8000 Watt Electric Start Generator

Model: #RY908000E

4.7 | 11 Reviews
The RYOBI 8,000 Watt Portable Electric Start Generator is the perfect power solution at home or on the jobsite. This generator delivers 8,000 Running Watts and 10,000 Starting Watts of power. Equipped with a simple 3 step starting process with push button start for ease when starting up your generator. A durable wrap-around hand truck frame and 10 in. flat-free wheels help protect the unit while making it easy to transport. An Automatic Voltage Regulator ensures reliable and consistent power while preventing damage to the generator and the devices plugged into it. The easy-access control panel has four 120-Volt 20 Amp (GFCI Protected) outlets and one 120/ 240-Volt 30 Amp Twist Lock Outlet to meet all your power needs. All backed by a RYOBI 3-Year Limited Warranty, this Portable Generator is guaranteed to perform no matter where you are.


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  • Running Watts: 8000
  • Starting Watts: 10000
  • Engine Size: 420cc
  • Start Type: Electric Push-Button & Recoil
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 6 Gallons
  • Run Time at 50% Load: Up to 10 Hours
  • Outlets: (4) 120V AC 20 Amp GFCI and (1) 120/240V 30A
  • Wheel Size: 10 in.
  • Weight:197 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited


  • 8000 Watt Electric Start Generator
  • Engine Lubricant
  • Wheels
  • Feet
  • Assembly Hardware
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Operator's Manual


8000 Watt Electric Start Generator
8000 Watt Electric Start Generator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! I ordered this unit online on 10/21/19 and picked it up today 10/29/19. The initial setup and startup was all very simple and straightforward. I hooked it up to my outside outlet which is connected to my generator transfer switch box in the basement and ran it on a load for an hour to break it seemed to run perfectly. My current wattage usage is no where near the 8000 running watts that this unit is capable of and I plan on buying a larger transfer box with more switches to power more areas of my house in the near future. Well, no word of a lie, I lost power tonight at 8:45pm and was very thankful I was able to pick this up today as all I did was plug it back into my outlet and fire it up. I am writing this review thanks to the new generator! It runs smoothly and is relatively "quiet" for the size of the unit in my opinion. I hope this remains reliable for years to come because it is such a convenience to have!
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hassle Free Generator I bought this generator in June and just now got a chance to try it out before hurricanes hit the gulf coast. Directions, Assembly, and electric start were so easy it crank with one press of the button and purred like a cat. Not so loud like our last one. Great engineering and well made by Ryobi. Thank you for another quality tool Ryobi.
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great house backup I bought this generator a few months ago and recently our power went out for a few hours so I was able to test it out. It started very easy with the button and powered our appliances and lights during the outage. He had installed a transfer box on the outside of our house and I purchased a 25 foot cord and it worked as great.
Date published: 2020-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great setup and operating instructions I had never owned a generator before purchasing my 8000 watt Ryobi unit. I am a senior citizen and was skeptical how to proceed once I opened the box. The instructions were thankfully simple and straight forward. I set it up and FULLY TESTED it very quickly and am confident if and when I need to use it all will be fine!!!
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a champ! Used it 4 times in the past year and it powers the whole house (within reason of course) quite nicely. Forgot to test fire it for a few months and it took a few seconds of churning to turn over, but then hummed along fine. Does the job, easy to move around, easy to operate. Very pleased thus far.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Received but not started yet - details We purchased this unit as our power suppler is randomly turning off our power during high winds and the threat of fire. We live at 7500' in rural Calif. and this unit will be used to keep food fresh, keep our home heater running (winter temps can fall below -10 F), and our lights on. The unit arrived without any damage and assembled simply. Since the unit comes set for sea level operations we needed to buy the high alitude jet package and have it installed by a factory certified dealer. This will require a 225 mile (one way) trip to an approved dealer. I could do it myself but I don't want to void the warranty. Locating the correct part number and a certified dealer required several phone calls and a fair amount of effort on my part. I have an appointment in about 10 days so I can't make any comments on this unit as I have not started yet. I will attempt to update this review after I get the unit up and running at my home. Please disreguard the ratings below as I haven't started the unit yet.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Start Easy to Assemble Bought this for hurricane season seeing as my other was not starting and am MORE than happy with the purchase. This will make any potential outages a breeze. Thanks RYOBI! Especially for people who are not tech savvy it could not be any easier like generators for dummies. :)
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It has all the features I wanted. I am happy with it. I live in California and last summer my power was shut off by the electric company 5 different times. Once for over two days. So I am happy that I have not had to use the generator this summer------yet, but I will have it if I need it.
Date published: 2020-08-09
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