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Karcher Pressure Washer Completely Dead

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by rocksteady, 16 Jun 2011.

  1. rocksteady

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    Karcher Pressure Washer Completely Dead, I was using it fine for about one minute then it stopped, wouldn't run again. Model K550M. Have tried another capacitor from another machine, its fine. and have pressed the switch manually with no joy, Any ideas? Thanks
     
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    i assume you have tried it in another socket and another item in that socket to rule out the fuse and socket problems

    if your using an extension has it got an overload button
     
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    Thanks for your reply, yes I'm getting power to one side of the switch, I'm not quite sure how the switch should work but I'm thinking that might be the problem, after a bit of research it seems to be a common cause, or else the motor has gone?
     
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    I took the microswitch apart, it showed signs of electrical arcing / burning, so hopefully this is the problem. I've ordered a new one today and will update the thread once it's fitted.
     
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