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Easy to set up, powerful enough, good price performance ratio
The everyday price at Bunnings was $129 and I can't complain, the price performance ratio is good. I use it mainly for washing the car with a foam cannon, it works well and has enough PSI to get good foam. I had a Meguiars foam cannon and needed to buy a Bosch/Ryobi adaptor as the pack only had other brands. The 5 metre hose from the device to the wand is a bit short to be honest, particularly for washing a car, otherwise it is highly recommended.
Assembly was really easy.
- Verified purchase
Absolute garbage! The worst of the Chinese-built rubbish!
My partner decided she wanted a domestic pressure cleaner, so we went to Bunnings and she selected this model of Ryobi pressure cleaner.
Took it home, assembled it, connected it up - and soon as the trigger was pulled and let go, the clear plastic fitting holding the inlet filter, exploded like a hand grenade!
I removed the remnants of the clear plastic fitting, and screwed a normal plastic tap adaptor on, its place.
As soon as the unit was started again, and the trigger released, the plastic tap adaptor split open!
So I tried another plastic ...
Had 2 so far both are faulty
After taking the time to put it together, it gave a short hum and then nothing. Got it replaced and the same thing happened again. Total rubbish. Got the impression the sales rep will not be surprised to see me tomorrow when I return it. Shame Ryobi are usually reliable.
Cleaned patio beautifully. It is a slow clean and I ended up getting the patio cleaning attachment to go with it to save time. But using the latter to clean the worst dirt off then targeting stubborn stains and mould with the main cleaner brought up old pavers beautifully. I'm glad I did not buy a cheaper cleaner with less pressure.
Purchased in February 2021.
Low pressure cleaner
Returned to store the very next day. And it was not a straight forward return. The store person called Ryobi and I was asked if I bled the machine properly. Yes exactly that was the question. I explained how the machine was blowing water at the tap pressure out of the hose with the Nozzle Gun disconnected, and suggested perhaps this was a faulty unit. Well they were not having non of it. Somehow it was my bad that I did not read instructions and did not bleed it prior to using. This is having tried it for more than an hour and it was pumping wa...ter at steady stream without the Gun, meaning it must have been bled. This is what it says in the instructions: "Make sure the air in the hose and pump is released before you turn on the product. To remove the air in the hose and pump, connect the water supply to the pump using a garden hose, connect the trigger handle to pump using the high-pressure hose, disengage the trigger handle lock, and press the trigger until there is a steady flow." After an hour of trying this, still no luck. Conclusion is a faulty machine. Why wouldn't they consider it.
Lives up to expectations
Bought a Ryobi RPW140-G today to replace my Karcher K2 washer which loss pressure during the concrete cleaning process.
Karcher pump cylinder head failed after 6 uses, unfortunately out of warranty and replacement part more expensive than new machine.
After using the Ryobi for the toughest job around my house - cleaning years of algae off concrete, all traces of algae and pot plant stains were removed without much effort.
It met the standard of its intended use deeming it fit for purpose.
It certainly beat the Karcher K2 under the same cond...
Purchased in December 2021 for $129.00.
Wouldnt take the skin off custard
Very disappointed in this product.
For something that is 2000psi it didnt even take kids chalk off bricks.
Took it back to Bunnings for a refund.
Dont recommend it at all. You get what you pay for with this product.
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The continual working pressure & flow it provides is as described on the box.
This review is about the Ryobi RPW140-G pressure washer, I did loads of research before buying it, I've listed some of my resources below too.
Basically my first pressure washer was the JET-USA RX525 which I wound up replacing after just 3 weeks because it was garbage. You might look at my review on it as being part one of a saga in which all went bad and this now is the final part of the tale where all comes good in the end. I'll save you some time if you want though and give you the end summary now, as long as your need is satisfied...by a 2000psi pressure washer this is great, it'll go all day, the basic hose in the box isn't prone to kinking or crimping and the trigger won't make your finger hurt from squeezing it because the trigger is actually squeezed by your whole hand. Yes, it is uncomfortable to hold for long periods but because it's a quality unit one can upgrade the fittings, the hose connection into the washer is an M22 fitting thus hose and accessories can be changed. The warranty is pretty indicative of the quality, great warranties aren't put on garbage, this warranty is great, it's a 4 years replacement warranty. If you're interested in avoiding expensive trouble I'll give you the lessons of my expensive pressure washer education for free and hopefully it'll save you some regret later. The best lessons are the ones hardest learnt. The JET-USA RX525 used as my cheap & nasty example is made in China, I actually corresponded with some pressure washer experts in the USA and they've never heard of JetUSA, but there's also loads of other pressure washing companies that use washers made in China that likewise, are available there and not here, all have the same issues. I fell for misleading advertising, spending money on WRONG and then having to spend more money on making it RIGHT! I knew that quality tools if looked after lasted a lifetime. I also believed my budget didn't extend to lifetime quality, I thought buying cheap would only be reflected by less life expectancy for the washer. This point is crucial to the saga, I also bought cheap with the intention of improving the package over time.
