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: Getting Started
How do I start my pressure washer?
 
Note: These are general instructions for starting an electric and gasoline powered pressure washer. Please refer to your owner's manual for specific instructions for your exact model of pressure washer. Can't locate your manual? Visit karcher.com/us, select your model and scroll to the "Downloads" section. If you do not see your model, please submit a ticket here on karcher-help.com so that we may assist you.

Electric models:
• Attach garden hose between water supply and pressure washer.
• Attach high-pressure hose between spray wand and pressure washer.
• Turn water on.
• Depress trigger on spray wand to purge any water or air from the unit.
• Depress and hold the trigger on the spray wand to relieve any built-up pressure within the pump and continue to hold the trigger while switching to the “ON” position.

Gas models:
• Add the proper amount of oil and gas into the engine. (Refer to the engine owner’s manual for filling instructions and proper grade of oil and gas).
• Cut the tip off of the yellow oil plug located on the top of the pump to allow air to vent through plug. (select models only, refer to your owner's manual)
• Attach garden hose between water supply and pressure washer.
• Attach high-pressure hose between spray wand and pressures washer.
• Turn on water.
• Depress trigger on spray wand to purge any water or air from unit.
• Regulate gas line to allow fuel to enter the engine. (select models only, refer to your owner's manual)
• Regulate the choke to allow air to enter the engine.
• Turn the engine switch to the “ON” position. (select models only, refer to your owner's manual)
• Depress and hold the trigger on the spray wand to relieve any built-up pressure within the pump and continue to hold the trigger while pulling the engine start cord.
• After starting the engine, regulate the choke back down to the closed position to close off the airflow to the engine.

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