All's great UNTIL you need parts
I have two RE109. They both work perfectly. They are good machines. Interestingly, at the time of purchase the Stihl dealer lent me the top model to use. I really couldn't see any difference in power, SO I bought the cheapest. All was fine until the power (rotating head) ceased to turn. The replacement price quoted was more than 50% of a replacement machine. I checked out the price of a new lance so as to use an aftermarket ceramic ball turbo head and found that too, to be more than 50% of a new machine SO I bought a new machine, and relegated ...the old machine to car duty, and the new machine with its' new rotating head to concrete duty. So far, all is well. What happens when the turbo head of the new machine stops rotating? I will probably buy a different brand, as I don't like to gouged by spare parts prices. I had a similar experience with Stihl's wet vacuum cleaner. Nice machine, BUT the filter replacement cost was c. 25% of the cost to buy the machine. So I relegated the Stihl to wet work and for dry, after looking at the price of parts, I bought a Ryobi. The replacement Ryobi filter c. $15, the Stihl filter quote, more than $55. Summary: IMO great machines, well made, well designed BUT, I feel the management of Stihl believe in the words of Alfred Sloan, past chairman of GM, "Our business is to sell parts and we do not really care if they are made up into cars or not". Seems to me, to be a very short sighted business model.
Purchased in January 2015 at Stihl Dealer for $200.00.
THIS MODEL IS A LEMON
I bought this cleaner just less than 3 years ago for $399.00 and i did a lot of research on this and all the other brands and have had nothing but a frustrating time over that period every time i go to use it and pull the trigger i live in fear of no response from the machine i have had it back to the Stihl shop Payneham twice for repairs i really look after this machine and it looks like new and i also (when it works )flush it will anti corrosion after use they tell me its Adelaide water blah,blah blah which is rubbish i have friends that have...Archer,and Gurney pressure cleaners that just throw them in the back of their utes and pull them out every few months treated rough as guts and away they go as i have just had it repaired i am thinking of selling it of and buying a cheaper more reliable pressure cleaner from Bunnings .I have found this thing very embarrassing to take out get ready to operate and it doesn't work . Sorry Stihl but this lemon should be more reliable if it is going to carry the Stihl brand .
Purchased in August 2018 at Stihl Dealer for $399.00.
Broke after 2years of very light duties - not made to last
Bought in dec 2018 - after 2 and a bit years of very light duties (used maybe 7 or 8 times) stopped working - broken pressure piston
My cheap pressure washer lasted longer than this and when it died I thought stihl = quality so bought this.
I would recommend you Look elsewhere - stihl price doesn’t match quality
Purchased in December 2018 for $389.00.
Questions & Answers
My RE119 has been back to the dealer repeatedly since new . Electronic pressure switch at first not cutting in then cutting in and out repeatedly (pulsing). Has never worked properly and Stihl advised they 'could not address technical aspects'. I live in regional vic and use pumped tank water, not mains. Any suggestions
It could be that the pressure from your tank is not high enough and causing the pressure switch to play up like it has. I think if you could increase the pressure from your tank may do the trick.
thanks. The pressure is the same as the house pressure (same pump) and our house pressure is fine.
Hi, I purchased a Stihi 109 and have been having problems with the male hose fitting flying out of the gun when the water and power is turned on. I have taken it to the dealer and they fixed it but it has happened again. Looks Ike a design fault in the gun. Any suggestions on how to fix.
Ok; about 3 years ago i purchase a Stihl re 119 pressure washer , it was the middle priced unit ( $399 Au ) and was purchased from the local stihl agent i Mildura. Worked fine from day one and looked after our 3 cars and caravan. Of late all that has gone wrong was a little "O" ring on the end of high pressure hose where it connects into the wand.
I noticed that on the last time that the washer was used that the high pressure hose had developed a pinhole leak in the hose. The hose is a braided hose and to have this happen only after 3 years was a bit of a shock, but not as bad as on checking with my local Stihl agent was told the price of a replacement hose would be $170.00. Nearly 50% of the cost of what i bought the pressure washer for. NOT HAPPY JAN is a understatement. You can not phone Stihl Australia and they only have a website. I have E-mailed them about the hose to see if there is anything that they can help me with in regards to the cost , the first time i got a response in a couple of hours as they wanted the serial number and i responded with the number the same day. NO RESPONSE from Stihl what so ever after that and i even re E-mailed them a couple of days later as l have not heard from them at all. IF i was to buy a replacement High pressure washer and after the treatment that i have had with Stihl it would be the last on my list.
I have found out that OK the pressure washer is 3 + years old but has seen light use but the hose has started to show signs of wear, as the high pressure hose has in sum places has the braide showing. But 3 years old and a replacement cost is so high. This washer was purchased to replace a 17 year old GMC pressure washer that is still going strong ( was given to my son in law ) AND with the original hose, and cost around $100.00 at the time.
Purchased in August 2016 at Stihl Dealer for $399.00.
Stephen, I had exactly the same issue and response from Shihl. I cannot believe Stihl don't resolve this issue. To anyone reading this, DON'T BUY A STIHL RE 109.
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The Stihl RE 119’s 125-bar pressure is equivalent to around 1820 psi, which makes it a light-to-medium-duty electric pressure washer.
A variable pressure fan jet nozzle allows you to adjust the pressure to suit different cleaning tasks – narrowing the jet stream when you need high pressure cleaning for heavy-duty outdoor areas.
Reviewers appreciate this model primarily for its ease of use on several outdoor surfaces, including the patio, driveway, and windows.
This Stihl pressure washer is designed with a trolley, telescopic handle, a detergent spray, and a foldable front cover that doubles as a storage spot for the fan and rotary nozzles.
|Category||Electric Pressure Washers|
|Maximum Pressure||1,813 psi|
|Hose Length||8 m|
|Max Water Flow||5.6 L/min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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