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I have a Karcher 3.99 Pressure Washer. The motor appears to be working and water is passing through the machine when turned to the detergent application setting. However when the lance is tightened to turn on the pressure, no water is coming through. The Karcher is just over 1 year old David

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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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You have a blockage in the nozzle. Try cleaning the jet out with a piece of wire and compressed air. You should be able to see through the nozzle when held up to the light.

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But your pump may be bad

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I cannot for sure understand your problem. You say, you do not know how to WORK power washer. Does WORK mean FIX...or USE???? I will assume that you wish to know how to use it.
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