Minuteman E20 User manual

User Manual
E17/E20 Walk-Behind Scrubber
Disc Brush Drive
This manual is furnished with each new MINUTEMAN E17/E20. This provides the necessary operating and preventive
maintenance instructions. Operators must read and understand this manual before operating or servicing this machine.
This machine was designed to give you excellent performance and efficiency. For best results and minimal cost,
please follow the general guidelines below:
· Operate the machine with reasonable care.
· Follow the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance instructions as provided in this booklet.
· Use original Minuteman supplied parts.
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Technical Specifications
Model
E17/E20
Model No.
E17BD / E17BDCE / E17BDQP / E17BDQPCE
E17BDQPG / E17BDQPGCE / E17BDQPG-KT
E20BD / E20BDCE / E20BDQP / E20BDQPCE
E20BDQPG / E20BDQPGCE / E20BDZ
Current (Max)
Battery Capacity (Lead Acid)
Battery Capacity (Gel)
Sound Level
Cleaning path width
Squeegee width
Theoretical productivity
Working speed
Rated voltage
Vacuum flow
Vacuum waterlift
Vacuum power
Brush type
Brush motor(s) power
Number of brushes
Brush RPM
Aqua-Stop equipped
Solution capacity
Recovery capacity
Working Grade
Weight with batteries
Weight without batteries
Dimensions (LxWxH)
E17
32 amps
105Ah @20 hr
95Ah @20 hr
69 dBA
17 in (43 cm)
34 in (86 cm)
12,750 ft2 /hr ( 1,185 m2)
1.7 mph (2.7 km per hr)
24 volts
65 cfm (110 m3/hr)
45 inches ( 112mbar)
.60 HP (450 W)
Disc
3/4 HP (560W)
1
180 RPM
Coming Soon
12Gal (45 liters)
13 Gal (49 liters)
2%
306 lbs (139 kg)
196 lbs (89 kg)
44.4 x 18.8 x 42.3 (112.8 x 47.8 x 170.4 cm)
E20
32 amps
105Ah @20 hr
95Ah @20 hr
69 dBA
20 in (51 cm)
34 in (86 cm)
15,000 ft2 /hr ( 1,394 m2)
1.7 mph (2.7 km per hr)
24 volts
65 cfm (110 m3/hr)
45 inches ( 112mbar)
.60 HP (450 W)
Disc
3/4 HP (560W)
1
180 RPM
Coming Soon
12 Gal (45 liters)
13 Gal (49 liters)
2%
313 lbs (142 kg)
203lbs (92 kg)
47.4 x 21.3 x 42.3 (120.4 x 54.1 107.4 cm)
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CE Declaration
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Table Of Contents
Technical Specifications ............................................................. 3
CE Declaration ............................................................................. 4
Safety Instructions ...................................................................... 6
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............................. 6
For Safety During Operation ................................................. 6
For Safety when Servicing or Maintaining Machine .............. 6
Inspection .............................................................................. 7
Electrical ................................................................................ 7
Batteries ................................................................................ 7
Operator Responsibility ......................................................... 7
Unpacking Instructions .............................................................. 7
Machine Overview ....................................................................... 8
Machine Overview - Front ..................................................... 8
Machine Overview - Rear ..................................................... 9
Control Panel ...................................................................... 10
Bail Handle .................................................................. 11
Handle Adjustment Knobs .......................................... 11
Key Switch .................................................................. 11
Squeegee Lift Lever .................................................... 11
Solution Control Lever ................................................ 11
Battery Gauge ............................................................. 11
Charge Status Indicator .............................................. 11
Optional Hour Meter ............................................................ 12
Optional Solution Solenoid .................................................. 13
In-Line Solution Filter Assembly .......................................... 13
Battery Compartment .......................................................... 14
Circuit Breakers ................................................................... 14
E17 Rear Squeegee ........................................................... 15
Rear Squeegee ................................................................... 16
Cleaning the Squeegee ...................................................... 16
Changing the Squeegee Blades ......................................... 16
Adjusting the E20 Squeegee Blades .................................. 17
Angle Adjustment ........................................................ 17
Height Adjustment ....................................................... 18
Handle Adjustment .............................................................. 19
Angle Adjustment ........................................................ 19
Horizontal Adjustment ................................................. 20
Solution Tank Drain Hose ................................................... 21
