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Generac 2800 PSI (Gas - Cold Water) Pressure Washer

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Grade
Style
Water Pressure
2800
PSI
Water Flow
2.5
GPM
Cleaning Speed
7000
Cleaning Units
Engine
Generac
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Powerful 196cc Generac OHV Engine
Smooth running & easy to start
Easily handles most tasks around the house

High Performance 2.5 GPM Axial Cam Pump
Easily accessible- no more kneeling to attach hoses

Handy, Maneuverable Cart With Spray Gun Holster
Engine & pump are perfectly balanced & easy to move
Large wheels take on varied terrain

Ergonomic Generac Spray Gun With Lance
Soft grip & easy-pull inverted fulcrum trigger reduces fatigue

4 Quick Connect Nozzle Tips
0°, 25°, 40°, & soap applicator shape the water for varied tasks

On-Board Detergent Tank
Conveniently holds 3/4 gallon of pressure washer-safe detergent
No more sloppy detergent buckets to haul around

Unique Foot Rest
Stabilizes the unit during start-up

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Model
  Model Number:6596
 UPC:696471065961
 Manufacturer:Generac
Engine
 Engine Brand:Generac
 Starter:Recoil
 HP/CC196 cc
 Fuel Tank Size3.8 quarts
Pump
 Pump Brand:AR
 Pump Type:Axial Cam
 Adjustable Pressure:No
 Chemical Injection:Single Detergent Tank
 Detergent Tank Capacity:3 qts.
Housing
 Frame Type:2-Wheel Cart
 Wheels:NeverFlat
Hose
 Hose Length:25 ft
 Hose Material:PVC/Plastic
 Hose Diameter:1/4 Inch
 Hose Connections:M22
Spray Gun
 Spray Gun Connection:M22
 Spray Gun Grade:Residential
 Spray Gun Wand:Single Wand
 Spray Tips:Quick Connect Tips (4)
 Turbo Nozzle:Sold Separately
Overview
 Weight:63.5 Lbs. (28.80 kilograms)
 Dimensions:23.3L x 16W x 40.5H
(59.18 x 40.64 x 102.87 cm)
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:2 Years

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  4 Questions
Q: You mentioned using a Briggs turbo spray tip on the Generac model 6596 in order to have a "5 in 1" tip. which one would work for the 2800PSI The chart has 2500PSI and 3000PSI?
by Fred from West Virginia on November 07, 2014

A: You could use the 5 in 1 tip with your unit. The Briggs model 6197 would match up perfectly with the Generac 6598 model. However, the 5 in 1 tip has nothing to do with a turbo nozzle. The 5 in 1 tip connects to the end of the wand and replaces the colored spray tips. It allows you to adjust the spray fan without switching out the tip. A turbo nozzle would connect in the same place. It takes the pencil sharp high pressure spray, and rotates it at approximately 3600 RPM. This gives you a 5-7" high pressure cleaning swath, allowing you to complete jobs in 50% of the time than using the red tip.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Mike, we have two old washers, but want to get one new one. Trying to decide between two at Lowes. Generac 2800psi or Troy built 2800psi Briggs & Stratton. Complaints In the reviews, the Troy had a small fuel tank and the hose connections were tight quarters. The Generac someone complained it didn't have a plate with the model or serial # so he couldn't find a parts listing on line. He may be right. The model # at Lowes is 6549 but it doesn't come up on Generacs web. I would like to get the Generac but I want to able to get parts too. Will that be a problem ?
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by DAVID E SPEELMAN from Ohio on July 27, 2014

A: I do not sell or specialize in parts here. Also, Lowes gets different products then dealers like my self. You should reach out to Generac with your concerns about Lowes products. If you are looking to purchase a model from us, we offer free shipping and no sales tax here at Pressurewashersdirect.com
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: In what ways is the Briggs and stratton 2800psi washer better than the Generac 6596. I would like a washer that I could put extension rods on to wash my house. Are they both able to install rods on the handle? I just need a washer around my house to do little jobs but I would like it to last more than a couple years. Are both pumps the same quality? Thanks
by Craig Lapp from Pennsylvania on June 05, 2014

A: Here is the listing for 2800 PSI Pressure Washers. You can look at up to 4 pressure washers side by side by clicking the Compare boxes on the left side of the screen. That way you can easily decide which features appeal to you most.

