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Portable Generator, Rated Watts5500,389cc

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  • Item # 6FDK7
  • Mfr. Model # 5939
  • UNSPSC # 26111604
  • Catalog Page # 1390
  • Shipping Weight 208.0 lbs.
Country of Origin ChinaCountry of Origin is subject to change.
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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.

Details

The GP series generator features circuit breaker-protected outlets, never-flat wheels, and low-tone mufflers for quiet operation. First oil is included. For outdoor use only.


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 462reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by This generator was easy to assemble, even during a power outage. I had to assemble my unit during a power outage and it went together easily. It seems to be well built and very sturdy. I bought a generac because it had a good reputation, the price is a little high but I expect to have trouble free usage for years to come. July 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GP5500 Comes through during multiple rounds of storms We have been meaning to purchase a backup generator for sometime now, even doing a lot of research, mostly online, but also asked friends and neighbors too. From the research we did about backup generators, it was always stressed to buy one with a minimum of 5000 watts. We were leaning toward Generac, but we just never made the purchase. Mostly because, when we did lose power, it was short lived. So we thought, do we really need it?Well, that was last year. This year, just after we lost power during one of the nastiest storms to pass through Indianapolis, Indiana in a very long time, we made the decision to get a Generac 5500. We are so glad we did.This month, July of 2015, we were out of power for 2.5 days. Granted the GP5500 has the capability to power our entire home, at this time we needed it to power our Sump pump, freezer, fridge, and a few other electrical devices. Since we had received many inches of rain in June, and now in July, ground water was seeping into our sump pump pit and tripping the pump about every 5-7 minutes. So, we knew we couldn't keep up with hauling multiple 5 gallon buckets of water up the stairs of our basement and out the garage for more than just a few hours. Fortunately for us the assembly and quick start of the GP5500(unit) took less than 35 minutes! What made it even nicer was the power cord that came with the unit. Once plugged it into the unit, and after we had the unit up and running, we could add up to four additional electronic appliances. This is in addition to the four other outlets on the unit itself. Sweet! The GP5500 performed exceptionally in our emergency situation. We had it running our sump pump, freezer, refrigerator, a couple small fans, and a lamp, while able to charge our cell phones overnight.Of course we had to stop the unit to fill the gas tank. We also decided to rest the unit for around 20-30 minutes prior to refueling, and and checked the oil. Over the course of the 2.5 days, we averaged over 9 hours of uninterrupted power! On the last day, when the sump pump was running about every 15 minutes, I determined the GP5500 could have ran 11 hours easy!We have been very pleased by the performance of the GP5500. Although it was a little more money than we really wanted to pay, it was worth the investment. I should also mention, our unit did not have the electronic start, but it was no more difficult than starting a regular lawn mower. So I would recommend the GP5500 for anyone that is on the fence of taking that step toward purchasing a backup generator. Easy setup. Easy operation. July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good generator for the money From ATCO nj. Was without power for 7 days. Generator ran flawlessly .saved all food in refrigerator and freezer. Well worth the cost July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Juist in case! The Generac 5500 was purchased because I live in Oklahoma. Weather and storms can cause power issue to come up year round. I find peace of mind knowing what ever my power situation is I can plan to have a least some degree of a normal household operation. July 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Power outage We had a major storm come thru on June 27, 2015 and knocked out all the power. I was told we would not get power until Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm and I needed to save my freezer food and other medicine so I had to get something quick. There was nothing to be had in the area of Fort Wayne, I had to go to Indianapolis, In to get it. I think the cost is a bit high for the machine. I again lost power on Tuesday June 30, at 346 pm I had the machine running for about 2 hours and it worked good. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product does the job We lost power for six days and I was very happy with the job the generator did. It kept my refridge running, TV and DVR player and a couple of lamps. I will be adding a manual transfer switch so if loss power again I will be able to run gas boiler to have heat if needed and hot water. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by solid craftsmanship This Generac GPseries 5500 saved us during the recent massive South Jersey storm that knocked out our power for 5 days. It was easy to hook up our patio fridge, window box AC, lamps, and fans. It was super reliable, easy to start, and a snap to setup. June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product I purchased this generator during a mass storm in June 2015. We were without power for 4 days - which was lucky compared to others in our area. We used to to power 2 refrigerators & 1 freezer, and one night we used it for our oven & tv. It was easy to set up & begin operating quickly. We were mainly concerned with saving our food, as the weather was cool & we didn't need air conditioning or heat.It worked great - ran over 10 hours on 5 gallons of gas!We ran extension cords to neighbors, and eventually they ran out and bought their own generator.It is easily portable, easy to use, and easy to store for the next time. We now have peace of mind to "weather any storm" in the future. June 27, 2015
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Transfer switch

What transfer switch do you recommend to use with this generator?
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Our kit #2KEP3 is a good option that will have the standard components for what you need to have manual control of that generator.

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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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Need a fuel gauge

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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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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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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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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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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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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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