reliability and durability in mind. Built-in Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and digital hour meter on the control panel makes it easy to care for the WGen5500, ensuring long life and lasting utility. It’s transfer switch ready which allows it to connect straight to your 30 Amp inlet box and power your home’s outlets, making it a suitable emergency backup power source. The WGen5500 Portable Generator is complete with a 3-Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support to ensure your confidence can be backed by our nationwide Westinghouse customer service and support network.
  • 5,500 running watts, 6,850 peak watts
  • Up to 20 hours of runtime (4.0 Gal.)
  • 172 lbs.; 72 dBA operating volume
  • Features 2 GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) 5-20R 120-Volt household duplex receptacle and one L14-30R 120/240-Volt twist-lock receptacle
  • Plug-and-play: Comes with oil, an oil funnel, a tool kit and a user's manual to get you started right out of the box (minimal assembly required)
  • Features automatic low oil shutdown and digital hour meter
  • EPA, CARB and CSA compliant
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 5500 running watts and 6850 peak watts; fuel gauge on the tank
  • Transfer switch L14-30R 120/240V receptacle, GFCI 120V outlets
  • Included: Oil, funnel, quick start guide and user manual
Model #: WGen5500
Internet #: 301465857

The Westinghouse WGen5500 is a dependable and convenient way to supply power to your home during a power outage. The WGen5500 features 6,850 peak watts, 5,500 running watts, and a powerful Westinghouse engine designed with reliability and durability in mind. Built-in Automatic Low Oil Shutdown and digital hour meter on the control panel makes it easy to care for the WGen5500, ensuring long life and lasting utility. It’s transfer switch ready which allows it to connect straight to your 30 Amp inlet box and power your home’s outlets, making it a suitable emergency backup power source. The WGen5500 Portable Generator is complete with a 3-Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support to ensure your confidence can be backed by our nationwide Westinghouse customer service and support network.

  • 5,500 running watts, 6,850 peak watts
  • Up to 20 hours of runtime (4.0 Gal.)
  • 172 lbs.; 72 dBA operating volume
  • Features 2 GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) 5-20R 120-Volt household duplex receptacle and one L14-30R 120/240-Volt twist-lock receptacle
  • Plug-and-play: Comes with oil, an oil funnel, a tool kit and a user's manual to get you started right out of the box (minimal assembly required)
  • Features automatic low oil shutdown and digital hour meter
  • EPA, CARB and CSA compliant
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty and lifetime technical support



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Compare Similar

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Price
$299.00
$617.50
$799.00
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Ratings (264) (454) (144) (1255)
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded Ryobi OEM Branded
Features Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload Protection Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Muffler,No Additional Features,Overload Protection Automatic Voltage Regulation,Extended Handles,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,OSHA Required GFCI Outlets,Overload Protection Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Hour Meter,Dual Fuel,Electric Start,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,On/Off Switch,Overload Protection,Resettable Circuit Breaker,Short Circuit Protection
Running Wattage 3600 5500 6500 8000
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
26.2 in
Product Length (in.)
27.32 in
Product Width (in.)
27.32 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Blue
Engine Displacement (cc)
420
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Muffler,No Additional Features,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
6.6
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
62
Outlet Type
120V 25A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
178.57 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
13
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
26.2 in
Product Length (in.)
27.32 in
Product Width (in.)
27.32 in

Details

Application
Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Blue
Engine Displacement (cc)
420
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Features
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,Fuel Gauge,Hour Meter,Muffler,No Additional Features,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
6.6
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
1.01
Horsepower (hp)
0 hp
Included
Engine Lubricant,Oil Funnel,Rear Wheels
Number of circuits/outlets
5
Operational Volume (dB)
62
Outlet Type
120V 25A
Power Type
Gasoline
Product Weight (lb.)
178.57 lb
Returnable
30-Day
Run time at 50% load (hours/tank or charge)
13
Running Wattage
5500
Start Type
Recoil Start
Starting Wattage
6875
Suggested Uses
Battery Charger,Bench Tools,Halogen Work Light,Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,RV A/C Unit,Small Appliances,Small Electronics,Sump Pump

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Does this unit have an fuel shut off valve?

Does this unit have an fuel shut off valve?
Asked by: Frank
YES
Answered by: MM
Date published: 2018-12-13

Can I run the generator outside during a rain storm? I live in Florida and if the power goes out ...

Can I run the generator outside during a rain storm? I live in Florida and if the power goes out it's because of a storm. Can I cover the top only, not the sides with a tarp.
Asked by: Wolflover
of course, but you would need to cover it with a makeshift tent or the expensive running covers available. Its not a waterproof unit. None of them are.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-17

Will this unit run a central air conditioner and a refrigerator at same time?

Asked by: TJ
No way to know for sure unless you get the exact power draw of the AC unit and fridge. With AC and fudge/freezers, they could kick on at the same time. If you were running other stuff, you'd likely trip the breaker. Add up the power demands in watts or amps (AMPS x 120 will give you the watts) Then you will know for sure. In the event of a power outage, I will NOT be running my AC, electric range or electric dryer. They are just way big power hogs. I'm interested in lights, water, heat, refrigerator and freezer. Heck a high end coffee maker can draw 2000 watts.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-17

I have a rv with a 30 amp plug if I buy the adopter can I use this to power the rv

Asked by: James
Yes we bought it to power our RV. And it does the job.
Answered by: Chasjoles
Date published: 2019-01-22
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Customer Reviews

