It is MSV3024 and not exactly the same as the picture in the link. Appears to be a special make for Costco. The pump is not brass, looking from the outside. Just tried it, easy and powerful. Like it so far.
Dont waste your money. Its a piece of junk. I have one. Customer service is non existent. Try to find a phone #.
posted: Feb. 18, 2012 @ 8:59a
It has the Costco lifetime return policy. So not too concerned about the pump. Costco rules.
posted: Mar. 6, 2012 @ 11:22a
Competitorone said: It has the Costco lifetime return policy. So not too concerned about the pump. Costco rules.
I had a PW from Costco that failed after 2 years... Returned it when it died.
posted: Mar. 6, 2012 @ 1:35p
You are wrong about the customer service. Used it a few times works great, powerful too. Had a bad pressure hose, Called Cosco. Thay took care of it right away. They even faxed a reciete to Simpson Co, that I lost. And Simpson is sending a new hose at no cost. Best customer service I ever seen.
I bought mine at Sams club, I guess that was my mistake. I was referring to Simpson. It took much research and five weeks to have them send me a part. The part I needed was the water inlet connector, it is made of pot metal and stripped after using it four times.If you bought thru Costco I guess you are fine, but if you didnt, You will find Simpson is based in IL, and all correspondence is through e mail only,I ended up talking to some one in Kansas to get the part.And for the record, I have had many of these, and the pump is one of the cheapest I ever saw.I only bought mine because I had to finish a job when my other one failed and I am not one to buy something,use it, and then return it.
posted: Mar. 9, 2012 @ 6:29p
I got this power washer and am impressed with it so far. Have used it to remove the 3" Oregon Moss from my sidewalk and had no issues other than the wand being a little shorter than I would like. I am going to order the 50' hose so I can use it on the roof. The water inlet connector on mine is brass as well as the other connectors. It just about killed my husband for me not to take it out and use it the first day I got it but now on a sunny day....the sidewalk is free of moss.
posted: Mar. 24, 2012 @ 8:34p
Just bought this at Costco, what a deal !!!! Powerful enough to blow the concrete right off if your to close. Paid $ 299.00, I'm a general contractor and have used other machines before. Only thing I would add, the wand is a little too short. I will buy an extension and I'll be set. I love it and its gonna make me money. I charge $ 35.00 for a standard driveway, takes me less than an hour. Costco.....you Rock, lifetime return policy.
posted: Apr. 4, 2012 @ 3:42p
StNick said: Competitorone said: It has the Costco lifetime return policy. So not too concerned about the pump. Costco rules.
I had a PW from Costco that failed after 2 years... Returned it when it died. full amount refund? after two years? Wow, what a Costco rules
posted: Apr. 26, 2012 @ 3:38p
1qt. gas tank a joke. looses pressure w/50ft. hose on roof. satisfied otherwise
posted: Apr. 26, 2012 @ 8:09p
Need some help from someone with power washer knowledge. I just bought the Sams $299:
Which one of these is better? 3000psi sounds more powerful.
posted: Apr. 29, 2012 @ 1:56a
There is a $40 coupon (5/10-6/3) bringing this to $259.99.
posted: Apr. 29, 2012 @ 9:06p
I would also like to know how the Costco unit compares to the Sam's pressure washer mentioned above.
I have the Sam's unit but haven't opened it yet.
posted: Apr. 29, 2012 @ 10:10p
how do you get the coupon that far?
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posted: Apr. 30, 2012 @ 12:52p
TellyTubby said: There is a $40 coupon (5/10-6/3) bringing this to $259.99.
ok... googled a bit more... below is the link to May 10 Coupon book: Coupon Book Link
posted: May. 1, 2012 @ 7:35a
These work fine for the average homeowner for occasional use. My experience with these have shown manufacturer pump rating to be in the 50 hr range. Do the math. If that works out for ya the have at it..For light yearly cleaning (dirt, algae), no problem. You'll get your money out of it.
posted: May. 1, 2012 @ 11:09a
How does this unit compare to Sam's Blackmax? Differences would be: This unit has 3,000 psi vs 2,700 for Sam's Honda GC 190 vs GC 160 Sam's unit has detergent tank, fold down handle and multi nozzle instead of spray tips. Blackmax (Sams) has 2 year warranty; Simpson has 1 year for machine and 2 year for engine.
I'm undecided as other in the forum, which one do you guys feel is better?
posted: May. 2, 2012 @ 9:42a
By far the most important thing on a pressure washer is the pump. Engines (even cheap ones) will last a very long time as long as you take care of them...change oil, air filter, etc.
Cheap pressure washers have cheap pumps that aren't meant to be fixed, and you'll be lucky if you can actually find a replacement pump.
I realize this one is from Costco so you can always return it when it dies, but I know when I go outside with the intention of pressure washing I want the darn thing to work. If I find out its dead I dont care where I can return it to, it would just tick me off.
Also, as far as PSI goes....more important than that is the flow rate in GPM (gallons per minute). To compare apples to apples, the real measurement is "cleaning units", take the rated max PSI and multiply it by the GPM of the pump, THEN compare different models to each other based on that. 3000psi@2GPM is not as good as email@example.comGPM. Thats also why psi is a lot easier to find on a pressure washer....call it marketing, but good PWs make it easy to find both specs.
Id personally save up and get something with a CAT pump, even if its a low-end CAT pump.
posted: May. 3, 2012 @ 1:54p
I'm considering the Costco Simpson pressure washer. I only need to do my house and patio once a year or so. I figure if it breaks within a year or two i'll return it. If it lasts decent for a few years it might be worth it.
