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Briggs & Stratton  Storm Responder 5500 Watt Generator Non CA

  Item#  07133139000 | Model#  030430
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Width (in.): 19.88
Wheel Diameter (In.): 10
Length (in.): 28.63
Height (in.): 24.88
Depth (in.): 28.9
Engine Displacement (cc): 305
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 7
120-240V-20A Outlets: 0
120-240V-30A Outlets: 1
120V-15A Outlets: 0
120V-20A Outlets: 4
120V-30A Outlets: 0
12v-10a Outlets: 0
240V-50A Outlets: 0
Run Time at Half Load (hrs.): 13
Voltage Type: 120/240V
Color and Styling:
Color/Finish: Silver/Black
Controls and Features:
Fuel Gauge: Yes
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 2 year limited
Item Weight (lbs.): 172.0 lbs.
Commercial/Residential: Commercial/Residential
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Included with Item:
Engine Oil Included: Yes
Power:
Wattage Range: 6000-9900 W
Number Of Outlets: 5
Continuous Output Power (watts): 3075
Handles:
Handle Type: Dual position
Motor-Engine:
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
General Features:
Starter Type: Pull Start
Wheel Kit: Included
Certifications:
CSA Listed: Yes

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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.

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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126 Reviews Write a review
70 Reviewers (76.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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AnotherNHIceStormGuy
Dec 19 , 2008
Great Product
Before I say anything about the generator I want to mention transfer switches. Since the storm hit, I've seen a lot of questionable and potentially dangerous wiring rigged up to connect generators. The "right way" to do it is use a transfer switch, this allows you to switch particular circuits in main breaker box off the main feed, and on to the generator. It's easy to use, and more importantly it's safe. Any electrician can install this for you, and connect the circuits you want during a long power outage (day 7 for us). For example we run our boiler, well pump, spetic pump, fridge, microwave, some select outlets and lights. An electrician can also explain the load, and surge requriements of the things you want to run in your home. Once installed you will have a long cord with an unusual connector on it. If you look at the specs for this generator you will see this listed: 120-240V-30A, that is a 30 AMP twist lock connector that you will use. It's like plugging in your house, and that's the only cord you'll need instead of having a bunch of extension cords running all over the place. OK onto the generator itself. This is a great product, very easy to start and it'll run for a long time on a tank of gas. When all of that stuff I mentioned above is up and running you I see a steady 1800-2000 watt load. There are spikes of course when a pump or compressor kicks on, but the generator has kept up with all the surges. You might see the lights dim for few seconds when the well pump kicks in, but that's about it. If you don't have a transfer swith the generator comes with a very nice cord that splits into four standard connectors, this looks like it could be really useful. One thing to think about is oil. It comes with oil in it and the book recomends you change this after 5 hours of run time. This is a good idea, you have no idea how long that oil has been in there while the unit sat in the box. Keep an eye of the oil and change it regularly, spend the little extra on fully synthetic 5W30, and it'll run well in any temperature. All in all a great product, pay a the money for a transfer switch and this generator becomes event better. Be smart about where you run it, and fuel it. It should be outside and as far away from you house as possible. Also this thing will generate heat, enough to thaw frozen ground, so think about putting some boards or cement blocks under the wheels if you think the ground might be soft where you run it. Unfortunately these things are also a favorite for thieves, chain it up if you're worried someone might take it.
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rolo2203
Mar 14 , 2010
starting problems

I bought this generator on December 14th of 2008 because we were out of power for 2 days. By the time I got it home, we got our power back and never got to use it. I use to start it once a month. Then we lost power in late Feb of 2010 and I ran it for 16 hours. Used 2 tanks of gas and filled it with oil after both tanks. Now it will not start. I changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, cleaned the spark arrestor, drained the gas and added fresh gas, cleaned the gas line. nothing works. This is the second generator I have bought with a briggs abd stratton engine, and don't have much faith in them. I have a log splitter with a Briggs also, and have the same exact problem with it. Hopefully Sears will stand behind this Generator and make it right.

 

Hoag

Arnold, MD

Dec 12 , 2013
via sears.com
Overall
Excellent generator

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fuzznose

Sidney, OH

Oct 12 , 2013
Overall
Good Generator, But One Design Flaw I Hate

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?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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forthebears

Bethpage, NY

Jun 20 , 2013
via sears.com
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Lights are on

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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vrl007

Gulf Breeze, FL

Mar 31 , 2013
via sears.com
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home generator

While I hope i never have to use it, this generator had the right price and features i wanted.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 2 , 2013
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Cheap unamerican labor showed through

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


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johnfire1

Shelton, CT

Dec 3 , 2012
via sears.com
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Hurricane Sandy???

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pastorkjs

Plainfield, NJ

Nov 30 , 2012
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Worked on the first pull!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sparky2012

Rockaway, NJ

Nov 27 , 2012
via sears.com
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Great purchase

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MACGIVER44

Keansburg, NJ

Nov 26 , 2012
via sears.com
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WHOLE HOUSE POWER

AFTER USING AN 1859 WATT GEN DURING SANDY A POWER CONSUMPTION SURVEY TELLS ME I CAN POWER MY WHOLE HOUSE WITH THIS GEM. EASY SETUP AND MAINTAIN.RUN TIME IS GREAT. SOLID CONSTRUCTION SHOULD LAST A LONG TIME. AFTER SANDY I'M NOW PREPARED .GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY BUT I HOPE I JUST WASTED MY MONEY

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rhdunk

Dayton, MD

Nov 16 , 2012
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Poor quality control and customer relations

This is a powerful generator, but plastic gas can. Maybe I was unlucky but the one I bought from Sears had a leak and had been previously used and returned! When I then returned it I had terrible service from the store. I finally got a Generac 5500 from ************** and am very happy with it.


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