Costco sells the Husqvarna 3200 PSI Gas Power Pressure Washer for $349.99. Scroll down for photos. About a year ago I posted about the Husqvarna 3100 PSI Gas Pressure Washer. Now Costco sells the next model up which is 100 psi more at 3200. The 3100 model got some good reviews, but this one seems questionable thus far; more on that below. I just purchased the Husqvarna 2000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer, but I haven’t unboxed it yet, so hang tight for a review. Pressure Washers in general are great. I use them to clean off the cement driveway/walkway, clean outdoor furniture/siding & revive an old looking fence. They are a great tool to have around for many reasons & Costco gives you a few options. Whether you go gas or electric I recommend you have one. Anyways, here are a few details about this Costco Husqvarna 3200 PSI Pressure Washer………
- Briggs & Stratton CR950 208cc Engine
- 30’ High Pressure Hose
- 2 Year Limited Warranty
- 7-in-1 Multi Tip Nozzle (0, 15, 25, 40 degrees & soap option)
- Bottle of Engine Oil Included
Costco Power Washer, Husqvarna 3200 PSI Pressure Washer
So the reviews on Costco are questionable right now. It’s got a 3.1/5 rating with only 17 reviews. I want to say that’s how the 3100 model was & Husqvarna seemed to straighten things out. The main complaint is that it will run for a while & then stop. That would be very frustrating & would cause me to return it as well. The other positive reviews had nothing but good things to say about it. Husqvarna is a well know company for making quality tools, so hopefully they can troubleshoot any issues this model may have. Like I said earlier, I’ve got the electric pressure washer that I haven’t opened….review to follow. Make sure to do your homework & check out these other HIGHLY RATED pressure washers before buying from Costco. You may find one you like better……..
- Westinghouse Outdoor Power Equipment WPX3200 Gas Powered Pressure Washer 3200 PSI and 2.5 GPM, Soap Tank and Five Nozzle Set, CARB Compliant
- Generac 7122 SpeedWash, 3200 PSI, Orange
- Simpson Cleaning MSH3125 MegaShot Gas Pressure Washer Powered by Honda GC190, 3200 PSI at 2.5 GPM, black
Price: $349.99, Item Number: 1600338
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51 thoughts on “Costco Pressure Washer, Husqvarna 3200 PSI Gas Power”
Samething happened to me this is the 3rd time I used it .I checked the oil and found water mixed with the oil.I draind the oil/water and put fresh oil .It seemed to run fine .I checked it for water and none .
Interesting. Let us know if you ever figure out how that happened
Bought this in 2019 and used it maybe a dozen times a year, kept it in a heated garage and did regular oil changes. But this year when serviced it last week I noticed water in the oil, now it runs for 5 minutes and shuts off and the oil is overflowing with water. Never had a problem with Costco items before but this makes me not want to ever buy anything big from them ever again. Just out of warranty and still looks like new because I take care of things. Companies should stand behind what they sell.
Return it to Costco Jim. I still see it on the shelves at my Costco, so it’s a product they are still selling. If Husqvarna won’t help you out, Costco’s warranty will =)
I purchased this pressure washer from Costco, used it maybe 4 dozen times. I always stored it in my garage. I went to use it and noticed it was out of gas, (kinda funny because I had filled it up after my last use). I put more gas in and tried to start it, it started but was blowing out alot of blue smoke, then stopped working. I tried to start it again but I couldn’t pull the start cord.(Engine was seized) I checked the oil on both sides of the engine and got gas pouring out mixed with oil. Loaded it up and took back to Costco, sorry won’t be purchasing another.
Sorry to hear about the bad experience. That’s the first time I heard of an issue like that. Might have just been a lemon. Did you get another one? Costco has a few different brands they sell depending on the time of the year
Bought mine in 4/2022 .I had used it back in May 2022 .I kept smelling gas and never could figure out where it was coming from.I went to used it and noticed the gas was empty.I now know where that gas smell was coming from .I also checked the oil and noticed water mix in with oil.I think this product should be recalled if it’s leaking gas.I keep my power washer in an attach garage that is heated.If the fumes spark the electric heater guess what will happen .
Sorry to hear Rupert. Did you end up taking it back or was the leak an easy fix?
