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FAQs

Is the Sun Joe a good pressure washer? ›

Best In-Class Value For The Money

The Sun Joe Pressure Joe is a powerful unit for the price. Combining its PSI and GPM you get 25% more cleaning power than the #1 rated AR Blue Clean AR383. You also get a stainless/brass pressure wand instead of plastic and it comes with 5 quick connect spray nozzles.

Where are Sun Joe pressure washers made? ›

The Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washers are manufactured in China.

Why is my sun Joe pressure washer losing pressure as I use it? ›

Generally, the most common reason for a Sun Joe pressure washer pulsating is a lower water supply, a kink in the hose, or blockage in the inlet filter. Other reasons are air leakage or air trapped in the pump in the machine. A worn-out or clogged nozzle, a problem with the unloader valve.

Who is Sun Joe made by? ›

Sun Joe mowers are made by Snow Joe, which was founded in 2004 with the mission of producing high quality snow blowers that would retail for less than $100. 5 years after launching they expanded into lawn mowers and the Sun Joe imprint hit the market in 2009.

Who manufactures Sun Joe pressure washers? ›

The parent company is Snow Joe, which includes Snow Joe®, Sun Joe® and Aqua Joe® brands. The Snow Joe company was founded in 2004 and is both the #1 brand in cordless and electric snow blowers and the #1 brand in electric pressure washers.

Is Sun Joe the same as Ryobi? ›

These two pressure washers from the wand up are about the exact same. The only real differences in usability are the difference in cord length and in weight. The cord on the Ryobi 2300 PSI is about 5 feet longer than the Sun Joe. A modest extension that is slightly better.

Are Sun Joe products made in China? ›

The company offers a wide range of products, including lawn mowers, trimmers, and pressure washers. All of their products are manufactured in the United States. The company has a long history of manufacturing high-quality products.

Can you use Dawn dish soap in pressure washer? ›

You can use Dawn dish soap in your pressure washer, but you need to dilute it properly with hot water. Take 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and dilute it in 1-1.5 quarts of hot water. However, the results of cleaning with Dawn dish soap might not be as effective as some special pressure washer detergents.

How much horsepower does a pressure washer pump need? ›

Horsepower

For instance, in order for a gas-powered pump to put out 3,000 PSI and 4 GPM, the engine needs to have at least 11 horsepower.

How long should a pressure washer pump last? ›

How long will a pressure washer pump last? I general, a good, properly used pressure washer pump should last for 5 to 10 years. Some cheap pumps can last significantly shorter. To get the best from your pump, be careful with overheating, cavitation, and using it with the wrong unloader valve settings.

What are the three types of pressure washer pumps? ›

There are three main types of pressure washer pumps: wobble pumps, triplex pumps, and axial cam pumps.

What is the most common problem with pressure washers? ›

Many pressure problems begin and end at the unloader. A cracked o-ring, dirt caught in the spring or a stuck shaft are the most common issues solved by simply removing the unloader and cleaning/looking for issues.

How do I fix my sun Joe pressure washer? ›

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Why does my pressure washer shut off when I pull the trigger? ›

A pressure washer shuts off when the pressure inside the pump increases higher than the engine pressure. Inspect the unloader valve to check for the dirt around the spring, stuck shaft, or worn-out O-rings. You need to disassemble the unloader valve for a thorough inspection.

Where does Sun Joe ship from? ›

How and from where will the Sun Joe Xtream ship? Your Sun Joe Xtream (Model: SPX3000-XT1) will ship out from one of our distribution centers in New Jersey via UPS, FedEx, or USPS, depending on your location. Your package should arrive within 7 business days.

Is Aqua Joe and Sun Joe the same company? ›

About us. Snow Joe®, together with its complementary brands Sun Joe® and Aqua Joe®, planted its roots as a digitally native, direct-to-consumer company that designs, develops, and distributes high-quality, yet affordable, outdoor residential tools and winter weather solutions.

Where is Snow Joe company located? ›

Snow Joe + Sun Joe Web Traffic

Snow Joe + Sun Joe was founded in 2004. Where is Snow Joe + Sun Joe's headquarters? Snow Joe + Sun Joe's headquarters is located at 221 River St, Hoboken.

What is a good PSI for a pressure washer? ›

Mid-Range Power: 2,000 to 3,200 PSI

The most versatile category of pressure washers, those ranging from 2,000 to 3,200 PSI effectively clean cars (including the most well-used off-road vehicles), home siding, fences, boats and grimy garage floors. Those closer to 3,200 PSI work effectively on tough stains, too.

How good is the Sun Joe SPX3000? ›

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is an outstanding pressure washer—as long as you go into it with reasonable expectations. It delivers 2,030 PSI (pounds per square inch, a measurement of water pressure) and 1.76 GPM (gallons per minute, a measurement of water flow).

