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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
Entry Level
Product Length
21.7 Inches
Product Width
12 Inches
Product Height
12.8 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
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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.

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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
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Easy To Use (7)
Easy To Store (4)
Reliable (3)
Quiet (3)
Light Weight (3)
Unreliable (2)
Not Very Powerful (1)
None Yet I Will Let You ... (1)
Expensive (1)
Not As High A Psi Availa... (1)
71% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
122 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
5704 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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Linda L.
Southwick, MA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/20/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
We Found A Fantastic Pressure Washer
My husband was sitting in a car dealer shop and was watching a commercial for the Karcher, He came home and looked it up on the computer, we read the reviews all 5 star ratings............ so we bought one.

We love it. It is exactly what we needed for our vinyl fence and vinyl siding.

I would also give it a 5 star rating
Linda Recommends This Karcher Product
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"Awesome performing machine, easy to pull along! Small and compact."
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Granville M.
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Very Disappointed
The pressure washer worked for two days and blew out the pressure hose. A new hose was requested under warranty in June. It has been on back order so I am unable to finish the work that was planned. I do not expect a new hose until August.
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Wayne L.
St. Charles, MO
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Power Washer!
I recently bought this as a first time unit for my wife. Very easy to assemble and very intuitive to operate. My wife absolutely loves it!

I love it because she doesn't need me to set it up or to operate.
Wayne Recommends This Karcher Product
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Ryan H.
Wellston, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
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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Earl M.
Wilmington, DE
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Will Not Turn On
Bought one and it worked ONCE contacted the Company for a Rapid Exchange. They sent one out after a lengthy ordeal.

Got it, assembled it, plugged it in and I'll be this one doesn't work either. Same thing will not turn on. You talk about UNRELIABLE
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Page 16 of the Owner's Manual has some Troubleshooting tips. Under "Machine Refuses To Start" it lists:
Plug not connected - Connect plug
Defective socket - Try another socket
Fuse blown - Change the fuse
Defective extension cord - Try without extension cord
Wrong mains voltage - Check mains voltage corresponds to specifications of machine

We sell a lot of these, and don't get many complaints. We have found that the circuit the unit is on and the extension cord (if you use one) needs to be rated for at least 13 amps. Since the unit worked once, you may want to check to make sure nothing else is using that circuit- if there's not enough power the unit won't turn on. You may also need to reset the GFCI not only on the unit, but elsewhere in the house if there's another GFCI on that circuit.

You can also check with the folks at Karcher at (800) 537-4129 so they can walk you through the rest of the Warranty Procedure in their Rapid Replacement Program.
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Vito L.
Woodhaven, MI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Follow Me Pressure Washer Works Wonders
We have had several power washers in the past, but they were hard to assemble and a pain to hook up to the hose. They would fall over if we tried to move them from place to place making the job we were doing twice as hard.

We love that the Follow Me actually does what is says. It makes the job easier and more fun. We can't stop washing things. Ha Ha!
Vito Recommends This Karcher Product
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Greg L.
Montgomery, IL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/22/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Toy!
Cleans driveway well. Cleans truck very well. Cleans house well outside. And is a real good mister for the garden!
Greg Recommends This Karcher Product
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Tanja B.
Tacoma, WA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine
I have had previous models and this is so much easier to use- especially for the one using it is 84 years old. It does a really nice job.
Tanja Recommends This Karcher Product
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Michael F.
Rochester, MA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
Plenty of power, smooth, easy to use.
Michael Recommends This Karcher Product
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Granville M.
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Lasted Two Days
The pressure washer worked great for two days then the pressure hose ruptured.Since the unit was under warranty I called and ordered a new hose.That was more than a week ago so I am still waiting to finish the job.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Light Weight, Quiet
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
I would suggest calling Karcher again ((800) 537-4129) to get the tracking number on your replacement hose shipment- during the busy summer season it is the squeaking wheel that gets the grease.

Please also make sure that as you move your pressure washer around you don't allow the high-pressure hose to twist or kink. It's easy to do since your attention is focused forward on what you're cleaning, but pressure builds up quickly behind a twist or a kink, and will weaken or blow out the hose in a heartbeat.
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Karen B.
Cleveland, OH
Total Helpful Votes
25 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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