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Karcher Follow Me 1800 PSI (Electric-Cold Water) Pressure Washer

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Model: K3.00
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Powerful & Convenient
No need to lug a heavy unit; this "follows" you on 4 wheels
1800 PSI is the most powerful Follow Me machine yet
Handles most light household cleaning tasks with ease

Karcher N-Cor Pump
As strong as steel & completely corrosion-free

On-Board Storage
Hose, spray wands, spray gun & power cord store neatly
Everything is ready to go at a moment's notice

Trigger Gun With 2 Spray Wands
Vario-Spray adjusts the water fan from wide to narrow
Dirtblaster Turbo cleans stubborn dirt in nooks & crannies
Bayonet trigger gun accepts Karcher accessories (sold separately)

15 Feet Of High Pressure Hose
Lets you work in a wide area

Detergent Tank
Adds pressure washer-safe detergent to the water stream

Motor Type
Motor Voltage
120-Volt Single-Phase
Running Amps
13 Amps
Power Cord Length
35 ft GFCI
Pump Brand
Pump Type
Adjustable Pressure
Chemical Injection
Single Detergent Tank
Detergent Tank Capacity
Water Temperature
Water Pressure
1800 PSI
Water Flow
1.3 GPM
Frame Type
4-Wheel Frame
Hose Storage
Hose Length
20 Feet
Hose Material
Hose Diameter
1/4 Inch
Hose Connections
Spray Gun
Spray Gun Connection
Karcher Bayonet
Spray Gun Grade
Spray Gun Wand
Turbo Nozzle
16 Pounds
Product Length
21.7 Inches
Product Width
12 Inches
Product Height
12.8 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
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  9 Questions
Q: Mike, received the Follow Me 1800 today and found the power woefully weak for my purpose of cleaning cement and wood deck.
I did not use a detergent cleaner. I'd like to give it one more try before I return it.
What detergent do you suggest for this model?

by Frank from New Jersey on July 07, 2016

A: 1800 PSI should do a good job on household cleaning- please make sure the unit is getting enough water by using a 5/8" garden hose no longer than 50-75 feet long connected to city water.

Any detergent you use needs to be labeled as "pressure washer safe" since it will be drawn through your pump with the stream of water. It needs to be thin enough for the water to pick it up- watery is good; thick like dish detergent won't work.

Wood and cement respond to different cleaners. I like the
Simple Green Deck & Fence Cleaner since the 1 gallon jug makes 11 gallons of detergent when it's properly diluted. Be careful cleaning wood with your Turbo nozzle- the spray is intense enough it can mark the wood.

Even though it's biodegradable, give all your landscaping a good drink of clean water before you use the detergent; it will help keep your leaves from browning.

For concrete I like Simple Green Concrete Cleaner, not only because you get a lot of detergent for the money once it's diluted, but also because it works well. Pre-treat stains and oil with the detergent and let it sit for a bit so the detergent can bring the stain to the surface; then use your turbo nozzle to blast the stain away.

You might like the results from Karcher's T300 Surface Cleaner on concrete- it leaves a smoother finish than you can get with your regular spray nozzle.

For more information and videos, check out our How-To Library.
by Brian, Product Expert

Q: Does it have anything to clean rain gutters.
by Rich. Juneau from New Hampshire on July 05, 2016

by Brian, Product Expert

Q: Mike i have this unit the Karcher follow me. love this product and taught my wife how to use it.She cleans her car once a week and all the outdoor furniture LOL.I like to know if there is a adapter to the GUN so i can attach my FOAM LANCER so i can do my Truck. I seen some adapter attach to the gun to enable me to have a twist to add to gun and then attach the 1/4 to the snap in. Is there a adapter you sell like that??

by Gerard from New York on June 26, 2016

A: Under the Accessories tab on the K3.00 page we show the MTM Hydro Foamer For Karcher Electric Pressure Washers. It comes with the Karcher bayonet adaptor to twist and click into your spray gun just like the spray wands.

I'm sorry, but there isn't an adapter that I know of that will change the Karcher bayonet connector to a quick connect.
by Brian, Product Expert

Q: can the Karcher pressure washer be used with an extension cord?
by Chris from California on March 04, 2016

A: It does state in the manual: The connection between connection line and extension line must not lie in the water.

