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Kohler 14RESAL
 
Approximate retail price:
$3700
Summary: This Kohler large stationary generator is natural gas- or propane-powered and is rated for 12,000 (natural gas) and 14,000 (propane) watts. It has:
• electric start
• fuel shutoff
• low-oil shutoff
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Type: Large stationary generators
About - Kohler 14RESAL

The Kohler 14RESAL is part of the generator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, generator models like the 14RESAL are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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Features & Specs - Kohler 14RESAL
info Claimed output (watts) NG 12000 LPG 14000
info Fuel type LPG/NG
info Weight (lbs.) NA
info Fuel shutoff Yes
info Low-oil shutoff Yes
info Electric start Yes
info Fuel gauge No
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User Reviews - Kohler 14RESAL
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(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Kohler gives peace of mind in the dark
5/12/2014
Pros
Gives peace of mind
Kohler Conquers Darkness
Cons
Non Negative Cons
Best Uses
Maintain Heat And Refrige
Comment:
Efficient, low cost, maintains refrigeration and heat and basic electrical needs during power shut down.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Worked when needed, 14 days during Irene
3/5/2014
Pros
Runs Relatively Quiet
Cons
Needed Carburetor Heater
Best Uses
Comment:
Ran great when NJ experieced a two wek outage. Howerver during cold spell, temps hitting 0 degrees(F), Generator was displaying error codes. Problem was fixed when an automatic carburator heater was installed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(103 of 103 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Kohler Residential Gens -Solid Performer
10/28/2013
Pros
'cloud' Monitored
Automatic
Clean Power
Composite - No Rust
Easy maintanance
Quiet
Cons
Price
Professional Installation
Best Uses
Critical Circuit Standby
Short Term Outages
Comment:
I have the Kohler 20RESA... the big brother to this unit, with the same enclosure and features - just more output. In searching for a residential generator, I looked at both Generac and Kohler as leaders in the market, and 14k and 20k output models. I chose the 20k and a full house automatic transfer switch, but using a 14k with a critical circuit transfer is just as effective... <br />What do I like better about the Kohler RESA unit?<br /><br />+ Clean smooth power - safe for my sensitive electronics<br />+ Composite Quiet Enclosure - Much quieter than the Generac from all sides. The composite enclosure will not rust or corrode in any climate.<br />+ Easy maintenance - annual Oil and Sparkplug changes are easier than changing the oil in your car.<br />+ No valve lifter adjustments - no complex service interval<br />+ Fully remote monitoring of unit through Kohler On-Cue cloud services (Add-on) Every metric and measurement of your generator is available for you and can be sent directly to your authorized service center - if you desire<br />+ Attractive enclosure... looks much like a deck box, rounded edges.. not an ugly box in your yard.<br />+ Industries best 5 year warranty.<br /><br />Negatives:<br /><br />- Price... Kohler units are slightly more expensive, unless you catch them during a sale.<br />- Kohler Authorized Service, if you ever need their service, can be pricey.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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