Honda charges more for the brand. I am more than pleased with my old version of the Subaru washer. $110 later, back to Costco and bought this new Subaru. Now looking at the ford version they are selling online. ]–Costco took it back. I’m in Alaska and guess what, there’s not a service location within 100 miles of my house. The second worked fine for about 15 hours total over last & this Summer. Great pressure. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2019. I just bought one , added the oil with no problem I did use a funnel add fuel moved the lever to start pushed the red button for 2 seconds and it started then moved lever to run and started power washing greate pressure like many I bought it from Costco because of their warrantee I hope it has a long life I will be sure to post any problems should they occur I hope this is the last time you all hear from me. Piece of garbage. The power start has never worked; never even made a sound indicating some sort of electrical connection. The 1 gallon on-board detergent tank allows you to move about your jobsite without the hassle of a soap bucket. Did you hold the water spray trigger before and during the time you pressed the start button? I also have a Husqvarna mower with the Honda 190cc and it is easy to start also but the Subaru is slightly easier. 5. Took the first one back, electric starter would not work, The second one same problem.Talked to several techs at Power Stroke they were no help repeating the start instructions. Attach it to your pressure washer and get to cleaning. The instructions they provide are not very concise. I need the charger and connector as well Do you have a web site where I can identify and order these parts thanks in advance for your help. Any comments about the electronic starter would be appreciated. The Yamaha starts easily each time. Connect battery All small engines will start and run better. Had mine for 3 yrs and never had a problem with it. I bought mine last year so I can’t justify taking it back to get these two features even though it does appear better. And if your unit goes through oil and you haven’t checked it the motor will seize, just like a car motor. She loves that she can just turn it on with a push of a button. I have owned and maintained lawn mowers, snow blowers, gas generators, snow mobiles, motorcycles, outboard boat engines, and probably other small engines for family and friends since I was 12. I bought one at Costco yesterday. This is true of all pressure washers. In fact if you are spilling half the contents then perhaps stay away from power tools. Step 3 - Organize Your Garage We will then put everything back into your garage and organize it. I got this from Costco and ended up returning it a week later. Had it on and off a few times. I really enjoy it even though you have to play with the choke every now and then, but I guess that is expected. I was about to order one when I found the one I thought I’d lost. The Powerstroke 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer with a reliable Yamaha MA190 recoil engine is perfect for those who like to keep their outdoors neat and clean year-round. Subaru needs to hire people with better language skills to write their manuals. I have had 2 of the high pressure hoses explode open the first two times I used it. I actually found the wires from the starter hanging under the unit when I looked under the washer. My snow blower is 30+ years old and never had any engine problems. All I had to do was attach the arm to the frame, plug in the hoses, add the included bottle of oil and lastly add the gas. Page 3, Key #63 list part number for Battery Charger. PowerStroke 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer with Electric Start Yamaha Engine (Manufacturer Refurbished) Featuring electric start commercial-grade engine, this gas-powered pressure washer can be great for cleaning driveways, decks, and patios Not a big deal as it always starts. Cannot tell fuel levels and cannot see when tank is full until it is! I’m going to take float out of new carb. You MUST plug in the wires coming from the starter to the wires at the battery. Karcher 3200 PSI. Bought ours in late 2016 and due to unforeseen happenings we wasnt able to use it for the 1st rime until recently. I bought the newer version (#PS80312E) and it works great. This has ample pressure and volume. If it “sputters” It’s because you did not bleed the air out of the hose. The only thing that I do not like is the included hose it tangled really easily and liked to coil up. I am guessing it will uncoil more over time so its not that big of a deal. I e-mailed PowerStroke’s customer service about diagnosing the issue. You really can’t beat that. My washer engine went out and after extensive research today, Subaru power equipment has gone out of business, they refer you to and another company for service with another dead end, Richard S., here is the web link for the pdf Parts list: file:///D:/Power%20Washer/f-12-57-8122135_0f1EA81x_PS80310E_Replacement_Parts.pdf. Easy start, could use a little bigger battery, bigger fuel tank, but has plenty of power, does a good job. Costco does still sell the Subaru and during May 2016, it is on sale for $269. I have had a Powerstroke 2300psi with Honda 160cc; Husqvarna 3100psi with B&S 205cc & Simpson 3000psi with Honda 160cc and this Subaru 190cc is the easiest to start with the recoil. To bad , it is a good unit and replacing it with what COSTCO now sells will cost another $100 or so more than my original one. I wish mine started as easily as yours. It does not start on the first push of the button, but cranks on the second button push. All I need to do is follow simple steps: 1. Not terribly pleased, Electric starter does not work. Budget-friendly: Basic gas pressure washers that offer between 2000 and 2800 psi and under 2.8 gpm typically cost between $200 and $400 . Back to Costco for the Subaru. The higher the pressure, the more water you need to feed it. PowerBoss 3100 MAX PSI at 2.4 GPM Gas Pressure Washer with Detergent Tank, 25-Foot High-Pressure Hose, and 4 Quick-Connect Nozzles, Powered by Honda 