A-iPower PWF3100YV Spec Review

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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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. (source: A-iPower (opens in a new tab))

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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, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

The A-iPower PWF3100YV in use

The A-iPower PWF3100YV

Its axial cam pump, which utilizes a 189 cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (almost 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 7440 Cleaning Units.

The Yamaha MA190 engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.48 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design, the A-iPower PWF3100YV provides great mobility. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

With a weight of 63 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 189 cc Yamaha MA190 engine and its steel frame. 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 will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


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 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • 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: Included with the A-iPower PWF3100YV are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as wand, oil, nozzle cleaner, pressure hose and spray gun.
  • 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 brick-and-mortar retailers sell this unit around $310.

  • Reaching a 3100 PSI max pressure output, the A-iPower PWF3100YV has an expected pressure value, compared to the other gas-powered units in the $300 to $400 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 with 3400 PSI.
  • This washer reaches 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute) and thus, has an average water flow compared to similarly priced devices. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 3 GPM.
  • With the PWF3100YV's 7440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning Units.

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 cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • 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.

Do you own the A-iPower PWF3100YV and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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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

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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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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