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Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by Dan116i » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:12 pm

After about 10 Years of use the K2.150 has died :) so i want a new karcher power washer as i have loads of attachments. Its mainly used for snow foam, so I'm looking at the different ranges and the real difference in power. Would snow foam benefit from the extra power? i suppose the rinsing side would. Any help would be great :)
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by swint911 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:24 am

I bought a k4 compact last summer, does the job for me and and with an extra 20 bar more than the k2 its got plenty power.

This is the one, actually cheaper than what i paid for it :x :x

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 420401.htm
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by Nottsknots » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:29 pm

Dan116i wrote:After about 10 Years of use the K2.150 has died
What's failed? When mine went (admittedly not a Karcher), I decided to pull it apart, and managed to get it working again (it had jammed, and the pump ran, but nothing came out so it overheated and kept cutting out - turned out to be grit that had got in through the broken inlet filter which shook out easily, and I had a spare filter from my dishwasher hose). Nothing ventured, and all that. Has now lasted another two years and still going strong.

(I cant offer any advice in response to your original question though).
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by Dan116i » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:05 pm

Pump. Tried everything and it's a no go. Needed updating anyway as the plastic hose thread was really worn and didn't hold the hose that well anymore.
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Post by barneyrubble » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:37 pm

Careful Dan - I think you will fall foul of the "new karcher attachment"

I believe that they changed a few years ago.
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by robsaboy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:33 pm

Don't forget litres per minute is important too - the higher the better. People get hooked on pressure, which too high could damage paint.
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by Dan116i » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Can someone confirm the attachments thing :( don't want to find out the hard way. Just want a pressure washer that cleans the car well :)
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Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by haroon » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:16 pm

Op - check out

https://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk

I got the k7 back in 2012 - retail on it was 4-500 I paid 200! Still going and a lot more powerful than my first karcher.

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Post by JC189 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:27 am

Peraonally Dan IMO, you need to look at the flow of water, you can have as much pressure as you like. But without the flo of water being at a decent satisfactory level for you, the bar of pressure may be pointless.

Good luck with finding one! Let us know how you get on. I spoke to James a few days out about a handheld pump lance as I've just upgrade the stero etc to apline. So I'm skint.. But I'm also after one!

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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by chody » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:52 pm

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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by rjwojcik » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:29 pm

HI Dan, what did you end up then? Mine died on me today :(

I'm looking at the K4 from the refurb site, I assume you can get snow lances for these?
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by Dan116i » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:34 pm

I got this :)

http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product ... 420401.htm

I had a snow foam lance already from autobrite already and fits this one too :)
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by rjwojcik » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:39 pm

Cheers Dan, looking at the K4 as well now...

So many options, has anyone used the patio attachment? We normally just jet wash which gets the grim everywhere.
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by nickfrog » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:53 am

I got the full size K4 a few months ago for £130 at Halfrauds (offer was only on for a short while) - the difference in snow volume compared to the entry level K is quite surprising, it's bloody Xmas wonderland now, kids stop to marvel etc... Patio attachment is a must, it makes the job 3 times quicker (not on the car obviously) yet contains the muck.
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Re: Need a new karcher Power Washer

Post by rjwojcik » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:29 am

nickfrog wrote:I got the full size K4 a few months ago for £130 at Halfrauds (offer was only on for a short while) - the difference in snow volume compared to the entry level K is quite surprising, it's bloody Xmas wonderland now, kids stop to marvel etc... Patio attachment is a must, it makes the job 3 times quicker (not on the car obviously) yet contains the muck.
Thank you, K4 it is with the patio attachment...
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