Harbor Freight Tools 2433 User's Manual

PRESSURE WASHER
1800 PSI
Model 02433
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
®
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Manual revised 02/05; 06/05; 08/05
Contents
Unpacking ................................................................................2
Specifications ..........................................................................3
Safety ..................................................................................... 3-9
General Safety Rules....................................................................... 3
Specific Safety Rules ...................................................................... 6
Grounding......................................................................................... 8
Assembly ................................................................................10
Controls And Setup ................................................................12
Operation ................................................................................15
Operating Tips ........................................................................16
Inspection, Maintenance, And Cleaning...............................18
Parts Lists And Diagrams ................................................... 19-21
Parts List A / Assembly Diagram A .............................................. 19
Parts List B / Assembly Diagram B .............................................. 20
Parts List C / Assembly Diagram C .............................................. 21
Troubleshooting .....................................................................22
UNPACKING
When unpacking, check to make sure all the parts shown on the Parts Lists on
pages 19-21 are included. If any parts are missing or broken, please call Harbor Freight
Tools at the number shown on the cover of this manual as soon as possible.
Remove the foam packing block underneath the Top Shell (4A) before assembling
or using the Washer.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Description
Electrical Requirements
120 V / 60 Hz / 13 AMPs
3-Prong GFCI Power Plug
31 Ft. Long Power Cord
Water Pressure
1,800 PSI
Flow Rate
2.1 Gallons Per Minute
Water Supply Required
3-4 GPM minimum
Hose Length
19 Ft.
Lance Total Length
33-1/8" (Adjustable)
Turbo Nozzle Length
31-1/4"
Brush Length
27-5/8"
Gun Lance Length
13-3/8"
Additional Feature
Safety Lock Off Trigger
Weight
36 Lbs.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in
electric shock, fire, and/or serious injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
1.
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark work areas invite
accidents.
2.
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence
of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite
the dust or fumes.
3.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY
1.
Grounded tools must be plugged into an outlet properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all codes and ordinances. Never remove the grounding
prong or modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs. Check
with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly
grounded. If the tools should electrically malfunction or break down, grounding
provides a low resistance path to carry electricity away from the user.
2.
Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges,
and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
grounded.
3.
Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
4.
Do not abuse the Power Cord. Never use the Power Cord to carry the tools or
pull the Plug from an outlet. Keep the Power Cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges, or moving parts. Replace damaged Power Cords immediately. Damaged
Power Cords increase the risk of electric shock.
5.
When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked
“W-A” or “W”. These extension cords are rated for outdoor use, and reduce the risk
of electric shock.
PERSONAL SAFETY
1.
Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating
a power tool. Do not use a power tool while tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
2.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep
your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry,
or long hair can be caught in moving parts.
3.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure the Power Switch is off before plugging in.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the Power Switch, or plugging in power
tools with the Power Switch on, invites accidents.
4.
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key that is left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
5.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing
and balance enables better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
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6.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Nonskid safety shoes, hard
hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions. Always wear
ANSI approved safety impact goggles and thick rubber boots during use and
maintenance.
TOOL USE AND CARE
1.
Use clamps (not included) or other practical ways to secure and support a
smaller workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your
body is unstable and may lead to loss of control.
2.
Do not force the tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool
will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
3.
Do not use the power tool if the Power Switch does not turn it on or off. Any
tool that cannot be controlled with the Power Switch is dangerous and must be
replaced.
4.
Disconnect the Power Cord Plug from the power source before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
5.
Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
6.
Maintain tools with care. Keep tools clean. Properly maintained tools are easier
to control. Do not use a damaged tool. Tag damaged tools “Do not use” until repaired.
7.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and
any other condition that may affect the tool’s operation. If damaged, have the
tool serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained
tools.
8.
Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your
model. Accessories that may be suitable for one tool may become hazardous when
used on another tool.
SERVICE
1.
Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
2.
When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions
in the “Inspection, Maintenance, And Cleaning” section of this manual. Use of
unauthorized parts or failure to follow maintenance instructions may create a risk of
electric shock or injury.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
1.
Maintain a safe working environment. Keep the work area well lit. Make sure
there is adequate surrounding workspace. Always keep the work area free of
obstructions, grease, oil, trash, and other debris. Do not use the Pressure Washer in
areas near flammable chemicals, dusts, and vapors.
2.
Maintain labels and nameplates on the Pressure Washer. These carry important
information. If unreadable or missing, contact Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
3.
WARNING! Risk of injection or severe injury. Keep clear of Nozzle. Do not
direct discharge stream at people or animals. Keep the work area clear of all
people and animals.
