Simoniz High Pressure Washer Owner`s manual

Electric Pressure Washer
S1800
039-8561-6
Owner’s Manual
If you have any questions or comments, visit our website at www.simoniz.ca or call
our toll free hotline 1-866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).
PLEASE KEEP THE ORIGINAL BOX, PACKAGING AND RECEIPT. BEFORE
OPERATING THIS UNIT, PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND RETAIN
IT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. IF YOU MUST STORE YOUR PRESSURE WASHER
IN A PLACE WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 5ºC, YOU MUST APPLY
WINTERIZING PROCEDURE TO PROTECT IT. FAILURE TO WINTERIZE THE UNIT MAY
PERMANENTLY DAMAGE PUMP AND VOID THE WARRANTY.
Sku 039-8561-6
ve02-manuale-v0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY
Technical specifications......................................................................................................... 1
Warranty................................................................................................................................ 2
Important precautions – Read first!....................................................................................... 3
Safety features and electrical power information.................................................................. 5
Parts and diagram list............................................................................................................ 6
Assembly instructions........................................................................................................... 7
Operating instructions........................................................................................................... 8
Using the accessories . ................................................................................................10
Working with detergents..............................................................................................11
Shutting down and cleaning up.....................................................................................12
Taking a break...............................................................................................................13
Winterizing and long-term storage.......................................................................................14
Cleaning and maintenance ..................................................................................................15
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................... 18
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Pressure Washer Specifications
Product Warranty
Always keep your receipt as proof of purchase.
We’re here to help! If you have any questions or comments, call our toll-free hotline
1‑866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664). Have your serial number ready. The serial number can
be found on the back plate, located on the rear of the unit.
This product has a Parts Replacement, Product Exchange and/or Repair Warranty only.
NO REFUNDS will be provided. Please see stores for Product Exchange details.
Two-(2) year Warranty - Motor
This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for two
years from the date of its original purchase. If such a defect appears during the warranty
period, upon presentation of proof of purchase, Trileaf Distribution will repair or replace the
product (at its option). Shipping charges may apply.
Ninety-(90) day Warranty - Accessories
Trigger gun, hose, spray wands and other accessories are warranted for ninety (90) days
from the date of purchase. You may purchase accessories directly through place of purchase, or by calling our toll-free hotline 1‑866-4SIMONIZ (1-866-474-6664).
This warranty does not cover accidental damage, unreasonable use, normal wear and tear,
use of improper detergents, freezing, neglect, or non-compliance with Operating Instructions. Warranty does not cover loss of use, or other consequential damages arising from
any of the above, nor does it cover repairs made or attempted by unauthorized persons.
Warranty is void if the equipment is used for commercial, rental or industrial purposes.
If you have more questions, visit our website (www.simoniz.ca), or call 1‑866‑4SIMONIZ
(1-866-474-6664).
Max Pressure: 1800 PSI
Power Source Requirement: 120 V / 60 Hz
Electrical cord: 23’ (7 m) 16 AWG
High-pressure hose: 23’ (7 m)
Water Flow Rate (at 100 PSI): 1.4 GPM
Current Drawn: 12.5 A
Inlet water: Cold tap water
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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST
Warnings
When using this product, basic precautions should always be followed:
•Read all the instructions before using the product.
•Water spray must never be directed toward any electric wiring, devices or directly toward
the pressure washer machine itself, or fatal electric shock may occur.
•To reduce the risk of injury, do not operate the machine near children.
•Learn how to stop the machine and release pressure quickly. Be thoroughly familiar with
the controls.
•Stay alert—watch what you are doing.
•For use with cold water supply only. Do not draw other liquids.
•The pressure washer should not be used in areas where gas vapours may be present. An
electric spark could cause an explosion or fire.
•To minimize the amount of water getting into the pressure washer, the unit should be
placed as far as possible from the cleaning site during operation.
•Avoid accidental starts. Shut power “OFF” before connecting or disconnecting cord to
electrical outlets.
•Do not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
•Do not stand on unstable surfaces. Stand with both feet balanced at all times.
