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Karcher KB3030 Pressure Washer

Died at 13 months light use. Not fuse or socket.

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    When switching on the KB3030 water comes out of the on/off switch and from the bottom of the machine

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Dear doc doz,
Most probably you have the spill valve stuck in a position that keeps the machine off. This could happen for various reasons. It could get stuck by using plenty detergents or chemicals, without rinsing the machine afterwards. It could happen by leaving the machine under pressure for a long time. Most probably (with all respect) you used to store the machine when not in use, with the pressure still in the system. To fix this problem the machine has to be opened. When you come to the spill valve, you can bypass the micro switch and if the machine works, then it is the spill valve. Most probably it is the spill valve and you have not much expencies to fix the machine. If you do not know how to fix it yourself, I suggest that you take it to an expirienced technician.
Regards,
MG.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • Martin Grech Nov 05, 2008

    Dear doc doz,

    I wish to add that there were cases that the electrical supply wire got broken along the way from the plug to the machine. Many electrical wires like to break at the machine end. Also another probability could be a damaged switch.

    These are all inexpensive problems to fix. And in my opinion worth fixing, because the pump side of the machine should still be in a good condition.

    Regards,

    MG.

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