Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JP88 Solid
The machine was delivered intact without broken parts. Took about 15 minutes to assmeble and since I had never used a pressure washer before, I had my landscaper friend show me the do's and dont's.
As others may have mentioned, make sure the water hose is connected and running prior to starting the engine. It WILL damage your pump if you neglect to do so. Secondly, let the water through the gun for a minute BEFORE starting the engine to let all the air out of the hose (water will come out just like an ordinary garden hose). Also, keep the hoses away from the engine as it has a tendency to curl up next to the hot engine/exhaust which will melt the hose. You also may want to stretch out the black hose that comes with the machine since it does curl up into a mess.
This thing literally turned my black stained patio back to its original color as you can see on the attached pic. We'll see how long the pump will last but hopefully with the tips given to me by my landscaper, this machine will last a long time with routine maintenance.
April 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SorryIBoughtThis I got the lemon
Saw all the glowing reviews so against my better judgement I picked this up. I really wanted the Dewalt, but with all the reviews saying about the pumps leaking oil I went with this one.
So......this one leaked oil AND gas like crazy. IF it had managed to keep all the fluids where they belonged, I would have been happy from the few minutes I got to use it.
They will not be getting another crack at my business. Going with a machine with a Honda engine like my gut told me to all along. I may have got one of the few lemons, but all the time I had set aside to use this ended up being wasted cleaning up the mess from it. Not a Generac fan.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dlong3737 Awesome!
After renting and borrowing several other brand pressure washer, I decide to research this one. After a lengthy research, I decided to take the plunge and purchase this model. Hands down, that was the best decision I made. Ther is nothing that I have found that this machine won't clean. This machine made a deck look brand new in a little bit of time. Simple to operate, right out of the box. Cranked on the first pull every time. Spent the first day operating it non-stop through 6 tank fulls of gas without the least bit of hesitation and it performed like a beast! Generac, where have you been all my life!!!!
May 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Great Pressure Washer
I reviewed many brands and overall the Generac had the best reviews of any power washer I could find. I was pleased with the ease of set up and the features this unit had. I washed an ATV that had mud caked on for a few years and a Kubota Tractor that had a lot of mud on it. I have yet to wash my deck and my vinyl siding. But I believe from what I saw this will do a great job. I was very impressed also about how easily this started up. After I put gas and the oil in it. I pulled only once or twice and it started up. So far I am very pleased with this washer.
June 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wdrcczar Great Pressure Washer
I needed to replace my pressure washer and after a fair amount of research decided on this Generac; I have one of their portable generators that has really preformed well so I had some experience with the brand. This pressure washer performs much better than my old one and is a lot lighter as well. This machine is powerful, well balanced, easy to move around, easy to hook up and store. I am very happy with this machine.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Outstanding unit. This machine does it all!
I used to own a Craftsman electric power washer. I purchased the 3000 PSI 2.7 GPM on 1 Jul 12, Received it very fast, on the 5th, and used it today. What a difference from an electric. The power is exceptional. I cleaned a 150 ft PVC white fence with ease. Took off the mildew like butter. I also cleaned a aluminum screened in porch and my front concrete front door foyer and driveway. This unit is the Best! Easy to use, and the outcome is Beautiful! Thanks Generac! Steve from Florida.
July 6, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NotLucky Engine was making strange noise
I guess I was the lucky one with a defective engine. After a 30-minute smooth run, the engine started making a strange noise every 10 seconds. I left the washer idle for 1 complete day to see if the strange noise went away, but that was not the case. I returned it. I will go with another pressure washer brand which has a different engine brand.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by opn4bzns What a difference.
My old 1900 psi Generac Pressure Washer served me for 9 years and is still running. I saw the 3100 and after reading all the good reviews had to have one. I tried it today and it is so much better than my old one. Like driving a new quality car instead of your old clunker. I love it and will give it lots of use on my driveways, sidewalks, vinyl fences, cars, tile patios and the metal framework in my screened in pool.
November 1, 2013