Product has a few design flaws
I have always owned Husqvarna products from chain saws, leaf blowers, weed eaters, and all products worked well which is why I bought this product instead of a more reasonably priced unit. The electric starter on this Husqvarna product has a design flaw. My electric starter has never worked on this unit. I bought a new battery (very expensive) and it didn't work either. This issue seems to be a universal problem. However, it has always started manually. This unit has several good qualities such as compact design, good hose length, different nozzles included. Water connection in a location that makes it awkward to connect. All in all I like this product for what I need it for around the house but I wouldn't recommend it to an individual that requires an electric start model.
April 13, 2014
After reading a couple poor reviews, I am very surprised! I have had my unit about 2 years now. The thing has enough power to cut metal! It's crazy powerful, and mine starts with the key, or pull starts just fine! Even after wintering -20 temps. outside. I have had trouble starting a couple times, but when I do it always seems to be an issue of having the fuel cutoff turned off and not noticing. That or it is something like having the choke set wrong, but as soon as I notice and fix my mistake it starts right up. The one issue I have had was was as others have said, with the hose. It is very hard to get a good connection with the sprayer! Also I just had my hose fail at the sprayer connection, It blew out two bearings and leaked very bad which also meant lost pressure! I paid for the extended warranty which I never do, but Lowe's gave me a new hose so I went home and started it up no problems and did a little cleaning of my back porch before I put the washer away. All that said I think it was a good purchase and is great for washing siding, cars, fencing, and I also used to clean my driveway spotless before sealing.
March 23, 2014
This P/W does not live up to the Husqvarna name
I purchased the 3300, model #020524 from Lowe's in April, 2013. I use it on average, 6 hrs. a week. Like others have said, the hose connection to the pump is very awkward to put on each time you use it. I solved that issue with a six inch kink free hose end you can purchase from any big box store, or hardware supply center. You will need to cut the engine off approx. 10 times while washing your home. (Spraying areas with cleaning solution and waiting 5 minutes or so for it to do it's work.) The unit will work as an electric start on avg. six times. The rest you will have to manually start it. The engine will start manually after 2, maximum 3 trys, IF you pull it very hard. If you pull easy or are a little physically challenged, it will not start. Pump lost pressure after 4 months of use. Some spring I was told failed in the pump. Battery would no longer hold a charge. A local Husqvarna authorized warranty repair center, had my unit a month. Items were repaired under warranty. Then one week later, the new battery also would not accept charge. Unit charger was checked out OK. Second battery was tested, as before and found to have a bad cell. Briggs & Stratton supplier issues I guess. Bottom line, in spite of the issues I've had, it's not a bad unit, though not a great one either. On a scale of one to ten, I'd give it a 5. Knowing the experience I've gone through with it....I would not purchase this unit again.
November 7, 2013
Bought this one after checking a variety of washers out comparing alleged quality, plus it's extras. Got it started easily, etc. and once set up I put it away. Began to use it the following day and soaped up one side of my house. Just as I was finishing up that and before I could then shut it down to prepare for the rinse off, it died on me. I discovered a problem with my extension cord so plugged it into the outlet directly but it still didn't work. I took it back to Lowes after draining out the gas as best I could. They exchanged it for another and were gracious enough to give me a gal. of detergent to replace what was in the tank. Took that one home and set it up and it seemed to work fine, but then noticed one of the swivel wheel assemblies won't stay in no matter what I do. Am not sure why since the first unit didn't have that problem. As another reviewer stated, the water inlet connection was AWFULLY ill placed and is cumbersome to connect with the garden hose. The second unit starts easily so far with the key or pull start. When I first called Lowes about the first unit he indicated that it wasn't the first unit of it's type that had problems. I was willing to give Husqvarna another chance by taking the replacement one, and, then I have a problem with the one wheel assembly. I will call Lowes tomorrow and discuss this new problem with them to see if it can be resolved without having to drag it in to the store. If not, I'll return it, never buy Husqvarna again, and Lowes may even loose a customer depending on how they resolve this new issue. I also find the hose reel quite flimsy and concerned that may crack through the first winter. This item seems greatly overpriced considering the quality I've experienced. If the price is tied to the name and the name is tied to presumed quality, Husqvarna has fallen flat with me.
August 29, 2013
No problems so far
I don't know what other reviewer are/are not doing but.... it seams quite unlikely that 50% of sold PW's would have maor problem. Regardless, I am in lucky 50% so far: I have PW for a week, it starts great, works, great, what else... chick/dude magnet as I get tons of great comments from buypassers ;-)
July 25, 2013
worked 1 hour
worked for one hour.....went to use it next day....no charge - manual start won't work. charged for a day, won't start. taking it back to Lowe's tomorrow. reviews here are 50/50 with similar problem - or seems fine. too much time to take the chance on another, will seek another electric start power washer. Very disappointed in Husqvarna, had a better impression of the quality for this price point
July 24, 2013
BROKEN PARTS OUT OF BOX
I realized the pressure washer quick connects on the hose were broken as soon as I turned the water on. It shot water right out at the connection by the gun. I went back to Lowes and bought a new hose and gun. $100 later on a new hose and gun and not to happy with this product but now it works good.
July 13, 2013
Works great so far!
I am not sure what the other reviewers were doing, but I easily started the engine manually and with the electric start. The engine is more powerful yet quieter than the my old power washer with a 9HP Subaru engine. I appreciate the compact design, but I wish they would have placed the water hose connection in an easier location to connect. That is really my only complaint.
This is a well made machine and with 3300psi and I paid just under $700, I am very pleased. Highly recommend...
July 6, 2013