Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Cleans floor great, but machine doesn't last
18 months old worked great clean great. Now the two bearings in the head have seized, causing the drive belt to break. Lost warranty, so carefully checked it out. Have no option's left. $370. 00 gone. Bought this product thinking it will be made properly. Seals in the head must let water in to seize the bearings. Use the cleaning product reconmended by karcher.
A pretty piece of rubbish
Bought this based on several online reviews (Obviously paid reviews) and 98% plus dissapointed. It leaves streaks on timber floors, battery doesn’t last a whole floor and vacuum is pathetic.
Great idea for timber floors but leaves very streaky and patchy floors
I have parquet timber floors and purchased this approx 8 weeks ago as I can’ t use steam. Very disappointed as it leaves streaks and blotches on the floor. I used Karcher products in the water as they suggest. I will phone the Company but now have gone back to my I Robot floor cleaner.
Was good for a month
The rollers stopped working and looks like its not made to last as the bearings seized up and will never run again very disappointed with something that has a decent idea
Purchased in August 2020 for $250.00.
Worked well at first
We have dogs so got the FC5 and in fairness it worked well at first. Now its just over a year old and I would say its been used 50 times and does not dispense water anymore so its back to the mop and bucket.
Shame it does not last long so dont waste your money on this cleaner, I have noticed the positive reviews but from what Ive seen they have not had the cleaner very long. Karcher jet washers are brilliant but this product really let their good name down.
I would highly recommend you do NOT buy this product
Purchased for $199.99.
Would not buy again
Have other Karcher products, but this one leaves me cold. Won't use it again. Am going back to my steam cleaner so much better. Still have to clean some marks off the floor as the vac mop won't remove them.
Purchased in November 2020.
Not sure who to believe ?
Not sure who to believe ?
The positive or the negative reviews ??? there are a lot of negative reviews bot only few positive so not sure who to believe. very difficult decision
Purchased in January 2020 for $200.00.
I have no idea what I did before I had the FC5!
A mixture of hardwood, tiles and Lino this has no problem changing surfaces. We all have long black and its picked up without the tangles you get around the brushes in a conventional vacuum. Dries quickly; thorough job.
Purchased in November 2020 at Flybuys.
After spending hundreds of dollars on other cleaners, this machine does all I wanted with hi shine tiles it does it streak free and leaves my tiles sparkling clean, works great cleaning grout lines.
Had 3 of these from bunnings. First one we thought was great, it worked for 4 months and stopped spraying water, exchanged for a new one, lasted a week with it making grinding noises. Exchanged again and the 3rd one, the rollers wouldnt stay on.
Save your money and avoid.
Bought my first one last year, within 2 months the rollers stopped working and there was a terrible noise.
Sent back and received a new one, a year later the new one just stopped working altogether, took it back only to find out from my Bunnings that their is a recall on them, never contacted by Karcher. Not Happy at all.
Great floor cleaner...We love it.
Now this does thing does what it is meant to and it cleans floors very well and fast. Buy it direct from Karcher.. No warranty Issues that way, straight swap.
Purchased in August 2018 at Karcher Geebung. for $349.00.
This is a massive piece of junk. Save your money and do not buy! The main selling point of this product is supposed to be that it vacuums as it mops eliminating the need to vacuum first, but this is a blatant lie. It only moves debris around the floor, especially pet hair which it does not pick up at all. Do not buy unless you're happy spending $300+ for a glorified mop as this product is false advertising re: vacuuming.
A stain on the Karcher brand
I brought this product as Karcher is usually known as a quality brand, this product has put me off Karcher for life, my $40 Kmart steam mop has it all over this product
- It vacuums as it mops eliminating need to vaccuum first
- Cord is decent long length
- Very heavy and clunky and difficult to maneuver with ease, older people would struggle with it
- Does not self stand and have to lean it against furniture, comes with a separate stand that you have to walk back over the wet floor to reach
- Fairly noisy
- Small water tank capacity, once full of dirty water it starts leaking back over the floor you just cleaned. The water tank also stinks if you don't clean it out thoroughly after each use...
Been back for repair so many times I have lost count now they say it's my fault and fell apart see pic and I am going to have to go to court to get my money back!!
Purchased in January 2020 for $200.00.
Worst product ever
Problems from the start. I am 185cm tall and had to crouch just to get the brushes to turn. It worked for 2 months then brushes stopped spinning. Found that the rubber strip had come loose and jammed up the rollers. There is no way to refix the strip to the unit as it is machine pressed on. I'll never buy a Karcher product again!!
Disgrace of a Product
Used literally 5 times. Motor has the capacity of a small toy, roller threads are cheap plastic. I should be charging Karcher for Mental trauma support. Get your act together and value the reputation of your company...
Purchased in July 2017 at home show for $350.00.
A waste of money.
We bought this hoping to have a quick and easy way to clean our hard wood floors as we have dogs. We are very disappointed. Basically it is useless. My daughter and I live on the same property and thought we could share this. We have both given it a fair go but unfortunately it is a total waste of money.
I chose this model because I have other Karcher products that are great.
works very well whilst it works but it doesn’t work for long
Karcher floor cleaner worked really well when we first had the machine. Mopped my tiled area less than once a week. After about three months problems started. Water jet worked when it felt like it despite cleaning the machine as per recommendations. Phoned for advice from a recommended repairer worked for a short period of time. Some of the tiling is a little unending in places and after mopping gentlest over area rollers stop working. Now at 8 months machine unusable. Store won’t accept it back and has to go to a recommended repairer. For a reliable org like karcher disappointed.
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Questions & Answers
Why is water not coming through?
Just tried this for the first time and using on laminate floors (grey). It appears to clean but leaves roller streak lines. We have followed the manufactures recommendations about moistening the roller and using the correct product for our flooring and to no avail. Any advice?
Can u use the vacuum as just a vacuum as well?? (So Im not mopping every time I wanna clean up)
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