4.
Use the right product for the right job. There are certain applications for which
this product was designed. Do not use small equipment, tools, or attachments to do
the work of larger industrial equipment, tools, or attachments. Do not use this product
for a purpose for which it was not intended.
5.
This product must continuously run with cold water only. Never use hot water.
Dry running will cause serious damage to the seals. Make sure the water supply
used for the Pressure Washer is not dirty, sandy, and does not contain any corrosive
chemical products.
6.
To avoid electrical shock, never start and run the Pressure Washer in the rain.
Never allow water to leak inside the Body of the Pressure Washer. Do not direct
discharge stream at the Pressure Washer itself or at other live electrical equipment.
7.
Do not allow the GFCI Plug (11A) to become wet. Always place the GFCI Plug
in a dry location and as far away as possible from the object being sprayed.
Keep all electrical connections dry and off the ground.
8.
When using the Pressure Washer, always maintain a firm grip on the Wash
Gun (5A) with both hands. Squeezing the Trigger of the Wash Gun causes a kickback
force.
9.
Do not pull or carry the Power Washer by its Power Cord (11A), or pull the Cord
around sharp corners or edges. Do not unplug the Power Washer by pulling on
the Cord. Keep the Cord away from heated surfaces.
10.
Do not handle the GFCI Plug (11A) with wet hands.
11.
Avoid unintentional starting. Make sure you are prepared to begin work before
turning on the Pressure Washer.
12.
The work area should have adequate drainage to reduce the possibility of a
fall due to slippery surfaces.
13.
This Pressure Washer is intended for outdoor residential use only.
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14.
Some chemicals or detergents may be harmful if inhaled or ingested. Use an
ANSI approved respirator or mask whenever there is a chance that vapors may be
inhaled.
15.
Keep the High Pressure Hose connected to the Pressure Washer and Spray
Gun while the system is pressurized. Disconnecting the Pressure Hose while
the unit is pressurized is dangerous, and may cause injury.
16.
Prior to starting the Pressure Washer in cold weather, check all of the parts of
the unit to make sure ice has not formed. Do not store the unit anywhere that the
temperature will fall below 32° F (0° C). (See “Inspection, Maintenance, and
Cleaning” section for proper storage procedures.)
17.
Do not feed already-pressurized water (such as that from another pressure
washer) into this washer.
18.
When dispensing detergent, apply the detergent to the cleaning area at low
pressure only. Then, spray the detergent off the cleaning area by using the
adjustable Nozzle. NOTICE: Detergent dispensing only works when the spray wand
is in the low-pressure position.
19.
The high pressure water flow can damage the work surface if not used properly.
Always test the spray in an open area first.
20.
Never move the Pressure Washer by pulling on the High Pressure Hose. Use
the Handle provided on the top of the unit.
21.
Never leave the Pressure Washer unattended when it is plugged into an
electrical outlet. Turn off the Pressure Washer, and unplug it from its electrical
outlet before leaving.
22.
If water is leaking out of the Pressure Washer immediately shut off the unit.
Unplug the Pressure Washer, and discharge all pressure before tightening fittings
or having repair work done by a qualified technician.
23.
WARNING! People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s) before
using this product. Operation of electrical equipment in close proximity to a heart
pacemaker could cause interference or failure of the pacemaker.
24.
WARNING! The warnings and precautions discussed in this manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood
by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built
into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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GROUNDING
WARNING!
Improperly connecting the grounding wire can result in the risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is
properly grounded. Do not modify the power cord plug provided with
the tool. Never remove the grounding prong from the plug. Do not use the
tool if the power cord or plug is damaged. If damaged, have it repaired by
a service facility before use. If the plug will not fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
GROUNDED TOOLS: TOOLS WITH THREE PRONG PLUGS
1.
Tools marked with “Grounding Required” have a three wire cord and three prong
grounding plug. The plug must be connected to a properly grounded outlet. If the
tool should electrically malfunction or break down, grounding provides a low
resistance path to carry electricity away from the user, reducing the risk of electric
shock. (See Figure A, next page.)
2.
The grounding prong in the plug is connected through the green wire inside the
cord to the grounding system in the tool. The green wire in the cord must be the only
wire connected to the tool’s grounding system and must never be attached to an
electrically “live” terminal. (See Figure A.)
3.
Your tool must be plugged into an appropriate outlet, properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all codes and ordinances. The plug and outlet should look like
that in the following illustration. (See Figure A.)
3-PRONG PLUG
ELECTRICAL OUTLET
FIGURE A
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EXTENSION CORDS
1.
