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Ryobi RY803600 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY803600 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3600 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Ryobi RY803600 3600PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Ryobi RY803600 3600PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Ryobi RY803600 3600PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Ryobi RY803600 3600PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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Description

The RYOBI 3600 PSI Pressure Washer comes equipped with a powerful Honda GX200 commercial duty engine to take on your toughest cleaning jobs. The professional brass head triplex pump delivers 2.5 GPM, and an adjustable throttle allows you to set pressure to your choosing - making it ideal for any cleaning task. The 35 ft. high-pressure hose extends your reach so that you can easily access any area and the auxiliary handle increased comfort while you clean. On-board accessory storage, makes it easy and convenient to swap nozzles whenever you need to. This pressure washer features large 10 in. flat-free wheels that allow for easy transport, and a reversible handle for compact storage when the job is done. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY803600

In summary, the Ryobi RY803600 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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 RY803600 in use

The Ryobi RY803600

The Ryobi RY803600's brass triplex pump, powered by a 196 cc (5.8 hp) engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3600 PSI (approximately 60 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The Ryobi RY803600 thus has a cleaning power of 9000 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GX200 engine.

The fuel is stored in a tank, which can hold up to 0.81 gallon of gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the Ryobi RY803600 grants mobility and stability to the unit. Its sturdy steel tubing frame provides longevity to the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

Weighing 80 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. Its 196 cc Honda GX200 engine, the triplex pump and steel tubing frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Since the RY803600 has a set of two 10" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

Along with the Ryobi RY803600 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. The detergent is diluted with a 20:1 ratio by the Ryobi RY803600's automatic soap dilution mechanism. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 35 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook. A rotating auxiliary side handle further improves both left-handed and right-handed users' comfort.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 



15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

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 RY803600

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Ryobi RY803600's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a low oil protection, a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Ryobi RY803600 also comes with oil, spray gun, wand, pressure hose, soap hose, funnel and tool kit.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY803600 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Product Video

The Ryobi RY803600's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY803600 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With its 3600 PSI max pressure output, the Ryobi RY803600 is in the expected pressure range, for gas-powered units in the $600-700 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Simpson PS60843, which reaches up to 4400 PSI.
  • In comparison to other devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), has one of the lower GPM values. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Simpson PS60843 has the highest GPM of 4.
  • As the RY803600 has a total of 9000 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced gas-powered units. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Simpson PS60843 with its 17600 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 9000 and 9500 Cleaning Units, the Ryobi RY803600 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No soap tank
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the Ryobi RY803600 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3600
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units9000
Engine196 cc 5.8 HP Honda GX200 4-stroke OHV
PumpHimore Triplex
Pump materialBrass
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose35 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 39 x 23 x 21.5 in
Weight80 lbs
Pressure controlYes
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, tool kit, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty5 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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 RY803600 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 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: 1-800-860-4050.

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    This is a great machine! Living in Az I wanted the lowest gpm to conserve water but cleaning power of high pressure.
    This Ryobi fits the bill.Awesome cleaning power. Also, love the ability to throttle it back like working on the car or outdoor furniture, bikes etc. The Honda engine is the best for dependable starts and smooth running. The engine alone costs more than many cheap gas washers. A recommend is to get a quick connect kit from Amazon that is less than $20 that makes hooking up the hose, machine, gun and even the water hose very “quick” and easy! The pressure hose is rather stiff and cumbersome to work with. In Oct. 20 Flexilla has a hose coming out that is supposed to be kink proof and will be rated 3600#.

    + PROS: high pressure Honda quality power $400 by itself triplex pump efficiency throttle control lever....love it. tiger or kitty cat
    - CONS: hose is very stiff...waiting on upgrade.flexilla in Oct. needs quick connects for hookups...$20 amazon
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