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Westinghouse WPX2800 Spec Review

The Westinghouse WPX2800 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2800 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • Lowest Price: $302.99 - September 28, 2020

Description

Zoom on the Westinghouse WPX2800

In a nutshell, the Westinghouse WPX2800 is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer that allows:

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

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

Power

The Westinghouse WPX2800 in use

The Westinghouse WPX2800

Its aluminum axial cam pump, which utilizes a 173 cc (5 hp) engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 2800 PSI (almost 47 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 6440 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Westinghouse engine.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.3 gallon.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of L24 x W19.5 x H41.5 in, the Westinghouse WPX2800 provides great mobility. The robust steel tubing frame guarantees longevity of the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the WPX2800 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Weighing 64 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. Its 173 cc Westinghouse engine and steel tubing frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Since the WPX2800 has a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

Along with the Westinghouse WPX2800 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a 1 gal tank. It must be noted that the Westinghouse WPX2800 doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose (2800 PSI rating), which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included ergonomic EnduraGrasp spray gun.
  • Nozzles: The 4 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


15°

40°

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

Some of the accessories of the Westinghouse WPX2800

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Westinghouse WPX2800 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and 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 Westinghouse WPX2800 also comes with nozzle cleaner, oil, pressure hose, tool kit, spray gun and funnel.
  • Emissions: The Westinghouse WPX2800 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. This means that this pressure washer can be bought and sold in each of the 50 states, including California.

Product Video

The Westinghouse WPX2800's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Westinghouse WPX2800 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Westinghouse WPX2800 and its 2800 PSI, ranks amongst gas-powered pressure washers with a comparably low pressure output, considering the units that cost between $300 and $400. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 that can reach up to 3400 PSI.
  • This washer, with a GPM of 2.3 (gallons per minute) has a somewhat lower water flow value compared to devices in its price range. 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 Lifan LFQ3370, with 3 GPM.
  • The WPX2800 has 6440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), which can be considered low in comparison to other gas-powered devices of this price. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Lifan LFQ3370 and its 9900 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6000 and 6500 Cleaning Units, the Westinghouse WPX2800 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
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Westinghouse WPX2800 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.)
PSI2800
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6440
Engine173 cc 5 HP Westinghouse OHV vertical shaft
PumpHimore Axial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 24 x 19.5 x 41.5 in
Weight64 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, tool kit, nozzle cleaner, EnduraGrasp spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 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 WPX2800 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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