Bought the gerni 125.5 classic at Bunnings Jan 2019. Always temperamental. Has now stopped completely. Shame as I bought it confident that Gerni was good brand.I have done all the sensable checks, power fuse etc. The unit has disappointed.
Purchased in January 2019 at Bunnings for $150.00.
Failed Immediately after use
Brought this to replace a Karcher due to the promise of metal pump components and due to the strength of the Gerni brand (people use the verb “Gerni it” to describe general pressure cleaning so it MUST be good). First use was fine and worked as promised. Second use the pump kicked in intermittently. Third use it just failed completely. Been using cleaners for years so tried all normal remedies and checks. Nothing. Returned to Bunnings and they took it no questions. Was going to get the same unit and read other reviews so picked up a Ryobi instead. Definitely something wrong with production qualities for multiple people to have brand new units failing out of the box. Crazy damage to their brand! Would not buy another now.
This thing is Junk. Beware.
Have used this pressure washer 3 or 4 times tops. Tried to use it again today and the pump motor fired for maybe 2 secs and then nothing at all... Cheap garbage. Not looking forward to returning it to Bunnings to go through it all again on the next one. If you are looking to buy one, do not buy this.
Purchased in March 2019 for $249.00.
Purchased a Gerni 120.5 from Bunnings in July 2016 for $199.00 - used it for a total of about 20 hours to wash down the outdoor decking and patio and motor burnt out.... total JUNK !!
Purchased in July 2016 at Bunings Sunbury for $199.00.
This is crap
This is a piece of junk. I received this as a xmas gift from my daughters i used it once for about 20 mins about a week later my daughter tried to wash her car it wouldn't work so i tried and i eventually got it going then 2 weeks later i tried it again and nothing i squeeze the trigger and nothing happens motor doesn't work mine is the 1740 psi model my advice if you are thinking of buying a gerni don't.. I had an old karcher which i had for 10 years before it gave up.
Purchased in December 2018 at supacheap for $398.00.
We have a 120.4 gerni which worked OK..although very rarely used maybe twice a year at most........not much pressure but today its started to spray very erratically. Phoned Gerni and they said the nozzle is probably got dirt in it. To clean?? How? If high pressure wont dislodge the dirt, what will??.. Stuck a needle in small hole of the turbo spray as told but no better. Off to buy a different brand...2nd Gerni and both problematic. No 3rd chance.
Purchased in January 2016.
Can it be produced any cheaper ???
Went to Bunnings hardware and bought a gerni 125.1 unit. Quality is very low grade. . Cheap plastics and barely cleans bricks. All models same Chinese grade. Look quality assembled end
Great helper! Easy to assemble, strong and functional.
Despite some negative comments on the internet, I went ahead and bought the Gerni 125.2 model. Even the shop assistant was surprised that some people complain. Gerni has been in the business for years and has solid expertise behind. It's a solid, powerful and great helper. Would recommend everyone who wants the jobs around the house done.
What a joke
Have had my classic 125.2 titan for as little as 2 months so I could wash my truck at home. I don't even use the foam jet as I doesn't work well. Anyway as I was washing my truck I noticed the pressure drop and on further investigation found that the unit caught fire and still was able to use it. I have sent through a number of emails regarding my concerns and have had no reply.
Disappointed with this product
Not an overly expensive machine, but first unit stopped working and was replaced under warranty. Second unit lasted for the remaining warranty period ( 2 years) and this one also stopped working. Being out of warranty I took it to the local service provider who was helpful but could not fix the problem on the first attempt. I have now lost total faith in the Gerni, and with the service dealer.
It was used infrequently for “weekend projects” so I certainly would not recommend this machine.
Recommended by the Gerni Rep
I purchased this from Bunnings and the representative from Gerni happened to be in store. I told him and showed him photos of mould on concrete. He recommended this model, said it was the latest model and would do the job.
Well I tried it and it didn’t do the job, I went to buy another attachment hoping that it might get the mould off, but Bunnings said the nozzle I have would do. I tried again but to no avail, I think the brand Spit Water might have been better.
Better off Buying a Cheap Knockoff.
Boast about having a "metal pump" but just about everything else is designed to last a little longer than the 12 month warranty. Want to buy spare parts? Forget it. I've sent their Australian distributors two messages asking for help, not even a basic reply.
So many much cheaper options out there, can't be any worse, seem to work just as well.
