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 lost power,fine one day u/s the next!
I think there an inherant fault in the longevity of the components used. If only Karcher would make available spares and a fault finding guide then a lot of people could make attempts to repair them which would be a start!
I will never buy another karcher product be it domestic or commercial.