ActiveProducts | XE06 | Owner`s manual | ActiveProducts XE06 Owner`s manual

MODEL NO.: XE06
Sku: 039-8592-2
1600 PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Owner’s Manual
Questions, Problems, missing parts?
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PLEASE KEEP THE ORIGINAL BOX, PACKAGING AND RECEIPT. BEFORE OPERATING
THIS UNIT, PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND RETAIN IT FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE. IF YOU MUST STORE YOUR PRESSURE WASHER IN A PLACE WHERE
THE TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 5ºC, YOU MUST APPLY WINTERIZING PROCEDURE TO
PROTECT IT. FAILURE TO WINTERIZE THE UNIT MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE PUMP
AND VOID THE WARRANTY.
Purchase Date:___________________
Serial #: __________________
version xe06_09/2009_rev.1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY
Technical specifications......................................................................................................... 1
Warranty................................................................................................................................ 2
Important precautions – Read first!....................................................................................... 3
Safety features and electrical power information.................................................................. 5
Parts and diagram list............................................................................................................ 6
Assembly and operating instructions.................................................................................... 7
Using the accessories...................................................................................................10
Working with detergents..............................................................................................10
Shutting down and cleaning up.....................................................................................12
Taking a break...............................................................................................................12
Winterizing and long-term storage.......................................................................................13
Cleaning and maintenance ..................................................................................................14
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................15
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Pressure Washer Specifications
Peak Pressure: 1600 PSI
Power Source Requirement: 120 V / 60 Hz
Electrical cord: 23’ (7 m)
High-pressure hose: 20’ (6 m)
Water Flow Rate: 1.35 GPM
Current Drawn: 12A
Inlet water: Cold tap water
LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY
This pressure washer is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship
under normal residential use for one (1) year.
Specific warranty applies to:
• Electric motor and pump are warranted for one (1) year.
• Standard accessories and attachments including the gun, wand/hose and coupler are warranted for a ninety (90) day period.
The warranty period is calculated from the date of purchase by the end user and covers the
cost for replacement parts/equipment. In order to verify a warranty situation a copy of the
original receipt or gift receipt must accompany the warranty claim, along with the manufacturer’s serial number from the product. Any warranty claim, work, or replacements given
are to fulfill the terms of the original warranty period only.
The manufacturer‘s obligation under this warranty shall strictly be limited, at manufacturer’s
option, to replace any pressure washer or parts thereof, which in the opinion of the manufacturer, shows defect in workmanship or material. All decisions of Active Products with
regard to this limited warranty shall be final. NO RETURNS or REFUNDS will be allowed by
the retailer or manufacturer. To make a warranty claim or inquiry, you must call 1-866-9247626. You must have the product serial number and receipt information ready.
If defects should appear within one year of purchase, you may return the unit with your
receipt as proof of purchase to the place of purchase for an exchange of either a new or
refurbished unit, at manufacturer’s discretion. There will be no REFUNDS provided.
The warranty does NOT cover:
• Merchandise sold as reconditioned, used, demonstration or floor models.
• Any commercial, industrial or rental usage of this product. Any such usage will void the
implied warranty.
• Any product that has been damaged by freezing, dropping, misuse, neglect, accident,
abuse, improper handling, normal wear and tear, or non-compliance with the owner’s
manual.
• Any product that has been damaged by a contaminated water supply, water sediment or
chemicals/detergents that are not approved by or recommended by Active Products.
• Any product that has been damaged by acts of nature such as fires, floods, earthquakes,
lightening strikes, etc.
• Damage caused by repairs made by the end user or any service center not authorized by
Active Products. Any such tampering will void the implied warranty.
• Any cost for shipping by the customer or authorized service center of the allegedly defective product.
• Any cost for shipping of replacement parts or accessories. Such shipping costs will be
borne in full by the end user.
• Any non-standard or bonus accessory/attachement included with the original product.
The manufacturer shall in no event be liable for injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of this product.
This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents; repairs or alterations; or lack of maintenance. The manufacturer shall
not be liable for any misrepresentations by stores, store employees, or any parties, that
make claims on this product.
This warranty is non-transferable and only applies to products that were sold in and reside
in Canada.
