Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Oct 5, 2004 by hgallison
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Build quality, stable power, fuel efficiency
Cons: Weight, noise, no wheels
Summary: Im a Florida resident, and I purchased this generator after hurricane Frances (our third hurricane in 2004) to provide back-up electric power for my home. I was soon able to make good use of it during hurricane number four Jeanne! I had ... read more
Dec 16, 2008 by scotm
Not yet rated.
Pros: It starts with an easy pull. It's not deafeningly loud.
Cons: No manual, eats oil, coughs, uneven run, no indicators. See main review.
Summary: This was bought during a terrible ice storm that has (so far) knocked out power for 5 days. It was what we could get. We've had it for two days. My feelings are mixed. I'm not expert with small engines. When one stops running for no apparent ... read more
May 28, 2000 by hjwhitt
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: efficiency, power,economy
Cons: weight, noise level
Summary: I bought this Homelite generator as a necessity for two reasons:
1) My family enjoys camping and as we mostly camp far from civilization, we needed a dependable form of electricity.
2) I live in Maine and the winters can be ferocious. ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Sep 14, 2006 by belp22
Pros: Easy to use, tough engine, easy to understand compact package, pretty good product!
Cons: super heavy, hard to crank, could use brushless generator,
Summary: I purchase a used generator last year. I bought it cause i had an incredible price, but the generator didn't produce energy. So i opened the end and realise that brush were dead and the breaker was not working. Had quite a hard time to put everything ... read more
Jul 31, 2006 by jlmak3
Not rated yet
Pros: worked o.k. but noisy
Cons: parts are impossible, DONT BLOW THE BREAKERS!!!!!!!!!
Summary: I purchased this generator for occasion use when there's outages. I bought it in 2002 and have about 20 hours running time on it.Recently we blew a breaker in it and there is no way to get a replacement.They're discontinued. After calling Homelite ... read more
Jun 4, 2006 by daddywags3
Pros: Works great once started
Cons: Very hard to start
Summary: This generator works great but is very hard to start. Have to pull it across the garage floor before it will start. It is useless if I am not at home. My wife can't get it started. Does anyone make a battery start adapter ... read more
Nov 5, 2005 by miami4
Pros: Runs well, has large enough fuel tank,
Cons: Heavy, needs two regular people to lift it.
Summary: The Homelite Generator had conditioning oil in it which had to be removed, but it worked well after this hurricane. The generator came to us new, unused for a few years. It is loud, I slept well with the airconditioning it provided. Idiverusa may ... read more
Oct 1, 2005 by no1baddad
Pros: none P.O.S.
Cons: the whole generating system except for the engine
Summary: lights went out for hurricane katrina, started my homelite l4400 generator and worked fine for about 4 hrs. it stopped putting out power, engine ran fine, no electrical power. lost all my food in freezer and ice box . took generator to a repair shop and ... read more
Sep 21, 2005 by bigflatus
Pros: Better than expected fuel economy.
Cons: More noisy than I'd like. No wheels included.
Summary: I bought one of these for household use during power outages. I've used it during one winter storm and it worked well and kept all important circuits in our 2,300 sq ft home on line. We connected it to our house using one of the manual load transfer ... read more
Sep 14, 2005 by jbailey43
Pros: It will keep your basic needs going when the going gets tough.
Cons: She's loud, but it's a sweet sound when you need her!
Summary: I am writing this review during Hurricane Ophelia. The power for the computer(as well as the lights, our water well pump,microwave,TV etc.) is being supplied by our little Homelite LR4400 generator. I bought this unit in 1995, I think, It has powered our ... read more
Aug 29, 2005 by ldiverusa
Pros: No Pros
Cons: All the cons I just listed them.
Summary: This generator sucks, it revs down and up constantly, backfires all the time, i cleaned the carburator, change choke settings, replaced spark plug and after all that it still runs like crap. I will never buy another Homelite generator again. This ... read more
Jul 19, 2005 by spocklike
Pros: WORKS WELL EVERYTIME I'VE USED IT.
Cons: NOISE, NOISE, NOISE.
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS GENERATOR DURING THE BLACKOUT IN 2003. A SMALL HOME / GARDEN SHOP HAD THIS ONE AND TWO MUCH SMALLER "HIGH-END" MITSUBISHI. AFTER THE BLACKOUT WAS OVER I LOOKED INTO A MORE PERMANENT INSTALLATION OF THIS UNIT AND FOUND THAT WAS AS IMPORTANT ... read more
Jan 31, 2005 by jcsincus
Pros: Ease of use & starts.
So far so good
Cons: none so far
Summary: I purchased this generator in 1999 and have had to use it twice here in metro Atlanta due to ice storms most recently 1/28/2005. This was a great investment, I have a heavy gauage 30ft. 240v male to male plug for my dryer outlet and it powers all ... read more
Nov 20, 2004 by beanman42
Pros: I can't really see any advantages over any other generator.
Cons: I got less than 20 hours of use out of it. Also very LOUD.
Summary: I bought this unit following an extended power outage in Maine in 1998 and used it for maybe 10 hours that first year. Despite careful annual maintenance and storage, this year shortly after I started it smoke came out and the outlets were "dead" even ... read more
Jan 10, 2004 by ppilot
Pros: Works as advertised
Cons: Noisy but maybe they all are.
Summary: I bought the Generator to power the house during outages and also to run a 3/4 hp 220v water pump to pump water on the house in forest fires. It works as advertised BUT it is more than I need for the house. It is a heavy-dude. The big downside is it is ... read more
Oct 18, 2003 by crap131
Pros: excellent running.
low oil pressure switch
Summary: I owned this generator for the last 3 years, It has always run well and never quit unless out of gas. Down side of this unit is for two things: 1. Noise: engine noise plus exhaust causes it to be very loud. 2. Oil Pressure switch: There is an oil ... read more
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