Ran it for about 20 minutes to test it the first day I received it. Started and ran fine. Today I put a load on it and it instantly flashed a fault code that generac could not decipher and shut off. Hasn't turned back on since. Extremely disappointed, now I have to lug this 200+ lb generator to a dealer where they will look at it in person and hopefully honor their warranty.
my generator showed up in good shape, had 0 hours on it, added gas and oil , hooked up battery and it fired right up, ran perfect
good value.had 0 hours on meter
Have turned it on once when I got it to check it worked and it worked! Hopefully it continues to do so!
Frustrated, is an understatement. Some times it would start, some times not. Last time we lost power and "need" the generator, it would not start. Called Generac tech support, all they could really do is direct me to an authorized repair service. (50 miles away).
Finally figured out what the heck was going on. (1) the battery that comes with the unit is 12 volts and rated for 9 amps (2) in the owners manual.it says to hook the battery charger up to the generator every 3 months for 12 hours. .Battery is dead by then. !!
Since the generator is used only for emergencies, it sits unused for a month or more. WHAT WAS HAPPENING ?? Something was draining the battery when the generator was in the "off" state. What I found, was that something ( I suspect it is the COsense circuit) was pulling 25 milliamps from the battery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for months. Normally after 3 weeks the generator would not start. .025 amps X 24 hours X 30 days = 5.25 amps More than half of the 9amps that the battery can supply!!
The fix was to hook up the battery, to a floating recharging power supply and leave it connected all the time. Disconnecting it when running the generator. It now starts on the first turn of the key.