OPERATOR’S MANUAL
3-N-1 HI-SPEED GASOLINE
PRESSURE WASHER
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Your pressure washer has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation,
and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
DANGER: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow the instructions in this operator’s
manual.
Thank you for your purchase.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction........................................................................................................................................................................2
 Important Safety Instructions.............................................................................................................................................3
 Specific Safety Rules.........................................................................................................................................................4
Symbols.......................................................................................................................................................................... 5-6
Features.......................................................................................................................................................................... 7-8
Assembly...................................................................................................................................................................... 8-14
Operation.................................................................................................................................................................... 15-19
Maintenance............................................................................................................................................................... 20-22
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................................23
Warranty...........................................................................................................................................................................24
 Parts Ordering / Service..................................................................................................................................... Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
 Check damaged parts. Before further use of the tool, a
guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully
checked to determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts,
mounting, and any other conditions that may affect its
operation. A guard or other part that is damaged must
be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center to avoid risk of personal injury.
 Never leave tool running unattended. Turn power off.
Don’t leave tool until it comes to a complete stop.
Keep the engine free of grass, leaves, or grease to
reduce the chance of a fire hazard.
 Keep the exhaust pipe free of foreign objects.
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for safe
loading, unloading, transport, and storage of
machine.
 Be thoroughly familiar with controls. Know how to stop
the product and bleed pressure quickly.
 Keep tool dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
Always use a clean cloth when cleaning. Never use
brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, or any
solvents to clean tool.
 Stay alert and exercise control. Watch what you are
doing and use common sense. Do not operate tool when
you are tired. Do not rush.
Do not operate the product while under the influence
of drugs, alcohol, or any medication.
Check the work area before each use. Remove all
objects such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string
which can be thrown or become entangled in the
machine.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it off. Have
defective switches replaced by an authorized service
center.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, shut off the
engine and make certain all moving parts have stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away
from the plug to prevent accidental starting.
 Avoid dangerous environment. Don’t use in damp or
wet locations or expose to rain. Keep work area well lit.
 Never use in an explosive atmosphere. Normal sparking
of the motor could ignite fumes.
Do not operate while smoking or near an open
flame.
Do not operate around dry brush, twigs, cloth rags, or
other flammable materials.
 WARNING: Risk of injection or injury – Do not direct
discharge stream at persons.
 Do not use the surface cleaner on a non-horizontal
surface. Always ensure machine is on a level surface
while pressure washing.
WARNING:
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or carbon monoxide poisoning which will cause
death or serious personal injury.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
 Know your tool. Read the operator’s manual carefully.
Learn the machine’s applications and limitations as well
as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Keep guards in place and in working order. Never operate the tool with any guard or cover removed. Make sure
all guards are operating properly before each use.
 Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Form habit of
checking to see that keys and adjusting wrenches are
removed from tool before turning it on.
 To reduce the risk of injury, keep children and visitors
away. All visitors should wear safety glasses and be kept
a safe distance from work area.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons,
particularly small children, and pets.
Do not operate the engine in a confined space where
dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
Carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and extremely
dangerous gas, can cause unconsciousness or death.
 Use right tool. Don’t force tool or attachment to do a
job it was not designed for. Don’t use it for a purpose not
intended.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves,
neckties, or jewelry. They can get caught and draw you
into moving parts. Rubber gloves and nonskid footwear
are recommended when working outdoors. Also wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
D
 o not operate the equipment while barefoot or when
wearing sandals or similar lightweight footwear. Wear
protective footwear that will protect your feet and improve
your footing on slippery surfaces.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
 Always wear safety glasses with side shields. Everyday
eyeglasses have only impact-resistant lenses; they are
NOT safety glasses.
 Don’t overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep
proper footing and balance at all times.
 Use only recommended accessories. The use of
improper accessories may cause risk of injury.
 Follow the maintenance instructions specified in this
manual.
 This equipment shall not be used at night or under
bad lighting conditions.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 Never direct a water stream toward people or pets,
or any electrical device.
Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank
inside a building where ignition sources are present,
such as hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers,
and the like.
Before starting any cleaning operation, close doors
and windows. Clear the area to be cleaned of debris,
toys, outdoor furniture, or other objects that could create
a hazard.
If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
To reduce the risk of fire and burn injury, handle fuel
with care. It is highly flammable.
Never pick up or carry a machine while the engine is
running.
Do not smoke while handling fuel.
 Never start the machine if ice has formed in any part
of the equipment.
Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the
cap of the fuel tank or add fuel while the engine is running
or when the engine is hot.
 Do not use acids, alkalines, solvents, flammable
material, bleaches, or industrial grade solutions
in this product. These products can cause physical
injuries to the operator and irreversible damage to the
machine.
Loosen fuel cap slowly to release pressure and to keep
fuel from escaping around the cap.
Replace all fuel tank and container caps securely.