Solution Level Indicator ....................................................... 21
Solution Fill Filter ................................................................. 22
Screened Float .................................................................... 23
Screened Float Removal ............................................ 24
Recovery Tank Drain Hose ................................................. 25
Deck Skirt Removal ............................................................. 25
In-Line Solution Filter Assembly .......................................... 26
The E17/E20 ............................................................................... 27
Machine Operation .................................................................... 28
To Turn on Machine ............................................................. 28
To Turn on Vacuum ............................................................. 28
To Turn on Brush Motor ....................................................... 28
To Turn on Cleaning Solution .............................................. 28
To Charge Batteries ............................................................ 28
Hour Meter (Optional) ......................................................... 29
Solution Solenoid (Optional) ............................................... 29
Loading Brush ..................................................................... 30
Unloading Brush .................................................................. 31
Notes ........................................................................................... 32
After Use ..................................................................................... 34
Maintenance ............................................................................... 35
Troubleshooting ........................................................................ 36
Warranty ..................................................................................... 38
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Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Operators must read and understand this manual before operating or maintaining this machine.
Do not operate this machine in flammable or explosive areas.
This machine is designed solely for scrubbing dirt and dust in an indoor environment. Minuteman does not recommend using this machine
in any other capacity.
The following information below may cause a potential hazard to the operator and equipment. Read this manual carefully and be aware
when these conditions can exist. Take necessary steps to locate all safety devices on the machine and train the personnel operating the
machine. Report any machine damage or faulty operation immediately. Do not use machine if it is not in proper operating condition.
For Safety During Operation
Keep hands and feet clear of moving parts while machine is in operation.
Make sure all safety devices are in place and operate properly. All covers, doors and latches must be closed and fastened before use.
During operation, attention should be paid to other persons in the work area and especially if small children are present.
Electric motors and components can cause an explosion when operated near explosive materials or vapor. Do not operate this machine
near flammable materials such as solvents, thinners, fuels, grain dust, etc.
Store or park this machine on a level surface only. To prevent unauthorized use, machine should be stored or parked with the key removed.
This machine is designed for level operation only. Do not operate on ramps or inclines greater than 2%.
This machine is not suitable for picking up hazardous dusts.
Use caution when moving this machine into areas that are below freezing temperatures. Any water in the tanks or hoses can cause damage
to the machine.
For Safety when Servicing or Maintaining Machine
Stop on level surface.
Disconnect the power to the machine by unplugging the red Battery connector located under the recovery tank near the batteries.
Avoid moving parts. Do not wear loose jackets, shirts, or sleeves when working on machine.
Avoid contact with battery acid. Battery acid can cause burns. When working on or around batteries, wear protective clothing and safety
glasses. Remove metal jewelry. Do not lay tools or metal objects on top of batteries.
Charging batteries generates explosive gasses.
Do not charge batteries when open flames or sparks are present. Do not smoke.
Make sure the charger is turned off before disconnecting it from the machine.
Charge the batteries in a well-ventilated area with the battery cover removed completely.
Do not clean machine with a pressure washer.
Authorized personnel must perform repairs and maintenance. Use Minuteman supplied replacement parts.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Unpacking Instructions
Inspection
Carefully unpack and inspect your E17/E20 Walk-Behind Scrubber for shipping damage. Follow unpacking instructions on
shipping pallet. Each unit has been tested and thoroughly inspected before shipment. Any damage is the responsibility of the
delivery carrier who should be notified immediately.
Electrical
This machine is battery operated and designed to operate on 24 volts DC (2) 12-volt batteries.
