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Briggs & Stratton 12" 3000 PSI Surface Cleaner

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1/4" Snap Coupler (Male)

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12 Inch Wide Surface Cleaner
Cleans flat surfaces evenly without streaking or striping
Rotating jets spin rapidly, breaks up dirt & grime

Cleans Large Projects Easily
No hard pushing or pulling; unit floats over flat surfaces
Works on patios, fences, decks, etc.

Controls Overspray
Brush skirting protects walls & flower beds

Fits Many Pressure Washers
Male quick connect fitting
For use with pressure washers up to 3000 PSI
May need an extension wand, depending on surface to be cleaned



Model
  Model Number:6178
 UPC:011675061784
 Manufacturer:Briggs & Stratton
 Rated PSI3000 PSI
 Weight:4 Lbs. (1.81 kilograms)
 Dimensions:12L x 12W x 12H
(30.48 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm)
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:90 Days
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  2 Questions
Q: Hey Bill,

I have purchased this unit and Ran into a slight problem. After some usage, the surface cleaner has stopped working/spinning. Any suggestions on what this might be?

Thanks,
Mike

by Mike from Alabama on August 13, 2013

A: This issue is more than likely due to the spray nozzles being clogged. If you remove the nozzles and clean them out from both directions, more often than not, that will resolve the problem. If the surface cleaner was used and then sat for some time, the lime/calcium build up from hard water can also cause them to clog. If this is the case, this issue could only be resolved by soaking the nozzles in white vinegar for a few hours and then rinsing them out.

If all of the above doesn’t solve the problem, then the only other option would be to replace the surface cleaner. This product comes with a 90 day warranty.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hell Bill:
Can you recommend the Briggs Straton Model 6178 surface cleaner? My gas Karcher P/Washer unit is 3000 PSI and the Karcher T350 surface cleaner is only rated to 2650 PSI.
I like the design of the Karcher T350 better but it looks like I need the Briggs rated at 3000. Would you agree?
Thanks,
Dave

by Dave on March 03, 2012

A: Yes, you are absolutely correct. The T350 is not rated high enough for your pressure washer. The surface cleaner you would want to purchase is the Briggs model 6178. The Briggs & Stratton surface cleaner will definitely be compatible with your pressure washer.
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Briggs & Stratton 6178 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Great Product (1)
I'd Buy It Again (18)
Easy To Use (17)
Price (13)
Exceeded Expectations (8)
Cons
None So Far (1)
Unreliable (4)
Durability (2)
Low Quality (2)
Expensive (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Ricky J.
New Lothrop, MI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/3/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Time Saver
I bought this surface cleaner with a pressure washer and some accessories from P.W.D. which was an easy and plesurable experience.

I have cleaned a 5000 sq. ft. cement driveway with it that hasn't been cleaned in 20 years, it looks new again. I had my neighbor come over wondering what the heck I was doing, when he saw the difference in what was done and what wasn't, his words were "Wow".

I am very pleased with the performance of this product. I used it with a Generac 2700 PSI... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Ricky Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Ricky Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I will shop here for all my Pressure Washer, Generator, and Air Compressor needs. Thank you very much."
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Nigel H.
Tyrone, GA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Works Great, But Unreliable!
I bought this thinking it would speed up the cleaning of my driveway. The first time I used it, it started leaking through the center of the spinner after about an hour. I realized I had wasted my money!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality
Nigel Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Nigel,
This unit has a 90 day Factory Warranty from the folks at Briggs and Stratton, so please give them a call, toll free, at (800) 743-4115 for repair or (most probably) replacement.

I checked our files and didn't find an order for the surface cleaner, just the replacement/extension hose- so I'm sorry I don't know exactly when your warranty expires.

It's important not to press down when using a surface cleaner- it needs to hover over the surface. Downward pressure puts strain on the swivel and allows debris to jam in the swivel and the nozzles.

We appreciate your business, and I hope I've been able to help!
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Terence M.
Gulf Breeze, FL
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Magic Wand
I have used a wand to clean a driveway and knew there had to be a better way. I bought a new pressure washer, at this site and this surface cleaner at a big box store. (It cost more than if I had bought from PWD.)

