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Good value, but not the best pressure cleaner I've used
I've had the Ryobi for about 3 years now. Gets used about 4 times a year, so not a heavy user. I've generally been a fan of Ryobi tools. I'm aware that these are handyman level quality tools, but being a handyman, well, that's right for me. Unfortunately this has been a bit more of a budget quality tool.
The Ryobi washer works... Sort of. After a bit of an upgrade. Like many have said, the hose was terrible. You unwind it and try to pull it, it creates a kind of spring action, and pulls the unit over. Unfortunately, it means I have lost a few...of the side attachments when it landed heavily on it's side as a result. The $50 replacement hose is better. The wand and nozzle it came with also blocked up the second time I used it (So maybe 6 months after I bought it), so I bought a generic steel one, which has been perfect since. The low pressure side hose connector at the back kept blowing off every time you release the trigger on the high pressure side, which is extremely frustrating. I replaced that, and it's all fine now. So 3 cheapish replacements later (totaling about $120 - more than 1/3rd of the cost of the unit), I have a fairly decent pressure cleaner. Would I have been better off putting that extra money into a better pressure cleaner in the first place? Most likely.
Purchased in December 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.
Ryobi 2000 watt 2200psi Electric Pressure cleaner
Bought mine from Bunnings and have used it about 20 times but now sick of it - for several reasons.
1. The soap dispenser simply wont work. I know all about the hose needing to be at bottom of container and that it only works on the low pressure setting etc etc STILL DOES NOT WORK at all.
2. The wand hose on this Model is just crap. Its some cheap plastic based junk that fights the operator like a coil spring and that's after its been stored straight and NOT wound onto the useless winding drum. Whoever designed this "Masterpiece" really need...
Purchased in November 2018 for $269.00.
Not built to last :/
At first glance it seems like a good machine but after a while the problems start...
1. The liquid soap container had no suction so the soap stopped coming out.
2. The reel handle is cheap plastic and literally snapped, making it really difficult to get the hose back in place.
3. And worst of all, the hose in the centre of the reel kept twisting when reeling back the hose even when turning off the unit and releasing pressure. Big design flaw. Now the soft part of the hose is slightly torn from that. Now there’s no pressure and the machine is useless.
Waste of money. Only a couple of years old.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.
This is a nightmare - worst tool ever
I've had mine for 2 years. This is the worst designed device ever, I doubt the engineers who made it have ever tried to use it. The main problem is it has an extremely stiff hose which acts like a spring, always pulling the user towards the device itself. This is because the hose has been coiled, and it is virtually impossible to 'uncoil', ie straighten. And because the coiling mechanism is high up at the top of the device, it easily pulls the whole thing over crashing to the ground. This happened on day 3 of using it, and the flimsy winding ha...ndle broke off, making it even harder to re-coil the hose back in, in fact I've given up. However even before the handle snapped off, the stiffness of the hose made it impossible to coil back on anyway. The next problem is the gun mechanism. Its too big to grip easily, it is hard plastic and always wet and slippery making your wrist sore very quickly. One weird aspect is it has a 'lock' button, which you'd think might lock it 'on' to save the pain in your hand having to squeeze it all the time while operating it. But no, it locks it 'off', which is useless! It is so useless, i can't help wondering id the gun was assembled incorrectly in the factory. Strangely, my only other Ryobi device is a brush cutter, and it has the same illogical feature. The third problem is the plastic water inlet nozzle. It is too weak to accept a hose under pressure, and hose would just pop off as soon as i turned the tap. I had spent hours thinking all my hoses had warn out fittings because they kept popping off as soon as i switched the pressure on, but decided to replace to the inlet nozzle on the device with a brass one and it stayed locked in. Why would Ryobi supply such a weak nozzle? Anyway I'm over it, next water pressure cleaner wont be a Ryobi.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse.
So far so good, BUT!!
The high pressure plastic hose has to go, it drives me crazy with constant kinking.Tried softening in the sun and straightened out only to continue kinking.The generous length of the hose is wasted due the kinking. The hose reel has a short length of flexible rubber hose, this should be continued for the full length.
Other reviews have also expressed similiar hose issues, is Ryobi listening?
The trigger is also frustrating due the high pressure required to depress and hold.It becomes very tiresome and probably would not suit a female user.
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $269.00.
Hose needs replacing immediately
Good pressure washer, but the standard hose that comes with it is a complete piece of @#$*. It is hard plastic that is constantly kinked from being wound up in the spool. The true cost of these units is the purchase price PLUS an rubber replacement hose.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.
Great machine. Long hose comes in handy
Great pressure. 8 meter hose makes life really easy. Turbo nozzle cleans the concrete floors really good. Quality built. Great value for money. Also, 4 years warranty for peace of mind.
Purchased in October 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $229.00.
Powerful and does a great job
I looked up the main brands of pressure washers and found they all seem to have good and bad reviews. I didn't want to choose one that couldn't do the job. In the end the 4 yr warranty won me over. It was easy to assemble and worked great. Cleaned all around the pool area and patio. Glad I went with this one.
