Kohler Home Generator Systems

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Original review: Jan. 4, 2022

I see others have had the same troubles we have had with our Kohler Generator. We purchased in Oct 2019. It would fail when needed, resulting in unhappy guests and lost income. Finally got a guy to come out (1.5 hrs away for a licensed tech plus cost of mileage) and discovered it was never properly installed. LPG Orifice was zip tied to the unit and should have been installed to accommodate propane. We were told we were overloading the system when in fact it has been like flooding an engine. I hope it works next time. We completely regret ever having this installed to the tune of over $12,000 in investment. Nothing but frustration on our end with service calls costing way too much money.

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Original review: Oct. 18, 2021

My 20Kw generator worked ok for the first few years. I spent $350 a year for preventive maintenance and it turned out to be for nothing. The PC controller failed leaving the unit useless! The repair cost estimate was approximately half the cost of a new unit. ($1200 part) The unit has been in service for 4-1/2 years and now it's a boat anchor. I've had 3 outages in 4-1/2 years. Looking back, this generator was a real waste! I live near Greensboro NC and there isn't a factory authorized repair person in our 5 county Triad area. The closest technician is 2-1/2 hrs away near Fayetteville NC. When I am able, I will replace this unit with a Generac. No more Kohler for me. I certainly wouldn't recommend them to anyone I know.

Our whole house generators provide reliability and performance.

When you lose power during an outage or storm, a hard-working generator keeps your appliances working, the heat or AC running and your security system on.

Exclusive Powerboost™ technology provides excellent starting power.
Original review: Sept. 9, 2021

I just upgraded my old Kohler generator to the latest model a week ago. During the weekly test, the generator basically blew itself up. I was told by the installing contractor, he has seen several others do the same thing within that last few months. To make matters worse, Kohler can't give me an estimate when I will have a replacement. Stay away from Kohler until they can fix this defect!!

With PowerBoost, KOHLER Generators can power your entire home.
We’re talking heat, AC, fridge, freezer, sump pump, security system – without dropping power to other systems.
Original review: Aug. 20, 2021

Generator purchased after Hurricane Delta. Generator never worked right. We live in Louisiana. Generator was taken back to where it was purchased by buyer for repairs. When generator was returned it still did not work properly. We have sent many emails and someone has come to our place to fix it but it still does not work. We paid $6000 for the generator including installation fees and have had it since last year and it never worked right and still does not work. We have asked to return it or to replace it. Kohler Generator Customer Service does not respond. My 90 year old Mother lives on our yard and we do not want to be without electricity. We was without electricity from our electrical company 6 weeks after Delta. We are back in the hurricane season now and would like to get the issue resolved.

KOHLER is known for extraordinary reliability and performance and backs that up with a 5-year or 2000 hour limited warranty, plus a corrosion-proof enclosure that’s built to last.
Bold KOHLER engines designed for heavy-duty commercial grade application power each KOHLER generators to exceed the demands of standby power.
Original review: March 24, 2021

Thanks to our wonderful Kohler Generator and Castle Rock Electric, we have had power during several Pandemic Time electrical outages, some for days at a time! Never did we have to worry that we would not have power and especially water usage since we are on a well and need electricity.

OnCue® Plus Generator Management System sends you status alerts and lets you check generator history no matter where you are in the world.
[1] PowerBoost is found on 8, 10, 12, 14 and 20 kW KOHLER Generators.[2] 14 and 20 kW models feature corrosion proof enclosures; all other models feature corrosion-resistant enclosures.
Original review: March 11, 2021

14KW. So far so good. Had an initial issue with kicking on when the power went off. The control panel was replaced under warranty (thank goodness as they are expensive). After that it has been fairly flawless.

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G of Keller, TX Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 10, 2021

Good generator, very reliable. It could be quieter with less vibration and I would give it a higher rating. I'm very happy to have it any way being in Hurricane alley!! I think it has a 5 or 7 year warranty!

9 people found this review helpful
Ellen of Green Springs, Ohio Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 9, 2021

We bought 3 whole house Kohler Generators over a period of the last 15 years. The first two were for our main house and a guest house on our property. The homes were on an island and we had quite a lot of power outages. They came on in about 8 - 10 seconds after we lost power and worked flawlessly. Whether they were on for only a few hours or a couple of days, we had everything going in the houses as we normally would.

We had such great service from them, that when we sold that property and moved out in the country, within the first 2 months we bought the same whole house Kohler Generator we were so happy with all those years; this one is about 5 years old. All three were propane as we didn’t have access to natural gas. When you have heat, air-conditioning, not have to worry about food in the fridge going bad, etc. there is nothing to compare to the peace of mind. We got a lot of use out of all three and we know you would never be sorry you got one. Excellent quality!

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James of Manchester, ME Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 19, 2021

Ordered a 13KW generator in September 2020 with a $4000 deposit- it is now mid February 2021. I have contacted the contractor and Kohler several times for delivery and installation updates with little to no response. Covid is one thing, lack of a response and service is another. I will never trust or do business with Kohler generators again as they have not provided timely responses or given confirmation of a delivery date while they still appear to be selling the product through numerous 'dealers'. This used to be a respectable company - Just find another company.

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Charles of Morganville, NJ Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 1, 2020

I own a 17KW Kohler generator which only has 785 hours on it. Recently the fan became unattached from the engine and damaged the fan shroud on the unit. Kohler has discontinued the part and no replacement is available. So now I am left with a hunk of metal that cannot be used since Kohler does not have a replacement part. I would not recommend a Kohler generator because even if it works today like it may not work tomorrow because a critical part is not available.

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