PRESS
PW3000
WASHER
INDUSTRIAL GASOLINE PRESSURE WASHER
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE
ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THIS OPERATOR’S MANUAL BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THE PRODUCT. THIS EQUIPMENT IS
POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS AND COULD CAUSE PHYSICAL
INJURY OR EVEN DEATH IF IMPROPERLY USED.
UNTIL READING
WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT UNTIL READING AND UNDERSTANDING OPERATOR’S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety ................................................................................................................................................................................................2
Specifications ....................................................................................................................................................................................8
Operation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................5
Maintenance and Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................................................6
Warranty .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the level of risk associated
with this product
Indicates a hazard which, if not avoided WILL result in death or
serious injury.
Indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
Indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in minor or
moderate injury.
Read and Understand
Operator’s Manual
Toxic Fumes
Wet Conditions Alert
Wear Eye Protection
Explosion
Fire
Hot Surfaces
Proper Lifting
Injection Risk
Kickback
Electric Shock
Chemical Burns
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Manufacturer shall not be responsible for any
consequences resulting from improper use of this
equipment. The operator is required to read the
entire contents of this manual before attempting to
operate the unit. If the operator does not
completely understand the instructions and all of the
hazards of operating this unit after reading this
manual, operator must call the factory to answer
these questions to operator’s complete satisfaction
before proceeding. 1-800-845-4141
• Read and completely understand entire
contents of this operator’s manual and become
familiar with the unit before attempting to start
using this equipment! It is your responsibility to know
its applications, limitations, and hazards! Call the
factory with any questions.
•
User accepts responsibility for injuries
and/o r d a m a g e resulting from o t he r
applications.
•
Follow All codes for the safe operation of this
equipment, both local and federal (United States
occupational safety and health - OSHA).
•
Only people that are well acquainted with the rules
of safe operation should use the compressor.
•
KEEP children away from the unit.
•
Wear safety glasses and hearing protection.
•
Do not stand on the unit or attempt use it as a hand
hold.
•
Inspect the entire system for leakage, weaknesses,
damage or deterioration before each use.
•
Replace or repair any defective parts before using.
• A minimum of three (3) feet of clearance on all
sides is required.
•
Do not fill gas tank if engine is hot. Do NOT fill the gas
tank indoors.
• This unit is only to be used for its intended purpose;
any other applications could void warranty.
•
The engine governor is preset. Do not tamper with the
setting. Excessively fast speeds will severely shorten
the life of the engine and may be hazardous.
!!! FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY
!!!
Never use this unit inside any building, enclosure or enclosed area with poor ventilation. No
modifications will eliminate the danger of possible carbon monoxide poisoning, fire, or explosion.
!!! WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS! ! !
The warnings and cautions in this manual, on decals and tags on the unit are not all inclusive. It
would be or servicing this unit by any procedure not recommended by the manufacturer may
render this equipment unsafe and may pose a threat to you or others.
! WARNING!
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals
known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth
defects and other reproductive harm
! WARNING!
California Proposition 65 Warning:
!!!!
REVIEW THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY
!!!
FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITHIN THIS MANUAL. THIS EQUIPMENT CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AND SEVERE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IF OPERATED
NEGLIGENTLY OR INCORRECTLY. PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS,
WARNINGS AND NOTICES.
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Maintenance
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories are
known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth
defects and other reproductive harm.
EQUIPMENT SPECIFIC WARNINGS
Read the entire important safety information section at the
beginning of this manual including all text under subheadings
therein therefore set up or use of this product.
Your Pressure Washer, Model PPW-3000 is a gasoline operated device that converts a water source
flow into extremely high pressure. The unit is portable and mobile. The gasoline engine makes it
possible to use the unit in remote areas that are void of electrical power if needed.
Pressure washer cleaning solvents can be mixed into the pressurized stream to make the cleaning
even more powerful.
The powerful spray is capable of causing damage to wooden surfaces, glass, automobile paint and trim
and delicate objects such as flowers or shrubs. Check the item to be cleaned before directing the
pressurized spray. Adjust the stream to accommodate the subject to be washed.
.
• The following safety precautions must be observed • Inspect the entire system FOR leakage,
at all times because the pressure washer and
weaknesses, damage OR deterioration before
components make up a high pressure system.
each use.
•
Do not operate the product while under the
• Follow all codes FOR The safe operation OF this
influence of drugs, alcohol, or any medication.
equipment both local and federal (united states
occupational safety and health OSHA).
• Replace OR repair any defective parts before
using.
• Only people that are well acquainted with t he
rules of safe operation should use the unit.
• Check all fasteners regularly.
