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Generac 5978 GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

Model#: GRCN5978
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$1,279.99
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Product Overview

Details

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
  • Hour meter tracks usage between maintenance sessions
  • Fold down handles and never-flat wheels for portability
  • Fuel gauge incorporated for at a glance fuel monitoring
  • New, covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions
  • Electric start with recoil backup, battery included
  • Meets the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards for sale and use in Canada and the United States
  • Unit not for use or sale in California, CARB compliant units available
Includes:
  • Engine Oil
  • Plug-In Battery Charger
  • Instruction Sheets
  • Oil Funnel

Specifications

Series: GP Series
Length: 28.75 in.
Width: 26.75 in.
Depth: 26 in.
Weight: 201 lbs.
Battery Included: Yes
CARB Compliant: No
CSA Compliant: Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8 gal.
Fuel Tank Type: Steel
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Handles: Folding & Locking
Max Watts: 9,375
Noise Level: 70-75 dB
Outlets: (4) 5-20R 120V, (1) L14-30R Twist-Lock 120/240V
Rated Watts: 7,500
Run Time: 12 Hrs.
Type: Portable

Reviews

Product Reviews

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GeneracGP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator
 
4.8

(based on 241 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Home backup power (135)
  • Other (13)
  • Jobsite (12)
  • Easy to start (9)
  • Good power output (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Power outages (9)
    • Construction sites (3)
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    4.0

    power plant of a generator.

    By shawnymrtn

    from Listowel

    Comments about Generac GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator:

    This is a great generator for our entire house. No shortage of power and seems to be built solid. I really like the fact that it came with a battery charger to ensure its always ready to go. It's a little loud but not outrageous. Great generator dollar for dollar. We are ready for another ice storm with this Generac.

     
    5.0

    Ease of setup and operation

    By RusSal

    from Sanford Maine

    Comments about Generac GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator:

    After delivery, the Generac 7000 was easy to prepare for operation, easy to start ( electric start). Our house has transfer switches ( 6) and with our electrician we tested the system and the 7000 to make sure all was running in order. Everything was perfect the first time. I recommend having an electrician go over everything, especially with the built-in transfer switches. The peace of mind living here in Maine, that we can have heat, refrigeration, lights and some comforts is reassuring, especially if the power goes out. This will probably lead to the purchase and installation of a stand-by unit down the road. Thanks for building a safe, easy-to-operate, sensible power source in case of outages which can happen especially here in Maine. I like my comfort and this is real, real PEACE OF MIND.

     
    5.0

    Second purchase. Upgraded to this 7500

    By jb

    from Mystic

    Comments about Generac GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator:

    Upgraded to this 7500. Had a Generac in the past and it worked great. I didn't even consider another brand.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Genset

    By Vinni

    from Aberdeen

    Comments about Generac GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator:

    This particular model has enough available power to run an average 3 bed room house including the furnace and refrigerator. To ensure a no overload condition have refrigerator turned off until furnace or ac kicks in then turn on. Easy to maintain and easy starting.

     
    5.0

    Great for home during power outages

    By jessie345

    from Metamora

    Comments about Generac GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator:

    Will run all essential home electrical during power outages. The 7500E has enough power to run our furnace, refrigerator, lights and tv. would not be without it after last years one week power outage after ice storm.

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    • GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

      Q:

      What is the difference between model number 5943 and 5978 on a 7500? I have an auto transfer switch. I just need to hook it up at my house and be able to run a hotwater heater.
      Asked on 12/8/2014 by Kurt from Arkansas, Marion

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    • GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

      Q:

      ( what is the make of the motor,please write me reply. thank you from Alex.).We Need a manual Home Depot has
      no Manual.
      We bought it today 03/10 2014. We will pict it up when is not raining.

      Please send us a manual and the kind motor on the Genarac GP7500E Model # 5978 Thank you. store #7167
      Home Depot 49 Fourth Store Orangeville Ontario Canada, Phone# 519-940-9061 (hard ware Department)
      Asked on 10/3/2014 by Alex and Lorraine Csiszler from 248077 5 Side Road, Mono Ontario L9W 2K6

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    • GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

      Q:

      Made in U.S.?
      Asked on 10/29/2012 by you have got to be kigging! from CT

      1 answer

      • A:

        The model GP7500E GP Series 7500 Watt Portable Generator is manufactured in China.

        Answered on 10/29/2012 by Community Answer from None
    • GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

      Q:

      what is the starting watts and running watts on this model
      Asked on 10/28/2012 by none from ny

      1 answer

      • A:

        The starting watts is 9,375 watts and the running watts is 7500.

        Answered on 10/29/2012 by Community Answer from None
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    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.

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