Sun Joe SPX4001 Review – Here Are The Important Aspects Of The Electric Pressure Washer

Sun Joe SPX4001 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5 Amp Electric Pressure Washer

If you are trying to buy a new electric pressure washer for home use, the Sun Joe SPX4001 can be a good choice. Sun Joe is known for their quality outdoor tools and this product holds up to that. This Sun Joe SPX4001 Review will try showing the positives and negatives of the affordable electric unit.

This Pressure Washer from Sun Joe operates using a 1800W motor. You can plug it to a standard 110 volt outlet. Unlike most of the electric power washers out there, the SPX4001 features dual power level. In a bit more detail, it lets you choose from two cleaning options (1450 PSI and 2030 PSI). Maximum water flow is 1.76 GPM. Generally, machines with 3,600 – 4,400 Cleaning Unit (CU) rating are very capable for cleaning siding, decks, and most residential jobs.

Carton contents include trigger gun, spray wand, five quick-connect nozzles, high-pressure hose, and garden hose adapter (female coupler). With the variety of spray tips and two speed settings, the Sun Joe SPX4001 is ready to handle various applications. For gentle cleaning, you can use the 40 deg wide-spray tip nozzle. The 25 deg fan-tip nozzle is designed for all-purpose cleaning. For tougher jobs such as removing oil stains, opt for the 15 deg fan-tip nozzle. The 0 deg intense-jet nozzle is perfect for spot cleaning.

As you know, some cleaning tasks cannot be solved with water alone. For low-pressure detergent application, you can install the soap nozzle on the spray wand. Detergent tank capacity is 54 fl oz (1.6 l), which is large. The model SPX3001, for instance, is fitted with a smaller 1.2-liter detergent tank. There is a dial to control the detergent flow when in use. The hose that comes with this machine is 20 ft (6 m) long. A 25 ft extension hose is available for this product. Power cord is over 30 feet long.

The Sun Joe SPX4001 comes equipped with a micro-switch that senses water flow in the pump. When you release the trigger, the motor turns off and water stops flowing through the pump. Supposedly, this will prolong the life of the pump and reduce energy consumption. In terms of safety, a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) is built into the plug of the power-supply cord. A thermal sensor protects the motor against overloading. The safety lock on the trigger handle prevents you from operating the washer accidentally.

Assembled dimensions are 21.2″ Length x 19.33″ Width x 36.64″ Height. With the engine mounted low on the frame, it features a stable design. At 32.4 lbs, it is a bit heavier than the rest of the SPX Series. However, the difference in weight is not significant. The onboard hose reel does contribute to the extra weight of this electric power washer. The handle is not foldable. That said, the washer can be disassembled into two parts (upper handle frame + hose reel assembly and lower handle + pressure washer assembly) to save space.

At this time of writing, the Sun Joe SPX4001 scores 4.1 stars out of 5 on Amazon. Most of the customers seem very satisfied with its performance. Customer feedback indicates that it is easy to set up and easy to use. Inevitably, as with any product, a number of criticisms have also been voiced by the customers.

One complaint that has been made about this washer relates to its hose reel. Reportedly, it is flimsy. Customers wish it were sturdier for easier cranking. If you do not really need this feature, then you may wish to consider the cheaper model SPX4000 that comes without the reel. They are similar in many respects.

Despite having a few downsides, most of the customer reviews have been positive. A gas pressure washer of not less than 2500 PSI serves as an ideal machine for larger jobs such as cleaning the second story of your house. However, 2000 PSI is definitely on the strong side for an electric power washer. The Pressure Select Technology brings more flexibility.

Construction, though not the best, seems good. The SPX unit uses a wobble-plate piston pump. The life span of the pump is around 300 to 500 hours. This affordable electric unit is backed up with a two-year warranty, which gives you confidence when buying this product. Whether or not it is the right machine for you, it really comes down to your needs. But if you are looking for a medium electric pressure washer, then this one is worth a try.