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Karcher washer went dead

My karcher washer stopped working. It was working ok one minute but the hose c ame off a tap, so I turned it off put the hose back on but it was dead. I checked the plug fuse & it is ok. Any ideas....?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I note in other replies to this problem you refer to a reset button on the plug but my model doesn't have one on the plug. Can you assist?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    karcher hds 7 10-4m had this machine less than a month, its blown 3 fuses so far in one morning, i expect a warranty return! any ideas as to why it was working fine one minute and then blowing three fuses on the trot?

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Dear jimbocom,
The problem is that the spill valve got stuck. When the machine is working and the gun is closed, a valve( spill valve) moves with the accumilated pressure and switches the machine off. So what happened is that when the spill valve did its job, it found no water...and remained stuck. This leaving the machine in an off position. Service and lubrication to the spill valve must be done or completely replacing with a new spill valve. In my opinion you have no serious damage, but this job must be carried out by an expirienced technician.
Regards,
MG.

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My Karcher k.2.36, worked for 30mins I swiched off a the lance would not restart

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