on May 22, 2013
The first B&D Power washer I got leaked like a sieve. More water came out the bottom than out the nozzle. There was a bad sign when I unpacked it and found quite a bit of oil in the Styrofoam on the bottom. As soon as I connected the hose and turned it on, water started coming out of the bottom and the washer's power was not turned on yet. It appeared the water was coming from the pump. I returned that one and got another. The bottom of the second box was clean and no sign of oil. Hooked it up turned on the water and not a leak. Washed the mold off our cement patio and it did a great job. It did a nice job on the roof gutters too. So far its working flawlessly. One suggestion: the water hose intake is right under the pressure hose outlet and it does not give your fingers much room to connect the water hose. Make or buy a short piece of hose with male and female connecters about 5 inches long and leave it on the washer. It makes it a lot easier to put your hose on and off and you wont screw up the connecter on the washer. Electric power washers don't have a good reputation for being reliable and working well out of the box no matter who makes it. Remember it's not a heavy duty washer, but should handle most jobs around a residental home.
on June 18, 2013
Someone said that Black and Decker hit it out of the park with this machine. I'm not sure what park they were playing in but I'm thinking it had to be a miniature table model park. This thing is the most useless piece of junk I have ever had the displeasure to use. Worked once and then not again. I'm ashamed that Black and Decker would put their name on this horrid garbage. It's made by Simpson. Run, don't walk, away from any cheap item made by them. Or better yet, take your money go down to the casino and put it all on the #5 horse in the third race at your local race track. You'll at least have a chance of doing something good with your money. Or donate it to your local homeless shelter. Whatever. Just don't buy this.