Best $89 spent
Purchased for cleaning walls and floors around the house we are renovating. I've never used any other domestic pressure cleaners, only industrial ones. However I am impressed with the performance of this unit. It has saved me countless hours, I have given it a good work out over the last few months, at times running it non stop for an hour or more! Comes with a 4 year replacement warranty, so figured can't go wrong for $89 at bunnings, but it has impressed me. Works great with truck wash for washing the cars too. If more pressure is required I would expect to pay more than $89... I would happily recommend to anyone.
Not Much Pressure for 2000 psi
Bought this unit from Bunnings to clean pool pavers, driveway etc.Yes it will clean but "fan" set very narrow, when you open "fan" to expand "cleaning area" pressure just drops and it takes forever to do various jobs. Very average performer.
Does not do what is expected
Bought this to clean old flaking paint off a deck and clean moss off my cement pathway.Fails dismally in both respects.Frankly disappointed with it.Had a cheap pressure washer years back that worked better.
Purchased in July 2021 for $199.00.
Worked great, for 5 minutes.
I upgraded to this Ryobi unit as my Homelite packed it in after 3 months. I was excited by the look of this unit and the 2000 psi it produced. I put it together and got into cleaning my car which was going well. After literally half the car (5 minutes) I pulled the trigger and nothing.. I unplugged it let it sit for 15 minutes, plugged back in still nothing. Tried again but waited 30 minutes still nothing! The unit just wouldn't turn on at all. I tired not using the extension lead and tried different power points but to no avail.
Took it back to Bunnings for an exchange to a different brand.
Great machine for cheaper price
I just bought Ryobi 140SC yesterday from Bunnings $129, what a bargain. I am not sure what is the difference between 140G and 140SC, they have same rating and look, but this one comes with few extra kits compared to 140G model so it sounds a better choice. I wanted to see how it works, so washed my car. It is really great at work except I found 5m hose is short and I had to walk the machine around. Pressure is pretty good and adjustable at the nozzle. I didn't have a foam nozzle at the time so couldn't try but the soap tank works fine for soapy...water spray. Just have to set it on low pressure setting at nozzle for soapy water. So far for first use it turned pretty good. I think the manual should have little more information how to operate the machine, like starting, maintenance and extra kits. A bit of lazy work in that area.
Did the job
Cleaned 10 years plus of dirt from driveway. It was black before it's looking pretty white & clean now! Light weight, easy to move around with the wheels, more powerful than i thought. Yes I recommend
this product if it cleaned my driveway it could clean almost anything!! Haven't used the patio cleaner yet will update review later! The second photo shows the dark areas on left & right side of driveway is sandstone that i have not yet cleaned! EDIT: 10 months after purchase still going strong cleaned roof tiles! I'm on tank water pressure is still awesome in this machine water pump is a Davey. Two 30 metre gardena hoses joined made it to end of my path :):):)
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Good economical high water pressure cleaner
This high pressure cleaner is quite good. From the box, the user manual has clear and simple pictures to help you set-up the waster. It is compact, has all the hooks and compartments for you to hang your power cord or wand hose.
Performance is adequate. It only has one nozzle, although the nozzle tip can be adjusted (like a hose) to either be a strong single jet stream, or fan out to be a wider 'chisel'. There is also a second ring on the hose nozzle that controls the strength of the water 'blast'.
So overall, I would say it's not as good as the 'industrial-grade' washers, but for $120 from Bunnings, it's a bargain.
Questions & Answers
We bought the RPW 140-G and the straight brush attachment. Used it to wash the car but the brush constantly swivels. Very awkward to try to operate and keep the brush from turning and scratching the duco. Is it supposed to swivel?
Sorry Wendy, I cannot answer this question as I have not purchased or used the straight brush attachment for this washer.
I want to move from Karcher to Ryobi - will Karcher accessories fit the Ryobi machines?
I don't think all of them will, I can't be absolutely sure of this because I've never owned a karcher. The ryobi uses standard M22 screw in, hose fittings on the machine end which I think karcher also use but I think on the wand/lance/gun end of the hose they are different. I think this is the case with just about all domestic use pressure washers. It's easy enough to work around though, I think the karcher also use M22 fittings on the machine end of the hose, if I'm right about that then you'd just have to keep the karcher hose, install that on the ryobi machine when you wanted to use the karcher stuff and do the same for when you wanted ryobi accessories. Cheap and nasty pressure washers eg JetUSA use entirely proprietary fittings on everything so one can't do this with them.
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