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Generac GP3250 GP Series 3,250 Watt Portable Generator (CARB)

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Product Overview

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With a range of power options from 800 to 17,500 Watts, Generac has an affordable, reliable portable generator for any application.
Power the fun stuff or cover an emergency with a GP Series portable generator. Affordable reliability and features not usually found on basic portable models makes these units a favorite for home use, camping, job sites or outdoor events.
Features:
  • Low-oil shutdown detects low oil levels to prevent engine damage
  • Low-tone mufflers for quieter operation
  • Heavy-duty hardened steel tube cradle gives extra strength and durability
  • Circuit breaker protected outlets guard against circuit overload
  • Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
  • CARB compliant for use in California
Includes:
  • Engine Oil
  • Instruction Sheets
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Specifications

Series: GP Series
Length: 36 in.
Width: 27 in.
Depth: 28 in.
Weight: 91 lbs.
Alternator Type: Brushed
Amperage: 13.5
CARB Compliant: Yes
Engine Displacement: 206cc
Engine Make: Generac
Engine Model: OHVI
Engine Speed (RPM): 3600
Frame Type: 2-Wheel Cage
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4 gal.
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Max. Watts: 3750
Number of Outlet(s): 4
Outlet Types: (4) 120V 20A 5-20R GFCI
Rated Watts: 3250
Run Time (50% Load): 12.5 hrs.
Starting System: Recoil
Voltage: 120V
Wheel Size: 7 in.
Wheel Type: NeverFlat

Recommendations

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Yes (16)
Pros
Powerful (9)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Product, [...]
I received this generator about one month ago. Although a refurbished product, with one exception it appeared and performed as if new. The exception is a non-critical part, the fuel filter basket, [...]
June 3, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Good Generator - Good Price
I use this generator to provide power to charge a compressor for framing nailers, 5th wheel trailers on-site, etc. It started second pull and runs quiet. [...] add the oil and gas, and it started right up.
July 25, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Did all I could ask
While I had hoped to be able to connect my house up to the unit - I ended up just running select appliances and lamps with extension cords during the power outage. [...] We lost power Sunday (Irene) and were without only 2 days before the gen was delivered (Thanks Fedex!!). All up we were down for shy of 9 days. Used Generator for 50% of that time and really did not load it up much (Fridge/Freezer, chest freezer, a few lights). I would estimate we got 16hours for 4 gallons at the load levels we were at which was great. The unit is quite compact and was easy enough for me to lift into the back of our SUV unassisted. Wheel kit worked well too.The unit did have a minor oil leak near the valve cover that seems to have stopped on its own after a day or so. Was delivered with 1/2 gallon of fuel already in the tank (not really a plus - more a hazard for shipping). Unit was nice and quiet when started though tends to get louder over time - not offensive but as loud as my 13hp commercial mower. Unit started up easy (Wife managed with no instruction too) and never missed a beat. There were minimal signs that this was not a spankin new unit and it will keep us going a long while yet. I will be buying something a bit bigger for future outages but will keep this for portable power needs.Many thanks
September 13, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very Satisfied
I ordered on Aug 23, arrived on Aug 29, assembled and running in 30 minutes.

Easy to start. Quieter than my lawnmower. Engine oil (30w) is included along with a special funnel for adding the oil.

I load-tested the generator with a 15 amp (measured) air compressor which it handled with ease.

The unit is pleasantly compact and well-protected by the frame.

Suggest that you hang on to the 20oz oil bottle to make it easy to measure the refill at the next oil change.
August 28, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works fine, parts missing
Bought for emergency back up to run sump pump and frige when power goes out. Added oil and gas and it started on second pull. Tested out fine. Missing a wheel once box was opened.
November 14, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
3250 generator
Bought this unit as a back up to my other generator, which is a 5500. The old one is NOISY and has a very small gas tank, about 1 1/2 gallons, which doesn't run you too long. I also needed one that was a little more portable. This one is a bit heavy at 115 pounds, but the old one was much heavier yet. This can be loaded into the back of my SUV which is what I needed. Have only ran it several times, but am very happy with it.
July 2, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good deal for the money
Use it to run my Porter Cable pancake air compressor, Dewalt battery chargers and various power tools (Milwaukee heavy duty saws all,dry wall driver, 1/2 inch drill; Porter Cable 7 1/4 circular saw,3 1/2 inch planner, 1/2 inch masonry drill and Delta 12 inch cut off saw all with no problems at all. Usually with the charger and air compressor plugged in and running at the same time. No problems to date and it uses very little fuel to accomplish this. If I had anything negative to say about it, it would be the frame is a bit light, could be heavier metal and stronger, but then again the price could be also.
September 15, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
GP3250
The unit arrived on time, the delivery driver was extremely helpful It started immediately ran perfectly. Great investment for a portable standby emergency generator!!!
November 19, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
this will keep you charged
This made me ready for the next power outage
November 21, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
good quality for the money
started easy and ran quiety
October 29, 2013

Questions & Answers

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Do you have detailed instructions how to connect the GP3300/GP3250 to a home transfer switch and what transfer switch do you recommend for this model generator.

