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Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator

Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator

Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
Durostar DS5500EH Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
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Features

  • POWERFUL DUROSTAR ENGINE: The DS5500EH is powered by a DuroStar 7.5 HP 225cc OHV engine with automatic low oil shutoff; Fuel Capacity: 3.96 Gallons; Noise Level: 69dB
  • PLENTY OF POWER: With 5,500 peak watts and 4,500 running watts, this unit is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • POWER PANEL: Includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet; Also includes a voltmeter and 12V DC charging posts for charging external batteries
  • MAXIMUM POWER: With DuroStar MX2 technology, get the maximum power from each of the 120V outlets; Choose between operating the generator at both 120V and 240V simultaneously, or at 120V only with full power
  • POWERING EVERYONE ANYWHERE: Like all DuroStar generators, the DS5500EH is EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states
  • DUAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY: This generator runs on gasoline or propane giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: DuroStar DS5500EH Generator, Oil Funnel, Sparkplug Wrench, Tool Set, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and Owner's Manual

Description

DuroStar’s DS5500EH Dual Fuel portable generator is designed as a powerful user-friendly unit that provides 5,500 watts of power using gasoline or liquid propane. This workhorse packs a punch and will keep you powered at home, at work, and at play. With its 4-gallon fuel tank, this unit will run 8 hours on a single tank of gas or even longer on propane. The DS5500EH features an electric “rocker start” and easy recoil pull start.


Product Dimensions 25 x 22 x 22 inches


Item Weight 129 pounds


Manufacturer DuroMax


ASIN B07H8RYGZ6


Item model number DS5500EH


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,219 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,136 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #11 in Outdoor Generators


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


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Delivery

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Returns

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Features

  • POWERFUL DUROSTAR ENGINE: The DS5500EH is powered by a DuroStar 7.5 HP 225cc OHV engine with automatic low oil shutoff; Fuel Capacity: 3.96 Gallons; Noise Level: 69dB
  • PLENTY OF POWER: With 5,500 peak watts and 4,500 running watts, this unit is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • POWER PANEL: Includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet; Also includes a voltmeter and 12V DC charging posts for charging external batteries
  • MAXIMUM POWER: With DuroStar MX2 technology, get the maximum power from each of the 120V outlets; Choose between operating the generator at both 120V and 240V simultaneously, or at 120V only with full power
  • POWERING EVERYONE ANYWHERE: Like all DuroStar generators, the DS5500EH is EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states
  • DUAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY: This generator runs on gasoline or propane giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: DuroStar DS5500EH Generator, Oil Funnel, Sparkplug Wrench, Tool Set, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and Owner's Manual

Description

DuroStar’s DS5500EH Dual Fuel portable generator is designed as a powerful user-friendly unit that provides 5,500 watts of power using gasoline or liquid propane. This workhorse packs a punch and will keep you powered at home, at work, and at play. With its 4-gallon fuel tank, this unit will run 8 hours on a single tank of gas or even longer on propane. The DS5500EH features an electric “rocker start” and easy recoil pull start.


Product Dimensions 25 x 22 x 22 inches


Item Weight 129 pounds


Manufacturer DuroMax


ASIN B07H8RYGZ6


Item model number DS5500EH


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,219 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,136 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #11 in Outdoor Generators


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • POWERFUL DUROSTAR ENGINE: The DS5500EH is powered by a DuroStar 7.5 HP 225cc OHV engine with automatic low oil shutoff; Fuel Capacity: 3.96 Gallons; Noise Level: 69dB
  • PLENTY OF POWER: With 5,500 peak watts and 4,500 running watts, this unit is a workhorse that provides plenty of power to handle multiple jobs from powering high voltage appliances to heavy duty power tools
  • POWER PANEL: Includes a selection of outlets for maximum compatibility in your applications including: 2 120V household outlets and 1 120/240V 30A twist lock outlet; Also includes a voltmeter and 12V DC charging posts for charging external batteries
  • MAXIMUM POWER: With DuroStar MX2 technology, get the maximum power from each of the 120V outlets; Choose between operating the generator at both 120V and 240V simultaneously, or at 120V only with full power
  • POWERING EVERYONE ANYWHERE: Like all DuroStar generators, the DS5500EH is EPA and CARB approved for use in all 50 states
  • DUAL FUEL TECHNOLOGY: This generator runs on gasoline or propane giving you the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: DuroStar DS5500EH Generator, Oil Funnel, Sparkplug Wrench, Tool Set, Wheel & Handle Kit, DC Charging Cables and Owner's Manual

