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Old 23-08-2019, 10:15 PM   #1
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Flexible Hose?

I need to replace the hose on the K4 for something more flexible.
Does anyone supply hose with Karcher fittings?
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Old 24-08-2019, 07:22 AM   #2
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https://www.directhoses.net/collecti...rcher-k-series
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Old 24-08-2019, 08:51 AM   #3
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To save me a lot of typing have a look here:

https://www.detailingworld.co.uk/for...d.php?t=412122

Hope that helps.

Andy.

PS The other supplier regularly mentioned is QWashers

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/qwashers/
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Old 24-08-2019, 11:59 AM   #4
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Much appreciated gentlemen

Andy, that's a lovely looking set up in the link and I really like the idea of a swiveling gun, wish I'd have asked a few weeks back when buying the K4 as I wasted another £25.00 buying the 6m Karcher extension hose...
I bought the Karcher VP 160S attachment, made a huge difference yesterday getting the car in a tight space and being able to give the wheel arches a good clean. Still, if I just replace the Karcher hose I'll be happy,
it was bad enough with out the extension, with it, it drives you insane!


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I had direct hoses hose for my K4, really good and big improvement on the Karcher one.
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I had direct hoses hose for my K4, really good and big improvement on the Karcher one.
I get the feeling no one at Karcher has ever used a Karcher pressure washer or they'd put a bit more thought in to it, they've certainly had long enough!
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As I’m doing quite a bit of delivery work from the warehouse to retail stores for B&Q, I’m seeing the number of Karcher washers that are delivered into store, is almost matched by the number of customer returned Karchers sent back.
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As I’m doing quite a bit of delivery work from the warehouse to retail stores for B&Q, I’m seeing the number of Karcher washers that are delivered into store, is almost matched by the number of customer returned Karchers sent back.
I hope it's down the hose and not the machines breaking. Saying that, one of the best rules to come out of Brussels, a 6 year warranty
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Old 27-08-2019, 08:15 AM   #9
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I hope it's down the hose and not the machines breaking. Saying that, one of the best rules to come out of Brussels, a 6 year warranty
Can you elaborate on the 6 year warranty please?
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Can you elaborate on the 6 year warranty please?
I certainly can and it applies to a lot of items we purchase. Retailers would have you believe their products come with a 12 month warranty, under UK law it's two years. You'll see some companies advertise this on their own brands, Screwfix springs to mind for one. I've even seen some advertise a 2nd year as being free! Under EU law it's 6 years. What we have to decide is, do I expect this product to last 6 years, so TV's, Fridges, Freezers, Microwaves, Power Tools etc etc, under normal use, you would. Would I expect the plastic folding stool I just bought for a fiver to last 6 years, may be not!

It was something that came up on Five Live about 10 years ago, Martins Money Tips. Whilst the programme was on, a chap took his five year old TV back to Comet as it wasn't working and apparently he was just about to chuck it out. The staff were clueless, including the manager, but this chap stood his ground and the manager calls HQ. Word came back that the customer was right and to replace the TV like for like...

I've had it myself. I bought a wood lathe on Amazon, two years 2 months and it stops working. A couple of emails later, the 2nd pointing out the six year rule and I receive a full refund including £48.00 return postage.

My folks also went through this last month after the oven stopped working. My mum being a little skeptical called Trading Standards who also confirmed it. My folks had a problem in that it was a Finance Agreement, this is were things get complicated, if it was HP/Cash/Credit Card, no problems...The manufacturer wanted £150.00 to send an engineer out to confirm it was faulty, my folks told them to sod off. It was sorted eventually, but neither the retailer or at least the person who answered the phone, including who ever answered the phone at the Finance company, were aware of the 6 year warranty. The manufacturer was fully aware.

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