Batteries
The recommended batteries are rated 105Ah WET (Minuteman P/N 956712) or 100Ah Maintenance Free GEL (Minuteman P/
N 956100). We do not recommend mixing AMP hour capacities. Alternate battery sets can be used if they equal physical size
and capacity. If alternate battery sets are used please contact Minuteman for on board charger settings.
Operator Responsibility
Read this manual carefully before operating this machine.
The operator is responsible for taking care of the daily maintenance of the machine to keep it in good working condition.
The operator must inform the service mechanic or supervisor when the scheduled maintenance intervals are required as
stated in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual.
Before starting, familiarize yourself with the machine and its controls (see “Machine Overview, Front”, “Machine Overview,
Rear”, “Control Console” diagrams).
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Machine Overview
Machine Overview - Front
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
A
B
CUP HOLDER
SOLUTION FILL PORT
RECOVERY TANK LID
RECOVERY TANK
BRUSH DECK
FRONT WHEEL
REAR CASTER
SOLUTION TANK
FLOATING DECK SKIRT
C
D
H
E
G
J
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F
Machine Overview
Machine Overview - Rear
A
B
C
D
E
F
BAIL HANDLE
SQUEEGEE LIFT LEVER
SOLUTION CONTROL LEVER
RECOVERY TANK DRAIN HOSE
ONBOARD CHARGER CORD
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
G
H
J
K
L
RECOVERY HOSE
CONTROL PANEL
SOLUTION TANK DRAIN HOSE / LEVEL INDICATOR
BRUSH LIFT PEDAL
REAR SQUEEGEE
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Machine Overview
Control Panel
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
BAIL HANDLE
HANDLE ADJUSTMENT KNOB
KEY SWITCH
SQUEEGEE LIFT LEVER
SOLUTION CONTROL LEVER
BATTERY GAUGE
CHARGE STATUS INDICATOR
A
D
C
B
F
E
G
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Machine Overview
Bail Handle
(A) When the scrubdeck is lowered to the floor, the bail handle enables the brush motor and moves the machine
forward once depressed. This also allows the operator to automatically load the brush when the scrub deck is lowered
over the brush.
Handle Adjustment Knobs
(B) Allows the handle position to be raised or lowered.
Key Switch
(C) Controls the machine’s power (Brush Unload/Off/On) with a key for safety. This switch, when turned counter clockwise, operates the auto brush unload when scrubdeck is in the raised position. When it is turned to the ON position,
the machine will operate.
Squeegee Lift Lever
(D) When actuated to the top position, the squeegee is lowered and the vacuum motor turns on. When locked in the
bottom position, the squeegee is raised and the vacumm motor shuts off.
Solution Control Lever
(E) This lever controls the rate at which solution is dispensed. Moving the lever up will increase the amount of solution.
Moving the lever down will decrease the solution rate. Moving the lever all the way down shuts off solution flow.
Battery Gauge
(F) This gauge displays the remaining battery charge.
Charge Status Indicator
(G) This gauge displays the status of the batteries during charging. The gauge has a readout of 3 LEDs. 1 Green, 1
yellow, 1 Red. Green indicating a full charge, Yellow indicating 80% charged, Red indicating the batteries are charging.
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Machine Overview
Optional Hour Meter
Minuteman offers an optional hour meter for the
E17/E20. The optional kit replaces the power cord
mounting bracket at the rear of the machine with
one that contains an hour meter that runs when
the brush motor is on.
Kit# K-E1720HM
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Machine Overview
Optional Solution Solenoid
Minuteman offers an optional solution solenoid for the
E17/E20. The optional solenoid automatically turns off
the solution flow when the brush motor is not active.
Kit# K-E1720S
In-Line Solution Filter Assembly
The optional solution solenoid, which shuts off solution flow when the bail handle is released, is protected from debris by the in-line filter
assembly. The filter assembly is located at the rear of the machine on the left hand side, just under the solution tank. It is important to check and
clean the screened washer inside the assembly regularly to ensure proper solution flow. To open, unscrew the assembly (Note that the cone of
the washer is facing out toward the rear of the machine). Remove washer and rinse, reinsert and screw assembly together, tightening by hand.
