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Westinghouse WPX2600 Spec Review

The Westinghouse WPX2600 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2600 PSI and flow of 2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In a nutshell, the Westinghouse WPX2600 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
  • 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 Westinghouse WPX2600 in use

The Westinghouse WPX2600

Powered by a 161 cc (4.1 hp) engine, its aluminum axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 2600 PSI (around 43 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the Westinghouse WPX2600 has a cleaning power of 5200 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Westinghouse engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.3 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The Westinghouse WPX2600 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of L21 x W18 x H38.5 in. The strong steel tubing frame assures assembly longevity. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the WPX2600 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

With a weight of 59.5 lbs, the unit can be easily maneuvered by most users. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 161 cc Westinghouse engine and its steel tubing frame. But, as the WPX2600 does have a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

Along with the Westinghouse WPX2600 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The Westinghouse WPX2600 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 will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose (2600 PSI rating) is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included ergonomic EnduraGrasp spray gun.
  • Nozzles: The 3 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


25

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse 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 Westinghouse WPX2600

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Westinghouse WPX2600'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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Westinghouse WPX2600 comes with soap hose, pressure hose, nozzle cleaner, oil, tool kit, spray gun and funnel.
  • Emissions: The Westinghouse WPX2600 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, the sale and purchase of this pressure washer is permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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The Westinghouse WPX2600's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Westinghouse WPX2600 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Westinghouse WPX2600, a device which can produce up to 2600 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the gas-powered pressure washers in the $225-255 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the PowerStroke PS80544B with a PSI of 3100.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 2 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the PowerStroke PS80544B, which can reach up to 2.5 GPM.
  • Amongst similarly priced gas-powered devices, the 5200 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the WPX2600 rank as low. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the PowerStroke PS80544B and its 7750 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 4700 and 5800 Cleaning Units, the Westinghouse WPX2600 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
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No soap tank
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Westinghouse WPX2600 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (140°F max.)
PSI2600
GPM2
Cleaning Units5200
Engine161 cc 4.1 HP Westinghouse OHV vertical shaft
PumpHimore Axial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles0°, 25°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 21 x 18 x 38.5 in
Weight59.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, tool kit, nozzle cleaner, EnduraGrasp spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty3 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 Westinghouse

Since its founding in 1886 by George Westinghouse, the Westinghouse brand has become synonymous with electric power. With a wide-ranging product line supporting heavy industry, municipal power grids, and home appliances, the company has maintained innovation as one of its core values. Westinghouse has several partnerships and controlling stakes in media enterprises and manufacturing conglomerates worldwide, including Viacom and Electrolux. Products for the homeowner and contractor marketed under the Westinghouse brand are produced in facilities worldwide, and include outdoor power equipment such as pressure washers and portable generators.

Warranty Information

The Westinghouse WPX2600 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Westinghouse pressure washers, please consult Westinghouse's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-855-944-3571.

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