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My karcher pressure washer is switching on and off when the wand is not being used. the pressure should hold but it appears to cut in and out every 2 secs. the machine works o.k. when pulling the wand trigger but i think the pressure is slightly reduced.

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Unfortunately these little units have this problem commonly, 9 times out of 10 it will be the plastic head on the unit will be cracked and leaking slightly... it builds up pressure then leaks out and tries to build up the pressure again and this just reoccurs over and over...

you can get this repaired but is normally about half the cost of a new unit, if the pressure is still okay i would probably recommend just keep using it until it proper dies...

If you do get this fixed, we have studied into this and believe the main cause of heads cracking is warm water say if your inlet hose is in the sun for a period of time this can cause the water to become quite hot or if the unit sits and water trapped inside the head assy freezes can also cause this.

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