Hi Brent , my suggestion is to return it to Costco.
That’s always the easy way. You know you will never have an issue with returns
I tried to add the pump lube but cannot get the fluid to flow through prior to starting. I followed instructions and pulled the bird multiple times without luck.
It says to use lube. Any ideas?
Sorry Sully. It seems to be a common issue with this model. How many times did you pull it? It may take a bit longer than expected. Let me know if you end up figuring it out
I bought my 3200 in 2021 at my local Costco, but never got around to using it… I got it out and assembled the handle frame and added the oil (you’d think they would include a disposable funnel) pulled the cord and it started right up… unfortunately it will not purge, and no water gets through the pump… pump should be cool from the water flowing through it, but it is warm due to the engine heat. I tried their toll free customer support on a Sunday afternoon, and of course it’s closed.
Anyone with ideas would be appreciated otherwise I guess returning it is my only option.
No water at all?? Not even the house line water pressure will make it through the pump. Any chance there is a plastic piece or cover that was accidentally left somewhere causing a blockage. Let me know if you end up figuring it out
Yes it was attached to household exterior garden hose… I followed directions enclosed, and nothing seemed to work… I even had the help from my neighbor the Electrical Engineer.
So finally while having a morning off I called their toll free line, and all I can say is underwhelmed. He asked about water supply and feeder hose length.. said they really specialize is helping to restart after poor or improper storage… (mine sat in a box for 12 mo, and while motor started pump never purged or primed… I’d think there would only be a few reasons why, and they should be able to assist in running down the top few reasons/solutions, but no) Phone agent suggested I go to local authorized repair center which is relatively close by, but when I tried to use them a number of years ago for lawnmower repair they were extremely grumpy and entirely unhelpful (maybe enough business already) I’m not at all interested in subjecting myself to that again… next closest is 30+ min away from my location, so it looks like I’ll be draining the fuel out of it and returning it to Costco… not sure if I’ll get another one or even if they have them due to seasonal nature of the item. I guess I’ll hunt for another brand, and hopefully have better luck next time around.
Sorry for the bad experience Edward. That is very frustrating. you shouldn’t have to go through that much trouble after only owning it a short time. I would return it too. Costco does have a couple of different brands as well as the electric versions. Not sure if that is something you would be interested it but check them out. It’s the return policy that gets me every time which is why I stick with Costco. Let me know how it works out
I just used mine for the first time. Used ONLY none Ethanol 4 cycle Fuel. It ran for about a minute and stopped. I can’s pull the cord or get it started. No I am actually and Off Shore Power Boat Racer and know Engines as I do some 200+ MPH. This has me wondering. I called COSCO and they said return it however as Husqvarna at least in the past was always a good product maybe I will choose to pick up another instead after I drain the $25 per gallon NONE Ethanol Gas.
Any idea what it could have been? Sounds like you know your way around engines so I’m wondering if you were able to troubleshoot the problem?
I purchased the Husqvarna PV3200 on 13 May while they are on sale at Costco ($300) and have used it for 22 hours thus far. So far, I have been extremely pleased with the performance. I have had no problems starting the power washer and it will start within 3 pulls. The two nozzles which come with the machine are both excellent. My only complaint is I simply wish the gun had a clip or lever which could be locked in place while washing. I notice after using it for a few hours my right hand becomes sore from depressing the trigger while holding it down. Thus far, an excellent machine which I recommend.
Awesome! Thanks for the review. It would be nice if they could have a locked feature on the handle. Seems like that would be easy to implement. I’m sure you could use a small clamp or something to hold it down for you. I only use mine for 15-20 min at a time so it’s not too much an issue. Do you store it for long periods of time or does it get used pretty frequently?
Does anyone use TruFuel in the 3200? If so does that mean you DONT add oil?
Per the manual it says “Fuel must meet these requirements: Clean, fresh, unleaded fuel with a minimum of 87 octane. Gasoline with an ethanol content up to 10% is acceptable.”. I would not mix fuel in with the gasoline. It specifically states not to do that
No, this is a 4-stroke engine. Meaning, you will damage the engine if you mix oil with the gas.
Thanks Brain! Appreciate it.