If you have any questions or comments, visit our web site at www.activeproducts.com or
call our toll free customer service line at 1-866-924-7626.
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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST
Warnings
When using this product, basic precautions should always be followed:
•Read all the instructions before using the product.
•Water spray must never be directed toward any electric wiring, devices or directly toward
the pressure washer machine itself, or fatal electric shock may occur.
•To reduce the risk of injury, do not operate the machine near children.
•Learn how to stop the machine and release pressure quickly. Be thoroughly familiar with
the controls.
•Stay alert—watch what you are doing.
•For use with cold water supply only. Do not draw other liquids.
•The pressure washer should not be used in areas where gas vapours may be present. An
electric spark could cause an explosion or fire.
•To minimize the amount of water getting into the pressure washer, the unit should be
placed as far as possible from the cleaning site during operation.
•Avoid accidental starts. Shut power “OFF” before connecting or disconnecting cord to
electrical outlets.
•Do not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
•Do not stand on unstable surfaces. Stand with both feet balanced at all times.
•Prior to starting the pressure washer in cold weather, be sure ice has not formed on any
part of the equipment.
•Never carry your pressure washer by the cord.
•Do not pull on the cord to disconnect from the outlet.
•To allow free air circulation, the pressure washer should not be covered during operation.
•Keep operating area clear of people and pets.
•Follow the maintenance instructions specified in the manual.
If replacement of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.
•This product or its power cord contains lead, a chemical known to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.
Warnings
•Do not use with flammable liquids and toxic chemicals.
•Injection Hazard: Equipment can cause serious injury if the spray penetrates the skin.
•Do not point the gun at anyone or any part of the body. In case of penetration, seek
medical aid immediately.
•This system is capable of producing high pressure as rated in the Technical Specifications. To avoid rupture and injury, do not operate this machine with components
rated less than the unit itself (including but not limited to spray guns, hose and
hose connections).
•Before servicing, cleaning or removal of any parts, shut “OFF” power and
relieve pressure.
•Do not spray electrical apparatus and wiring.
•If connection is made to a portable water system, the system must be protected
against backflow.
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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – READ FIRST
WARNING - Risk of Injury
Do Not Direct Discharge Stream at Persons.
• High-pressure jet can be dangerous if misused.
• The jet must not be directed at persons, animals, electrical devices, or the unit itself.
WARNING - Risk of Explosion
• Do not spray flammable liquids.
• Do not use acids and solvents in this product.
• These products can cause physical injuries to the operator and irreversible damage
to the machine.
CAUTION - Gun Kicks Back
• Hold with both hands
• The trigger gun safety lock prevents the trigger from being engaged accidentally. • The safety feature DOES NOT lock trigger in the ON position.
WARNING - Risk of Electric Shock
• Inspect cord before using - do not use if cord is damaged.
• Keep all connections dry and off the ground.
• Do not touch plug with wet hands.
• Do not use extension cords longer than 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated
extension cords.
Save These Instructions
In a double-insulation product, two systems of insulation are provided instead of
grounding. No grounding is provided on a double-insulated product, nor should a
means for grounding be added to the product. Servicing a double-insulated
product requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be
done only by qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts of a double-insulated product must be identical to the parts they
replace. A double-insulated product is marked with the words “DOUBLE INSULATION”
or “DOUBLE INSULATED”. The symbol “ ” may also be marked on the product.
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SAFETY FEATURES & ELECTRICAL POWER INFORMATION
PARTS AND DIAGRAM LIST
The pressure washer is equipped with a stop device that will sense when the trigger on
the gun is released. It will open the power circuit to the motor, and cause the pressure
washer motor to stop. The motor will start again when the trigger is pulled.
WARNING
The pressure washer is also equipped with a main power “ON/OFF” switch located
on the unit. It should always be moved to the “OFF” position when the pressure
washer is not being used to prevent possible injury or damage.
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Extension Cords
If possible, do not use extension cords with this product. However, if you must use one,
observe all of the warnings and instructions listed below:
CAUTION
This machine has been designed for use with detergents that are specifically approved for pressure washer use. The use of other cleaning detergents may affect the
operation of the machine and void the warranty.
