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Karcher 1800 PSI (Electric-Cold Water) Pressure Washer w/ Induction Motor

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Grade
Style
Water Pressure
1800
PSI
Water Flow
1.5
GPM
Cleaning Speed
2700
Cleaning Units
Engine
N/A
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Built-in Detergent Tank
No need to haul around clumsy buckets or containers

High-Quality Induction Motor
More powerful and longer lasting than universal motors

Vario Power Spray Wand
Adjustable spray for any task

Dirtblaster Turbo Wand
Delivers 50% more cleaning power for tough jobs

Can Use Water From A Standing Source
Draws water from a pond, tank, or other nearby water source
Karcher suction hose sold separately (Model 2.642-743.0)



Model
  Model Number:K3.48M
 UPC:036339017105
 Manufacturer:Karcher
 Made in USA:No
Motor
 Motor Type:Induction
 Motor Voltage:120-Volt Single-Phase
 Amps:13 Amps
 Power Cord Length:35 ft GFCI
Pump
 Pump Brand:Karcher
 Pump Type:Axial Cam
 Adjustable Pressure:No
 Chemical Injection:Single Detergent Tank
Housing
 Frame Type:2-Wheel Cart
 Wheels:Plastic
Hose
 Hose Storage:Other
 Hose Length:25 ft
 Hose Material:PVC/Plastic
 Hose Diameter:1/4 Inch
 Hose Connections:Threaded
Spray Gun
 Spray Gun Connection:Karcher Bayonet
 Spray Gun Grade:Residential
 Spray Gun Wand:Adjustable
 Spray Tips:Not Applicable
 Turbo Nozzle:Included
Overview
 Weight:30 Lbs. (13.61 kilograms)
 Dimensions:11L x 11W x 34H
(27.94 x 27.94 x 86.36 cm)
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:1 Year Karcher Rapid Exchange Warranty
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  6 Questions
Q: Bill,
I am replacing a model K330m that has finally gone on to its reward and am considering this K3.48M model.
We typically use it only once a year, in the Spring, to wash our concrete patio and porches.
Would you consider this an equivalent model? Is there anything I should be especially aware of or is there any special care needed?
I'm also considering the 1800psi Karcher X-series. I understand that it has a water-cooled motor and an improved pump, but it is also $70 more. Considering my very occasional use of a pressure washer, is the extra expense for the X series worth it?
Thank you for your time,

William Lucas

by William Lucas from Pennsylvania on June 08, 2012

A: The K3.48 would be a suitable replacement, and the Induction motor should serve you well, even with more frequent use.

The X-Series has been very popular, but since you only use the unit once a year the lower-priced unit sounds like a better fit.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does this have a water cooled induction motor
by Jerry on April 27, 2012

A: No, this model uses an air cooled induction motor. You would have to purchase the Karcher X series models such as the K3.740 and/or the K5.740 in order to get the water cooled motor version.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Does the Karcher 1800 psi Model K3.48M have auto shut off when the spray trigger is released?
by Steve on April 15, 2012

A: Yes, all of the Karcher electric models have the total start/stop feature when you squeeze and/or release the trigger.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Would these model be able to run of a 2000 watt gas powered generator..
by Anonymous from New Mexico on January 26, 2012

A: Yes you could run this pressure washer off of a 2000 watt generator. This pressure washer uses 13 amps at 120 Volts which equates to 1560 watts.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is this model powerful enough to clean siding and awnings? Is it powerful enough to clean a 2-story house?
by Anonymous on November 09, 2011

A: Yes, this machine is powerful enough to clean siding and overhangs. However, it would not be able to reach a 2nd story level from the ground.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Bill, I have a friend with a Karcher 402, or 260 M on the label. It also say 1400 PSI and 1.6 gpm. What is comparable to this model, I want to buy one similar to the above for my needs.
by Harvey Clanton from Florida on August 15, 2011

A: The comparible Karcher pressure washers would be models K2.20 and/or K2.26-75.

See the links below:


Karcher K2.20

Karcher K2.26-75
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Karcher K3.48M Reviews & Ratings
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Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Price (2)
Reliable (2)
Features (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Does Not Work (1)
Low Quality (2)
Unreliable (2)
Expensive (1)
Durability (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Harold M.
Fresno, CA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/16/13
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
This is my 3rd Karcher pressure washer and, like the other 3, for an 1800 PSI electric with the Dirtbuster wand, it does a super job at cleaning dirt. moss, and other misc items off cement and wood.

