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Old 18th October 2016, 19:24   #901
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yes, this is working fine, although had changed the gun attachment a year back since it was not used for a long time, probably the apparatus inside got jammed.
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I am planning to get the head replaced in my karcher as it was not pumping at high speed. It has been unused for more than a year. Very unhappy with it actually.
The head of the k2.x series costs roughly around 4.5k. And almost in every case, after replacing the head, the oil leaks out and ruines the unit.

I changed 2 small plastic cogs in the pump that should cost no more than 20 bucks. Ended up paying 1.8k for them!!!

I'm thinking of picking up a unit from Makita or bosch.
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I have been using basic Makita for about a year now. Use it monthly twice. Till now there is no problem. Water is hard water or soft depending on what's available. Its very noisy. I put some old rag on top of it to silence it a bit (I know it will stop heat dissipation etc).

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Thank you, Alston!


I'm thinking of picking up a unit from Makita or bosch.

I'd recommend the Makita, for me getting spares is piece of cake as the dealer and service centre is walking distance from my house so A.S.S is taken care of without any issues.
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Which are the long lasting/ reliable pressure washers in the 5000-15000 price range?

I see many issues with Karcher 2.x series.
Quite astonished that the products do not last more than a few dozen uses.
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Which are the long lasting/ reliable pressure washers in the 5000-15000 price range?

I see many issues with Karcher 2.x series.
Quite astonished that the products do not last more than a few dozen uses.
I had a bosch aquatech 100 which sharted oil leakage in 3 years. I bought a karcher k3.550 2 years back. Thought it was a stable version but proven wrong last week it started leaking water and the repair cost was 3k. The usage is very less mostly biweekly. So my experience stay away from any model which has plastic heads /couplers. As per the karcher service personal k7 models are all aluminum/Cooper ones.
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karcher k3.550 2 years back. ...tepair cost was 3k. K7 models are all aluminum/Cooper ones.
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Sadly I had to learn this same fact from experience myself too. Which city and where is this service center? I should get mine fixed as I haven't used it in almost 15 months

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That's that. Any hopes that it can wash down the muck will also water down. The bristles are very soft. Good to wash down the dust. Mud splashes around the skirt is difficult to remove with this.
My ResqTech unit has now gone out of warranty. Here is what I feel about it:

I have found the weakest link is the O-ring inside the lid/screw top. Mine went kaput in the first six months. I visited the factory where the unit is assembled/stored and got a replacement pump with a spare O ring. Within a few months, the O ring gave up again.

It would hardly be a Rs. 20 part, but it lets pressure out, rendering the pump useless. It's not even worth the effort of communicating with the manufacturer and geting a couple of O rings dispatched. I scratched my head for an easier solution.

Finally I tried the silocone sealant. I had bought a tube for sealing some cracks in our bathroom tiles, and I tried applying that in the recess where the O ring normally sits. I left it to dry for 24 hours and then tried the pump.

Coming back to the pump itself, when you pump it to a decent pressure, the force is strong enough to dislodge grime from between tiles. If the O ring leaks pressure, get rid of it, and fill that space with a good quality silicone sealant and you have something longer lasting than the original O ring. Once the pressure holds, you need to fill it completely with water, and then work the handle about 25 to 30 times to build up a good amount of pressure. It should help with the muck.

The other part is if you want to clean up good, take around half a bucket of water mixed with a good car shampoo. Get a good sponge to apply it to the car's body. Spray a fine mist from the pump, then thoroughly apply the shampoo, and then use the brush or nozzle with a good pressure to clean up the shampoo. Use a good micro fibre cloth to wipe it and you will see a new car!
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