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Customer Reviews for Generac GP6500- 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator 49/CSA

Internet #309148404

Model #7690

  • Power Rush Advanced technology allows you to do more with less
  • Low oil shutdown safeguards engine from damage
  • 8125 starting watts and 6500 running watts

Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 677 reviews
  • 95% recommend this product
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Definitely one of the best purchases I've ever made ...
I purchased this Generac during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Pro's: Very little assembly was needed before it was ready for service. Excellent quality of construction. Has a good set of features to make it easy to use and keep it in service as long as it is required. (Fuel gauge, hour meter, and quite a decent sized fuel tank) Con's: Pull start only. (Not necessarily a "negative" as there's no starter system/circuit to worry about going out, and no battery to maintain in the off season) The engine can be a little noisy, but with proper/common sense placement of the unit this can be mitigated. The COSense system can trip itself if you place the unit's exhaust near a wall or if the unit is in the corner of a building where the breeze could keep the exhaust from drifting away. (In other words, it's quite sensitive ... so keep that in mind with placement). Overall: It's not the cheapest generator, but in this case... you honestly get what you've paid for. If I could go back in time and have the choice of buying it again, I absolutely would. So far, I'm 100% satisfied after the very easy initial setup and figuring out the best way to place the unit to keep it in service. The unit does what it's supposed to, and has been worth every single red cent since it's purchase. Keep up the good work Generac, and please ... whatever you do, don't stoop to cutting corners like some of the other manufacturer's whose generators I've used before have in recent times. Sincerely, A satisfied customer named Stephen
by Stephen
Response from MarketingOct 9, 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).
This is a great product. It is just the right wattage for my needs. It's the right size and weigh...
This is a great product. It is just the right wattage for my needs. It's the right size and weight for me to move it around easily and it's fairly quiet. I've only had it for a week but I did have another Generac generator in the past and it was totally reliable. I keep it in a 3' x 5' shed and leave the doors open when it's running. It certainly meets my expectations.
by Howard
Response from GeneracAug 24, 2020
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3 people found this helpful
This was easy to put together. Is started right up no problem and runs great.
This was easy to put together. Is started right up no problem and runs great.
by Tim
Response from GeneracApr 8, 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
3 people found this helpful
Works good. 250hours run so far. No issue
Works good. 250hours run so far. No issue
by Bryan
Response from GeneracDec 16, 2019
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4 people found this helpful
After doing some extensive research The Generac GP 6500 is a top quality Generator for all your p...
After doing some extensive research The Generac GP 6500 is a top quality Generator for all your power needs. Whether your a contractor or home owner looking for an emergency power source this generator fits the profile. It is a pull start motor and started on the first pull. Instructions on assembly and operation are clear and easy to understand. I took me about a 1/2 hour to assemble with some sockets and wrenches. Your pretty much assembling the handle and wheels. Everything else is factory assemble and ready to go. All you have to do is add the provided engine oil and add 87 octane or above gasoline. On a test run I was able to power my interior lights, 28 cu.ft.refrigerator, 7.0 cu. ft. freezer and according to my calculations should have plenty of watts to fire up my oil burner and Amitrol water heater. For a more permanent solution I have purchased a Generac Home Link Transer Switch. Highly recommend this generator.
by yesgreg23
Response from GeneracMay 17, 2019
Thank you for your review, 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
4 people found this helpful
Generac builds a first class portable generator. This unit is simple, but packed with the feature...
Generac builds a first class portable generator. This unit is simple, but packed with the features you really need. It is manual start with a recoil pull cord. Mine started on the very first pull. The unit requires very little assembly, just the wheels and handle to attach. You do have to add oil to the crankcase before the first start, but they include all the supplies to do it. Comes with a 1 liter bottle of startup oil good for the first 30 hours. Also included is a funnel for adding the oil. Very thoughtful. After that, use a good synthetic oil and change after 100 hours. Uses regular gas, 87 octane. Has a runtime clock and alarms to alert when service is required. Five separate electrical outlets with separate breakers available for the loads you need to supply. Instruction book includes a guide to determine how much load and how many appliances you can run simultaneously. This is a high quality unit.
by LARRY
Response from GeneracApr 17, 2019
Thank you for the great review, 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
3 people found this helpful
The Generac GP6500- 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is a solid performing back-up p...
The Generac GP6500- 6500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator is a solid performing back-up power unit that has been easy to start (usually 1 crank), is very portable, runs smoothly under no-load and loaded conditions and offers a top tank gas gauge that indicates remaining fuel left. With a 10ft 10AWG NEMA L14-30 Cord, a NEMA L14 weather proof internal installed outside Plug and a NEC Article 702 ANSI\NFPA 70 generator 2-pole El. Panel Interlock kit, was able to provide whole house generation (with minimal power management) while running a 12K BTU window unit, 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, a gas dryer and all of the lighting in a 2800sf home! From unboxing the GP6500 to ready-to-power the home only took an hour for wheel\leg, dual carry handle installs, adding engine oil (1L provided) and gassing up the tank! After powering our home for 3 hours for generator break-in and testing power usage circuits, under no-load conditions closed the gas tank valve to allow the carburetor to run dry...now ready for monthly test runs or future power outage emergencies!!
by Theo
Response from GeneracApr 10, 2019
Thank you for the great review, 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
6 people found this helpful
It was very easy to put together and it started up right away when I tested it. It handled everyt...
It was very easy to put together and it started up right away when I tested it. It handled everything in the house. We have a total electric home. Only problem we had is I ordered a Generac cover after double checking with the person that it would fit. It did not. We purchased a barbecue cover a 52 inch grill and that worked perfectly.
by av8orchuck
3 people found this helpful
Excellent! Easy set-up!
Excellent! Easy set-up!
by BG
1 person found this helpful
I bought this model back in 2005 after the 2004 hurricanes hit Florida hard. I really haven't use...
I bought this model back in 2005 after the 2004 hurricanes hit Florida hard. I really haven't used it until now other than to run it periodically to make sure it fires up when needed. I've kept fresh fuel in it and always shut off the fuel valve and let the carb run dry when I'm not going to run it for a while. Hurricane Irma hit Florida last Saturday night. I've been without grid power for a week now. I've got this generator hooked up to my house using a range cord on the 50 AMP outlet to a sub-panel. It is doing a great job at keeping my well, lights, entertainment and air conditioning going in my home. As hot and humid as Florida is at this time of the year, we would be miserable without it. I tried to sell it a few years ago before I moved back out to the country. I'm glad nobody wanted to buy it at that time because I'm really happy to have it until my power is restored.
by NavyLDOretired
11 people found this helpful
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