Anyone have a recommendation for a better power washer? Is The Home Depot Ridgid or Dewalt ones worthy? They are in the $500+ range I'm thinking
posted: May. 4, 2012 @ 6:48a
I bought the Simpson @ Costco 2 weeks ago. I just got the May 10 coupon book for $40 off. You bet your bottom I'll be showing up on the 10th for them to price adjust...
posted: May. 4, 2012 @ 9:04a
Are you satisfied with the machine? Would you recommenf this one versus the Blackmax from Sams?
posted: May. 4, 2012 @ 2:14p
lasuen said: Are you satisfied with the machine? Would you recommenf this one versus the Blackmax from Sams? I'm wondering the same. I think I'm going to take a chance with it for the price.
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 10:30a
Just a few comments:
I bought a Costco pressure washer several years ago. Karcher with Honda motor. Eventually, the pump went out. The engine is like new. Cost to replace the pump part only is $240.00 so a new pressure washer at $260.00 is looking better by the minute. But what do you do with a old pressure washer that needs a new pump part?
posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 10:40a
I was considering this highly, but decided I'm going to buy something better and save myself the hassle and headache.
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posted: May. 9, 2012 @ 2:15p
chrisexv6 said: By far the most important thing on a pressure washer is the pump. Engines (even cheap ones) will last a very long time as long as you take care of them...change oil, air filter, etc. .
That's right. So spend some time storing the pump after every use (which can get expensive) or plan on replacing the pump with another imported (China) pump at about $90/pop via eBay.
Or buy something $500+ with a CAT pump.
posted: May. 16, 2012 @ 9:27p
I bought the MSV3024 from Costco. It was intended to clean below the upstairs eaves, where swallows are trying to build their nests. All of the nozzles provided in the unit disperse the water. I need a direct hit, which I believe is the 0 degree nozzle. Where can I buy a 0 degree nozzle for this unit? I find them listed on Amazon, but they refer to orifice size. What is the orifice size on this unit?
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posted: May. 16, 2012 @ 9:33p
My local costco has $40 instant discount, so I paid $259.xx+8.75% tax out the door.
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posted: May. 16, 2012 @ 10:07p
all168 said: My local costco has $50 instant discount, so I paid $249.xx+8.75% tax out the door.
Where is your costco? Can u provide a scan of receipt? Does Costco price match other costco stores?
posted: May. 17, 2012 @ 2:52p
Just got the 2.6 gpm 3000 psi Ridgid. The pump is a Cat pump. Tis the reason I purchased it. However the pump failed to come up to pressure without spending about 5 minutes coaching it. Called tech support and they said I should not have that problem and take it back to HD. Really disappointed. Will take back but don't want a repeat problem by getting another. They were closing this model out and did get it for $474. Love the Let Down feature. Has a powerful Subaru motor. May just spend a lot less and get the Costco unit.
posted: May. 17, 2012 @ 3:15p
deany330 said: Just got the 2.6 gpm 3000 psi Ridgid. The pump is a Cat pump. Tis the reason I purchased it. However the pump failed to come up to pressure without spending about 5 minutes coaching it. Called tech support and they said I should not have that problem and take it back to HD. Really disappointed. Will take back but don't want a repeat problem by getting another. They were closing this model out and did get it for $474. Love the Let Down feature. Has a powerful Subaru motor. May just spend a lot less and get the Costco unit.
I went with this same one but haven't taken it out of the box yet. I'm going to do it this weekend. If it works and checks out i'm keeping it. If not i'll go the Costco route too probably.
posted: May. 22, 2012 @ 1:03p
I got the Costco washer. Simpson MSV 3024. Got through 2.5 tanks of gas before it quit. The engine (Honda) just shut off. Could only restart with choke on while hot. When cooled could only restart with choke on. Ran it, while spraying water, till it warmed up and shut off the choke. It imediately quit. I tried calling simpson, on hold for 20 min. hung up. I found other blogs on the web of peoples Honda motors doing the same thing. They all said it seemed like a carb issue. Some rebuilt the carb, other replaced it. Nothing worked. Then they changed what appeared to be a perfect spark plug and it worked. But, that didn't work for me. I just loaded it up and took it back. Now I am considering the Ridged with the Subaru engine and Cat pump.
posted: May. 22, 2012 @ 2:11p
My neighbor just got one of these last Friday. It actually had a $40 instant rebate in our area, so it was $259. The first one ran good, but the handle was all messed up. The second one wouldn't stay running. His third one works good, but if it was from anywhere but Costco I wouldn't keep it.
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posted: May. 22, 2012 @ 2:42p
Rick0822 said: My neighbor just got one of these last Friday. It actually had a $40 instant rebate in our area, so it was $259. The first one ran good, but the handle was all messed up. The second one wouldn't stay running. His third one works good, but if it was from anywhere but Costco I wouldn't keep it.
Ha, I have the same problem, the hole at the handle is not align right, the engine run smoothly but it will fluctuate from time to time. It has 2.4gpm compare to other are 2.5 to 2.7gpm, maybe I will bring it back to costco and exchange another one.
posted: May. 22, 2012 @ 3:02p
This is the one I just bought and only used twice but has worked great. Bought the three year extended warranty.
Also bough the 2 story extension that works but takes some getting used to. Northern tools has one on sale for $99. As far as some having people with pressure problems. I was using a 50' hose and 25' together and actually had to turn mine down.So knock on wood. My fence looks great and the neighbor wants theirs down. Might make some money on this.
Just found this one on sale for the same price with a honda engine. They let me return the one I had and get the one on sale.
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