Good for a cordless pressure washer
Does a pretty good job for a cordless pressure washer. I was worried the pressure would not be good enough given the battery powered nature of the machine, but it is indeed strong and on-par with my old Gerni washer. It is a bit louder than my old pressure washer, but not too annoying. Run time is limited though, but it's enough for washing a car or cleaning a limited area. We get just over 10min of runtime on a single 5ah battery, so it is well worth purchasing a second 36V battery if you know you need to clean a larger area. The battery is sl...ow to recharge though, so plan accordingly. Ultimately, once you add together the cost of the pressure washer and a spare battery, this is a very expensive machine and I would only recommend it if you absolutely need to have something battery operated. The only major issue I have found so far is the soap dispenser. So far it has been useless, I diluted my snow foam concentrate according to the product's instructions and added it to the machine (Ryobi has no information on dilution in the soap dispenser section of the manual). There is no way to control how much soap is added, and it appears the pressure washer adds far too much extra water, you get a foamy slurry with barely enough suds. I might try again with a much more concentrated mix next time, but so far I would probably recommend you just get an aftermarket snow foam lance attachment instead and forget the machine has a built-in soap dispenser.
Purchased in September 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.
Works perfect, but don’t expect the battery to last more than 10 minutes.
Plenty of pressure and quiet. I’ve used it to wash my car and clean brick walls on mains water. The only issue is one battery only lasts 10 minutes of constant use, and then needs to cool down before being charged again. Expect to buy an extra battery if you need longer. I haven’t tried using the bladder.
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $100.00.
The best cordless pressure washer I have ever used
I have been using this for over a year now to wash my car and pressure wash my patio. Amazing performance when you use 2 36V 5AH batteries. It has the same amount of power as a mains pressure washer but is cordless!
Purchased in November 2018 for $499.00.
Great unit but has some flaws to be aware of
Searched high and low for the ultimate cordless and mains-tap-less portable pressure washer, and this unit wins hands down on pressure and flow rate.
Its very quiet and feels like it matches some smaller mains-power units for power. It does take a few seconds from pressing the trigger for max pressure to be reached however.
As mentioned in other reviews; the bladder is an absolute joke. They really cheaped out on its fittings and it is really unpleasant and cumbersome to use. My bladder fell off its support (you are supposed to raise it ...50cm) and it split the first time I used it. My solution was to modify a large bucket with a standard hose connector fitting at the bottom and this works a treat. (EDIT: You do not seem to need to raise the water source 50cm as Ryobi suggest. Mine has been feeding perfectly from my bucket at ground level. I have also seen the guy demonstrating window washing on youtube, and he used the bladder on the floor.) For my unit, the auto-off feature when you release the trigger does not work with 1 x 2.6Ah battery. This feature must be working in order for you not to damage the unit. It only works when I plug in both 2.6 Ah batteries. I returned my first unit because i thought it was faulty, but my replacement unit acts the same. In order to get the pump working with no water pressure, eg from the bladder or a bucket or other still water source, you must switch the unit on, then off-and-on again to start the pump. Otherwise it just acts dead. I did not see this written in the instructions, and was another reason why i returned my first unit. So with the above in mind, I really like this unit. I have no mains power source, as well as mains hose usage restrictions where I park my car, and this allows me to wash my car without compromise.
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Bladder feed is lousy and cheaply made
I bought this almost exclusively to use with the bladder, however unfortunately the bladder system is poorly designed and cheaply made. The problems:
It has to be raised at least 0.5m above the pressure washer, which is a real hassle.
The outlet valve is very cheap and ineffective. When the lever is rotated, the WHOLE HOSE rotates with it. To start with, I was unaware that it was normal for the hose to move with the lever, and tried to hold the hose steady with one hand, as I applied force to the lever. This almost broke the lever - the p...lastic has gone white at the stress point. Now, because the hose moves with the lever, if the bladder is hung in the air, the hose can tend to pull the valve closed! So, one has to try and arrange the washer & hose such that it doesn't apply any back force on the valve during operation. So, the bladder appears to be more suited to resting on something rather than being hung. This would greatly alleviate the problem where the valve tends to close, if the weight of the bladder is on the lever, holding it open. Another little problem with the bladder is that the connection hose must be attached if the bladder is to be carried with water, because it is essentially inseparable from the valve. (certainly not easy to disconnect, anyway) The hose makes carrying the bladder slightly awkward - I would prefer to leave the hose connected to the washer unit.
Questions & Answers
After around 10 minutes constant use the unit stops. When the battery is put on the charger the green charger light momentarily flashes before changing to a flashing red light. The flashing red continues. Earlier in the day, the same thing occurred however a solid green was eventually achieved. The image on the charger unit seems to indicate this is not something that should be occurring. Please advise. This unit is only 8 days old.
2 x 2.6Ah batteries give me approx 15min use on standard pressure setting. I had the flashing red light but this occurred outside of warranty period, got a new charger and all was well. Disappointing yours is giving trouble at only 8 days old for sure.
After a while, the flashing red goes to flashing green then to solid green. Then I get another 15 minutes or so not sure if that us normal or not!
Marcia..... I'm experiencing the same issue with the unit stopping after 10 minutes. Tested the following day after recharging overnight and once again it stopped after ten minutes. :( Forgot to mention it's brand new :(
Hi there, i bought ryobi 36v rpw3600 from bunnings 1.5 years ago. The washer doesnt have pressure. Bring it to bunnings, the technician said its because battery. Got the battery changed. Still have issue with it, bring it back to bunning, technician said its the battery charger. Got it change, still doesnt solve the issue. Anyone have the same issue And can tell me what to do and save me sometimes to go back to bunning, i really appreciate it.
have the similar issue. unit was on for 2 second and then no pressure at all
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|Category||Battery Pressure Washers|
|Maximum Pressure||1,800 psi|
|Hose Length||7.6 m|
|Max Water Flow||6 L/min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)|
- MPN: RPW3600
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