Generac Guardian Series 5870 8,000 Watt Air-Cooled Liquid Propane/Natural Gas Powered Standby Generator With Transfer Switch (CARB Compliant)
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- Convenient, hands-free operation with no fueling. No manual start. No extension cords. Runs on natural gas or liquid propane.
- Clean, smooth True Power Technology provides safe operation of sensitive electronics.
- Includes automatic transfer switch with 8 circuits protected (NEMA 1, indoor rated only)
- 8,000 Rated Watts
- CARB Compliant
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|Power Source||natural-gasoline-powered||propane powered||Information not provided||gas powered|
|Wattage||8000 Watts||8000 Watts||8000 Watts||11000 Watts|
|Voltage||120 Volts||Information not provided||240 Volts||120 Volts|
|Dimensions||29 inches x 25 inches x 48 inches||29 inches x 48 inches x 25 inches||29 inches x 48 inches x 25 inches||29 inches x 48 inches x 25 inches|
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Installed July 2011. Battery charging module in control panel failed immediately. Replaced battery in early August assuming that was the problem. New battery failed (completely discharged) end of August: we contacted Generac. Diagnosed as defective control panel. It took 1½ months more - October 15 - before new panel was installed. We then purchased a 3rd new battery (originally, the generator did not come with one).
Early 2012, generator engine taking longer to start while cranking. Engine failed to start end of February: reported to Generac. Observed that it would start - after extended cranking - if air inlet on the air-box is covered with my hand. Accidently discovered that engine would start immediately if a "factory hole" in the air-box was sealed off. Generac replaced the air-box, end of April 2012. Engine still failed to start unless "factory hole" in new air-box sealed off.
Generac suspected LP gas supply issue: inspected & tested OK per Gas Co. on May 6 (they performed original installation). Engine completely failed to start July 2 - reported to Generac. Further calls & emails to Generac not returned for 2 weeks, then received call that Generac will replace fuel regulator. Again calls or emails to Generac not returned: finally after 25 more days regulator replaced: August 7- issue resolved!
August 8: "Inspect Battery" flashing on control panel display. September 1, battery dead: reported to Generac that charger in control panel again failed. October 3, per Generac Customer Service: "The Service VP and the Sales VP - both are having further discussions regarding whether or not to issue the swap (a new control panel)". Today, October 20: no contact from Generac for 17 days. Of the 15 months that this generator has been in service, it has functioned properly for less than 3 months. Should have bought a Gillette Sentry Pro!!!
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