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WEN PW3100 Spec Review

The WEN PW3100 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $358.83 - November 22, 2020
  • $359.55 - September 29, 2020
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Since: September 29, 2020
  • Highest Price: $359.55 - September 29, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $358.83 - November 22, 2020

Description

Remember when your driveway wasn’t covered with a layer of dirt and grime? The WEN 3100 PSI Pressure Washer blasts away unwanted filth to bring back the clean and pristine surface hiding underneath. (source: WEN (opens in a new tab))

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The WEN PW3100, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The WEN PW3100's axial cam pump, powered by a powerful 208 cc engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (approximately 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The WEN PW3100 thus has a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.9 gallon.

Design & Handling

The WEN PW3100 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D26 x W19.5 x H39.5 in. The strong steel frame assures assembly longevity. The rubber-padded handle adds to the PW3100 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Weighing 67 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. Its 208 cc engine and steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. The PW3100 can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The WEN PW3100 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a 0.25 gal tank. The WEN PW3100 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. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: The 30 ft ⌀5/16" 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 stainless steel wand can be easily 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

The specs of the WEN PW3100

The WEN PW3100

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with WEN PW3100's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: Included with the WEN PW3100 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 wand, nozzle cleaner, spray gun and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The WEN PW3100 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

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The WEN PW3100's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the WEN PW3100 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 3100 PSI, the WEN PW3100 finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $300 and $400. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 with 3400 PSI.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 2.5 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, with a GPM of 3.
  • With the PW3100's 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 9900 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the WEN PW3100 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism

Do you own the WEN PW3100 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3100
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7750
Engine208 cc 4-stroke OHV
PumpGeneral Pump Axial Cam
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.25 gal
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose30 ft, ⌀5/16
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 26 x 19.5 x 39.5 in
Weight67 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, stainless steel wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
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 PW3100 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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