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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
hose
powering
system
BY BRIGGS & STRATTON
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Manual No. 314016 Revision -
Thank you for purchasing this quality-built Amplifi™ Hose Powering System. We are pleased that you’ve placed your confidence in the
Amplifi brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your Amplifi Hose Powering System will
provide many years of dependable service.
Amplifi Hose Powering Systems are built and serviced proudly by Briggs & Stratton®.
This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with Hose Powering Systems and how
to avoid them. Because Briggs & Stratton does not necessarily know all the applications this Hose Powering System could be used for,
it is important that you read and understand these instructions thoroughly before attempting to start or operate this equipment. Save
these original instructions for future reference.
This Hose Powering System requires final assembly before use. Refer to the Assembly section of this manual for instructions on final
assembly procedures. Follow the instructions completely.
Where to Find Us
You never have to look far to find Briggs & Stratton support and service for your Hose Powering System. Consult your Yellow Pages.
There are over 30,000 Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealers worldwide who provide quality service. You can also contact Briggs
& Stratton Customer Service by phone at (800) 743-4115, or on the Internet at www.amplificleaning.com.
Hose Powering System
Model Number
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Serial Number
Date Purchased
Copyright © 2011. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
Milwaukee, WI, USA. All rights reserved.
Briggs & Stratton Power Products is a registered
trademark of Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Table of Contents
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Equipment Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Unpack Hose Powering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Prior to Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Install Batteries Into Spray Gun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connect Hoses and Water Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Transporting the Hose Powering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to Start Your Hose Powering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to Stop Your Hose Powering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
How to Use the Spray Gun Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Sprayer Removal/Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Usage Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Other Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Applying Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hose Powering System Rinsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
General Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hose Powering System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Nozzle Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Pump and Motor Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Winter or Long Term Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Initial Storage Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Protecting the Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Final Storage Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Owner Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Operator Safety
Equipment Description
Read this manual carefully and become familiar with
your Hose Powering System. Know its applications,
its limitations, and any hazards involved.
The Hose Powering System operates at a maximum of 150 PSI
and a flow rate of up to 5.2 gallons per minute (19.68 liters per
minute).
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in
this manual is accurate and current. However, we reserve the
right to change, alter, or otherwise improve the product and this
document at any time without prior notice.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection
This product must be properly grounded. This Hose Powering
System is equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
The device will disconnect both power conductors to the load
circuit in the event of an interruption in either or both supply
circuit power conductors. If a malfunction or breakdown occurs,
the GFCI provides protection. If replacement of the plug or cord
is required, use only identical replacement parts.
The electrical power cord must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances. Read the instructions on the plug
for use or see How to Start Your Hose Powering System.
WARNING Risk of electrocution.
• Keep all electrical connections dry and off the ground.
• NEVER touch plug with wet hands.
• NEVER cut or remove grounding blade (round longer pin) on
GFCI attachment plug.
Automatic Shut-Off
The Hose Powering System is equipped with a sensor that will
detect that water flow has stopped when releasing or locking the
spray gun trigger. The sensor will cause the motor to shut off for
as long as the spray gun trigger is released or locked.
If the motor continues to run when the spray gun trigger is
released or locked, DO NOT USE THE MACHINE. Call the Hose
Powering System helpline at (800) 743-4115 for assistance.
NOTICE The Hose Powering System is equipped with a main
power ON/OFF switch. The switch should always be moved to the
OFF position (O) when the Hose Powering System is not being
used to prevent possible damage.
Motor Overload
The electric motor in this Hose Powering System is equipped
with an overload protection device (thermostat). This device will
automatically shut off the motor if the motor overheats or draws
excessive current.
If the overload protection device is tripped, disconnect the power
supply by turning the master ON/OFF switch to the OFF position
(O). Let unit cool for 30 minutes. Then turn the master ON/OFF
switch to the ON position (I) to resume operation.
