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Sun Joe SPX4601 Spec Review

The Sun Joe SPX4601 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2300 PSI and flow of 1.1 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Sun Joe SPX4601 2300PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX4601 2300PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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  • $299.00 - October 25, 2020
  • $307.97 - October 20, 2020
  • $299.00 - October 2, 2020
  • $311.00 - October 1, 2020
  • $299.00 - September 22, 2020
  • $305.48 - September 21, 2020
  • $293.48 - July 27, 2020
  • $285.98 - June 19, 2020
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Since: June 19, 2020
  • Highest Price: $311.00 - October 1, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $285.98 - June 19, 2020

Description

Fight back against dirt debris with SPX4601 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure from SUN JOE® — the latest eco-friendly, electric grime fighter. Tackle your toughest home, outdoor and auto cleaning tasks with the powerful 14.5-amp induction motor, designed to last longer, run quieter, and work cooler than traditional universal motors. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))
Note: Sun Joe claims that this unit provides 3000 PSI and 1.3 GPM. In fact, the stated PSI value is only at the initial trigger pull, while the stated GPM value is with a nozzle opened to the lowest pressure. Under a typical load, the working pressure is 2300 PSI and the flow is 1.1 GPM.

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX4601

In summary, the Sun Joe SPX4601 is a medium duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Sun Joe SPX4601 in use

The Sun Joe SPX4601

Using a 14.5 amp motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of up to 2300 PSI (roughly 38 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.1 GPM. Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 2530 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX4601 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

The Sun Joe SPX4601 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D23.5 x W18.5 x H35.4 in. Its sturdy metal frame provides longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the SPX4601 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Since the unit weighs only 45.4 lbs, it is very easily carried around. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 9.4" wheels.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX4601'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 storage is ensured by a removable 1 gal tank. The detergent dilution ratio can be manually selected, using a dial. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • 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 convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 



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 SPX4601

The Sun Joe SPX4601

  • 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 SPX4601'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: Included with the Sun Joe SPX4601 are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as pressure hose, wand, nozzle cleaner, spray gun and power cord.

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The Sun Joe SPX4601'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 SPX4601 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Sun Joe SPX4601, which can reach up to 2300 PSI, has one of the highest pressure outputs of the electric units that cost between $220 and $330.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 1.1 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX9004-PRO, with 1.8 GPM.
  • Reaching up to 2530 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the SPX4601 is one of the more efficient amongst its similarly priced peers. 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 Kärcher K5 Premium and its 2800 Cleaning Units.
According to our stats, the following comparison is pretty popular: Sun Joe SPX4601 vs Sun Joe SPX4600.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX4601 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:
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Detergent dilution mechanism
  • Hose reel
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX4601 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2300
GPM1.1
Cleaning Units2530
Motor14.5 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FrameMetal
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 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. 23.5 x 18.5 x 35.4 in
Weight45.4 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀9.4"
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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 SPX4601 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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