Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 28
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by experiencedDYIhomeowner Typical presure washer with quality issues.
Product received not as described in Home Depot description and not of current manufacture (manufacturing code indicates it was manufactured over a year prior to shipment, last year's series). Manual lacks description with assembly instruction pictures. Wheels do not turn easily or at all too often. Garden hose quick connect leaks very badly. Had to replace with my own which does not leak. "Dirtblaster" rotary spray wand difficult to rotate and leaks very badly at the spray (rotary) end. As such of no value to clean anything. Certainly has quality issues. However, as a basic pressure washer did a good job, but unit isn't priced as a basic PW.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MalibuSkier99 Works great, lots of accessories.
I've had a few pressure washers over the years with varying levels of quality (don't buy the homelite electric). My first was a Karcher which lasted a very long time so I went back and upgraded with the latest Karcher. It ships with a ton of accessories, most of which I'll never use, but thanks for the thought. Other than that, the washer has worked great, and I'm very happy with the quality. I only wish it had a way to store the power cord and water line better, there isn't a cord wrap for the power or a hanger for the wand line. It does have decent storage for the extra wand parts that are contained in an elastic web on the back.
June 5, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LaDonna Did a fairly good job
This power washer works fairly well although I had to hold the cleaning wand quite close to the deck surface to remove the algae. I was not able to assemble it but my son-in-law had no problem with assembly. I was distressed to note that when I attempted to attach the garden hose to the device, both the machine and the hose had the male end of the adapter. I looked for an adapter in the included tools, but there was none and I had to go buy one, a double female adapter. Then when I turned the machine on, the female adapters leaked quite heavily. I admit to being not particularly adept with machines, so these problems may all be my ineptness. I will see what happens when my son-in;law uses it.
September 25, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PhilS Very POOR Design
It seems to put out a strong spray but that's about the only redeeming quality. I gave everything a 1 star but the preview says I'm giving it 2.
The hose reel is less than worthless. You cannot pull the hose to unreel it without the unit tipping over. When you're done and try to wind up the hose, the cheap handle keeps coming off and has to be snapped back in place. Doing this over and over will eventually wear it out.
The soap dispenser simply slides into the bottom of the unit. When you tip the washer to roll it, the soap dispenser slides out and dumps soap all over.
May 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RayBHR Good unit for what do.
I don't need a real high pressure unit so this fits the bill. The manual and write up say it is 1600 psi, however the machine label has it at 1500 psi. You also have to be careful how you put the wand in it;s holder. Narrow part only or you will crack the holder. The detergent holder is a joke. I pulled the hose out of it and stick it directly into the gallon jug. The one thing missing was a hanger for the cord. I made my own and now have both the hose and cord hung from the machine. Otherwise a satisfactory product. fot one coming from China.
July 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Liquidator61 Great Features, Easy to Use but not German but Chinese
I have owned and worn out several Karcher electric power washers. This one comes with a specialized deck cleaner which worked good except for the defective yellow extension wand which leaked like a sieve. Tech support had never heard of the T250 Deck tool. After emailing them the manual from my product, they were able to order me a replacement. Sadly, I used to buy Karcher because they were made in Germany. I guess labor is too expensive there as well as here. Overall, a good machine now with typical Chinese quality.
July 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FinallyGettingClean Very Useful And Practical
Never had a powerwasher of my own, this is the 1st one. After all the issues I've had with gas powered motors I decided to go with an electric one. Started using it within a few days of receiving it. Assembly was easy and once I got used to using it, it proved to be very useful and practical, provides all the power I would ever need for cleaning our outdoor structures (shed,vinyl fence, outdoor furniture). I had a little trouble initially with the power, went to the manual and figured it out pretty easily (the problem was related to the ground fault indicator). The hose connection still needs some adjustment, a little teflon tape helped but didn't eliminate the leak entirely. I've only used it 3-4 hours but based on this limited use it's a product I would certainly recommend.
March 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by x5z2 Bad wheel design give this a low overall rating
THE WHEELS KEEP FALLING OFF!! The Karcher Power washer is very good and does a fine job, but this model has a major problem: This is a heavy machine and does not lend itself for carrying around easily. I am keeping the machine and will design and install my own new wheels. If this was not such high performance power washer, I would return it because of the poorly designed wheels. I would suspect most others would return the machine for that reason alone.
May 29, 2012