Description

DuroStar’s DS5500EH Dual Fuel portable generator is designed as a powerful user-friendly unit that provides 5,500 watts of power using gasoline or liquid propane. This workhorse packs a punch and will keep you powered at home, at work, and at play. With its 4-gallon fuel tank, this unit will run 8 hours on a single tank of gas or even longer on propane. The DS5500EH features an electric “rocker start” and easy recoil pull start.


Product Dimensions 25 x 22 x 22 inches


Item Weight 129 pounds


Manufacturer DuroMax


ASIN B07H8RYGZ6


Item model number DS5500EH


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,219 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #5,136 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #11 in Outdoor Generators


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


abunda_amazon_reviews Ok I've had the generator 3 years now. first let me tell you I have the most unreliable electric service of anyone I know, every time the wind blows my lights go out. Most of the time it takes at least one or two days before power is restored. I used to go get a motel room at $85 per night until the lights come back on. That all ended when I got this generator. I have used it about 15 or 20 times in the last 3 years. It always starts right up and runs my refrigerator a small ac unit in my bedroom, my tv and any lights {led} in the house. It will run anywhere between 10 to 15 hours on a tank of gas {4 gal}. All my neighbors are suffering while I'm watching tv with cool air and cold drinks.Best purchase ever 5 stars Wow! 4 years still runs great. Well it’s been 5years sents I got this generator. In that time I have had to use it many times and I just love it.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;No more suffering;;Richard Moore;;;I got the generator at noon, I gave it a quick test run, Attached the wheel kit and stored it my garage. At 6pm we had an outage, I pulled out the generator, started it, Attached my long extended cord and saved the day! The first run was very simple, I just followed the instructions. The only problem I had, is that the generator not coming with any oil, I had gas in advance but needed to jump to the gas station to buy 10w-30 oil.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Saved the day;;Rami;;;Don't buy things like generators off Amazon - No support! Ran the first time 4 months ago and now it doesn't. If you want to learn about how gas motors work then this one is for you! Called tech and I've drained gas out, replaced the spark plug, replaced the oil, sprayed the carburetor, removed the carburetor for cleaning and it still doesn't work. If I'd bought this from Costco or any other brick and mortar store I could have just taken it back. I'm out $ and time I've spent on this POS.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;NO, don't buy this!;;jahMoon;;;I ordered this generator after the last season of hurricanes and storms in Northeast USA. My house is in a flood prone area and I wasn't going to go through another entire hurricane season with sleepless nights. My old generator stopped working last year so I knew I was in the market for a new one. I paid $299 for this generator off of Amazon and another $39 for the wheel kit (DuroStar DS4000S-WK Wheel Kit for DS4000S). As of writing this review, the generator is down to $289.00. Either way, I would have paid $350 for this unit! The packaging was great. There was no damage to the unit during shipping. My biggest complaint about packaging is that some oil seemed to seep out of the unit and onto the box so I had to be careful when opening it up. I ended up having to wipe the units frame down with a rag to dry it off. The unit does not ship with oil, but someone must have put oil in it at one point to test it out because there was a lot of oil in the box. One other note, be sure to remove the shipping mounting bracket! The easiest way to do this is to use the provided tool and loosen the nuts and bolts while the unit is sitting level. We have not had to use this unit yet (thankfully) but I did get it running. I recommend purchasing an all purpose or transmission fluid funnel from your local automotive shop - this will help you to fill the oil tank without getting oil all over the place. The location of the oil fill is not very convenient, but with the proper funnel it isn't much of a headache. I imagine in the middle of a storm though that this could prove to be a huge design flaw. Once oil was added, I threw in some Unleaded 87 octane gasoline and it started up on the second pull. I let it run for about 5 minutes. The unit is QUIET! Very quiet. I would even go as far as to say that my lawn mower is louder than this generator. I was able to put my head right next to the generator without issue, and I could not hear it running from inside of my house. Very impressed with the volume! Attaching the wheel kit was a pain to say the least. The location of the bolts is a problem, and the bolts and nuts are different wrench sizes which is another problem. It makes installation a bit of a pain. I would say though that having this generator on wheels is very helpful. I would recommend the wheel kit to anyone interested in this generator. Thanks - I hope this was helpful. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER FIRST USE (HURRICANE SANDY - 10/29/2012) --------------------------------------------------------------- Hurricane Sandy hit us hard and we were estimated to be without power for 5 days. I prepared the generator the day before it hit, filled it with gas, checked oil level, and then started it up. It started right up! I then followed the instructions: - Let generator run for a few minutes before plugging in any load - Plug in all load starting with most intensive first - Flip breaker to ON It has been 4 days without power now and this generator has powered the following (at different times): - (2) 1/2HP sump pumps - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) microwave - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) HVAC system for heat - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) Verizon FiOS system - Miscellaneous items [cell phone chargers, hair irons, radio, etc.) The unit does not have a wattage meter to show you the current load but you should do your due diligence to know how much power various items draw. I can judge how must stress I put on the unit by keeping a note on how long 4 gallons of gas gets me. The unit says 4 gallons = 8 hours on full load. I am getting 4 gallons = 16 hours so I am only putting the unit through half load. I changed the oil 20 hours into running per the manual. From what I understand this is very important! Don't skip this step. I had a hard time removing the oil drain plug (10mm hex wrench) so I ended up removing the oil cap and tilting the unit to the side to drain the oil which removed almost all of it. Again, it started right up afterwards with no issues. Lastly, compared to all of my neighbor's generators, this one is the quietest by far! Bottom line - if you treat this generator right and maintain it, it should return the favor and save your butt in times of need. We have a 1 yr old daughter and without this generator it would have been a difficult few days. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER STORAGE (Fall 2012 - Fall 2014) --------------------------------------------------------------- I recently pulled the generator out of storage to turn it over and let it run for a bit. When I stored it in 2012 I changed the oil and emptied the gas tank, so all I had to do was put a bit of gasoline in and start it up. I'm happy to report that it started up on the first pull without issue. I let it run for about 5-10 minutes, then closed it down for storage again (drained gas tank). I am extremely satisfied with this purchase!! --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER STORAGE (Fall 2014 - Spring 2018) --------------------------------------------------------------- It's been a little over 5 years since I had to use this generator with Hurricane Sandy - 10/29/2012. I just pulled it out of storage again to see if it would run. Ended up having some trouble. Replaced oil, fresh gasoline, still wouldn't run. Ended up having to take the carb off and clean it out as it was all gummed up inside. After cleaning it and putting it back together, started up 1st or 2nd pull of the cord. Runs like a champ still and generates power without any issue. My only warning is that you really need to make sure you keep FRESH gasoline on hand. It seems this generator does not like gas that has been sitting around for 6+ months. I've started adding fuel stabilizer to the tank to see if that will help and then cut off the fuel line and let the engine die that way to help clean out the carb. This generator doesn't owe us a dime. Great purchase. PLEASE MARK THIS REVIEW AS HELPFUL IF YOU FOUND IT HELPFUL!;;Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2012;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great unit for a great price!;;Trevor Mankus;;;UPDATE: After sitting for a year, with original gas, the unit fired up like new. It handled refrigerator, 55" TV, Dish box, internet modem, house phone, and portable heater with ease. You just can't go wrong. BONUS: After 8 hours it only used 3/4 tank of gasoline. First off, Amazon had this generator on my door step in 2 days. Secondly, I looked @ many Amazon reviews. Then I went to Youtube and found out this generator had been around for a long time. 4 stars is great on Amazon, but this unit had 4 and a half stars. I took the packing braces off, and followed the instructions. My intent was to pull the cord real slow to give the oil some time to slosh around. My plan did not work. I pulled the string a literal hair and the unit fired up. I have never seen anything like it! I have had several new mowers and weed eaters, and NOTHING started this easily, and I mean nothing! I plugged in TV/Dish, refrigerator, portable heater, heating pad, tablet.....and everything worked like a charm. I would do a TV commercial for this company. Thank you Amazon for recommending this generator. BTW, my husband is talking in the video.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;The Best Generator!;;lautml;;;I purchased this generator prior to Irma hitting Florida. It's been running non-stop for four days now. It's running two refrigerators, entertainment system, various fans, a portable air conditioner, and various other odds and ends. Five gallons of gas seems to last about 17 hours. I'm impressed.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I purchased this generator prior to Irma hitting Florida. ...;;Lunatic;;;Been running this on propane and it runs good. Conflicting instructions, some say don't choke for propane and others say do choke. I had to choke. Ajighle the choke lever until you get it running really smooth. Also, instruction sheets were hidden on top of motor when I got it and ignition keys are in that packet, so I had to call company to figure out where they were. Negative battery cable needed to be connected, none of instructions tell you that, I had to read the reviews. That all said it seems to run good.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Powerhouse.;;Janine Smith/Steve Citron