6,850/5,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator with Digital Data Center is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 454.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This will be an ongoing and update review. My Westinghouse WGen6000 is brand new and these are my... This will be an ongoing and update review. My Westinghouse WGen6000 is brand new and these are my first impressions: 1) Online ordering was simple and user friendly. The generator arrived in about 7 days. It was delivered by truck with a lift gate. The drivers were very polite and friendly unloading the heavy generator exactly where I asked. 2) I put on the wheels, filled the crankcase with the engine oil provided, connected the battery and put in some fresh high test gasoline. Turned on the fuel, waited 15 seconds or so for the carb float bowl to fill, on with the choke, and pushed the start switch and voila' it started VERY quickly. slowly moved the choke to off and it ran perfectly. 3) I found it interesting that neither the manual nor anything online with Westinghouse discuses any engine break-in procedures. Only mention is changing the engine oil after 1st 20 hours of use. ALL small engines should be "broken-in". I followed a tried and true break-in procedure with 3 oil changes with ordinary 10W30 motor oil. No big deal. its easy and unit only takes about 1 quart of oil. 30 min no load - change oil. 60 min light load - change oil. 90 min intermittent heavy loads. Drained oil and filled with 5W30 Mobil 1 full synthetic. For the electrical loads I balanced the loads between the 2 20A double outlets with fans, a space heater and a 1400 watt hair dryer. Initial 30 min NO LOAD. Then the loads allow the piston rings to seat in and polish the cylinder walls. If you really want this thing to last, just do it. I only have a total of 6 hours on the WGen6000 right now, but so far it has definitely exceeded my expectations. At the cost/price of this unit I am surprised by the level of part fit and finish. It is load, but not as loud as most 6000+ watt portable generators I have seen. I measured 90 decibels sitting right smack beside it, but only 65 dBA say 15-20 feet away. Very acceptable for a unit with a 13 HP engine. By the way the 6 hours of breaking in and running on and off for test, etc used about 1/2 tank of gas. I will update this review after its first use powering a few critical electrical components in my home. I NEVER give a 5 star review, but if this experience continues as it has started, I will upgrade this review from 4 to 5 stars!
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchase this product for Hurricane Dorian. When it arrived it was extremely simple and easy to a... Purchase this product for Hurricane Dorian. When it arrived it was extremely simple and easy to assemble and install the gas and oil. The instruction manual isn't clear on the instructions to start the generator for the first time. Since this is my first time ever using a generator I didn't know what to do. The instructions do not tell you all the setting you need to have in place first before the generator turns on. But I called my brother in law and he walked me through it and it turned on and ran great. I ran the generator for 90 minutes and it was great with no lag. Great purchase for value and features. Just needs better instructions for first timers.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from On the first day I ran it with a small load to make sure all of the outlets were working for a to... On the first day I ran it with a small load to make sure all of the outlets were working for a total of about five minutes. Two days later I was going to run it longer with the same load but when I plugged it the first thing (a lamp with a 60 watt bulb) the bulb lit and went out (bulb did not burn out) so I plugged in a small heater and it would not work. I tried the resetting the breaker and that didn't work. I tried the lamp and heater in the other 120v outlets and they worked fine so I guess the generator will have to be taken to a repair shop which really defeats the reason for having a generator which is power outages. If my New generator is in the shop and my power goes out I guess I'm screwed. I'm guessing the problem is cheap parts and a lack of quality control. This was supposed to be an upgrade from my 15 year old 3200 watt generator that I've used many times over the years without a problem. (it has carb issues now and I can't find the correct replacement carb)., I am very disappointed
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The first thing I noticed when I picked this generator... The first thing I noticed when I picked this generator up at the store was the sticker on the box stating (do not return to the store). The second thing I noticed, I received an email from Westinghouse,with the promise of a free gift if I rated their product now. right out of the box it started and ran great first try. Second try didn't go so well. fortunately for me the California compliant carburetor regulations had it chocked down so bad it couldn't start . Removing the air cleaner cover fixed the starting issue It runs O K with the air cleaner cover after you get it going. with about 10 hrs on it no other problems. I will up date.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arrived super fast and without much truma to the heavy box. Seems solid and well built. Very easy... Arrived super fast and without much truma to the heavy box. Seems solid and well built. Very easy assembly of the wheels. Filled it up with the oil that's included and put a bit of gas in tank. Moved the choke to proper position and it started on the second pull. It is quieter then I thought it would be. It's not that loud compared to a lot of the others. It is sitting in my garage with 100' of heavy-duty power cord ready for the next power outage. I bought this to power my sump pump because if I lose power during really heavy rains my finished basement will flood and I will be grumpy. I have no doubt this generator will do the job!!
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Let me start by saying that after a month since I ordered this generator, I was finally able to s... Let me start by saying that after a month since I ordered this generator, I was finally able to start it this morning. when it was delivered I performed all the prep on it as stated in the manual. But when I went to start it the pull rope recoil assembly spring was broken. After four conversations with customer service over a week and a half, I finally talked to someone who sent me a replacement part. I replaced the broken part and the generator started on the first pull. I give the generator 5 stars for quality and price. However I give their Customer Service 2 stars.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does what is advertised. Starts easy and performs very... It does what is advertised. Starts easy and performs very well. It is also a lot quieter and out performs the two Troy Built generators I was using in the past. One thing with the electric start that would benefit the user even more would be adding a remote to help start from a distance, which would save on time walking over to start the generator during projects. Other than that a 5 star rating is in order in my opinion after using the Westinghouse Generator. Fine product and highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from when my generator arrived at the service desk I read on the box do not return to the store. As a ... when my generator arrived at the service desk I read on the box do not return to the store. As a rule this is a bad sign. I have bought things at other stores that did not work right straight out of the box, but fortunately for me this was not the case, this time. At this point the only thing I can say about it, is I'm glad I bought this one, right now, I've got about 10 hrs running time . on it. If anything changes I will update.
Date published: 2019-08-24
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