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Outdoor Products

Watering Systems

Yes, you can use the Kärcher threadless tap adaptor or to connect a water hose to your kitchen tap. This is suitable to use with standard click connectors and can be used with accessories such as Sprinkers and Spray Guns/Nozzles.

As you can see in the video below, the timer is screwed on to a screw connection on the tap, usually a water butt will have a push connection, so unfortunatley the timer is not suitable to use with a push fitting water butt.

If your water butt has a screw fitting tap on the front, then you would be able to attach the timer.

Watch this video guide for better understanding.

Karchers tap adaptor for in-house fittings allows connection to an indoor house tap.

Its robust thread protection and brass internal thread gives you an easy and reliable connection.

Part Number: 2.645-010.0

For threadless taps we recommend an adaptor which is designed for connecting hoses with connectors to threadless taps. The tap adapter, fits perfectly to taps with outer diameters between 15 and 20 mm. They can be installed without tools simply by attaching the wing screw to the stainless steel hose clamp. Compatible with all other brands.

Part Number: 2.645-256.0

Sweepers


The Sweeper is a manually operated device, which works by pushing it along from behind. As the Sweeper moves, it collects debris from the surface and stores it in the 16 litre collection tank. 

 

 

If the roller or brush is worn out, they must be replaced. If the brush roller drive is worn out, please contact us directly.

Check that the sealing lip and seal on the waste container are still in good condition and replace if necessary.

Check that the roller brush is set to the correct height: only the tips of the bristles should be touching the floor. If the height adjustment or wheel drive is defective, please contact us directly.

High Pressure Washers

Your High Pressure Washer may have an airblock. We recommend following the below steps in order to resolve this problem.

Step 1. Ensure that the machine is not connected to the electricity supply.

Step 2. Remove the High Pressure Hose from the Pressure Washer. If you have a Premium model with a hose reel, remove the Trigger Gun from the High Pressure Hose.

Step 3. Connect your Pressure Washer to your water supply using a garden hose of at least 25 feet in length which is uncoiled with no kinks or twists.

Step 4. Turn on the water.

Step 5. Leave water to run through the machine for a period of 5-7 minutes.

Step 6. Re-connect the High Pressure Hose / Trigger Gun.

Step 7. Squeeze on the Trigger Gun to draw water through the hose and into the gun and spray lance.

Step 8. Plug the machine back in to the electricity supply.

Step 9. Turn the machine on.

Step 10. The machine should then work to full specification. Please also ensure that the filter inside the High Pressure Washer is free of dirt and debris. This is located behind the connector inside the water inlet of the machine.

If this does not resolve the problem then please also see 'Why is my High Pressure Washer pulsing/hunting when I am using my spray lance attached?' (Next Question) or 'Why is my High Pressure Washer pulsing/hunting when I am using my T Racer patio cleaner?'

This may be caused by a build up of dirt blocking the nozzle of the lance.

Please see 'How do I clean my spray lance?' for advice on how to clean your lance.

If this problem occurs with more than one spray lance then ensure to clean them all.

If this is not successful in resolving the problem please see 'Why is my High Pressure Washer pulsing/hunting?' (Previous Question)

If the machine won't turn on and you can't hear the motor turning on, this may be due to an air block or the blown fuse.

The air block procedure is as follows

Step 1. Ensure that the machine is not connected to the electricity supply.

Step 2. Remove the High Pressure Hose from the High Pressure Washer. If you have a Premium model with a hose reel, remove the Trigger Gun from the High Pressure Hose.

Step 3. Connect your High Pressure Washer to your water supply using a garden hose of at least 25 feet in length which is uncoiled with no kinks or twists.

Step 4. Turn on the water.

Step 5. Leave water to run through the machine for a period of 5-7 minutes.

Step 6. Re-connect the High Pressure Hose / Trigger Gun.

Step 7. Squeeze on the Trigger Gun to draw water through the hose and into the gun and spray lance.

Step 8. Plug the machine back in to the electricity supply.

Step 9. Turn the machine on.

Step 10. The machine should then work to full specification. Please also ensure that the filter inside the High Pressure Washer is free of dirt and debris. This is located behind the connector inside the water inlet of the machine.

If this does not help, then your machine may need to be repaired. Please call the Kärcher Customer Service Team on +65 6897 1811 for further help.

The detergent will only come through your machine when it is on a low pressure setting.

Ensure your Vario Lance is turned to the mix setting. This will allow the detergent to mix with the water.

You also need to make sure that you have removed the grey lid from the bottle. See the image for better understanding.

For the K2 Compact, remove all lances and use the trigger gun on its own. 

Detergent will not be pulled through the machine when a high pressure accessory is attached, e.g IE Dirt Blaster or Patio Cleaner Head.

