Briggs & Stratton Storm Responder 5500 Watt Generator Non CAItem# 07133139000 | Model# 030430
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Wheel Diameter (In.):||10|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||305|
|Fuel Capacity (gal.):||7|
|Run Time at Half Load (hrs.):||13|
|Color and Styling:|
|Controls and Features:|
|General Warranty:||2 year limited|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||172.0 lbs.|
|Included with Item:|
|Engine Oil Included:||Yes|
|Wattage Range:||6000-9900 W|
|Number Of Outlets:||5|
|Continuous Output Power (watts):||3075|
|Handle Type:||Dual position|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Low Oil Shutdown:||No|
|Overload Protection Type:||Automatic circuit breaker|
|Has Spark Arrest Muffler:||Yes|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Overall Type:||Dual wheel|
|Starter Type:||Pull Start|
Ratings & Reviews
Be Prepared With A 5500 Watt Generator You Can Count On
Don't fall prey to bad weather; give yourself the layer of protection you need to keep your home and belongings safe through the worst Mother Nature has to offer. Whether your sump is keeping flood waters at bay, your fridge and freezer are working hard to keep hundreds of dollars in food from rotting or you’re relying on the computer and phone to keep you in touch with the outside world, having the power you need when you need it most is essential. Keep your home safe with the power of the Briggs and Stratton 5500 Storm Responder.
Designed with a 7 gallon capacity tank, this powerful generator will purr for 13 hours at half-load, turning fuel into a constant 5500 watts of electricity that you can use to power all the necessary devices and stay connected with breaking news. Even heavy duty appliances and tools like dryers, washing machines and welders are provided for with a whopping 22.9 Amps produced at 240 volts.
The included 25 foot generator adapter-cord sets help you get that electricity where you need it while the durable, rust resistant build keeps this generator humming through rain and snow, season after season. With a pair of large stable wheels and easy-to-grip handle, you can get this generator where you need it most in a hurry, while the simple-to-start design ensures you'll get it up and running no matter how dire the emergency.
So when Mother Nature sends you her worst, blacking out grids across the map, give yourself the protection and certainty to ride out any storm in comfort. Add this powerful generator to your shed or garage today and get the help you'll need at a price you can afford.
- Click here for Operator's Manual (4.3 MB)
- Click here for Wattage Worksheet
- 25' Generator Adapter Cord Set (2 sets 120V, 20 Amp duplex receptacle, 20 Amp outlets from one 120V)
- 8,250 Starting Wattage
- 5,500 Watts
- 7 U.S Gallon Fuel Capacity
- 28 Ounce Oil Capacity
- 45.8 Amps at 120 Volts, 22.9 Amps at 240 Volts
- Warranty: 2 years
- Not for sale in California
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Bought this to use during Hurricane Irene. Worked fine during 2-1/2 day power outage except for minor oil leak. I had purchased the at-home repair plan from Sears so I called them to repair it, as instructed by Briggs & Stratton. After two visits from tech and repair part order they tell me it can't be fixed. Something about the armature is also bad and the manufacturer doesn't supply a tool to dismantle the system. Further, Sears can't get a replacement unit and won't refund my money because it's more than 30 days old. Bottom line is I have non-functioning generator under manufacturer warranty which can't be repaired or replaced. I have to take my purchase-price credit and apply to another unit from Sears as part of a "customer solutions case." Somehow I'm not feeling confident in either Sears or Briggs & Stratton.
I bought this unit in early 05' after being without power after hurricane Ivan. It was branded as Craftsman then but but is basically the same generator as now. Was glad to have it after hurricane Katrina that August. It doesn't see a lot of heavy use regularly but with just minimal maintenance over the years it fires up in 2 or 3 pulls and runs like a champ. A very solid unit.
