One of the worst buys I ever made .!!!!
I bought this online through Kogan. First mistake as their service is very hard to contact. Product arrived with missing part. That was sent out eventually . The product says it was made in Germany so I had resonable expectations for quality. I bought it in February and have had used it only three times. In the middle of my third experience it started to make a screaming noise. It sounded like water was not getting through to the motor. I rang Karcher to find out about service and was told that the nearest service point is at Eastern Creek NSW....Which is 60 kms from my place at Dee Why and over 75 minutes each way then I have to collect it. The Karcher support member was very flippant with her response and offered no sympathy as it everyday recurrence. This is not my only bad experience as we bought a Karcher steamer that failed after a few months. Fortunately we brought this from Bunnings who kindly exchanged it rather that sending it back to Karcher for repairs. Lesson one do not buy Karhcer home products. And don't buy online unless you like driving a long way for service. PS I was not impressed at the performace of the K2
Purchased in February 2019 at Kogan for $229.00.
Good So Far, But With Some Warning Signs
I bought this purely to attach to a snow blower for washing the cars. It was literally the cheapest model in the Karcher range, with a corresponding lowest pressure in the range. That is not an issue, because I don't really want too much pressure when washing the car - I've got a different high pressure washer if I need to do heavier work.
There are some worrying signs with it though, mostly down to build quality / longevity -
- after minimal use, I can smell an electrical 'burning' smell. That's not a very encouraging sign that it will las...t for years. - because this model doesn't have wheels, I have to pick it up and move it around. The carry handle is a weak plastic loop which is quite flimsy and has fallen out of the latch a couple of time already. - the hose isn't very kink resistant. I am worried that in the long run I will accidentally kink the hose and destroy it - replacement hoses aren't cheap. Anyway, I guess as always you get what you pay for. It does what it says it does, I'm just worried how long it will do it for
- Verified purchase
Low pressure and detergent intake wont work
We bought this Karcher 1400W K2 High Pressure Cleaner - With Home Kit after a Bunnings employee recommend it over the Ryobi. Sadly although more expensive than the similar version in Ryobi branding, it was not better. The pressure was insufficient to clean walls and the intake detergent mechinism did not work regardless of how many times we tried it using a variety of methods recommended on the Karcher and other sites. Taking it back for a refund. not fit for purpose.
Update - Bunnings refunded with no issue and we bought a Ryobi instead.
Terrible after sales support
After a year of occasional light use, the pressure hose split. I went to get a replacement but they want almost the cost of a new machine just for the hose! Also it's not covered by warranty as Karcher considers it a 'consumable' part. Wasted time and now the machine is useless.
Purchased in January 2018.
Trading on brand name.
I've had a few Karchers, I used to have the bigger model with all the accessories, but it crapped out on me, water ran straight through it, so I bought another one the same, or maybe that was the 2nd one?
It was a few years ago, and exact details are a bit sketchy.
Less than a year ago, I bought another, but a basic model, I had plenty hoses and accessories.
It's been ok, I don't worry too much about all the handles and stuff falling off it.
But just lately it has been blowing the hose off of the motor unit, I've screwed it back on, and pu...
Not a German product
I pure hasted a karcher k2 with extra dirt plaster but to my disappointment I do not as promised, for a German product I expected more. After 2 days the lifting handle broke of. not enough blast even to shift a little grass in the pavers only purchased it 9 days ago wonder if I can return it. The previously cleaner was a gerni lasted 5 years was only a base model serenely aut performed this one.
I've been using the K2 for 5 years, there is my comment
The build quality is excellent, which means materials are durable
It is easy to use and set up
It comes with all basic attachments and allows you to handle most of household clearing jobs
The pressure is not strong enough to clear super dirty things
It doesn't come with foam cannon nozzle and you have to buy it separately, unlike other brands it comes with the foam cannon nozzle as free
But overall I am very happy with its performance and build quality, it looks like it is going to last for a long time.
- K2 Basic Plus
- Verified purchase
Does the job
Definitely gets the job done and very easy to use. My mother loved how the front fence and garden bricks looked after I pressured cleaned it with the Karcher. I found it safe to use on my car as well and was happy with the end results. The driveway also looked great and rejuvenated.
The motor started burning out after six months of very light use. I washed my motorbike and truck twice, house windows and gutter once.
Sent it in for repairs at the agent, received it two months later only to find it in a totally dead state.
I used suitably rated extension cords, never ran it dry. My fathers cheap Ryobi is still going strong after 5 years of almost weekly use.
Waste of time, energy and money.