Overtightening with tools may damage the plastic threads.
A
B
C
D
Fitting, MGHT
Screened Washer
Hose Barb Insert
Fitting, FGHT
A
B
C
D
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Machine Overview
Circuit Breakers
The circuit breaker is located at the bottom of the back panel
of the machine.
A
B
C
Main Control Breaker - 4A
Brush Motor Breaker - 30A
Vacuum Motor Breaker - 20A
If any of the functions above are not operating, check if the
circuit breaker buttons have tripped. Press to reset.
A
Battery Compartment
The battery compartment is located under the recovery tank.
The Battery compartment can be accessed for servicing and
maintenance by tilting the recovery tank (make sure recovery tank has been drained before tilting). The battery compartment contains two 12-volt batteries connected in series.
Connect the batteries according to the battery connection
diagram (see diagram). The recommended batteries are
105Ah (Minuteman P/N 956712) or 100Ah (minuteman P/N
956100) Gel. The battery tray may be drained if neccessary
using the orange drain hose located above the rear caster
on the right side of the machine.
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B
C
Machine Overview
E17 Rear Squeegee
The rear squeegee picks up water from the floor. A daily maintenance
check of this component is essential to have optimum machine
performance. The blade configuration has two usable edges and can be
turned inside out to utilize the opposite side of the blade. If streaking
occurs it is time to turn the blade to good edge or replace if this has
already been done.The blade can be accessed by removing the 6
Adjusting Nuts (A), 2 Bumper Wheels (B), and the Squeegee Mounting
Bracket (E).
B
A
E
D
A
B
C
D
E
Adjusting Nut (6)
Squeegee Bumper Wheel (2)
Squeegee Casting Assembly
Squeegee Blade
Squeegee Mounting Bracket
C
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Machine Overview
Rear Squeegee
Cleaning the Squeegee
Changing the Squeegee Blades
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Check the squeegee (A) daily and clean as
necessary.
1. Pull off the suction hose (D).
2. loosen the two star-shaped knobs (B).
3. Remove the squeegee (A).
Check the inner and outer squeegee blades on
the squeegee (A) weekly for signs of wear. The
squeegee blades can be reused by turning them
(can be turned for 4 total uses).
1. Pull off the suction hose (D), loosen the two starshaped knobs (B) and remove the squeegee.
2. Unlock the fastening device (E) and remove the
outer squeegee blade. Turn the squeegee blade
or install a new one, as necessary. Change the
Squeegee
Star-shaped knob
Adjusting screw for angle adjustment
Suction hose
Blade fastening latch
Washers for caster height adjustment
Caster Wheel Axle
inner squeegee blade in the same way.
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Machine Overview
Adjusting the E20 Squeegee Blades
Angle Adjustment
The angle adjustment is the decisive factor in
ensuring that the squeegee blades on the
squeegee lie evenly on the floor.
1. Park the machine on a level surface and lower
the squeegee.
2. Loosen the lower wing nut (B) on the adjusting screw (C) and adjust the squeegee using
the adjusting screw so that the ends of the
squeegee blades still have contact with the
floor. By turning the adjusting screw (C) counterclockwise, the clearance between squeegee
blade and floor is increased in the center (Fig.
1). When turning the adjusting screw (C) clockwise, the clearance between squeegee blade
and floor is reduced in the center (Fig. 2).
3. Switch the machine on and check the suction
pattern. When the machine is in operation, the
entire surface of the squeegee blades (center
and outer areas) must be applied as evenly as
possible.
4. Tighten the lower wing nut (B) on the adjusting screw (C) against the metal bracket to lock
in the pitch setting.
1
B
A
2
B
A
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Machine Overview
Adjusting the E20 Squeegee Blades
Height Adjustment
If streaks are present, despite an optimum
angle adjustment, the clearance between the
caster wheels and floor must be adjusted by
changing the number of washers underneath
the bracket that holds the wheel. The
squeegee height is preset at the factory to
3mm.
