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Coleman Powermate 6250 generator

I have lost the directions to the above generator. I am looking at the receipt from Home Depot dated 3/31/06 which describes it as a 5KW Generator-Briggs 10HP Intek OHV. For whatever it means, the description is 5000 Briggs-Stratton.

Do you know of anyplace I can download a manual for this item? Naturally I waited until we have a couple of hurricanes coming towards us, we are in Florida

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  • wbsmith05 Sep 05, 2008

    I have the same unit and the same problem, never been started , still in the carton. Put oil and fresh fuel in it , won't start. Powermate is out of business according to website, phone # goes direct to a generic voicemail box which gives you a "mailbox is full" message.

  • sylviarnmlt Sep 08, 2008

    Powermate 5000 (6250 Max) generator. Ran it one time and it quit. Was under warrantee and was fixed. Ran it again for about 8 hours total after a T-storm. 3rd time we ran it several months later it stoped after about 30-40 minute, starts easily, but will quit running after 5 - 30 minutes. No help from Coleman as they are out of business. Had to run it after Gustaf and got up every so often to start it so it would run for 15 or so minutes so our food would not spoil. A number was given to us that directed us to another country with no answer after being on hold for long period of time.
    Now another huricaine is coming and we will be getting up all night, again, to restart generator to keep our frig running. Yikes. Is there ANYTHING made in US any more? Is this generator fixable? What is the best brand to buy and how do we keep it in shape with these infrequent power outages?

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    i need a wiring diagram for a powermate generator made by honda

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    it starts but no power wen i plug somting in



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My answer:

You will need to contact Powermate directly (see below), and give themthe CORRECT model # info that you have there on that Genset.

Unfortunately what you posted above doesn't help out at all as there isNO model # for reference. Certain models are no longer available asthey have been discontinued and only by contacting Powermate directlywill you get the proper Operators Manual.

There should be no charge for this and most likely it will be a PDF download sent by their service dept.

The model # should be found either on the engine decal plate or else on the generator head assy or it's power panel.

Please post me a reply as to finding this solution being the bestresolve to your missing Operators Manual problem by following thecompany references & links below. Also please rate mytroubleshooting fix as well.

Keep me posted and I'll follow up as well.

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Customer Service: US: 1-800-445-1805 Mexico: 011-52-5553-660800 Canada: 1-877-501-0090 Technical Service: 1-800-445-1805 or Email: At and a service representative will personally respond to your inquiry Service Centers: Click here to find your nearest service center in the US or Canada FAQs: Click here to find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions Product Manuals and Parts Diagrams: Click here to find your product manual or parts diagram Register your product: Click here to register your product.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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    Frank JR Sep 05, 2008


    A follow-up to my original post here with some added Powermate info
    that hopefully will get you an Operator's Manual (and more) for all your Powermate
    Gensets out there if you follow-up on the info here.

    As you are now hopefully but painfully aware - Powermate has gone
    totally Bankrupt, and is no longer in business as of this past year or

    There is hope though - as I state below in the Footnote:

    Footnote: It's too late now for all those
    out there that
    unfortunately bought these now still Brand New "unservicealbe"
    Powermate units that won't start for whatever, whether still Brand New
    "NIB", or whether taken out of the box and still not used, and are
    now seeking some kind of service on them (btw it's a sign of the
    present day GOP ran economic woes we are in AND it will only get worse
    - CHINA is going on the very same downward path right now thanks to you
    know who - W!). If you buy anything today "made in China" you better be
    making a GOOD buying decision - otherwise you will be in the very same situation
    you are in now with your Powermate Gensets - as China is starting to
    collapse from within just like this USA economy of ours has been doing for
    the last 5-6 years to no end! All politics aside as well - as blame is
    put where it is deserved in my books and we can only blame YOU KNOW
    WHO! Sorry but true!

    NOW -

    Any inventory stock of their (Powermate) Gensets - that were once formerly sold in the USA & Canada - have been
    totally liquidated out to a company in Georgia I was told, and it was said to be true.

    I was able to get this NEW added info through another source said to be VERY accurate btw - so hopefully it is.

    That Company's name is PRAMAC, and their phone # is 770-218-5430.

    BUT -

    Before you blame me for any false info on that PRAMAC Co, or their phone # read the GOOD NEWS below first.

    The GOOD NEWS is that I spoke with a very close contact inside Home
    Depot (not saying who so don't even ask), and that person gave me some
    very GOOD NEWS for those that act on it NOW!

    Not tomorrow - Not next week - Not next month - and certainly NOT NEXT YEAR!


    I spoke with my Home Depot Corp contact today (using your dilemma - as
    my own - to get a response) to see if anything could be done from their
    point of view and here's what I was told to do.

    What I was told is that if I bring in my ORIGINAL HOME DEPOT CASH
    REGISTER DATED RECEIPT and speak to the (whichever Home Depot store
    applies here) Home Depot Store Manager there, and explain to them that
    the brand new never used Powermate Genset they sold me (you in this
    case) won't start - they would send your Genset out to their local
    Genset Service Vendor FREE OF CHARGE BTW, and hopefully get it started
    for you.

    Anything more then that - you would be on your own if it was damaged by you or someone else that tried using it.

    Here's another IMPORTANT FACT my contact at Home Depot told me.

    Almost 95% of all the Genset problems found by the Service Center are
    related to the fact that people don't read the OWNERS MANUAL and just
    didn't put OIL in the Genset - as they are shipped from the MFR without
    OIL in the units to begin with!!!!

    And here I thought everybody KNEW THAT!!

    I guess sometimes you just have to ask the OBVIOUS ??'s first huh?

    If you bought your Powermate Genset from other then a Home
    Depot Store then you will have to contact that outlet and see what they
    have to say.

    Best regards to all with the same problems, and hope I helped you out 100% - all political humor/truth aside.

    Please post me a reply as to finding this solution being the best
    resolve to your Powermate problem there by following my recommendations
    above. Also please rate my troubleshooting fix as well.

    Keep me posted and I'll follow up as well.

    Best regards,



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Hey guys I have the same problem what I found out is you have to keep the oil up full if you don't there is a oil level safety inside that will shut it down,,,,keep it full it will keep on running

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As far as a good brand look at briggs and stratton power products from a servicing dealer (shop) that has a good reputation in your area. don't go to a box store that only sells no matter the brand. the briggs and stratton units at home depot are cheaper made unit by from a servicing dealer

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Let me add to what Frank said. I got a Powermate 6250 after Hurricane Rita. Filled it with good oil (Mobil synthetic) and did all those things you're supposed to, and it has been a jewel. During Ike, we ran it nonstop for 72 hours, other than a short time-out to top off the oil. My local Briggs and Stratton dealer has done an annual inspection on it, so that might be a source of assistance for some folks.

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