Question about Karcher 1750 psi Electric Pressure Washer
Karcher k3.98 not holding good pressure when used with vps wand turned to max. I dont know if its the design but when i use the vps wand turned to max the pressure seems intermittent. It doesnt flow at a constant pressure. The motor sounds like working too hard seems giving a push after each second. Thats how it sounds.. When I switch to min it works fine with detergent, also when I use the dirt blaster it works fine. Is this a problem? Is it because water pressure is not enough?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It will only pick up detergent if you use a low pressure detergent nozzle - or no nozzle at all. It also takes a while for the detergent to get to the nozzle.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
The solution is very simple. All you have to do is change the spill valve.
This because the spill valve is not worth servicing. The actual problem is that the spill valve is leaking from its bottom-part seating. When you close the gun, the spill valve goes down, opens from the underside, and switches the electricity off. When you press the gun, the spill valve returns to normal, and if the underside does not close, you have low presure, because the water keeps circulating.
MG. (Karcher service engineer).
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
Most pressure washers when their gun is released, the machine stops automaticaly. This is done ny means of a control valve. When the gun is closed...pressure is built and the control valve moves and switches a micro switch off. In your case the micro switch is still closed in off position. Now this happens if a machine is left and stored with pressure in it., This control valve could get jammed and leaving the micro switch in off position. It could also stay in off position by sticking, due to incorrect chemical.
So the control valve or even called spill valve, must be renewed.
Sometimes a little lubrication with the right type of silicon grease will get the control valve working again. This job is sometimes delicate and better done by a qualified technician.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
This problem, where the unit continually switches on and off when the handgun is closed, is quite common. Unfortunately it has at least six different possible causes, only two of which are easily checked.
The first thing you can do is look for leaks. Even the slightest leak will cause this pulsing because the unit gets up to pressure, switches off, loses pressure, switches back on again, comes back up to pressure, switches off... and so on. This repeated switching is not good for the motor and should not be allowed to continue for longer than necessary to observe what's happening.
So... 1. Does the handgun shut off completely, or does it drip? If it drips, it may simply be because a seal has failed. The handgun can be dismantled, checked, and any defective parts replaced; be sure to lubricate O-rings with silicone grease when reassembling. As a last resort, the whole gun may need to be replaced.
2. Are there any visible leaks at the high-pressure hose screw connections? If so, most likely an O-ring needs replacing - again lubricate the new one well with silicone grease.
3. If there are no visible leaks, either from the gun or from the connections, all other possible causes are internal within the cylinder head or control head of the pump. New parts will be needed and this normally calls for a professional repair, although it's not beyond the scope of a truly competent amateur.
I hope this helps. Any further questions, just ask! Please remember to rate this response.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Sounds like the pressure valve is broken thats why you cant depress the trigger , the valve is on the pump , i would suggest taking it to a repair shop as they are fiddly things to fix
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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