In cases of very smooth floors, e.g. finished
floors, PVC, linoleum, etc., see 2mm
illustration for washer configuration.
In cases of very uneven floors, e.g. poorly laid
tiles (water does not run off) ,, configure as
shown in 4mm illustration.
Keep the extra washers by
installing them above the bracket
as shown.
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3 mm
2 mm
4 mm
Machine Overview
Handle Adjustment
The E17/E20 handle was designed with operator comfort in
mind. The angle and horizontal position of the handle can be
adjusted to suit the needs of the operator.
Angle Adjustment
The handle angle can be adjusted without tools by loosening the
Angle Adjustment Knob (A) on each side and rotating the handle
to the desired position. There are 5 angular positions 11.25° apart
for a total of 45° between the minimum and maximum position.
A
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Machine Overview
Horizontal Adjustment
The horizontal position can be adjusted by removing the 4 Mounting
Bolts (B) (2 each side) with a 9/16” socket and sliding the Mounting
Plate (P) to one of the 3 available positions. The machine is shipped
from the factory in position 1.
3
P
Plate Position 3
(Fully Extended)
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Plate Position 2
2
1
B
Plate Position 1
(Shipping Position)
Machine Overview
Solution Tank Drain Hose
The solution tank may be drained by removing the Solution Tank Drain
Hose (A) from the Hose Barb (B) and routing the hose to a floor drain.
B
A
Solution Level Indicator
The Solution Tank Drain Hose also serves as a water level indicator for
the solution tank. The amount of water remaining in the solution tank
can be seen through the clear drain hose. Level markers molded into
the solution tank are positioned at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and full levels.
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Machine Overview
Solution Fill Filter
The Solution Fill Filter (B) should be cleaned regularly.
To remove, simply open the Solution Tank Lid (A) and
pull the filter out.
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A
B
Machine Overview
Screened Float
A
If the recovery tank (C) is overfilled or a large amount of foaming is
present, the screened float (B) blocks the vacuum intake inside the
tank protecting the vacuum motor and internal electronics from water
damage. It is essential to keep the float in working order through
regular maintenance.
The float should be cleaned daily by thoroughly rinsing with a hose.
Removal of the screened float is not necessary for daily maintenace.
B
C
At least once a month the screened float should be completely
removed, cleaned, and checked for any damage to the seal or metal
screen.
WARNING: Damage to the machine may occur if operated
without the screened float properly in place.
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Machine Overview
Screened Float Removal
The screened float is positioned between the vacuum manifold (A)
and recovery tank (C). The screened float (B) can be accessed by
removing the 1.5” bolt (D) and two 1.25” bolts (E) that attach the
manifold to the recovery tank using a 7/16” socket.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
D
E
E
F
Vacuum Manifold
Screened Float
Recovery Tank
1.5” Bolt
1.25” Bolt (2)
Helical Washer (3)
Flat Washer (3)
G
A
B
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Machine Overview
Recovery Tank Drain Hose
Twist Cap to Open and Drain
Twist & Lift cap to clean out
large debris
Deck Skirt Removal
(Do not lower with out brush)
CAUTION: Bristles may be
damaged if deck is lowered
onto floor without brush/pad
driver installed.
Brush Deck Skirt will ride on
the floor in use and float up or
down based on amount of pad/
brush remaining.
With brush removed & deck raised,
Remove skirt for cleaning by pulling
forward, then down over the edge of
the deck.
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Machine Overview
In-Line Solution Filter Assembly
The solution solenoid, which shuts off solution flow when the bail handle is released, is protected from debris by the in-line filter assembly. The
filter assembly is located at the rear of the machine on the left hand side, just under the solution tank. It is important to check and clean the
screened washer inside the assembly regularly to ensure proper solution flow. To open, unscrew the assembly (Note that the cone of the
washer is facing out toward the rear of the machine). Remove washer and rinse, reinsert and screw assembly together, tightening by hand.
Overtightening with tools may damage the plastic threads.