•Prior to starting the pressure washer in cold weather, be sure ice has not formed on any
part of the equipment.
•Never carry your pressure washer by the cord.
•Do not pull on the cord to disconnect from the outlet.
•To allow free air circulation, the pressure washer should not be covered during operation.
•Keep operating area clear of people and pets.
•Follow the maintenance instructions specified in the manual.
If replacement of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.
•This product or its power cord contains lead, a chemical known to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.
Warnings
•Do not use with flammable liquids and toxic chemicals.
•Injection Hazard: Equipment can cause serious injury if the spray penetrates the skin.
•Do not point the gun at anyone or any part of the body. In case of penetration, seek
medical aid immediately.
•This system is capable of producing high pressure as rated in the Technical Specifications. To avoid rupture and injury, do not operate this machine with components
rated less than the unit itself (including but not limited to spray guns, hose and
hose connections).
•Before servicing, cleaning or removal of any parts, shut “OFF” power and
relieve pressure.
•Do not spray electrical apparatus and wiring.
•If connection is made to a portable water system, the system must be protected
against backflow.
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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST
WARNING - Risk of Injury
Do Not Direct Discharge Stream at Persons.
• High-pressure jet can be dangerous if misused.
• The jet must not be directed at persons, animals, electrical devices, or the unit itself.
WARNING - Risk of Explosion
• Do not spray flammable liquids.
• Do not use acids and solvents in this product.
• These products can cause physical injuries to the operator and irreversible damage
to the machine.
CAUTION - Gun Kicks Back
• Hold with both hands.
• The trigger gun safety lock prevents the trigger from being engaged accidentally. • The safety feature DOES NOT lock trigger in the ON position.
WARNING - Risk of Electric Shock
• Inspect cord before using - do not use if cord is damaged.
• Keep all connections dry and off the ground.
• Do not touch plug with wet hands.
• Do not use extension cords longer than 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated
extension cords.
Save These Instructions
In a double-insulation product, two systems of insulation are provided instead of
grounding. No grounding is provided on a double-insulated product, nor should a
means for grounding be added to the product. Servicing a double-insulated
product requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be
done only by qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts of a double-insulated product must be identical to the parts they replace. A double-insulated product is marked with the words “DOUBLE INSULATION”
or “DOUBLE INSULATED”. The symbol “ ” may also be marked on the product.
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SAFETY FEATURES & ELECTRICAL POWER INFORMATION
PARTS AND DIAGRAM LIST
The pressure washer is equipped with a stop device that will sense when the trigger on
the gun is released. It will open the power circuit to the motor, and cause the pressure
washer motor to stop. The motor will start again when the trigger is pulled.
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WARNING
The pressure washer is also equipped with a main power “ON/OFF” switch located
on the unit. It should always be moved to the “OFF” position when the pressure
washer is not being used to prevent possible injury or damage.
CAUTION
This machine has been designed for use with detergents that are specifically
approved for pressure washer use. The use of other cleaning detergents may affect
the operation of the machine and void the warranty.
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Extension Cords
If possible, do not use extension cords with this product. However, if you must use one,
observe all of the warnings and instructions listed below:
Use a sufficient gauge:
Maximum cable length: 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated extension cords.
• Use only extension cords that are intended for outdoor use. These extension cords are
identified by a marking that reads “Acceptable for use with outdoor appliances; store
indoors while not in use.”
• Use only extension cords having an electrical rating not less than the rating of the product.
• Do not use damaged extension cords. Examine extension cord before using and replace
if damaged. Do not abuse extension cord and do not yank on any cord to disconnect.
• Keep cord away from heat and sharp edges.
• Always disconnect the extension cord from the receptacle before disconnecting the
product from the extension cord.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, keep all connections dry and off the ground. Do not
touch plug with wet hands.
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DANGER
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor from the outlet can
result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify
the plug provided with the product—If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician. Do not use any type of adaptor with this product.
WARNING
Extension cords are not recommended unless they are plugged into a ground fault
circuit-interrupter (GFCI) found in circuit boxes or protected receptacles.
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P1
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Item No.