• Read and understand all manuals and • Check the work area before each use. Remove
instructions included with the pressure washer
all objects such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire,
before attempting to use it.
or string which can be thrown or become entangled
• To reduce the risk of injury, keep children and
in the machine.
visitors away. All visitors should wear safety
glasses and be kept a safe distance from work • DO not touch hot surfaces.
area.
• Shut OFF The pressure washer immediately if it
• Always wear eye protection with side shields
begins TO vibrate excessively.
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Following
•
DO NOT fill the gas tank indoors and wipe off any
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal
spilled gas before attempting to start the pressure
injury.
washer.
• Do not stand on the unit or attempt to use it as a
• STOP engine before leaving the area. Never
hand hold.
leave a running unit unattended.
• Do not make adjustments to washer while engine is
running. This pump is designed to handle • Always relieve pressure after engine has
stopped!
nonvolatile, nonflammable liquids and noncorrosive liquids.
• Remove spark plug wire while inspecting unit to keep
the unit from inadvertently restarting.
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing,
gloves, neckties, or jewelry. They can get caught
• Allow unit to completely cool before storing.
and draw you into moving parts. Rubber gloves
• DO not operate washer without proper water
and nonskid footwear are recommended. Also
supply.
wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
•
Hold the handle and wand securely with both
hands. Expect the trigger handle to kick back
when the trigger is pulled due to reactive forces.
Failure to hold securely can cause loss of control
and injury.
•
WARNING: High pressure jets can be
dangerous if subject to misuse. The jet must not
be directed at persons, animals, electrical devices,
or the machine itself.
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INSPECTION AND START UP
INSPECT YOUR PRESSURE WASHER CAREFULLY FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY HAVE OCCURRED DURING
TRANSIT. BE SURE TO INSPECT AND TIGHTEN ALL BOLTS, SCREWS, AND FITTINGS BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO START THE UNIT.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPERATE A DAMAGED UNIT. IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR
PROPERTY DAMAGE!
START-UP
LUBRICATION (SEE ENGINE MANUAL)
• Check the oil prior to each operation per the engine
manual.
The trigger gun traps high water pressure, even
when engine is stopped. Relieve trapped water
pressure in the pump, hose and trigger gun by
squeezing the trigger AFTER the engine has
completely stopped.
• Properly fill engine with gas and oil. (See engine
Manual)
• If desired, connect the soap line to the soap intake
connection and place hose end in soap supply.
• Connect the water supply to the water intake.
• Connect the high pressure hose to the trigger gun
and pump.
• Turn the inlet water hose fully to the “ON” position.
Assure no kinks in the hoses.
NEVER direct water stream toward people, pets, or any
electrical device.
• Before starting the engine, squeeze the trigger to
allow the water to fill the pump.
• Start the engine per the supplied engine manual.
Do not use any attachments or accessories not
recommended by the manufacturer. The use of
attachments or accessories that are NOT recommended
can result in serious injury or damage to the equipment.
•
The high pressure stream of water that this
equipment produces can cut through skin and its
underlying tissues, leading to serious injury and
possible amputation
•
The trigger gun traps high water pressure, even
when engine is stopped. Relieve trapped water
pressure in the pump, hose and trigger gun by
squeezing the trigger AFTER the engine has
completely stopped.
•
DO NOT allow children to operate pressure washer
•
Never repair high pressure hose. Replace it.
•
Never repair leaking connections with sealant of
any kind. Replace o-rings and seals.
•
Never connect high pressure hose to the extension
wand.
NEVER try to disconnect any water connections
without first turning the unit OFF, turning the inlet
water OFF and relieving all trapped pressure!
•
Always point spray gun in safe direction, press red
button and Squeeze spray gun trigger TO release
high pressure every time you STOP engine
•
Never aim spray gun at people, animals, OR plants.
•
Do not secure spray gun in open position
•
Do not leave machine unattended.
•
Never use a spray gun which does not have a
trigger lock OR trigger guard in place and in
working order.
•
Always assure spray gun, nozzles and accessories
are correctly attached.
•
Do NOT spray electrical devices with water.
•
For outdoor use only.
•
Empty the fuel tank and restrain the pressure
washer from moving prior to transporting in a
vehicle.
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Maintenance
WARNING
•
•
If the engine does not start, after each pull of the
recoil starter squeeze the trigger to relieve trapped
pressure before attempting to start the engine.
FAQ
Safety
The unit will not START.
Check gasoline supply. Check spark plug. Check
engine oil. See engine Manual
How can I apply soap or chemicals?
The wand must be in the low pressure setting. Chemical
hose must be attached to the pump and fully submerged
in the chemical supply. *See Page 6
AM I not getting enough pressure?
