Model#: KARNK3-48M

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Karcher K 3.48 M 1,800 PSI 1.5 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

  • Karcher K 3.48 M 1,800 PSI 1.5 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
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A light-duty pressure washer, this unit is perfect for a do-it-yourselfer with limited space and/or budget. Good for washing vehicles, cleaning patio furniture, spraying off fences and other small household jobs.
Premium performance in a compact package! Equipped with two spray wands, the K3.48M is able to tackle any cleaning project around the home. For tough jobs, attach the included DirtBlaster Spray Wand to increase the effective pressure by up to 50%! For less intense cleaning, attach the included Vario Power Spray Wand, which allows you to adjust the pressure right on the wand. Perfect for residential neighborhoods and subdivisions.
  • Complete accessory storage
  • Onboard detergent tank makes cleaning with detergents such as Karcher's SoapPacs a snap
  • Total stop function on trigger gun: Motor only runs while you spray, reducing noise and power consumption
  • The DirtBlaster Spray Wand delivers 50% more cleaning power to clean heavily-soiled brick, stone, concrete, metal and other non-delicate surfaces
  • For less intense cleaning, use the adjustable Vario Power Spray (VPS) Wand: Simply dial up the amount of pressure you wish to use and twist to the lowest setting to automatically apply detergent (detergent sold separately)
  • Maintenance-free, induction motor
  • Auto shut-off extends pump life
  • 6 in. wheels for easy maneuverability
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging.
  • 1,800 PSI 1.5 GPM Electric Pressure Washer - K3.48M
  • 25 ft. High Pressure Hose
  • DirtBlaster Spray Wand
  • Vario Power Spray (VPS) Wand
  • Bayonet Trigger Gun with Child Safety Lock
  • Detergent Tank


Length: 11.1 in.
Width: 10.7 in.
Height: 33.7 in.
Weight: 30 lbs.
AC Voltage: 120V
Chemical Injection Method: Detergent Tank
Cord Length: 35 ft.
Frame Type: 2-Wheel Cart
Hose Connection: Quick Connect
Hose Diameter: 1/4 in.
Hose Length: 25 ft.
Hose Material: PVC / Plastic
Max. Water Flow Rate (GPM): 1.5
Max. Water Pressure (PSI): 1800
Motor Type: Induction
Pump Type: Axial Cam
Spray Gun Connection: Quick Connect
Spray Gun Nozzle: Variable Spray
Water Temperature: Cold
Wheel Size: 6 in.
Wheel Type: Plastic



3.9 / 5.0
59 Reviews
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Yes (51)
No (8)
Powerful (39)
Lightweight (35)
Heavy (6)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
do not let this machine tip over
i have had this product less than a year. used twice. the machine tipped over and broke the plastic hose inlet. i can not see paying 29.95 for another plasic inlet that may break again if this product tips over
May 11, 2009
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
For Very light duty work!
When new, (Aug '08) the washer worked great, not extreme pressure as needed for some jobs. but great to wash the car and general light duty cleaning. It is a light duty machine and if your intending to use it daily or even weekly you'd better invest a couple of hundred more. Mine is 1 year old with major issues, plastic elbow in the machine started leaking and needed a new one ($31.00 w shipping)and now a month later, the main hose blew, did have a kink in it though, but I take care of my tools so this would not be uncommon for the typical home owner. Should have got the clue when the FIRST one I purchased from [...] didn't work when I got it home!! I would consider this purchase was like throwing the money away since my previous washer is over 20 tears old and has never had any issues but its heavy and bulky. The new hose is $50 and considering I already spent $30 I'd be better off spending that $ toward a new heavy duty type machine. I should have bought something more durable even for my light duty projects. In this case, you get what you pay for!!Oh, on the plus side the circular wand attachment IS a great cleaner!
November 1, 2009
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Don't buy this product.
Read other comments. The gun begins leaking after a year and renders the whole unit useless. Karcher won't stand behind it. [...] can't fix even if you wanted to. Karcher gets your money. You get pile of garbage.
June 7, 2009
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very Unhappy
In the past three years I have purchased two power washers. One broke the second year and the other broke the year after that. Both are out of warranty. I am not pleased. I am out over [$]and have no power washer. I wish they made a better product.
July 1, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Highly recommend this pressure washer
I have used another Karcher pressure washer and had only two complaints. The supply hose was hard to connect and disconnect and the storage for tools was inadequate. I was impressed that both of these were improved on this model. A company that strives to improve their products gets my patronage. I like everything about this purchase.
June 23, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
This product is great for the lite to medium duty tasks such as washing cars, removing dirt from decks and patios.
September 9, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Delivered what it promised
For basic around the house cleaning projets, this unit will do the job just fine.
February 21, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy this again
Very great product have had this model foe about 2 years very well built. Very Useful for cleanig walkways, drivways, cars and gutters.
August 30, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It's the best one I've found.
This is the second one I've had. The first lasted 12 years and never gave me a moments trouble. When it finally died, I knew that I had to have another one. Simple and easy to use, idiot proof and does a fantastic job. I'll buy another 12 years from now.
June 27, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
meets all expectations for it's size
very portable, light weight, easy to move about, quick and easy set-up and storage.
August 13, 2009