Wipe spilled fuel from the unit. Move 10 meters away
from refueling site before starting engine.
 Always operate the machine on a level surface. If the
engine is on an incline, it could seize due to improper
lubrication (even at the maximum oil level).
If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but
move the machine away from the area of spillage and
avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors
have dissipated.
 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.
Never attempt to burn off spilled fuel under any
circumstances.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the
engine (motor) is running (except where specifically
recommended by the manufacturer).
Before storing, allow the engine to cool.
Store fuel in a cool, well-ventilated area, safely away
from spark and/or flame-producing equipment.
 Protective covers must always cover rotating parts
when the engine is running.
Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this
purpose.
Keep cooling air intake (recoil starter area) and muffler
side of the engine at least 1 meter away from buildings,
obstructions, and other combustible objects.
Empty fuel tank and restrain the unit from moving
before transporting in a vehicle.
Keep the engine away from flammables and other
hazardous materials.
When servicing use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
Keep away from hot parts. The muffler and other engine
parts become very hot; use caution.
This product is designed to operate using cold water
only.
Do not touch the spark plug and ignition cable when
starting and operating the engine.
Make sure minimum clearance of 1 meter is maintained
from combustible materials.
 Check fuel hoses and joints for looseness and fuel
leakage before each use.
Never spray close to the surface to be cleaned as you
can damage the surface.
 Check bolts and nuts for looseness before each use.
A loose bolt or nut may cause serious engine problems.
Do not use the spring clip for support of human weight,
playground equipment, or athletic or overhead lifting of a
load. Holds up to 2,2 kg.
Always refuel outdoors. Never refuel indoors or in a
poorly ventilated area.
Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct other users. If you loan someone this
tool, loan them these instructions also.
Keep garden hose away from your feet while operating
this product. A garden hose in your walking path could
be a tripping hazard.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
Safety Alert
Indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand operator’s
manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and, as
necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot
surface.
Risk of Injections
To reduce the risk of injection or injury, never direct a water stream
towards people or pets or place any body part in the stream. Leaking
hoses and fittings are also capable of causing injection injury. Do not
hold hoses or fittings.
Risk of Explosion
Fuel and its vapors are explosive and can cause severe burns or
death.
Risk of Fire
Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive. Fire can
cause severe burns or death.
Toxic Fumes
Gas products emit carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless,
poison gas. Breathing carbon monoxide can cause nausea,
fainting, or death.
Kickback
To reduce the risk of injury from kickback, hold the spray wand securely
with both hands when the machine is on.
Electric Shock
Failure to use in dry conditions and to observe safe practices can result
in electric shock.
Chemical Burns
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, DO NOT USE ACIDS, ALKALINES,
BLEACHES, SOLVENTS, FLAMMABLE MATERIAL, OR INDUSTRIAL
GRADE SOLUTIONS in this product.
Risk of Injections
To reduce the risk of injection or severe injury, keep hands and feet away
from the cleaning deck while the pressure washer is running.
Risk of Injections
To reduce the risk of injection or severe injury, only use cleaning deck
on flat, horizontal surfaces. Never lift cleaning deck from the cleaning
surface while operating the pressure washer. Always ensure machine
is on a level surface while pressure washing.
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOLSIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to the nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this
product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual. If you do not understand
the warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual,
do not use this product. Call Ryobi customer service for
assistance.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or
safety glasses with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision
Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye
protection which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Recoil force of trigger gun......................................26,5 N
Left hand-arm vibration........8,3 m/s2 (NF EN ISO 20643)
Right hand-arm vibration......6,6 m/s2 (NF EN ISO 20643)
Sound pressure level..............90 dB(A) LpA (EN60704-1)
Sound power level.................................... 103 dB(A) LWA
(2000/14/EG and NF EN 3744)
Dimensions
Length...................................................................... 1,3 m
Width................................................................... 381 mm
Height.................................................................... 1,06 m
Weight...................................................................... 33 kg
Engine.........................................................Honda GCV160
Cylinder capacity..................................................... 160 cm3
Motor..... See operating instructions of motor manufacturer
Water connection
Max feed temperature............................................. 60 ºC
Min. feed volume................................................. 10 l/min
Max. feed pressure..............................................0,6 MPa
Performance data
Working pressure..................................................16 MPa
Max. permissible pressure....................................17 MPa
Water flow rate.................................................... 8,7 l/min
Detergent flow rate............................................. 0,3 l/min
Subject to technical modifications!