A
B
C
D
Fitting, MGHT
Screened Washer
Hose Barb Insert
Fitting, FGHT
A
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B
C
D
The E17/E20
This machine was designed with total operator comfort and ease of use in mind. All machine components have been designed as a total
system to efficiently clean dirty floors. The E17/E20 has two available scrub head types and sizes to fit specific applications. Please
contact your Minuteman representative for specific recommendations for the correct scrub head type, size, and brush type and chemical
applications.
Before using the machine, always perform the following steps to ensure proper machine operation:
• Check under the machine for leaks.
• Check the rear squeegee for wear and damage.
• Check the solution and recovery tank levels.
After using the machine, always perform the following steps:
• Check the battery charge level. Charge batteries if necessary. When charging batteries, extra precaution is required:
- Battery acid can cause burns.
- When working on or around batteries, always wear protective clothing and safety glasses.
- Remove metal jewelry. Do not lay tools or metal objects on top of the batteries.
- Charging batteries generate explosive gasses.
DO NOT CHARGE BATTERIES WHEN OPEN FLAMES OR SPARKS ARE PRESENT. DO NOT SMOKE.
- Charge the batteries in a well-ventilated area.
- Fluid levels should be checked before and after charging and maintained at the proper levels. If low, add distilled water until
the metal plates are covered.
- If the machine is not used for an extended period of time, batteries should be kept fully charged with a boost charge once a
week.
• Check for wire, string, or twine wrapped around the scrub brushes.
• Check the rear squeegee for wear and damage.
• Check the rear squeegee suction hose for obstructions.
• Drain and clean the recovery tank and drain hose cap.
• Check under the machine for leaks.
• Check the service records to determine maintenance requirements.
WARNING!
- Be sure you understand the machine controls and their functions.
- While on ramps or inclines, avoid sudden stops when tanks are filled.
- Avoid abrupt sharp turns. Slow down driving speed when going downhill.
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Machine Operation
To Turn on Machine
Turn key to operate position ( I )
To Turn on Vacuum
Lower squeegee into operate position, vacuum motor will turn on automatically.
To Turn on Brush Motor
Move brush lift pedal from the “home” (down) position to the operating position (up). Depress the operator bail handle.
Brush motor will turn on and assist to propel the machine forward.
To Turn on Cleaning Solution
Move solution lever from closed (down) position up to the desired flow position.
NOTE: When you no longer want solution or stop the machine for an extended period of time, you must
move the solution lever back to the closed (down) position. Otherwise, solution will continue to flow
onto the floor.
To Charge Batteries
When the battery status indicator reaches the red zone the batteries need to be recharged. Take the machine to a well
ventilated area, unwind the battery charger power cord from the electrical box cover and plug into an appropriate power
source. After approximately 10 seconds the battery charge status indicator will turn on. Be sure to check the battery water
levels as recommended.
WARNING: Charging batteries generates explosive gasses. Do not charge batteries when open flames or sparks
are present. Do not smoke. Charge the batteries in a well-ventilated area .
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Machine Operation
Hour Meter (Optional)
Hour meter will automatically record operating time of the brush motor.
Solution Solenoid (Optional)
Water solenoid will operate when the brush motor is turned on. The solution lever must be moved to the desired
operating position, but does not need to be moved to the closed position when stopping for brief periods.
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Machine Operation
Loading Brush
1. To load the brush, first center the
E17/E20 brush deck over the
scrub brush.
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2. Lower the scrub deck by releasing
the deck lift pedal.
3. With the key turned on, pull the bail
handle to engage the scrub brush
onto the scrubdeck.
Machine Operation
Unloading Brush
1. To unload the brush, first lift the scrub
deck by pressing down on the deck
lift pedal . Make sure the pedal is in
the “home” position shown below.
2. Momentarily turn the key (1 to 2
seconds) to the “Brush Unload” position then let the key return to the
off (O) position.
3. When done correctly the brush
should release from the scrub deck
and fall to the floor.