Will a 1600 psi pressure washer clean concrete? ›

Concrete and asphalt require more cleaning power. You'll want to use the turbo nozzle on the 1600 PSI for hard-to-clean driveways, sidewalks, and patios as well as brick paving.

Are Sun Joe and Ryobi batteries interchangeable? ›

You won't have to deal with gas or oil any longer and the included 18V battery is compatible with RYOBI's entire lineup of tools.

Is a 1900 psi pressure washer good? ›

1,000 - 1,900 PSI: This PSI is on the low end, and is considered a residential unit. This type of pressure washer is good for the average homeowners to handle most household and automotive cleaning jobs, and is usually a hand carry electric model.

Are Sun Joe products made in USA? ›

Where is this product made? The parent company, Snow Joe, has global manufacturing facilities in the USA, China, India, Taiwan, Italy and Japan. This particular product, the Sun Joe® 24V iON+ Hand Chain Saw is designed in the USA and manufactured in China.

Who owns Snow Joe company? ›

Joseph Cohen's first business venture was at age 14 when he sold $3,000 worth of goods online. Since then, he's been hooked. Cohen, of Long Branch, said he began investing in several other online ventures selling consumer goods. Then in 2005, still in his teens, he started Snow Joe.

Where is the Snow Joe shovel made? ›

Snow Joe® grows in Salisbury - New Jersey Lawn & Garden tool manufacturer plants its stake in Rowan.

Can you put vinegar in a power washer? ›

Vinegar is one of the best things to use with your pressure washer. Using vinegar with your pressure washer can be a great way to clean and treat the surfaces that you are cleaning.

Can I use Mr clean in my pressure washer? ›

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Can I use Tide in my pressure washer? ›

How to Use Detergent for Your Pressure Washer - YouTube

What is more important in a pressure washer PSI or GPM? ›

Which is more important PSI or GPM? PSI and GPM are both equally important when choosing a pressure washer. The PSI refers to the amount of pressure and GPM refers to the flow. You must have the correct combination of PSI and GPM to have the most ideal pressure washing system for your needs.

What PSI pressure washer do I need for concrete? ›

What PSI pressure washer do I need to clean concrete? To clean concrete effectively, use a power washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (gpm).

How many gpm pressure washer do I need? ›

If you're still wondering what the best combination is, we recommend starting with something in the 3000 – 3500 PSI/2.0 – 2.5 GPM range. These pressure washers are good for most homeowners, as they tend to work very efficiently and are still affordable.

Is it worth fixing a power washer? ›

Pressure Washer Pump Age and Usage

Have you gotten many years and hours of use from the pump? If so, it may be time to replace it. However, if it is a newer pump, repair might be best. A good rule of thumb is if the repair costs more than 50% the value of a replacement pump, it is likely time to replace it.

What is the difference between a power washer and a pressure washer? ›

The main difference is that power washing uses highly pressurized steam to do the cleaning while pressure washing just uses unheated tap water, without the help of a heating element.

How often should I change my pressure washer pump oil? ›

If you purchased a brand new pressure washer, it is recommended that you change the pump oil after 30-50 hours of operation. After that it's 300 hours or once a quarter. If you plan to use your machine frequently, you'll want to do routine maintenance on it and change the oil at least every three months.

Can you put any pump on a pressure washer? ›

Your new pump must be compatible with your pressure washer. You can't replace your pump with any pump you wish, because they just won't fit. Determine if your pressure washer uses an axial or triplex pump.

What is the difference between a triplex pump and an axial pump? ›

There are two main types of pump types: Axial: Smaller pump with a wobble plate system that is ideal for many light and medium duty applications. Triplex: Larger pump with a crankshaft and piston system that delivers greater power and longer life that is used in medium and heavy-duty applications.

How do I know if my pressure washer pump is bad? ›

Several indicators will show a faulty pressure washer pump. The most common is a leak, pulsating output pressure, and low output pressure. Leaks are often caused by a worn or damaged pump seal. A pulsating pressure indicates that there is not enough water in the pump.

How do you purge air from a pressure washer? ›

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Why does my pressure washer keep surging? ›

Surging occurs when the pressure is fine and then weakens. It is caused when the flow rate for the pump cannot be supported by the water supply. Problems can mount from there so it is important that it is dealt with as soon as possible.

Why does my Sunjoe pressure washer keep shutting off? ›

Generally, the most common reason for a Sun Joe pressure washer pulsating is a lower water supply, a kink in the hose, or blockage in the inlet filter. Other reasons are air leakage or air trapped in the pump in the machine. A worn-out or clogged nozzle, a problem with the unloader valve.

What is an unloader valve? ›

A compressor unloader valve is a small part, typically measuring approximately 4-5 inches in length and width. It performs the critical function of releasing trapped air inside the tank, enabling the motor to restart. An unloader valve malfunction is one of the more common air compressor issues.

