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NorthStar Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer - 2.5 GPM, 3000 PSI, Model# 15781720

Item# 15781720
This NorthStar Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer offers superior cleaning performance for home and job sites. Equipped with a Honda GX160 OHV engine featuring a cast iron sleeve, low oil shutdown and a horizontal shaft design for up to five times longer life than vertical shaft engines. Premium Cat direct drive triplex pump with forged brass manifold offers thermal protection to prevent overheating and ceramic plungers for longer seal life. NorthStar pressure washers undergo thousands of hours of rigorous testing to ensure peak performance, plus include an industry-leading warranty to give you extra peace of mind. Chemical Injector Yes, Coupler Size in. 3/8, Drive Direct, Adjustable Pressure Yes, Cart Push-down style steel cart, Engine Oil Included No, Engine Oil Type SAE30, Flow GPM 2.5, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.83, Engine Displacement cc 163, Engine Model GX160, Hose 50-ft. gray high-pressure, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Max. Inlet Water Temp F 140, Fuel Type Gasoline, Gross Torque 7.3, Orifice Size 3.0, Pressure PSI 3,000, Pump Oil Included Yes, Max. Output Water Temp F 140, Nozzle Type Quick-connect, Pump Oil Type SAE 30 nondetergent, Thermal Protector Yes, Engine Honda, Dimensions L x W x H in. 33 x 21.5 x 38, Pump CAT 4DNX, Gun Industrial rear entry w/ 3 ft. lance. Honda GX160 163cc engine for quiet, reliable performance Cat 4DNX direct drive triplex pump offers superior durability Push-down style steel cart with extended handle for smooth, balanced maneuvering 10in. pneumatic tires Easy Start prevents pressure buildup for smoother, easier recoil pulling Sight glass allows for quick, convenient pump oil checks Adjustable pressure provides greater versatility NorthStar nozzle holder system attaches to pressure washer or user's belt Includes 50-ft. gray nonmarking high-pressure hose, 3-ft. lance, 3/8in. quick-connection, downstream chemical injector and five quick-couple professional nozzles 0, 15, 25, 40 and chemical/soap Full-featured accessory kit available, Item# 720153, sold separately 4-year consumer limited warranty 2-year commercial limited warranty 3-year limited warranty on Honda GX engine
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Questions & Answers for NorthStar Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer - 2.5 GPM, 3000 PSI, Model# 15781720

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Replacement wheels

What is the part# for a replacement wheel? One of mine has separated and wallows around on the axle shaft
asked 8 months ago
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Mrheaterman
 - Southeast La
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Northstar Expert
May we suggest contacting NorthStar at 800-270-0810 for replacement parts for the pressure washer.
answered 7 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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Trying to decide between these two. Looks like the difference is the pump. What makes the 1578172 pump worth the extra money?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Austin TX
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The biggest difference between the pumps is heat. The CAT pump (item #15781720) uses a crankshaft with connecting rods to move the plungers up and down. The Comet pump (item #15781120) uses a wobble plate to move the plungers which creates a lot more heat. Keeping the pump cooler will give you a much longer lifespan. If regularly using for multiple hours at a time, or just looking for many more years of use, we highly recommend you go with the more industrial grade pump.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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NorthstarExpert29
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QUALITY!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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KennyinCvilleFL
 - Cville, FL
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How long is it safe to leave the engine idling if you are not actively spraying with the pressure washer?

i.e. - I stop for 5 to 10 minutes to move some deck furniture or take a break, is the pump going to be OK with the engine running, or will it overheat. I checked the manual and it does not mention this scenario either way.
asked 6 months ago
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Scott868
 - Severn, MD
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I have heard this as being a concern with washers in general. This unit does have thermal protection . This is one of the reasons I bought it. I am sensitive to this though so I don't take much time letting it sit without moving the water through it. Thermal protection, low oil shutdown and adjustable pressure were my must haves. This unit does.
answered 4 months ago
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SeriousHandyman
 - Michigan
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If you are not going to be depressing the handle to spray in more than 3 minutes it would be recommended to turn the pressure washer off.
answered 6 months ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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Is this shipped in 1 or 2 boxes?

asked 6 months ago
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Ronfl1
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ships in one big box and one smaller box.
answered 6 months ago
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Kize
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This pressure washer ships in two packages. One package is 87 lbs. and measures 29" L x 22" W x 27" H. The other package is 24 lbs. and measures 25" L x 17" W x 9" H.
answered 6 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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can you add electric start?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
This pressure washer cannot be modified to include electric start and the electric start feature cannot be added to the engine later. Click the links below to view pressure washers that include electric start.
 
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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Where are Northstar presure washers manufactured?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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The Northstar pressure washer are manufactured in the US in Minnesota.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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Does northern sell rebuild kits for this model of pump?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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randy741985
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Northstar Expert
Replacement seal and valve kits are available for the pump on this pressure washer. Please call NorthStar at 1-800-270-0810 for price and availability. NorthStar's hours are 7:30am-5pm Central time, Monday-Friday.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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