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Richard Moore - Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017
No more suffering
Ok I've had the generator 3 years now. first let me tell you I have the most unreliable electric service of anyone I know, every time the wind blows my lights go out. Most of the time it takes at least one or two days before power is restored. I used to go get a motel room at $85 per night until the lights come back on. That all ended when I got this generator. I have used it about 15 or 20 times in the last 3 years. It always starts right up and runs my refrigerator a small ac unit in my bedroom, my tv and any lights {led} in the house. It will run anywhere between 10 to 15 hours on a tank of gas {4 gal}. All my neighbors are suffering while I'm watching tv with cool air and cold drinks.Best purchase ever 5 stars Wow! 4 years still runs great. Well it’s been 5years sents I got this generator. In that time I have had to use it many times and I just love it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Rami - Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017
Saved the day
I got the generator at noon, I gave it a quick test run, Attached the wheel kit and stored it my garage. At 6pm we had an outage, I pulled out the generator, started it, Attached my long extended cord and saved the day! The first run was very simple, I just followed the instructions. The only problem I had, is that the generator not coming with any oil, I had gas in advance but needed to jump to the gas station to buy 10w-30 oil.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By jahMoon - Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018
NO, don't buy this!
Don't buy things like generators off Amazon - No support! Ran the first time 4 months ago and now it doesn't. If you want to learn about how gas motors work then this one is for you! Called tech and I've drained gas out, replaced the spark plug, replaced the oil, sprayed the carburetor, removed the carburetor for cleaning and it still doesn't work. If I'd bought this from Costco or any other brick and mortar store I could have just taken it back. I'm out $ and time I've spent on this POS.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Trevor Mankus - Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2012
Great unit for a great price!
I ordered this generator after the last season of hurricanes and storms in Northeast USA. My house is in a flood prone area and I wasn't going to go through another entire hurricane season with sleepless nights. My old generator stopped working last year so I knew I was in the market for a new one. I paid $299 for this generator off of Amazon and another $39 for the wheel kit (DuroStar DS4000S-WK Wheel Kit for DS4000S). As of writing this review, the generator is down to $289.00. Either way, I would have paid $350 for this unit! The packaging was great. There was no damage to the unit during shipping. My biggest complaint about packaging is that some oil seemed to seep out of the unit and onto the box so I had to be careful when opening it up. I ended up having to wipe the units frame down with a rag to dry it off. The unit does not ship with oil, but someone must have put oil in it at one point to test it out because there was a lot of oil in the box. One other note, be sure to remove the shipping mounting bracket! The easiest way to do this is to use the provided tool and loosen the nuts and bolts while the unit is sitting level. We have not had to use this unit yet (thankfully) but I did get it running. I recommend purchasing an all purpose or transmission fluid funnel from your local automotive shop - this will help you to fill the oil tank without getting oil all over the place. The location of the oil fill is not very convenient, but with the proper funnel it isn't much of a headache. I imagine in the middle of a storm though that this could prove to be a huge design flaw. Once oil was added, I threw in some Unleaded 87 octane gasoline and it started up on the second pull. I let it run for about 5 minutes. The unit is QUIET! Very quiet. I would even go as far as to say that my lawn mower is louder than this generator. I was able to put my head right next to the generator without issue, and I could not hear it running from inside of my house. Very impressed with the volume! Attaching the wheel kit was a pain to say the least. The location of the bolts is a problem, and the bolts and nuts are different wrench sizes which is another problem. It makes installation a bit of a pain. I would say though that having this generator on wheels is very helpful. I would recommend the wheel kit to anyone interested in this generator. Thanks - I hope this was helpful. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER FIRST USE (HURRICANE SANDY - 10/29/2012) --------------------------------------------------------------- Hurricane Sandy hit us hard and we were estimated to be without power for 5 days. I prepared the generator the day before it hit, filled it with gas, checked oil level, and then started it up. It started right up! I then followed the instructions: - Let generator run for a few minutes before plugging in any load - Plug in all load starting with most intensive first - Flip breaker to ON It has been 4 days without power now and this generator has powered the following (at different times): - (2) 1/2HP sump pumps - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) microwave - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) HVAC system for heat - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) Verizon FiOS system - Miscellaneous items [cell phone chargers, hair irons, radio, etc.) The unit does not have a wattage meter to show you the current load but you should do your due diligence to know how much power various items draw. I can judge how must stress I put on the unit by keeping a note on how long 4 gallons of gas gets me. The unit says 4 gallons = 8 hours on full load. I am getting 4 gallons = 16 hours so I am only putting the unit through half load. I changed the oil 20 hours into running per the manual. From what I understand this is very important! Don't skip this step. I had a hard time removing the oil drain plug (10mm hex wrench) so I ended up removing the oil cap and tilting the unit to the side to drain the oil which removed almost all of it. Again, it started right up afterwards with no issues. Lastly, compared to all of my neighbor's generators, this one is the quietest by far! Bottom line - if you treat this generator right and maintain it, it should return the favor and save your butt in times of need. We have a 1 yr old daughter and without this generator it would have been a difficult few days. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER STORAGE (Fall 2012 - Fall 2014) --------------------------------------------------------------- I recently pulled the generator out of storage to turn it over and let it run for a bit. When I stored it in 2012 I changed the oil and emptied the gas tank, so all I had to do was put a bit of gasoline in and start it up. I'm happy to report that it started up on the first pull without issue. I let it run for about 5-10 minutes, then closed it down for storage again (drained gas tank). I am extremely satisfied with this purchase!! --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER STORAGE (Fall 2014 - Spring 2018) --------------------------------------------------------------- It's been a little over 5 years since I had to use this generator with Hurricane Sandy - 10/29/2012. I just pulled it out of storage again to see if it would run. Ended up having some trouble. Replaced oil, fresh gasoline, still wouldn't run. Ended up having to take the carb off and clean it out as it was all gummed up inside. After cleaning it and putting it back together, started up 1st or 2nd pull of the cord. Runs like a champ still and generates power without any issue. My only warning is that you really need to make sure you keep FRESH gasoline on hand. It seems this generator does not like gas that has been sitting around for 6+ months. I've started adding fuel stabilizer to the tank to see if that will help and then cut off the fuel line and let the engine die that way to help clean out the carb. This generator doesn't owe us a dime. Great purchase. PLEASE MARK THIS REVIEW AS HELPFUL IF YOU FOUND IT HELPFUL!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By lautml - Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019
The Best Generator!
UPDATE: After sitting for a year, with original gas, the unit fired up like new. It handled refrigerator, 55" TV, Dish box, internet modem, house phone, and portable heater with ease. You just can't go wrong. BONUS: After 8 hours it only used 3/4 tank of gasoline. First off, Amazon had this generator on my door step in 2 days. Secondly, I looked @ many Amazon reviews. Then I went to Youtube and found out this generator had been around for a long time. 4 stars is great on Amazon, but this unit had 4 and a half stars. I took the packing braces off, and followed the instructions. My intent was to pull the cord real slow to give the oil some time to slosh around. My plan did not work. I pulled the string a literal hair and the unit fired up. I have never seen anything like it! I have had several new mowers and weed eaters, and NOTHING started this easily, and I mean nothing! I plugged in TV/Dish, refrigerator, portable heater, heating pad, tablet.....and everything worked like a charm. I would do a TV commercial for this company. Thank you Amazon for recommending this generator. BTW, my husband is talking in the video.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Lunatic - Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2017
I purchased this generator prior to Irma hitting Florida. ...
I purchased this generator prior to Irma hitting Florida. It's been running non-stop for four days now. It's running two refrigerators, entertainment system, various fans, a portable air conditioner, and various other odds and ends. Five gallons of gas seems to last about 17 hours. I'm impressed.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Janine Smith/Steve Citron - Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
Powerhouse.
Been running this on propane and it runs good. Conflicting instructions, some say don't choke for propane and others say do choke. I had to choke. Ajighle the choke lever until you get it running really smooth. Also, instruction sheets were hidden on top of motor when I got it and ignition keys are in that packet, so I had to call company to figure out where they were. Negative battery cable needed to be connected, none of instructions tell you that, I had to read the reviews. That all said it seems to run good.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Richard Moore - Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017