Grounded tools require a three wire extension cord.
2.
As the distance from the supply outlet increases, you must use a heavier gauge
extension cord. Using extension cords with inadequately sized wire causes a serious
drop in voltage, resulting in loss of power and possible tool damage. (See Table A.)
3.
The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cord. For
example, a 14 gauge cord can carry a higher current than a 16 gauge cord.
WARNING! Do not use 16 or 18 AWG extension cords on this product.
4.
When using more than one extension cord to make up the total length, make sure
each cord contains at least the minimum wire size required. (See Table A.)
5.
If you are using one extension cord for more than one tool, add the nameplate
amperes and use the sum to determine the required minimum cord size.
(See Table A.)
6.
If you are using an extension cord outdoors, make sure it is marked with the suffix
“W-A” (“W” in Canada) to indicate it is acceptable for outdoor use.
7.
Make sure your extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
Always replace a damaged extension cord or have it repaired by a qualified
electrician before using it. Protect your extension cords from sharp objects, excessive
heat, and damp or wet areas.
Table A
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE FOR POWER CORDS* (120 V)
NAMEPLATE AMPERES
(At Full Load)
POWER CORD LENGTH
25
Feet
50
Feet
12.1 - 16.0
14
12
16.1 - 20.0
12
10
OVER 50 FEET
Extension Cords must
NOT be used.
* Based on limiting the line voltage drop to five volts at 150% of the rated amperes.
SYMBOLOGY
Table B
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE: For additional information regarding the parts discussed in the following pages,
refer to the Assembly Diagrams on pages 19-21.
1.
Check the Inlet Strainer for any blockage, including packaging debris. The Pressure
Washer may be shipped with a plastic plug in the Inlet.
2.
If you have not already done so, remove the foam packing block underneath the Top
Shell (4A).
3.
Position the rear of the Handle (1A) above the rear of the Pressure Washer body.
Insert the Valve located at the bottom of the Handle into the Suction Tube located at
the top of the Pressure Washer body. Make sure that the Suction tube does not bend
or get pinched during assembly. Lower the Handle fully onto the Pressure Washer
Body. Then secure the Handle to the Pressure Washer body, using the four Screws
(12A) provided. (See Figure D.)
REAR
VIEW
HANDLE (1A)
VALVE
SUCTION TUBE
SCREW (12A)
SCREW (12A)
SCREW (12A)
SCREW (12A)
FIGURE D
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4.
Insert the Spray Wand (9C) or Turbo Wand (33C) into the Spray Wand Extension
(8C), and twist the Wand into the Extension until the Wand locks in place. Pull the
Wand to make certain it is secure. (See Figure E.)
SPRAY WAND EXTENSION (8C)
SPRAY WAND (9C)
TURBO WAND (33C)
5.
FIGURE E
If using the Brush Wand (34C), insert the Brush Wand into the Brush Adapter (35C)
and twist the Wand into the Adapter until the Wand locks in place. Then insert the
Adapter into the Spray Wand Extension (8C), and twist the Adapter into the Extension
until the Adapter locks in place. Pull the Wand to make certain it is secure. The
Brush Wand is used to apply detergent at low pressure. (See Figure F.)
BRUSH WAND (34C)
SPRAY WAND EXTENSION (8C)
BRUSH ADAPTER (35C)
FIGURE F
6.
Attach the High Pressure Hose (24C) to the left/lower side of the Pressure Washer.
Attach the female part of the Quick Connector Set (36C) to the right/ lower side of
the Pressure Washer. Screw the male part of the Quick Connector Set onto a heavy
duty garden hose (not included). Then, attach the male part of the Quick Connector
Set to the female part of the Quick Connector Set. (See Figure G.)
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
LEFT SIDE VIEW
HIGH PRESSURE HOSE
(24C)
FEMALE
QUICK COUPLER
(36C)
MALE
QUICK COUPLER
(36C)
HEAVY DUTY
HOSE
(NOT INCLUDED)
FIGURE G
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CONTROLS AND SETUP
Note: Familiarize yourself with the location and function of all of the machines
controls before proceeding to setup of the machine.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1.
The Pressure Washer features an automatic On/Off Micro Switch (42B). The
Motor (3A) of the Pressure Washer does not run continuously, but only when the
Trigger (21C) is squeezed. When spraying water through the unit stops, the Motor
will automatically shut off.
2.
The Pressure Washer features a 3Prong, Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) Power Plug (11A).
