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.
Great power great durability. Craftsman truly delivered with this power washer. Would recommend and purchase again. For those who claim you stored the washer and when you took it back out didn't work you must use a fuel stabilizer with any 2 4 cycle product if not when you store it the carbarator is going to be filled with gunk from the ethanol in gas.
I replaced my very old worn out preussure washer with a new one which is almost identical to the old one. I am very pleased with my purchase.
This machine is so powerful. love it
I am giving it one star because I can't give it zero. I purchased this pressure washer about a year ago as my old one had died. The first couple of times that I used it it worked OK. However now when I get it out to use it I struggle to get it to start, it NEVER starts on the first pull and takes at least 10 pulls before it starts, several times it will yank the cord out of your hand as it kicks back and builds up pressure in the pump.
Once you have it running and use it for a while do what ever you can to avoid shutting it off, because once you do that it will not start no matter how many times you pull the cord.
It has a feature that is supposed to idle it down when you release the trigger, which is one of the options that lured me into purchasing it, however don't be fooled this doesn't work as advertised. Most times when I let go of the trigger instead of shifting down into quiet mode it stays running at full speed chugging as it builds up pressure before it quits, or sometimes kicks into quiet mode. If it quits good luck getting to start again with out letting it sit for a long time. I was using it the other day and shut it down to add fuel, when I went to start it again, which took a long time, I found a couple of small springs that had fallen off apparently while it was running, I replaced the springs and they have stayed in place so far.
Another issue is the fuel tank has an overflow hose at the top which is fed into the air filter area. If you fill the tank more than an inch from the top the fuel will run through this hose and soak the air filter, which will make the pressure washer impossible to start as this immediately floods the engine.
I suggest you keep looking for another pressure washer and avoid this model. I expected so much more from a $400 pressure washer, I should have saved money and purchased one from a discount box store in town, then I may not feel as ripped off.