I tested out pressure washer with this attachment on my neighbors driveway. I love the pressure washer. The surface cleaner was fast compared with using a wand and does a nice job of cleaning a driveway.

On the second driveway, my Mom's, one of the jets clogged and I had... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Terence Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Terence,
The surface cleaner has a 90 day warranty thru the folks at Briggs & Stratton, even if you didn't buy if from us. You may want to give them a call at (800) 743-4115 to see if they will send you parts or replace it.

If the nozzles are getting clogged, you may be pressing down on the wand and surface cleaner- it will work better if you don't. Just let the surface cleaner float on the spray, and try to move it without pushing down.

This is also put less strain on the swivel- it will last longer, too.
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John C.
Collierville, TN
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/4/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth It's Weight In Gold
I had never used a surface cleaner prior to the B&S I had just purchased. I purchased the middle of the road one and I thought I had just won the lottery.

It would normally take me 6 to 8 hours to pressure wash my front walks and drive way. I finished this in less than 4 hours. I couldn't believe how easily it removed the dirt and mold.

The only issue I had was every once in a while one of the jets wouldn't function. This would happen after I had the system shut down to refill... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Carl K.
Blountville, TN
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/5/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Lot Faster
It works great and it is a lot faster than a pressure washer jet. It cleans a 12 inch swath just by going over the surface a couple of times.

I have a double carport with a concrete floor and a large concrete driveway. I also have concrete sidewalks and a concrete floor for my screen porch. It does an excellent job cleaning my concrete with my 2500 PSI Karcher Pressure Washer.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Fast
Carl Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Carl Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I received my shipment really fast with standard shipping."
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Dennis B.
Cary, NC
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/21/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worked Just Fine
For an economical surface cleaner this one has worked just fine.

I have cleaned a long concrete driveway and parking pad along with an entrance sidewalk that looked like it had not been done for a long time. (It's a new house purchase, so don't know the history.)

So far no problems it is attached to a Briggs and Stratton pressure washer, which I doubt matters.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None So Far
Dennis Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Dennis Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Web site met expectations and I appreciated the other reviews prior to purchasing."
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Roger S.
Rogers, AR
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/26/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surface Cleaner Great For Saving Time And Work
This surface cleaner was great in saving time and quality of work. This cleaned 5 years of use off of deck and made it look like new.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Roger Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Roger's Experience With Pressure Washers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Very pleased with the purchase, just thought that ordering the accessories with the unit would save shipping."
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Product Expert
Roger,
If you click on the Free Shipping line on any pressure washer page we explain how our shipping charges work; but here's a quick summary: Everything that ships is charged by weight. For pressure washers (and in our other stores, air compressors, generators, mowers, etc.) our customers aren't charged for the shipping on major items because we are paying for it out of our profit margin- it's a nice benefit from all the business we do. Accessories don't have that kind of leeway so we ask that our customers cover the shipping on them. For orders like yours with both a pressure washer and accessories, we cover the shipping based on the weight of the pressure washer, and figured your shipping charges based on the weight of the accessories.
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George L.
The Villages, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 1/15/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
Works great, easy to use, high quality.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Reliable
George Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jim T.
St. Marys, GA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 1/6/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy This Thing
If you have a concrete driveway you should buy this thing. It reduced my pressure washing time by at least 4x and no sore back.

I am using it with a Karcher 3050OH (3000 PSI) pressure washer. I bought both from Pressure Washers Direct - highly recommended.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Jim Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Russell B.
Titusville, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 11/24/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Product!
It used to take me hours to clean the driveway, now I can do it under an hour. Well worth the money and a money saver. I'm saving on gas and water for the reduced time and effort to perform what use to take all day to do.

I highly recommend this product!
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, Features, Reliable
Russell Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Mary M.
Flowery Branch, GA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/3/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience!
I did my research before buying and I am SO happy with the 3 items I bought.

The pressure washer, the extension wand and the surface cleaner all work together like a fine tuned machine! It made my work so much easier!!

My mildewed driveway is now CLEAN! And SO fast!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Mary Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mary Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had ordered an electric pressure washer at first, and quickly realized that I made a mistake! I really needed a gas model to work with the surface cleaner. The rep (Mike) fixed everything up on my order and got the right one shipped out to me ASAP with no glitches! VERY happy with these guys!"
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