RESET
The GFCI Power Plug provides BUTTON
RED
additional protection from the risk of
INDICATOR
TEST
electrical shock. Make sure that the BUTTON
Trigger (21C) is released before
plugging in. Plug the GFCI Power
Plug into a grounded, 120 volt,
electrical outlet. Press the TEST
button and then the RESET button.
The indicator on the Power Plug
should appear red. If the indicator is
not red, have the power plug inspected
GFCI POWER PLUG (11A)
by a qualified electrician. Should
FIGURE H
replacement of the GFCI Power Plug
become necessary, only a qualified technician should perform the service. Never
attempt to alter or disable the GFCI Power Plug. (See Figure H.)
3.
The Pressure Washer is equipped
with a Trigger Safety Lock (26C).
When the Tr igger (21C) is not
squeezed, the Safety Lock should be
pressed all the way in to help prevent
children from using the tool. To
disengage the Safety Lock, press the
opposite side. (See Figure I.)
4.
SAFETY
TRIGGER LOCK
(26C)
TRIGGER
(21C)
FIGURE I
The adjustable Nozzle on the Spray
Wand (9C) can be rotated for a
range of spray patterns, from a full fan spray to a direct stream spray. (See
Figure J, next page.)
Also, the adjustable nozzle can be slid out for low-pressure spray and detergent
application, or pulled in for normal high-pressure spray. (See Figure J.)
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Pattern Adjustment
Pressure Adjustment
NOZZLE
SPRAY WAND
(9C)
FIGURE J - ADJUSTMENTS
5.
The Turbo Wand (33C) features a fixed Nozzle which increases the Pressure
Washer’s effectiveness and decreases its cleaning area, and is recommended
for heavy duty cleaning of small areas. The spray pattern on the Turbo Wand is
not adjustable, but provides a circular water pattern as it sprays the high pressure
water. The Turbo wand must only be used on areas that cannot be cleaned with the
normal nozzle and are resilient enough to withstand the increased pressure involved.
(See Figure K.)
6.
The built-in Detergent Dispenser
located in the Handle (1A) allows
the application (USING THE BRUSH
WAND OR SPRAY WAND LOW
TURBO WAND
PRESSURE SETTING ONLY) of
(33C)
pressure washing detergent (not
FIGURE K
included) onto the work surface.
When filling the Detergent Dispenser
with pressure washing detergent, do
DETERGENT DISPENSER FILL CAP
not exceed 3 quarts of detergent. The
Pressure Washer will automatically
mix the detergent and water. Note:
HANDLE
Detergent is dispensed in a 6%
(1A)
solution. Do not add water to the
Detergent Dispenser.
CAUTION! NEVER use any products
not designed for pressure washer use,
nor any products with bleach, chlorine,
or any other corrosive materials,
including liquids containing solvents,
FIGURE L
trisodium phosphate products,
ammonia, or acid-based cleaners.
Fill the Detergent Dispenser only when the unit is not running or plugged in.
(See Figure L.)
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SETUP
1.
CHECK THE WATER SUPPLY. Prior to using the Pressure Washer for the first time,
it is ESSENTIAL to verify that the water supply is adequate. The Pressure Washer
needs TWICE the water supply (or volume) than the stated water output (2.1 GPM).
This Pressure Washer will need about 3-4 GPM to operate correctly and efficiently.
If the water is being supplied by a well/pump, make certain that the well/pump
produces enough water to keep up with the Pressure Washer’s water demands.
Water supply hoses should be heavy duty to withstand the forces involved. Water
hoses up to 25’ long must be 5/8” ID. Water hoses up to 50’ long must be 3/4” ID. Do
not use hoses longer than 50’. The more minerals in the water (the harder the water)
you use, the more often mineral buildup will need to be cleaned out from the nozzles.
Flow rate of the water supply must never be allowed to fall below 3 GPM.
To determine the water supply’s flow rate: Run the water at full for one minute
into a 5 gallon container, and measure the amount of water in the container.
CAUTION! If the Pressure Washer is run with an inadequate water supply, the pump
will cavitate. Cavitation causes the pump to operate loudly and will damage it.
2.
ARRANGE FOR A PROPER ELECTRICAL SUPPLY. This unit uses a large amount
of current, especially during start-up. Connect this unit only to a dedicated household
circuit capable of providing ample current to it. A dedicated circuit has no additional
loads (running devices) connected to it; shut off any appliances or lights that dim or
slow down while the washer is running. For best results, connect the plug to that
circuit’s outlet that is nearest to the circuit breaker panel.
3.
MAKE SURE THE WASHER IS CLEAN AND READY FOR USE. Ensure the inlet
water strainer, nozzle, and the rest of the Washer are totally free of buildup or debris.
