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Generac 6022/5989 2,700 PSI 2.3 GPM 196cc OHV Gas Powered Residential Pressure Washer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Generac
417 customer reviews
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  • Residential-grade power washer with 2,700 PSI and 2.3 gallon per minute (GPM)
  • Powerful Generac 196cc OHV engine with low oil shutdown and integrated unloader valve for easy engine startup
  • Ergonomic spray gun with soft grip and easy-to-pull trigger reduces fatigue
  • Easy-access axial cam pump means no more kneeling on the ground to make hose connections
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
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Product Description

Product Description

Power wash your deck, driveway, patio furniture and more with this powerful pressure washer from Generac. Long been known for their quality engines, this model is no exception, equipped with a powerful 196cc Generac OHV engine. Also included are four Quick-Click nozzle tips (0-degree Blast, 25-degree Clean, 40-degree Wash, Soap), and a 25 foot hose. Generac's power washers are carefully engineered for longevity and ease of use, with well thought-out features not found on competitive models. Easy to maneuver, the welded frame is designed for durability, with a built-in step for easy starting and an integrated gun holster. The easily accessible high-performance axial cam pump provides maximum heat dissipation for extended life and the easy to pull trigger reduces fatigue. The pump is located well above the ground, eliminating the need to kneel down to make hose connections. Backed with a 2 year limited warranty. Founded in 1959, Generac has earned a reputation as the company home and business owners turn to when the power goes out. The first to engineer affordable home standby generators, along with the first engine developed specifically for the rigors of generator use, Generac now sells more home standby generators than all of our competitors combined. We have brought this same level of commitment and quality to our pressure washer products. Our customer research has led us to engineer our pressure washers from the ground up, to meet your specific demands. Generac manufactures the widest range of power products in the marketplace including portable, RV, residential, commercial and industrial generators. Generac also operates three large factories which employs thousands of workers in the American Midwest.

Long known for its portable generator design, Generac's line of residential power washers enable you to wash your deck, clean your cars and boats, and keep your roof maintained. The Generac 6022 provides 2,700 PSI of power and 2.3 gallons per minute (GPM) for a cleaning power rating of 6210.

Generac 6022
The Generac 6022 power washer.

It's powered by a Generac overhead valve (OHV) horizontal-shaft engine, which makes the pump more accessible by positioning it well above the ground so you don't have to kneel down to make hose connections. Additionally, Generac OHV engines come standard with low-oil shutdown to protect and prolong the life of the engine. Both the engine and pump are perfectly balanced over the axle and wheels for almost effortless maneuverability, regardless of terrain.

It comes with an ergonomic spray gun, which features a unique cushion grip that reduces fatigue by minimizing vibration. The innovative easy-to-pull spray trigger can be held with a minimum of effort, and the Quick-Click nozzle tips are easy to replace.

This power washer is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

Note for California residents: This model is not CARB-compliant. Units sold to California must be CARB-compliant.

What Is PSI and GPM?

Short for "pounds per square inch," PSI is a measure of the water pressure coming out of the power washer. A typical garden hose dispenses water at about 30-40 PSI, and a coin-operated car wash provides about 700 PSI. A power washer, by contrast, typically dispenses water at several thousand PSI. Another important factor in power washers is GPM, which stands for "gallons per minute" and describes how much water is flowing through the pressure washer.

Together, they provide your power washer's cleaning power. Multiply PSI (which gives you the power to lift dirt and grime) by GPM (which provides the necessary quantity of water to wash it away) to get the cleaning power rating. The higher the number, the greater the cleaning power.

Here are some application examples with how much cleaning power (PSI and GPM) you'll need to get the job done.

Sizing comparison

Compare the Generac Power Washers
Model # 5993 5995 5997 6020 6022
Compliance 49 State 49 State 49 State 49 State 49 State
Type Commercial Commercial Commercial Residential Residential
PSI 3,000 3,300 4,000 2,500 2,700
GPM 2.8 3.2 4.0 2.3 2.3
Cleaning power rating 8400 10560 16000 5750 6210
Engine 212cc 302cc 420cc 196cc 196cc
Spray gun Professional grade Professional grade Professional grade Ergonomic Ergonomic
Hose 3/8-inch x 35-foot steel reinforced, non-marring rubber 3/8-inch x 35-foot steel reinforced, non-marring rubber 3/8-inch x 50-foot steel reinforced, non-marring rubber 1/4-inch x 25-foot PVC/plastic 1/4-inch x 25-foot PVC/plastic
Quick-Click Nozzle Tips (5) 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, soap (5) 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, soap (5) 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, soap (3) 0°, 25°, soap (4) 0°, 25°, 40°, soap
Wheels 10-inch Never Flat 10-inch Never Flat 12-inch pneumatic Plastic 10-inch solid
Dimensions (LxWxH, inches) 25 x 26 x 30 28 x 28 x 33 28 x 28 x 33 17 x 27 x 21 17 x 27 x 21
Weight 113 pounds 145 pounds 165 pounds 82 pounds 83 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 27 x 21 inches ; 69 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 73.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B004S8JHLS
  • Item model number: 6022
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (417 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,845 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

68 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Southern Abintra on July 3, 2011
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I bought this pressure washer to clean the siding on my house. It is the first pressure washer I've ever used (much less bought) and I am satisfied. It is well designed and relatively easy to haul around.