My first Karcher pressure cleaner lasted a few weeks. I have just bought a second one to replace it which doesn't work to begin with. I have spent ages on the phone to the support staff who ended up just telling me to take it back. What a waste of time and money.
I have had my Karcher for about 8 years... It is Amazing... love cleaning the congrete around the house and how it comes up so clean.. having dogs they can make the ground very dirty over time.. But with the Karcher i know i can always get it back to new..
good value for money
Purchased one of these a few years ago and cant fault it. Have used it just about every weekend cleaning dirtbikes, concrete, cars, fence etc. sometimes get a hot plastic smell after long periods of use (1-2 hours) waiting for it to die so i can upgrade but it just wont.
Do Not Buy This Product
This is a dismal product it really is. Only a fool would buy this. I have purchased two and both
have burnt out on the second use. The First time I thought maybe it was my fault but when I read on line overall about a third of purchasers are dissatisfied with it for the same reason. It is not well made and burns out very easily. There are other products on the market and whatever you buy it will be better than this. Avoid at all costs. Allan
Would not reccomend
I set out to only leave reviews where I could be positive about a product, however I would like to save someone money by sharing my experience. We have had a bad run of luck with these (3 have died on us after minimal use). Thinking it might be something we were doing wrong, or some unknown factor, I asked a number of people their opinion and it was always the same - not good quality. Sorry to leave a bad review but the evidence needs to be shared.
Compact gear for modern city
We living in the city first things it living place. Sometimes we needs cleaning up our car or goods path way this little thing really good. Compact to store. No worry for the rust. It's not too powerful. But without chemical liquid help even the powerful blast can not do the job properly only damage your goods.
Saves Water on Outdoor Cleaning Jobs
According to the brochure, this no-frills pressure cleaner uses 80% less water than a garden hose and has 35 times more pressure. It can also take its water supply from a rainwater tank because it has its own filter. I think this washer will be paid for in water savings (I tend to do a lot of outdoor cleaning with the hose) before it dies.
It's electrically powered and its waterproof rating is only IPX5, so I wouldn't use it anywhere without a safety switch.
This model is small, light, and easy to handle for household jobs like washing th...e car, cleaning windows and cleaning outdoor furniture. We got our driveway as clean as a diesel powered commercial (hot water) Gerni did, but without as much noise and maneuvering. We don't expect this little cleaner to last forever, or to do as much work as a commercial cleaner, but so far it's doing really well on small jobs around the house. The hose from machine to trigger is 4m, which may be a bit short for some people. No accessories came with the one we bought. The upside was we didn't have any extra stuff we wouldn't use. Karcher seem to have a large range of attachments for cleaning specific surfaces, but we found the spray lance it came with is fine for everything except the car, as the pressure can be adjusted. You can use low pressure and the detergent hose (included) for washing the car, but I prefer the sensitive surface brush, which has to be purchased separately. A couple of years ago we paid a professional $120 to pressure wash our drive, porch, fascias and other bits and pieces. We weren't 100% happy with the job he did, so this year we bought this washer for $98 and did the cleaning ourselves. I'm really happy with the result.
Questions & Answers
The black pressure hose came off the machine and won’t stay on.I bought the K2 from Bunnings in March 2014.
I have a K2240. The tube from the unit to the spray gun has developed a crack and probably needs replacing. Where can I get a new tube ?
In Auckland, New Zealand, mostly we can get from Bunny Warehouse. Please copy the Link: https://www.bunnings.co.nz/karcher-pipe-cleaning-kit-7-5m_p00780054 or https://www.bunnings.co.nz/karcher-high-pressure-cleaner-replacement-hose-gun-kit-7-5m_p00319682 and https://www.bunnings.co.nz/search/products?q=waterblast But I really don't know where can get it in your town. Thanks for question.
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|Maximum Pressure||1,600 psi||1,600 psi||1,600 psi||1,600 psi||1,600 psi||1,600 psi||1,600 psi|
|Hose Length||6 m||6 m||6 m||4 m||6 m||6 m||4 m|
|Max Water Flow||6 L/min||6 L/min||6 L/min||6 L/min||6 L/min||6 L/min|
|Dimensions||783 x 280 x 242 mm||783 x 280 x 242 mm||443 x 279 x 176 mm||443 x 279 x 176 mm||783 x 280 x 242 mm||571 x 280 x 242 mm|
|Weight||4.2 kg||5 kg||3.6 kg||4.1 kg||4.2 kg||4.5 kg||4.1 kg|
|Power||1,400 W||1,400 W||1,400 W||1,400 W||1,400 W||1,400 W||1,400 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
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