What is an unloader valve on a pressure washer? ›

Essentially, an unloader valve is a safety switch. It sends pressurized water into a by-pass by cycling it from the outlet side of the pump to an inlet or water tank. This process depressurizes the water and prevents pressure from building up while the pressure washer machine is idling.

What causes a pressure washer to bog down? ›

A failed unloader valve won't recirculate water back to the pump inlet, so pump outlet pressure builds up, making it harder for the engine to run the pump. The engine bogs down when it struggles to run the pump.

Do you need a GFCI on a pressure washer? ›

According to the NEC, a power washer is another hazardous device that requires an integrated GFCI. Both the UL safety standard for high-pressure cleaning machines (UL 1776), and the NEC state that a power washer must have integral ground-fault circuit protection. This requirement first appeared in the 1987 NEC, Sec.

How do you adjust the unloader valve on a pressure washer? ›

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What is the most powerful sun Joe electric pressure washer? ›

Sun Joe has one of the largest lines of electric pressure washers available and there's no question the SPX3000 is their most popular. Boasting 2030 max PSI and 1.76 GPM, be sure to take a look at the fine print before pulling the trigger.

How many PSI Do I need to clean concrete? ›

What PSI pressure washer do I need to clean concrete? To clean concrete effectively, use a power washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (gpm).

Can I use hot water in my sun Joe pressure washer? ›

Check the water temperature – This pressure washer is not meant to pump hot water. NEVER connect it to a hot water supply as it will significantly reduce the life of the pump.

What soap can I use in Sun Joe pressure washer? ›

Use only detergents specifically designed for pressure washers, such as: Sun Joe® HOUSE +DECK WASH. Sun Joe® SNOW FOAM AUTO WASH. Sun Joe® HEAVY DUTY CLEANER.

How many PSI is good for a pressure washer? ›

In general, I recommend a pressure washer with 1.4 to 1.6 GPM and pressure from 1200 to 1900 psi. Start with a lower pressure, and only increase it when needed. Use a green or white nozzle. Using a pressure washer is an effective and efficient method to clean your car.

What is the best PSI for a pressure washer? ›

Reliable on all the toughest jobs, pressure washers with 3,200 to 4,200 PSI offer enough power to strip away paint and remove the toughest stains. They work well on solid surfaces, especially stone and brick.

Is Sun Joe the same as Ryobi? ›

These two pressure washers from the wand up are about the exact same. The only real differences in usability are the difference in cord length and in weight. The cord on the Ryobi 2300 PSI is about 5 feet longer than the Sun Joe. A modest extension that is slightly better.

What do you spray on concrete before pressure washing? ›

Ensure proper cleaning by spraying concrete with bottle of spray degreaser, keeping a distance of 6 inches from surface. Scrub degreaser into concrete using stiff brush or pressure-washer attachment tool.

What is the best pressure washer to clean a driveway? ›

If you want to clean your driveway quickly and efficiently, use a pressure washer of at least 3100 PSI. Using pressure washers with pressures ranging from 1000 to 2300 PSI will also help you clean your driveway, but it will take a long time. Small pressure washers are cheap but inefficient for house washing.

Should I seal my driveway after pressure washing? ›

Again, yes. You absolutely should. Concrete is a very porous material and sealing it makes all the difference when it comes to its maintenance and longevity. After pressure washing your concrete driveway, it is imperative that you wait until it is completely dry before sealing it.

Can you run cold water through a hot water pressure washer? ›

One can run warm water through a cold water pressure washer safely up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit – 65 degrees Fahrenheit. You cannot run hot water, especially at extremely high temperatures, through your cold-water unit. You could potentially melt the seals in the pump, and overheat the unit.

What will hot water do to a cold water pressure washer? ›

Cold water pressure washers are not built to withstand temperatures higher than 140 degrees Fahrenheit, anything higher than that will absolutely destroy your pressure washer.

How do you use detergent in a sun Joe pressure washer? ›

How to Use Detergent for Your Pressure Washer - YouTube

Can I use Dawn dish soap in my pressure washer? ›

Can I use Dawn dish soap in my power washer? You can use Dawn dish soap in your pressure washer, but you need to dilute it properly with hot water. Take 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and dilute it in 1-1.5 quarts of hot water.

Can you put vinegar in a power washer? ›

Vinegar is one of the best things to use with your pressure washer. Using vinegar with your pressure washer can be a great way to clean and treat the surfaces that you are cleaning.

Can I use bleach in my sun Joe pressure washer? ›

Never Use Bleach with Pressure Washers

Bleach will corrode your pump's seals and essentially render the pressure washer useless. Bleach is a dangerous chemical, and spraying bleach means propelling bleach into the air.

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