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I love this product but now the hose pops off.. What replacement parts do I need in order to keep hose screwed in?
Thank you,
Amy on Sep 10, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You can use model # KARN2-642-708-0, Karcher 2.642-708.0 Replacement Trigger Gun and Hose


Karcher Rapid Exchange Program - New Electric Pressure Washers

Karcher offers the Rapid Exchange Program for all New Karcher electric pressure washers. The Rapid Exchange Program bypasses the hassles of a traditional repair program by providing a quick and free replacement for a pressure washer that requires in-warranty repairs. Instead of making you wait for the repairs, Karcher will send you a replacement unit that has been thoroughly examined and certified by their quality assurance team. In the event that they do not have a replacement model that exactly matches your model, a comparable or upgraded unit in performance and value from their current product range will be sent to you. This program is provided at no additional cost to you.

New Electric - After the 30-Day "No questions asked" Return Period

  • Rapid exchange program, valid to 1 year after purchase.
  • Customer calls 1-800-537-4129 validates claim and gives credit card info for processing. The credit card is not charged. A temporary authorization is placed for all participants and is necessary because Karcher sends a replacement unit before they receive the customers original unit. When Karcher receives the original unit within the specified timeframe, the temporary authorization will be removed from the credit card.
  • KRS ships new or remanufactured product to customer.
  • Customer returns defective unit to KRS.

Limited 12 Month Warranty - New Electric Pressure Washers (Karcher K-Series)

This Karcher product is warranted by Karcher to be free of defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of one (1) year on parts and labor.

Specific warranty applies to:

  • Electric motors and pumps carry a one (1) year parts and labor warranty.
  • Frames, handles and other structural components carry a one (1) year parts and labor warranty.
  • Electrical components, switches, etc. will be warranted for one (1) year on parts and labor.
  • Standard accessories and attachments are warranted for a ninety (90) day period.
  • Any commercial, industrial or rental use of this equipment will reduce the warranty to thirty (30) days.

The warranty period is calculated from the date of purchase by the end user and covers cost for replacement parts / equipment and warranty labor performed. In order to verify a warranty situation, the machine must be evaluated by Karcher Customer Support by calling 1-800-537-4129. A copy of the original purchase receipt or gift receipt from the original retailer must also accompany the warranty claim.

Karcher's obligation under this warranty shall strictly be limited, at Karcher's option, either to repair or exchange through Karcher's Rapid Exchange Program, during the warranty period any product which, in the opinion of the manufacturer, shows defect in workmanship or material. To learn more about the Rapid Exchange Program, please visit All decisions of Karcher with regard to this limited warranty shall be final.

This warranty does not cover:

  • Merchandise sold as reconditioned, used, demonstration or floor models.
  • Merchandise purchased on eBay and other online auction web sites.
  • Damage caused by misuse, neglect, accident, abuse, improper handling, freezing, normal wear and tear or non-compliance with operator's manual.
  • Damage caused by water sediment, contaminated water supply or use of chemicals and detergents not approved by or recommended by Karcher.
  • Damage caused by acts of nature such as floods, fires, earthquakes, lightning strikes, etc.
  • Devices or accessories not distributed or approved by Karcher. Any use of such said devices or accessories will void implied warranty.
  • Repairs made by the end user or any service center not authorized by Karcher. Any such tampering with Karcher equipment or accessories will void the implied warranty.
  • Any cost for shipping by the customer or authorized service center of the alleged defective part or equipment.

This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to products purchased through a Karcher authorized reseller in the United States and Canada. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights, which vary by country and state/province.