4.
PLAN OUT THE JOB: Plan out what areas will be cleaned, how many sessions
will be necessary, and how long the individual sessions of work will need to
be. Plan to clean the higher portions first, because the higher portions will typically
remain cleaner while the other areas are cleaned. Plan a safe direction for runoff to
flow while the job is being performed, and plan on working your way in that direction.
You will have a clearer idea of the time involved to clean the area after doing a test
run, as explained on page 16, #3.
5.
PREPARE THE CLEANING AREA. Clear the cleaning area of all objects that are
not being cleaned. If any water prone or delicate items cannot be moved, protect or
move them. If detergent is to be used, cover or remove any plants or animals that
may be damaged by the chemicals in the cleaner.
6.
PLACE THE PRESSURE WASHER IN AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION. The
location should be protected from any water from the cleaning area; if possible,
select a location higher than the cleaning area. The pressure washer’s location
should be close enough so that the hose will reach every portion of the job to be
done with some slack for movement. Also, select an area with proper access to a
dedicated circuit that can be reached with as short an extension cord as possible.
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OPERATION
1.
Make sure the Power Switch is in the “OFF” position. (See Figure M.)
2.
Attach the heavy duty hose to the Pressure Washer, using the Quick Connector Set
(36C). (See Figure G.)
3.
Attach the Spray Wand (9C), Turbo Wand (33C), or Brush Wand and Adapter (34C,
35C) into the Spray Wand Extension (8C), and press and twist the Wand into the
Extension until the Wand locks in place. (See Figures E and F.)
NOTE: The Pressure Washer will not pressurize if the Nozzle is not completely
assembled. It will not work properly with only part of the Wand installed.
4.
Connect the High Pressure Hose (24C) to the Pressure Washer. (See Figure G.)
Make sure all connections are tight. Then, open the water supply valve fully. If
leaks occur, shut off water and retighten connections.
5.
IMPORTANT! Prior to
turning on the Pressure
Washer, connect the unit
to the water supply. Turn
on the water, disengage
the safety, and squeeze the
Trigger (21C) until water
flows out of the Wash Gun
(5A). This removes air from
the system and allows the
unit to properly perform.
Failure to follow this step
can damage the Pump.
6.
Test the cleaning capabilities
FIGURE M (REAR VIEW)
and the run before starting
your cleaning project, as
explained on page 17, #1. Turn the Power Switch to the “ON” position, it should
illuminate. The motor will briefly run when the switch is first turned on to build
up pressure and then go to standby until the trigger is squeezed.
NOTE: The Motor (3A) does not run continuously, but only when the Trigger is
squeezed. If a humming noise persists while the motor is on standby, briefly
discharge the nozzle in a safe direction.
7.
Point the Nozzle in a safe direction. Then, disengage the Safety and squeeze the
Trigger (21C). Switch the unit’s switch to the OFF position whenever the gun is not
in use. (See Figures I and M.) Clean the area, following the tips contained in the
Operating Tips section.
8.
When finished spraying, fully engage the Trigger Safety Lock (26C), turn the Power
Switch to its “OFF” position, and turn off the water supply. (See Figure M.)
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POWER SWITCH
(Illuminates while
on.)
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WARNING: Do not disconnect the high-pressure hose or water inlet hose
until all pressure is discharged safely.
9.
IMPORTANT! When turning off the unit after use, high pressure will remain inside
the unit its High Pressure Hose (24C), and the water inlet hose. Point the Wash Gun
(5A) in a safe direction and discharge all remaining pressure. The high-pressure
hose and water inlet hose can be disconnected after the pressure is released.
10.
Store the pressure washer and all accessories in accord with the directions under
Storage on page 18.
IF ANY UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS ARISE, PLEASE REFER TO THE
TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION AT THE END OF THIS MANUAL.
OPERATING TIPS
BECOME FAMILIAR WITH YOUR MACHINE:
1.
Before beginning work, set aside enough time to familiarize yourself with this
machine’s cleaning rate and capacity along with all instructions and precautions
contained in this section, along with the Operating Instruction and Operating Controls
sections.
2.
This unit is intended for various light to moderate cleaning applications. If deeper
cleaning is desired, it can be attained at times, however this is done at the expense
of speed. This unit is not intended for paint stripping or deep concrete cleaning
applications.
3.
Clean a test area to satisfaction before proceeding with the entire area, as stated in
Cleaning Recommendations on the next page. Use this area to approximate the
amount of time required for the project. Be certain to factor in time for touch-ups and
cleanup after the general cleaning is finished.
