I bought this pressure washer in order to start a small side business. So far it has performed flawlessly. It has much more power than my old washer did. I love have 4 wheels, including the 2 oversized rear wheels. It makes moving around job sites much easier. It has helped me become profitable quickly by having minimal overhead. Will be recommending it to everyone!
March 13, 2013
PW3100 New Product
I purchased this PW3100 at a Lowe's Home Improvement store as a previously owned and repaired unit. Apparently the water pump had been clogged-Lowe's cleaned the pump and set it outside for resale at a reduced price. The machine worked great the first two times I used it then the pump quit building pressure again. Since there was no warranty on the machine I removed the pump and disassembled the water transfer valve and inspected it-I blew it out with compressed air-lightly lubricated the rubber o-rings and washers-reassembled the valve and pump. No real problems were found. It worked great all day after that repair. I have had to do this routine two more times since I purchased it with good results each time but it seems to have "worn in" if you will since I have not had to do this proceedure the last five times I have used the washer. I do not know if a new washer would have this same concern or if it took that many cleanings to get some very fine particles out of the valve. I have always had very good luck with Husqvarna equipment and though they do not actually build the pumps for this washer, they have a standard of quality for components used in thier equipment. That being the case I put my faith in Husqvarna and choose to believe the previous owner probably used unfiltered well water in a rural area that had a high mineral content and it took several cleanings to get it all out. Just a theory of mine but possible. Other than that the washer is great, am satisfied for the price I paid for the unit.
October 16, 2012