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Nice quality but sensitive to flow/pressure? Hard to tell.
on May 4, 2014
7/2/17 update: changing to two stars. After only a total of 6 hours use it won't run. I've maintained it properly; changed oil each season, etc. It worked for 2 seasons but when I got it out this year, changed the gas and oil, hooked it to the water, turned the water on, and started it. It ran 10 seconds and quit. After much tinkering I got it to run again for about 3 seconds. Now it won't run at all.
My model is supposed to require 2.3 GPM and I've measured between 6 and 8 GPM including just before using the sprayer. Mostly the sprayer worked just great but, a couple of times, it dropped pressure and I couldn't get anything out of it. Overall, I am pretty happy with it. I used it to spray out my cement mixer and leave it looking new.
I'll have to use it a few more times and watch that pressure drop and see if it repeats. If it does, I may drop a star on this review. If I don't see it again, I might raise it a star.
Shipping and packaging were perfect on mine. The box and the contents were undamaged. It came with everything needed to use it but too bad it didn't come with a sample washing soap like a clothes washing machine generally does.
Assembly was very easy and straight forward. A possible drawback, or at least something to be careful of based on my experience: They ship it without oil. It's had oil and there is a bit in it - from factory testing, I presume, but you'll have to fill it. The 20 oz bottle they ship might be perfect if it were perfectly empty. I finally decided it must be going to take the full bottle but it didn't quite and I ended up with about 1/4 cup oil spill. So just watch for it; it won't quite take it all but it will take most.
There are caps over the water inlets and outlets in shipping, but not the hose ends. Interestingly, many have stated they had warranty issues because of supposedly dirty operation yet the assembly instructions say to discard those caps that came with it. If dirt is the enemy of the power washer, then don't discard the caps. They don't seal as well as I would like but they are better than nothing; I am going to put a small machine screw through each of mine attached to the unit with a lamp chain so I can reuse them to keep dirt out - even if you keep it clean you can't be sure a bug or something would not get into it.
Starting for the first time took about 3 pulls but after that it was easier.
So, in summary, this unit shipped perfectly, was easy to assemble, started easy, and worked nearly flawlessly. I am pretty happy with my purchase.