Top 20 Karcher K 5.85 M Electric Pressure Washer Questions & Answers

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Detergent only flows then the lance is set to lowest pressure.

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check fan isnt damaged.

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I fixed mine works good easy too watch my video step by step i put it on youtube

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It sounds like a motor capacitor burned up. Alternatively, a wire could have vibrated loose from the capacitor. Look, but do not touch the capacitor(s), as they can hold a charge that can hurt -- or even kill you.

The trick is to be certain they are discharged before handling. To do this, use a screw drive with a well insulated handle and touch the top of the capacitor where the wires are. The metal blade of the screw driver should touch both sides of the capacitor at the same time. Then, if there is any charge being stored, you will see a pop and that's it -- it is not discharged.

You can buy a new capacitor at any place that sells AC and Refrigeration supplies. Take the old one with you so they can match the microfarad capacity. Just venturing a guess here, but if you want one that fits perfectly back into place you may have to order it from Karcher (because those units are built in Europe I think).

2. The motor may have shorted (gone bad). If that has happened, perhaps you have some warranty. Electric motors are generally warranted a little longer than the PW in general. With Karcher, I don't know. If there is no warranty on the motor, it may be better to buy a new pw than to replace the motor.

3. The problem could be a mechanical issue with the pump/unlooader. However, I would think this would be the least likely scenario.

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Is there a leak from the bottom ?
If so Problem, the leak is from the seam of the Manifold housing. There is a small crack in the seam. A design weakness.. A New Manifold Complete Replacement approx. $61.03.
If not you may replace the Pump Manifold Housing from Karcher, or locate a local Karcher Service Center.
If under 1 year old, and you can find a receipt,Karcher will replace the entire Pressure Washer under warranty.

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The pump is blocked or the motor shaft going into the pump is seized. You will need to remove enough of the cover to expose the shaft and pump..... You can try WD-40 or a penetrating oil from a spray can... and then try to rotate the shaft by had or "carefully" with a tool - vice grips or plyers......

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Is there a water leak from the bottom ?
Is so, then there maybe a small crack in the seam of the plastic manifold pump housing or one of the connecting fittings. A New Manifold Complete about $61.00. You may purchase direct from Karcher, and replace if you are mechanically inclined.
If under 1 year old, and you can find a receipt, Karcher will replace the whole Pressure washer under warranty.

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Is there a water leaking from the bottom ? If so then there maybe is a small crack in the Pump Plastic Manifold Housing. A New Manifold Complete Replacement is approx. $61.03 from Karcher, if you are mechanically inclined.
If under 1 year old, and you can find a receipt,Karcher will replace the whole Pressure washer under warranty.

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You will need to adjust the lance on the end by twisting the end of the nozzle. This way the machine draws chemical at low pressure.

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It sounds like there may be a pressure leak somewhere in the system. The machine cuts off when there is no flow of water past it. If it is leaking then there is intermittent flow. Which would make the machine run then stop continuously.

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If you are talking about the oil in the pump then it should be 10W30 but must be NON DETERGENT. Remember the reservoir should only be 1/3 full

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there is a small clip on the triger where the hose attaches to is, pull clip out pull hose off

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Hi I have a karcher 3.99 the motor comes on and water comes out however thre is no pressure i have tested the lance on my brothers washer and this is ok what is wrong

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Seams like water pressure switch gem check the water inner filter maybe block.

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Take the wand hose off the washer itself and you will likely find a filter outfit that gets plugged up. Take it out and clean it real good. Mine was full of stuff out of the hose that gets in when the hose lays on the ground and stuff gets in. Also if hose has been used to drain anything. My filter was plugged and with the pressure it created the washer would not shut off. There could be a filter in the wand area in some models.

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pulsations indicates an pressure controller suffering from a partially blocked jet at the wand end
blocks up p pressure drops off , unblocks starts pressure to repeat the cycle

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ok ok the heater won't fire. ya burnt the element out that why it won't fire, get used to cold washes or get it fixed.

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i rekon you have burnt out the heating element inside so you will have to just do cold washes.

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