Works well but documentation not adequate
Initially pressure fantastic but then on second use it just trickled out with lots of foam from the degreaser. Eventually discovered that if you click the nozel forward,(away from trigger) the unit only puts out little water with lots of degreaser or detergent. When you click the the nozzel back towards the trigger you get the full pressure. There are diagrams in the instruction book showing Musle hand + and Muscle hand- but no written information about what it means. If you put the spray unit in and out of the back guides rather than the side...holder you can inadvertantly push the nozel in and pull it out should it catch on the way out. This may explain the problem many have had with pressure suddenly being lost. Rotating the nozel changes from circular fan to straight narrow jet. Great machine but let down by poor documentation.
Not worth buying.
In summary when it worked it worked well..it however has long periods of low pressure..not sure why...cheap quality hose with a split developed within spool end. Extremely poor quality and build..winding handle continually falling off, and mounts for power cord a waste of time.
Bought from Bunnings. Worked well for about 2hrs, then lost all pressure, same as other owner listed. There appears to be some inherent problem. I can't see this machine listed in Bunnings anymore, which may be indicative of an issue? Am getting a replacement but not confident of long term reliability.
Ryobi RPW170-G Same fault twice
I purchased a Ryobi pressure washer 2500 psi and on the first day going very well and then it suddenly lost total pressure barely able to spit a drop of water. I returned it to Bunnings who where very helpful and replaced with no hassles what so ever. The second unit also after and hour or so developed the same fault. It was working fine then without warning lost all pressure.
I did very thing I could do to get it going check and rechecked the unit water pressure from the tap all connections. short from pulling it apart did every thing I cou...
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Started great, BUT replaced within 2 months
Bought it following advice from local Bunnings, as it has 4 year "replacement" warranty, heaps of power and very competitive $299 vs other well known brands at more more money.
1. Within first few uses, the O-ring in the 'gun' split, no drama go to Bunnings and buy part and sorted
2. It's bit top heavy, fell over and handle for hose reel snaps, let's say that's my fault so I fix that
3. This weekend the wheel comes off, no idea how to fix it (suspect weight of machine which is substantial is too much for tiny screw to hold).
Hats off to Bunnings who replaced it, though my local one didn't stock anymore had to go to another location.
Questions & Answers
I bought a 2500 psi Ryobi pressure cleaner and not sure how to make the soap come out
I have used Ryobi tools and equipment before and never had strange issues like this before.
My RPW-170G 2500PSI unit is only 4 weeks old and the machine is leaking oil from the bottom of the machine. I wouldn't have thought this machine would leak oil as it is not an old machine. I am not happy this is leaving oil on my clean concrete floor where it has been sitting overnight.
What is wrong with it?
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