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Model #WGen9500

WGen9500 12,500/9,500 Watt Gas Powered Portable Generator with Remote Start and Transfer Switch Outlet for Home Backup

  • Up to 12 hour run time with remote and electric start
  • Transfer and ST switch ready, ideal for home backup power
  • 12500 peak watts and 9500 rated watts
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Product Overview

The Westinghouse WGen9500 Portable Generator with 12,500 peak watts and 9,500 running watts is the perfect solution to your home back-up power needs. The heavy-duty 457cc 4-Stroke OHV Westinghouse Engine is constructed of a durable cast iron sleeve and runs for up to 12 hours on a 6.6 gallon (25 L) gasoline tank, keeping you powered through the day with built-in fuel gauge, automatic low oil shutdown, and GFCI outlets. Push-Button Electric Start makes starting this generator effortless while the remote start key fob offers the ease of distance ignition. Its intuitive control panel spotlights the Transfer Switch Ready L14-30R and larger 14-50R outlets to power all your major appliances like your air conditioner, refrigerator, and sump pump as well as lights or entertainment centers at the same time with a single cord hookup. VFT Data Center displays volt output, frequency, and lifetime hours to keep you up to date with real-time information and regular maintenance. Conveniently portable with an included set of heavy-duty never-flat wheels, foam grip handle, and lift bracket, it'll have your house, travel trailer, or job site powered in seconds. The WGen9500 is complete with a 3-Year Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support backed by our nationwide customer service and support network.
  • Perfect as a backup power source for larger homes or a dependable source of portable power
  • 9,500 rated watts and 12,500 peak watts
  • Runs for up to 12 hours on a 6.6 gal. fuel tank with built-in fuel gauge
  • Powered by a heavy duty 457cc 4-Stroke OHV Westinghouse Engine constructed with a durable cast iron sleeve
  • Push-Button Electric Start pairs with key fob for distance ignition and is backed by emergency recoil start
  • Weighing 220 lb. with as low as 74 dBA operating volume
  • (2) GFCI 5-20R household duplex outlets, (1) Transfer Switch Ready L14-30R 120/240-Volt twist-lock, (1) 120/240V 14-50R receptacle, and (2) USB ports with rubber outlet covers
  • VFT display gives you real time updates with the voltage output, frequency, and lifetime hours
  • Safe and convenient with automatic low oil shutdown, automatic voltage regulation, and overload protection
  • Hardened steel frame with foam grip handle and rugged never-flat wheels make portability easy
  • EPA and CARB compliant
  • All Westinghouse portable generators are functionally tested in the factory and may contain minimum residual oil and/or fuel odor

  • California residents

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Engine MakeOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM BrandedOEM Branded
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Running Wattage5000950095009500
FeaturesLow Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload ProtectionAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Overload ProtectionAutomatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Dual Fuel,Electric Start,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler,Overload ProtectionAuto Idle Control,Built-in Fuel Gauge,Dual Fuel,Electric Start,Extended Handles,Low Oil Shutdown,Muffler
Fuel TechnologySingle FuelSingle FuelDual FuelDual Fuel
Starting Wattage6250125001250012000
ApplicationCampsite,Emergency Use,Job Site,Recreation,TailgatingHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationHome Standby,Job Site,RecreationHome Standby,Job Site,Recreation
Start TypeRecoil StartElectric Switch,Recoil Start,RemoteElectric Switch,Recoil Start,RemoteElectric Switch
Voltage (volts)120/240120/240120/240120/240
Number of Outlets5645
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Product Height (in.)
26.5 in
Product Length (in.)
27.2 in
Product Width (in.)
26.1 in


Home Standby,Job Site,Recreation
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Color Family
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Automatic Voltage Regulation,Built-in Hour Meter,Extended Handles,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Overload Protection
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Fuel Technology
Single Fuel
Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour)
Half-Load Run Time
Horsepower (hp)
Oil Funnel,Spark Plug Wrench,Wheel Kit,Wireless Remote
Number of Outlets
Operational Volume (dB)
Outlet Type
120V 20A,120V 30A,240V 20A,240V 30A
Power/Fuel Type
Product Weight (lb.)
220 lb
Running Wattage
Start Type
Electric Switch,Recoil Start,Remote
Starting Wattage
Suggested Uses
Large Appliances,Lights,Power Tools,Small Appliances,Small Electronics
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant,EPA Approved
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited

Questions & Answers


How much oil needed for first use. We put entire 1 quart in bit level still reads at the lowest b...