Toms River, NJ
I bought one of these Storm Responders due to power loss from Sandy. I needed it because my old B&S finally blew up after 10 years of use and countless thousands of hours of running. I bought a B&S because in the past the were excellent for the price. Apparently Quality is no longer a part of the B&S products. I was running a generator to keep my mother's oxygen machine powered until electricity was restored to her area. Thankfully we had power back before this generator blew up. After Sandy, I put the generator in the back of my pickup, which has a cap. I used it a few times over the next year for a few hours at a time. Just short of being 1 years old, I was using it on a really cold day and it blew up after running for about 5-10 minutes. I had filled the oil, but apparently too late. The damaged must have started the second to last time I used it. It never run very low on oil. I added a pint the whole time I owned it. Of course B&S will not warranty it because it was ran low on oil. I complained that B&S named this line Storm Responder, yet it is not a generator that you should use during or after a storm. It is a extremely light duty generator, suited for only a couple of hours use per week. Since this generator lacks a low oil cut-off, calling it a Storm Responder is completely misleading. I highly suggest that everyone who has had any of the Storm Responder line generators blow up because of low oil file a complaint with the BBB, FTC and any other agency that tracks bad products.
Bought this generator 4 years ago when we had an approaching hurricane. We lose power when someone in the neighborhood sneezes, often for up to a week at a time. Since then we have used it at least twice every year. One of the best purchases I've made! This generator is very easy to start I only start it once every couple of months and let it run for 20 - 30 mins. Never had a problem til yesterday. I pulled and pulled and it wouldn't fire. changed spark plug no help... fuel is a little old but still good. Finally gave up to read the manual which is no where to be found. Looked online and found it in 3 mins.! It suggested ensuring the generator is on level ground. well the platform I've been using had settled a little in the mud so I leveled it and let it sit a couple more mins. and it started right up. It seems the generator has a low oil sensor that had detected it was low on oil since it had been tilted. as far as fuel consumption it runs about twelve hours on a tank of gas with a 70-80% load which powers my RV(with ac,fridge, tv, microwave and heater), House fridge, lights, tv with cable boxes and computers. All at the same time without a problem. Do wish I had a cut over switch instead of running extension cords all over the house. I would highly recommend this generator form your home and don't understand why a small business wouldn't have one @ 780.00 bucks it sure has come in handy!
Whoever designed the u-shaped stand opposite the wheels didn't take into account that this generator vibrates. By doing so, it also causes the u-shaped stand to be slowly bent under the generator. I have had to hammer this stand several times, since if you don't have the generator level, it won't run. I think something more substantial under the generator would have been better applied than this piece of quarter-inch steel strapping. Can't you find something that really works?
Bought this after Sandy when they finally came back into stock. Started right up. Put load on and ran the house for a few hours to break it in. Changed the oil and had no problems. Worked great had everything powered up.
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Gulf Breeze, FL
wish I had time to research generator before buying. Was in a jam because of hurricane Sandy. I had paid extra to have unit gassed, Oiled and ready to go. After third day it seized up after only two tanks of gas.I also changed the oil again just before 2nd tank.My dealer said the nut on the piston arm was not tightened and came off which through the rod and put the hole in the crank case. Apparently Brigs has a problem because they ran out of my model of motor for warrenty repairs.My dealer was able to get me the next model up at no cost. I was told ever since Brigs sent the manufacturing to Mexico & China it is not the same motor People always associated it to be as in a American made product. Nothing is anymore and its a shame. My advise which I couldnt take at time is research, research, research
Bought this generator the day after hurricane Sandy,went through 30 plus gallons of gas and 3 quarts of oil. Powered every major appliance in my house that we needed for the week !!!! Good unit. Worked well.
Right place right time, it was a returned unit because the face plate was cracked. they checked it out. when you been without power for a week it was fine. I took it home set it up 1 pull it fired right up, I connected my heat, hot water, refrige & some lights it was wonderful. it run like a champ, did not skip a beat., even when my wife used her hair dryer in the morning it ran perfectly.