Extension Cords
We Do Not recommend the use of extension cords with this
device. If it is necessary to use one, you must use only extension
cords that are approved for outdoor use. These extension cords
are identified by a marking “ACCEPTABLE FOR USE WITH
OUTDOOR APPLIANCES.” Extension cords are not recommended
unless they are plugged into a ground-fault-protected receptacle.
DO NOT use damaged extension cords. Also observe the
following specifications:
Cable Length:
Wire Gauge:
Up to 25 feet (8 m)
14 AWG
50 feet (15 m)
12 AWG
Always disconnect the extension cord from the receptacle before
disconnecting the GFCI from the extension cord.
Important Safety Information
Please read and understand this entire manual before attempting
to assemble, operate or service the product. Follow the
maintenance instructions specified in this manual. If you have
any questions regarding the product, please call customer service
at (800) 743-4115, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., CST, Monday - Friday.
Safety Symbols and Meanings
Chemical Burn
Slippery Surface
Read Manual
Fall
Projectile
Electrical Shock
Flying Objects
The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury
hazard. A signal word (DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION) is used
with the alert symbol to designate a degree or level of hazard
seriousness. A safety symbol may be used to represent the type
of hazard. The signal word NOTICE is used to address practices
not related to personal injury.
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result
in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE address practices not related to personal injury.
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WARNING Risk of electrocution. Contacting both power
conductors, at the same time could cause electric
shock or burn resulting in death or serious injury.
• Connect only to a properly grounded outlet. DO NOT remove
ground pin from plug.
• Inspect cord before each use, DO NOT use if cord is
damaged.
• Keep all connections dry and off the ground.
• DO NOT touch plug with wet hands.
• DO NOT run cord through doorways, windows, holes in
ceilings, walls, or floors.
• DO NOT walk on cord.
• DO NOT drive over, drag or place objects over cord.
• DO NOT spray near power source.
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WARNING Use of Hose Powering System could create
puddles and slippery surfaces.
Risk of kickback. Spray gun could kickback
causing you to fall resulting in death or
serious injury.
Operate the Hose Powering System from a stable surface.
Do not overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep good
footing and balance at all times.
The cleaning area should have adequate slopes and drainage
to reduce the possibility of a fall due to slippery surfaces.
Be extremely careful if you must use the Hose Powering
System from a ladder, scaffolding, or any other similar
location.
Firmly grasp spray gun with both hands when using power
spray modes to avoid injury when spray gun kicks back.
WARNING Chemical Burn Hazard.
Chemicals could cause burns resulting in
death, serious injury and/or property damage.
Always wear indirect vented (chemical splash) safety goggles
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 when using chemicals.
DO NOT substitute safety glasses or dry-condition goggles
for indirect vented safety goggles.
DO NOT use caustic liquid with Hose Powering System.
Use ONLY pressure washer safe detergents/soaps. Follow all
manufacturers instructions.
WARNING Risk of fire. Spraying flammable liquids could
result in death, serious injury and/or property damage.
• DO NOT spray flammable liquids.
WARNING Risk of fire. Overheated cord could result in
death, serious injury, and/or property damage.
WARNING Risk of eye or bodily injury. Spray could splash
back, propel objects or cause internal harm resulting
in serious injury.
• DO NOT allow CHILDREN to operate the Hose Powering
System.
• Keep operating area clear of all persons.
• Inspect garden hose before each use. NEVER repair garden
hose. Replace with a heavy duty garden hose.
• DO NOT repair leaking connections with sealant of any kind.
Replace hose gasket.
• Keep hose connected to Hose Powering System and spray
gun while system is pressurized.
• ALWAYS point spray gun in safe direction while system is
pressurized and squeeze spray gun trigger to release high
pressure, every time you turn off the unit. Engage trigger lock
when not in use.
• DO NOT aim spray gun at people or animals.
• DO NOT drink from hose connected accessories.
• DO NOT secure spray gun in open position.
