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Old 04-03-2018, 03:41 PM   #21
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I had the same problem fitting an aftermarket hose to my K4.

The issue, as i remember, is that the brass fitting needs to go in just a *fraction* more. I know it probably feels like it is fully home already, but try removing it and refitting it a few times. On mine, it finally went in a fraction more and the clip just went back on easily.

Take it out and check there isnt any fragment of grit or dirt just keeping it slightly out.


I canít even get the Karcher original hose back in there. I can see the grove in the hose connector is lined up but itís like there is no room in the housing for the pin to squeeze past the fitting


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Old 04-03-2018, 03:47 PM   #22
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Not really going to help as I suspect you have, but have you tried twisting the tube slightly to see if this helps locate it fully ?

From the picture you've put up, and it could just be a trick of light - but it does look like it's not pushed home fully and in place...

Also, have you checked the original hose and the new one - are the ends exactly the same, is the grove the same, washer point same etc etc ...

Hope you manage to get it in
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I'm just assuming the end is similar to the quick release style end, only non removable if you know what I mean.

Have you tried pushing in the hose further.
If that doesn't work, try rotating the hose a little. If you look at the quick release male connector, you can see if has two flat sides on opposing sides.
So, rotate the hose and push the clip in and see what gives.

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Is it the direct hoses hose? Doesn't look quite far enough in. I'm nearly home and will take a photo of mine. Mine went in first time no issue


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Iíve tried everything within my power, lost the a whole day of car cleaning fun (I cancelled golf for), Iíve given up.
Itís been taken apart and packed up ready to go back to Screwfix, they can either show me how its done or accept itís a terrible design and give me a new one!


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Sorry it doesn't help much. But here's a few pics of mine. Your does look like it's in right so don't know. One thing I did notice. Your connection on the power washer is plastic. It's metal on mine.
The pin should just pull out/push in with ease






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Sorry it doesn't help much. But here's a few pics of mine. Your does look like it's in right so don't know. One thing I did notice. Your connection on the power washer is plastic. It's metal on mine.
The pin should just pull out/push in with ease






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Yeah mines a cheap plastic connection, not sure why they have changed the design but itís awful! I can see how the pin on the metal connector would be so easy.


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Have you tried putting a little bit of lube on it, to help slip it un.....?

Some graphite from a pencil may help as it's dry, or a little bit of Vaseline.
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yeah i'm thinking lube it up will help too.... a squirt of car soap will work well too in this situation and ovoid any contamination ect....

how does the new hose fitting look side by side with the old?

nothing more frustrating then stupid issues like this
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I'm just assuming the end is similar to the quick release style end, only non removable if you know what I mean.

Have you tried pushing in the hose further.
If that doesn't work, try rotating the hose a little. If you look at the quick release male connector, you can see if has two flat sides on opposing sides.
So, rotate the hose and push the clip in and see what gives.

Yes, that's a valid point - the brass connector has two flats for the pin to slide over. If it isn't rotated correctly, so the flats line up with the pin groove, then you will be trying to slide the pin over the full width of the barrel.
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