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Dead Karcher jet washer



14 posts

56 months

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
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I bought a champion one many years ago after getting fed up with karchers blowing apart. The champion one has now had many many hours of use over many years and only recently stopped due to a blown capacitor, easily fixed. The mechanicals were all still good and it is quite well designed. It was only a cheap model but powerful. FYI video here of the fix if anyone interested:


2,032 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
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I had a smaller karcher which my dad managed to kill by leaving out in the cold weather so the residual water inside expanded and cracked the plastic pump pipe, got a replacement much bigger one, I think it has a metal pump, had it a few years now and it's been fine, always run it till it's empty though, and it's been fine.