We advise to spray the area with the detergent at low pressure, leave to work for around 3 minutes and then clean it off with the higher pressure accessories.

Your High Pressure Washer may have an airblock. We recommend following the below steps in order to resolve this problem.

Step 1. Ensure that the machine is not connected to the electricity supply.

Step 2. Remove the High Pressure Hose from the Pressure Washer. If you have a Premium model with a hose reel, remove the Trigger Gun from the High Pressure Hose.

Step 3. Connect your High Pressure Washer to your water supply using a garden hose of at least 25 feet in length which is uncoiled with no kinks or twists.

Step 4. Turn on the water.

Step 5. Leave water to run through the machine for a period of 5-7 minutes.

Step 6. Re-connect the High Pressure Hose / Trigger Gun.

Step 7. Squeeze on the Trigger Gun to draw water through the hose and into the gun and spray lance.

Step 8. Plug the machine back in to the electricity supply.

Step 9. Turn the machine on.

Step 10. The machine should then work to full specification. Please also ensure that the filter inside the High Pressure Washer is free of dirt and debris. This is located behind the connector inside the water inlet of the machine.

If this does not resolve the problem then please contact the Karcher Customer Service team on +65 6897 1811 or email info@karcher-asia.com

Release the u-shape metal clip holding the nozzles in place and remove the nozzles.

Soak in a solution of warm, soapy water.

Insert a pin into the nozzle to push out any dirt which may be trapped.

Rinse the nozzles under clean running water to rinse of any residue of dirt or detergent.

Place the nozzles back into the patio cleaner in re-insert the metal clip to hold in place. You may then commence usage of the patio cleaner.

If required, replacement nozzles are available for purchase.

Please see 'What colour nozzles should I use with my T-Racer Patio Cleaner?' for further help in choosing the correct nozzles.

The table below advises what colour nozzles you should be using.
In order for the patio cleaner to work to full specification it is important that you use the correct nozzles.

Model of machine - Model of T-Racer - Colour of nozzles

1. K2 Series - T250/T300 - Grey

2. K2 Series - T350 - Green

3. K3 – K5 Series - T250/T300 - Grey

4. K3 – K5 Series - T350 - Pink

5. K6 – K7 Series - T250/T300/T400 - Yellow

6. K6 – K7 Series - T350 - Beige

7. K6 – K7 Series - T450/T550 - Yellow

Before use, ensure that the suction hose has been primed.

To do this, place the hose into a bucket of water until the hose is filled fully with water.

Connect your High Pressure Washer to the electricity supply.

Attach your suction hose to the inlet of the High Pressure Washer.

Place the other end of the suction hose into the top of the water butt / an alternative water source.

Turn on the machine and begin use.

To view this in action please watch the video in the following link provided.

Soak the spray lance in a solution of warm, soapy water.

Insert a pin into the nozzle of the lance to push out any dirt which may be blocking the nozzle.

The lance should be rinsed under clean running water to remove any dirt or detergent residues before commencing use.

Depending on the model, Kärcher High Pressure Washers for private use have a flow rate of between 230 and 600 l/h (around 3,500 litres of water flow through a garden hose every hour). High Pressure Washers are therefore easy on your budget as well as the environment.

In a pressure washer, an electrically powered pump raises the water pressure many times over to up to 150 bar. With this pressure, the water is conveyed through the high-pressure hose to a lance, where it is ejected as a sharp, concentrated jet from a nozzle, creating enormous cleaning power. If the spray gun is not activated, the pump will switch off automatically. A pressure washer allows you to carry out your cleaning tasks even more quickly than with conventional methods while also using less water.

Yes, you should use a suction hose with filter for this (part number: 4.400-238.0).

Attach the suction hose to the water infeed on the device.

Insert the other end into the water butt.

Connect the high-pressure hose to the device. Before switching on the device, remove the steel pipe from the spray gun.

Press the lever on the spray gun so that this is open and switch the device on.

This will allow the air inside the device to escape gently as the pressure washer starts to draw in the water.

The device should not be any more than 0.5 m above the point of use.

Simply spray the vehicle down with high pressure to remove coarse dirt.

Use the cleaning agent RM 555 for a more thorough clean. The cleaning agent is applied gently onto the vehicle in low pressure.

You can also use a wash brush.

Yes, you can but only in liquid form. Ideally, we should recommend Karcher cleaning agents because ingredients use in Karcher cleaning agent will not harm or cause any damages to machine components as well as safe to use and environmental friendly. 

The backflow preventer prevents detergent from getting into the drinking water.

T 250 surface cleaner can be used for all devices from classes 2 to 7. T 400 surface cleaner is only suitable for devices in classes K5 to K7.

