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Greenworks GPW1702 - Spec Breakdown

The Greenworks GPW1702 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1700 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1700
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2040
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles25°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageReel
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 11.2 x 13.2 x 24 in
Weight22.8 lbs
Pressure controlNo
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 2 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year

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Description

Zoom on the Greenworks GPW1702

The Greenworks GPW1702, a light duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces

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 Greenworks GPW1702 in use

The Greenworks GPW1702

With a 13 amp motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of 1700 PSI (roughly 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer), resulting in the Greenworks GPW1702's cleaning power of 2040 Cleaning Units.

The GPW1702 is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D11.2 x W13.2 x H24 in, the Greenworks GPW1702 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the GPW1702 convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 22.8 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. A set of two solid wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The Greenworks GPW1702 in use

The Greenworks GPW1702

The Greenworks GPW1702 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 2 nozzles and a detergent addition feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the gun. However, since the Greenworks GPW1702 does not feature a soap dilution mechanism, you'll have to make sure your detergent is correctly diluted before use.
  • Pressure hose: The included 25 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 2 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 

25°

40°
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with caution

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

Some of the accessories of the Greenworks GPW1702

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Greenworks GPW1702'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).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual and documentation to get you promptly started, the Greenworks GPW1702 comes with power cord, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), wand, pressure hose and spray gun.

Product Videos

The Greenworks GPW1702's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Greenworks GPW1702 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Reaching a 1700 PSI max pressure output, the Greenworks GPW1702 has an expected pressure value, compared to the other electric units in the $80 to $110 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the WEN PW22 with 2100 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX, that can deliver up to 1.8 GPM.
  • The GPW1702 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 2040 CU (PSI x GPM). 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 Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX and its 3690 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Greenworks GPW1702 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
  • Portable
  • Hose reel
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About Greenworks

Greenworks is a subsidiary of Globe Tools Group based in Changzhou, China. Founded in 2007 with the goal of marketing powerful lithium-ion battery technology paired with outdoor power equipment, Greenworks has regional offices in the USA and in Sweden. The company uses innovative methods to produce both corded electric and battery powered tools with power ratings ranging from 24-volts to commercial-grade 82-volts. Greenworks markets to homeowners and contractors who want smarter, greener, and cleaner solutions.

Warranty Information

The Greenworks GPW1702 is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Greenworks pressure washers, please consult Greenworks' warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-90-WORKS (888-909-6757).

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