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Sun Joe SPX3000 - Spec Breakdown

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

General
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)
Features
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
Misc
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

The Sun Joe SPX3000, a medium duty pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of 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 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.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX3000 gets easily started by a simple 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.

With a weight of only 23.4 lbs, the unit is definitely easy to carry around. Its plastic frame certainly plays a key role in this light weight. To further improve its transportability and ease of use, the unit also features a set of two solid wheels.

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. The Sun Joe SPX3000 is not equipped with a soap dilution mechanism, and thus, it is up to the user to ensure the detergent’s correct dilution ratio when using it. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


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'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: 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 pressure hose, spray gun, nozzle cleaner, power cord, wand and garden hose adapter.

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, reaching a PSI of up to 2030, is one of the most powerful electric units in $100-130 price range.
  • With a water flow of up to 1.76 GPM (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the best of the above-mentioned price range, as it can deliver a high volume of water.
  • The 1798 Cleaning Units, of the SPX3000 sit at an average, in reference to other electric units 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 Ryobi RY1419MT and its 2280 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • No additional pressure control

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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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