Quantity
Part Name
Parts Number
A
1
Up- handle assembly
VE02-002-0000
B
1
Hose reel
VE01-002-0001
C
1
Screw
VE01-000-0025
D
1
Gun holster (top)
VE01-000-0004
E
1
Screw + nut
VE01-000-0006
F
1
Detergent bottle & cap
VE01-050-0003
G
2
Wheels
VE02-000-0005
H
1
Gun holster (bottom)
VE01-000-0019
I
1
Hand crank
VE01-002-0035
J
1
Quick connect wand
XE05-020-0003
K
1
Gun assembly
XE03-020-0003
L
1
Turbo tip
XE05-020-0001
M
3
Spray tips
XE05-020-0002
N
1
Cleaning needle
XE03-062-0002
O
1
Water filter
XE03-030-0001
P1
1
Quick-connect coupling
XE03-030-0003
P2
1
Inlet adapter
XE03-030-0002
* Inlet adaptor and Water filter come pre-attached on the water inlet, located on the front of the
pressure washer.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Surface Preparation
Before starting any cleaning task, it is important to inspect the area for objects that could
create a hazard. Remove any objects from the work area that could be tripped over, such as
toys or outdoor furniture. Ensure that all doors and windows are closed tightly.
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Water Supply (Cold Water Only)
Only draw water through the unit. For use with cold water supply only. Water hose must
be at least a 1/2” (13 mm) in diameter. Flow rate of water supply must not fall below 2
GPM (gallons per minute) [9.1 LPM (litres per minute)]. Flow rate can be determined by
running the water for one minute into an empty 5-gallon (19 L) container. The water supply
temperature must not exceed 104°F (40°C).
CAUTION
• Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with solvents (e.g.
paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc.).
• Dirt in the water inlet will damage the unit. To avoid this risk, we recommend checking
the water filter (located inside the water inlet. To clean it out, see Maintenance section).
• Always prevent debris from being drawn into the unit by using a clean water source
and an additional accessory water filter if required.
• To prolong the life of the unit, rest the unit for 5 minutes after every 30 minutes of
use.
Insert handle frame into pressure washer
and align the holes. Insert three nuts into
the front, and insert the screws from behind
as shown. Tighten the screws.
Attach hand cranks onto the hose/cord reel.
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Attach high pressure hose from hose reel to
the gun (hand tighten only).
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Assemble the high-pressure hose to the
gun assembly.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Recommendation for
spray tip usage:
Red
0°
For tough spots & grimes
(e.g. concrete surface)
Yellow
15 °
Deliver balanced pressure
& flow for general cleaning
Black
Remove and discard the cover. Separate
quick-connect coupler assembly. Attach
quick-connector coupler onto the garden
hose and attach the inlet adaptor into the
inlet.
(When using detergent)
Fill the detergent container with detergent
and push lid firmly onto container. Attach
detergent suction tube onto detergent lid
and attach container to the pressure washer
container storage area as shown.
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Low pressure to
apply detergent
Turbo tip
To clean larger areas
more efficiently
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Attach desired coloured spray tip to wand. To install spray tips,
gently slide the collar back before inserting the tip (see below).
Insert the wand into spray gun and twist
¼ to secure.
Attach garden hose to water supply and turn
water on.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WORKING WITH DETERGENTS
Working with detergent ensures a quick soaking of the dirt, and allows the high-pressure
water to penetrate and remove the dirt more effectively. Always spray detergent on a dry
surface, do not pre-soak area. Wetting the surface first dilutes the detergent and reduces
its cleaning ability.
To apply detergents you must be operating at low-pressure. This provides a gentle application of detergent, with the pressure equivalent to a lowest garden hose. The high-pressure
setting is used for cleaning; you cannot apply detergents when working at high-pressure.
Always test detergent in an inconspicuous area before use.
CAUTION
Only use cleaning detergents recommended for pressure washers.
Make sure the main switch is in “OFF”
position. Plug the unit into a properly
grounded outlet.
Release safety trigger if locked.
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Engage gun safety lock.
Attach the low-pressure spray tip (black)
for soap application.
