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Written on: 09/04/2011
I too bought a Karcher because my father has had the same one for over 15 years with a massive amount of use with out any problems , so I thought of nothing else but to purchase a Karcher , I used it once it did the job but didnt feel of the same quality as I remmembered . I lent it to my mother-in-law to clean the fence but it started to smoke and catch on fire , she felt bad knowing it was new so she took it back to the store and they said it was her fault as you shouldn't use it for more… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2011
Awful 13 months old used 5 times, phoned Karcher they are always busy spent afternoon trying to get details of repair dealers, could not get thro.
It is the second Karcher that has gone wrong after 12 months… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2011
Purchased a K5.55, brilliant, for approximately 6 hours use (Max). Now it has lost pressue badly, won't rotate the T-Racer or Dirt Blaster. Karcher say "check for air lock" (standard 'kiss off' response). Expensive machine purchased with longevity in mind, lasted shorter time than the £24.99 machine purchased from local market (ironically 10% of the purchase price of the K5.55)
Rubbish machine, rubbish support, rubbish company. Do not buy Karcher!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/03/2011
i feel this is getting a very bad press for no good reason. mine works fine , yes you can smell something ,but it is not affecting the washer.it aint going to do all day every day ,but is great for most domestic jobs.i wash 3 cars and a large van every weekend without a problem.mine is a k2.36… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/02/2011
bought a karcher k2.360
used for 10 minutes on concrete paving
thing started to smell , smoke was coming out of unit and pressure loss
took back and got my money back
wouldnt touch this product with a forty foot barge pole.
will hire a machine to do the job, much safer option
Al… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/02/2011 by lionn (3 reviews written)
I was just about to replace my 3 year old Lavor which works but I think is a piece of c**p, with a new Karcher. After reading the reviews below, I think I think I'll put my money back in the ol oak chest and stick to my piece of c**p… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/01/2011 by jimbayfield (1 review written)
I can only agree with the comments about Karcher. The latest was my third but only lasted from the summer - stored in cellar for winter - used once in Jan and now the cheap plastic pump is leaking so I have just binned it.The later modl are lightweight and shoddy will never buy another Karcher pressure washer… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2011
Like most people on here I have purchased more than one of these thinking the first failure was bad luck! They seem to change model number every few months whilst inherently the same machine.
Little use on all three units I have purchased I would say no more than 5hrs each. Biggest job was to clear the moss from my paved driveway, a typical domestic task I would say and probobaly two hours intermittant use although may have been continously for ten minutes before pausing to sweep up.
They all… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2010
Bought it last year,cleaned everything in sight,dog included,All good.
Put it away,got out today to clean patio,water pouring out inside and pulsating,virtually nil pressure.
Thought it was me,changed connectors,etc.
Asked Hubbie on return,looks like it has had it says he,after 1 use?
Nearly chucked it over hedge!
Of course, out of Warranty,and thrown box away.
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Written on: 22/07/2010
Same as other folks. Used a few times over summer before last. Left in basement over winter - come spring wouldn't work. Stripped down, bought expensive replacement bits. Re-assembled - worked. Left in basement over winter (no frost or nasties) come spring - dead again. Stripped down but no joy. Binned the piece of c**p. Avoid at all costs!… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2010
junk..used half a dozen times in 18 months.Same issues as everyone else.
bought a small oee first, blamed the failure on not having the right tool for the job..got the bigger more expensive model, what an idiot!! will never purchase karcher again… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/06/2010
Got the Aldi one-2.1 KW. Used it 3 times and now low pressure and pulsating when lance off. Stripped it down and found nothing wrong.
Any ideas ?… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/05/2010
Karcher 330M A terrible piece of junk. This is my second one, I should have learned. First one failed right away so I took it back where I bought it and got another. Had it for 2 yrs, used maybe 6 times, now leaking water profusely internally and pressure dropping. No repairs at a reasonable cost. Do Not Buy a Karcher!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/04/2010
I bought a Karcher (supposed to be the best!) The machine is so light it continually falls over. Small unmanageable hose (stiff as steel) small electrical lead.
Inferior small plastic hose to place into your patio cleaning solution.
Very noisy and not very powerful.
Cheap looking plastic case.
Used it once and dumped it.
Now have a much more powerful and reliable washer and thankfully its NOT a Karcher… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2010
Absolute rubbish, purchased 3 years ago & after very little light use started leaking oil, then started tripping power as soon as switched on.Told by Karcher agent it was totally uneconomic to repair. Price of parts on internet is astronomic - 1L of oil £66 ! Was also told that pumps in these domestic machines overheat & fail if used continuously on full pressure for 5-6 minutes. Seems they are only suitable for short bursts of power - not much use in that.Would not buy a Karcher pressure… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/04/2010
This product must be made to fail, judging by the price of the spares sky high prices for little pieces of plastic that cost pennies to make, wouldn't by ever again or recommend. Ive never heard a decent word said about karcher, Trade descriptions should take a serious look at this company… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/04/2010
Garbage, leaks, trips power supply, never buy another one again… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/04/2010 by arabica (1 review written)
Absolute rubbish. I've had one for 3 years and it's bombed out 4 times. In order to avoid problem, I buy another one, change over the pump from the old one and return it to shop, refunded. Done this 4 times now. The reason I do this - something that gets used 12 times a year should have a little more longevity. One star is too generous… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/02/2010
Karcher pressure washer? no thanks I wouldnt have another if it was given to me. I've been unfortunate to own several, but after a few months use they fall apart,leak water,oil from the pump, you have to take the wand apart from the pistol frequently to get any decent pressure, my advice stay away from karcher pressure washers they simply not worth the money,karcher dont want to know ,repair service centres repairs expensive, make for uneconomical to repair… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/11/2009
I have had two of these now one of which was a replacement for a faulty one, they are absolute rubbish, the replacement one is now faulty, Karcher"s guarantee policy is all wrong, they give a 12 month warranty but lets face it they dont get used every day, I use mine maybe half a dozen times a year… Read Full Review
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