One word of caution to new users: Always point the wand into the air when you pull the trigger. The first burst of water comes out strong and can do damage before it settles down.

A tip: To pressure wash a house, you'll probably need to get a "High Pressure Soap Shooter Nozzle". I guess you could get on a ladder to reach the upper parts of your house, but $35 for the nozzle is safer.

Also, The pressure washer has a safety feature that shuts it off when it tilts. Everytime you move it, it shuts down. It restarts easy, though.
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76 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Sooner on January 20, 2012
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I ordered this just before winter hit and cleaned off a long past due deck behind my house. It started up easily and had more than enough power to strip off long embedded mold. The engine runs smoothly and a few times started on the first pull even when cold.

The only drawback to this machine is that the hose is rather stiff and connects right by the muffler. The first time I used it, the hose kinked back and against the muffler and melted through, so I had to buy a replacement hose, which is a much better and more flexible hose. I would suggest to Generac that they supply a better hose and also find a way to protect it from the muffler.

Otherwise, a great machine so far. I plan on wearing it out on a bunch of jobs as soon as spring hits!

The seller was really fast in shipping it, and it was in great condition. The price was the best I could find on the internet by a long shot. I'm a happy homesteader.
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66 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Adam on April 1, 2013
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The pressure washer was delivered with a broken roll-over valve and yes I did inspect the box at the time of delivery. It had no visible damage.

My first call was to Generac. After sitting on hold for about 20 minutes I spoke to someone who was doing her best to help me. I did not know what the part was, she didn't know what the part I ended up being transferred to parts. Parts didn't know what the part was. I asked for an exploded part diagram (I couldn't find one on their website and the one included with the unit is a generic, poorly detailed, diagram). He pointed me to the website and an absolutely horrible parts diagram that did not depict the broken part. Finally after going back and forth we finally figured out what it was and he gave me a part number....and told me to call customer service back. After sitting on hold for another 20 minutes I ran out of time and patience and hung up. Several days later (today) I called back... after sitting on hold for yet another 15-20 minutes I spoke to a gentleman who didn't seem like he cared nor wanted to help. He then gave me yet another number to call to order the part....where I sat on hold AGAIN. The part will take 7-10 business days to SHIP. Not to arrive. "Ordertree" said this was because they ("ordertree") did not have the part in stock and the warranty would have to be verified by the factory... I thought I was talking to the factory.... and the part would have to be shipped from the factory to them (They are in the same area and possibly in the same building from what I could gather in Wisconsin) and then finally on to the consumer (me).

I am getting very close to dropping this thing off at a dealer and calling American Express so they can deal with it. This is nonsense.
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85 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Morloch on September 13, 2012
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Fresh out of the box, the machine leaked gasoline. I called Generac customer service who informed me that I should return the item to Amazon. I alerted them to the fact that since this item has had gasoline in it, it is considered Haz-Mat and can't be returned. I was then referred to local warranty repair. It turns out that the first shop referred to doesn't handle warranties any more. I called Generac and asked to speak with a CS manager. After speaking to her, I was told that a swap in the field would be arranged. 24 hrs. later, having heard nothing, I called twice to Generac only to have to leave a message with my CS replies.
The problem with this whole process is that none of this has been anticipated by Generac. They sell gas powered machines yet have no comprehensive policy that easily accommodates and compensates a customer who receives a malfunctioning machine straight out of the box. As it stands, it is entirely on me to find the warranty center & transport the machine for the repair. This where service fails and loses customers. Every opportunity to make me whole and thus incentivise further business...and they let it slip.
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118 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Reaper on October 26, 2011
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Unfortunately I ignored the other reviewer who complained about the engine constantly stalling out and thought it was just a fluke so I ordered this pressure washer since it appeared to be a great deal. Believe me, I properly followed all of the instructions, filled the oil to the proper level, had the water on, and was not moving the washer whatsoever and the same thing is happening to me. The engine stalls after two minutes of use. I've tried everything and cannot get it to work. The seller will not accept a return or exchange so now I have to take it into a service technician to have it worked on under warranty. Who knows if they'll cover what they find under warranty and this has now wasted more time than I ever wanted to spend on washing my back deck. On that note, it worked phenomenally during the two minutes it did work in between stalling out.
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