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Thank goodness for the four year warranty
I went to Bunnings in December 2017 to buy a Karcher and the sales assistant convinced me to buy the Ryobi instead. Initial impressions were that the hose reel is awkward and the setting on the end of the wand tended to shift. I went to use it the other day and the small metal fitting that attaches the flexi-hose to the gun handle had corroded and the small washer had failed. I took it back to Bunnings under warranty expecting them to repair or replace the broken part and they replaced the whole machine. I used the machine over the weekend stra...ight out of the box and the same washer that connects the flexi-hose to the gun failed. I will return to Bunnings to see whether I can purchase replacement washers. All in all I cannot recommend this machine.
The hose is the worst
Overall the machine is good, but every time I try to wash my car I am continually wrestling with that stupid hose (from machine to spray gun hose). It then takes me more time to wash the car which is really frustrating. Purchased this product from Bunnings for about $350.
Plastic bits on it like the handle to wind back the hose broke off because the machine fell over while trying to untangle this hose!
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sturdy easy to use efficient electric pressure washer
We bought the pressure washer from Bunnings Bundamba Qld, It is a well made, sturdy machine weighing around 15 to 16 kg depending on attachments. It has an in built detergent tank and comes with a brush for surface cleaning and other attachments as accessories. The hose winds up easily above the aliminium and plastic/ rubber andle and the gun part sits in a holster attachment on the side, with the power cord looped on a holder on the other side. It is fairly quiet yet extremely powerful. Easy to use, is sturdy and sits without toppling over when used. Easy to assemble and comes with a small wire to clean blocked piping. Works well, pressure is effective on dirty windows, eaves and external walls. Very pleased with this cleaner.
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Blew the Kartcher away
My chinese Sydney tools 2500psi washer packed it in last weekend. I read a whole heap of reviews on these, Gerni and Kartcher before deciding to buy a Kartcher K3 from Bunnings. Brought it home, assembled and fired up. Instantly thought 'nope' this is pathetic. Plastic, flimsy and lacked any power at all. Promptly returned and swapped for the Ryobi (with a $140 difference refunded). Powered up the Ryobi and it blew both the Kartcher and my old 2500psi out of the ball park. Turbo head is brilliant and the std lance you can actually dial down to ...an insane pressured pinpoint which actually started stripping concrete! The reel can be a pain to wind up, which is the same with every reeled washer i have used. However the Ryobi actually feeds water to the reel so you dont have to pull the hose off and connect to the bottom like most. The tile washer does flip around when pushed back and forth, but if you use it side to side like a mop it works well. I don't usually write reviews but after shock from the Kartcher to the smile from the Ryobi, i kind of had to. Can not imagine there is a product anywhere near the bang for buck!!!
Good for small jobs
Purchased Bunnings for $129 (with patio cleaner kit). Comes with a few spray nozzles which is good and also a soap tank (never used it). I share it with my dad and we clean out 3 Toyotas with it (Hiace, Kluger and Camry) so fairly large cars, I got this to replace our old Karcher K1 which lasted about 6 years and a busted hose which became too costly to replace. If you lower your expectations then this product it's really only designed for light duties like the weekly car wash then it will be decent backed up by a 4 year warranty. Everything is...plastic but the plastic here seems flimsy compared to my old Karcher, the ON/OFF switch plastic looks like it belongs to some kid's toy. Power seems to be a notch up from the old Karcher which is also good, but it will struggle against larger jobs.
Best bang for your buck
i was amazed at how much difference 600psi makes, i upgraded from a karcher with 1600 psi. huge difference in performance with the ryobi,it was purchased from maryborough bunnings, the customer with issues from bundy must have got a dud or didn't operate it properly cause this thing kicks butt on my cement drive, needs to be turned down for the boat and 4wd, i LOVE the onboard detergent storage/dispenser, only downside is its a bit top heavy when the cord is rolled up
I purchased this washer yesterday, put it together and used it on concrete caravan pad covered in sugarcane black burn off, it's like black algae, the pressure this machine exhibited was useless you had to go over the same spot 4 to 5 times and it still wasn't clean. I got out a 35 year old Meco (Repco brand) unit 1200psi half the advertised Ryobi pressure it still worked perfectly 1 to 2 passes all gone. I had used the washer for no more than 10 minutes and my wife said give it up, I stripped it and dried it re wrapped it back in all it's pla...stic bags in the original box and took it back to Bunnings Bundaberg. I was directed to the girl on the returns desk who started the return process, then out of the tool store came a woman, why are you returning this and have you used it ? I answered her yes and for how long and was bluntly told I couldn't return it, BEEEEEP wrong thing to say to me, she started quoting Bunnings policy and ACCC consumer law, I politely informed her it was not fit for advertised purpose I got my refund.
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Bought this today and as title says very disappointed. The only good thing i can say is that it has a 4 yr warranty and basically that's what got me to buy it over others this time.
Pressure is apparently 2200psi and i very much doubt it as my old karcher which i thought was on deaths door smokes it for pressure and is only 1595psi.
When you can hold your hand under the water jet it says it all.
Let my son have a go and the unit fell over and the wind up handle has snapped in half and has never been wound up yet, looking at the plastic there looks like a poor molding design for sure.
So all i can say is very disappointed and will steer clear of ryobi again.
Cheaper with more PSI and great warranty
After reading all the negative reviews on Karcher and Gerni I decided to give the Ryobi a go. $199 at Bunnings with a 4 year replacement warranty was too good to pass up. The Gerni and Karcher were $299 for 1850PSI while this model is 2200PSI. It came with two (plastic) nozzles. One is a "turbo" nozzle for car washing etc. The other is adjustable from free flow to a thin jet. It also came with a deck washer head. I was a bit dubious the deck washer would clean my sandstone pavers and I would have to clean slowly with the jet but it worked to pe...rfection. 5 years of grime on the sandstone disappeared within seconds. I used the jet to clean the spots the round head couldn't get to. I used the unit for a few hours almost continuously without issue. Very glad I went with the Ryobi. I have a lot of the 18v plus 1 tools and I think they're great for the price. The 4 year replacement warranty gives you peace of mind.
Questions & Answers
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