"Nothing broken on arrival. Easy to assemble. Electric start is nice and also tried manual pull start. started first try. Ran without load for approximately 30 minutes, runs fairly quiet. Could not find owners manual."
"The generator didn’t run properly right out of the box. The motor had a serious misfire. I called the manufactures’ customer service line and their phone system hung up on me four times in a row. So I returned the generator to Costco."
"My wife and I do alot of traveling in our RV. I had the need for a new Generator and bought the Duracell 3200 Watt unit. I must say this was a great unit right out of the box, and has been trouble free. I have suggested this unit to others as well."
"Just received my Duracell 3200 Generator over the week end and it arrived in great shape all I did was follow the instructions and added oil crossed my fingers pushed the button and it started first time out of the box" Saved a hundred bucks that will pay for the fishing trip next week."
"Wanted to test run the generator after arrival. Turned on the fuel cock and fuel poured out of the carburetor. Eastern Tools advised me to take it to a local shop for repair. Had to load this 127 pound machine in my car (not easy to do by yourself) to get it fixed before I could ever use it. Not good. Once fixed, it seems to be running just fine."
Pros: powers my tv/stereo/fridge/heater fan all at once, battery start, comes with a free cover
Cons: some oil had leaked into the box during shipment.
Model Number: Duracell 3200
"Filled it with 5W-30 Mobil 1 oil (looks like either 5W-30 or 10W30 are ok since the quick start guide and manual specify different oil weights). Started right up and is able to power my TV/amp/sub, refrigerator, and a heater/fan all at once with some heavy duty 50-ft cords. It's not as quiet as I had hoped, but about typical for small generators."
"Product came quicker than expected which was a plus. Nothing was damaged on delivery. Assembly was easy and took about 30-40 minutes from start to finish, although I had a small problem lining up the upper holes of the handle assembly with the bolts which was a bit of a hassle. I then added oil and fuel pushed the start button and bamm, it started on the first try!"
"I don't know where it came from but this generator was delivered within two days of me pressing the purchase button. Set up was not a problem at all and it runs like a top. You have to buy oil, but everything else was there and ready to go. Now all I need is a power outage and I can really see how good a deal this was. The size is perfect for my needs and fits very well in my garage."
"Showed up 12/13/10 nothing broken, put it all together, a ok, called manufacture ( EASTERNTOOL) to see if I can use Synthetic oil...( it comes with no oil in it..maybe thats why 1 reviewer had sparks coming out of the muffler ..I don't know) and by the way what was broken????. I plan to start it up this weekend, I have a lot of experience with with engines in general. I will update soon ,,after I start it up, I plan on running it for about 3 hours."
"Ordered the product online and received at my home 10 business days later. The packaging and generator unit was not damaged in any way. All the parts were contained and easily assembled. The unit came with all the tools to assemble and the funnel w/ tube is very nice for adding the engine oil. If you are considering this unit from Costco, be aware that you will need to provide your own 20oz. of 10W-30 oil before starting the engine. Total assembly time was about 30 minutes."
"It was not until I installed the wheel kit and tow bar that I discovered some problems. First, the dip stick was sheared off inside the engine. I was able to fish it out with some needle nose pliers. No problem I thought, I would just get a new one. Then I noticed that the engine seemed a little crooked. It was, the bottom engine mount was broke clear off! If you order this generator, do a good inspection before any assembly. The box was undamaged so it was damaged at the manufacturing plant and some employee packed it anyway. Lovely."