FUEL CAP
RECOIL
STARTER
FUEL TANK
HANDLE BAR
TRIGGER WITH
LOCK OUT
GARDEN HOSE
STORAGE
OIL CAP /
DIPSTICK
SPRAY
WAND
TRIGGER
HANDLE
TRIGGER
HANDLE
HOLDERS
NOZZLE HOLDER
WITH SPRING CLIP
HIGH PRESSURE
HOSE STORAGE
QUICK CONNECT
NOZZLES
HIGH
PRESSURE HOSE
CHOKE
LEVER
FUEL
VALVE
SOAP BLASTER™
NOZZLE
INJECTION
HOSE
CLEANING
DECK
ENGINE
SWITCH
SELF-COILING
GARDEN HOSE
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR PRESSURE WASHER
NOZZLE HOLDER WITH SPRING CLIP
The spring clip attached to the nozzle holder allows you to
clip the nozzle holder to the unit or wear it on your belt for
convenience.
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
RECOIL STARTER
The recoil starter is pulled to start the machine.
SOAP BLASTER™ NOZZLE
CLEANING DECK
The soap blaster™ nozzle can be easily adjusted for long
range or short range cleaning.
The cleaning deck can be used to clean large flat areas using
less time and energy than when using the spray wand.
SPARK ARRESTOR
ENGINE SWITCH
The engine switch is used in combination with the recoil
starter grip to start the engine. It is also used to turn the
engine off.
This engine is not factory equipped with a spark arrestor.
In some areas it is illegal to operate an engine without a spark
arrestor. A spark arrestor is available by calling customer
service for assistance.
FUEL TANK
THERMAL RELIEF VALVE
This pump feature will prevent water temperatures from
reaching harmful levels by releasing a small amount of
water. Once the water has drained, the thermal relief valve
will reset itself.
This fuel tank has a maximum capacity of 1 liter. Use unleaded
automotive gasoline in the engine.
HIGH PRESSURE HOSE STORAGE
Once the high pressure hose is rolled, hang it on the back
of the machine using the hook-and-loop strap to secure in
place.
TRIGGER HANDLE
The trigger handle has a gripping surface that provides added
control of the spray wand and helps reduce fatigue.
HONDA GCV160 ENGINE
TRIGGER WITH LOCK OUT
This Honda engine enables the pressure washer to achieve
17 926 kPa at a rate of 8,7 liters per minute. Please read the
engine manual included with this product.
Pulling the trigger releases a stream of water for high
pressure cleaning. The lock out provides protection against
unauthorized use.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
PACKING LIST (CONTINUED)
This product requires assembly.
n Carefully cut the box down the sides then remove the
product and any accessories from the box. Make sure
that all items listed in the packing list are included.
Self-Coiling Garden Hose
EU Garden Hose Coupler
Spray Wand
Quick-Connect Nozzle (3)
Soap Blaster™ Nozzle
Nozzle Holder with Spring Clip
Injection Hose and Filter
Top Trigger Handle Holder
Bottom Trigger Handle Holder
Trigger Handle Holder Screws (4)
Trigger Handle Holder Nuts (4)
Handle Bar
Cleaning deck
4-Cycle Engine Lubricant (SAE 10W30)
Operator’s Manual
NOTE: This product is heavy. To avoid back injury, lift with
your legs, not your back, and get help when needed.
n Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
your supplying retailer for assistance.
PACKING LIST
Pressure Washer
Trigger Handle
8 Meter High Pressure Hose
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ASSEMBLY
HANDLE BAR
WARNING:
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate this
product until the parts are replaced. Failure to heed this
warning could result in serious personal injury.
HANDLE
SPACERS
HANDLE
KNOB
ACORN
NUT
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product or create accessories not recommended for use with this product. Any
such alteration or modification is misuse and could result
in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious
personal injury.
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that could cause serious
personal injury, always disconnect the engine spark plug
wire from the spark plug when assembling parts.
HANDLE BOLTS RETRACTED
UNTIL FLUSH WITH SPACER
INSTALLING THE HANDLE BAR
See Figures 2 - 3.
n Remove the acorn nuts and handle knobs from frame.
Fig. 2
n Retract handle bolts until end of bolts are flush with handle
spacers.
n Install handle bar as shown. Handle bar should rest in
grooves of spacers and holes in handle bar should align
with handle bolts.
SPRAY WAND
n Press handle bolts through openings in handle bar.
n Re-thread knobs on handle bolts and tighten to secure.
n Re-thread acorn nuts on end of handle bolts and tighten
with wrench (not provided).
n Place spray wand into storage clips located on the side
of handle bar.
STORAGE CLIPS
Fig. 3
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ASSEMBLY
INSTALLING TRIGGER HANDLE HOLDERS
See Figures 4 - 5.
n Place top trigger handle holder over handle bar and align
holes.
n Secure using screws and nuts as shown.
n While holding screw with Phillips screwdriver, tighten each
nut with wrench to secure.
n Repeat process to install bottom trigger handle holder.
n Clip flat area of trigger handle into top holder and bottom
ribbed area of trigger handle into bottom holder. Slide
forward until trigger handle rests securely in holders.
TOP TRIGGER
HANDLE HOLDER
n Rotate trigger handle so that bottom edge of handle snaps
into handle lock.