Water supply must provide a minimum of 5 gallons per
minute at 40 p.s.i. Check all hoses for kinks or leaks.
The spray nozzle could be blocked or partially obstructed.
How can I safely fill the fuel tank?
Only add gasoline to a cool engine. If the unit has been in
operation, it should be allowed to sufficiently cool and
assure the unit is outdoors with adequate ventilation.
.What should I do if spray penetrates my skin?
Do not treat it as a simple cut. Amputation, blindness or
other serious injury could result. Consult a physician
immediately. Be sure to inform the physician if soap or a
chemical solution was used. Take the label on the
chemical solution to the physician if possible to aid in
proper diagnosis.
What soaps or chemicals can I use?
Only products designed for pressure washer use.
Do not use caustic liquids!
Setup
Assure the pressure washer has a continuous flow
of water at all times. Hoses must be a minimum
diameter of 5/8” and a maximum length of 50 feet.
Operating the unit with the water supply turned off may
result in equipment damage. Never allow the unit to run
more than one (1) minute without pulling the trigger for
water to flow through the pump and eject heated water
from the pump.
Operation
Fuel tank should never be filled indoors. Avoid
spilling fuel on hot engine and allow engine to cool
completely before fueling. Never fill fuel tank when
engine is running or when hot. Do not light a
cigarette or smoke when filling the fuel tank.
Gasoline vapors are highly explosive.
BEFORE EACH USE
Check the engine oil level and the gasoline supply. Check
all hose connections before attempting to start the engine.
Do not run the engine on low oil.
STORAGE
1. Allow engine and pump parts to cool. Clean and wipe
down entire unit.
2. Disconnect hose and wand and hang with open end
down to allow liquid to drain.
3. Before storing the use of a pressure washer pump
conditioner - winterizer is recommended.
4. Do not allow pump to freeze with water inside the
pump.
Engine and pressure washer parts may be
hot even if the unit is not running.
NEVER direct water stream toward people, pets, or any
electrical device.
The trigger gun traps high water pressure, even
when engine is stopped. Relieve trapped water
pressure in the pump, hose and trigger gun by
squeezing the trigger AFTER the engine has
completely stopped.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) gas is odorless, colorless and
is lethal. It is emitted by all internal combustion
engines. NEVER operate this unit inside a building,
garage or near windows and doors.
•
•
NEVER repair high pressure hose. Replace it.
Replacement hose and trigger gun
rating MUST exceed maximum
pressure rating of unit.
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Stored batteries give off explosive hydrogen gas
while recharging.
An explosive mixture will
remain around the battery for a period of time
after it has completed recharging. Any spark can
ignite the hydrogen and cause an explosion.
Such an explosion can shatter the battery and
cause blindness or other serious injury.
Figure 3
Figure 4
Avoid smoking, open flames, sparks or any other
source of heat around a battery. Wear protective
goggles, rubber apron and rubber gloves when
working around a battery. Battery electrolyte
fluids are an extremely corrosive sulfuric acid
solution than can cause severe burns. If a spill
occurs, immediately flush with clear water.
Never short the battery terminals!
Electrical short, shock, burns or
explosion will occur!
Figure 6
Fuel Valve on
Figure 5
Choke in start position
Fuel Valve on
Figure 7
Manual start only
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Figure 8
Increase RPM
Figure 9
Decrease RPM
Starting the unit with electric start
 Unit is shipped with the battery cables
disconnected.
o Attach positive (red) lead first.
o Attach negative (black) lead last.
 Rotate the fuel valve to the “on”
position.(figure 4 or 5)
 Move the choke to the “closed” or “start”
position. (Figure 5 or 9 depending on the
type of engine. Consult your engine manual)
 Assure the throttle is pushed to the left.
(figure 8)
 Turn key to the “start” position. See figure 6
 Once engine starts, return key to the “run”
position.
 Move choke to the “open” or run position.
.
Stopping the engine
 Rotate key or ignition switch
counterclockwise to the off position.
 Rotate the fuel valve to the closed position
for storage, maintenance or transportation.
 Disconnect battery for storage or
maintenance.
Starting the unit with manual start
 Rotate the fuel valve to the “on”
position.(figure 4 or 5)
 Move the choke to the “closed” or “start”
position. (figure 5 or 9 depending on the type
of engine. Consult your engine manual)
 Assure the throttle is pushed to the left.
(figure 8)
 Move the choke to the “closed” or start
position.
 Turn key to the “on” position. See figure 5 or
rotate ignition switch to the right as shown in
figure 7.
 Pull starter grip slowly until resistance is felt.
