Took it out the box put gas in the tank and it started rightup fantastic i said now i connected the hose and started to clean my sidings on my house and then i pulled the pressure hose to go further down my house and the hose touched the muffler protecter and burned a hole in the hose all this within 5 min. useage of my brand new pressure washer. When to Sears see if they would give me a replacement and was told that hose is not covered in waranty so i end up buying a new one. So i think that the muffler protector is to protect from this happeninig but wrong. It's a engineering flaw and should be addressed and fixed. Overall this pressure washer is very good fantastic pressure and was easy to assemble.
I bought this pressure washer based on my past experience with Craftsman appliances, and never had reason to complain (over 45 years, by the way). That, unfortunately, is no longer the case. I've tried multiple times, and with multiple assistants, and the damned thing just won't start. And no, this is not my first pressure washer, and as I mentioned, it's not my first Craftsman. No possibility of priming or choking it, just keep pulling on it until the old pacemaker lights you up...so tomorrow begins the fun task of trying to get it serviced. Yippeee.
Nozzle broke the first time I squeezed the trigger. Power washer wouldn’t idle after the 4th use and now it won’t start at all after the 6th use (10 days in). DO NOT BUY
Great washer. Easy to assemble. Great pressure. Love the rotating nozzle for selecting various washing options. Took it out of the box, put it together, and next day washed the patio. No problems.
The 2800 PSI coming through the general nozzle setting is powerful enough to Pressure wash anything. The high pressure nozzle setting puts out the 3100 PSI but it's a smaller area. The 2800 PSI reaches a broader work area. This is one impressive machine!
So far, after about 8 hours of use, I'm very happy with it.
It's hard to give this pressure washer a "true" rating. The problem is with the 5-in-1 push button nozzle. Only 4 of the spray patterns will work. Unfortunately the one that does not work is the one you would use most. (General all purpose cleaning). I had to take the old nozzle off my 20 year old Craftsman pressure washer to us the new model.
I ordered a new replacement nozzle and it arrived this week. It has the same exact problem as the original nozzle. I just got off the phone with Sears Replacement parts (an ordeal in itself) and the third nozzle is on the way. Sounds like a bad batch of nozzles. Would I recommend to a friend? Not yet!