Can anyone tell me if this one is adjustable? The HB on their website is but I can’t find the knob on the one at Costco. Need to be able to wash the car with it and I’m not shooting 3200 PSI at my paint.
You can always change the tip size and make sure to keep a distance from the car. The pressure washers I have used in the past usually come with a tip that is designed for car washing & they give a recommended distance to stay away from the car. Hope that helps
Purchased 3200 in April 2021. I used about 6-7 times and it worked well. Just tried again and the pull mechanism broke.(I can send photos) It looks like a plastic piece broke off so it is now useless.
Ya, please send me some photos so I can get a better picture……[email protected]. I would contact Husqvarna directly. 1 (800) 487-5951. They may be able to just send you the part directly. Is there a part number where you might be able to buy an OEM part on Amazon or something. I know on most small engines, the pull cords break frequently, so those parts are readily available. Send me some photos & see if Husqvarna can send you the part. They may just send you the whole pull cord mechanism instead of just the plastic piece, so if you’re handy you can just replace it. Hope that helps
Is there a reason that you feel it necessary to reiterate your success and satisfaction with the old 3100 PSI Electric PW in reply to every tip or question regarding the 3200 PSI Gas PW? Not trying to be rude. I am just attempting to understand what benefit you hope each contributor to gain from your, seemingly, irrelevant response. Thank you very much for providing this forum. It has already been incredibly beneficial to me and I plan to bookmark it to check back on equally valuable insights going forward. Very Respectfully, Mike
Sorry about that Mike. I do apologize. I re-read all the comments in this post and I see how that could be seen as smug or pompous (feel free to add a better desciption =) ). The reply to these comments is over a period of weeks / months so I didn’t realize how often I mentioned it. I also didn’t expect most people to read the ENTIRE blog including comments (thanks for doing so) & just view my reply. I will absolutely keep that in mind next time I reply. Thanks for the respectful tip. Duly noted
I bought the 3200 PSI gas pressure washer at Costco last week. I noticed when I pulled it out of the box that the water pump on the back was mounted upside down. The unit seems to work, however, as I’m getting good pressure although I haven’t tried the soap dispensor yet. I called Husqvarna support and they said the water pump is mounted correctly although the pics above and others online I see show the pump mounted right side up. Wondering if I’m doing damage to the unit with the pump as is or will it quit long term. Also wondering if I can simply unscrew and mount right side up.
Interesting you noticed that & that would concern me too. Have you tried rotating it to see if it works the other way around? I’d be curious. Glad the unit is working well for you. Let me know if you end up trying it out.
I purchased the 3200 PSI unit from costco, and have been unable to purge the system as instructed before starting. Any thoughts on a fix?
Have you tried disconnecting the high pressure hose and trigger gun? This will allow water to run through the system with your domestic water supply. Are there any blockages or kinks in the hose? I’m assuming your pressure washer is not working. Is it starting up & just no pressure?
When you refer to “purging the system,” Do you mean getting the water to prime the pump (get the flow started) or purging the system of air? I’m going to buy one of these today, I’ll check to see which way up the pump is mounted, etc. And make sure the pump is getting a good flow of water to and through it.
Bumping this for a reply. Thanks Corndog. Please come back & let us know how it works for you. The reviews on this product seem to be hit or miss. 1 person says it works fantastic, while another can’t return the product fast enough
I bought this yesterday and long story short I couldn’t be more disgusted with it. You hook the hose to it and turn on the water and… nothing! Won’t pressurize… defective pressure valve or something… absolutely ridiculous.
Wasted half my Sunday on that mess. Engine starts up OK but seriously, what use is it if the water intake won’t allow water to flow though in the first place. Very disappointed with this brand.
Is there a chance that there is air in the system? Were you able to purge all the air out? Many people have had good luck with this machine. There are several comments too on how to initially start this pressure washer and the Husqvarna 3100. If it’s that problematic for you, I recommend the Husqvarna electric pressure washer. I have it & it works great! Good luck.
The great thing about purchasing this product at Costco, is that they stand behind their products with a full two year satisfaction warranty. If this unit doesn’t run, simply return it to Costco and they will refund your purchase 100%. Keep your receipt for sure, but it is a no-brainer in terms of mitigating your risk if the product doesn’t meet your expectations.
