Another dud pressure washer.
I bought a Gerni which failed to produce pressure after one use. I got sick of dealing with its problems, and borrowed a friend's Karcher, which failed to produce any pressure at all.
I did some research and bought a Stihl RE 120. It failed to produce pressure on the first use. I connected it to a clean garden tap supply, plugged in the power and turned on the switch. The motor rumbled and vibrated and I pulled the trigger on the wand attached to the pressure hose. A weak stream of water came out, weaker than the garden hose supply.
So, tom...orrow it's back to the game of 'find a pressure washer that works'. I'll lug the Stihl unit back to the retailer, and ask for either my money back or another washer, which I want to see demonstrated to be working in the shop before I have anything to do with it.
Purchased in January 2021 for $399.00.
Well built machine
I checked the reviews and decided to go with the Stihl RE120 as I have had many Stihl products and all have served me well. I was after a machine for use at home, concrete driveway and paved area cleaning as I have a heavy tree coverage on my block, which causes a lot of staining and mould build up. I also picked up the RA82 surface cleaner as I thought it would be suitable for the surfaces I mentioned. The first use really surprised me just how effective the unit was, it stripped the stains and mould with ease, sealed concrete, concrete pavers..., treated pine steps, all came up like new. The machine was easy to setup, was quiet enough as to not need hearing protection, safety boots and eye protection an absolute must. I have mainly used maximum pressure setting but also wound it back when I was just cleaning up at the end of the jobs, very impressive at all levels. The braided hose and hand piece have been faultless, as with all the accessories. I recommend this machine for any job at your house that you can throw at it.
Purchased in January 2021 for $479.00.
Not as good as it should be for the money
I bought this as I wa sure it would be better than a cheaper one from Bunnings. Was great initially but have had a few problems in the first year or so and have had to send it back for repair which have taken forever!! 2 month on one repair and 3 months on another (due to covid). I make sure that I start it and end how you are meant to but it has overall been a poor purchase I would say. Expected more for the $$
Purchased in October 2018 at GYC.
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I bought this after reading reviews here for the RE119 so thanks everyone for helping me make a decision. This is the new version which largely has the same specs. Retails for $400. So much better than Karcher and Gerni models I've used.
The most surprising aspect is how quiet this thing is for how much power it has! The pressure and flow rate is perfect for washing cars and blasting concrete.
It has a side door to enclose the rolled up power lead and nozzles. All the components are made from really tough plastic. The hose is easy to deal wit...h and seems good quality, with a braided nylon exterior wrap and internal steel braid. The soap bottle is decent and makes a good foam jet. Best part is its heavy enough that you can yank on the hose and it doesn't tip over.
Questions & Answers
How to prime or get rid of air in hose. Starts working then stops is air in the hose the problem
Check your water supply and make sure that you have adequate pressure. Try running on lower pressure setting to establish water flow. Check condition of your water supply hose as it could be sucking air into the machine if it has holes. Try another hose if you have one, or another tap.
Thankyou, working ok now, cleared a air lock in the hose. Turned of power on machine let water run , now working fine.
What is the correct procedure to start and stop Stijl pressure washer
Ensure that the pressure hose and hand piece are connected properly at both ends. Make sure that the power selector switch is in off position. Connect the water supply and turn water on. Now connect power lead and turn on the power at the outlet. While holding the hand piece turn on the power selector switch on the machine. You should be primed and ready to use the hand piece at your selected pressure setting. When you are finished turn selector switch to off, then turn power outlet off and remove plug from outlet. Now turn water off at tap and press trigger on hand piece to release any stored pressure. Now remove hose connection.
Thankyou, air lock in hose. All sorted, working fine now.
Has this got the stainless steel cylinders and aluminium heads ?
|Category||Electric Pressure Washers|
|Maximum Pressure||2,030 psi|
|Hose Length||8 m|
|Max Water Flow||8.3 L/min|
|Cord Length||5 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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- MPN: RE120
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