Ryobi 20L Wet & Dry RVC-1220I-G

Ryobi 20L Wet & Dry RVC-1220I-G

 VerifiedMPN:RVC-1220I-G
Ryobi 20L Wet & Dry RVC-1220I-G
3.0

24 reviews

PositivevsNegative
46%17%38%

Product is used
  • Daily
  • Several times a week
  • Weekly
  • Rarely
Pet OwnerYes · No
Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
3.5
Ease of Use
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.2
Noise Level
2.5

Reviews

24 reviews
Madcustomer
Madcustomer
  RVC-1220I-G

Worst purchase ever!!!

Worst purchase ever!!!! Wouldn't suck up a potato chip crumb!!! Save your receipt so you can take it back and get another brand. Oh and the battery doesn't come with it, and it's useless too. 20 minutes max time. Show details
HarrisdaleGumby
HarrisdaleGumbyPerth, WA4 posts
  RVC-1220I-G

The most useless vacuum I’ve ever used

Can’t comment on the wet function but the suction power for dry vacuuming is very poor! Show details
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legionair
legionairMid West, WA5 posts
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Good sucker bad atachments

The vacuum has good suction but the hose is like wrestling a boa constricter unusable, the floor attachment is like an ashtray on a motor bike absolutely useless.To use the floor attachment on carpet you can only drag it backwards and on hard floors it tilts off the floor very frustrating. Show details
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Debbie
DebbieLaunceston, TAS2 posts
  RVC-1220I-G

Thought this was good but No

I’m very upset had this vac for couple months. The hose keeps getting kinks in it. Now the house has come apart from handle. Show details
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bosso
bossoSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  RVC-1220I-G

Mostly positive but faulty wheel(s)

Good little cleaner especially for the price. Elec cord a bit short. My only negative is that each time I have used it one of the wheels falls off and this is very annoying! It first occurred on the initial usage. I am unable to tell if it is the same wheel or not.. Show details
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john
john2 posts
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can't buy a filter

tried to buy a filter for my 12201-g 185cm x 130 cm. 20 litre..no one seems to stock this size even Ryobi gave me part wrong number Show details
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Warren N.
Warren N.Hunter Region, NSW
  RVC-1220I-G

I want my Shop Vac back

I had a shopvac for years and it worked perfectly in my workshop and on site.
Thought I'd update and give my shopvac to my son.
What a mistake. The only redeeming feature is the tool control. I.e. when I'm using a sander the sander operates the vacuum. Other than that it is the worst vacuum ever. Most of the suction is lost because of hose. The hose is far too small in diameter, too long and the rough surface of the inside of the hose all combine to create way too much resistance. This can be felt while putting the hose on and off with the vacuum running.
The filter clogs regularly and is difficult to clean.
It needs to be revisited by someone who knows how vacuum cleaners work. Show details
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tom
tom
  RVC-1220I-G

Good suction Cheap components

Snapped the vacuum stick in the first 10 seconds of use. Thin plastic that is not suitable for the job obviously. Suction seemed ok but it's going back to Bunnings and I think I will pass on anything Ryobi from now on. Show details
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Jackie O
Jackie OGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC20 posts
  Verified RVC-1220I-G

Still looks like new

Purchased quite a few years ago and was hardly used. I went to use it for the first time myself to vacuum the car, but it wouldn't turn on at all. Then the huge on/off switch broke, so yeah still all shiny and new but totally useless. Never again. Show details
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stevemcmillan1
stevemcmillan110 posts
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Fábio B.
Fábio B.7 posts
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Anna M
Anna MSydney, NSW7 posts
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Good price and effective

It does a great job. I have carpeted floors which is a bit harder to keep clean if the vacuum doesn’t have a good suction but this one exceeded my expectations. Great price.

It does need to change bags occasionally, but it lasts for so long. So I don’t think it’s a problem  Show details

KeithM
KeithM2 posts
  RVC-1220I-G

Bought to change sand filter

I bought this machine to remove 160kg of wet old sand from my pool sand filter. It did the job very well and the cost compares favourably to hiring. The stainless steel feels a little flimsy but at least that makes it light when the motor is detached when carting the wet sand away.  Show details
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Peter Leonard
Peter Leonard3 posts
  RVC-1220I-G

WORKHORSE

Great suction , had it over 10 years , used for all our renovations and still going strong .Plaster and concrete dust , no problem and wet use in garden equally as powerful. Excellent value for money.Can highly recommend. Show details
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Bertie73
Bertie732 posts
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Poor Spare Part Accessibility

Whilst a powerful and reliable , unfortunately the spare parts required more suited to this climate are difficult to locate? The foam filter, and the rubber sealing beading on the lid are extremely difficult to find a provider on line! In this climate the Garden effluence soon degrades the Foam filter. I have had it for over a year and would recommend the supplier provides 3 foam filters standard with details on replacement in the UK? That would be at least 5 star rating. I use it to clean artificial grass. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Sonia b.
Sonia b. · 20L Wet & Dry RVC-1220I-G

My unit is blowing air from both the exhaust outlet and the top handle unit on one side. Suction is low. Filter clean but have discovered a broken seal around the top of the unit where it attaches to the bucket. Is this the cause?

Glen D.
Glen D. · 20L Wet & Dry RVC-1220I-G

The on/off rocker switch is not working. If i turn the unit upside down the rocker switch falls off - so it is not seated on the switch. I tried pushing hard but I am concerned i might break something if I continue with that. Is there a simple answer to this problem. The unit is less than 6 months old.

Corey T.
Corey T.  

I would take the piece of junk back to Bunning for either a refund, replacement or a completely different machine.
They are a rubbish machine and not very well designed espresso for a workshop vac

Alysia N.
Alysia N. · 20L Wet & Dry RVC-1220I-G

Does anyone know why my vacuum is blowing air and not sucking?

Jo M.
Jo M.  

I have this problem also and I can't figure out how to access the foam filter in the outlet

Details

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Price (RRP) $99$219$169
Bin Capacity20 L30 L30 L
HEPA FilterNo
Weight7.5 kg6.8 kg
Attachments 3.5m Hose, Crevice Tool, Round Brush
ManualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manual
  • MPN: RVC-1220I-G

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