• DO NOT leave spray gun unattended while the Hose Powering
System is in ON (I) position.
• DO NOT use a spray gun which does not have a trigger lock
or trigger guard in place and in working order.
• Always be certain spray gun and accessories are correctly
attached.
• Stay alert – watch what you are doing.
• DO NOT operate the product when fatigued or under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
WARNING This product contains lead and lead
compounds, known to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash your hands after
handling this product.
NOTICE Improper treatment of Hose Powering System could
damage it and shorten its life.
• If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or
contact authorized service center.
• DO NOT operate units with broken or missing parts, or
without protective housing or covers.
• DO NOT by-pass any safety device on the Hose Powering
System.
• DO NOT modify the Hose Powering System in any way.
• Before starting the Hose Powering System in cold weather,
check all parts of the equipment to be sure ice has not formed
there.
• DO NOT move the Hose Powering System by pulling on
hoses. Move unit using the transport handle supplied.
• Use ONLY branded accessories intended for use with this
product.
• Uncoil cord completely prior to use.
• DO NOT cover cord with any material.
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Assembly
Read entire operator’s manual before you attempt to
assemble or operate your new Hose Powering
System.
Your Hose Powering System requires some assembly but
is quickly ready for use. If you have any problems with the
assembly of your Hose Powering System, please call the Hose
Powering System helpline at (800) 743-4115.
Tools Needed
• Needle nose pliers.
• Phillips screw driver.
Items Not Included
• Long (100 ft [30.48 m] max.) Amplifi brand heavy duty
garden hose or equivalent with 400 psi minimum burst
pressure.
• 4 AA Batteries.
Install Batteries Into Spray Gun
1. Remove screw (A) from battery pack (B).
A
B
2. Remove battery pack.
3. Open battery door (C). Be careful not to damage rubber seal.
D
Unpack Hose Powering System
1.Remove everything from carton except for the pump and
hose pot assembly.
2.Open carton completely by cutting each corner from top to
bottom to remove the pump and hose pot assembly.
Items in the carton include:
• Pump and hose pot assembly
• Hose pot cover
• Spray gun with detergent bottle
• Detachable transport handle
• 15 ft (4.5 m) inlet garden hose
• Parts bag (which includes the following):
• Operator’s manual
• Owner’s registration card
Check all contents. If any parts are missing or damaged, call the
Hose Powering System helpline at (800) 743-4115.
Become familiar with each component before assembling the
Hose Powering System. Identify contents with the illustration
shown in Features and Controls.
Prior to Operation
1. Please fill out and send in the registration card.
2. Read and perform the following instructions while paying
close attention to all warnings and notices.
NOTICE Connect ONLY to water source capable of supplying
a minimum of 6 gpm at 30 psi. Inspect all equipment, hoses
and accessories thoroughly before each use, DO NOT use if
damaged.
• DO NOT use light duty discharge garden hose.
• ONLY use branded accessories intended for use with this
product.
• For optimum performance, use a 15 foot inlet hose and 50 foot
discharge hose 5/8 inch or greater.
• Replace only with original equipment parts.
• To order, call (800) 743-4115 or visit
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C
B
4. Insert 4 AA batteries (D) into battery pack EXACTLY as
illustrated.
5. Close battery door.
6. Replace battery pack onto spray gun.
7. Replace screw in battery pack.
Connect Hoses and Water Supply
NOTICE Use ONLY cold water (less than 100°F).
1. Attach 15 ft. (short) inlet garden hose to water supply.
2. Run water through inlet garden hose for 30 seconds to flush
the hose of debris. Turn off water.
3. Remove and discard shipping cap from the unit’s water inlet
using a needle nose pliers.
4. Confirm water inlet screen (E) is installed.
E
NOTICE If inlet screen is damaged or missing, DO NOT use
Hose Powering System. Call (800) 743-4115 for assistance.
NOTICE DO NOT run the pump without the water supply
connected and turned on.
• Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
5. Attach opposite end of 15 ft. inlet garden hose to Hose
Powering System’s water inlet coupling (E). Tighten by hand.
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6. Attach (long) heavy duty discharge garden hose to pump
outlet (A) inside hose pot. Tighten by hand. Turn on water and
run for 30 seconds to flush system. Turn off water.
NOTICE Use Amplifi brand heavy duty garden hose or equivalent
with 400 psi minimum burst pressure.
A
Transporting the Hose Powering System
NOTICE Use handle for transporting unit over smooth level
surfaces only. For stairs and uneven surfaces, carry unit using
assistance.
WARNING Lifting hazard. Single person lift could result in
serious injury. Use assistance when moving or lifting.
Use team lift.
1. Remove cover from the Hose Powering System.
2. Slide the transport handle (E) down completely into the slot
as illustrated.
7. Uncoil long garden hose and attach opposite end of hose (B)
to spray gun (C). Tighten by hand.
E
C
B
8. Turn ON water, point gun in a safe direction, release trigger
lock (D) and squeeze trigger to purge pump system and spray
gun of air.
TRIGGER LOCK ON
3. Reinstall the cover.
4. Lift handle to transfer the unit’s weight to the transport
wheels.
D
Checklist Before Starting Pump Motor
Review the unit’s assembly to ensure you have performed all of
the following.
1. Be sure to read Operator Safety and Operation before using
the Hose Powering System.
2. Check for properly tightened hose connections.
3. Check to make sure there are no kinks, cuts, or damage to
hoses.
TRIGGER
4. Provide aLOCK
properOFF
water supply at an adequate flow.
5. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical source.
5. Using the handle, move the Hose Powering System to the
desired location.
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Features and Controls
Read the Operator’s Manual and safety rules before operating your Hose Powering System.
Compare the illustrations with your Hose Powering System to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and
adjustments. Save this original manual for future reference.
A
K
B
J
C
H
D
G
F
E
A-Warning Label — Identifies hazards to be avoided when
using your pressure washer.
B-Garden Hose Water Outlet — Connect with Amplifi brand
heavy duty garden hose or equivalent with 400 psi minimum
burst pressure. 100 ft (30.48 m) maximum length (not
included).
C-Pump and Pot Assembly — The pump is located at the base
of the pot. The pot is used to store the hoses, spray gun,
transport handle and electric cord(s).
D-Garden Hose Water Inlet — Connect to water supply using a
short garden hose.
E-Spray Gun — Controls the application of water onto cleaning
surface with trigger device. Includes trigger lock and cleaning
detergent bottle.
F-Transport Handle — Used to safely move the Hose Powering
System over smooth, level surfaces to a desired location.
G-Garden Hose — 15 ft (4.5 m) inlet garden hose (included).
H-Master ON/OFF Toggle Switch — Push top of switch in (I)
for ON. Push Bottom of switch in (O) for OFF.
J-Electric Cord with GFCI — The Hose Powering System and
operator is protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI).
K-GFCI Indicator — When RED indicator is illuminated, the
GFCI device is working properly. See Operation.
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Operation
8. Press TEST button (B). The red indicator should disappear.
How to Start Your Hose Powering System
Follow the instructions below in the order presented. If you have
any problems operating your Hose Powering System, please call
the Hose Powering System helpline at (800) 743-4115.
1. Using the transporting handle, place Hose Powering System
near an outside water source capable of supplying water at
a flow rate greater than 6 gallons per minute (22.7 l) and no
less than 30 PSI (2.07 BARS) at the Hose Powering System
end of garden hose. DO NOT siphon supply water.
2. Connect shorter inlet garden hose to water inlet.
3. Check that longer heavy duty discharge garden hose is tightly
connected to spray gun. See Connect Hoses and Water
Supply for illustrations.
NOTICE DO NOT run the pump without the water supply
connected and turned on.
• