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Generac 5981 GP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator

Model#: GRCN5981
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$469.99
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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
  • Unit not for use or sale in California, CARB compliant units available
Includes:
  • Engine Oil
  • Instruction Sheets

Specifications

Series: GP Series
Length: 23.5 in.
Width: 18 in.
Depth: 18 in.
Weight: 86 lbs.
CARB Compliant: No
CSA Compliant: No
Engine Displacement: 168cc
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.5 gal.
Fuel Tank Type: Steel
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Low-Oil Pressure Shutdown: Yes
Max Watts: 2,000
Noise Level: 70-75 dB
Outlets: (2) 5-20R 120V
Rated Watts: 1,800
Run Time: 10.5 Hrs.
Starting Method: Manual
Type: Portable

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GeneracGP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Home backup power (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Great purchase

      By Viv53

      from Wooster

      Comments about Generac GP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator:

      This was recommended by the salesperson and as we stood in the checkout line another customer told us how happy he was with the one he purchased last year. It is easy to start and operate. Makes washing lawn equipment easy. We're happy with our purchase.

       
      5.0

      Great for motocross track!

      By Glen

      from Kalamazoo

      Comments about Generac GP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator:

      We got tired of being hot and sitting in the dark. Unpackaged unit and filled with supplied oil and added fuel. Came with choke in the on position and started first pull. Runs lights, fans, tv, and cell chargers easliy. Not super quiet but not loud for what it is. Very happy so far!!

       
      5.0

      Just what I needed, when I needed it.

      By R

      from Chicago

      Comments about Generac GP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator:

      Ran my freezer, fridge, and sump. It was not the generator I wanted. But when water is running in. I bought the last one on the shelf and I could not be happier. Ran for 72 hours straight without a problem. Also turns out I got a screaming deal. 25% off retail.

       
      5.0

      Very quiet and good on gas

      By Val55

      from Moncton

      Comments about Generac GP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator:

      I bought this generator to keep our fridges going during a 4 day power outage but I was able to do more. It also produced enough power to also run with the fridges a few lights, or my water pump or my sump pump. It's also light enough that one person can handle it quite easily. It starts very easily so practically anybody could start it. Great generator for the price.

       
      5.0

      Delighted

      By Railwayman

      from Toronto

      Pros

      • Home backup power

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Generac GP1800 GP Series 1,800 Watt Portable Generator:

          Just received the new GP1800. It was easy to setup, manual is easy to follow with good diagrams and explanations, and above all it was easy to start. We have been hit with some terribly bad weather this winter (and flooding in summer) and I was determined not to be without power again. This unit will provide enough power for the primary needs. Wish it had a couple of more outlets but will manage fine. It is reassuring to have a good unit like this always available for use!

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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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