You also need to ensure you are using the proper gauge of extension cord so that the motor does not get damaged on the pressure washer.
For under 30 foot extension cord use 14 gauge.
For 30-90 foot extension cord use 12 gauge.
by Brian, Product Expert

Q: The 4- wheel Karcher electric model 3.00 front wheels wont snap in.
by J. B. Fraley from New Mexico on June 08, 2015

A: The simplest method is to turn the unit upside down and place your thumb between the two halves of each wheel and press each in place.
by Brian, Product Expert

Q: Hello Mike I misplaced my instructions for using the Karcher multipurpose Cleaner in my K3.00. how much should I place in the resevoir priot to using?
by Ken from Maryland on May 25, 2015

A: I've included a copy of the owners manual.

by Brian, Product Expert

Q: Hi Mike, Does the "Follow Me" Karcher unit have the new poly pump and also does it have the water cooled induction motor? Thank you!
by Jerry Duckett from Florida on May 24, 2015

A: The Follow Me has a sealed pump and Universal motor. The X series electric models include the water cooled induction motor and we offer three different sizes.

by Brian, Product Expert

Q: can you buy a longer exstention hose for the wand?How much does it cost?
by Carol from Tennessee on May 16, 2015

A: Yes, the attached link is for the extension which can be divided or connected for a pole length.
by Brian, Product Expert

Q: Hi mike.
Maybe I'm asking this question to late because I've already ordered this from you guys. But will the (karcher 1800 psi follow me )pump water out of a lake? I got this to wash my pier on the lake which has no water source. I did also order the karcher suction hose.

by Louie Ballis from Louisiana on August 07, 2014

A: Karcher is the only brand that is able to do this. We sell a kit model 2.642-743.0 that makes the Karcher Electric Pressure Washer able to pull from a standing water source. If this is the kit you bought, I would like to give you a couple tricks to get it going.
Completely submerge the hose until the air is all out and it stops bubbling. Turn on the unit so that the pump starts working. Connect the hose until the pump stops humming then place the hose in the bucket so that is continues to have the positive draw.
For brand new units this will not happen instantly, I do recall waiting several minutes for this to take. (It can seem like forever) Hold the trigger gun and squeeze the gun to allow water to flow through the unit. After you have a positive draw the unit works just like it does when it is connected to a hose.
Karcher Suction Hose

by Brian, Product Expert

Karcher K3.00 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Easy To Use (11)
Easy To Store (7)
Light Weight (6)
Reliable (5)
Quiet (4)
Unreliable (5)
Durability (5)
Not Very Powerful (1)
None Yet I Will Let You ... (1)
Expensive (1)
68% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
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Total Reviews
122 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
6227 Helpful Votes
Pressure Washers Direct Recommended

I love this unit. Why? It's not bulky. If you want a small portable unit that can easily clean your patios and siding you'll love the ease of this unit. A lot of electrics tip over - it's the nature of moving vertical machines over hoses and grass. Not so with this little guy.
Brian Recommends This Model
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Ryan H.
Wellston, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Handy
I use this to wash my car and I no longer need to go to the car wash cause it gives the pressure you would get at a car wash plus it's light and rolls easy so you don't have to pack it around.
Ryan Recommends This Karcher Product
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Phil H.
Grand Junction, CO
Most Helpful Critical Review
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Loved it, the first time I used it last fall. Took it out of the garage today 6/17/17, to wash the wife's car. Got about halfway through the job and it no longer works. Water flows out the bottom and up into the switch location. It will not pressurize.

Not very impressed. 2nd time to use this product and it blows an internal gasket or seal. Was washing my car, got about half way through and it quit pressurizing. Water running out the bottom and up into the switch location. Used it once... more
Cons: Unreliable
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
This unit comes with a 1 year Factory Warranty from Karcher, so you may want to give them a call at (800) 537-4129 to have it replaced under their Rapid Exchange Program. Please be sure to have the serial number of the pressure washer handy when you call them; they'll need it to set up the exchange.
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Douglas S.
Middletown, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/26/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Performance And Easy Set Up
Great ease of use with the mobility and the set up! First year no problems, second season the motor continues to surge even when you aren't spraying!
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Light Weight, Quiet
Cons: Durability
Douglas Recommends This Karcher Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Please check to make sure your unit is getting enough water- that is usually what causes a surge. Make sure the screen between the garden hose and the unit is clean, the hose is at least 5/8" diameter and 50 feet long or less, and that you have opened the supply faucet all the way.

