Written on: 04/11/2013
I have heard much about Karcher products over recent years. Friends of mine wax lyrically about how much easier cleaning jobs of all types around the home become with one of these devices. Some of the jobs they describe as being made easier do strike me as being those which could quite easily be ignored in most cases. Does one necessarily need to constantly clean a concrete drive ? Nevertheless I decided to take the plunge and spent over a hundred pounds on this particular model, the... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2013
Mine is getting on 10 years old and is only now showing signs of starting to die! it has had a very well used life, from car cleaning, decking and fence cleaning, fleet of vans at work, complete 50m sq. workshop floor (and this was using a syphon pipe from a water tub and sucking it up, which these are not meant to do!)I only see bad reports of these but this one has been great. I will be buying another one at the weekend to replace it. You have to follow the storage instructions and make... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2013 by windowman1954
Had 2 karchers k2s used only for light domestic use. First one died after 13 months and no more than an hours use in total in that time,threequaters of way thru cleaning my decking i stopped for a cup of tea and the machine refused to start , asked an engineer to look at it result skip it.No2 same problem used very lightly after 15 months using it to clean my daughters fence it stopped never to start again.The very annoying thing is both these machines still looked in new condition they just... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2013
My second Karcher 2.94 and just as unreliable as the first one which worked a coupl of times then began to overheat if used more than a couple of times. The replacement has been used twice and now broken down with burning smell from motor. Beware-if you keep your karcher jet washer in the shed they'll say that frost invalidates the warranty. Nilfisk next time who use metal rather than plastic pump. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2012
Written on: 18/04/2012 by Mundy56 (3 reviews written)
I bought this power washers because of the name, and at first it was great. I noticed after a few uses that the pressure had dropped quite a bit and upon investigation I could see water leaking from inside the unit. I looked inside and could see water coming out of the actual pump casing!!! Then it is made of plastic but still I never expected this for the money. The pump is very powerful but the plastic casing just wasn't up to scratch. I got my money back and bought a bosch aquatak 1250... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2012
Used three times on paths and drive ways. Just like other reviews, smelt burnt plastic. Turned of and pulled apart and the motor fan had melted off the shaft and chewed into the cowling. Going to try a fix that may work. Maybe ok for people who want to run for a few minutes at a time. Definetly no good for domestic around the house type cleaning. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2012 by wiggwamm
I bought one of these DIY power washers, it was great at the start, then after a few uses it lost pressure. I noticed water spraying out from the inside, so I took the cover off and used it without the cover, there was water spraying everywhere. I tried to seal the plastic pump body with an industrial sealant/adhesive, but the water kept finding new places to spray out from. I gave up in the end. The pump is fairly powerful but the cheap plastic body can't cope with the pressure. My brother... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2011 by Halmac
I bought mine for an annual clean of the paviors on my front drive. I used it twice - about one hours work each time. On its third use the motor expired within ten minutes smoking and reeking of of burning plastic. The guarantee had also expired. If you are my worst enemy please buy one - they are absolutely wonderful and I trust you will experience the same joy in ownership. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2011
Don't buy a Karcher K2.94MD !
I've had it for two years and probably used it 5 times in total.
It keeps getting hot and making bad noises after a few minutes use and pi$$ed oil all over my patio.
Over priced, poorly designed plastic junk :o( (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2011
The best way to waist a couple hundred bucks on a power washer is to buy a karcher,they have a run time max of 15 to 40 minutes ,so if your not setting a timer be prepared to keep buying a new one (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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.
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 05/04/2010
Garbage, leaks, trips power supply, never buy another one again. (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
Yhe Karcher K2.94M Pressure Washer is a poor quality machine, karcher built its reputation on older better machines now producing too many models and quality is sadly now not its priority.
I have had two machines and the 1st died after 4 years but with plenty of use, I replaced it with a K2.950 it has died after a few months of little use - motor on off switch. I should have read more reviews prior to buying. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2009
This is the second Karcher K2.94M Pressure Washer I have experienced. Like the first, it has died after approx 2 years light domestic use and the repair cost is uneconomic. I will be avoiding this company's products in the future. (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2009
pressure washer intermitant motor starting,then internal leaking and eventual loss of pressure only used around once every two weeks through summer ,this is the second Karcher ive bought and same faults on both after having them just over a year won't be buying karcher again RUBBISH! (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2009 by Andy30
I have had my K2.94 for about 4 years. I have had repeated problems. Loss of power and a plastic burning smell. I use it very little and dissapointed that so many customers are having the same problem. I will be looking at other manufacturers as not worth repairing. They will just loose customers who read this feedback. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2009
My Karcher K2.94 is leaking oil after a couple of years light use. Have noticed on forums that this is very hard and expensive to repair. I'll be looking around for a good quality pressure washer next time!
Written on: 15/04/2009
K3.99m washer - £129.99 paid in August 2007 - little use (about 10 times) and sprung a leak spurting water from inside whilst using it in April 2009.
It was brought to replace an older 630 which met a very similar end.
When the hose fitting poped of due to the water pressure build up when starting/stopping the machine during first use, I should have taken that as a bad omen. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008
I do not believe I had more than 60 hours of service from my Karcher K2.94M Pressure Washer in total and I cant afford to have it repaired again as the product is, in my opinion, inherantly flawed. By the time I had my second repair done it had cost me as much as my purchase price! (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008
Brushes on my Karcher K2.94M Pressure Washer have failed after approx 3 years of low usage. Unable to find a repairer and at what cost? (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008
The Karcher K2.94M Pressure Washer is a good-to-use piece of equipment with adequate power to clean general dirt from driveways. Alas, the failure of the pump/motor and insufficient information on a list of repairers lets the Karcher Pressure Washer down. (read more)
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