Karcher pressure washers

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Karcher pressure washers

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:44 pm

I have had many years of faithful service out of a little Karcher 200 MB pressure washer, but the high-pressure hose has finally had enough and failed in two places. Genuine replacement hoses are £70+, and they don't list one specifically for my machine.
Does anyone know of a suitable replacement, or should I just pay £50 for a Spear & Jackson pressure washer from Argos?
I try very hard not to be part of the throwaway society, but it really is stupid when a simple component costs more than a complete new machine.

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by Cone » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Go to your local tractor shop and I bet they’ll make one for you

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by Trev » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:03 pm

Have a look at Karcher outlet store, I've had a couple o A grade over the years, no discernible difference from new, same guarantee just fair bit cheaper, I think they've started to charge a nominal sum now for 12 months guarantee but still a great price

https://www.karcheroutlet.co.uk/product ... sp?id=6041

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by byewayrider » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:16 pm

A hose us a hose...just get right psi one with correct fjttings....try your local hose doctor or agri shop..

Karchers are good and have great aftermarket service....dont go to argos
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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by chunky butt » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:05 pm

Look on eBay, couple years ago found a chap who would make up hoses any length, and for most pressure washers, he had all the fittings, and made up extensions for drains etc. Got a feeling he was in Germany, but was not out the way on price.

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by daveuprite » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 pm

You probably already know this, but be careful to get a hose with the right fitting at the machine end. They changed the way the fitting clips in a few years ago and now you have to make sure you get the right one.

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by Cone » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:13 pm

Here’s a thing I’m pretty sure my loca tractor shop that mocks up hoses would take the ends out and refit them

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Thanks for the replies...you are dead right, it is the fittings that are the problem

No shortage of tractor shops here in Cornwall!

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by Monkey Rum » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Get an Aldi Workzone one, we replaced our K7 with one last year and it’s every bit as good and it doesn’t self destruct at the first sign of frost.

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Re: Karcher pressure washers

Post by zimtim » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:35 pm

I managed to get a replacement hose for mine on eBay a while back.


But then needed a new washer altogether a bit later on and managed to get a karcher on a special offer from Halfords.
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