If it really is the motor surging, then please check to make sure there isn't another appliance plugged into the same circuit that's in use at the same time. Even though it's out of warranty you could also call the folks at Karcher at (800) 537-4129 to see if they have any other suggestions. Please have the serial number of your unit handy in case they ask for it.
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Steve A.
Clearfield, UT
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/19/14
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Works Until The Warranty Is Up
Bought this unit back in 2014 with extended warranty. Unit finally died this year, 2017. My warranty paperwork says the warranty is good thru 19 July 2017. Warranty people claim someone made a mistake and it expired last year and they will not honor the warranty paperwork I have. DON'T GET THE EXTENDED WARRANTY - They WON'T honor it!! And the store itself won't help either.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Durability, Unreliable, Low Quality
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
I checked your file, and your invoice shows you purchased a 1 year Extended Warranty on 7/19/14, the same day you bought your pressure washer. When you add that to Karcher's 1-year Factory Warranty your unit was covered until 7/19/16. If you'd like to check your invoice, just click on My Account at the top right corner of our website and follow the prompts.

A 2-year Extended Warranty costs more than a 1 year Extended Warranty, and your invoice would show the greater cost if you had paid for the 2 year Extended Warranty.

We appreciate your business and apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Kris L.
Rewey, WI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/14/17
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Wish I Was Happier
So I was hoping I was not one of the people that got the pressure washer that worked twice and quit, but no luck there. Worked great for washing my garage floor and pick up truck and that was that. I didn't get to use it on my deck.

I am hoping to troubleshoot somewhere or contact the company to see if I can get it to work. Bummed I spent that much money and can't use it at this point.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
The notes on your file said the unit wouldn't start. There are some things to check in the Troubleshooting section of your Owner's Manual (we have a PDF copy of the manual on the K3.00 page, under the Specs tab if you need it).

Please try resetting the GFCI button on the power plug- it may have sensed a problem in the circuit, or gotten wet, and tripped- preventing any electricity from reaching your pressure washer. If you were using an extension cord, please test the pressure washer without it, and make sure the extension is a heavier gauge meant for outdoor tools.

If that doesn't help, please give the folks at Karcher a call at (800) 537-4129. They may have some other advice to offer, and be able to set up their Rapid Exchange Warranty for you if needed. Please be sure to have the serial number of your pressure washer handy when you call Karcher; they will ask for it.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Patsy Machado
Central Point, OR
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/18/17
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love It! I Had To Replace A Smaller Karcher Power Washer
I love my new Karcher power washer. It is light weight and easy to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Patsy Recommends This Karcher Product
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Bill B.
St. Louis, MO
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/13/17
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Washer Fits My Needs & Performs Well
I hope that this is the last pressure washer that I will ever have to buy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Reliable, Light Weight
Cons: Durability
Bill Recommends This Karcher Product
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Karen B.
Cleveland, OH
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Quit Working
New out of the box used once and quit working. Returned and purchased a 2nd one. Lasted 4 months, quit working. There is a FLAW in this product but yet this company continues to sell it to the public and cause inconvenience and a runaround with the warranty process. The so called RAPID exchange isn't so rapid and can take up to 3-4 weeks. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE.
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
I apologize for the issues you are having. I am unable to locate an order here with

I apologize for the issues that you continue to have with the Karcher unit. Unfortunately, this all needs to be directed toward the Karcher company. If it was bought from us, give us a call at 800-710-7499, we can help you if your having difficulties with Karcher.
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Paul B.
Novelty, OH
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overall this pressure washer works well. There still are flaws such as a the wand holder, which is a poor design and does not hold the wand in place.

The dispenser is undersized and you are not able to view it to see when it is empty.

An upgrade of the hose with some good swivels on both ends would eliminate the constant tangling of the line.

This is the best compact electric washer out there. I have tried and used them all, and I have returned all of them. If this company would... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Paul Recommends This Karcher Product
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Gina A.
Dover, DE
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/30/14
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Dissapointed
I ordered my washer in June and to this date, September 3, have not used it.
The spray is very small (not as shown on TV ad) and the combination (cleaner and water) barely rose above the mid waist level. Hardly effective in cleaning my siding.

I have contacted Karcher on 4 separate occasions, requesting either a new machine or my money back.

I am still waiting for a response. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!
Cons: Unreliable
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert

We are very sorry to hear about the experience you have been having with your pressure washer. We would like to do as much as we can to assist with the issue. Our product expert Mike will be contacting you shortly to discuss further.

In the mean time, if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to give us a call.
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Sue Mcl.
Newport, OR
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A New Toy
I just love the Follow Me, it is wonderful and powerful. I have never used a electric pressure washer, always a gas one- but now no more with the gas. I will be using my Follow Me...
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: There Are No Cons It Is A Wonderful Machine
Sue Recommends This Karcher Product
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