So many people find themselves with a pressure washer that has quit. After a trip to the repair shop, we all too often are told that it is too costly to repair. In most cases, the engine or electric motor is fine. It’s just the pump that needs to be replaced.
The sad news is that original pressure washer pumps can be too expensive to make it worth replacing. There’s also the labor cost to consider. Before you rush out and replace your pressure washer, consider the Homelite Universal Power Pressure washer pump. This review should be a valuable guide that could save you a lot and you may well end up with a better pressure washer than the original.
This is a 2800 PSI pressure washer pump with a rated flow rate of 2.5 Gallons per Minute (GPM). So it has a good capacity. It comes ready to install, pre-filled with oil and the mounting bolts are supplied. It has a mounting bolt spacing of 7 11/16” – 6 3/16” – 6 7/16” and fits most engines with a 7/8” shaft. Note that a ¾” shaft requires a different pump.
Compatible With Many Engine Brands and Models
The Homelite Universal Pressure Pump is compatible with a number engines, including Honda GC135; GX140 and GC160. It will also fit Briggs & Stratton as well as Kohler engines with a 7/8” shaft. Though you’ll probably find that it will fit onto most other engines with a 7/8” shaft. You may have to use spacers for some, if the shaft is too long. A thermal relief valve is included, but this will need to be installed. It is fitted on the opposite side of the inlet fitting.
I like the solid construction of this pressure washer pump. It has brass fittings and a robust pressure relief valve. The unit measures 8” X 8” X 11” and is designed for a vertical mounting position. The Homelite universal pressure washer pump weighs 6.35 pounds.
An Affordable Replacement Pump
When considering a replacement pump for your pressure washer, you may think it’s going to cost over $100. The price tag of the Homelite 2800 PSI pressure washer pump is going to come as a pleasant surprise. You’ll end up paying less than half the price of many equivalents. Even though this pump is so much cheaper, there is absolutely no indication that it won’t hold up to the more expensive alternatives.
You can install it yourself in minutes. It’s simply a matter of removing the old pump. This may require some levering, if the existing pump is jammed onto the shaft. Remember to pry it loose evenly, not just from one side. Removing your old pressure washer pump is likely to be toughest the part of the job. After that, you can easily bolt the Homelite Universal Pressure Washer Pump onto the existing flange. They call it universal for a reason, it serves as a replacement for just about any other similar pressure washer pump.
After reading a number of customer reviews on online, I’m pleased to see that most people saw improved performance after installing this pressure washer pump. That’s a statement of its own, a cheaper pump that produces a higher PSI with an improved flow rate. By anyone’s standards, this is a win – win situation.