Model#: BGSN30469

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Briggs & Stratton 30469 6,000 Watt Portable Generator

  • Briggs & Stratton 30469 6,000 Watt Portable Generator
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  • Briggs and Stratton 1650 Series OHV engine, 342cc with 16.50 ft-lbs. of gross torque
  • Briggs and Stratton engine for long life, high performance and great fuel efficiency
  • Power Surge alternator produces the power needed to start and keep appliances and tools running
  • 7 gallon metal fuel tank provides up to 13 hour run time at 50% load
  • Multi-featured control panel; (4) 120V household outlets and (1) 120/240V-30A locking outlet
  • Rubber outlet covers for protection while not in use and hour meter for user convenience
  • 10 in. never go flat wheels for easier portability
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • IMPORTANT:This generator is not CARB compliant and does not meet California regulations
  • 6,000 Watt Portable Generator - 30469


Length: 28.7 in.
Width: 18.4 in.
Depth: 25.3 in.
Weight: 200 lbs.
Alternator Type: PowerSurge Brushed
CARB Compliant: No
Engine Displacement: 342cc
Engine Make: Briggs & Stratton
Engine Model: 1650 Series OHV
Engine Speed (RPM): 3600
Frame Type: 2-Wheel Cage
Fuel Tank Capacity: 7 gal.
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Max. Watts: 8250
Number of Outlet(s): 5
Outlet Types: (4) 120V, (1) 120/240V 30A
Rated Watts: 6000
Run Time (50% Load): 13 hrs.
Starting System: Recoil
Voltage: 120/240V
Wheel Size: 12 in.
Wheel Type: NeverFlat



4.8 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
Powerful (2)
Works well whenever needed
Have owned this unit for 2+ years and have only occasional need for use during extended power outages. It has always started and run well whenever needed, especially during Superstom Sandy in October 2012 where it ran for 4 days nonstop. I carefully maintain the unit, always store with either no fuel or with stabilized fuel. Excellent performance so far!
November 2, 2012
Originally posted at
Worked like a charm!
Bought this Generator in the spring, had a Transfer Switch installed (best investment I ever made) & ran it duing Superstorm Sandy for 100+ hrs. It performed flawlessly. I was able to run all the essentials including Oil Hot Water, Oil Heat, Refridgerator/Kitchen, Room lights, TV/DVD & Computer all without hitch. The unit burned approx. 3.1 tenths of a gallon per hour (pretty darn good considering the load). It did seem a bit noisy but small tradeoff considering the excellent reliablilty. Be sure to change the Oil after first 10 hrs of breakin.
November 16, 2012
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good Product
Got it in, put it together, and it worked fine.
Hooked it into my Reliance Controls transfer-switch and did fine for the stuff I hooked up.
September 16, 2011
6000 Watt Portable Generator review
I bought this generator after suffering an extended power outage during hurricane Irene. I installed a generator connector box and wired it to a 30amp two pole breaker in my panel and I purchased a generator power cord for use when needed. So I was lucky that I had it when hurricane Sandy hit our area. I was the only homeowner in my area that had a generator for the first several days. This generator ran all of my essential home needs plus flat screen TV and computers. However I have not tried to use it to run the a/c yet. Purchased it because of the low THD and the Briggs brand motor.
March 7, 2014
Originally posted at
Easy start one pull you are good
Easy setup and has all of the power needed for our needs.
March 14, 2014
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Works well
Bought this generator for emergency outages. Setup was easy & started with just one pull. No frills design, but has what's needed to get the job done. Would have liked to be a little quieter. Overall I would recommend this generator.
December 5, 2011
Cranks on the 1st pull.
I purchased this generator more than. A month ago due to prevailing power outages.  I'm happy to say that I didn't require its use, but it was ready and available if I needed it.  It cranks on the 1st pull,
January 8, 2014
Originally posted at
I bought my briggs in 1999. If it doesn't start on the first crank, it means I need a new spark plug. That happens every 4 years; otherwise, it starts right up. I've got thousands of hours on this machine and it still starts first crank.
February 10, 2014
Originally posted at
Indispensable during this years winter power outag
I bought this during the ice & snow storm power outage that hit the northeast in February. I had checked 3 of the major home improvement stores in the area, and was heading toward another when I passed by a local power equipment shop. On a whim I stopped in and they were just unloading a truck with these generator sets. Felt very lucky to be able to get one. It was easy to get operating at home, supplied us with power to run our heater, refrigerator, some lights and a couple of televisions. We obviously had to limit what electrical appliances we used. Now I just have to get an appropriate transfer switch installed and we will be ready for the next outage.
March 6, 2014
Originally posted at
Ice Storm approved!
We bought this during the ice storm in our region during the Christmas holidays. We lost power for 6 days. This generator ran the essentials, including the well water pump. Started first crank every time. I like the handle design; very easy to manoeuvre. This summer I'll be installing a switchover system at home so we'll really be ready for the next time!
March 6, 2014
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Oil changes? How often and what grade?
Ron on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Information pertaining to oil type and grade can be found in the manual on pages 8 and 10. Here is a link to the manual:
what kind of oil type should i use ?
Alex on Dec 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It is recommended that Briggs & Stratton warranty certified oils be used for best performance. Other high-quality detergent oils are acceptable. Do not use special additives. Below 40 deg. F the use of SAE30 will result in hard starting. Above 80 deg. F the use of 10W-30 may cause increased oil consumption.
Does it come with a cord? If so, what is the length?
CitrusGirl on Sep 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: A cord is not included with this Generator.


Briggs and Stratton Portable Generator Limited Warranty

Briggs and Stratton Power Products Group, LLC will repair or replace, free of charge, any part(s) of the portable generator that is defective in material or workmanship or both. Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions stated below. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in the dealer locator map at

THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country.


  • Consumer Use - 2 Years* (*2nd Year Parts Only)
  • Commercial Use - 1 Years

The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the retail consumer or commercial end user, and continues for the period of time stated above. "Consumer use" means personal residential household use by a retail consumer. "Commercial use" means all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once equipment has experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be considered as commercial use for purpose of this warranty.



We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced. Any Authorized Service Dealer may perform warranty repairs. Most warranty repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. For example, warranty service would not apply if equipment damage occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping, handling, warehousing or improper installation, Similarly, the warranty is void if the manufacturing date or serial number on the portable generator has been removed or the equipment has been altered or modified. During warranty period, the Authorized Service Dealer, at it's option, will repair or replace any part that, upon examination, is found to be defective under normal use and service. This warranty will not cover the following:

  • NORMAL WEAR: Outdoor Power Equipment, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts and service to perform well. This warranty does not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment.
  • INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE: This warranty does not apply to equipment or parts that have been subjected to improper or unauthorized installation or alteration and modification, misuse, negligence, accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper maintenance, repair or storage so as, in out judgement, to adversely affect its performance and reliability. This warranty also does not cover normal maintenance such as filters, adjustments, fuel system cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, lime, dirt, and so forth).
  • OTHER EXCLUSIONS: This warranty excludes wear items such as o-rings, filters, etc., or damage or malfunctions resulting from accidents, abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or freezing or chemical deterioration. Accessory parts, such as starting batteries, generator adapters cord sets and storage covers are excluded from the product warranty. This warranty excludes used, reconditioned and demonstration equipment and failures due to acts of God and other force majeure beyond the manufacturers control.