K2.26 Electric Power Washer

My karcher washer stopped working. It was working ok one minute but the hose c ame off a tap, so I turned it off put the hose back on but it was dead. I checked the plug fuse & it is ok. Any ideas….?
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Dear jimbocom,
The problem is that the spill valve got stuck. When the machine is working and the gun is closed, a valve( spill valve) moves with the accumilated pressure and switches the machine off. So what happened is that when the spill valve did its job, it found no water…and remained stuck. This leaving the machine in an off position. Service and lubrication to the spill valve must be done or completely replacing with a new spill valve. In my opinion you have no serious damage, but this job must be carried out by an expirienced technician.
Regards,
MG.

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If your pressure washer is refusing to work or even turn on, the culprit could potentially be the power switches. Most pressure washers use two micro switches that disconnect both the live and neutral connections between the supply and the motor. These switches can jam cutting the power out from reaching the motor.
A defective spark plug or ignition coil may need to be replaced. Your power washer`s spark plug is essential to keep it running since it ignites the air/fuel mixture. If your spark plug is dirty, cracked, or defective, it could be the reason your power washer won`t start.
PLEASE NOTE: You should always press the RESET button on the GFCI before using the pressure washer.
If your machine cuts out occasionally, it could be because you are using an electric extension cable. Extension cables must always be 13 amp constant rating and no longer than 10 metres. Please check your operating instructions for correct specifications.
Here`s how it works, devices from the Home & Garden range can be repaired in our repair centres. Machines within their warranty period are repaired free of charge subject to our Home & Garden terms and conditions.
If the pressure washer does not start, then the first thing to check is the fuse in the plug. The reading you`re looking for is the same as it would be when connecting the two probes of the multimeter together (as you can see in the example of this video, this fuse is actually fine).
It Can Harm The Unit

Without water to cool and lubricate it, the pump will work harder than it should, causing it to wear down quickly. This can happen even with just a few seconds of running the pressure washer without the water being turned on. However, the pump is not the only part that takes damage.

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Karcher 4.91 checked fuse that is ok but no power
ANSWER : Check and see if you are getting power to the on/off swith. These switches have been known to go bad. Also, check the Ground fault breaker in the plug. Let me know how you make out.

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Karcher K2.91M nlets water in and out but won’t
ANSWER : Wot like a buzzing noise if so try and turn the fan at the rear of the motor if you can do this it is more than likley the capacitor

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I have a Karcher B402 Pressure Washer and when i plug it in and turn it on – nothing happens, not a sound. I have checked the fuse and the plug itself and this did not help. I contacted a service technician and they said it would cost £45/hr to have a look and it probably wasn’t worth fixing! Is there anything i can try to narrow down the problem/fix it myself. Any ideas what might have gone wrong? Sorry i can’t give you more info. Cheers
ANSWER : Hi if you remove the torx screws that hold the electric box on and then bypas the on/off switch join wires together. and check the pressure swicth if it is the pressure switch you can bypass this but the machine wont shut down regards

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I have a karcher 2.o1 pressure washer does not work when i turn the water on, if i turn the water off it works, cant figure it help , help please
ANSWER : Please try without the high pressure lance on. If this works then you may have a blocked jet in the lance.

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On my karcher pressure washer, how do i get the soap to come out of the spray nozzle?
ANSWER : Two nozzels came with your washer one has a cone shaped head, the other one is blunt, attach the blunt one to the trigger. You will notice on the barrel of the nozzel it says “mix” turn the indicator line to “mix” and it should work. This is a very low pressure setting and is used to “apply” the soap only. You cannot despense soap in the hight pressure mode.

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Hi, I have a Karcher 3.99. It’s going funny. When
ANSWER : Your internal sdeals have gone bad and need to be replaced. they sell kits for these that are inexpensive and the repair is usually pretty easily done

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My power washer wouldn’t start. I replaced the spark plug and it started right up. but spray was a bit sporadic and then it began billowing thick white smoke and stopped running?

Any thoughts.

ANSWER : White smoke IS NOT fuel related. you twit! white smoke indicates oil consumption. they let anyone answer these things

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Manual Is there anywhere to purchase a manual for my Karchar
ANSWER : Go to karcher.com They have downloadable manuals in .pdf format.

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