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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“good pressure and easy to handle”

Written on: 27/08/2014 by JulianaMcHugh (1 review written)

good unit had for 2 years now problem free until now i have broken the cap with venturi for the soap tank and find it difficult to find a supplier for a replacement The cap was very easily broken, just pulled it off and it came apart i had taken it off quite regularly 1once a week may be a weak point ?… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Disposable appliances”

Written on: 11/06/2014 by 111Powell (1 review written)

My main complaint is it is very difficult to get spares after you have made the purchase then the warranty runs out after 1 year. A power washer is not something that is used excessively every day over the season when it is then put away in shed /garage till next year by which time the warranty has expired. Getting spares is expensive as BQ stop selling item and do not provide back up service and you have to buy the latest new gadget which again will be "end of line" or obsolete within a… Read Full Review

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Ellorro's Comment

Written on: 21/06/2014

Should the trigger gun fail, the black and decker trigger gun 3761151 from M+P tool super store is an exact replacement at £17.80 with free delivery. Spare /giant do the macallister trigger gun at £36 and you will wait a month for it to arrive

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Greggc66's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2014

I have the Pro Performance pressure washer and the motor runs ok but the pressure from the pressure washer is ridiculous . What is the issue , who are the manufacturers , it has been used about 4 times in total .

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“waste of money”

Written on: 08/04/2014 by LeroyDalrymple302 (1 review written)

Only used on 6 occasions then had to buy a new gun only then used 3 times broken again… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“No Service”

Written on: 22/09/2013

Gun lance and hose Mac3 broken. Cannot get replacement parts. Only used to clean path 3 times. No service or help from B&Q. Airside Retail Park Swords Co Dublin. Never again Mac3 it cost enough Hugh Mc Cullough… Read Full Review

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Rishpal's Comment

Written on: 04/03/2014

mine is PRO360PWA cant get replacement attachments

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“1700W model, used once then died.”

Written on: 01/04/2013

Bought the 1700W model from B&Q. Used it and thought it was pretty good apart from the hose connector being missing (I had one lying around). Second time I got it out (today) it started but then died almost instantly. Returned it to B&Q expecting a replacement only to wait around half an hour while they tried one after another and found none they had left worked. Very poor, wasted time and petrol money having to return it only to get a refund - B&Q didn't even have the decency to offer an… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“MAC PRESSURE WASHER”

Written on: 20/03/2013

I purchased my washer from B… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“waste of money”

Written on: 31/08/2012

i bought performance pressure washer pro 450 pwa i used it two time to clean my driveway thired time when tried to use it i found the gun was leaking i open the gun and half of rubber o seal was broken in to the pieces i replaced the seal but leaking has not stoped and cannot get replacement… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Mac 3 Pressure Washer”

Written on: 14/06/2012

Gun leaking unable to get spares for gun got to buy new gun only needs rubber O rings and you can only get them forthe lance… Read Full Review

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Raysfit's Comment

Written on: 28/02/2013

I have had the same problem bought new gun and used it for three hours and now the same thing has happened. The middle piece in the gun has split at the elbow. I am so discussed at this poor dedsign and workmanship that i refuse to waste more time even to claim my money back. It is not worth the time of day. You shall be seeing it in the skip this afternoon, if you want redeem this situation. contact me because i have a solution to this problem.

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Similar experience”

Written on: 30/04/2012 by kfc6597 (1 review written)

First thing was that hose connection was not tight enough - certainly not an expensive to replace. Like other reviewers, my first gun leaked within the warranty time BUT a replacement gun only lasted about one year (app 6 washes) then I was found out that a spare gun was difficult to find… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“"Time for a change"”

Written on: 12/04/2012

Everything fine to start with, once out of guarantee the problems started... as with other users the water pipe inside the gun cracked, replaced this for £35 Inclusive of delivery, just about managed to clean the decking(16MSq) before oil started to leak from the bottom of the unit, and it packed up!!! For the spec it did appear value for money compared to other products,in hindsight possibly not… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“MAC 3 POWERWASH”

Written on: 06/04/2012

MACHINE WORKED OK FOR A FEW TIMES THEN HANDLE STARTED LEAKING.I STRIPPED THE HANDLE AND FOUND THE TRIGGER PIPE HAD CRACKED. HANDLE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY BY B… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Waste of money”