BOTTOM TRIGGER
HANDLE HOLDER
ASSEMBLING THE SPRAY WAND
Fig. 4
See Figure 6.
n Insert the end of the spray wand into the trigger handle
outlet coupler as shown in figure 6 and push together
until coupler snaps into place.
HANDLE
LOCK
Fig. 5
TRIGGER
HANDLE
OUTLET
COUPLER
SPRAY
WAND
RELEASE
Fig. 6
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ASSEMBLY
CONNECTING HIGH PRESSURE HOSE TO
TRIGGER HANDLE
See Figure 7.
n Screw the collar on the high pressure hose into the
trigger handle inlet coupler by turning the hose collar
clockwise.
INLET
COUPLER
n Pull on the hose to be certain it is properly secured.
CONNECTING THE HIGH PRESSURE HOSE TO
THE PUMP
HIGH PRESSURE
HOSE
See Figure 8.
n Align the collar on the threaded nipple on the pump.
n Insert the nozzle on the end of the high pressure hose
collar into the threaded nipple.
n Turn the collar clockwise to tighten the hose securely to
the pump.
n Pull on the hose to be certain it is properly secured.
COLLAR
Fig. 7
ATTACHING INJECTION HOSE
See Figure 9.
Before detergent can be used with this machine, the injection
hose must be attached.
n Open the cap of your detergent container.
n Push the injection hose filter onto the end of the injection
hose. Insert the injection hose into your cleaning solution so the injection hose filter rests at the bottom of the
detergent container.
n Push the open end of the injection hose securely over the
fitting as shown in figure 9.
COLLAR
THREADED
NIPPLE
Fig. 8
INJECTION
HOSE FILTER
DETERGENT
INJECTION
HOSE
INJECTION
HOSE
FITTING
Fig. 9
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ASSEMBLY
CONNECTING THE GARDEN HOSE TO THE
PRESSURE WASHER
See Figures 10 - 11.
The water supply must come from a water main. NEVER use
hot water or water from pools, lakes, etc. For ease of use, a
self-coiling garden hose is provided.
NOTE: When using the self-coiling garden hose, be sure that
the hose does not become crimped during use as this may
cause damage to the pump.
Before connecting the garden hose to the pressure
washer:
n Run water through the hose for 30 seconds to clean any
debris from the hose.
n Inspect the screen in the water intake.
GARDEN HOSE
n If the screen is damaged, do not use the machine until
the screen has been replaced.
WATER INTAKE
Fig. 10
GARDEN HOSE
HANGER
STRAP
n If the screen is dirty, clean it before connecting the garden
hose to the machine.
To connect the garden hose to the machine:
n If using a garden hose that is not self-coiling, straighten
the garden hose.
NOTE: There must be a minimum of 3 meters of unrestricted hose between the pressure washer intake and
the hose faucet or shut off valve (such as a “Y” shut off
connector).
SELF-COILING
GARDEN HOSE
n With the hose faucet turned completely off, attach the
end of the garden hose to the water intake. Tighten by
hand.
n Wrap the garden hose hanger strap around the garden
hose to keep it close to the handle and out of the way.
Fig. 11
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ASSEMBLY
INSTALLING CLEANING DECK
See Figures 12 - 14.
To install the cleaning deck on the pressure washer:
n Connect the lower end of the high pressure water supply
hose to the cleaning deck by inserting the deck inlet plug
into the quick connect coupler on the water supply hose.
Push ends together until coupler snaps into position.
QUICK CONNECT
COUPLER
DECK INLET
PLUG
n Slide cleaning deck and pressure washer housing together until the connection is secure.
HIGH PRESSURE
WATER SUPPLY HOSE
n Insert upper end of high pressure water supply hose into
trigger handle outlet coupler and push ends together until
coupler snaps into position.
To install the cleaning deck on the spray wand:
n Assemble the trigger handle and spray wand as described
previously in this manual.
CLEANING
DECK
Fig. 12
n Insert cleaning deck inlet plug into the spray wand quick
connect coupler and push ends together until coupler
snaps into position.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injection or injury, only use the
cleaning deck on flat, horizontal surfaces. Never lift the
cleaning deck from the cleaning surface while operating
the pressure washer.
TRIGGER HANDLE
OUTLET COUPLER
HIGH PRESSURE
WATER SUPPLY
HOSE
DECK INLET
PLUG
Fig. 13
QUICK CONNECT
COUPLER
Fig. 14
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ASSEMBLY
ADDING LUBRICANT TO THE ENGINE
See Figure 15.
NOTE: This machine has been shipped with approximately
59 ml of lubricant in the engine from testing. You must add
lubricant to the engine before starting it the first time.
