Electric power washer pressure hose question

Old 06-06-18, 10:47 AM
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Electric power washer pressure hose question

I have a Karcher electric power washer model 330 with 1300psi which no longer works. I am shopping around for another electric power washer and would like to know if the pressure hoses are interchangeable between washers. I have several accessories for my Karcher and want to be able to use them on another washer. I won’t by another Karcher as this was my second one and they did not last.

Old 06-06-18, 01:33 PM
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I don't really know anything about the electric PWers but with the gas PWers the hose, quick disconnects, tips, gun, etc are interchangeable between brands.
Old 06-06-18, 02:08 PM
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The hoses are rated for maximum psi.
If you're buying an electric to replace an electric you should be fine.
Old 06-07-18, 04:06 AM
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I just went through this myself. I had a 15 year old Campbell Hausfeld 1200 psi electric pressure washer. I had loaned it to my son a couple of years ago and he must have left it in his garage over the winter. When I went to use it a couple of months ago, water was spraying out from everywhere. I assume that the leftover water froze and cracked some of the plastic parts.

I bought a new pressure washer about a month ago. It's a Ryobi 1600 psi unit. Although the hose attaches in the same manner (screw in fitting) as the old CH unit, the diameter of the female fitting is different, so the hoses were not interchangeable. I just bought a Karcher K2 for my son (Father's Day gift), but I haven't opened the box, so I don't know if the CH hose will fit the Karcher or not.

The reason I was interested in using the CH hose/wand is that it has a continuously variable nozzle. You just turn the outside of the nozzle to change the spray angle. I liked that feature. The Ryobi uses "discrete" nozzles, so if you want to change the spray pattern you have to change nozzles, which is easy to do, however you only have a few choices. However, I do like that (because the Ryobi uses standard 1/4" quick connect nozzles) I can buy optional equipment that connects to the wand. I bought a cheap ($15) foam cannon and it works great for washing the car. So, there are advantages/disadvantages to both types of nozzles.
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I guess I'll just take a chance and see if the hose fits the new washer. I'd hate to not be able to use all the attachements though. Especially the surface cleaner that is great for the driveway and sidewalk. thanks for sharing...
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Take a hose with you when you go shopping to compare. Have a good one. Geo.
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Most of the Karcher electric hoses only fit Karchers

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