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TFC 400
OPERATOR MANUAL
Clarke MODEL 56380773
11/09 Rev C
Document Number 56380889
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is only suitable for commercial use, for example, in hotels, schools, hospitals,
factories, shops, and offices other than normal residential housekeeping purposes.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the
following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• Always use the power cord that comes with the machine and includes a GFCI (Ground
Fault Circuit Interrupter). Never use the machine without connecting to power through a
GFCI.
• Do not leave the machine when it is plugged in. Unplug the unit from the outlet when not
in use and before servicing.
• To avoid electric shock, do not expose to rain or snow. Store and use indoors.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used near children.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
• Do not use with a damaged cord or plug. If the appliance is not working as it should, has
been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center.
• Do not pull by the cord, use the cord as a handle, damage the cord, or allow the cord or the
machine near heated surfaces.
• Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To unplug, grasp the cord end.
• Do not handle the plug, the cord, or the machine with wet hands.
• Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of
dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
• Keep loose clothing, hair, fingers, and all parts of your body away from the openings and
moving parts.
• Do not pick-up anything that is burning or smoking, or any health endangering dusts.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• Always use chemicals with a pH between 4 and 12, and never introduce the chemicals in
the tank. Always use the chemical siphoning system.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, and do not use in any areas where
these may be present.
• If foam or liquid comes out with the vacuum exhaust, switch the power off immediately.
Verify that there are not foreign objects from preventing the float ball from moving freely.
Contact Clarke if the problem persists.
• Liquid ejected at the spray nozzle could be dangerous as a result of its temperature,
pressure, or chemical content.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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INTRODUCTION
This manual will help you to get the most from your Clarke All Purpose Cleaner. Read it thoroughly
before operating the machine.
This product is intended for commercial use only.
PARTS AND SERVICE
Repairs, when required, should be performed by Clarke service personnel using original replacement
parts and accessories. Call Clarke for repair parts or service.
Please specify the Model and Serial number when calling about your machine.
NAME PLATE
The model and serial number of your machine are shown on the Name Plate on the machine.
This information is needed when ordering parts for the machine.
Use the space below to note the model and serial numbers of your machine.
MODEL NUMBER/NAME: __________________________________________________
SERIAL NUMBER: ________________________________________________________
NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR DISTRIBUTOR: ______________________________
UNPACKING
When the machine arrives, carefully inspect the shipping carton and the machine for damage. If
damage is evident, save the shipping carton so that it can be inspected by the carrier.
Contact the Clarke customer service department immediately to file a freight damage claim.
DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THIS SECTION
IMPROPER USE WILL VOID THE WARRANTY
• Always use a defoamer when foaming occurs to prevent vacuum motor damage.
• To keep fittings, pumps, and lines from damage during freezing conditions, use RV anti-freeze in
the pump or keep the machine inside heated areas.
• Do not let the pump run dry.
• All chemicals should be added through the feed system and NOT in the tank.
• All extension cords must have a rating of at least 12/3 (12 gauge cord). Extension cords should
be no longer than 50 feet. Replace the plug immediately if the ground prong becomes damaged
or is broken off.
• DO NOT use water heated to greater than 120 °F (50 °C).
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KNOW YOUR MACHINE DESCRIPTIONS
Operator Handle (1): Operator holds onto this handle to move the machine from one location to
another.
Solution Tank Lid (2): This lid screws off so the tank can be filled. The solution fill hose is
tethered to the lid, and hangs inside the arm of the Operator Handle.
Tools & Accessories (3): Various accessories can be stored on the machine.
Basket (4): This lift-off carrying basket sits on top of the round lid on the Recovery tank.
Recovery Hose (5): Waste water is picked-up through this hose.
Chemical Container Holders (6): Two molded-in bottle holders for chemical jugs.
Spray Hose (7): This hose delivers water from the machine to the cleaning tool.
Drain Hose (8): This hose is used to empty the recovery tank. NOTE: hold the end of the hose
above the water level in the tank to avoid sudden, uncontrolled flow of waste water when you
remove the cap, then lower the hose slowly to control the rate of discharge.
Quick Disconnect (9): Point of attachment for the Spray Hose (7).
Switch Plate (10): The machine’s on/off switches for the vacuum and for the pump are located
here and this is where the valve to change chemical feeds is located.
Castors and Wheels (11): Castors pivot for ease of steering, and large back wheels make it
easy to roll the machine from location to location.
Switch Plate (10): The machine’s on/off switches for the vacuum and for the pump are located
here and this is where the valve to change chemical feeds is located.
Power Cord (12): The 25 ft. power cord connects to a power cord pigtail on the rear of the
machine.
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KNOW YOUR SWITCH PLATE
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Vacuum Switch (1): turns on the vacuum motor.