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DANGER
Improper connection of power outlet can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with
a qualified electrician or service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the product—If it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Do not use
any type of adaptor with this product.
Use a sufficient gauge:
Maximum cable length: 50’ (15.2 m). Only use 12 or 14 AWG rated extension cords.
• Use only extension cords that are intended for outdoor use. These extension cords are
identified by a marking that reads “Acceptable for use with outdoor appliances; store
indoors while not in use.”
• Use only extension cords having an electrical rating not less than the rating of the product.
• Do not use damaged extension cords. Examine extension cord before using and replace
if damaged. Do not abuse extension cord and do not yank on any cord to disconnect.
• Keep cord away from heat and sharp edges.
• Always disconnect the extension cord from the receptacle before disconnecting the
product from the extension cord.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, keep all connections dry and off the ground. Do not
touch plug with wet hands.
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Item No.
Quantity
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Part Name
Parts Number
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Adjustable wand
XE06-020-0002
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Turbo wand
XE03-020-0001
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Spray gun
XE03-020-0003
D
1
High-pressure hose
XE03-020-0004
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1
Water filter
XE03-030-0001
F1
1
Quick-connect coupling
XE03-030-0003
F2
1
Inlet adapter
XE03-030-0002
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1
Handle
XE06-000-0002
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1
Detergent bottle assembly
XE06-020-0006
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1
Hose bracket
XE06-000-0003
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Gun holder
XE06-000-0004
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1
Power cord bracket
XE06-000-0005
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Screws
XE06-000-0006
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1
Needle (for nozzle cleaning)
XE03-062-0002
* Inlet adapter and water filter come pre-attached on the water inlet, located on the front of the
pressure washer.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Surface Preparation
Before starting any cleaning task, it is important to inspect the area for objects that could
create a hazard. Remove any objects from the work area that could be tripped over, such as
toys or outdoor furniture. Ensure that all doors and windows are closed tightly.
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Water Supply (Cold Water Only)
Only draw water through the unit. For use with cold water supply only. Water hose must be
at least a 1/2” (13 mm) in diameter. Flow rate of water supply must not fall below 2 GPM
(gallons per minute) [9.1 lpm (litres per minute)]. Flow rate can be determined by running
the water for one minute into an empty 5-gallon (19 L) container.
CAUTION
• Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with solvents (e.g.
paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc.).
• Dirt in the water inlet will damage the unit. To avoid this risk, we recommend checking
the water filter (located inside the water inlet. To clean it out see Maintenance section).
• Always prevent debris from being drawn into the unit by using a clean water source
and an additional accessory water filter if required.
• To prolong the life of the unit, rest the unit for 5 minutes after every 30 minutes of use.
Attach gun holder and power cord bracket.
Attach high pressure hose to the machine’s
water outlet (hand tighten only)
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Attach high pressure hose to the gun assembly
(hand tighten only).
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Assemble handle onto pressure washer
and attach hose bracket to handle. Tighten
the screws.
Insert choice of wand to the gun and twist
¼ turn to lock in position.
Connect detergent suction tube to the
bottle and attach to the handle.
Attach the inlet adapter to the machine’s
water inlet. Hand tighten only. (Some models
come with inlet adapter pre-assembled.
Check your unit.)
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Attach quick connect coupling to garden
hose (hand tighten only) and attach to inlet
adapter.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Attach garden hose to water supply and
turn water on.
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
USING THE ACCESSORIES
OFF
Make sure the ON/OFF switch is on the
OFF position.
Adjustable Spray Nozzle
The adjustable spray nozzle can be adjusted from fan to jet. The spray is adjusted from jet
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to fan spray by turning the nozzle.
CAUTION
Jet spray adjustment is very aggressive. Do not adjust while spraying.
WORKING WITH DETERGENTS
Working with detergent ensures a quick soaking of the dirt, and allows the high-pressure
water to penetrate and remove the dirt more effectively. Always spray detergent on a dry
surface, do not pre-soak area. Wetting the surface first dilutes the detergent and reduces
its cleaning ability.
Completely unwind power cord and plug the
unit into an outlet.
Depress trigger until there is a steady
stream of water.
