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DeWalt 3400 PSI Electric Start Pressure Washer DXPW3425E

DeWalt 3400 PSI Pressure Washer DXPW3425E

DeWalt 3400 PSI Pressure Washer Steps Up With Electric Start

Up for your pressure cleaning consideration is the DeWalt DXPW3425 gas-powered 3400 PSI pressure washer. Featuring an electric start and a reasonable price tag, it’s a compelling package targetting professional users.


DeWalt 3400 PSI Electric Start Pressure Washer Performance

Pressure washers rely heavily on the relationship between the engine and pump. In this case, DeWalt opts for a 208cc OEM DeWalt-branded engine and pairs it with a AAA triplex pump.

A few things stand out. First, the engine is CARB-compliant, so if you’re in California, this is an option for you. Second, it’s an electric start engine with a recoil backup. It uses a 12V AGM sealed lead-acid battery, so you can’t use your DeWalt 12V, Max, 20V Max, or FlexVolt batteries for starting. Still, it’s a lot better than pulling the cord every time.

Then there’s the pump. By going with a triplex pump, DeWalt sets the tone that they designed this unit for professional use.

Putting it all together, the system delivers up to 3400 PSI and 2.5 GPM. In the realm of gas pressure washers, this is a versatile mid-range power level that can handle a lot:

  • Decks
  • Driveways
  • Grills
  • Paint Prep
  • Patio Furniture
  • Siding
  • Windows
DeWalt Electric Start Pressure Washer Spraying

It also has plenty of power to make efficient use of a surface cleaner to make seasonal driveway and sidewalk cleaning much faster.

DeWalt 3400 PSI Electric Start Pressure Washer Design Notes

Water Sensor

There’s a sensor onboard that detects the presence of water in the pump. If there’s no water, it won’t start, and if your water supply suddenly cuts out, it will stop. While that’s not a huge concern for most professionals, it’s a nice insurance policy to extend the pump’s life.

DeWalt Electric Start Pressure Washer Water Sensor

Nozzles and Hose

The pressure washer comes with 5 standard 1/4-inch quick connect nozzles: 0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, and soap. As for the hose, it’s a 5/16-inch and 25-foot MorFlex hose that’s non-marring, flexible, and abrasion-resistant.

Additional Features

  • 10-inch pneumatic tires
  • Compact steel frame design
  • Flipping the handle around can save storage space
DeWalt 3400 PSI Pressure Washer DXPW3425E

DeWalt 3400 PSI Electric Start Pressure Washer Price

You can find this DeWalt electric start pressure washer at The Home Depot for $499. That’s a pretty attractive price for an electric start model in this power class with a triplex pump.

DeWalt 3400 PSI Pressure Washer Specifications

  • Model: DeWalt DXPW3425E
  • Max Pressure: 3400 PSI
  • Max Flow: 2.5 GPM
  • Engine: 208cc OEM
  • Pump: AAA triplex
  • Weight: 63 pounds
  • Price: $499
  • Warranty: 3-year engine, 2-year pump, 5-year frame

Check out more DeWalt pressure washers here.


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William Ensor

The biggest complaint I have is the water sensor, was lose right out of the box and leaked. It has plastic threads and continues to leak after trying to tighten it, anytime the hose pulls on it just leaks more. Also, I took the wheel off to try to get to the wiring, the wheel bolt was cross threaded on installation.

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