- Verified purchase
Very expensive for a disposable device
Purchased form Bunnings 10/12/2012 for $399.00. At the time it was said to be the top-of-the-line of the non-professional models. It gets 2 stars, because it It worked well for 3 years, using it annually to clean the deck and driveway; but, by 2016 it developed that 'pulsing' problem described in all the other reviews and all over the Internet. I used about it five more times in these last 2 years and now it has stopped working altogether. No power at all. It was a rather expensive investment for something I have used on less than 10 occasions. Reading the reviews of this and other brands, I think I'll just hire something from Kennards annually rather than buy another unit.
As Bad As Karcher?
I bought mine from Bunnings in February and returned it today. It worked for an hour then simply quit. I tried several other power points etc, nope, it's dead. It was a replacement for another Gerni, which was also a dud. I bought a Gerni after fails with Karcher, whose cheaper machines are little more than toys. Going to buy a petrol-driven cleaner and forget about both brands, I'm not game enough to spend up to their expensive models, they're not getting any more of my money.
Are these fit for purpose? My experience says no.
I bought a Gerni Classic 125.2 from Bunnings, maybe five years ago. I have used it perhaps eight times, mainly to clean down my back patio and concrete paths (I didn't keep a diary). I bought it over competitors such as Karcher because it looks better ('form') and appears to be robust and well made. How looks deceive.
It initially had an intermittent problem - while using it - it would stop periodically. Referred to the user manual.. Maybe its the over-heat cutoff? It worked on various subsequent occasions but about 18 months ago when sw...
Pulsating Problem after 10 uses
I have a unit with the pulsating issue. It was intermittent at first but eventually became persistent after 6 times using it. Not happy with this one especially after reading the issue online plus it costs me a couple of hundreds of dollars from Bunnings. If you are thinking getting this I suggest get an ozito instead. At least with that brand, it either surprises you or if it fails you wont feel as bad. Either way its saves you some decent cash to spend on other things at bunnings.
Bought the Gernie to primarily clean around the house, but have also found it great to clean my 26ft, 3.2 metre high caravan. You can get to all points with the Gernie and the pressure is excellent to get the job done well.
Pity l did not buy it earlier as it would have saved a lot of time up the ladder!!!
I have now had this little cleaner for well over four years and it still is performing well above what was expected. we live near the ocean and in amongst many trees with a very large concrete driveway and timber stairs that get grubby and mouldy so do use this machine regularly. Well worth the small amount I paid for it.
Easy of use
I was asked to buy this by my brother i am not very good with elect products the ease of use and able to handle was very easy and cut the tie by doing by hand b i would recommend to anyone young or old i haven't had my brother borrowing this to clean his caravan
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Questions & Answers
My 3 year old Gernie 110.5 motor starts and stops briefly even when I am not operating the trigger. (I think water pressure in the gun-hose is falling every 10 seconds - until the motor re-pressurises it)
Water inlet pressure is good. No apparent leaks. could this be a leaky start/stop switch Seal ? How can I get the correct seal or repair kit ? Can I get instructions on how to replace this or any other seal ? Thank you
Hi Gary. I had that issue with one straight out of the box so Bunnings just took it straight back without question. On a different type of pressure washer I had issues with cracks in the pump components. Had to take it apart to check and then fixing costs more than a new one without guarantee it works. The disposable generation sucks but it was really hard to get anyone to look at it. Standard response was “buy a new one...”.
I have owned a Gerni Classic 120.4 for years (maybe 4-5yrs) now and have been very happy with it. I have regularly cleaned driveways, patio area, trailers, cars (4wd). The pation scrubber didn't last too many uses as it just slowed down and is quicker to use the nozzle. One of the nozzles doesn't work very well but thats after alot of use. I have replaced the hose as I kinked the last one unrolling it (my fault). It started leaking oil about 5 uses ago and i was just waiting for it to seize and yesterday finally lacked in pressure and made that noise you only get when a motor seizes. Overall I give this machine a big rap for what it did over many years especially for the original cost of the machine.
My question is instead of throwing out the newish hose, handpiece, nozzle that works can i buy a new machine and keep these parts for spares for spares? Will they fit the new machines?
My Gerni is not switching on.What can I do to fix this problem.
Good luck. Read the reviews. There are some good ones out there apparently but on based my experience and a lot of other reviewers it's likely a dead marine and CPR won't save it. I had mine tested electrically OK but the pump had seized. It goes through a pulsing phase first then kaputski. It's landfill sadly.
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