To apply detergents you must be operating at low-pressure. This provides a gentle application of detergent, with the pressure equivalent to a lowest garden hose. The high-pressure
setting is used for cleaning; you cannot apply detergents when working at high-pressure.
Always test detergent in an inconspicuous area before use.
CAUTION
Only use cleaning detergents recommended for pressure washers.
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CAUTION
Drain unit after each use (for
storage): remove water
connection, turn ON the
machine for a few seconds
and press gun trigger to bleed
remaining water in the pump.
Turn OFF immediately.
ON
Press the ON Button.
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Engage gun safety lock.
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Set the adjustable wand to the lowpressure setting by pulling the nozzle out.
The wand must be set in the low-pressure
position to apply detergent.
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ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SHUTTING DOWN AND CLEANING UP
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are not using detergent, go directly to Step 2.) When you have finished using
1 (Iftheyoudetergent
injection system, fill detergent bottle with clean water. Siphon water at
low-pressure for one minute so that all detergent is flushed through system. Remove
detergent bottle and rinse it thoroughly.
2 Turn the switch to “OFF” (0) position.
3 Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
4 Turn off the water supply.
5 Press trigger to release any remaining water pressure.
6 Disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet on the unit.
7 Engage gun safety lock.
Gently pull detergent container out of storage position, and fill
with detergent. Push containers back into storage position.
on the pressure washer. Pull trigger to operate unit. The liquid detergent will automati4 Turn
cally mix with water, and be discharged through the nozzle at low pressure. Apply detergent
to a DRY work surface, from bottom to top.
detergent to remain on the surface for a short time before rinsing. Do not allow
5 Allow
detergent to dry on surface.
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Rinse with clean water under high pressure. On a vertical surface, rinse from the
bottom up, then rinse from the top down to avoid streaking. Hold nozzle 6-8” (15-20
cm) from the work surface, at a 45° angle.
you have finished using the detergent injection system, fill detergent bottle
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with clean water. Siphon water at low pressure for one minute, so that all detergent is
flushed through system. Remove detergent bottle, and rinse it thoroughly.
CAUTION
Damage may occur to painted surface if chemical is allowed to dry on surface. Wash
and rinse a small section at a time. Avoid working on hot surfaces or in direct sunlight.
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WARNING
Turn off water supply and squeeze trigger to depressurize the unit. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury due to discharge of high-pressure water.
TAKING A BREAK
If taking a break of five minutes or more:
1 Engage gun safety lock.
2 Turn unit to “OFF” (O) position.
3 Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
CAUTION
Failure to clean properly will cause the detergent injection system to become
clogged and inoperable.
CAUTION
Never use:
• Bleach, chlorine products and other corrosive chemicals
• Liquids containing solvents (i.e., paint thinners, gasoline, oils)
• Tri-sodium phosphate products
• Ammonia products
• Acid-based products
These chemicals will harm the unit and will damage the surface being cleaned.
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WINTERIZING AND LONG-TERM STORAGE
OPTIMUM WINTERIZING PROCEDURE
Winterizing your pressure washer will help protect and prolong its life. We strongly
recommend you follow the below steps using Pressure Washer Pump Saver (39-8602-0).
This will keep the internal parts lubricated, protected from rust, and prevents the pump
from freezing.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Connections
Connections on pressure washer hoses; gun and spray wand should be cleaned regularly
and lubricated with non-water soluble grease.
Spray Tips Only
Clogging of the spray tips causes the pump
pressure to be too high and cleaning is
immediately required. You can clean the
spray tips by carefully inserting the needle,
or a thin, sharp instrument (i.e. paperclip)
into the tip to rid it of deposits.
Pressure Washer Pump Saver hose onto the adaptor and quick-connect
1 Connect
coupling.
2 Depress button on top of Pump Saver container.
3 Continue until fluid exits the pressure hose.
4 Remove the hose from pump inlet.
Water Filter Screen
The pressure washer is equipped with a
water inlet screen to protect the pump.
If the screen is not kept clean, the flow
of water to the pressure washer will be
restricted and the pump may be damaged.