Connect the device to the water supply and turn on the tap.

Remove the filter from the water inlet and clean it.

Switch the pressure washer on without the steel pipe and allow it to run until there is no more air coming out of the spray gun.

Check whether you are using the right accessories.

If the pressure and suction valves are leaking and there is water coming out of the casing, or if the device is throbbing, please consult one of our service partners or contact us directly.

If the overflow valve is stuck, please contact us directly.

Clean the nozzle insert.

Check if you are using the right nozzle.

Check if there is enough water coming out.

Check the power supply and mains fuse.

Check the main switch and spray gun.

For extension cables of 10 m or longer, the diameter must be at least 2.5 mm².

Completely unwind the cable drum.


In the following cases, please contact us directly:

The pressure switch or control pistons are stuck

The motor is overheating

The main switch is faulty

1. Fill up the cleaning agent container.

2. Rinse out the vacuum filter with fresh water and clean it. Once you have finished cleaning with cleaning agent, you should rinse the device out with fresh water to prevent the filter from clogging up.

3. Check the suction hose for damage.

4. Take the cleaning agent hose on the device and, using a thin object, push back the valve on the hose nipple so that it moves smoothly.

5. Start the flow and set to low pressure.

Continuous operation depends on model/type of K series. 

View this image for quick reference.

Allow the machine cool down the motor and pump before next operation, this practice will significantly increases the service life of the unit.

Car shampoo and wash & wax are good for washing car.

(Refer to complete application from catalog, Home & Garden Programme 2015 on Pg 56 – 57)

There are 6m and 10m extension available for most models (Please refer to catalogue)

Yes, you can operate under light shower. The machine is splash proof but not water proof.

It largely depends on the type/model, light or heavy usages. Nonetheless, if we base on moderate usage for home application, it should be able to last more than three years.

Guideline:
K2-K3: 300hrs (+/-)
K4-K5: 500hrs (+/-)
K6-K7: 800hrs (+/-)

Pumps

Each of tje pumps have a minimum level the water needs to be before they will start pumping.


Please see the below guides:


SP3 Dirt - 60mm


SP5 Dirt - 60mm


SP7 Dirt Inox - 50mm

The Kärcher garden pumps are ideal for watering the garden using alternative water sources such as cisterns and water-butts.

The new range of pumps SP3, SP5 and SP7 Dirt Inox will not fit with any previous pre-filter, large: 6.997-353.0 or small: 6.997-351.0.

The new range will also not fit with the large pump connector kit: 6.997-418.0.

The new SP7, SP5 and SP3 will all fit with the old flat hose set, part number: 6.997-419.0.

The hose required to pump the dirty water away will depend on the pump you intend to use.

For the SP7 Dirt Inox, you will require a flat hose set. This is because a nomal hose pipe is not large enough to pump the required volume of water away.

For either the SP3 or the SP5 you can use a flat hose set, or you can use a standard hose pipe. However, we do not recommend the use of a hose pipe that is 1/2' as again it is too small a hose to pump the required volume of water.

If your pump keeps on getting clogged, try using a pre-filter to help protect your pump.

With the SP7 Dirt Inox, this is inbuilt into the pump, simply pull the filter down.

For the SP3 and SP5, the pre-filter is available as a separate accessory.

No, Kärcher domestic pumps cannot be used to pump water to a Pressure Washer.

The Pumps are essentially the same. The differences are the size of the particles that they can pump and the amount of water they leave in a pool when finished. Clean water pumps will empty the pool to a 5mm water depth, or 1mm using dry function (fold up feet). Dirty water pumps will only take it to the same depth as the maximum dirt particle it can pump (from 20mm SDP 7000 to 30mm SDP 18000).

In the SP7 Dirt Inox there is an inbuilt pre-filter. Therefore, there is no need to attach another pre-filter.

To use the pre-filter, simply pull down on the tab at the top of the water inlet on each side of the pump. This tab can be found on the middle water inlet.

To remove the pre-filter, simply push the tabs back up towards the roof of the water inlet.

The capacity depends on the delivery height and on the other equipment connected to the pump. Observe the maximum delivery height.

Fill the pump with water before operation and press the ventilation button.

Pull out the mains plug and clean the suction line.

Pull out the mains plug and clean the prefilter.

Check the fuse and electrical connections.

If the thermal protection switch has been triggered as a result of overheating, pull out the mains plug, allow the pump to cool, clean the suction area and avoid dry running.

Pull out the mains plug and clean the suction area.

Check the flow meter in the suction area.

If the level switch is causing the pump to stop, please contact us directly for further assistance.

Pull out the mains plug and clean the suction area.