Both units use M22 connectors, so a Telescoping Wand or Extension Wand will work.

The folks at Generac have put some of their units on sale for the next 9 days, so you can get more bang for your buck.

Since you're looking to keep the unit for a long time, you could also use the Service Locator to find out which brand has the easiest access to Factory Service in your area- in the long run that convenience could outweigh the small price difference.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: What are the pump pistons made of?
by B Wheeler from Ohio on June 04, 2014

A: This unit comes with an axial cam pump. The pistons are made of metal (usually an aluminum alloy) for strength without excess weight.

You usually won't find ceramic or ceramic-coated pistons until you get into units with triplex plunger pumps.

I hope this helps- we appreciate your interest in Pressure Washers Direct!
by Mike, Product Expert
Generac 6596 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
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I'd Buy It Again (32)
Easy To Use (29)
Price (26)
Cons
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92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
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Total Reviews
117 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2796 Helpful Votes
Pressure Washers Direct Recommended

Generac is known for quality power equipment, and this unit is no exception. The engine is a robust 196cc, and it has a durable AR brand axial cam pump.

The frame on this unit is a very well thought out design with the consumer in mind. It's balanced and easy to maneuver, with an easily accessible detergent tank at the bottom.

The 6596 has a vertical frame design to reduce storage space, but uses a horizontally-shafted engine and pump for extra durability.

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Constantine V.
East Norwich, NY
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/10/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
81 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Power Washer At A Great Price
For the price this power washer model is simply fabulous. It started immediately and right out of the box.

Its performance in cleaning the hard to remove dirt encrusted on cement pavers was a breeze. The features were many and most impressive.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Constantine Recommends This Generac Product
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Lorene B.
Toledo, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/25/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
47 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worked One Time Only
I called Generac service and they told me that I had to take it in to the repair shop which I did. I was called an told that it was fixed so I went to pick it up. When I got there the serviceman told me that he called Generac and they said they wouldn't cover it and claimed the powerwasher had been knocked over which never happened. I live alone and am the only one who handled the machine and I know it was never knocked over.

He also told me that they had 3 other Generac powerwashers... more
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Lorene,
I understand how the repair person's comments must have upset you. Maybe I can help...

If the unit was tipped over during shipping (which isn't supposed to happen, but sometimes does) oil can leak and coat the air filter and spark plug, preventing the engine from starting. This would be considered shipping damage, and isn't covered by any brand's Factory Warranty. It must be reported very soon after the unit is delivered, or the shipping company won't accept the claim.

If it started once and ran perfectly, then wouldn't run again there are a couple things that could be wrong. The easiest is that the vent in the gas cap is blocked- the vapors back up, and the engine won't start. Taking the gas cap off for a couple minutes, then replacing it and trying to start the unit again can help.

You can also try squeezing the trigger and letting the water run for a bit before starting the engine. This drives all the air out of the pump and prevents vapor lock. (Air in the pump makes the engine very hard to turn over.)

Usually we can step in and help during the first 30 days you have the unit. We are past that time frame, but we'd still like to see if we can help. If you would please send us a copy of your invoice (I'll email our fax number to you directly) I will be happy to see what we can do.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for your disappointment and inconvenience.
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John P.
Montreal, AL
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Machine For The Money
So far i am happy with this machine, seems very well built. See my walk around video here.
John Recommends This Generac Product
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David
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 12/24/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built
This unit is very well built. All components fit well and are packaged well. Goes together easily with minimum tools. I have not had a chance to use it due to the cold weather. With the Generac name, I am confidant it will be a good performer.
David Recommends This Generac Product
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Rayburn Hightower
Dodson, TX
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 11/29/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product At A Great Price
Added oil and gas and the washer started on the second pull. Ran like a champ. Weather has been cold (highs in the 40's), so I have only used it a couple of times but it appears to be a keeper. The 2800 psi and different nozzles are going to save me a lot of time and effort cleaning up my mower deck underside next spring.

