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Karcher WD3 Premium Wet and Dry Vacuum

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The WD 3 Premium multi-purpose vacuum cleaner is as powerful as a 1400-watt vacuum cleaner, with a power consumption of only 1000 watts.

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Product overview

Product overview

The WD 3 Premium multi-purpose vacuum cleaner is as powerful as a 1400-watt vacuum cleaner, with a power consumption of only 1000 watts.

It features an impact-resistant 17-litre stainless steel container and a cartridge filter for vacuuming dry and wet dirt without changing the filter. Thanks to the newly developed suction hose and the innovative clip-on floor nozzle with 2 rubber & 2 brush strips, the multi-purpose vacuum cleaner consistently and immaculately removes all types of dirt.

Thanks to the removable handle, accessories can be directly attached to the suction hose. The practical parking position allows convenient intermediate parking of the suction pipe and floor nozzle during work breaks. Blowing function, 'Pull & Push' locking system, ergonomic carrying handle, as well as practical cable and accessory storage complete the equipment package of the WD 3 Premium.

• Suction hose L 2 m, W 35 mm
• Removable handle
• Suction tubes, 2 piece(s), L 0.5 m, W 35 mm
• Wet and dry floor nozzle, clips with 2 rubber and 2 brush inserts
• Cartridge filter, Standard
• Paper filter bag, 1 piece(s)
• Blower function
• Parking position
• Accessory storage on the device
• Sturdy bumper
• 2 Year Warranty

Real suction power (Air Watt): 200
Energy use (W): 1000
Container capacity (l): 17
Container material: Stainless steel
Power cable (m): 4
Standard accessory ID (mm): 35
Voltage (V): 220 / 240
Weight without accessories (kg): 5.8
Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm): 388 x 340 x 525

Product code: 1.629-849.0

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Customer questions

Questions and answers

2 votes
q: would this be suitable for cleaning wet leaves and silt from gutters?
a: We would use a water blaster for this.
By Trade Tested on August 28, 2020
1 vote
q: Could it be used for leaves blown into a carport?
a: Yes it can.
By Trade Tested on August 19, 2020
2 votes
q: Will this be suitable for extracting water out of a carpet that gets wet due to a leak in the ceiling?
a: Yes definitely.
By Trade Tested on October 15, 2019
1 vote
q: I'm a plumber so i was just windering if this vacuum wiuld be ok to suck out the clean water from a cistern or toilet pan?
a: Yes, but it's not a trade level item, so for constant day in day out use you really need to go with something more heavy duty.
By Trade Tested on July 13, 2020
0 votes
q: Can the WD3 be used to dry vacuum without a bag?
a: Yes it can.
By Trade Tested on October 5, 2020
1 vote
q: Are these good for vacuuming plaster dust?
a: Yes it is.
By Trade Tested on September 9, 2019
0 votes
q: Is it gud for picking up pet hair on carpet? Or has it got gud suction?
a: Yes these are nice and powerful.
By Trade Tested on April 15, 2020
0 votes
q: Will this work as a concrete dust extraction vacuum?
a: It's not designed for super fine dust, so you might get away with occasional use, but it would have a limited lifespan. When the unit fails Karcher would consider this to be wear and tear, not a warranty issue. Paper bags aren’t as efficient at filtering the finer dust – the WD 4 to 6 use fleece which is 3ply and finer filtering. The best domestic grade machine for concrete dust is the WD 6. The WD 6 has a filter cleaner, finer filter (M Cass, not certified) and takes the fleece bags. This machine would deal with small amounts of concrete or plaster dust. For trade use you would look at the Karcher NT commercial range that we stock.
By Trade Tested on April 21, 2020
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q: Is this machine fit to remove debris and residual water from swimming pools?
a: Yes, but within reason. Things to think about would be how often are you doing this, how much material and liquid are you looking at (cannister size for this is 17L), if you plan on doing this often we would suggest looking at a larger model, or perhaps even a Karcher commercial machine.
By Trade Tested on March 16, 2020
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q: Which model do you recommend best for house interiors. Particularly for a polished concrete floor and nylon carpets please
a: This will be great, or the WD4 for some more power, capacity and an upgrade to fleece bags.
By Trade Tested on March 10, 2020
0 votes
q: Can I use this outside to suck up spiders etc?
a: Sure, within reason!
By Trade Tested on March 1, 2020
0 votes
q: Does this model or any others work well on polished concrete floors?
a: Yes definitely.
By Trade Tested on January 6, 2020
0 votes
q: Does this vacuum work well connected to a drywall sander?
a: This model does not sync with power tools, you'll need to go up to the WD6 for that. But yes it can vacuum it no problem, however depending on the size of the job and frequency of use you may need to go up to the next model.
By Trade Tested on September 16, 2019
-1 votes
q: Can you use these to shampoo carpet
a: You could suck up the moisture, however it is not a shampooing machine.
By Trade Tested on August 20, 2019
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Jen Seno Auckland

Best decision ever made

3 months ago


I was torn between buying the pretty handheld dyson and WD3 karcher... tried dyson... was not impressed at all... tried WD3.. and bought it!!! never a day of regret with this purchase... super strong suction, really does a great job! Best tool for stressed moms out there!

