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MacAllister MAC 1

“Terrible machine”

Written on: 23/07/2014 by SalvadorTurner338 (1 review written)

This is a really bad purchase. Had water putting out of the gun so replaced it at expense to me. Same thing happened. Couldn't get another as store had stopped supplying. I wonder why. Tried a universal gun and lance but had to buy the hose. No. 3 now broken as water pours out the connection. So that's 5 guns and lances I've had. Think I've spent well over £100 on replacement parts and still can't use pressure washer. Giving up… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“Rubbish”

Written on: 01/02/2014

This has been the worst purchase I have ever had. Its 3 years old had two lance's taken out to today lance once again covered me with water Bought from B&Q will not by any of their products again nor go to B&Q as there service was terrable… Read Full Review

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Joanneknight's Comment

Written on: 18/03/2014

Bought one yearand one month ago used about 5 times trigger now leaking water. B anq were not interested

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MacAllister MAC 1

“non pressure washer”

Written on: 09/04/2013

bought this from b+Q. took it home conected water and plugged it in. It ran for less than three seconds then stopped.took it straight back not impressed at all. Will not buy any MacAllister product again… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“Waste of Money”

Written on: 16/03/2013

We saw the Mcallister 1700watt 130bar Pressure Washer at B… Read Full Review

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Peterhutchinson's Comment

Written on: 30/03/2013

Don't ever buy one of these units.
Worst thing I ever purchased and no help whatsoever from MR B & Q.

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MacAllister MAC 1

“Macallister pressure washer model MAC 360 pwa”

Written on: 21/10/2012 by RICHARDPOMERY (1 review written)

bought this washer in 2006 and has been used very heavily to clean my JCB digger, about 250 square meters of slabs 3 times a year taking 3days each time running about 6 hours each day continuous, used for cleaning 28 foot swimming pool, plus son uses it for his car bussiness, only just today adjustable lance end has broke ( i have all the bad luck ) And no i dont work for B&Q . BUT IF YOUR READING THIS I WOULD APPRECIATE A FREE LANCE HA HA… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“B &Q the Mac Allister Pressure Washer DONT BUT”

Written on: 12/09/2011

We should have known better than to buy the Mac allister pressure washer, never again and to all those that may think about buying it .. DON'T Purchased 2009 used 3 times to clean patios , so not an item used regulary, only ocassional usage. The trigger mechanisum packs up water going everywhere that was early 2010, but as out of the 12 month warrenty got in touch with spares and purchased a new trigger unit (june 2010) cost £47, guess what used 2/3 times trigger unit packs up again with… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/12/2011

Hi, did you get any further with this? I have exactly the same issue. I thought it may be the 'O' rings in the valve section, I have replaced these and there is no change - same fault as your handle(s), mine is also unusable. Any information on how far you get with B&Q will be of assistance to me and others who may require bullets…

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Stokebruce's Comment

Written on: 27/04/2013

I had the exact same issue with my MAC3. replaced every O ring in the gun, but I still ended up wetter then what it should have been spraying!! Complete waste of money! It wasn't cheap either!

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Nms2247's Comment

Written on: 14/12/2011

Hi, did you get any further with this? I have exactly the same issue. I thought it may be the 'O' rings in the valve section, I have replaced these and there is no change - same fault as your handle(s), mine is also unusable. Any information on how far you get with B7Q will be of assistance to me and others who may require bullets…

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MacAllister MAC 1

“I bought this pressure washer last year, I used it on...”

Written on: 27/04/2011

I bought this pressure washer last year, I used it on my decking and cleaned the car, I put it away for the winter took it out the following summer and discovered that it would only work for a few minutes.
Basically the motor keeps cutting out, it runs for about three minutes then cuts out and then restarts after about two more minutes.
I found that bouncing it off a wall can help, doesn't help the pressure washer but made me feel a bit better… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“I bought a mac 3 and used it about 3 times. Very...”

Written on: 17/04/2011

I bought a mac 3 and used it about 3 times. Very powerful but guess what, water stated to gush out of the handle. It is clearly a design fault and if i had read these reviews first i wouldnt have bought one. However some good news. Thanks to someone else on here i was able to buy a new handle for it from 'Spares Giant'tel. 01772329568. They were very helpful and understood the problem. They sell a replacement gun/lance (about £32) and it fits easily onto your existing pipe.They sell a lot as… Read Full Review

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Written on: 30/05/2011

guess what i have the same problem thanks for the tip

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MacAllister MAC 1

“The Mac2 pressure washer was guaranteed for 3 years....”

Written on: 14/01/2011 by VincentT (2 reviews written)

The Mac2 pressure washer was guaranteed for 3 years. The lance leaked very badly. B&Q refused to replace it (said the lance was an "accessory"). So I sued them in the small claims court and got my purchase price refunded.
My advice - never buy any B&Q own brand electrical products. But if you have, and its still under guarantee, SUE… Read Full Review

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Andyhun's Response to VincentT's Review

Written on: 07/04/2013

THANK YOU FOR THE INPUT. I BOUGHT A MACALLISTER COD2300PG GENERATOR LAST YEAR AND PETROL LEAKED EVERYWHERE INCLUDING IN MY CAMPERVAN WHEN TRANSPORTING IT AND WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE STORE TODAY (SUNDAY 7/4/13) WITH IT THEY JUST TOLD ME TO RING AN 0845 NUMBER AT MY COST ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY........ GRRRRRRR !!!

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MacAllister MAC 1

“THIS IS A MACC 3 BOUGHT FROM B,Q 11 MONTHS AGO WHAT A...”

Written on: 11/12/2010

THIS IS A MACC 3 BOUGHT FROM B,Q 11 MONTHS AGO WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH BQ DONT WANT TO KNOW THEY DONT SUPPORT THEM ANYMORE, NO WONDER. THIS COST MY PARTNER OVER £199.00 IT WAS FOR MY BIRTHDAY IT IS NOT SOMTHING YOU USE EVERYDAY, I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX TO WASH THE CAR AND IT JUST PUSHED WATER ALL OVER THE FLOOR I HOPE THAT YOU READ THIS MACALLISTER.
WHY DO YOU TURN OUT MACHINES LIKE THIS LOAD OF cr@p ALL THAT MONEY AND FOR WHAT BQ DONT WANT TO KNOW YOU OR THE RUBBISH THAT YOU TURN OUT.
YOUR… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“I completely endorse what everyone else has written....”

Written on: 28/09/2010

I completely endorse what everyone else has written. This machine is the biggest pile of cr@p ever. I've used it no more than 6 times but the trigger is f$cked, it p!sses water out everywhere and the motor sppeds up and slows down like some demented duracell rabbit. A dreadful piece of equipment that B&Q should be ashamed of. Clearly produced with the sole intention of making something cheap that promised the earth and delivers nothing… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“Bought this product around 6 months ago. Used it...”

Written on: 13/09/2010

Bought this product around 6 months ago. Used it around a dozen times until the handle started p...ing out water and water leaking from base. Took it back to B&Q for an exchange product but as I had lost my receipt they wanted nothing to do with it. What a joke especially when its obvious the product is a complete piece of cr.p. They OBVIOUSLY KNOW ITS CR.P because they have withdrew it from their shelves. Will not be back to B&Q EVER!!!!… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“This product (Mac 2) is absolute kenk! - Used three...”

Written on: 06/09/2010

This product (Mac 2) is absolute kenk! - Used three times and then handgun piping perished losing pressure making it now as useful as a trap door in a canoe!
Given the reviews I have read I presume that product testing prior to its introduction was none existant. Tried to get spare lead without success but having read the reviews it would probably be a waste of time - B & Q were about as helpful as a thunderstorm at a picnic and their staff are as thick as mince.
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MacAllister MAC 1

“the machineis rubbish. After using is 4 times the...”

Written on: 25/07/2010

the machineis rubbish. After using is 4 times the water was gushing out of the handle. If you look inside the handle it is so badly made it's no wonder it fails. Here's what to do. Write to B & Q and tell them that the machine is not fit for purpose and what are they going to do about it as it's an own brand product. They should write back and tell you to return it for a refund. I did, despite being 2 years old and 'hey presto' they gave me my money back!

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MacAllister MAC 1

“After using the Mac1 for so long and it breaking then...”

Written on: 11/06/2010

After using the Mac1 for so long and it breaking then upgrading to a Mac 2, we had this product for 11 months. We bought it brand new in March 2009 and used it twice to clean the paving front and back. Earlier last month, just a few weeks out of warranty, pulled it out to clean the patio again and the handle leaks like a broken gutter in a storm. No replacement handle available and can't see many details for contacting MacAllister ..LOS!… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“I bought the Macallister Mach 1 in Summer 2008 and...”

Written on: 22/05/2010 by Phantomjet41 (1 review written)

I bought the Macallister Mach 1 in Summer 2008 and cleaned a small Patio and a short pathway. I took it back last Summer 2009 as the motor would not switch on, and exchanged for a Mach 2 at just under £90 for which I paid the difference in price. It too was used to do the same cleaning job and then it was stored away until today. When I tried to use it, water simply gushed out of the handle and so we had another trip to B&Q. My treatment was appalling, waiting one and a half hours to see a… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“Macalister Mac 3 - very powerful but one week out of...”

Written on: 02/05/2010

Macalister Mac 3 - very powerful but one week out of warranty and water came spewing out of the trigger handle. B&Q are a waste of space, they no longer stock or support this product. The best they could do was to reccommend an Expand It replacement trigger and hose at £30, which they didn't have in stock and they couldn't tell me if my existing attackments would fit… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“I bought the Mac 4 pressure washer from B & Q, it is...”

Written on: 19/03/2010

I bought the Mac 4 pressure washer from B & Q, it is the daddy of all the cheap pressure washers, works fantastically, I have read the reviews of all the Mac 1's and Mac 2's, and in my opinion if you buy a Lada Car, you have to expect it to run like a Lada car. If you buy a very very cheap price pressure washer, you have to expect it to perform likewise. The Mac 4 is so powerful and compactly built, it all so has an auto pump cut off when the trigger is not pulled, hence saving the motor and… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“This Mac2 is rubbish. The water pours out of the...”

Written on: 17/03/2010 by hughpat (2 reviews written)

This Mac2 is rubbish. The water pours out of the handle and the product cannot be used. A complete waste of money. I can't find the company even on the internet. and can't find parts… Read Full Review

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MacAllister MAC 1

“having bought a MAC 2 from B&Q, and after only using...”

Written on: 07/03/2010

having bought a MAC 2 from B&Q, and after only using it 10 times the water was leaking from the base of the gun and it wasnt keeping the pressure. With no receipt after 10mths B&Q wouldnt help and were completely useless, dont buy this product or anything from B&Q… Read Full Review

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