ON (l)
OFF (O)
Press ON ( I ) Button
Purge air by squeezing trigger on the gun
until there is a steady stream of water.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SHUTTING DOWN AND CLEANING UP
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are not using detergent, go directly to Step 2.) When you have finished using
1 (Iftheyoudetergent
injection system, fill detergent bottle with clean water. Siphon water at
low-pressure for one minute so that all detergent is flushed through system. Remove
detergent bottle and rinse it thoroughly.
Gently pull detergent container out of storage position, and fill with
detergent. Push containers back into storage position.
on the pressure washer. Pull trigger to operate unit. The liquid detergent will automati4 Turn
cally mix with water, and be discharged through the nozzle at low pressure. Apply detergent
to a DRY work surface, from bottom to top.
detergent to remain on the surface for a short time before rinsing. Do not allow
5 Allow
detergent to dry on surface.
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2 Disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet on the unit.
3 Press trigger to release any remaining water pressure.
4 Turn the switch to “OFF” (0) position.
5 Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
6 Engage gun safety lock.
WARNING
Turn off water supply and squeeze trigger to depressurize the unit. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury due to discharge of high-pressure water.
TAKING A BREAK
If taking a break of five minutes or more:
Rinse with clean water under high pressure. On a vertical surface, rinse from the
bottom up, then rinse from the top down to avoid streaking. Hold nozzle 6-8” (15-20
cm) from the work surface, at a 45° angle.
you have finished using the detergent injection system, fill detergent bottle
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with clean water. Siphon water at low pressure for one minute, so that all detergent is
1 Engage gun safety lock.
2 Turn unit to “OFF” (O) position.
3 Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
flushed through system. Remove detergent bottle, and rinse it thoroughly.
CAUTION
Damage may occur to painted surface if chemical is allowed to dry on surface. Wash
and rinse a small section at a time. Avoid working on hot surfaces or in direct sunlight.
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CAUTION
Failure to clean properly will cause the detergent injection system to become
clogged and inoperable.
CAUTION
Never use:
• Bleach, chlorine products and other corrosive chemicals
• Liquids containing solvents (i.e., paint thinners, gasoline, oils)
• Tri-sodium phosphate products
• Ammonia products
• Acid-based products
These chemicals will harm the unit and will damage the surface being cleaned.
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WINTERIZING AND LONG-TERM STORAGE
Optimum Winterizing Procedure
Winterizing your pressure washer will help protect and prolong its life. We strongly
recommend you follow the below steps using antifreeze. Prepare the pressure washer
for storage by running a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze into the unit. This will keep the
internal parts lubricated, protected from rust, and prevents the pump from freezing.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Connections
Connections on pressure washer hoses, gun and spray wand should be cleaned regularly
and lubricated with non-water soluble grease.
Adjustable Nozzle Only
Clogging of the nozzle causes the pump
pressure to be too high and cleaning is
immediately required. You can clean the
nozzle by carefully inserting a thin, sharp
instrument (i.e. paperclip) into teh tip to rid
it of deposits.
1. Connect the antifreeze hose onto the adaptorand quick-connect coupling.
2. Depress button on top of antifreeze container.
3. Continue until fluid exits the pump outlet.
4. Remove the hose from pump inlet.
Quick Winterizing Procedure
If you cannot do the Optimum Winterizing
procedure, you can still protect your
pressure washer from winter damage by
doing the below:
Fore the adjustable nozzle, you can also
lubricate the nozzle collar (high pressure/
low pressure) by using non-water soluble
grease regularly.
1. Disconnect all water connections.
2. Turn on the machine for a few seconds,
until the remaining water in the pump
exits. Turn off immediately.
3. Do not allow high-pressure hose to
become kinked.
4. Store the machine and accessories in
a room that does not reach freezing
temperatures. Do not store near furnace
or other sources of heat as it may dry out
the pump seals.
Recommended: Pressure Washer
Antifreeze (039-8602-0)
Water Filter Screen
The pressure washer is equipped with a
water inlet screen to protect the pump.
If the screen is not kept clean, the flow
of water to the pressure washer will be
restricted and the pump may be damaged.
