Shoulda got a engine powered cleaner
I use it mainly for cleaning the concrete patio. It has decent pressure and would probably be ideal for small areas but I have a large area which can get really dirty, wish I had of bought an engine powered unit. The rotary nozzle provides the best cleaning result but it has seized up.
Still a few flaws but better than the rest at this price range
I got the new Stihl RE 119 because the Karcher I had split the pump casing as Karcher's do apparently (I wish I had read the reviews before doing the first purchase which was also the last Karcher I'll ever get. It lasted a total of about 20 hours of use over the few years I owned it which was unfortunately for me greater than their warranty period).
From the reviews the Stihl looked like the best value, despite one negative review about motor tripping, and I have now put several hours onto it and found it to be great, but have also had the motor trip out on me. It hadn't been operating that long (much less than previous usages also and tripped in cooler conditions). It took about 15 minutes of cool down time before it was good again.
Solid Build- But with several design flaws
This unit is certainly built solidly, its heavy and for the most part durable. I have had other brands and they weren't built as well resulting in the pressure hose connection blowing off and stripping the thread.
This Stihl model does have issues though. There appears to be a problem with the thermal cutout to protect the motor. Some times after just turning on the device the thermal cutout will prevent the motor from working and thats when its Stihl cold.(excuse the pun!) I have also had to replace one of the spray attachments - the one...that provides the rotating jet giving the most concentrated water jet. The jet nozzle fails to rotate as it is designed to do and gets stuck in one position. This also causes the nozzle to seem to freeze and instead of a jet you get water dribbling out everywhere. The seals on the hand held stick also have failed and water leaks everywhere. It does a good job when it works but these other faults all appeared after one year when the warranty was up. It always had the thermal cutout issue right from the start that meant you had to leave the unit for some time before it could be used.
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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