CAUTION: Make sure scrub deck is clear of all personnel
and obstructions before operating Brush Unload.
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Notes
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Notes
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After Use
After Use
1. When finished scrubbing, lift the scrub deck and turn the solution lever off. Lift the rear squeegee. Move the machine
to a service area for daily maintenance and review items that may need service.
2. Empty the solution tank by disconnecting the solution tank drain hose from the barb fitting and routing hose to a
drain. Rinse the tank with clean water to prevent any buildup of dried chemicals that could clog the plumbing inside the
recovery tank, and the drain hose cap..
3. Empty and clean the recovery tank by flushing with a hose. Be sure to also clean the float shut off screen.
4. Remove the brushe or pad holder and rinse them in warm water and hang to dry.
5. Remove the rear squeegee, rinse with warm water and reinstall after cleaning.
6. Check the maintenance schedule in the next section and perform any required maintenance before storing the
machine.
7. Store the machine indoors in a clean dry place. Keep from freezing. Leave solution and recovery tank lids open for
ventilation to prevent odor buildup.
8. Turn Key switch OFF (O) and remove key.
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Maintenance
Daily
Charge Batteries
Check/Clean Tanks
& Hoses
Check/Clean the
Brush/Pad
Check/Clean the
Squeegee
Check/Clean
Vacuum Shut-Off
F loat in Recovery
T ank
W eekly
Check Each
Battery Cell(s)
W ater Level
Check/Clean brush
deck skirt
Check/Clean
Solution Filter
Mon thly
Lubrication –
G rease Fittings
Yearly
Check Carbon
Brushes
Have a qualified service technician check the vacuum motor carbon motor brushes once a year or after 300 operating hours.
The brush motor and transaxle motor carbon brushes should be checked every 500 hours or once a year.
NOTE: Refer to the Service Manual for more detail on maintenance and service repairs.
Regularly scheduled lubrication of certain machine parts should be performed to insure trouble-free operation of the
machine. Apply a generous amount of grease into the fittings on the rear caster swivel (2) until grease seeps out around the
bearings.
Apply lubricant or light machine oil to lubricate the:
• Pivot mounting point of the rear squeegee to the chassis (1)
• Rear squeegee caster wheel axle (2)
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Poor water pick-up
Poor scrubbing performance
Inadequate solution flow or
no solution to the floor
Machine does not operate
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Possible Cause
Worn or torn squeegee blades
Recovery tank full
Recovery tank drain hose leak
Recovery tank lid gasket leak
Debris caught in squeegee
Vacuum hose clogged
Using too much solution
Recovery hose to squeegee or recovery
tank disconnected or damaged
Worn brush
Wrong brush or cleaning chemical
Debris caught on scrub brush
Moving machine too fast
Not using enough solution
Low battery charge
Retaining ring on brush motor shaft not
in groove
Solution tank empty
Solution lines, valves, or filter clogged
Solution Lever in down position
Tripped Control Power circuit breaker
Batteries have low charge
Battery charger operating
Remedy
Rotate or replace blades
Empty recovery tank
Secure drain hose cap or replace
Replace gasket lid cover properly
Clean squeegee
Remove debris and flush hose
Adjust solution control lever
Reconnect or replace recovery hose
Replace brush or pad
Consult Minuteman
Remove debris
Slow down
Adjust solution flow setting
Recharge batteries
Remove brush hub assembly and
slide ring into groove
Fill solution tank
Flush lines and clean solution filter.
Move lever up
Reset Breaker
Recharge Batteries
Unplug battery charger when charge
is complete
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Recovery tank full
Excessive foaming in recovery tank.
Remedy
Empty recovery tank
Empty recovery tank.
Use less or change chemical.
Vacuum motor does not turn
on
Brush does not unload
Carbon Brushes worn
Vacuum switch disconnected
Tripped vacuum motor circuit breaker
Broken vacuum limit switch
Squeegee in raised position
Foot pedal not in “home” position
Tripped brush motor circuit breaker
Broken brush motor switch
Damaged brush block or drive hub
Retaining ring on brush motor shaft not
in groove
Use defoaming agent.