OIL CAP / DIPSTICK
CAUTION:
Any attempt to start the engine without adding lubricant
will result in engine failure not covered under warranty.
n Place pressure washer on a flat, level surface.
n Unscrew the oil cap / dipstick by turning counterclockwise.
n Using 4-stroke engine lubricant (SAE 10W30), fill to the
upper level of the oil filter neck (0,5 liter, 4-cycle engine
lubricant provided).
n Replace the oil cap / dipstick and securely tighten.
NOTE: This engine has a total lubricant capacity of
500 ml).
UPPER FILL
LEVEL
ADDING GASOLINE TO THE FUEL TANK
Fig. 15
See Figure 16.
WARNING:
FUNNEL
Gasoline and its vapors are highly flammable and
explosive. To prevent serious personal injury and property
damage, handle gasoline with care. Keep away from
ignition sources, handle outdoors only, do not smoke
while adding fuel, and wipe up spills immediately.
When adding gas to the pressure washer, make sure the unit
is sitting on a flat, level surface. If the engine is hot, let the
pressure washer cool before adding gas. ALWAYS fill the
fuel tank outdoors with the machine turned off.
NOTE: Use unleaded gas only. DO NOT mix lubricant with
gas.
n Before removing the fuel cap, clean the area around it.
Remove the fuel cap.
FUEL
CAP
n Insert a clean funnel into the fuel tank then slowly
pour gasoline into the tank. Fill tank to approximately
4 cm below the top of the tank neck (this allows for fuel
expansion).
n Replace fuel cap and tighten until the cap “clicks.”
Fig. 16
n Clean up any spills before starting the engine.
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OPERATION
WARNING:
RECOIL
STARTER
Do not allow familiarity with the product to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields when operating power tools. Failure to do so could
result in objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in
possible serious injury.
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this product. The use of
attachments or accessories not recommended can result
in serious personal injury.
CHOKE
WARNING:
ON
Never direct a water stream toward people or pets, or
any electrical device. Failure to heed this warning could
result in serious injury.
APPLICATIONS
RUN
You may use this product for the purposes listed below:
Using cleaning deck: removing dirt and mold from decks
and cement patios
Using spray wand: cleaning cars, boats, motorcycles,
outdoor furniture, grills, and house siding
OFF
STARTING AND STOPPING THE PRESSURE
WASHER
START
FUEL VALVE
Fig. 17
See Figures 17 - 18.
CAUTION:
Do not run the pump without the water supply connected
and turned on.
Before starting the engine:
Connect all hoses.
Check all fluids (lubricant and gas).
Turn on the garden hose then squeeze the trigger to
relieve air pressure; hold the trigger until a steady stream
of water appears.
To start the engine:
Turn the fuel valve to the ON position.
Put the engine switch in the ON position.
 Pull choke.
ENGINE SWITCH
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Fig. 18
OPERATION
Grasp recoil starter and pull slowly until resistance is felt.
Give recoil starter a short, brisk pull to start the engine.
Do not allow the recoil starter to snap back after starting;
return it gently to its original place.
NOTE: If engine does not start after several pulls, depress
trigger to release pressure then repeat normal starting
procedure.
Let engine run for several seconds, then push choke in.
To stop the engine:
Put the engine switch in the OFF position.
Turn the fuel valve to the OFF position.
n Push up on the lock out until it clicks into the slot.
TRIGGER
Fig. 19
USING THE SPRAY WAND TRIGGER
SLOT
See Figures 19 - 20.
For greater control and safety, keep both hands on the
trigger handle at all times.
n Pull back and hold the trigger to operate the pressure
washer.
n Release the trigger to stop the flow of water through the
nozzle.
To engage the lock out:
n Push up on the lock out until it clicks into the slot.
To disengage the lock out:
n Push the lock out down and into its original position.
For the most effective cleaning, the spray nozzle should be
between 20 cm and 60 cm from the surface to be cleaned. If
the spray is too close it can damage the cleaning surface.
LOCK OUT
Fig. 20
NOZZLE
SELECTING THE RIGHT QUICK-CONNECT
NOZZLE FOR THE JOB
“CLICK”
See Figure 21.
Before starting any cleaning job, determine the best nozzle
for the job. Each of the nozzles has a different spray
pattern. The nozzle patterns are: 25° (for general purpose
or large surfaces), 15° (for tough jobs), 0° (for spot cleaning
or hard-to-reach areas), and the Soap Blaster™ nozzle (for
long and short range detergent application).

QUICK-CONNECT
COLLAR
SPRAY
WAND
WARNING:
NEVER change nozzles without locking the lock out on
the trigger handle and NEVER point the wand at your
face or at others. The quick-connect feature contains
small springs that could eject the nozzle with some force.
Failure to heed this may cause personal injury.
SHORT RANGE
DETERGENT
APPLICATION
SOAP
BLASTER™
Using the quick-connect collar, changing nozzles is easy.
To connect a nozzle to the trigger handle:
n Turn off the pressure washer and shut off the water
supply. Pull trigger to release water pressure.
n Engage the lock out on the trigger handle by pushing up
on the lock out until it clicks into the slot.
