Troubleshoot RYOBI Pressure Washer that stops during use

Last update: 15/09/2022, 12:13

Applicable Models


Using for extended period

  • If using for an extended period, it's possible the motor over-heated and the thermal overload switch has activated.
  • Allow time for the motor to cool and then restart.


Multiple extension leads

  • The motor maybe low on power if running extra-long or multiple extension leads.
  • Only use one lead suitable for outdoor use and no longer than 25m.


Tripped main circuit breaker

  • As the motor is high-powered it may have tripped the mains circuit breaker if another high-powered appliance was running at the same time.
  • Check your electrical meter circuit breaker.


Running off a power board

  • Running off a power board may impact performance - these are often not suitable to run a Pressure Washer and could cause tripping.


36V RYOBI Pressure Washer:

  • Ensure you are using a 5.0A battery pack and it has enough charge.
  • It must have at least 2 bars to work sufficiently.

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