A-iPower PWF3100YV - Spec Breakdown

The A-iPower PWF3100YV is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold
PSI3100
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7440
Engine189 cc Yamaha MA190 4-stroke OHC
PumpAxial Cam
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Unknown
Weight63 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty2 years

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Description

The A-iPower 3100 PSI Cold Water Gas Pressure Washer powered by a Yamaha engine is perfect for all your DIY projects. Simple to use and great for cleaning decks, patios, outdoor furniture, house siding, and prepping home exteriors for painting.

Zoom on the A-iPower PWF3100YV

In summary, the A-iPower PWF3100YV is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The A-iPower PWF3100YV in use

The A-iPower PWF3100YV

Powered by a 189 cc engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3100 PSI (around 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the A-iPower PWF3100YV has a cleaning power of 7440 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Yamaha MA190 engine.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.48 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design, the A-iPower PWF3100YV offers great mobility. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

Weighing 63 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. Its 189 cc Yamaha MA190 engine and steel frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Nethertheless, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels, the PWF3100YV remains very easy to manipulate and maneuver.

Main Features

The A-iPower PWF3100YV in use

The A-iPower PWF3100YV

Along with the A-iPower PWF3100YV itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a dedicated tank. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

The nozzles of the A-iPower PWF3100YV

The A-iPower PWF3100YV nozzles

  • Onboard storage: The A-iPower PWF3100YV's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the A-iPower PWF3100YV also comes with spray gun, nozzle cleaner, wand, pressure hose and oil.
  • Emissions: The A-iPower PWF3100YV is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

The A-iPower PWF3100YV's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the A-iPower PWF3100YV compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some retailers sell this unit around $310.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 3100 PSI, the A-iPower PWF3100YV finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $275 and $400. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with 3400 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Predator 3100 has the highest GPM of 2.8.
  • As the PWF3100YV has a total of 7440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced gas-powered units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Predator 3200, which can reach up to 8960 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7000 and 7500 Cleaning Units, the A-iPower PWF3100YV is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Yamaha engine
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The A-iPower PWF3100YV doesn't have any notably low specs.

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About A-iPower

A-iPower, which stands for American Innovation, is a subsidiary of SENCI Electric Mechanical Co. Ltd. Headquartered in Ontario, California, they have an engineering office in Charlotte, NC, and technical and distribution center in Milwaukee, WI. For almost 30 years, A-iPower has been dedicated to providing excellent customer service and product solutions for a wide range of consumer and commercial power generation equipment. They offer portable generators, pressure washers, gasoline engines, and water pumps for the professional trade and homeowners.

Warranty Information

The A-iPower PWF3100YV is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of A-iPower pressure washers, please contact the A-iPower Customer Support: 1-855-888-3598.

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