4.4 out of 5 stars 209 1 offer from $564.95 SIMPSON Cleaning ALH3228-S Aluminum Gas Pressure Washer Powered by HONDA GX200 3400 PSI … It has great power and cleans very well but be sure to use some type of cleaner as a softener on tough jobs before, hence the on board soap/cleaner tank. This is my third pressure washer and by far the best. A bigger ID will not damage the machine, but I have never seen one at 5/8, are you sure the guide say 3/4″? I am still using my power washer three years later. History. For the price this is a wonderful washer, it starts easily and runs smooth and a bit quieter than my much older and smaller Generac 1500 PSI washer, It packs up better and is lighter to boot. Subaru really could have had the filler tube out further – but not a show stopper. Not sure what the complaints are about. But a rubber one. Where else could you return something if needed after the manufacturer warranty expires. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pressure Washer Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019 I did not purchase this on Amazon, but I own this and thought it would be helpful for anyone considering buying this pressure washer. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. As for the hose kinking just lay it out straight before you attach and pay attention to all the turns you make or any hose will kink. It started right up. Better yet fill your 5 gallon at the non Ethanol pump. This is so much better than comparable machines that cost more from other places. Check the Yamaha Semi-Pro 3000 PSI (Gas - Cold Water) Pressure Washer w/ CAT Pump ratings before checking out. What can be the problem??? I could also just buy a better one, but I will wait until this one fails. For 50′, it’s recommended to go higher, 5/16 or even 3/8″ for psi higher than 3100. As I’ve had to do with every power washer I’ve ever owned. After charging the battery, completing pressure washer assembly, gas oil etc. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2018. Should not have happened. My washer is 3 yrs old. Pressure Washers. After some research on this model I decided I wanted to try it out. Pressure washer model numbers, Costco tells me soap will dispense with ALL NOZZLES not just the soap one Have to remove water from the carb brown before every use. Going back! Here are some PDF documents in case you lost yours. Electric start is definitely worth it, especially as it saves my shoulder. In the Costco coupon book there was a $30 off coupon for this pressure washer. There is a tiny wire you can’t see unless you’re on your knees that needs to be connected to make the electric start work after you’ve charged the battery. What a big baby. We’ll try again but we’re having a hard time starting it up. The electric start was handy. A little confusing. I had planned on just renting for a driveway cleaning ( 250 feet to the street) but the commercial Honda I came home with was near impossible to start. I am finding that EVERY pressure washer has it’s complaints. Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2018. This unit includes 4 pro-style nozzles (0, 25, 40 degree, and soap) to get any job done. Check around – don’t think you’ll find many (any?) When comparing gas powered washers on another site, one other brand that was around the same price as a new one of these on Amazon had a 2.5 GPM rating. Plug the two ends of the battery cable together as shown to connect. I found that you have to pull the choke out. The unit worked great but I cannot start it so if I can’t get the electronic start to work, it is no good to me. To do this, attach the hose. WAY to many to list here. The hose is cheap plastic and kinks constantly. It ran for awhile and became DOA . My local Costco stores had all sold out of this pressure washer so I had to drive an hour away to Rochester MN to pick it up. Hence why in the manual it states to check the oil level before use… Isn’t that common sense with anything with a motor? like I bought a couple new errands and not a tool to accomplish a task?? Lasted me 6months. The battery won’t start the thing, and the charger appears not to do anything. We’ll see how it performs this summer and if it doesn’t continue to perform it’s back to Costco. Have not bought any as still doing lots of research. This one says 2.4 GPM. Yamaha surface cleaner pressure washer attachment 15" makes concrete cleaning a breeze. I thought my starter did not work also. Concerning adding the oil, well it’s not rocket science to know one must use a funnel – slow pouring though owing to the angle. Where are the wires you are referring to? I’ve called their tech department three times never got a call back save your money don’t buy the Subaru. I purchased this because of the electronic start. Would love to learn, Just but thé Subaru. Is there a particular way to do it. I also used a surface cleaner to finish it 10x faster. The A-iPower 3100 PSI Cold Water Gas Pressure Washer powered by a Yamaha engine is perfect for all your DIY projects. The first use with this power washer was to pressure wash my concrete driveway. They claim now their return policy unlimited time frame is for food and clothing. And useless customer “service.”. Requires starting fluid every time. I charged it for 36 hours and it was still dead. Purchased the PS80313E model from Costco 2017. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Use fuel stabilizer if not operated frequently Curious what size supply hose everyone is using? The Power Stroke 3100 PSI Gas Power Washer is perfect for tackling all of your cleaning projects. Turned it off for repositioning on two occasions and it restarted, and worked without incident. 6. Anyone else had this problem? The hose failed and powerstroke refused to send me another one. It cost more but at the rate of usage for small power equipment it is worth it. per gallon. I’d be happy if the battery would work as it’s supposed to. The new design with the choke is far better, and foolproof. I needed to clean it so that I could seal it. Great washer...gery powerful...bought from Costco for 299, Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018. The sputtering is normal for any pressure washer if you don’t release the air pressure, as Terry explained. Should have bought the Honda. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Start the Power Stroke with the handle on the choke. Just looking at Costco power stroke 3100 psi pressure washer, this one has a Yamaha engine, why is this? This machine came with a commercial engine for the same price as a residential grade Honda. It looks like my best bet is to return this one and rent a power washer for the 1 time a year I need it? Kärcher K1800 Electric Pressure Washer with 11" Surface Cleaner Attachment High Cleaning Performance With Ease of Use 1800 PSI of TruPressure™ Trigger Gun M22 Threaded High Pressure Hose 20ft. The pump is not fully primed, until the air in the hoses (garden and washer hose) has pushed the tire out. The problem with this item is the POOR DESIGN of the oil drain plug. 2 bolts snapped off of the pump. This model includes 4 different nozzles so that you can tackle almost any project. Then attached a nozzle and go to work. The units are shipped this way on purpose. Good price for a high pressure washer like this. 7. use choke to start when when engine is cold The soap dispenser is a joke too, you can only soap with that weak blue nozzle. I had to unplug the wires located at the battery (not the wires plugged directly into the battery) and plug one end into the wires from the starter. The symptom of this is the force of water will vacillate if the pump is not properly primed. May exchange it for the Honda. I’ve used it for sidewalks, patios, vinyl siding, my RV, statues and brick buildings. No problem with water pressure from the house, Changed my hose and tried it at my neighbors house. That did it. Just bought ours on from Costco Canada on 28/4/16 and the manufacture date indicates it was manufactured on 9 March 2016; however, the choke is similar to the older model as is the electric starter switch. The battery connectors are not connected when you take it out of the box so the battery doesn’t drain (you must connect and charge). Followed instructions, which were clear except battery set up, charged it up, put in oil and gas and it worked like a charm today over several jobs. Your email address will not be published. Overall though this is a decent unit. It’s hard to see that’s why everyone is having trouble with the electric starter. Much better design. Total waste of time. Very few washers do high pressure soap as the pickup is usually a venturi style and only works with lower pressure/higher flow characteristics. Battery charger does not work. The new version is model #PS80312E and the new Costco item number is #962798. Is this described in user operation manual? Tried it out yesterday and it started on second press with the starter – no problem. I am enjoying this machine. Yes you should always be holding the trigger when you start your pressure washer. The newer model simply had a “start push button that appeared much easier/better way to start the unit. From everything I have read, I’m convinced that I will not have any issues with this pressure washer. The older model has the front facing red push start button that you have to click and then push down. Most sites that I have read, the overall approval rating is about 70% or about 3.5 / 5 stars. If you use the pressure washer on a regular / daily basis, the Subaru is built for commercial use where the GC Honda’s are for residential use. 3,100 PSI 2.4 GPM OHV Engine Axial Cam Pump Gas Pressure Washer with Variable PSI Gun Generac 3100 maximum psi pressure washer Generac 3100 maximum psi pressure washer gives you the versatility of 4 power washers in 1. 2) Where is the machine made? it comes with a 1/4″ hose, which is fine for 25′. But I’m also seriously thinking about returning it due to (a) it doesn’t work brand new out of the box, (b) customer service is not helpful, and (c) there’s no in-person support either now or in the future if I have an issue with it. There is nothing stuck in the hose. Is it more reliable than the previous motor. Another thing that gets me is remembering to open the fuel flow valve on the side. Was still worried. They wrote back and said that they don’t provide written instructions beyond what’s in the manual, and that I should bring it to a service center. run the water, turn on the engine and then squirt water out of the hose without a pressure nozzle attached, until it stutters. Costco took it back with no questions asked but they also no longer sell this model and only the Honda version. All you have to do is plug it in when you are not using it and it will trickle charge so that it is ready with one push of a button to start when you need it to. I went to Costco today and it appears they have improved the design from this model. Thanks for this information. I thought my washer seized up. The Subaru 190cc idles quieter and runs smoother than the Honda 160cc pressure washers. I could write a whole new post on proper winterizing. I have an electric power washer, which has a max psi of 2030 and a 1.76 GPM rating. Simple to use and great for cleaning decks, patios, outdoor furniture, house siding, and prepping home exteriors for painting. Step 2 - Pressure Wash the Garage Floor We will pressure wash your garage floor with a 3100 PSI pressure washer removing all grime, dirt and buildup. It’s unfortunate cause the unit has a lot of pressure and started great but I only just purchased it. It still works great. I could hsrdly beleive it myself. They said it’s considered an “abused item”—i only used it 5 times, less than 6 hours total. Get on your knees and plug in the little red cable to the batter (after fully charged). • Updated starting procedure (simplified start button toggling) suggested I tap it lightly a few times. Take care of your tools and they will take care of you when you need them. And the engine appears to need a LOT of oil refills! The first one refused to start and after calling “customer service” who advised to take it to a repair shop [right out of the box? 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