I feel the same way Dan B. As I mentioned in the comments, I own the Husqvarna Electric Pressure Washer & it is great! It’s easy to use, maintain & stores away nicely in the box it came in. It’s very little trouble to get it running. I know it’s less PSI, but it’s perfect for what I need. No issues thus far. Thanks for stopping by
Purchased mine today, book says to spark plug gap should be 30, mine came gaped under that so i gaped it to 30. Book says crankcase holds 20oz, machine came with a 18 oz 30 weight briggs and stratton oil container. Do not overfill, use reference marks on oil dipstick. Machine comes with an on off switch, and a fuel shut off switch and a choke lever educate yourself with the manual on how to operate these items its imperative that you do. Mine started on the third pull, might add that you need to purge the wand, attach your water hose to the unit turn on water and squeeze handle until a steady stream of water comes out before starting engine. The grey lever is your choke lever move choke lever to approx center of the slide, be sure the black fuel lever is all the way to the right this is the on position. Also make sure the on off switch is turned to the on position “o” denotes switch is off “I” is your on position. Give the recoil rope a few pulls until engine starts then move the choke lever all the way to the right. Simple.
Wow Scott! Thanks so much for taking the time to give a detailed explanation on how you start your pressure washer. I’m sure that will help someone out. It sounds like a few people have had issues with starting this Husqvarna Gas Pressure Washer. Seems to me like you’ve had no issues with it. I have the electric Husqvarna & it’s been great! No issues & easy to clean & store. I try to maintenance it every time I use it. WD-40 the seals & dry everything up for storage. Thanks for stopping by & I appreciate the information
When I removed the air filter on this model to check it, the outside black mesh cover was oily. Is this normal?
The filter itself was clean.
Ya. That shouldn’t be a problem. Feel free to wipe it down and re-install it. As long as the filter is clean that’s the important part. They recommend to change the filter yearly & inspect it every 25 hours. I hope that helps
Had trouble starting this PW at first too. However, I discovered that if you dont turn the choke switch all the way to the left( about a few clicks before the full choke) then it’ll start without issues. Ill then turn the switch to full run . Im not sure if thats bad to the engine or carb- probably not as its just the air/ fuel mix when starting. Lemme know your thoughts
Thanks for the tip Sab. I’m sure that will help someone. I have my Husqvarna electric pressure washer and have used it about a dozen times now. It’s awesome & I’ve had no issues yet. Even used it indoors with no leaks. Thanks for the comment
My 2 cents: just tried it and yes, it’s a pain in the neck to get started. That seems to coincide with many of the poor reviews. I’m hoping I’ll get the hang of it knowing that most success stories say to open the choke after the first pull and sputter. One strange observation: the gas/throttle lever doesn’t seem to do anything. I wonder if anyone else noticed this.
Thanks Dan! A few people really seems to have trouble with it starting up. That goes for the 3100 model as well. I don’t know if it’s the gas sitting in the machine for a long time or maybe a manufacturer defect. I have the 2000 PSI electric washer from Husqvarna. I’ve used it 3 times for a total of about 2 hours now. No issues at all & it works great! Best part about it is it’s compact & I never have to deal with gas / oil. Maintenance is easy too! I just used compressed air to clean everything out & lubricate the seals with WD-40. Takes about 5 – 10 minutes. Thanks for stopping by
This product is in stock on Costco.com. It is $80 off it’s original price of $349.99, so it’s only $269.99. There doesn’t appear to be any markup for shipping and handling so I would just get it online. I did see it in stores too so you shouldn’t have trouble finding it. Make sure to read the reviews though. They are shaky right now at 3.0/5 stars with 91 reviews. I have the Husqvarna Electric Pressure washer & I’ve used it once so far without issue.
i want to make sure that this item is on my list for when this power washer come into stock! i tried adding it to my list, but not sure it is. I tried purchasing it at the fort Collins store, but it was out of stock. please contact me when this product comes in!
Hi Melissa. This seems to be in stock at almost all the Costco’s now. I have 4 Costco’s around me & I have seen them at all 4. They have been stocked for weeks now. Let me know if you end up finding it or if you already purchased one