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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!

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Kärcher residential electric pressure washers are equipped with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for your protection. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that you test all GFCI's once a month. Since the frequency of pressure wash...
Overview: Connect detergent injection hose to the siphon injector located on the pump. Visually inspect the filter at the end of the detergent hose and make sure that it is not clogged with any debris. Insert the detergent hose into the detergent con...
To use your Kärcher pressure washer with a standing water source, such as a lake, pond or barrel of rain water, you first need to order the Water Suction Hose with Filter accessory. (Order online at: http://www.buykarcher.com/product_detail.asp?HDR=search...
Please note that you can easily adjust the effective pressure of an electric pressure washer (and some gas models) by using a Vario Power Spray (VPS) wand. This regulates the water flow to effectively adjust the pressure washer. To increase the effecti...
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 to...
Kärcher’s Electric Pressure Washers are equipped with three major safety features: Class II Double Insulation All electrical components use two systems of insulation instead of grounding the circuit. This prevents a person from coming into contact wi...
Make certain that the pump and the engine have the correct amount of oil and gas. Garden and pressure washer hoses should be tightly connected and water should be turned on from the main source. Water should always be running though the pressure washer be...
Applying detergent in low pressure provides some advantages. If the detergent was applied in high-pressure, the detergent would splash, causing excess use of detergent. Because detergent injection works only in low pressure, the user can conveniently chan...
Your trigger gun should have the tip of one end on the clip protruding through to the left side of the gun. It appears as a small rectangle in a cutout on the left side of gun. Push this to get the clip started and then pull on clip from right side. If ho...
The following steps are a general method of preparing pressure washer engines for storage periods of 30 days or longer. > Change the used oil and replace with new clean oil. Properly dispose of used oil > Add fuel stabilizer to the last tank of fuel ...
Because of the cleaning force a pressure washer creates, you should always test the washer in an inconspicuous place. This will help you to avoid doing any damage to what you are cleaning. Generally speaking, always use the lowest PSI needed for the j...
No! You should never use anything but pressure washer safe detergents. Use of any other chemicals such as bleach will damage seals and 0-rings in the gun, wand, hoses and pump.
Any kind of water flow, even a garden hose, can damage wood or paint if you are not careful. Begin cleaning the deck in an obscure area with the lowest pressure nozzle/setting. Start 3 to 5 feet back and move closer as needed. As you become more experienc...
Generally speaking, start 3-5 feet away and slowly move closer. This will give you the ability to judge which distance is appropriate for the job at hand.
Yes! Great care must be taken not to damage the surface. We recommend the use of a fan nozzle and spraying the surface at a 40° angle. Be sure to experiment on a obscure area with different nozzles. Try multiple distances when experimenting. Pressure wash...
NO! You cannot use any caustic, toxic, or flammable liquids. These chemicals will damage your pressure washer and can cause injury. Using these types of chemicals will void your warranty. If you are ever using any chemicals in conjunction with your ...
Some Kärcher pressure washers have a detergent regulator in the detergent tank cap which allows you to adjust the rate that the detergent is being dispensed. You can increase the detergent injector rate by turning the valve counterclockwise. You can decre...
The degree of the nozzle spray, tips or lances is very important. Depending on what you are cleaning or spraying you want to be able to do so without damaging the surface. The degree of the nozzle does not determine the pressure but increases or decreases...
We recommend using only detergents that are specially approved for pressure washer use. Using detergents that are not approved for pressure washer use may damage the pressure washer, and may not be environmentally safe. Kärcher's SoapPacs are environme...
Not with residential pressure washers! Hot water can cause damage to the O-rings and pump. The maximum inlet water temperature cannot exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Some of our commercial and industrial machines (www.karchercommercial.com) can handle ho...
Store your pressure washer in a clean, dry place that is well ventilated away from open flames or sparks. If you plan to store your pressure washer in a shed or unheated garage, be sure to winterize before the first frost. If you plan to store it in a bas...
Oil levels should always be between the "Full" and "Add" marks on the dipstick. Be sure the machine is level when checking oil level.
Yes! Kärcher pressure washer pumps require a constant water source. The pump will not function properly if there is not enough pressurized water entering the pump. Running the machine without a water source may cause damage to the pump.
D’une façon générale, commencez à une distance de 3 à 5 pieds et graduellement approchez-vous. Cela vous permettra de juger quelle est la distance appropriée pour accomplir la tâche de nettoyage."

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