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  • 5,500 Running Watts and 6,850 Peak Watts
  • Up to 13 Hours of Run Time at 50% Load
  • 420cc, OHV Engine with Cast Iron Sleeve
  • Two 5-20R 120V Duplex, One L14-30R Receptacle
  • 3-Year Warranty, Lifetime Technical Support
  • EPA, CSA, CARB Compliant

MSRP $679.00*

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price. Price excludes applicable taxes. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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Product Description

WGen7500 420cc Westinghouse Engine

420cc, OHV Engine with Cast Iron Sleeve

The WGen5500 portable generator produces enough power to keep you up and running when you need it.

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Long Run Time – runs up to 13 hrs on a single tank

Westinghouse’s open frame generators won’t need to be constantly refilled.

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Dual 120V Duplex Receptacles and One L14-30 Receptacle

Two 5-20R 120V Household Duplex Receptacles and One L14-30R Receptacle give you multiple outlets to power your items.

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Circuit protected, Low-Oil Shutoff, and more

The WGen5500 portable generator comes with features for your safety – including overload prevention, and low-oil shutoff.

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Everything you need is in the box

The WGen5500 also comes with Oil, Funnel, Tool Kit, Manual, and Quick Start Guide.

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3-Year Warranty

All Westinghouse Portable Generators come with a 3-Year Residential Warranty and Lifetime Technical Support.


WGen5500 Spec Sheet

Model WGen5500
Peak Watts 6850
Running Watts 5500
Peak Amps 23 amps
Running Amps 28 amps
AC Voltage 120/240 Volts
AC Frequency 60 Hz
Engine Horse Power (HP) 13 HP
Total Harmonic Distortion Less than 23%
Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) Yes
Starting System Recoil
Battery No
Push Button Start No
Mobile App Compatible No
Engine Displacement 420cc
Engine Brand Westinghouse
Engine Type OHV 4 Stroke
Engine RPM 3600
Operational Volume (dBA) 72 dBA
Spark Plug Torch F7TC
Carburetor Kit Required to Operate at Altitude Yes
Altitude Carburetor Kit Number (sold separate) 140545
Auto Idle Control No
Built-in Inverter No
Engine Lubrication Splash
Recommended Oil SAE 10W30
Oil Bottle Size (included) 1.1 qt. (37.2 oz.)
Oil Capacity 1.1 qt. (37.2 oz.)
Low Oil Shutdown Automatic
Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline
10% Ethanol or less
Fuel Shut Off Manual
Fuel Tank Material Steel
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.6 gal. (25 L)
Run Time at 25% Load (hrs.) 20 hrs.
Run Time at 50% Load 15 hrs.
Gasoline Fuel Gauge Yes
Choke Type Manual
Choke Location Above Air Filter
AC Outlets (2) Duplex 120V 20A (5-20R)
(1)120/240V 30A (L14-30R)
Ground Neutral Bonded
Covered Outlets Yes
Transfer Switch Ready Yes
Westinghouse Portable Transfer Switch Ready (ST Switch) No
GFCI Outlets Yes
VFT Data Center (volts, freq, lifetime hrs) Yes
RV Ready Outlet No
Overload Protection (circuit breaker) Yes
Handle Style Single Handle with Foam Grip
Wheel Kit Included Yes
Wheel Size 10 in diameter, 2.5 in wide
Emissions EPA, CARB
Canada CSA Compliant Yes
Muffler Pulse-Flo (TM)
Spark Arrestor Yes
Residential Warranty 3 Years or 1000 hrs.
Commercial Warranty 6 Months or 1000 hrs.

Dimensions & Weight:

Assembled Length 27.2 in (691 mm)
Assembled Width 26.1 in (663 mm)
Assembled Height 26 in (640 mm)
Carton Length 31.1 in (790 mm)
Carton Width 22.4 in (570 mm)
Carton Height 23.2 in (590 mm)
Dry Unit Weight 174 lbs (88 kg)
Shipping Weight 182 lbs (91.6 kg)
UPC 855464003971
GTIN 00855464003971


The following are examples of application that this Westinghouse WGen5500 Portable Generator can power. Not all of these applications can be powered simultaneously.

  • Sump Pump
  • Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Incandescent Lights
  • Portable fan
  • Furnace Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Blender


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