2Karcher FC5

Karcher FC5

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2Karcher FC5
2.0

138 reviews

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20% · 28101 · 73%

Product is used
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  • Rarely
Pet OwnerYes · No
Build Quality
2.1
Value for Money
1.7
Ease of Use
2.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
2.3
Noise Level
2.7

Reviews

138 reviews
Yvonne
Yvonne2 posts
  Cordless

Overpriced and poorly designed

I used their very expensive cordless mop and a small (1mm) plastic valve broke after using it 3 times! Couldn't replace, fix. The most badly designed product I have ever used. Show details
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DMCMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
  Corded

Great floor cleaner, only if it lasts

Only used this product less than a dozen times perhaps once every 6 months. Does the job of cleaning. But then the rollers did not run and started to make a loud racket. Did a search on the internet to see that corrosion is a common problem. The bearings seized which led to the mechanical bits chewing themselves up. When I finally stripped mine down, saw the same. It seems that the product does not prevent water ingress adequately. Even the electric motor was corroded. Wonder if this is an electrocution hazard! Disappointed with the design given that it’s sold at a premium price. Show details
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JannieMetropolitan Adelaide, SA5 posts
  Verified Cordless

Poor warranty

Expensive product with poor warranty. Bunnings said that I will get extended warranty if I register online but Karcher did not honor. Not a reliable product or brand for that matter as this specific product was only used twice a month- 2 people in house so not a lot of cleaning. Show details
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Bob M.
Bob M.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
  Corded

Expensive but not good quality

Will never buy Karcher again first one fell apart Karcher where good supplied a new one and now this one just stopped working Show details
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Rebecca H.
Rebecca H.
  Corded

Time saver

I feel I must review after seeing so many negative reviews. I have found it to be a massive time saver for me. I didn't need to vacuum prior and it has picked everything up perfectly & cleaned my floors very well. It was easy to put together & easy to use. The water worked first go & the rollers stayed on, so have had no dramas so far at all. Only thing is I probably wouldn't recommend for elderly customers based on its weight. The height and handle I find is far kinder on my back than my current vacuum & mop which is good. Show details
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Craig Y
Craig YHobart, TAS5 posts
  Corded

Useless

Used 3 times - really badly made and the clip holding the spray nozzle broke. Tends to want to get away from you all the time and the cover above the rollers keeps coming off and is not an easy job getting it back on. Leaks. Cannot believe Karcher allowed this product to be sold before being fully tested. Show details
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Kyle
Kyle4 posts
  Corded

Really not great

Interesting idea to clean floors. The mop it self is very heavy. Seems to mop surface dirt okay but not anything slightly stuck on. Also, I have a dog that sheds a little. This mop seemed to spit out wet clumps of dog hair, this is on a floor that was pretty clean to begin with. Doesn’t do a good job of picking anything up. It also drips dirty water from somewhere even when I’ve thoroughly cleaned and emptied the device. Short cord and small clean water tank. Probably easier to use a simple steam or old fashioned mop.
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Brett
Brett9 posts
  Cordless

Worked really well for a month...then no go

Worked well for a month.
Then no go. Took in for repair under warranty. Service agent claimed there has been a bad batch of these and the control board was replaced.
Went to use it after repair and same issue persists - no go, lights flash rapidly.
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Mario
Mario
  Corded

Rubbish

Took back first machine twice for repairs and gears were still slipping. Was replaced today for a brand new machine and gears slipping right from the word go. Using it on linoleum flooring.
Very disappointed! Show details
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MarkH
MarkHSouth-Eastern Region, NSW2 posts
  Cordless

Great if you could turn it on

Had this Karcher fc-5 cordless for approx 12 months so used less than 10 times on a new timber floor. Now the on/off switch won't work. I'm see I'm not the only buyer who has experienced this problem. And no service centre to fix it. This was advertised as a premium product made by a premium brand. My advice - don't buy ANYTHING by Karcher - the switch on the cordless fc-5 is common to a number of other Karcher products. Got sucked in by the hype. And the brand name. If I could give it a 0/5 rating, I would. Buyer beware. Show details
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Reif H
Reif HRichmond-Tweed, NSW5 posts
  Corded

Great when it worked - 2nd one, rollers won’t spin

We are on our 2nd karcher corded FC5 where the rollers have stopped spinning. Can’t believe the shoddy design and manufacture of these FC5 machines

We have other karcher products such as the window cleaner and a k7 pressure washer and they have performed marvellously for years.

We are now outside of warranty and the FC5 is going straight to landfill.

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Bushtucka
Bushtucka2 posts
  Corded
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GWHughes
GWHughes
  Cordless

Piece of Junk

I bought a new Karcher FC 5 Cordless last week (serial number 011090) and it was delivered Friday. I charged it completely, read all of the instructions, and turned it on tonight. Vacuum works, but rollers won’t turn. I have a group of people arriving at my house on Wednesday night and got this to get all the floors spotless. A waste of money and time. Disappointment is an understatement. I had other options, but decided to try you guys.

I may just challenge the charge, go to Home Depot, buy the less expensive Hoover, and throw this in the trash. Show details

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David G.
David G.South East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  Corded

Rollers fail to operate

Only used appox 10 times , replaced rollers and backing plates as advised , marginal improvement for two uses. Absolute waste of time and money considering the brand name. Will not buy Karcher products again. Show details
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Brendan
BrendanLaunceston, TAS4 posts
  Corded

Pick something else

First machine never worked from the start, would not drain from the washer bottle to the rollers. Replaced under warranty, the second machine worked twice (and was fabulous), until the third use when again the water from the washer bottle doesn’t drain. Only used on a small area of new indoor hybrid floor boards. Now taking the second machine back and won’t be getting another. Show details
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Questions & Answers

John H.
John H. · FC5

My Karcher FC5 won't work - I can confirm that there is 20v DC at the battery but the bottom light on the display flashes for about 5-6 flashes then goes out. The charger is producing 31.5v DC - it looks as though the FC5 thinks the charger is over charging and stops charging the battery - any help would be appreciated.

Trish W.
Trish W. · FC5

Our machine leaves the floor very wet with little to no water in the waste water tank. My partner follows with a traditional mop. ??

barbara v.
barbara v. · FC5

Why do my rollers keep falling off while in use?

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Details

Compare all Karcher FC5 listings
CategoryUpright Vacuum CleanersUpright Vacuum Cleaners
Bin Capacity0.2 L0.2 L
HEPA FilterNoNo
Weight4.6 kg4.4 kg
Attachments Cleaning RollersCleaning Rollers
Cord Length7 m
Power460 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
ManualDownload manualDownload manual

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