Can a High End Coffee Maker Draw Too Much and Damage My Generator?

Question:

I have a 2004 Meridian, with a 6.5 kW generator. I recently purchased a Starbucks Verismo Coffee Maker (1500W), when I start the coffee maker the generator makes a pulsing noise like it is struggling. Is this damaging the generator? - Hudson

Answer:

A 6.5 KW generator should be able to handle a 1.5KW load without any problem. Make sure you don’t have any other AC loads running at the same time. For instance, turn off the hot water heater and battery charger. With practically no AC loads on your 6.5KW generator the 1.5KW coffee machine should work without any problems. - Jeff

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