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WEN 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer, 208 cc
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The only similarity to this Home Depot unit is the PSI rating. Totally different washer otherwise.
The engine is completely different (this is a larger displacement unknown brand, while the Home Depot is a Honda)
The frame and layout are totally different. This one is a horizontal pump, while the Home Depot unit is vertical.
This item is at Home Depot for about $300 but it has not rated by anyone.
Unless it has a Honda engine and a Cat pump, keep shopping.
I would agree, but you’re looking then at a $600 washer…if you use a pressure washer a few hours a year, this could last a homeowner ten years…
we have next to no water pressure. Would this work with a low water flow from the house? We have an electric one, the flow isn’t strong enough for the machine.
According to the manufacturer’s product page, “The powerful 208 cc 4-stroke OHV engine pumps 2.5 GPM.” If your home’s water flow is less than 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) the pressure washer will be using water faster than it gets it and performance will suffer. An easy way to gauge the water flow is to grab a bucket, turn on the water full-crank, and use a stopwatch to time the fill. If it takes more than one minute to fill the bucket half way (or two minutes to completely fill the 5 gallon bucket), your water flow is lower than 2.5 GPM.
So, bottom line is, get the one at HomeDepot? Cuz I’d definitely go for a Honda engine above all others, they last fooooooorever.
Just a heads up to anyone who buys this machine, the pressure hose is made of plastic + the engine exhaust is very hot = touching the hose to the exhaust will cause an immediate, unrepairable hole in the hose. Then you get to go to the store and buy a new one for $30 or more. Just make sure you watch what the hose is touching.
Maybe, but not necessarily. I have a woodchipper with a 208cc Chinese engine (codename Viper). Assuming it is the same generic engine (or a good clone of it), it seems to be a reasonably good engine. I can use it, put it away, pull it out of the shed 8 months later, turn the fuel on, and it starts in the first or second pull. So, they have cloned the Honda engine pretty well. Can’t really speak to longevity, as I only have about 20 hours on it, but they are hard hours, and so far i am impressed with the engine. B&S need to step up their game if they want to compete with this no-name Chinese stuff. Of course, biggest problem with Chinese manufacturing is quality-control - if the mfr has a good QA/QC person at the helm, it will be a good product. If not, quality will be all over the place. That is where Honda excels; they tend to have excellent QA/QC, at least in their Japanese-mfr’d products.
I have a 3000 psi Karcher with Honda engine for home use.
Engine starts every time and runs great but the horizontal pump is putting out far less than the rated psi. Pressure feels more like a cheap 1750 psi electric unit.
Love Honda, Karcher meh, not so much.
Without any reviews anywhere and not having a Honda engine, I’m hesitant to buy this one as its replacement.
Probably going with a Generac unit. Neighbor has 2800 psi one and it’s crazy powerful.
That’s pretty much true of most any gas powered washer for home use, isn’t it?
Update: we have just been told by the vendor this is not CARB compliant. We’ll be in touch with any Californians who ordered before we updated.
I saw the same or almost same unit on sale at sears.com the other day for about the same price. I think it had free shipping also and or free shipping to store
On that note, I bought a Walmart campbell pressure washer (2300psi) for $199 back in 2003. I use my pressure washer for many hours in the summer months cleaning the deck, house, pool and car parts and never had a problem with the B&S motor. Only recently the pump started to leak due to a failed o-ring. 10cents in parts from lowes fixed it. I am looking at upgrading to a 3000psi pressure washer.
Too bad about the no typos part:
“The other was [sic] this WEN Pressure Washer and I are the same”
Do I get a free pressure washer?
There’s no arguing the awesomeness of good Honda engines, but the pump fails in these long before the engine will.
Pressure washers fall into a tricky category for me.
They’re kind of semi disposable until they hit the super expensive bracket.
As I understand it, it’s usually a lack of use, rather than overuse that kills them.
You can always revive them of course. new pumps/seals, etc, but this adds to the cost.
As such I bought mine at costco. They have the powerstroke subaru engine (didn’t know they did the garden tools thing) 3100psi for 259.00. (I think it’s currently back up at 299.00). It also has an electric starter, which I kind of half like and half don’t due to needing to charge the starter battery.
Gets great reviews, but it’s going to fail.
Costco stands by it’s products.
Honda is not the be-all-end-all. Honda has a crappy line of engines just like Briggs and Kohler even. They are not all created equal. Basically, you get what you pay for on these things no matter the name on the badge.