My only complaint on this model is the "quick connect" hose connector, since it is plastic it does not tighten well and leaks water but has no real effect on the water pressure or cleaning results.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Harold,
You may want to try fresh gaskets in your garden hose and a couple winds of teflon pipe tape (about $1 in any hardware or grocery store) around the threads. This will usually cut down on dripping.
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Brad B.
St Cloud, MN
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Absolutely Without Redeeming Qualities
I received it for Christmas - in Minnesota - in April. When I hooked it up to clean my boat the pressure hose blew off.

I called Karcher customer service who agreed to send me the hose; it was on back order. When I finally received it, it was the wrong hose. When I finally received the correct hose and attached it I checked all the connections and it blew off. Junk, junk, junk.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Does Not Work
Brad Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Brad,
If the second hose didn't attach properly either it would seem that the connector on the unit might be the issue.

You may want to call the folks at Karcher, toll free, at (800) 537-4129 to access their Factory Warranty. Please be sure to have the serial number of your unit handy when you call them.

We don't show that you purchased the unit from us by the name or email you provided, so we're sorry, we can't send over a copy of your invoice. The folks at Karcher will need one for the warranty claim.
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Bill W.
Aztec, NM
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/6/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New 1800 Washer
Real nice piece of equipment. It does everything advertised.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Bill Recommends This Karcher Product
Bill Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Have no complaints- very good equipment. Perfect for my applications."
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Justin H.
Dry Creek, LA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 12/6/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Fast Delivery
Great product, fast delivery, and had a couple of them they are great.
Pros: Durable, Features, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Justin Recommends This Karcher Product
Justin Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast delivery. Great product"
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Adi
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pump Leaking
One year after purchase, the unit is leaking. Very poor construction.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Adi Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Adi,
This unit has a 1 year Factory Warranty from the day it was delivered. Our database has no listing for you, so we're sorry; we don't know if your warranty has expired.

You may want to call the folks at Karcher directly at (800) 537-4129 if you're still within the warranty period. Please be sure to have the serial number of your unit handy when you call.

One of the things that will cause a pump to leak is not turning the unit off when you walk away. The pump uses the running water to take away the heat; if the water doesn't run, the pump overheats and leaks.

The other common reason for a pump to start leaking is storing the unit where it will freeze, and not using a pump saver product. Since you live in Florida freezing is probably not a problem for you, although if you have very hard water a pump saver product will lubricate the seals and keep them from getting crusty and leaking.
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John
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not A Great Machine
I bought the Karcher pressure washer mainly for cars. It has decent pressure for an electric washer. The detergent tank is small and mixes at a predetermined amount.

Overall construction is cheap, with nowhere to store the electric cord and hose. All in all it doesn't have the GPM to make car washing quick, and it's not powerful enough to do any thing else. I would spend an extra $100 and get a better unit- this one doesn't have many uses.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
John,
The 1800 PSI should be plenty to wash cars, lawn furniture, boats, etc.

Please check to make sure your garden hose is 1/2" or 5/8" diameter, and not longer than 50 feet; and is connected to city water or a well that can supply at least 2 GPM.

If you're using an extension cord (not recommended), please make sure it is a heavy gauge (10 or 12 gauge), not a lightweight household appliance cord.

Either (or both) of these things will rob your pressure washer of power. If these solutions don't help, please feel free to contact Karcher Tech Support, toll free, at (800) 537-4129 to see if it requires warranty service. Be sure to have the serial number handy when you call.
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Alfred E.
Destin, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 2/26/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything Works Great, Except The Brush
So far everything works great, I especially like the rotating wand.

The rotating power brush was a big disappointment. It doesn't rotate fast enough to do much good.
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Steve
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 10/11/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Leaky Fitting
The washer worked as advertised with one issue. The quick connector on the water hose is made of plastic and leaked a large amount of water while in use. I went out and purchased a brass fitting for $6 and replaced it.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Steve,
You might also find that Teflon pipe thread tape- about a dollar at any hardware store- will do a good job stopping leaks, too.
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Art
Winfield, IA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/16/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Works Great
I recently purchased a Karcher pressure washer and found instantly it to be defective. I called to relate my problem & was told that all I had to do was get them the serial number & model number & send that to them and they in turn would replace the washer. It was amazing

I had a new pressure washer within 3 days time- no questions asked & no extra charges. I will recommend you to everyone & by the way I love the new washer- it works great!!!
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Boyd M.
Bridgeville, DE
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/15/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Grandy
My son in law had one and I borrowed it, I was hooked! I bought one just like it. It is the best power washer I've seen. The only thing I don't like is the hose connection should be metal, not plastic.
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Dave R.
Melbourne, FL
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
Received the K3.48M in a timely manner. The container was really damaged and I almost didnt accept it.

When I unpacked it I saw no overt damage to the unit itself so I put it together and immediately started to use it.

It worked as advertised and I am very pleased with both the unit and Pressurewashers Direct.
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