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WEN PW22 Spec Review

The WEN PW22 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2100 PSI and flow of 1.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

Remember when your patio shined like new? Put the stains and unwanted buildup in your life under pressure with the WEN 2100 PSI Electric Pressure Washer. The 13.5-amp motor blasts up to 1.3 gallons per minute, helping you revive old walkways, furniture, decks, and more. (source: WEN (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the WEN PW22

In a nutshell, the WEN PW22 is a medium duty pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying 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

Powered by a 13.5 amp motor, its axial (wobble plate) pump can deliver a pressure of 2100 PSI (around 35 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.3 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the WEN PW22 has a cleaning power of 2730 Cleaning Units.

The PW22 is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started 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 D10.5 x W10.5 x H31 in, the WEN PW22 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the PW22 convenience of transport.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 26 lbs. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. A set of two 6" never-flat wheels also improves the ease of transport of the device.

Main Features

The WEN PW22 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a removable 0.26 gal tank. Detergent is automatically added to the water when the adjustable wand is set to low pressure mode.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 23 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a convenient hose reel, which also improves its lifespan.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook. The adjustable wand lets you adjust the spray pattern from a full fan spray (widest spray width) to a direct stream spray (narrowest spray width).

Other Features

The adjustable wand of the WEN PW22

The WEN PW22 adjustable wand

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • 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 WEN PW22 also comes with nozzle cleaner, spray gun, power cord, pressure hose and wand.

The WEN PW22's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the WEN PW22 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The WEN PW22, with a max water pressure of 2100 PSI, has one of the higher PSI values of the electric products in the $120-150 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Realm BIOP that can reach up to 2400 PSI.
  • The achievable water flow of this washer, which reaches 1.3 GPM (gallons per minute) can be described as low, compared to other devices in its price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Sun Joe SPX3001, that can deliver up to 1.76 GPM.
  • The 2730 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), of the PW22 sit at an average, in reference to other electric units of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Realm BIOP and its 3600 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 WEN PW22 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
  • Hose reel
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the WEN PW22 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2100
GPM1.3
Cleaning Units2730
Motor13.5 amp
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.26 gal, removable
NozzlesN/A
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose23 ft
Hose storageReel
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 10.5 x 10.5 x 31 in
Weight26 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀6", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, adjustable wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord
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.

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About WEN

Founded in 1951 by Nick Anton, WEN has been producing power tools for decades. Their long line of products includes bench grinders, drill presses, nailers, saws, and sanders. They also produce outdoor power equipment such as chainsaws, pressure washers, and generators. WEN helped to pioneer random orbital technology found in sanders and polishing tools. The company is headquartered outside of Chicago in Elgin, Illinois. While their products are manufactured in China, parts and stock warehouses are located in Illinois and California. Their stated goal is to assist woodworkers and artisans worldwide to achieve their wildest dreams.

Warranty Information

The WEN PW22 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 WEN pressure washers, please consult WEN's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-847-429-9263.

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