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"NorthStar Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer - 3000 PSI, 2.5 GPM, Honda Engine, 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. Cart Push-down style steel cart, Gross Torque 7.3, Engine Oil Included No, Pump Oil Type SAE 30 nondetergent, Engine Oil Type SAE30, Pump Oil Included Yes, Drive Direct, Max. Inlet Water Temp F 140, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.83, Max. Output Water Temp F 140, Pump CAT 4DNX, Chemical Injector Yes, Nozzle Type Quick-connect, Coupler Size in. 3/8, Thermal Protector Yes, Engine Model GX160, Low Oil Shutdown Yes, Orifice Size 3.0, Engine Honda, Flow GPM 2.5, Adjustable Pressure Yes, Gun Industrial rear entry w/ 3 ft. lance, Engine Displacement cc 163, Pressure PSI 3,000, Dimensions L x W x H in. 33 x 21.5 x 38, Hose 50-ft. gray high-pressure, Fuel Type Gasoline. 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 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 - 3000 PSI, 2.5 GPM, Honda Engine, Model# 15781720"

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Does northern sell rebuild kits for this model of pump?

asked 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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Is this shipped in 1 or 2 boxes?

asked 2 years ago
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Ronfl1
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Northstar Expert
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 2 years ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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ships in one big box and one smaller box.
answered 2 years ago
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Kize
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2 boxes!!!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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saltyservicecompanyLLC
 - port st joe florida
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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 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
 - Austin TX
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Northstar Expert
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 3 years, 1 month ago
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NorthstarExpert29
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QUALITY!
answered 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 1 month ago
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Scott868
 - Severn, MD
on "NorthStar Gas Cold Water Pressure Washer - 3000 PSI, 2.5 GPM, Honda Engine, Model# 15781720"
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Northstar Expert
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 2 years ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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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 1 year, 10 months ago
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SeriousHandyman
 - Michigan
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Where is the shipping plug that need to be removed on the pump ?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
This pressure washer's pump has a red oil fill cap. After receiving the pressure washer, it's necessary to remove the shipping tape and black vent plug from the oil fill cap. The black vent plug may be missing due to the various test runs we do on the pressure washers. If your pressure washer shipped without the vent plug, it was tested prior to shipment and is nothing to be concerned about.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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answer 2
its on top of the red cap on the top of the pump
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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saltyservicecompanyLLC
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can you add electric start?

asked 2 years, 11 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 2 years, 11 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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Where are Northstar presure washers manufactured?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
The Northstar pressure washer are manufactured in the US in Minnesota.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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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 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 2 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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PRESSURE WASHER MODEL # 15781720-1557

HOW DOES THE CHEMICAL INJECTOR WORK ON THIS WASHER?
asked 11 months ago
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burnhambill
 - central pa
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Northstar Expert
This Northstar pressure washer chemical injector would operate on low pressure. You would put the black chemical nozzle on the end of the wand. Then put the clear chemical injector hose that is on the front of the pump into a liquid chemical. Operate washer to use the injector.
answered 11 months ago
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NorthstarExpert30
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Does the rear handle break down or come apart ?

I would like to know so I can put this in my 2014 Ford F-150 under the tonneau cover...
asked 9 months ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
The rear handle/upper tubing on this pressure washer can be removed from the lower tubing. They are attached together by a single bolt(with handle) on each side of the pressure washer.
answered 9 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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