4.
This unit has several settings and adjustments that effect the speed of cleaning and
the water force applied to cleaning. Good guidelines to keep in mind are:
WIDE STREAM =
QUICKER COVERAGE BUT
LIGHTER CLEANING.
NARROW STREAM =
DEEPER CLEANING BUT
SLOWER COVERAGE.
USE PROPER PRESSURE WASHER OPERATION TECHNIQUES:
The machine may suddenly stop and require a rest period from time to time;
this is normal and does not indicate a problem (see Troubleshooting, page 22).
However, certain use techniques may help reduce or even prevent the need for such rest
(Techniques continued on following page.)
periods, increasing efficiency:
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a. Do not release the trigger between sweeps. Release the trigger as few times
as possible during use. Interrupted or sporadic spraying will cause the unit to
heat up quickly and will increase the need for rest periods.
b. Make sure that all obstacles have been moved and the entire area is ready before
starting.
c. For small jobs, try to finish an entire portion of the job before taking a break.
CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
1.
Clean an inconspicuous test area to help avoid damaging the surface: Always
begin with the fan spray at a distance of about 3-5 feet from the surface being cleaned
to avoid damaging the surface of the object. Make sure that the test area is clear of
people and water prone/delicate objects. If a pressure washing detergent is to be
used, apply the detergent to this area as well. After cleaning this area, switch off the
pressure washer and inspect the area carefully for any damage or discoloration. If
any damage is noted from the pressure setting, use a lighter setting when cleaning
the rest of the area. If damage or discoloration is noted from the detergent, do not
use it when cleaning.
2.
First, pass over the area with a light cleaning, and then more thoroughly clean it.
3a.
For a vertical or sloped surface:
a. Wash from the top down.
b. If possible, direct the stream in the same direction as the slope towards a draining
area. This will enable better drainage and therefore better cleaning.
3b.
For a flat surface:
a. If a thin layer of water accumulates on the surface, periodically use the stream to
direct this water towards the drainage.
b. After the major cleaning is done, sweep the surface with the stream to help direct
loose debris toward the drainage.
4.
If detergent is to be applied: Only use pressure washing detergent; other detergents
will clog or damage the pressure washer. Apply the detergent at low pressure, by
either using the Brush Wand (34C) or the low pressure setting of the Spray Wand
(9C). Allow the detergent several minutes to sit and soak into the work surface; this
will improve cleaning efficiency. If the Spray Wand is used, briefly shut off the unit
and pull the adjustable nozzle in to switch to high pressure mode and automatically
shut off the soap dispenser for rinsing. Make certain to rinse off all detergent
completely.
5.
Hold the Wash Gun at about a 45° angle and steadily sweep the stream back and
forth; if a severe, head-on angle is used, dirt may imbed in the surface being cleaned.
Follow a steady, consistent pace during cleaning; this will help prevent stripes or
discoloration afterwards. If streaking or uneven cleaning is noted at the end of a
project, go over the edges of the streaks with a wide fan pattern to help blend these
lighter areas in.
6.
If several different surfaces are to be cleaned, be careful not to damage any of the
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less solid surfaces while trying to clean the harder ones. This is especially a concern
when cleaning tile and grout, bricks and mortar, or stones and mortar.
7.
If wood is being cleaned, be careful not to damage it. Wood will usually require
resurfacing (sanding) and re-coat with a surface protectant (wood, stain, varnish)
after it has dried again. Try to avoid leaving water on a wooden surface; doing so
can harm the surface.
INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND CLEANING
1.
WARNING! Make sure that (1) the Trigger is locked in its off position, (2) the
Power Switch of the Pressure Washer is in its “OFF” position, (3) the plug is unplugged
from its electrical outlet, (4) that the water supply is shut off, and (5) all residual
water pressure is safely expelled before performing any inspection, maintenance,
or cleaning procedures. Point the Wash Gun (5A) in a safe direction and discharge
all remaining pressure. Then, disconnect the garden hose from the unit.
2.
Before each use, inspect the general condition of the Pressure Washer. Check for
loose screws, misalignment or binding of moving parts, damaged electrical wiring,
damaged High Pressure Hose, damaged accessories, and any other condition that
may affect its safe operation. If abnormal noise or vibration occurs, have the problem
corrected before further use. Do not use damaged equipment.
3.
To clean, remove excess water from the Pump by tipping the unit on both sides to
drain any remaining water from the inlet and outlet fittings. Drain the Detergent
Dispenser and flush with running water. Use only a clean cloth and mild detergent
to clean the body of the Pressure Washer. Do not use solvents. Remove the Inlet
Filter and run water through it backwards to remove any debris.