LONG RANGE
DETERGENT
APPLICATION
Fig. 21
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OPERATION
n Push the nozzle into the quick-connect collar until it clicks
in place and is secured properly.
To disconnect a nozzle from the trigger handle once the
cleaning job is complete:
nTurn off the pressure washer and shut off the water
supply. Point nozzle in a safe direction and pull trigger to
release water pressure.
n Engage the lock out on the trigger handle by pushing up
on the lock out until it clicks into the slot.
n Remove the nozzle by placing hand over nozzle then
pulling back the quick-connect collar. Place nozzle in the
nozzle holder for storage.
DETERGENT
CONTAINER
WASHING WITH DETERGENT
INJECTION
HOSE
See Figures 22 - 23.
NOTE: When using detergent, the coiled high pressure
hose can be relocated to the hook-and-loop strap located
behind the handle bar instead of the strap located on the
carrying handle.
Use only detergents designed for pressure washers; household detergents, acids, alkalines, bleaches, solvents, flammable material, or industrial grade solutions can damage
the pump. Many detergents may require mixing prior to use.
Prepare cleaning solution as instructed on the solution bottle.
n Place the injection hose in the bottom of the detergent
bottle/container.
SOAP BLASTER™
NOZZLE
Fig. 22
overlapping strokes. To prevent streaking, do not allow
detergent to dry on the surface.
For long range detergent application:
With the Soap Blaster™ nozzle installed on the spray wand and
the engine shut off, pull nozzle up until it clicks into place.
For short range detergent application:
With the Soap Blaster™ nozzle installed on the spray wand
and the engine turned off, push the Soap Blaster™ nozzle
down as far as it will go.
n Install the Soap Blaster™ nozzle on the spray wand.
nSpray the detergent on a dry surface using long, even,
SHORT
RANGE
LONG
RANGE
Fig. 23
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OPERATION
Before shutting off the engine:
n Place the injection hose in a bucket of clean water.
nFlush for 1 - 2 minutes (spray clear water through the
spray wand).
n Shut off the engine.
NOTE: Shutting OFF ( O ) the engine will not relieve pressure
in the system. Point nozzle in a safe direction and pull trigger
to release water pressure.
RINSING WITH THE PRESSURE WASHER
nTurn off the pressure washer and shut off the water
supply. Point nozzle in a safe direction and pull trigger to
release water pressure.
n Engage the lock out on the trigger handle by pushing up
on the lock out until it clicks into the slot.
n Remove the nozzle by placing hand over nozzle then
pulling back the quick-connect collar. Place nozzle in the
nozzle storage area on the top of the machine.
n Select the right nozzle for the job:
Fig. 24
• Use medium pressure nozzle (green) for items such as
a car or boat.
• Use higher pressure nozzle for jobs such as stripping
paint and degreasing the driveway. When using these
nozzles, test a small area first to avoid surface damage.
n Start at the top of the area to be rinsed and work down,
overlapping the strokes.
USING THE CLEANING DECK
See Figures 24 - 25.
NOTE: Do not use the surface cleaner on a non-horizontal
surface.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injection or injury, only use the
cleaning deck on flat, horizontal surfaces. Never lift the
cleaning deck from the cleaning surface while operating
the pressure washer.
n Install the cleaning deck and connect the garden hoses
as described in the assembly section of this manual.
Fig. 25
n Start the pressure washer as described earlier in this
manual.
CAUTION:
n Walk slowly behind the cleaning deck, cleaning as you
go.
Striking any raised obstacle while using with the cleaning deck will damage the unit. If contact does ­occur and
causes vibration when operating the pressure washer,
stop and replace the spray bar. Continuing to operate
the unit without replacing the spray bar could result in
serious injury or damage to the unit.
NOTE: If striping or swirling occurs, slow your pace.
If problem continues, see Troubleshooting later in this
manual.
NOTE: See figure 29 on page 20 for the location of the
spray bar.
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OPERATION
LIFTING AND MOVING THE PRESSURE
­WASHER
TO LIFT THE PRESSURE WASHER
See Figures 26 - 27.
NOTE: The pressure washer is heavy and may require two
people when lifting.
To lift the pressure washer:
n Turn the pressure washer off. Point nozzle in a safe direction and pull trigger to release water pressure.
CARRYING HANDLES
n Turn fuel valve to OFF position to prevent spilling fuel.
n Lift using the carrying handles.
To move the pressure washer:
n Turn the pressure washer off. Point nozzle in a safe direction and pull trigger to release water pressure.
n Tilt the machine toward you until it balances on the wheels
then roll the machine to the desired position.
NOTE: When a detergent bottle is installed, use the garden
hose storage hook-and-loop strap to hold the coils of the
high pressure hose while transporting.