QUICK WINTERIZING PROCEDURE
If you cannot do the Optimum Winterizing procedure, you can still protect your pressure
washer from winter-damage by doing below:
1 Disconnect all water connections.
on the machine for a few seconds,
2 Turn
until the remaining water in the pump
1. To clean inner water screen, remove
quick-connector and remove the filter
screen from the pump inlet.
2. Rinse screen until it is free of debris
and blockage.
3. Replace screen and quick-connector
immediately to prevent any foreign
matter from entering the pump.
exits. Turn off immediately.
not allow high-pressure hose to
3 Do
become kinked.
the machine and accessories in
4 Store
a room that does not reach freezing
Recommended: Pressure Washer Pump
Saver (39-8602-0)
temperatures. Do not store near
furnace or other sources of heat as it
may dry out the pump seals.
CAUTION
Drain gun assembly of any remaining water. Aim gun downwards and squeeze trigger.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repairs.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Motor will not start.
On/Off switch is in the
“OFF” (O) position.
Turn switch to the “ON”
( | ) position.
Power cord is not plugged in.
Plug in power cord.
Extension cord is too long.
Extension cord is not
proper gauge.
Extension cord is damaged.
Replace extension cord
with either a 25’ (7.6 m)
14AWG cord or a 50’ (15 m)
14AWG cord.
Electrical outlet does not
supply adequate power.
Try a different outlet.
Tripped pressure washer
circuit breaker
Allow to cool, and restart unit.
Diameter of garden hose is
too small.
Replace with a 1” (25 mm) or
5/8” (16 mm) garden hose.
Water supply is restricted.
Check garden hose for
kinks, leaks and blockage.
Unit does not reach
high pressure.
Output pressure varies high
and low.
Not enough water supply.
Open water source fully.
Water inlet filter is clogged.
Remove filter and rinse in
warm water.
Power nozzle is in lowpressure position.
Turn power nozzle to highpressure position.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger
gun until a steady flow of
water emerges through
the nozzle.
Not enough inlet water supply.
Turn water on fully. Check
garden hose for kinks, leaks
or blockage.
Pump is sucking air.
Check that hoses and
fittings are airtight. Turn
“OFF” machine, and purge
pump by squeezing trigger
gun until a steady flow of
water emerges through
the nozzle.
Water inlet filter is clogged.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Output pressure varies high
and low. (continued)
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.
Blow out or remove debris
with a fine needle.
Calcified gun, hose or
power nozzle.
Run distilled vinegar
through detergent tank.
Detergent container is empty.
Add more detergent.
Detergent bottle or suction
tube not properly connected.
Check connections.
Detergent is too thick.
Dilute detergent.
Filter on detergent suction
tube is clogged.
Run warm water through
filter to remove build-up.
Nozzle is in high-pressure
position.
Turn nozzle tip to
low-pressure position.
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.
Blow out or remove debris
with a fine needle.
Loose fittings.
Tighten fittings.
Missing/worn rubber washer.
Insert new washer.
Spray wand, extension, or
nozzle leaks.
Broken o-ring or plastic insert.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
Pump is noisy
Pump is sucking air
Check that hoses and fittings are airtight. Turn off
machine and purge pump
by squeezing trigger gun
until a steady flow of water
emerges through the nozzle.
Water filter is clogged.
Remove water filter and
rinse in warm water.
Loose fittings.
Check that all fittings are tight.
Water seals are damaged
or worn.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline
Oil seals are damaged or
worn.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline
Detergent not working.
Garden hose connection leaks.
Water leaks from pump (up
to 10 drops per minute
is permissible).
Oil is dripping
Remove filter and rinse
with warm water.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Motor buzzes but fails to run.
Supply voltage
below minimum.
Verify that only the pressure washer is running on
this circuit.
System has residual pressure.
Turn unit “OFF”, squeeze
trigger on spray wand to
release pressure, then turn
unit “ON”.
Voltage loss due to
extension cord.
Unplug any extension cords
attached and plug the unit
directly into the outlet.
Pressure washer not used
for long periods.
Call the Toll-Free Hotline.
Residual friction among
components. Unit might
hum.
Disconnect water supply
and power ON for 2 to 3
seconds, repeat couple
times or until the motor
starts.
Water supply is OFF.
Turn ON water supply.
Kink in the garden hose.
Remove kink in garden
hose.
No Water
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