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Sun Joe SPX3000 - 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Sun Joe SPX3000 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2030 PSI and flow of 1.76 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)2030/1450
GPM (max/rated)1.76/1.24
Cleaning Units1798
Motor14.5 amp, universal
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank2x 0.24 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 15.6 x 13.5 x 33.9 in
Weight23.4 lbs
Pressure controlNo
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, garden hose adapter, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years
UPC856890003733

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Description

THIS ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER GETS YOUR DIRTY WORK DONE. The Sun Joe SPX3000 pressure washer delivers it all to tackle a variety of cleaning tasks: homes, buildings, RV’s, cars, trucks, boats, decks, driveways, patios, lawn equipment, and more. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX3000

In summary, the Sun Joe SPX3000 is a medium duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Sun Joe SPX3000 in use

The Sun Joe SPX3000

Its axial (wobble plate) pump, which utilizes a 14.5 amp universal motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 2030 PSI (almost 34 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.76 GPM. These are the maximum values that the washer can reach only under specific conditions. Under typical load, working pressure is 1450 PSI and rated flow is 1.24 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 1798 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX3000 is started simply 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 D15.6 x W13.5 x H33.9 in, the Sun Joe SPX3000 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX3000 convenience of transport.

Since the unit weighs only 23.4 lbs, it is very easily carried around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two solid wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX3000 in use

The Sun Joe SPX3000

The Sun Joe SPX3000 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Two different detergent solutions can be used to match your needs, thanks to a dual soap tank system. Each tank has a capacity of 0.24 gal. As the Sun Joe SPX3000 doesn’t include a soap dilution mechanism, the user must provide a correctly diluted detergent before proceeding to use it. Whenever a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent is automatically added to the water.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.


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

Some of the accessories of the Sun Joe SPX3000

Some of the included accessories

  • 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 Sun Joe SPX3000 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).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Sun Joe SPX3000 also comes with power cord, pressure hose, wand, garden hose adapter, spray gun and nozzle cleaner.

Product Videos

The Sun Joe SPX3000's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Sun Joe SPX3000 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Sun Joe SPX3000, with a max water pressure of 2030 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the electric products in the $100-130 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX4003-ULT with 2200 PSI.
  • The water flow of this washer, which reaches up to 1.76 GPM (gallons per minute) is one of the higher values found in the above-mentioned price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX, which can reach up to 1.8 GPM.
  • The SPX3000 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 1798 CU. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the WEN PW1900 and its 3200 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX3000 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Two distinct soap tanks
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX3000 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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About Sun Joe

Sun Joe is the brand that the parent Snow Joe Company uses to market its line of summertime outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1994 in Edison, NJ, Snow Joe + Sun Joe has consistently supplied do-it-yourselfers with quality corded electric and battery-powered tools for home and gardening needs. The company strives to be ecologically friendly and prides itself on innovation and low-cost solutions. Their range of products includes snow throwers, lawn mowers, pressure washers, and trimmers. The design team is located in Carlstadt, NJ, while the manufacturing facilities are located in China, India, Taiwan, Japan, as well as in the USA.

Warranty Information

The Sun Joe SPX3000 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 Sun Joe pressure washers, please consult Sun Joe's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-SNOWJOE (866-766-9563).

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    Excellent machine for the price

    + PROS: Easy to handle. Does an acceptable joy on most projects. The different nozzles are a plus. Very convenient to use when you don't want to pull out the big gas pressure washer. Heavy-duty high-pressure hose.
    - CONS: Wish the high-pressure hose was longer
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