Karcher window washer

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in I wanna buy-it or do-it
I want to buy a Karcher window Washer.

It's for the inside of the windows and want it to be pretty lightweight.
Also, (the most important point) I have small depth top openers on windows so need a smaller blade for these.
Can anyone recommend a suitable model?

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  • PennywisePennywise Forumite
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    Personally, I wouldn't bother. We're on our 4th Karcher window washer. They're cheap and nasty. The electronics fail as they electrics aren't properly waterproofed which is a pretty major design flaw with a wet vacuum! We're only on our 4th because they last about a month and then we send it back to Amazon for a replacement as we can't get our money back. No idea how long Amazon will keep doing it. Karcher's customer service is abysmal - they refuse to replace as they're claiming it's customer mis-use. Look at the reviews on Amazon - lots of people have the same problem.
  • Pennywise wrote: »
    Personally, I wouldn't bother. We're on our 4th Karcher window washer. They're cheap and nasty. The electronics fail as they electrics aren't properly waterproofed which is a pretty major design flaw with a wet vacuum! We're only on our 4th because they last about a month and then we send it back to Amazon for a replacement as we can't get our money back. No idea how long Amazon will keep doing it. Karcher's customer service is abysmal - they refuse to replace as they're claiming it's customer mis-use. Look at the reviews on Amazon - lots of people have the same problem.


    I've had the WV1 for four years and it's as good as it was when I first bought it. Reviews on Amazon are 87% 4 and 5 stars.
  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Board Guide
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    I've had the WV1 for four years and it's as good as it was when I first bought it. Reviews on Amazon are 87% 4 and 5 stars.

    Exactly the same here with my WV2 , I love mine and its been going strong for years.

    I am a cleaner and its invaluable for shower screens and mirrors.

    OP the WV2 and I am sure other models come with 2 blade sizes, a large one and a nice small one.

    Buy one, you certainly won't regret it.
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    I got one, mostly free through cashback money.
    Not sure I'd buy one again. It's okay at what it does but not amazing.
    But saying that, it's usefulness is top notch.
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    Mine is at least 3 years old never had a issue with them nor water getting inside. Makes light work of drying windows and save a ton of time
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    sarah1972 wrote: »
    Exactly the same here with my WV2 , I love mine and its been going strong for years.

    I am a cleaner and its invaluable for shower screens and mirrors.

    OP the WV2 and I am sure other models come with 2 blade sizes, a large one and a nice small one.

    Buy one, you certainly won't regret it.

    Can you use it on tiles?
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    I've never had one but I wash our windows with a wet soapy (fairy liquid) cloth and a squeegee and they come up great every time.
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    Can you use it on tiles?

    I suppose you could although its a flat blade so not sure it would suck the water off of the grout which could then run down the tile and leave water marks.

    Not tried to be honest.
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