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Sun Joe SPX3001 - Spec Breakdown

The Sun Joe SPX3001 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 tank0.32 gal, removable
Soap dilutionWheel
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageReel
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 14.4 x 16.5 x 33.5 in
Weight29.8 lbs
Pressure controlNo
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years
UPC810829022059

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Description

Tackle your toughest home, outdoor and auto cleaning projects with ease! The Sun Joe SPX3001 allows you to remove road tar, tree sap and insect splats from cars, grease deposits from concrete, heavy mildew, oil and rust stains, caked on mud, and other stubborn yard and garden gunk and grime. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX3001

In a nutshell, the Sun Joe SPX3001 is a medium duty 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

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The Sun Joe SPX3001 in use

The Sun Joe SPX3001

Using a 14.5 amp universal motor, its axial (wobble plate) pump delivers a pressure of up to 2030 PSI (roughly 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. Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 1798 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX3001 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 D14.4 x W16.5 x H33.5 in, the Sun Joe SPX3001 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX3001 convenience of transport.

Since the unit weighs only 29.8 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 SPX3001 in use

The Sun Joe SPX3001

The Sun Joe SPX3001's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a removable 0.32 gal tank. The detergent dilution ratio is selected manually, via a dedicated dial. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • 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

The specs of the Sun Joe SPX3001

The Sun Joe SPX3001

  • 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: With the Sun Joe SPX3001's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Sun Joe SPX3001 comes with spray gun, nozzle cleaner, power cord, wand and pressure hose.

Product Videos

The Sun Joe SPX3001'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 SPX3001 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 2030 PSI, the Sun Joe SPX3001 is one of the electric products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $120 to $150 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 SPX2680-MAX with 2050 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, the 1.76 GPM (gallons per minute) of this washer makes it one of the best performing units in terms of the delivered volume of water.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 1798 Cleaning Units of the SPX3001 rank as low. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Westinghouse ePX3050 with its 3572.8 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

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 SPX3001 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
  • Portable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Detergent dilution mechanism
  • Hose reel
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low CU for the price

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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 SPX3001 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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