Fig. 26
TO MOVE THE PRESSURE WASHER
Fig. 27
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MAINTENANCE
STRAIGHTENED
PAPER CLIP
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause
product damage.
NOZZLE
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operation or when blowing
dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
Fig. 28
WARNING:
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the machine, shut
off engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and disconnect spark plug wire and move it away from spark plug.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious
personal injury or property damage.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
SPRAY BAR
Fig. 29
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic which may result in serious personal
injury.
NOZZLE OPENING
AFTER TIGHTENING SECURELY,
NOZZLE OPENING SHOULD BE POINTED
IN SAME DIRECTION AS SPRAY BAR
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should
be replaced at an authorized service center.
Before running the engine, perform the following preoperation steps:
nCheck that all bolts, nuts, etc., are securely tightened.
nMake sure the air filter is clean.
nCheck both the engine lubricant level and the fuel tank
level; refill as needed.
nInspect the work area for hazards.
nIf there is excessive noise or vibration, stop the unit
immediately.
Fig. 30
nTurn off the pressure washer and shut off the water
supply. Point nozzle in a safe direction and pull trigger to
release water pressure.
nRemove the nozzle from the spray wand.
NOTE: Never point the spray wand at your face.
nUsing a straightened paper clip or nozzle cleaning tool
(not provided), free any foreign materials clogging or
restricting the nozzle.
nUsing a garden hose, flush debris out of nozzle by back
flushing (running the water through the nozzle backwards
or from the outside to the inside).
NOZZLE MAINTENANCE
nReconnect the nozzle to the spray wand.
See Figures 28 - 30.
Excessive pump pressure (a pulsing sensation felt while
squeezing the trigger) may be the result of a clogged or
dirty nozzle.
nTurn on the water supply and start the engine.
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MAINTENANCE
To clean nozzles on cleaning deck:
nTurn off the pressure washer and shut off the water
supply. With the surface cleaner on the ground, pull trigger to release water pressure.
nD
 isconnect cleaning deck from pressure washer or spray
wand.
AIR FILTER
COVER
nUsing a wrench (not provided), remove the nozzle from
the spray bar.
NOTE: Never point the spray bar at your face.
nUsing the nozzle cleaning tool provided, free any foreign
materials clogging or restricting the nozzle.
nUsing a garden hose, flush debris out of nozzle by back
flushing (running the water through the nozzle backwards
or from the outside to the inside).
SHROUD
nReconnect the nozzle to the spray bar and tighten
­securely. After tightening, make sure the nozzle opening
is pointed in the same direction as the spray bar as shown
in figure 30.
nReconnect the cleaning deck to the spray wand or pressure washer.
nTurn on the water supply and start the engine.
CLEANING THE AIR FILTER
See Figure 31.
A dirty air filter will cause starting difficulty, loss of
performance, and shorten the life span of the engine. Check
the air filter monthly. For best performance, replace the air
filter at least once a year.
nPush the tab on the air filter cover to open, then remove
the air filter cover.
AIR FILTER
Fig. 31
nLift the edge of the air filter carefully and pull it out.
nLightly tap or blow out dirt particles from filter.
nReinstall the air filter cover.
AIR FILTER
COVER
NOTE: Make sure the filter is seated properly inside the
cover. Installing the filter incorrectly will allow dirt to enter
the engine, causing rapid engine wear.
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MAINTENANCE
STORING THE PRESSURE WASHER
TO STORE THE MACHINE
See Figure 32.
Store the pressure washer with the gas tank empty by either
draining the tank or running the pressure washer until the
gas runs out. Allow 30 minutes of “cool down” time before
storing the machine. Store in a dry, covered area where the
weather can’t damage it.
It is important to store this product in a frost-free area. Always
empty water from all hoses and the pump before storing.
NOTE: Use of a fuel stabilizer and pump saver will give you
better performance and increase the life of the machine.
Discharge Fuel:
Drain the fuel tank completely. Stored gas can go stale in
30 days.
Engine Lubricant:
Drain the lubricant and replace with fresh, clean lubricant.
Spark Plug:
nDisconnect spark plug wire and remove the spark plug.
Pour about a teaspoon of clean, air-cooled, four-cycle
lubricant through the spark plug hole into the combustion
chamber.
Fig. 32
nLeaving the spark plug out, pull the starter cord two or
three times to coat the inside of the cylinder wall.
PREPARING FOR USE AFTER STORAGE
nInspect the spark plug and clean or replace, as necessary.
nRestore handle to operating position.
nReinstall the spark plug, but leave the spark plug wire
disconnected.
nPull the recoil starter grip three or four times to clean
lubricant from the combustion chamber.
Air Filter:
nClean the air filter.
nRemove spark plug from the cylinder. Wipe lubricant from
the spark plug and return it to the cylinder.
Hoses and Pump:
nReconnect the spark plug wire.
Flush the injection hose with clean water for 1-2 minutes.
