The Karcher pressure washer is a powerful cleaning tool when it runs properly. However, pressure washer owners should always be prepared for potential problems.
Whether you are dealing with damage to various parts of the machine or a faulty electrical source, the experts at Crown Cleaning Systems have provided Ohio residents with four tips for troubleshooting your Karcher pressure washer.
- Store your pressure washer properly
An improperly stored pressure washer during the cold months in Ohio can lead to serious damage. Before putting your Karcher pressure washer in storage, ensure that all parts have been removed. This will make it easier for you to clear out any excess water that remains inside the machine, to avoid freezing and subsequent damages.
- Check the water pressure
If your Karcher pressure washer is not receiving adequate water pressure, one of the parts may need to be repaired. A common sign of low water pressure is when the machine begins to vibrate. The fix for this problem could be as simple as turning your water on properly or untangling a hose. However, if the machine still does not seem to be working well, you may need to inspect the hose for leaks and obstructions. If the hose appears to be in good condition, it’s also worth inspecting the nozzle for dirt that may be blocking the flow of water.
- Beware of blockage in your hose and other attachments
If parts of your Karcher pressure washer such as the bypass valves or hose seem to be pulsing, this may be another sign of blockage or an improperly uncoiled hose. If coiling does not appear to be the source of the problem, inspect each attachment for materials that may be causing blockage, disconnect the Karcher pressure washer from its electrical source, and clean all parts by running water through the hose and washing the accessories with warm water.
- Ensure that it’s properly connected to an electrical power source
Your Karcher pressure washer may be cutting out while you are trying to use it because it’s losing electrical power. If you have an extension cable attached to the machine, ensure it is no longer than 13 meters or it will not be able to secure an adequate connection.
Crown Cleaning Systems Can Help
At Crown Cleaning Systems, our large, factory-trained team has all the knowledge and tools necessary to repair your pressure washer, regardless of the brand, model and year. We travel with a wide range of tools and accessories so that we can complete the job without traveling back and forth. Call us today at 216-341-6000 for all your Karcher pressure washer needs!