After years of using the rubbish German Kärcher I have given up and condemned and yellow piece of junk.Prior to this I have always bought the mid range to semi pro Kärcher and found the reliability of these worse than the entry level.Today with the weather being pretty decent I was raring to go get the cars all cleaned , but the yellow piece of junk had other ideas!! it self destructed and died squealing I was so mad I took the sledge hammer and bashed it into oblivion into a heap of plastic rubbish I have to admit bashing the Kärcher felt so righteous felt all that stress just vanish into thin air. Came inside feeling smug after getting rid of one of my German made device and ordered a Japanese Makita HW131 Pressure washer it should be here next week.I am on a warpath and told Helen today we need to get rid of all German made devices in our house immediately, from today there is a ban on all German made goods in our house. Sharp and Panasonic are the two preferred vendors for all household products from now as these are two only Japanese manufacturers who have nearly everything we need. I just hope the other Japanese manufacturer enter the UK market sooner.