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My new Honda GCV190 powered pressure washer arrived last week. Poured in about 12 ounces of oil to the full mark, so it already had some in it. Installed an hour meter on the fan shroud. The GCV190 started right up and did a great, quiet job! Practiced on the granite steps and patio/walkway and then hit a foundling HRM215 mower with it. What a difference!


Then, on to the deck! I'm loving this refurbished PW. For $280 and free shipping, I think it's a pretty great deal. 2.2 hours of runtime so far, so almost half way to the break-in oil change.


That's my wife's comment below...
 
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Tabora, aren't these the handiest things?
They sure are! I had a Kärcher electric one that was only in the mid-teens PSI range, but I loaned it out years ago (and can't remember to whom) and never got it back; hence this new one. The much higher 2800-3200 PSI this one generates (depending on nozzle angle) is a huge improvement, too.
Does the engine has an adjustable throttle?
The GCV190 does not have a manual throttle in this application. It is governed and idles down when not discharging water, though.
 

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The accessory tray on my "Murray" PW was received damaged, and I just received a prompt replacement from Briggs & Stratton customer service. I now have a "Craftsman" PW!!! This tray can also hold all 5 of the nozzles. Very pleased with the customer service response.
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I feel that sears brands -Craftsman; Kenmore- were top shelf. Same for Sears customer service. I believe this was reflected by decades of Consumer Reports testing and surveys.
I, too, have an older Craftsman PW. Has a B&S 7.5 hp and Annovi Reverberi 3100 psi/3 gpm pump.
Bought it on clearance for mid-300's.
Wonderfully useful.
 

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I wasn't able to finish the end of my cottage deck last year because firewood was stacked there... Touched up that last little bit of the project yesterday; now it matches the rest!

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I "resurrected" our 2005 Troy-Bilt 2200 PSI power washer recently. In 2014 I replaced the bad pump with an AR 2400 PSI pump for less than $100 and a replacement carburetor in 2016, $22, for the the 4.5HP B&S flat head engine. Didn't run it since then. Tried starting it, of course it won't start. Took the B&S plastic carb off and found the the Berryman's 12 I added 6 years ago to the gas melted the diaphragm between the carb and the fuel tank. Got a new diaphragm and gaskets, cleaned the carb and it runs great now for a 16 year old pressure washer, like new. The wife cleaned the wood deck and now the 33 year old deck looks great and she's happy :cool:.
 

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I have the GCV160 Honda engine in my Ryobi power washer. I've had to clean the carb only once since getting it in 2016. Power washers are awesome. Reminds me, I need to clean my driveway.
 
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