Westinghouse iGen4500 Problems List

The Westinghouse iGen4500 generator has had some problems like:

  • Battery Failure
  • Coolant Leaks
  • Fuel leaks
  • Air Filter issues
  • Lost magnetism
  • Not starting due to choke issue


There has been a recall for models with serial number 04511A1019, 04511A1219, or 5311A1219.

Video of running problem:


The iGen4500 is an inverter generator with 3700 watts of power. It is portable, good for camping, and costs about $1100.

The owners manual pdf is online here.



4,500 Peak Watts, 3,700 Running Watts

LED Display – Remaining Run Time, Output, Fuel Level, Volts

Remote Start and Push Button Start

30 amps
60 hz
52 dBA
3.4 gal fuel
224 cc engine
18 hours run time
.6 qt oil capacity, 10W30 Oil
dry weight 105 lbs
1 duplex 120v outlet
1 120v tt30r outlet
2 usb outlets