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NorthStar 1571101 - Spec Breakdown

The NorthStar 1571101 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1700 PSI and flow of 1.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $899.99 - January 6, 2022
  • $839.99 - January 4, 2022
  • $899.99 - November 11, 2021
  • $799.99 - August 7, 2021
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Since: August 7, 2021
  • Highest Price: $899.99 - November 11, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $799.99 - August 7, 2021

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (165°F max.)
PSI1700
GPM1.5
Cleaning Units2550
Motor15 amp
PumpGeneral Pump EVO-0 Triplex
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution15:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 40.3 x 26 x 23.8 in
Weight91 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 36 ft GFCI power cord, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
Warranty10 years

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Description

Zoom on the NorthStar 1571101

In a nutshell, the NorthStar 1571101 is a light duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

Powered by a 15 amp motor, its triplex pump can deliver a pressure of 1700 PSI (around 28 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the NorthStar 1571101 has a cleaning power of 2550 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the 1571101 is started simply by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 36 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the NorthStar 1571101 grants mobility and stability to the unit. Its sturdy steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

This model weighs 91 lbs. For this reason, it cannot be called lightweight and thus, carrying and transporting it might be somewhat challenging. A key role in its final weight is played by its motor, the triplex pump and steel frame. However, the unit’s two 10" never-flat wheels are crucial to its maneuverability, since they provide a smooth method of manipulation on the job.

Main Features

Along with the NorthStar 1571101 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The detergent is diluted with a 15:1 ratio by the NorthStar 1571101's automatic soap dilution mechanism. 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 high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • 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 4 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse 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 specs of the NorthStar 1571101

The NorthStar 1571101

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: The NorthStar 1571101 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: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the NorthStar 1571101 also comes with spray gun, soap hose, oil, wand, pressure hose and power cord.

The NorthStar 1571101's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the NorthStar 1571101 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The NorthStar 1571101 and its 1700 PSI, ranks amongst electric pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $890 and $1400. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the NorthStar 1571103 with 3000 PSI.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the NorthStar 1571103, which can reach up to 2.5 GPM.
  • The 1571101's Cleaning Units, 2550 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. 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 NorthStar 1571103 and its 7500 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the NorthStar 1571101 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Triplex pump
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • 10 year (limited) warranty
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About NorthStar

The NorthStar brand of outdoor power equipment is owned and distributed by the Northern Tool company, which was founded in 1981 in Minnesota, USA. The brand includes log splitters, generators, pressure washers, and air compressors. Though many of the components are manufactured in Northern Tool’s factory in China, NorthStar pressure washers are engineered, assembled, and tested in America, and powered by Honda engines. They include hot water, cold water, and soft-wash systems, along with many accessories. NorthStar brand products make up a large percentage of Northern Tool's product line.

Warranty Information

The NorthStar 1571101 is covered under a warranty for up to 10 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of NorthStar pressure washers, please contact the NorthStar Customer Support: 1-800-270-0810.

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