Asked by Confused March 1, 2021

I believe it states to start with around 1.1 quarts, which is what I did.

Can it run a well?

Asked by Duckin March 1, 2021

Can it run a well like a well for home with a pump yes it can

Can I use this generator inside my house or no

Asked by JJ February 26, 2021

Absolutely not. You can die from carbon monoxide poisoning. It should be in a ventilated area.

Is it dual fuel?

Asked by BlancoMike February 26, 2021

This one is gas only

I have an electric stove insert in my fireplace. Is this generator large enough to run it along ...

Asked by Lou February 17, 2021

You have to calculate how much amperage each appliance uses. The WGEN 7500 has a 30 amp breaker and if you exceed 30 amp the breaker will trip letting you know that there is too much load on the generator. Each appliance has a tag or manual that tell you the amperage.

We purchased the WGen7500 in December. It seemed like the engine doesn't want to start right awa...

Asked by KC February 3, 2021

You did not specify if you are having trouble starting with gas or LP? If you are having trouble starting using gasoline I would recommend using fresh non ethanol gasoline if it is available in your area, ethanol gasoline that has been sitting for a while goes bad quickly and can cause all sorts of issues with the carburetor. There are many factors that may be causing hard starts, stale fuel, ambient temp, mis-adjusted choke, altitude just to name a few. My suggestion would be to call Westinghouse tech support and see if they can help you troubleshoot the issue. Good Luck!

No output on electric

Asked by Bobbyo January 31, 2021

Flip the breaker on the generator

Can I hook 30amp to one panel box and 50 amp to a second box at the same time

Asked by axle January 30, 2021

50 amp max at a time. You'll trip the breaker on the generator

What country is this product made in???

Asked by Karl January 19, 2021

Westinghouse Generators are created and designed with a team of industry experts at our headquarters in Columbus, OH and assembled at our factories in Vietnam and China where we have strict quality control standards.

The battery light is yellow when generator is running but the light does not come on when chargin...

Asked by BC January 16, 2021

The battery indicator light being illuminated indicates that the battery is connected and providing power to the electronics. It is normal that the light is not illuminating when the charging cord is plugged in, as this is not the function of the light. Please be assured that this does not mean the charging cord is not working.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
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  • 99% recommend this product
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Best price for the KWHs
I like this generator because it comes with everything to run the generator, including wheels and spark plug wrenches, and even funnels. I first considered buying a cheaper one at a cheap tool shop, but even after the other generator's discount this Westing House one seemed cost-effectively better because I would have to buy a wheel kit and battery separately if I had bought the cheaper one. That is, it wasn't actually cheaper. Plus, the WGEN9500 comes with several wonderful features, including the remote starting functionality. One thing, the remote starter key fob was tied to the pull cord (for manual starting) when it was delivered. I couldn't find it at first because I thought I would find it in the manual packet or the accessary box. When you assemble the wheels and feet, see the attached pictures. It would be easier if you open the box from the bottom and attach one wheel and the 2 feet first. Then, stick in some pieces of lumber under the generator. This will help support the generator while you attach the other wheel without leaving scratches on the frame.
by Austonian
Great product
I bought this month and so far looking good, have duty.
by JACOBmv
I bought this item about a month ago and very happy with the quality.
by Barry817
Awesome Remote start keyfob
I bought this a couple of months ago in order to prepare for the winter. I’ve only had to use it once but I love it especially the remote start capability and it’s got 50 amp plug instead of just a 30. Awesome purchase I just love it. Getting ready for spring storms which can bring power outages. But I am ready!
by Rayguy
Does what I wanted it for! Bought this after the gig power outage in Texas 2021.
by Mikieboy
Great machine
Bought this little over month ago...great machine.
by Gil5
Great and helpful generator
Easy to unbox and assemble. Remote start works great and is very convenient. Well designed and well built, starts first try. I knew it was time to get a portable generator. I did a lot of research and the Westinghouse WGen9500 generator had the best reviews
by Dramospr
Great features
I bought this so I won't have to worry when the power goes out.
by Bebop10
Looks reliable for emergency use!
Purchased more than a week ago as a back-up in case of power loss. Glad to have a name I can trust being Westinghouse is a household name.
by stephenjus
Outstanding Generator
The Generator arrived at my residence as advertised. Everything was included for easy set up. Once the generator was set up, it fired up with a push of a button. That electric start is outstanding. I am very pleased with the remote start key fob and the included battery charger. Outstanding value, very pleased with my purchase.
by MK368
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