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.

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In a nutshell, the A-iPower PWF3100YV is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

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.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Yamaha MA190 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

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

Design & Handling

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

The device can be maneuvered with ease by most, since it only weighs 63 lbs. A major component of its weight are its 189 cc Yamaha MA190 engine and 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

The A-iPower PWF3100YV comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • 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 table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate 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'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, wand, pressure hose, nozzle cleaner and oil.
  • Emissions: The A-iPower PWF3100YV is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. This means that this pressure washer can be bought and sold 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 its 3100 PSI max pressure output, the A-iPower PWF3100YV is in the expected pressure range, for gas-powered units in the $300-400 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Westinghouse WPX3400 with 3400 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer, which can reach 2.4, can be considered in the average. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Predator 3100, with a GPM of 2.8.
  • In comparison to other gas-powered units of similar price, the 7440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the PWF3100YV are average. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Predator 3200 and its 8960 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 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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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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