No more suffering
Ok I've had the generator 3 years now. first let me tell you I have the most unreliable electric service of anyone I know, every time the wind blows my lights go out. Most of the time it takes at least one or two days before power is restored. I used to go get a motel room at $85 per night until the lights come back on. That all ended when I got this generator. I have used it about 15 or 20 times in the last 3 years. It always starts right up and runs my refrigerator a small ac unit in my bedroom, my tv and any lights {led} in the house. It will run anywhere between 10 to 15 hours on a tank of gas {4 gal}. All my neighbors are suffering while I'm watching tv with cool air and cold drinks.Best purchase ever 5 stars Wow! 4 years still runs great. Well it’s been 5years sents I got this generator. In that time I have had to use it many times and I just love it.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Rami - Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017
Saved the day
I got the generator at noon, I gave it a quick test run, Attached the wheel kit and stored it my garage. At 6pm we had an outage, I pulled out the generator, started it, Attached my long extended cord and saved the day! The first run was very simple, I just followed the instructions. The only problem I had, is that the generator not coming with any oil, I had gas in advance but needed to jump to the gas station to buy 10w-30 oil.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By jahMoon - Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018
NO, don't buy this!
Don't buy things like generators off Amazon - No support! Ran the first time 4 months ago and now it doesn't. If you want to learn about how gas motors work then this one is for you! Called tech and I've drained gas out, replaced the spark plug, replaced the oil, sprayed the carburetor, removed the carburetor for cleaning and it still doesn't work. If I'd bought this from Costco or any other brick and mortar store I could have just taken it back. I'm out $ and time I've spent on this POS.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Trevor Mankus - Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2012
Great unit for a great price!
I ordered this generator after the last season of hurricanes and storms in Northeast USA. My house is in a flood prone area and I wasn't going to go through another entire hurricane season with sleepless nights. My old generator stopped working last year so I knew I was in the market for a new one. I paid $299 for this generator off of Amazon and another $39 for the wheel kit (DuroStar DS4000S-WK Wheel Kit for DS4000S). As of writing this review, the generator is down to $289.00. Either way, I would have paid $350 for this unit! The packaging was great. There was no damage to the unit during shipping. My biggest complaint about packaging is that some oil seemed to seep out of the unit and onto the box so I had to be careful when opening it up. I ended up having to wipe the units frame down with a rag to dry it off. The unit does not ship with oil, but someone must have put oil in it at one point to test it out because there was a lot of oil in the box. One other note, be sure to remove the shipping mounting bracket! The easiest way to do this is to use the provided tool and loosen the nuts and bolts while the unit is sitting level. We have not had to use this unit yet (thankfully) but I did get it running. I recommend purchasing an all purpose or transmission fluid funnel from your local automotive shop - this will help you to fill the oil tank without getting oil all over the place. The location of the oil fill is not very convenient, but with the proper funnel it isn't much of a headache. I imagine in the middle of a storm though that this could prove to be a huge design flaw. Once oil was added, I threw in some Unleaded 87 octane gasoline and it started up on the second pull. I let it run for about 5 minutes. The unit is QUIET! Very quiet. I would even go as far as to say that my lawn mower is louder than this generator. I was able to put my head right next to the generator without issue, and I could not hear it running from inside of my house. Very impressed with the volume! Attaching the wheel kit was a pain to say the least. The location of the bolts is a problem, and the bolts and nuts are different wrench sizes which is another problem. It makes installation a bit of a pain. I would say though that having this generator on wheels is very helpful. I would recommend the wheel kit to anyone interested in this generator. Thanks - I hope this was helpful. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER FIRST USE (HURRICANE SANDY - 10/29/2012) --------------------------------------------------------------- Hurricane Sandy hit us hard and we were estimated to be without power for 5 days. I prepared the generator the day before it hit, filled it with gas, checked oil level, and then started it up. It started right up! I then followed the instructions: - Let generator run for a few minutes before plugging in any load - Plug in all load starting with most intensive first - Flip breaker to ON It has been 4 days without power now and this generator has powered the following (at different times): - (2) 1/2HP sump pumps - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) microwave - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) HVAC system for heat - (1) refridgerator/freezer and (1) Verizon FiOS system - Miscellaneous items [cell phone chargers, hair irons, radio, etc.) The unit does not have a wattage meter to show you the current load but you should do your due diligence to know how much power various items draw. I can judge how must stress I put on the unit by keeping a note on how long 4 gallons of gas gets me. The unit says 4 gallons = 8 hours on full load. I am getting 4 gallons = 16 hours so I am only putting the unit through half load. I changed the oil 20 hours into running per the manual. From what I understand this is very important! Don't skip this step. I had a hard time removing the oil drain plug (10mm hex wrench) so I ended up removing the oil cap and tilting the unit to the side to drain the oil which removed almost all of it. Again, it started right up afterwards with no issues. Lastly, compared to all of my neighbor's generators, this one is the quietest by far! Bottom line - if you treat this generator right and maintain it, it should return the favor and save your butt in times of need. We have a 1 yr old daughter and without this generator it would have been a difficult few days. --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER STORAGE (Fall 2012 - Fall 2014) --------------------------------------------------------------- I recently pulled the generator out of storage to turn it over and let it run for a bit. When I stored it in 2012 I changed the oil and emptied the gas tank, so all I had to do was put a bit of gasoline in and start it up. I'm happy to report that it started up on the first pull without issue. I let it run for about 5-10 minutes, then closed it down for storage again (drained gas tank). I am extremely satisfied with this purchase!! --------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE AFTER STORAGE (Fall 2014 - Spring 2018) --------------------------------------------------------------- It's been a little over 5 years since I had to use this generator with Hurricane Sandy - 10/29/2012. I just pulled it out of storage again to see if it would run. Ended up having some trouble. Replaced oil, fresh gasoline, still wouldn't run. Ended up having to take the carb off and clean it out as it was all gummed up inside. After cleaning it and putting it back together, started up 1st or 2nd pull of the cord. Runs like a champ still and generates power without any issue. My only warning is that you really need to make sure you keep FRESH gasoline on hand. It seems this generator does not like gas that has been sitting around for 6+ months. I've started adding fuel stabilizer to the tank to see if that will help and then cut off the fuel line and let the engine die that way to help clean out the carb. This generator doesn't owe us a dime. Great purchase. PLEASE MARK THIS REVIEW AS HELPFUL IF YOU FOUND IT HELPFUL!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By lautml - Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019
The Best Generator!
UPDATE: After sitting for a year, with original gas, the unit fired up like new. It handled refrigerator, 55" TV, Dish box, internet modem, house phone, and portable heater with ease. You just can't go wrong. BONUS: After 8 hours it only used 3/4 tank of gasoline. First off, Amazon had this generator on my door step in 2 days. Secondly, I looked @ many Amazon reviews. Then I went to Youtube and found out this generator had been around for a long time. 4 stars is great on Amazon, but this unit had 4 and a half stars. I took the packing braces off, and followed the instructions. My intent was to pull the cord real slow to give the oil some time to slosh around. My plan did not work. I pulled the string a literal hair and the unit fired up. I have never seen anything like it! I have had several new mowers and weed eaters, and NOTHING started this easily, and I mean nothing! I plugged in TV/Dish, refrigerator, portable heater, heating pad, tablet.....and everything worked like a charm. I would do a TV commercial for this company. Thank you Amazon for recommending this generator. BTW, my husband is talking in the video.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Lunatic - Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2017
I purchased this generator prior to Irma hitting Florida. ...
I purchased this generator prior to Irma hitting Florida. It's been running non-stop for four days now. It's running two refrigerators, entertainment system, various fans, a portable air conditioner, and various other odds and ends. Five gallons of gas seems to last about 17 hours. I'm impressed.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Janine Smith/Steve Citron - Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
Powerhouse.
Been running this on propane and it runs good. Conflicting instructions, some say don't choke for propane and others say do choke. I had to choke. Ajighle the choke lever until you get it running really smooth. Also, instruction sheets were hidden on top of motor when I got it and ignition keys are in that packet, so I had to call company to figure out where they were. Negative battery cable needed to be connected, none of instructions tell you that, I had to read the reviews. That all said it seems to run good.