Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Alexander Good unit
I purchased this at HD about the same time as Jim77. Contrary to Jim, the unit works fine for me, and I have to clean a lot of concrete driveway, part of the street concrete covered with black mold, outside house walls, windows, patio, patio furniture and accessories, etc. I typically run it for two days during the weekend, 3 times a year.
The unit is working as advertised, lots of power, easy start, good on gas. Just changed oil today, used 5W30 synthetic. The engine takes 0.6 liters of oil, according to the manual (=0.634 qt), This web site did not allow me to upload the PDF manual for the engine, but it can be easily found by searching for 129042630160998465.pdf.
Have not changed oil in the Cat pump, have to find the one recommended by the Cat Corporation.
Jim77 probably got a faulty unit, provided he is doing everything right: there is a no-oil shutoff sensor, and stale gas can clog the carburetor. For the later, I normally either try to run out of gas before putting the unit into storage or stuff off the gas valve and work till the engine stalls, sucking the gas out of carburetor this way.
Some people forget the ignition switch and the gas shut-off. Do not know about this engine, but on B&S engines it is easy to moist the air filer with oil or gas, then the engine will have not enough air. I rinse the air filter in gas and dry it, this removes the oil spill.
Another trick while starting the power washer: keep pulling the trigger on your spray wand to release the water pressure. I normally close the choke, start, then immediately open the choke,
Enjoy your Cat/Subaru pressure washer!
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by deweygjaxc1 rigid3300 pressure washer
i have had several gas washers this one is by far the best yet starts 1st pull every time easy to manuver in tight areas and the subaru motor is very quiet compared to units i have had its a great product well worth the money
November 28, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jim77 Long Term Review
Ok, I really wanted to like this thing. Reviews were decent, great power, CAT pump and although I've never owned a Suburu/Robin engine it looked like a good bet. Out of the box, ran well, powerful etc etc etc. It said easy starting, NO WAY. it would start on the first few pulls but you really had to get on it, heavy heavy pull. My wife couldn"t use it, nuff said. I did all the routine maintenance as required but after about a year it refused to run. Would start for a minute and quit. Spent countless hours with tech folks to troubleshoot to no avail. TOTAL PIECE OF JUNK. SUBURU EFI is no good. Would idle down and quit, and finally just wouldn't run. I'm meticulous with my tools. THIS IS JUNK, pump is great, SUBURU engine IS TERRIBLE!!! It's all Honda engines for me from here on out, don't care what the price is. If you read a review and it says, the SUBURU engine is comparable to the Honda, it's a lie. SUBURU ENGINE IS LOUD AND A GAS HOG! Poor quality, won"t last, support is non-existant. Will someone please build a unit with a CAT pump and a HONDA engine.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MIKE5567 ITS ALL ABOUT THE PUMP
I have owned several pressure cleaners in the last three years. I am here to tell you that none of them came close to this model by RIGID. Fantastic strong machine with quality CAT pump. Worth every penny because you will never have to buy another!!!!
May 4, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Murph Great value for under $1,000.
Ordering online was easy and shipping was free; arrived in 3 days! As with other reviews, my machine leaked some pump oil, and it was on both the side and bottom (inside) of carton. Not enough to prevent running, but will end up changing the pump oil sooner than 25 hours. Machine could be better protected for shipping to prevent rub marks on the fold down handle. Very easy to assemble, add 4cycle oil, etc. - remember the machine is shipped with some engine oil, do not overfill or empty the entire 18 oz bottle included. Fired up on second pull and ran very well. Used for 3 hours and did not exhibit any leaks or problems. Idle down feature is terrific and worth the extra $50 by ordering this model online and skipping the model sold through HD Stores. Best value for power washer priced under $1,000.
May 7, 2012