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Ryobi RY141612 - Spec Breakdown

The Ryobi RY141612 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1600 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI1600
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units1920
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles15°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageNone
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 12.5 x 10 x 9.5 in
Weight16.4 lbs
Pressure controlNo
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty3 years

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Description

The RYOBI 1600-PSI Electric Pressure Washer features a lightweight, portable design with on-board storage for user convenience. It also includes three nozzles: 15°, soap, and turbo for 50% faster cleaning. Great for use on bikes, campers, grills, patio furniture and more, the RYOBI 1600-PSI Electric Pressure Washer combines portability with convenience for a unit that can go anywhere to get the job done. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY141612

The Ryobi RY141612 is a light duty pressure washer, and enables:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions
  • intense cleaning of hard surfaces

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The Ryobi RY141612 in use

The Ryobi RY141612

With a 13 amp universal motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of 1600 PSI (roughly 27 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values as per PW101-2010), resulting in the Ryobi RY141612's cleaning power of 1920 Cleaning Units.

Since it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the RY141612 is started simply by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of L12.5 x W10 x H9.5 in, the Ryobi RY141612 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the RY141612 convenience of transport. The handle’s design prevents it from falling apart, since it is molded in the frame.

Because the device weighs just 16.4 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. Even though the RY141612 doesn’t have any wheels, their absence is fully compensated by this light weight.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY141612's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The detergent is diluted with a 20:1 ratio by the Ryobi RY141612's automatic soap dilution mechanism. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: This washer comes with an easy-to-connect 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose. However, it doesn't feature any proper storage solution for it (no reel, strap or hook).
  • Spray gun and wand: This unit includes a classic ergonomic spray gun and a wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 3 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

15°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Ryobi RY141612

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Ryobi RY141612 features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Ryobi RY141612 are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as wand, spray gun, power cord and pressure hose.

Product Videos

The Ryobi RY141612's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY141612 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY141612 with its 1600 PSI achieves a lower pressure value, compared to other electric pressure washers in the $70-100 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the WEN PW22 with a PSI of 2100.
  • The achievable water flow of this washer, which reaches 1.2 GPM (gallons per minute) can be described as low, compared to other devices in its price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX, that can deliver up to 1.8 GPM.
  • The RY141612 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 1920 CU (PSI x GPM). In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX and its 3690 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY141612 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Portable
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No soap tank
  • No pressure hose storage
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Ryobi RY141612 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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About Ryobi

Ryobi Seisakusho Co. (now simply Ryobi) is a Japanese company founded in 1943, with power tool manufacturing beginning in 1968. In January 2018, the power tools division was sold to the Kyocera Corporation, though still retaining the Ryobi brand name. It continues to be a popular brand of cordless battery-powered, corded electric, and gas-powered outdoor equipment. One of its 12 international manufacturing facilities is in Shelbyville, Indiana USA. In the US and Canada, Ryobi tools and outdoor power equipment are distributed primarily through Home Depot stores.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY141612 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Ryobi pressure washers, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-525-2579.

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