Larger fuel tank holds enough to clean a large patio and a couple of cars with fuel left. Small deals like a easy access fuel cutoff switch is handy as I like to run the... more
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Francis
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 12/20/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Used this for two days cleaning the the grime and mildew out of the gutters on my house. Bought an extension for the wand and it helped make this job more manageable.

I had to fiddle a bit with the soap pick up, but usually worked fine. Just getting the tubing set right. Wish it had an easier way to empty out the soap solution that is not used when the job is complete.
Francis Recommends This Generac Product
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Pete M.
Knoxville, TN
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/26/14
Total Helpful Votes
37 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For The Money
Totally happy in every aspect, except that one should know that if the unit does not start on the first pull, it can create a lot of pressure in the engine/crank making it impossible to pull the starter cord (feels like the engine has seized up or something). Simply pulling the trigger on the wand will release any built up pressure allowing for an easy start.

This is noted in the owners guide, but was a bit obscure and I missed it. My bad, but for a while, I was thinking that the unit was... more
Pros: Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Pete Recommends This Generac Product
Pete's Experience With Pressure Washers Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mike was responsive and so was customer service when I called them. Great prices, too!"
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Brad A.
Forks, WA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/8/14
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product!!
I've pressure washed 2 metal shops, 2 decks, 2 porches, 1 side walk, and 4 sections of plastic docks at our lake property. The metal shops look brand new. The pressure washer did a great job on the metal. Our docks are a off white and they look brand new except where the water line had stained the plastic.

All in all I am very pleased with the 2800, I would question myself as to purchasing the 3100, if it would help me on the high pitches of the metal shops from ground level, without... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Reliable, Easy To Store
Brad Recommends This Generac Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Brad,
To reach a bit higher without spending a lot for a telescoping wand you might want to try this 2nd Story Soap & Rinse Nozzle Set. They snap right into the quick-connect fitting on your spray wand and throw the water a bit farther than standard nozzles.

You could add another 25 feet of extension high pressure hose without much of a drop in water power; just make sure it has M22 connectors to match your existing hose. Just click on this link to our High Pressure Hose page, click on View All, then click on the "Select Hose Connection" filter and choose M22 to see what we have available.

A quick reminder- extension hoses will have an adaptor to link 2 hoses together; a replacement hose will not have that adaptor- please make sure the hose you select says "Extension" or "Replacement/Extension" in the title.
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Charles F.
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/24/14
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value In This Pressure Washer
I bought this PW mainly to clean and prep my stamped concrete patio for sealing. Bought this unit on sale and have yet to see it anywhere else even close to the price I paid.

Very easy to start and operate. Have now used it for several tasks and it never disappoints. So far so good - thanks!
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Charles Recommends This Generac Product
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Kevin P.
Worcester, MA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/1/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Runs Great
I did my homework before purchasing this washer. I would recommend this power washer to anyone.

Runs great, performs like a commercial washer, is easy to operate and store. High quality with great features and very powerful.

I washed my entire house, which is sided, and the spray cleaned the windows on my second story with ease.

Very happy with this power washer!!!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Features
Kevin Recommends This Generac Product
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David P.
Centereach, NY
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/24/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generac 2800
Used the machine first time today. It started up on the first pull which was unexpected. It ran well and the accessories i.e. nozzle tips covered the gamut of what a home owner would use. I power washed my house and two decks in about 2/3 the time I did with the electric Power washer I had before. It gave up the ghost after about 15 years and I could not find another electric that wasn't all plastic so I opted for a gas one. The Generac offered the best quality vs price and I wasn't... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
David Recommends This Generac Product
David's Experience With Pressure Washers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Rapid service and received in excellent condition"
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