Kärcher Home & Garden Online Help

Kärcher North America Online Help

Welcome to the official online help resource for Kärcher Home & Garden products sold in the US and Canada. Below are several channels of support including how to buy spare parts, locate a service center in your area, download owner’s manuals or contact our customer care team online. You also can find answers to many common issues by typing your question below or clicking the Knowledgebase link. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to helping you make the most of your Kärcher product!

Knowledgebase: Operational Issues
What are some measures I can take to prevent premature pump failure?
 
To prevent premature piston and pump failure follow these guidelines:

> Clean nozzles to prevent excessive back pressure.
> Never run pump dry of water. Always hook water up to the pump before turning your pressure washer on.
> Do not run pump too long without spraying water. Hot water will build up inside of the pump. This can causing damage.
> Never run hot water through the pressure washer.
> Check for abrasive material entering the pump. Use the hose screen provided to prevent abrasives entering the pump.
> Always inspect for damaged or worn parts.
> Never adjust the factory PSI setting for the pump

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