Generac 5978 GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

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Generac 5978 GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator Model: grcn5978

Product Features & specs :

Generac 5978 GP7500E GP Series 7,500 Watt Portable Generator

Details
With a range of power options from 800 to 17,500 Watts, Generac has an affordable, reliable portable generator for any application.
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
What’s Included:
  • Engine Oil
  • Plug-In Battery Charger
  • Instruction Sheets
  • Oil Funnel
Series
GP Series
Length
28.75 in.
Width
26.75 in.
Depth
26 in.
Weight
201 lbs.
Alternator Type
Brushed
Amperage
62.5/31.3
CARB Compliant
No
Engine Displacement
420cc
Engine Make
Generac
Engine Speed (RPM)
3600
Frame Type
2-Wheel Cage
Fuel Tank Capacity
7.5 gal.
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Max. Watts
9375
Number of Outlet(s)
5
Outlet Types
(4) 120V 20A 5-20R, (1) 120/240V 30A L14-30R Twist-Lock
Rated Watts
7500
Run Time (50% Load)
12 hrs.
Starting System
Electric/Recoil
Voltage
120/240V
Voltage Regulation
Automatic
Wheel Size
9 in.
Wheel Type
NeverFlat

Reviews :

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Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Hjghly Recommended
This unit is more than enough to run the most essential items of my household for basic comfort. However, wholehouse use must be judicial for best results. An excellent buy for the money.
November 14, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Very pleased with generator.
Fast delivery and easy assembly. Starts easily and seems dependable. Bought for use with power outages. I have not needed it so far for extended time but have run it several times to test.
July 16, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
GP7500 feedback
Nice and easy to move with the 2 handles. It is a little noisey since it is always high reving, would like to get one that automatically idles when low power is required.
July 12, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Works as stated
Not back as a backup for home power outage, needs to be set up ahead of time. Make sure you add the oil yourself
July 11, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Fortunately I haven't had to use it yet,
This is a very good unit for a suburban household. I can pretty much run everything in my house with careful consideration.
July 8, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Gererac GP7500E - The best investment
We use our Gerearc GP7500E for power outages. It saves our home from storm damage and flooding and allows us to stay on line. This is truely a relaibe and easy to start and maintain generator. It is quiet, is efficient and we get a lot of run time on a tank of gas. It was ready to run right out of the box. The only thing about this unit is that it is made in China but that doesnt hurt the quality or durability of the unit. It was competitively priced from CPO and the knowledgeable support staff before the sale was very good. Without this generator, we would be in serious trouble as we were with our old generator. This a great generator that provides a lot of features and durability into a compact easy to store and operate system.
July 2, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Great Machine
Main reason for purchase was for power outages. None have occurred since my purchase in Sept.2011. Installed complete power transfer system in my home. Powered up sytem for the litmus test,and runs like a champ. Fridge,5 tvs., 4 rooms of elect.baseboard heat, all lights in 3 bedroom ranch with power to spare. Right now ising it to power up a Lincoln 180 MIG welder NO PROBLEM. PS. Don't let gas sit in tank for more than a month. Imade that mistake. CONDENSATION BUILD UP ...MY FAULT. But all I did was drain old gas and replaced with fresh gas and BAM! Started right up.
June 30, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Great service and a great product.
Product will be used to power my home during power outages.
January 19, 2012
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Pros
Powerful
Worth it's weight in gold
Bought this generator after hurricane Irene for the upcoming winter. Put it together and tested it out, fired right up no problems. Very easy to assemble. More than enough power to do a good part of my house. Can't wait to lose power this winter and really try it out!
December 10, 2011

Q & A :

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How much engine oil need
Wali on Jan 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The unit comes with one liter of oil.
The manufacturer recommends slowly filling the unit with oil and checking the dipstick periodically until it reaches the full mark.
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.
kurt on Dec 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 5978 Meets the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards for sale and use in Canada and the United States.
( 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)
BEST ANSWER: You need to be contacting Generac directly with your question, CPO is an internet retailer. Generac can be reached at 888-436-3722

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.