Chemical Valve (2): switches between the two chemical containers. When the selector is pointed
straight down, the valve is off and neither chemical is selected. When the selector is pointed
directly towards one or the other symbols, that chemical is selected.
Solution Pump Switch (3): turns on the solution pump.
Quick Connect (4): this is where solution comes out of the machine and the attachment point for
the solution hose.
METERING TIPS
The chemical metering tips allow you to select the ratio of chemical to water, as the water flows out
of the machine. Insert the correct metering tip for the desired mixture into the chemical siphon tube.
METERING TIPS
COLOR
Orange
Pink
Dark Green
Yellow
Light Blue
Burgundy
Black
HOLE SIZE
0.007
0.012
0.014
0.016
0.020
0.022
0.048
MIX RATIO
1 oz : 128 oz
1 oz : 64 oz
1 oz : 50 oz
1 oz : 32 oz
1 oz : 20 oz
1 oz : 15 oz
1 oz : 5 oz
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FLOW RATE
1.0 oz/gal
2.5 oz/gal
3.0 oz/gal
5.0 oz/gal
6.0 oz/gal
9.0 oz/gal
20 oz/gal
OPERATION
1)
Insert the appropriate metering tips into the chemical feed lines (see illustration, page 5).
2)
Fill the holding tank with warm water (not exceeding 120 °F). Do not add any chemical to
the tank.
3)
Prepare the area for cleaning by emptying waste receptacles, clearing debris, removing
paper products, blowing out vents, and sweeping floors.
4)
Connect the 25 ft power cord to the pig-tail on the rear of the machine. Test the GFCI on
the power cord before each use. Plug the GFCI protected power cord into an outlet.
5)
PRIME THE PUMP: Attach the priming hose to the outlet quick disconnect and place the
open end of the hose into the recovery tank. Turn on the pump and let it run until the pump
is completely primed (no visible air in the water stream). Turn the pump off.
NOTE: prime the machine before you place the chemical feed tubes into chemical
containers.
Disconnect the priming hose and attach the solution hose to the quick disconnect.
Attach the spray gun to the other end of the solution line.
Place chemicals in the molded-in chemical bottle containers on the rear of the machine.
Insert one of the feed lines into one of the chemical containers. Secure the line by screwing
on the cap. The chemical will feed from which ever container the selector valve on the switch
plate is turned towards and when the gun is used in the low pressure setting. Use chemicals
with a pH of between 4 and 12. Never add chemicals to the clean water tank.
Set the spray gun to low pressure by sliding the pressure selector forward (low pressure
= forward; high pressure = back).
Turn on the pump switch (push button) and spray through the gun for a few seconds to fill
the line with solution.
Apply the chemical to the walls and fixtures from the bottom up. Spray the floor last as you
work your way out of the room.
Allow the chemical to work for the proper amount of dwell time, according to the chemical
manufacturer’s directions. Agitate heavily soiled areas with a scrub brush.
Turn off the chemical injector valve by turning the selector to the down position.
Set the spray gun to high pressure and rinse the area from the top down.
Connect the vacuum hose, attach the squeegee, and turn on the vacuum (rocker switch).
Squeegee off the mirrors, pick up the liquid off the floor with the floor tool. If you have the
optional blow dry hose, use it to dry the fixtures.
Drain the recovered water into a utility sink or toilet. NOTE: Keep the top of the drain hose
higher than the water level in the tank to avoid uncontrolled discharge of water when you
open the cap on the hose.
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CAUTION
To avoid vacuum motor damage, always use a defoamer any time foam is present. Before you
turn on the vacuum always make sure the filter screen on the ball float is clean and that the ball
can travel freely.
RE-PRIMING THE PUMP
If the pump looses prime between jobs, follow the instructions to PRIME THE PUMP, above. If
that doesn’t get water flowing, put the priming hose into the vacuum inlet hose barb and cover the
rest of the space around the priming hose with your hand. Turn on the vacuum (with the pump
also running) and let the suction of the vacuum assist in getting water into the pump.
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TFC-400
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PART LIST
ITEM
PART No.
