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Summary:This Generac small stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 7,000 (natural gas) and 8,000 (propane) watts. It has: • electric start • fuel shutoff • low-oil shutoff
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models like the 6237 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Ease of use:
Includes starting, transport (for portables), and helpful features such as fuel shutoff.
How much wattage models delivered and how well they handled surges in power demand over various loads.
Measured at 23 and 50 feet from the generator. We recommend hearing protection for standing close by the unit while it's running.
Features & Specs - Generac 6237
Claimed output (watts) Maximum wattage for continuous operation, as per the manufacturer.
Claimed output (watts)
NG 7000 LPG 8000
Fuel type Gasoline, diesel fuel, propane, or (stationary models only) natural gas.
Weight (lbs.) The generator’s weight, to the nearest pound, when fully fueled. (Propane tanks are separate, and natural-gas models are fueled externally.) Weight for stationary models, which stay where installed, is "NA," for not applicable.
Fuel shutoff Lets you draw gas from the fuel system to keep it from leaking, or from fouling parts if it degrades during storage.
Low-oil shutoff Turns off the engine if the oil level is low, preventing damage.
Electric start Lets you start the engine with a switch or pushbutton rather than a pull cord.
Fuel gauge Indicates how much fuel is in a portable generator's tank.
Hello, I purchased an automatic Generac 8kw about 5 years ago and it does not perform as advertised. The 1st service company I hired talked me into a heater from the Generac Catalog that caught on fire the first night. It can't start automatically when it is below 10 degrees. The transfer switch had to be replaced. The starter had to be replaced. This is either a lemon or just a bad joke. I am considering going to a small claims court to get my money back. I purchased the unit at a big box in Gurnee. Would it be better if I started whining to that big corporation? Generac needs to do something for me. Generac needs to replace this lemon. I have a new and great company helping me. But even they can't offer any cures for a lemon. I am expecting some kind of response from Generac. Generac has a record of the warranty work already completed and now of course Generac has no more obligations. I try to leave massages at the Generc site and I find it amusing that a big corporation can only handle 500 characters at a time in their comment box. So I guess a paying customer, like myself, will need to send several different messages so Generac can waste even more of my time.