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Briggs & Stratton 12" 3000 PSI Surface Cleaner

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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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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
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 (16)
Easy To Use (15)
Price (12)
Light Weight (7)
Cons
None So Far (1)
Unreliable (4)
Durability (2)
Low Quality (2)
Expensive (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Rex
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/6/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific Accessory For The Homeowner
I must admit that I was skeptical about the B&S 12" Surface Cleaner, but WOW was I surprised.

I just cleaned a 20x30' concrete patio and 60 feet of sidewalk in a couple of hours (time includes a short "Senior" break, lol ). The surfaces went from a dingy, yellow-gray with stains, to an almost-new concrete color. All I did was push it around slowly and the job was done.

Unfortunately, my wife has now added more areas to my list :). Very good buy with excellent... more
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Chan S.
Savannah, GA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/18/13
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Frustrated
When I purchased the unit I was excited to get the job done in record time. Early on the washer worked great, but later the head would turn very slow creating extra work- even worse.

I have tried to get Customer Support with no luck- very frustrated.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price
Cons: Unreliable
Chan Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Chan,
The good news is since your surface cleaner was only delivered on 8/22 it is still covered by the 90 day Factory Warranty. You didn't mention how you tried to reach the folks at Briggs & Stratton, but I'd suggest calling them directly, toll free, at (800) 743-4115.

In the meantime, sometimes the issue is the spray nozzles are clogged. If you remove the nozzles and clean them out from both directions that may resolve the problem.

The swivel could also be gummed up- a drop or two of machine oil or WD40 may help it to spin freely again.

If the folks at Briggs & Stratton need a copy of your invoice, just click on My Account in the upper right corner of our website and follow the prompts to print one out.
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William C.
Melbourne, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/7/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Item!
I was wary when I purchased it ... even after reading the reviews. Would it be worth the $$?

I started cleaning my sidewalk with the regular pressure washer. It did a good job, but it took me a while to complete.

Then I tried my new surface cleaner. Easy to connect. Easy to use. Made quick and light work of the remainder of the sidewalk area. It ranks very high on my list of one of the best investments/purchases I ever made.

This baby will save me lots of time ... and do a... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Fast, Light Weight, Easy To Use
William Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Joe C.
Ocoee, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/9/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Was So Amazed
I received my B&S 12" washer and started on my 6 car drive way and 135' walkway the next day. It took me 1 1/2 hours. I was so amazed. I could not stop.

Neighbors are watching, and soon are asking questions. I just smiled. This is one of my least expensive tools, that now sits on the top shelf of all my trophies.

Oh yes! Driveway looks great. I highly recommend this tool.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Price
Joe Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Grady M.
Matthews, NC
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/19/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than I Thought
I bought the small cleaner (cheaper) thinking it may not work as advertised. I got it hooked up and it worked way better than I could have hoped for. I even had the wife try it and she liked using it. If I replace it in the future I'll get the larger model to speed the process even more. The driveway looks like new, even took some rust stains out with just water!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Grady Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Shawn E.
Concord, NC
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/15/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surface Cleaner Is Worth The Purchase
Just cleaned a large drive and sidewalk area that had 15+ years of dirt. The surface cleaner did a great job and decreased the time needed to do the job.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Shawn Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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D.w.
Belmont, NC
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/11/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cleaning Driveway & Walks.
Worked great for driveway & walks which were untouched for about ten years. Looks great now & took less time than I figured it would.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Great Product
D.w. Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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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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Ricky J.
New Lothrop, MI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/3/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
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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Dan S.
Mequon, WI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/1/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Great Tool At A Great Price!
I had my doubts when I saw this surface cleaner on your website. But when I read all the good reviews it had, I figured I would give it a try. Boy we're they right!

Right out of the the box and hooked up to my Simpson 3000 psi. pressure washer this tool proved to be a great accessory that anyone who has a pressure washer should have one of these cleaners. And at this price you can't go wrong.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price
Dan Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Dan Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I always tell anyone who's looking for pressure washers and accessories that they should get them from Pressure Washers Direct. You guys have great products at great prices, bar none!"
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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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