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
good bang for buck
my karcher K3 slowly lost power over the years and to be honest was always pretty disappointing. so went for the ryobi to clean around the house. first thing i recommend is take the drum spool off and throw it away, lay the hose in the sun and straighten it out. the drum is useless. simply coil the hose up in large loops and hang it on a hook to store it. gave this a good work out on my pool area and found it to be pretty good. plenty of power, the floor scrubber works well once you realise u just have to hover it over the concrete and slowly d...rag it backward but its not that easy to use. the lance seems good, the power head was awesome, heaps of grunt. heaps more than the K3 ever had. also i bought the braided ryobi replacement hose which is so much better and actually gives it more power, its $40, and you can join it with the original one to give you 16m. for $260 and a 4 year warranty its good value, the equivalent gerni was $500. aluminium pressure head on the motor is much better than the plastic karcher use as well. its not perfect but once u work it out its good for the money and i get 4 years to break it. the first pressure head on my karcher lasted 1 year.
Purchased in August 2020 for $269.00.
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.
Purchased in December 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $250.00.
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!
Purchased in June 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $350.00.
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.
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
Questions & Answers
What is the wire tool attached with sello tape to the back of manual rpw 150-g pressure cleaner . Thinking it may be to clear blocked nozzle
Hi there just wanted know how to use soap tank we have filled the whole bottle and changed it low pressure setting but it just wouldn't throw out the soap, it's a brand new water blaster bought from burnings New Zealand. A help from someone will be highly appreciated. Thanks
Try adjusting on the wand to wide spray if you haven't. Hope this helps
The first bit of hose inside the drum, around 500mm long with fixed metal couplings has perished and kinks. I asked Bunnings about replacement parts and they didn't want to know me. It's about 2-3 years old. Can you disconnect those metal fastenings? If so I could bypass the whole winding up process which is a pain anyway as the hose remains kinked.
Not sure Kim - yeah I know I sound like Bunnings..LOL If the small hose is stuffed I would try and undo the silver thing because you have nothing to lose. I cant look at mine at moment as I'm not at home and wont be for another few weeks. Sorry for not being much use to you in this matter Cheers Ron
Thanks ron. I will try and undo the silver bit. I just didn't want to stuff it up but I'll give it a go.
I know this is 5 months old now and probably of no use to you, but I've recently had the same issue, (which is what brought me back to this site to put up a review), and also just saw this question. Although this is unlikely to help you out, I thought it might be found later by others to help them out.
In answer to your question, the high pressure connection down the bottom is M22 x 15mm - Note the 15mm especially, as the vast majority of connectors and hoses out there are M22 x 14mm, which will leak on one end and not fit on the other. There is a short hose goes up from the bottom connector to the hose reel, and connects using a hard pipe M22 x 15 connector also. This connects to the metal hose inside the reel, which I've seen other reviews says eventually leaks, then to the terrible plastic hose. The connector at the end of the hose that joins the gun looks proprietary or at least very rare, as the only connectors I've found that look like they fit are called Ryobi/AR Blue compatible. (AR Blue is a competing brand of pressure washers).
If you are just trying to fix the problem fast and cheap as possible, then you can buy the Ryobi Steel Armed Hose, remove the short hose (the one that connects from the base to the reel) and plug the new hose directly into the bottom of the unit. The Steel Armed Hose terminates in a M22x15 connector, but comes with the necessary M22x15 to proprietary connector to connect to the gun. If that's all you want, you're done.
However, I wasn't happy with this, as this whole process felt like Ryobi was unnecessarily using confusing and proprietary parts to keep you locked into their system. So I also bought an M22x15 to Quick Connect 1/4" Female connector, and a Quick Connect 1/4" male trigger gun. Since Quick Connect is one of the most widely used standards, this means I can now use all industry standard pressure sprayer parts and not be locked into the Ryobi system.
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Available for $269 at Bunnings, this 2200PSI heavy-duty pressure washer can be used for tough tasks like cleaning your garage, driveway or deck.
The 150-G model is a step above the Ryobi RPW140-G. The 140-G is Ryobi’s less premium offering - it packs less power at 2000PSI, but is also $130 cheaper than this model, the 150-G.
- Built-in 1 litre soap tank ensures outdoor surfaces will be treated to a deep and soapy clean
- Lance with turbo nozzle is suited to removing stubborn stains - but shouldn’t be used on paintwork, as it can scratch, chip or remove paint from your vehicle, resulting in a costly and counter-productive clean
- Corrosion-resistant aluminium pump facilitates a water output of 6.67 litres per minute, or around 400.2L per hour
- 8 metre high-pressure hose gives you more leeway while cleaning outdoors, letting you stray further from the unit as you clean your outdoor area.
|Category||Electric Pressure Washers|
|Maximum Pressure||2,200 psi|
|Hose Length||8 m|
|Max Water Flow||6.67 L/min|
|Dimensions||930 x 320 x 330 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
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