Do not immerse any part of the tool in liquid. Dry off any remaining water on all
parts and fittings. Then engage the Trigger Safety Lock.
Use the included Wire Tip Cleaner (37C) to help remove mineral deposits from the
nozzles. The more minerals that are dissolved in the water (the harder the water)
you use, the more often mineral buildup will need to be cleaned out from inside
nozzles.
4.
STORAGE: When storing, always completely empty the Pressure Washer of water.
Frost will damage the Pressure Washer if the unit contains water. Store the Pressure
Washer indoors in a dry, frost-free room. Minerals in the water can harden inside the
workings. Flush the unit with automotive antifreeze prior to long-term storage. Always
dispose of antifreeze in accord with local ordinances.
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PARTS LIST A / ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM A
Part #
1A
2A
3A
4A
5A
6A
Description
Handle
Clip Box
Motor
Top Shell
Wash Gun
Pump
Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part #
7A
8A
9A
10A
11A
12A
Description
Switch Cover
Bottom Shell
Axle
Wheel
GFCI Plug/Cord
Screw (not shown)
Qty.
1
1
1
2
1
4
1A
2A
3A
4A
5A
11A
8A
6A
9A
10A
7A
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THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A
REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO
THE PRODUCT OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE
MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS AND NOT BY THE BUYER.
THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL
PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
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PARTS LIST B / ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM B
Part #
1B
2B
3B
4B
5B
6B
7B
8B
9B
10B
11B
12B
13B
14B
15B
16B
17B
18B
19B
20B
21B
22B
Description
Cam
Washer, Bearing
Thrust Needle Bearing
Bearing Washer
Ring
Piston
Piston Return Spring
Piston Return Spring
Pump Seat
O-Ring
Bolt
O-Ring
O-Ring
Cover Board
O-Ring
Pump Body
Cap, Retainer
O-Ring
O-Ring
Block
Large Spring
Small Spring
Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part #
23B
24B
25B
26B
27B
28B
29B
30B
31B
32B
33B
34B
35B
36B
37B
38B
39B
40B
41B
42B
43B
Description
Valve Core
Outer Piston
O-Ring
O-Ring
Valve Cover
Piston
Spring
Check Valve, Outlet
O-Ring
Bolt
Bolt
O-Ring
Bolt
O-Ring
Canal
Conical Spiral Spring
Steel Ball
O-Ring
Suction Canal
Micro Switch
Bolt
Qty.
2
1
1
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
42B
41B
40B
39B
38B
35B
34B
37B
43B 36B
32B
31B
30B
29B
28B
27B
26B
11B
33B
25B
24B
10B
23B
16B
12B
15B
14B
13B
22B
20B
21B
19B 18B
17B
9B
8B
7B
6B
3B
2B
1B
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5B
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PARTS LIST C / ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM C
Part #
Description
Qty.
Part #
Description
Qty.
1C
Casing
1
20C U-Pin
1
2C
Casing
1
21C
1
Trigger
3C
O-Ring
2
22C Spring
1
4C
Piston Valve
1
23C Coupling
1
5C
Valve Body
1
24C High Pressure Hose
1
6C
Turnbuckle
1
25 C
1
7C
O-Ring
2
26C Safety Lock
1
8C
Spray Wand Extension
1
27C
1
9C
Spray Wand
1
28C Nut
1
1
29C Connector
1
10C O-Ring
Jacket
Jacket
11C Piston Valve
1
30C Coupling
1
12C Nozzle
1
31C O-Ring
1
13C O-Ring
2
32C Self Tapping Screw
7
14C O-Ring
1
33C
1
Turbo Wand
15C Valve Bottom
1
34C Brush Wand
1
16C Blade Compressor
1
35C Brush Adapter
1
17C Lamella
1
36C Quick Connector Set
1
18C Knob
1
37C
1
19C Pin
2
15C
14C
18C
17C
13C
12C
11C
10C
16C
9C
20C
19C
Wire Tip Cleaner
7C
19C
8C
7C
1C
5C
3C
3C
6C
22C
23C
24C
21C
32C
36C
31C
30C
33C
34C
26C
25C
29C
28C
27C
2C
35C
37C
NOTE: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only, and are not
available individually as replacement parts.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
IMPORTANT!
Be CERTAIN to shut off the Pressure Washer, release all pressure in a safe manner, and
disconnect it from power and water before adjusting, cleaning, or repairing the unit.
PRESSURE WASHER STOPS SUDDENLY
Check whether the power switch is on
and lit.