QTY
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56380907
56380780
56380782
56380774
56380783
56380909
56380912
56380924
56380919
56380939
56380930
56380793
56380843
56380841
56380923
56380908
56380902
56380929
56380805
56380787
56380934
56380797
56380798
56380894
56380935
56380799
56380925
56380913
56380940
56380941
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DESCRIPTION
Lid and gasket, recovery tank
Hose kit, drain, priming and vac inlet
Hose kit, water inlet and chemical metering
Power cord, 25 ft, with GFCI
Pig Tail, for Power cord, with cord retainer
Vacuum motor kit, with gasket and hose
Tank, Recovery, complete
Vacuum inlet kit
Switch plate kit, complete
Switch kit, three switches
Pallet, component mounting, empty *
Lid, with fill hose, holding tank/base
Fasteners kit
Lid and ring, 4”
Pump and motor, 400 psi, complete
Motor, DC, pump drive
Pump, 400 psi, complete, no motor
Filter, pump in-line, with hoses
Hose, vacuum, 25 ft, complete with cuffs
Quick disconnect kit, with washers
Grommets and foam
Cap, drain, and brass fitting
Castor kit
Castor/Squeegee mounting plate
Holding tank/base
Wheel kit
Pressure regulator, for 400 psi pump
Chemical Injector and Metering Tip kit
Gun sleeve and gaskets
Seals and rivets, for switch plate
MISCELLANEOUS PARTS
56380921
*56380928
Label kit, “TFC 400” & warning
Pallet assembly with components, complete
REV C 11-2009
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TOOLS
Tool Kit, standard, complete -- # 56380937
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56380854
56380853
56380838
56380855
56108027
56108028
56108072
56380802
56108024
56380852
56380805
56380938
Squeegee, hand-held, 12”
Handle, 12”, for hand squeegee
Solution hose, complete, 25 ft
Brush, dual surface, polypropylene
Wand, two-piece, snap fit
Squeegee,14’, for floor
Spray gun, complete
Metering tip kit, two each of seven sizes
Priming hose assembly, for 400 psi pump
Handle, black, 54”
Recovery hose, 25 ft
Tote box
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
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2
3
4
5
6
56380856
56380857
56380888
56209089
56380871
56380877
Mop frame
Mop, microfiber, package of six
Squeegee assembly, 24”
Squeegee assembly, 30”
Mount assembly, mechanical, for squeegee head
Blower hose assembly, with nozzle
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MAINTENANCE
1)
Use only approved chemicals at the recommended mix ratios. All chemicals
should be added through the feed system and NOT added directly to the water in
the solution tank to prevent possible damage to the pump, seals, or other
components.
2)
For optimum performance, flush the Chemical Feed lines after every job by
replacing the chemical containers with containers of clear water and spraying
through the gun until the fluid stream is clear. See the Maintenance Schedule,
below.
3)
The pump seals and/or valves in the high pressure pumps may need to be
replaced after about 1000 hours of use, if the pump begins to loose
performance or to leak. The pressure regulator valve may need to be when a drop
in the spraying pressure at the tool is apparent.
4)
If the 4”, clear lid is removed from the top of the base (solution tank), you will
need to apply a silicone sealant to the threads when you reinstall the lid to seal for
vacuum leaks.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
ITEM
DAILY WEEKLY QUARTERLY YEARLY
x
x
Flush chemical lines
Check/clean vac inlet filter
Clean solution filter
Check vacuum motor airways
Check pump for leaks
Check vacuum motor brushes *
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* Have Clarke check the carbon brushes once a year or after about 500 hours of operation.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Vacuum motor:
Water lift:
Air flow:
Tank constructions:
Solution tank capacity:
Recovery tank: capacity:
Application flow:
Vac & Solution hose length:
Power cord:
Height:
Width:
Length:
Machine weight:
2-stage, 8 amp
97”
100 CFM
Rotationally molded polyethylene
20 gallon
13 gallon
400 psi
25 feet
25 feet
38.5 inches
21.25 inches
34 inches
92 lbs
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NOTES:
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Clarke® U.S. WARRANTY
This Clarke Industrial/Commercial Product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use and service for a period of three years from the date of purchase,
when operated and maintained in accordance with Clarke’s Maintenance and Operation instructions.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser for use of the product. It does not cover
wear parts such as electrical cable, rubber parts, hoses, and motor brushes.
If difficulty develops with the product, you should:
(a) Contact the nearest authorized Clarke repair location or contact Clarke Service Operations
Department 14600 21st Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447, for the nearest Clarke repair location.
Only those locations are authorized to make repairs to the product under this warranty.
(b) Return the product to the nearest Clarke repair location. Transportation charges to and from
the repair location must be prepaid by the purchaser.
(c) Clarke will repair the product or replace any defective parts without charge within a reasonable
time after the receipt of the product.
Clarke’s liability under this warranty is limited to repair of the product and/or replacement of
parts and is given to the purchaser in lieu of all other remedies, including INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN. THERE ARE
NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE HEREOF. NO
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE
IMPLIED. A warranty registration cared is provided with your Clarke product. Return the card to
assist Clarke in providing the performance you expect from your new machine.
CLARKE®, 14600 21st Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447
Clarke® reserves the right to make changes or improvements
to its machine without notice.
Always use genuine Clarke® parts for repair.
14600 21st Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55447
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