Written on: 02/04/2012 by j.oakes (1 review written)

We have had problems with Mac3 since purchased. Had it replaced twice now under guarantee now packed in again out of guarantee period. The jet does not spin so cannot get a proper spray from it. I will throw it away and won't be buying this product again and wonder if any of these jet sprays are meant to last. Someone bought a new gun but that packed in after just 3 uses… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“worst purchase in my whole life utter junk”

Written on: 01/04/2012 by Patrick12345 (1 review written)

Bought a MAC3 pressure washer because it looked like a quality product and paid a small fortune for it. It appeared to work well the first year, cars, patios, slabs ect. Used no more than a dozen times. Then it was garaged and brought out this year after a year lying idle because of last years poor weather. Just like other posters on here the handle poured water everywhere.I replaced the [ O } rings inside but it was a waste of time. Replacement cost of new part £40. it's going in the bin and… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“leaking lance and no power”

Written on: 15/09/2011 by matthewandzara (1 review written)

looks like my MAC 3 is the same as all the others - water flooding out of the gun and when I switch it on it just runs straight away when it should really just make one rev and go silent until you press the trigger. Very disappointed with this. Actually my third pressure washer (Karcher ones before) which has lasted less than 18 months - total disgrace… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Same as all the others”

Written on: 30/06/2011

This is a dreadful machine, used it four times and the gun leaked, phoned B&Q, they told me to buy a replacement gun, I did so (not cheap!) used the new attachment twice and it leaked again. I changed the pipe etc still leaked everywhere. These aren't for everyday use, cleaning the car etc so you would expect them to last. wrong! The moral of the story is don't buy "own-brand" products… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2011

I agree - I had a PWA 360 from B&Q and ok first year but then gun leaked and then a more serious leak on the pump developed.
I would steer clear of these unless you have a cast iron 3 yr warranty.

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Same as all the other reviews!! This product has got...”

Written on: 02/05/2011 by Pepton (1 review written)

Same as all the other reviews!! This product has got to be my biggest waste of money EVER!! Bought the MAC 3 two years ago and it wasn't cheap (around the £300) so thought we were getting a quality machine. Used it once and it did the job but it leaked everywhere. Not being an expert on pressure washers I thought this was normal and cleaned it all down and packed it all away. Didn't use it at all last year. Got it out today to clean the patio/decking. It looks brand new so got it all set… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Bought the 360 model 2 years ago and used it twice....”

Written on: 02/05/2011

Bought the 360 model 2 years ago and used it twice. The motor runs but now the valve is obviously faulty because no water comes out. Anybody any ideas about repairing it - I don't want to bin £200 worth of equipment if it can be repaired?… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“An excellent workhorse, I really can't fault it. BUT ....”

Written on: 30/04/2011

An excellent workhorse, I really can't fault it. BUT . . . I need a spare part for it and B & Q are giving me the run around. The stores do not have stock of spares, I have been given 5 telephone numbers by B & Q Help Desk. 3 of them do not carry spares for Macallister, 1 of them did not know where to get them from and the fifth one only carried Mower spares! So excellent product but no points for B & Q Help Desk!!… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Bought a PRO450PWA in '05 and store this in the...”

Written on: 30/04/2011

Bought a PRO450PWA in '05 and store this in the cupboard under the stairs to avoid any damage caused by low winter temperatures. Used it for the second time this week and experienced a severe pressure loss along with a leaking trigger assembly. Took the trigger assembly apart and found the single 'O' ring seal had split. Sourced replacement 'O' ring seals from very helpful http://www.flowseal.co.uk/ (MOQ of 100 for £6 inc. VAT). Fitted replacement 'O' ring and the pressure washer blew this 'O'… Read Full Review

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B&Q Performance Pressure Washer

“Macallister Mac 3 Pressure Washer - gun leaking....”

Written on: 29/04/2011

Macallister Mac 3 Pressure Washer - gun leaking. Ordered O rings from Sparesgiant online. Incorrect size supplied.

Moral - never buy cheap it just costs in the long run. B&Q should test these products especially as they are not cheap… Read Full Review

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