SWITCH IS LIT
SWITCH IS NOT LIT
The thermal safety Switch may be
tripped. Switch the unit off and allow the
unit to rest for 20-30 minutes and retry.
Check the indicator on the GFCI power
plug (explained under Controls and
Features, #2 on page 12).
UNIT DOES NOT
RESTART
UNIT OPERATES
NORMALLY AFTER
RESTING
Contact qualified
technician.
The following points should be
applied to help reduce the
frequency of rest periods:
1. Use proper operating techniques.
Review the Operating Tips section,
starting on page 16.
2. Verify that this unit is being supplied
with the correct voltage, see page 14, #2.
Connect the plug to the outlet nearest
the circuit breaker panel and remove any
other loads that may be on the circuit.
3. If possible, reduce the length of or
eliminate any extension cord used, see
page 9.
INDICATOR
APPEARS
RED
INDICATOR NOT
RED
Dry self thoroughly
and check the
circuit breaker on
your household
panel.
BREAKER NOT
TRIPPED
Contact
qualified
technician.
Make sure unit is
totally dry, then
press reset button.
If GFCI continues to
trip, contact a
certified electrician.
BREAKER TRIPPED
Check for electrical shorts. If
none are found, reset
breaker.
If breaker continues to trip,
try another circuit or contact
a certified electrician.
WATER LEAKING FROM WITHIN THE HOUSING
Seals or gaskets may be worn or damaged.
Leaking water creates a shock hazard;
PROMPTLY have the unit inspected and
repaired by a qualified technician.
If the steps above do not solve the problem or if the repairs involved are too
complex, contact a qualified technician.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (CONTINUED)
IMPORTANT!
Be CERTAIN to shut off the Pressure Washer, release all pressure in a safe manner, and
disconnect it from power and water before adjusting, cleaning, or repairing the unit.
PRESSURE WASHER WILL NOT START
Dry self thoroughly and check the voltage
at the outlet, and the reset button on the
GFCI power plug (explained under
Controls and Features, #2 on page 12).
POWER SUPPLY
INADEQUATE
Have a certified
electrician correct
the problem.
RESET BUTTON NOT
SET CORRECTLY
Setup the GFCI plug
as explained on
page 12.
POWER SUPPLY ADEQUATE
AND RESET BUTTON SET
PROPERLY
If the power switch is in the
ON position and lit, the
Thermal safety Switch may
be tripped. Switch the unit
off and allow the unit to rest
for 20-30 minutes and retry.
PRESSURE WASHER DOES NOT BUILD PRESSURE
Check that hose is unbent and
Inlet Screen is free from debris
and deposits.
HOSE IS KINKED
OR SCREEN IS
CLOGGED
HOSE IS NOT KINKED AND
SCREEN IS CLEAN
Clean Screen and
straighten hose.
Switch to a shorter
hose, if possible.
CONNECTIONS
ARE LOOSE
Retighten
connections.
Air may be getting in the
water supply hose, check all
connections.
ALL CONNECTIONS
ARE TIGHT
Internal valves, seals, or the
nozzle may be worn, contact
a qualified technician.
If the steps above do not solve the problem or if the repairs involved are too
complex, contact a qualified technician.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (CONTINUED)
IMPORTANT!
Be CERTAIN to shut off the Pressure Washer, release all pressure in a safe manner, and
disconnect it from power and water before adjusting, cleaning, or repairing the unit.
PRESSURE CHANGES DURING USE
Air may be getting in the water supply
hose, check all connections.
CONNECTIONS
ARE LOOSE
ALL CONNECTIONS
ARE TIGHT
Retighten
connections.
Check that tip is free from
debris and deposits.
TIP IS
CLEAN
TIP IS
DIRTY
Clean tip, using the
included Tip Cleaning
wire.
Internal valves or seals may
be worn or sticking, contact
a qualified technician.
DETERGENT WILL NOT DISPENSE
Verify that proper type of pressure
washer detergent is being used, and
that the appropriate wands/settings are
being used, see page 13, #6.
NON-PRESSURE
WASHER DETERGENT
USED
Remove the Handle
(1A) and thoroughly
rinse out the detergent
bottle and passages.
Refill with correct
detergent.
INCORRECT WANDS/
SETTINGS USED
Set up the washer as
explained on page 13.
CORRECT DETERGENT,
WANDS, AND SETTINGS
USED
Remove the Handle (1A)
and check that the suction
tube is not bent or pinched.
If the steps above do not solve the problem or if the repairs involved are too
complex, contact a qualified technician.
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