Replace carbon brushes
Connect wiring
Reset breaker
Replace switch by squeegee lift lever
Lower squeegee
Place pedal in notch
Reset breaker
Replace switch
Replace
Remove brush hub assembly and
slide ring into groove
Charger Warning Indicators
LED Status
Warning
RED LED lamp blink once
RED LED lamp blink twice
Description
Output open circuit or short circuit or reverse polarity connection of
charger to battery. Battery voltage is too high (may be connected to
wrong voltage battery).
Abnormal cycle (may be weak or bad battery)
Charging time has safety timed out due to battery problem.
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Minuteman International Made Simple Commercial Limited Warranty
REVISION F EFFECTIVE 6/1/2009
Minuteman International, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser/user that the product is free from defects in workmanship and materials
under normal use. Minuteman will, at its option, repair or replace without charge, parts that fail under normal use and service when operated
and maintained in accordance with the applicable operation and instruction manuals. All warranty claims must be submitted through and
approved by factory authorized repair stations.
This warranty does not apply to normal wear, or to items whose life is dependent on their use and care, such as belts, cords, switches, hoses,
rubber parts, electrical motor components or adjustments. Parts manufactured by Minuteman are covered by and subject to the warranties
and/or guarantees of their manufacturers. Please contact Minuteman for procedures in warranty claims against these manufacturers.
Special warning to purchaser — Use of replacement filters and/or prefilters not manufactured by Minuteman or its designated licensees, will
void all warranties expressed or implied. A potential health hazard exists without original equipment replacement.
All warranted items become the sole property of Minuteman or its original manufacturer, whichever the case may be.
Minuteman disclaims any implied warranty, including the warranty of merchantability and the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.
Minuteman assumes no responsibility for any special, incidental or consequential damages.
This limited warranty is applicable only in the U.S.A. and Canada, and is extended only to the original user/purchaser of this product.
Customers outside the U.S.A. and Canada should contact their local distributor for export warranty policies. Minuteman is not responsible for
costs or repairs performed by persons other than those specifically authorized by Minuteman. This warranty does not apply to damage from
transportation, alterations by unauthorized persons, misuse or abuse of the equipment, use of non-compatible chemicals, or damage to
property, or loss of income due to malfunctions of the product.
If a difficulty develops with this machine, you should contact the dealer from whom it was purchased.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of special, incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
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Cord Electric Group: Three years parts, two years labor, ninety days travel (Not to exceed two hours)
Exceptions……….
Model
Parts
Labor
Poly
Travel
Port A Scrub
MPV 13
MPV 14 & 18
V Series Upright Vacuums
Rapid Air Blower
Explosion Proof Vacuum
X12, X12H & TRS 14
E17 & E20 Electric Scrubbers
1 yr
1 yr
2 yrs
1 yr
1 yr
1 yr
1 yr
1 yr
6 months
0
1 yr
1yr
1 yr
1 yr
1 yr
6 months
10 yrs
0
0
0
10 yrs
0
10 yrs
10 yrs
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Pneumatic Vacuums
3 yr
1 yr
0
0
Description
Parts
Labor
Poly
Travel
Battery Operated Group
Sweepers
Internal Combustion Group
3 yrs
1 yr
1 yr
2 yrs
1 yr
1 yr
10
10
10
90 days
90 days
90 days
Not to exceed two hours
Exception: PAS 14B
Battery Chargers:
Replacement Parts:
Batteries:
Polyethylene Plastic Tanks:
1 yr
1 yr
10 yr
0
One year replacement
Ninety days
0-3 months replacement, 4-12 months pro-rate
Tanks have 10yr warranty, no additional labor
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Minuteman International · 14N845 U.S. Route 20 · Pingree Grove, Illinois 60140 USA
Phone 800-323-9420 · Fax 800-422-6933
www.minutemanintl.com
A Member of the Hako Group
988720UM
Rev C 12/09