Remove all hoses. Empty the pump by pulling on the recoil
starter about 6 times. This should remove most of the liquid
from the pump.
nRefuel the machine as described earlier in the operator’s
manual.
Handle Bar:
NOTE: Before lowering the handle bar, disconnect the high
pressure water hose from the trigger handle outlet coupler.
nTo lower the handle bar for storage, remove the acorn
nut and knob.
nRotate handle bar forward to the next indentation in
handle spacer.
nRetighten knob and acorn nut to secure.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine fails to start
CAUSE
SOLUTION
1. No fuel in tank
1. Fill tank
2. Fuel valve turned off
2. Turn fuel valve on
3. Engine switch in OFF position
3. Turn engine switch to ON position
4. Spark plug shorted or fouled
4. Replace spark plug
5. Spark plug is broken (cracked
porcelain or electrodes broken)
5. Replace spark plug
6. Ignition lead wire shorted, broken,
or disconnected from spark plug
6. Replace lead wire or attach to spark plug
7. Ignition inoperative
7. Contact authorized service center
1. Water in gasoline
1. Drain entire system and refill with fresh fuel
2. Weak spark at spark plug
2. Contact authorized service center
Engine lacks power
1. Dirty air filter
1. Clean or replace air filter
Detergent fails to mix with
spray
1. Detergent injection hose is not 1. Insert injection hose into detergent
properly submerged
container or detergent bottle
Engine hard to start
Pump doesn’t produce
pressure
Machine doesn’t reach high
pressure
2. High pressure nozzle attached
2. Use Soap Blaster™ Nozzle to apply
detergent
1. Low pressure nozzle installed
1. Replace with high pressure nozzle
2. Inadequate water supply
2. Provide adequate water flow
3. Trigger handle or spray wand leaks
3. Check connections and / or replacetrigger
handle or spray wand
4. Nozzle is clogged
4. Clean nozzle
5. Pump is faulty
5. Contact authorized service center
6. Air in line
6. Squeeze trigger on trigger handle to remove
air from line
1. Diameter of garden hose is too 1. Replace with 19 mm garden hose
small
2. Water supply is restricted
2. Check garden hose for kinks, leaks, and
blockages
3. Not enough inlet water
3. Open water source full force
4. Wrong nozzle is attached
4. Attach the high pressure nozzle
5. Air in hose causing spray bar to turn 5. Disconnect trigger handle and let water run
too slowly
until steady stream
Striping, swirl patterns,
or other marks appear in
cleaned surface
1. Pace is too fast
1. Slow your pace
2. Cleaning deck brush skirt bristles are 2. Replace cleaning deck brush skirt
worn
3. Feet on frame assembly are worn
3. Replace frame assembly feet
4. Air in hose causing spray bar to turn 4. Disconnect trigger handle and let water run
too slowly
until steady stream
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LIMITED WARRANTY
RYOBI warrants this outdoor product to be free of defects in material or workmanship for 24 months from the date of purchase by the original purchaser, subject to the limitations below. Please keep your invoice as proof of date of purchase.
This warranty is ony applicable where the product is used for personal and non-commercial purposes. This warranty does not cover damage or liability caused by/due to misuse, abuse, accidental, or intentional acts by user, improper
handling, unreasonable use, negligence, failure by end user to follow operating procedures outlined in the user’s manual,
attempted repair by non-qualified professional, unauthorized repair, modification, or use of accessories and/or attachments
not specificially recommended by authorized party.
This warranty does not cover belts, brushes, bags, bulbs, or any part which ordinary wear and tear results in required
replacement during warranty period. Unless specifically provided under applicable law, this warranty does not cover transportation cost or consumable items such as fuses.
This limited warranty is void if the product’s original identification (trade mark, serial number, etc.) markins have been
defaced, altered, or removed or if product is not purchased from an authorized reseller or if product is sold AS IS and/or
WITH ALL FAULTS.
Subject to all applicable local regulations, the provisions of this limited warranty are in lieu of any other written warranty,
whether express or implied, written or oral, including any warranty of MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES. OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY YOU FOR THE
PRODUCT.
This warranty is valid only in the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand. Outside these areas, please contact
your authorized dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We declare in sole responsibility that the product to which this certificate applies conforms to the the basic health and safety
requirements of the Relevant EU Directives, 98/37/EC, 2004/108/EC, 2000/14/EC, 2002/88/CE, .
We declare this product complies to the requirements of the Directive 98/37/EC.
Measured Sound Pressure Level
Guaranteed Sound Power Level
Date of issuance
90 dB(A) LpA (EN60704-1)
103 dB(A) LWA (2000/14/EG and NF EN 3744)
02/2009
Technical documents are kept by Homelite Far East Co., Ltd. 24/F, 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong.
Declared in February 2009 by Homelite Far East Co., Ltd.
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Machine: PRESSURE WASHERType: RPW2500WB
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