If there is no transfer switch compatible for this model. Can you provide instructions on whether or not I need to ground the generator if I simply run an extension cord direct to my furnace and not connect in anyway to the home power wires.
Thanks
Vic on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For installation instructions, please contact Generac directly at 1-888-436-3722
What country is the engines made in? Where can engine parts be obtained?
Mike on Nov 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The engines are manufactured in the United States. We do not stock part in our warehouse. You can contact Generac at 888-436-3722.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: Engine Oil,
Instruction Sheets
Engine Oil,
Instruction Sheets
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 2 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

GENERAC POWER SYSTEMS “TWO YEAR” LIMITED WARRANTY FOR GP SERIES PORTABLE GENERATORS


For a period of two years from the date of original sale, Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac) warrants its GP Series generators will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the items and period set forth below. Generac will, at its option, repair or replace any part which, upon examination, inspection and testing by Generac or a Generac Authorized Warranty Service Dealer, is found to be defective. Any equipment that the purchaser/owner claims to be defective must be returned to and examined by the nearest Generac Authorized Warranty Service Dealer.

All transportation costs under the warranty, including return to the factory, are to be borne and prepaid by the purchaser/owner. This warranty applies only to Generac GP Series portable generators and is not transferable from original purchaser. Save your proof-of-purchase receipt. If you do not provide proof of the initial purchase date, the manufacturer’s shipping date of the product will be used to determine the warranty period.

WARRANTY SCHEDULE

Consumer applications are warranted for two (2) years. Commercial and Rental applications are warranted for one (1) year or 1000 hours maximum, whichever comes first.

CONSUMER APPLICATION

YEARS ONE and TWO

100% (one hundred percent) coverage on Labor and Part(s) listed (proof of purchase and maintenance is required):

  • Engine- All Components
  • Alternator- All Components

COMMERCIAL/RENTAL APPLICATION YEAR ONE

100% (one hundred percent) coverage on Labor and Part(s) listed (proof of purchase and maintenance is required):

  • Engine- All Components
  • Alternator- All Components

NOTE:

For the purpose of this warranty “consumer use” means personal residential household or recreational use by original purchaser. This warranty does not apply to units used for Prime Power in place of utility where utility power service is present or where utility power service does not normally exist. Once a generator has experienced commercial or rental use, it shall thereafter be considered a non-consumer use generator for the purpose of this warranty.


All warranty expense allowances are subject to the conditions defined in Generac’s Warranty Policies, Procedures and Flat Rate Manual.


THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:
  • Generac built portable generators built prior to May 2008.
  • Generac portable generators that utilize non-Generac replacement parts.
  • Costs of normal maintenance and adjustments.
  • Failures caused by any contaminated fuels, oils or lack of proper oil levels.
  • Repairs or diagnostics performed by individuals other than Guardian/Generac authorized dealers not authorized in writing by Generac Power Systems.
  • Failures due, but not limited, to normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence or improper use. As with all mechanical devices, the Generac engines need periodic part(s) service and replacement to perform as designed. This warranty will not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part(s) or engine.
  • Failures caused by any external cause or act of God, such as collision, theft, vandalism, riot or wars, nuclear holocaust, fire, freezing, lightning, earth-quake, windstorm, hail, volcanic eruption, water or flood, tornado or hurricane.
  • Damage related to rodent and/or insect infestation.
  • Products that are modified or altered in a manner not authorized by Generac in writing.
  • Any incidental, consequential or indirect damages caused by defects in materials or workmanship, or any delay in repair or replacement of the defective part(s).
  • Failure due to misapplication.
  • Telephone, cellular phone, facsimile, internet access or other communication expenses.
  • Living or travel expenses of person(s) performing service, except as specifically included within the terms of a specific unit warranty period.
  • Expenses related to “customer instruction” or troubleshooting where no manufacturing defect is found.
  • Rental equipment used while warranty repairs are being performed.
  • Overnight freight or special shipping costs for replacement part(s).
  • Overtime, holiday or emergency labor.
  • Starting batteries, fuses, light bulbs and engine fluids.

 

THIS WARRANTY IS IN PLACE OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. SPECIFICALLY, GENERAC MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

 

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

 

GENERAC’S ONLY LIABILITY SHALL BE THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PART(S) AS STATED ABOVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL GENERAC BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF GENERAC’S NEGLIGENCE.

 

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You also have other rights from state to state.