 Pull cord briskly
 Return starter cord gently into the recoil
housing.
 Move choke to the “open” or run position.
.
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SOAP OPERATIONS
Prior to starting your pressure washer attach the soap/chemical injection hose to the pressure washer
pump as shown in Figure xx. The pump will automatically mix the solution at the 20:1 ratio. No
mixing is necessary. Do NOT use chlorine bleach or other caustic solutions. It will void your
warranty. To activate your Pressure Washer for cleaning purposes you must have your unit in
the Low position. Low position is obtained by first locating the discharge cap (see figure #1).
On the discharge cap there is an arrow that has two settings on it, low and high. Set your
discharge cap to the low position and you are ready for soap application. Use only pressure
washer safe detergents and soaps. Follow all manufacturer instructions.
* Your soap application will only work in the low position*
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
High Pressure hose Connection
Trigger Lock
Trigger
M22 connection for extension wand
Extension wand
Nozzle
Cleaning the high pressure nozzle:
 Turn the pressure washer OFF.
 Turn the water source OFF.
 Relieve all pressure from the high
pressure gun and wand in a safe manner.
 Lock trigger as shown above in item 2
 Using the provided nozzle cleaning tool or
a small paper clip, insert the tip into the
nozzle orifice. It may be necessary to
disconnect the high pressure gun from the
extension wand and after cleaning the tip,
wash the nozzle out with a garden hose.
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Nozzle cleaning tool
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Engine is running but no water is
flowing.
Engine runs good until loads are
connected, then bogs down.
Engine will not start or engine starts
but runs rough.
Cause
Solution
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Turn supply water “on”.
2. Unwind hose and remove kinks.
3. Remove garden hose from pump;
clean the stainless steel mesh screen.
4. Unclog nozzle per
instructions.
5. Replace pump, Contact CUSTOMER
SERVICE 1-800-845-4141
1. High pressure nozzle is clogged.
2. Defective pump.
3. Engine speed is too slow.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Engine shuts down during Operation.
Pump leaks water
Water is turned off.
Hose is kinked
Inlet filter is stopped up.
Nozzle is plugged.
Pump seals are damaged
1. Unclog nozzle per
instructions.
2. Contact CUSTOMER SERVICE 1800-845-4141
3. Increase engine speed per
engine manual.
Turn On/Off switch to “on”
Clean air filter
Fill fuel tank
Drain fuel tank into an approved
container and refill with fresh fuel.
5. Read and follow directions
6. Drain fuel tank into an approved
container and refill with fresh fuel.
7. Move speed control to the “run”
position
8. Add oil to the proper level
9. Contact CUSTOMER SERVICE 1800-845-4141
10. Clean carburetor
.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Contact CUSTOMER SERVICE 1800-845-4141
3. Add oil to proper level.
On/Off Switch is turned ‘OFF’.
Dirty air cleaner.
Out of fuel.
Stale fuel.
Not enough speed or force is used
for recoil start.
Water in fuel.
Speed control is not set to
“Run”.
Low Oil Level.
Engine has lost compression.
Clogged carburetor
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Out of fuel.
2. Fault in engine.
3. Engine oil level is low.
1.
2.
1. The water temperature inside
the pump has exceeded the
set limit; squeeze the trigger
to allow cool water to flow
thru the pump. Do not allow
pressure washer to idle for
extended periods.
2. Replace pump, Contact CUSTOMER
SERVICE 1-800-845-4141
Thermal Release Valve leaks
water.
Pump seals or valves are worn.
3.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
DAILY
Check Oil Level
x
Check For Oil Leaks
x
MONTHLY
6 MONTHS
YEARLY
x
x
Replace Air Filter
x
Change Oil
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WARRANTY
American Fab equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of
one year after date of purchase. Normal wear and tear items which have exhausted the useful life of a part
such as spray wand, nozzles, trigger handle, supply hoses and quick couplers are not covered. The engine
is warranted for a period of TWO years.
SPECIFICATIONS
EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS
PUMP SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Type
Gasoline
RPM
3500 RPM
Fuel
86 octane or higher,
10% ethanol maximum
Fuel Capacity
(see engine manual)
Battery Type (electric start 12 volt 12AH/20HR
only)
sealed lead acid
Starting System
Pull Start and/or
electric start
Dimensions (inches)
L-36” W-21 1/2” H-25”
Net Weight
76 LBS
Equipment Warranty
1 year
Engine Warranty
2 year
PSI
3000psi
Gallons Per Minute
2.5 gpm
Soap Pickup
Yes 20:1 dilution
Manufactured by:
American Fab Inc.
P.O. Box 1027
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Customer Service: 1-800-845-4141
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