I bought this at the local Sears store, and my first experience with it was just horrible! We have our own well and have very good water pressure. Like the one review, it was just horrible to start, no way to adjust choke or fuel, all you have is the "****" at the end of the pull rope to "try" to get it started. That is a hopeless feeling when you have no options for setting things yourself, just ****, ****, **** on the pull rope as your only option! I did mess up my right shoulder trying to get it started, which required several trips to Chiropractor. When it ran...I was happy with it, except for the fuel tank being to small, I wish it would hold a gallon. Otherwise water pressure through the wand is perfect for an average gal to handle. I really liked the wash tips that came with it too, and being able to use soap. It was not to heavy to tow around and I could even lift it myself in and out of a SUV. I took it back to the Sears store to complain and return, as getting my husbands help did not help, as he could barely get it started himself! But, was lucky, a Sears tech guy just happened to be there too. Got some good tips, from him. So, talked to the manager, I took the pressure washer home to give it one more try. But based on what tips he gave me, I went shopping at a farm store before going home, and this is what worked to make us happy with this machine. We had to much water pressure with our well pump, after hooking up the hose, letting water through the wand to get the air out of the line, followed by one or two pulls on the rope the pressure got to high and the rope pulled to hard. At the farm store I bought a water hose turn off valve. The brass ones had to small of an opening, but I found a pot-metal valve with an opening that was almost as big as the inside diameter of our garden hose, and that turned out being a good choice. Then I mounted that on the water inlet side of this pressure washer. The tech told us to shut off the water at the facet start, then turn on the water, don't run the machine more then a minute without water on. This water hose valve when mounted on the machine, made that very easy and quick to do! I hooked on the hose with the valve open, turned on the water, ran the air out of the line through the sprayer wand. Then closed the hose valve we bought, pulled the wand trigger a couple seconds to release the water pressure, made sure the switch is turned "on" on the pressure washer. Our machine starts on first or second pull!!! Once started, I slowly open the water valve and get to work washing whatever. Now we are much happier with this unit, it starts easy enough now, and decided to keep it.
I purchased this item for household use around my home and property. I purposefully purchased the Briggs and Stratten engine based on my past 40 year use of their products. HUGE MISTAKE! First, on the very first use, the on off switch quit working. The only way to turn it off is to tip it upright until it runs out of gas. The 4th time I used it, it took 30 minutes to get it to run. The last time I tried for 45 minutes and it won't run at all. Start/die. Start/die. You see, they have some new design carbureator with no choke, no bubble to prime that is guaranteed to start! Yeah Right!!! It never works that way! The two other major issues i have is the location of the connection point and discharge. They are so close together that you cannot unscrew the hose connection without busting your knuckles. Also on the gun, the screw on connection is so poorly placed that again, you bust your thunb and rip off skin against the handle trying to unscrew the hose. I have operated a tree service for 40 years. Have tens of thousands of hours on every piece of gas powered equipment made. This unit takes the cake. Wosrt tool I ever bought! Used 4 times, will sell for $5.00!!! Unless I burn it first!
Great piece of equipment. Works great so far.
I have tried everything to get this to start. Currently resting my back - no start, 2 bourbons. Had issues last year but once started would be fine. This year, cannot get it started. pressure washer fine, Briggs and Stratton engine with no primer or choke is a loser. Would not recommend this engine at all.
purchased this pressure washer 17 months ago. carburetor is terrible, so bad it is no longer being manufactured! Replacement carb is available. Warranty is a joke!! Was told that would be covered if I had purchased extended warranty. Lets see 342$ for machine( extended 1 yr.- 99$, 3yr.- 179$) So if I had dumped additional money into it SEARS would have replaced there known junk carburetor for free!! What a joke. BE SMART, STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING SEARS. NO WONDER SEARS IS FLOUNDERING. I WILL NEVER BUY FROM THEM AGAIN!!!!!!
We love it!