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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
  • 372 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

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 374reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product For functionality and value, you won't find a better unit than the GP5500. Easy to assemble, use, and maintain. Highly recommended for powering the household essentials. July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great price. Well known product. I purchased this product because of the name [GENERAC] and the price was right. July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This generator is great! The generator is easy to assemble and starts easy. Easy to reach all the components that require annual maintenance. It will power a couple of fridges and allows us to run other household items we need to weather a long term power outage. We purchased this after moving to the coast and surviving a couple of long term outages before. Make sure you have a power plan for your appliances so you don't overload and always keep some load on it while it is running.When doing maintenance make sure you know where to dispose of your petrolem waste. Easy to change the oil and air filters. July 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by good buy for the price Good overall generator. A little on the loud side compared to other generators of the same size. Powers my camper with no problems once I got the 30 amp 4 prong adapter. My only complaint is with the pull start assembly. Already needs replaced. The plastic center spring housing has broken. It was not abused or treated roughly. Pull start hung up one time, took apart to see what the problem was and discovered black plastic pieces broken and falling out of pull start assembly. Once I replace that I'll be a happy camper again. July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product works well for the price This product was easy to use right out of the box. It was easy to set up. Started the first time. I have not had to run it for long time yet but now I am ready for a power outage. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything it was advertised to be. Loving my Generac GP5500. Powerful enough to run the essentials of my home when I need it to. Portable enough to use it for other things around the house or to haul in the back of my truck to work for me on the road away from home. July 4, 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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