During dry vacuuming, the vacuum cleaner performs its function well, but not during wet vacuuming.
Kärcher Multi-Purpose Vacuum Cleaner WD 5 P
last modified: 19.09.2019, 10:14
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The Kärcher multi-purpose vacuum cleaner WD 5 P only achieved satisfactory results in our test. In dry vacuuming the vacuum cleaner fulfils its function, but in wet vacuuming it quickly reaches its limits. The floor is still very wet after vacuuming, the wet animal litter is pushed back and forth and finally it clog the vacuum cleaner.
Equipment and function
The Kärcher multi-purpose vacuum cleaner WD 5 P is supplied with a floor nozzle and a crevice nozzle. With the vacuum cleaner wet as well as dry dirt can be sucked up. It also has a blowing function and a filter cleaning function. The vacuum cleaner contains a flat-fold filter and a filter bag is also supplied for dry vacuuming. Also included are a suction hose, two suction pipes, handle, rollers and an operating manual. It is advisable to read the operating instructions carefully once. All functions and the preparations of the device are well explained and illustrated with pictures.
The vacuum cleaner also contains a socket which can be used to connect an additional electrical appliance during the suction process.
The mains cable is 5 m long.
In the first step, the rolls must be attached to the underside of the vacuum cleaner; they are easy to insert. The suction hose is very easy to put together with the additional attachments. Depending on whether you want to suck or blow, the end of the hose must be inserted into the upper or lower opening at the front of the vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner will now automatically switch between the two functions.
The vacuum cleaner can be switched on by a rotary knob on the front of the unit. If it is set to "0" in the middle, the cleaner is switched off. For easy vacuuming you have to turn the knob to the right. For the function with additionally connected electric appliance you have to turn the knob to the left. The suction power can be steplessly adjusted between minimum and maximum.
For dry vacuuming, the filter bag can be inserted into the vacuum cleaner in addition to the flat-fold filter. To do this, remove the cover and insert the filter bag. To vacuum the floor, put on the floor nozzle and fold out the brushes.
We have vacuumed up animal litter, once on laminate flooring and once on carpet flooring. On both surfaces the vacuum cleaner managed to suck up the animal litter without any leftovers. On the carpet, it took a little longer and it had to be walked over the same spot several times to remove even the smallest stubborn dirt particles.
No filter bag may be used for wet vacuuming. Therefore it should be removed beforehand if inserted. The rubber lips on the floor nozzle should be folded out for bottom suction of liquids. The vacuum cleaner is able to suck up a liquid volume of 13-15 litres.
In our test we sucked up a puddle of 5 litres of water. In parts of the water puddle we additionally spread animal litter.
The vacuum cleaner managed to suck up the water perfectly, but as soon as it came to the wet animal litter, the vacuum cleaner had strong problems. In the beginning the wet litter was only pushed back and forth. When I tried to lift the nozzle, the litter was sucked up, but after less time the vacuum was blocked. The floor was also quite wet after the vacuuming, despite the rubber lips being folded out.
The vacuum cleaner has a volume of 79.9 dB.
For a usage period of 10 minutes, the vacuum cleaner consumes 0.203 kWh.
The vacuum cleaner is equipped with manual filter cleaning. This may only be operated when the filter is dry! In addition, no filter bag may be used, as this could damage the flat-fold filter during cleaning. Now press the cleaning button three times to start the cleaning.
The rest of the cleaning must be done by hand. Remove the lid of the vacuum cleaner and empty the dry dirt or liquids out of the container. This vacuum cleaner does not have a drain plug through which liquids can drain. If necessary, wipe the suction cup thoroughly with plastic cleaner. Allow all parts to dry thoroughly before assembling.
In the case of a wet flat-fold filter, remove the filter and clean it by hand. Large particles of dirt are collected in the lower part of the filter and can simply be dumped. The filter can be removed and then simply rinsed with water. Before it is used again, it must be dry.
The filter bags must be replaced regularly as they cannot be reused.
We have evaluated almost 200 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that around 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Integrated socket
- Good suction performance
- Follow-up time
- Filter cleaning function
The following points were noted negatively:
- Lack of quality
- After a longer time the switch is defective
- Hose too short
|Scope of delivery||Wet and dry vacuum cleaner, suction hose, handle, 2 suction pipes, floor nozzle, crevice nozzle, flat-fold filter, filter bag, operating instructions|
|Manual language||DE, EN, FR, IT, NL, ES, PT, DA, NO, SV, FI, EL, TR, RU, HU, CS, SL, PL, RO, SK, HR, SR, BG, ET, LV, LT, UK, KK, AR|
|Quality of instructions||Very good|
|Power in Watt||1100|
|Length of the power cable||5 m|
|Suction hose||1,90 m|
|Special functions||Blowing function, filter cleaning function|
|Attachments||Floor nozzle, crevice nozzle (handle, suction hose, 2 suction pipes)|
|Cable take-up||Cable hook|
|Suitable for cold ashes||No|
|Step adjustment||Suction power steplessly adjustable|
|Cleaning by hand||Filter cleaning function for flat-fold filters, additional cleaning by hand|
|Range of functions|
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