Piki Auckland

Karcher WD3 Premium Wet and Dry Vac

4 months ago


Product is a very good product, it suction works very well although the hose and bottom of the pipe seems breakable. Otherwise a good vacuum.

Rae Auckland

Great Vac

6 months ago


We've had this vacuum for around 3 weeks & so far we're really happy with it. It's a little on the loud side but makes up for it by having really good suction...which is probably why it's loud...? It's nice & light & seems quite robust.

Minnie Auckland

A clean backyard!

8 months ago


I bought this because my carport and backyard fills up with leaves and dust which is hard to sweep up with a brush. The Karcher WD3 has transformed this chore. It is really powerful and very light and easy to use and store. Very pleased with this purchase.

Keenas Bluff


8 months ago


Very good quality perfect for all household jobs wet and dry.


Meke my vaccum

8 months ago


Best vacuum purchase I've ever made 10/10.

Cookie Monster Otara

recommendation review

9 months ago


I recommend this vacuum for personal home use most definitely its a blower as well as wet n dry I have thick rugs all through out our home I water blast them with soapy water and use my Karcher wd 3 to finish the job and I am very pleased. I also drive a convertible without realising I jumped out and left the roof open it rained that night but I pulled out the Karcher and dried that up real quick so yes I am very pleased with this vacuum the blower thats good for cobwebs or just awkward or difficult areas. I recommend Karcher happy customer for sure.

Kaz Waitomo area


9 months ago


This is an awesome vacuum. Sucks up wet sawdust and water no problem!

RG Wellington

Awesome little shop vac

11 months ago


Works perfectly - very powerful for it's size. Does a great job at vacuuming up large wood shavings (from a hand planer) as well as spills and general dirt

Cilla Rotorua

Very Happy

11 months ago


Love this vacuum it is easy to move around the house. Was a bit iffy about the head but it actually works really well on the carpet. Highly recommend

Mana Hamilton


11 months ago


Good suction, cord is quite short so would need a extension cord to get where you need. Falls over easily, but overall it’s a good vacuum. Brought my mum one last week and she likes it.

Jan Auckland

Wet and Dry Vacuum

about 1 year ago


This is an excellent, durable and very efficient product that works very well, and can take some abuse.

Em Levin


about 1 year ago


Awesome vacuum cleaner love it

Rocky Northland

The best

about 1 year ago


Absolutely love this vacuum. Highly recommend to anyone. Only down side is the power cord could be longer but overall very happy.

Brad Auckland

Great product

about 1 year ago


I thought it was missing some key parts..after using it and about to go online and buy them it occured to me they might have been packed inside the housing of the machine...and they were...probably me being an idiot but for me it would have been useful to have a note telling me when I opened the outer carton...the product itself is I have all the parts haha

Jimi Nelson

Karcher WD3 Premium Wet and Dry Vacuum

about 1 year ago


Great buy! Excellent product highly recommend this vacuum. thanks Trade Tested

Josh Auckland

Great product

about 1 year ago


Excellent unit really good value for money

Ngahuia Wellington

Great machine

about 1 year ago


Very happy with this purchase.

CFR Waikato

Karcher WD# Premium Wet and Dry Vacuum

over 2 years ago


Great product, works very well

Nick Perry Wellington

Wet and dry system

over 2 years ago


Excellent product at very good price.

Shane Auckland

Great Shop and general Vacuum

over 2 years ago


Better than expected. This vacuum rarely clogs up even when sucking up the remnants of Pink Batts and if it does, it is very easy to clear either by taking the nozzles apart or putting it on blow. Recommended.

Paolo Waikato


over 2 years ago


Great vacuum for my garage carpet Good suction

Craig Secret Otago Catlins

Karcher WD3 Vacuum

over 2 years ago


Great piece of kit, arrived supper fast,very happy.

Dave Hawke%27s Bay

Karcher wet dry vacuum

over 2 years ago


Good for the house renovations. Good suction.

Lyn Ashburton

Clean up is a breeze

over 3 years ago


What a fantastic vacuum cleaner I bought it in the middle of house renovations the Karcher WD3 Premium Wet and Dry Vacuum is fantastic at picking up all building dust waste

Suthie Wellington

Garage Vac

over 3 years ago


Well-built machine, good performance but I have not tried the wet function yet, very loud motor compared to most domestic machines.

Benny Canterbury


over 3 years ago


Good tool

Gary Northland

Easy & effective

over 3 years ago


Have only used on dry item but worked well and has plenty of suckling so did a good job.

On Track Ruapehu

Great Vacuum

over 3 years ago


Excellent suction, love this vacuum

Mon Auckland

Karcher WD3 Premium Wet and Dry Vacuum

over 3 years ago


First time i bought a "proper" vacuum cleaner!!! Yaaay for Karcher!!! Very happy with this product. Light weight, easy to use and works very perfectly.


gutsy machine

over 4 years ago


Vacuums anything and comes back for more

DIYman Auckland

Quality and great for renos

over 4 years ago


Perfect for cleaning up building rubble. Great suction and easy to empty.

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