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Portable Generator, Rated Watts5500,389cc

GENERAC

Price: $849.00 / each

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  • 4.8 Stars
  • 4.8 of 5
  • 380 reviews
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  • Item # 6FDK7
  • Mfr. Model # 5939
  • UNSPSC # 26111604
  • Catalog Page # 1361
  • Shipping Weight 208.0 lbs.
Country of Origin ChinaCountry of Origin is subject to change.

Technical Specs

  • ItemPortable Generator
  • Rated Watts5500
  • Surge Watts6875
  • Engine BrandGenerac
  • Voltage120/240
  • Amps @ 120/240V45.8/22.9
  • Circuit BreakerYes
  • Engine Size389cc
  • Engine AlternatorBrush
  • Run Time @ Full Load5 hr./Tank
  • Run Time @ 1/2 Load10 hr./Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity7.2 gal.
  • Starter TypeRecoil
  • Wheel Kit IncludedYes
  • Air Cleaner TypeSingle Element
  • Low Oil Shut DownYes
  • Length27-1/4"
  • Width27"
  • Height25"
  • Full Power SwitchNo
  • Fuel TypeGasoline
  • Outlets(2) 5-20R 120V, (1) L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240V
  • Run Time Hour MeterYes
  • Cylinder MaterialCast Iron
  • IncludesHandle, Bottle of Oil, Oil Funnel
  • Warranty2 yr. Limited Residential, 1 yr. Commercial
  • StandardsCSA Certified
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Compliance and Restrictions

  • Hazardous material - Engines

  • This item has been restricted from sale in the following states: CA.

  • This product contains a chemical that is regulated under California Proposition 65.

    Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.

    Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 380reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is dependable in an emergency. Easy starting, quick installation, runs necessities in house. August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just what I needed I bought this because our power was out for a few days. I ended up running it almost another 2 days straight to power our refridgerator, freezer, tv, some lights, etc and probably could have plugged in more things. I heard great things about the Generac name and their generators will not disappoint. This model has a fuel gauge, an hour meter (which is helpful in keeping track of when to do maintenance items), and it is easy to drain the fuel from the tank for when the generator is not being used. Overall, great value for the money. July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to assemble, easy to start I found the instructions clear and easy to follow. The generator was up and running in a few minutes and was very easy to start which is important to my wife. July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by They have every application you need Very reliable and easy on fuel.... Best of both worlds July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by generator ran for 48 hrs straight no problem very good generator for the price July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peace of mind!! I bought my gp5500 in march along with a 6 circuit transfer switch. I installed the transfer switch myself after watching the dvd & everything went great!! generator starts on first pull & performs flawlessly!! showed my wife how to hook up & start & now she can hook it up if Im at work! can run all our necessary things like furnace, well pump, fridge & freezer & also out tv & a few lights!! have not had a power outage yet but we are ready when it happens!! gives my family peace of mind that when power fails we can still use out basic needs!! highy recommended!! Al & Melody Rougeux, Hortonville WI July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ease of use I could not believe how easy it was to set up and run. I am 66 years old and had no problem (except getting the wheels on) getting it up-and-running. Ran 2 freezers, one refrigerator, and my neighbors refrigerator. I am now looking into getting the plug by my fuse panel to run the house since I have a well.If I can do it anyone can! Thanks for a great product. July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Every woman should own one, it starts right up! The price seemed right, generac has a good reputation. I decided that the 5500 would be fine for what we needed. Easy to put together, started up on the first try. So far great product. July 14, 2014
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This generator is capable of firing many gas fired home heating systems. We suggest that you call Grainger's Technical Product Support Team with the electrical specifications of your furnace so we can verify that for your system. 800 472 4643

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The tank was filled to the top past the line. Experiencing shutdown after running for about ten minutes.

Choke ok, motor ok, silver start switch facing in upright position also. Does filling the tank past the fuel line have anything to do with it.

We tested it yesterday with less than half a tank and it ran beautifully.

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This generator was designed to work at peak performance with regular unleaded gas. The fuel level in the gas tank should have no impact on performance until the tank is empty.

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Natural Gas Conversion

Is there a kit available to convert this generator to natural gas
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Unfortunately I am unable to locate the conversion kit you have requested.
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I'm getting older and find it difficult to recoil start . I was wondering if there is a battery start feature available for this generator .
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Generac does not offer an electric start kit for that model, if you step it up to the 7500 watt model it will come with an electric start option. The smallest one that we offer with an electric start will be Grainger item # 6FDL0.
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The GP Series portable generators are shipped from factory with SAE 30 non-synthetic oil. When choosing oil to utilize for a generator, the chart located in the Maintenance Section of your unit’s owner’s manual should be viewed as to what the coldest temperature will be experienced. The oil utilized for a cold temperature will be acceptable for use at warmer temperatures, but oil designated for warmer temperatures are not acceptable for use in colder temperatures. This is why a synthetic 5W-30 is the recommended oil for places with significant temperature changes, as it covers all temperature ranges. The appropriate intervals for oil changes and other maintenance items will be located in the owner’s manual in the Maintenance section as well.
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Replacement parts for your portable generator can be obtained through an independent authorized service provider in your local area. For assistance locating the certified service provider closest to you, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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Do you know the decibels it puts out.?
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Because there is no industry standard for testing sound levels on portable products, we do not currently list a decibel rating for any of our portable generators. If you have any other product-related inquiries, please contact us directly at 888-GENERAC (436-3722).
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