1. To clean inner water screen, remove
quick-connector and remove the filter
screen from the pump inlet.
2. Rinse screen until it is free of debris
and blockage.
3. Replace screen and quick-connector
immediately to prevent any foreign
matter from entering the pump.
CAUTION
Drain gun assembly of any remaining water. Aim gun downwards and squeeze trigger.
Air Vents
The air vents located on the back of the unit must be kept clean and free of any
obstructions to ensure proper air cooling of the motor during operation.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repairs.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Motor will not start.
On/Off switch is in the
“OFF” (O) position.
Turn switch to the “ON”
( | ) position.
Power cord is not plugged in.
Plug in power cord.
Extension cord is too long.
Extension cord is not
proper gauge.
Extension cord is damaged.
Replace extension cord
with either a 25’ (7.6 m)
14 AWG cord or a 50’
(15 m) 14 AWG cord.
Electrical outlet does not
supply adequate power.
Try a different outlet.
Tripped pressure washer
circuit breaker
Allow to cool, and restart unit.
Diameter of garden hose is
too small.
Replace with a 1” (25 mm) or
5/8” (16 mm) garden hose.
Water supply is restricted.
Check garden hose for
kinks, leaks and blockage.
Not enough water supply.
Open water source fully.
Water inlet filter is clogged.
Remove filter and rinse in
warm water.
Unit does not reach
high pressure.
Output pressure varies high
and low.
Power nozzle is in lowpressure position.
Turn power nozzle to highpressure position.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger
gun until a steady flow of
water emerges through
the nozzle.
Not enough inlet water supply.
Turn water on fully. Check
garden hose for kinks, leaks
or blockage.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger
gun until a steady flow of
water emerges through
the nozzle.
Water inlet filter is clogged.
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Remove filter and rinse
with warm water.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Output pressure varies high
and low. (continued)
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.
Blow out or remove debris
with a fine needle.
Calcified gun, hose or
power nozzle.
Run distilled vinegar
through detergent tank.
Detergent container is empty.
Add more detergent.
Detergent bottle or suction
tube not properly connected.
Check connections.
Detergent is too thick.
Dilute detergent.
Filter on detergent suction
tube is clogged.
Run warm water through
filter to remove build-up.
Damaged or clogged detergent suction tube.
Remove obstruction or
replace detergent
suction tube.
Nozzle is in high-pressure
position.
Turn nozzle tip to low-pressure position.
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.
Blow out or remove debris
with a fine needle.
Loose fittings.
Tighten fittings.
Missing/worn rubber washer.
Insert new washer.
Spray wand, extension, or
nozzle leaks.
Broken o-ring or plastic insert.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
Pump is noisy
Pump is sucking air
Check that hoses and fittings are airtight. Turn off
machine and purge pump
by squeezing trigger gun
until a steady flow of water
emerges through the nozzle.
Water filter is clogged.
Remove water filter and
rinse in warm water.
Loose fittings.
Check that all fittings are tight.
Water seals are damaged
or worn.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline
Oil seals are damaged or
worn.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline
Detergent not working.
Garden hose connection leaks.
Water leaks from pump (up
to 10 drops per minute
is permissible).
Oil is dripping
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Motor buzzes but fails to run.
Supply voltage
below minimum.
Verify that only the pressure washer is running on
this circuit.
System has residual pressure.
Turn unit “OFF”, squeeze
trigger on spray wand to
release pressure, then turn
unit “ON”.
Voltage loss due to
extension cord.
Unplug any extension cords
attached and plug the unit
directly into the outlet.
Pressure washer not used
for long periods.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
Residual friction among
components. Unit might
hum.
Disconnect water supply
and power ON for 2 to 3
seconds, repeat couple
times or until the motor
starts.
Quick connect assembly is
attached in reverse.
Verify that Inlet adapter (G2)
is attached to machine’s
water inlet and that the
quick connect coupler (G1)
is attached to garden hose.
Water supply is OFF.
Turn ON water supply.
Kink in the garden hose.
Remove kink in garden
hose.
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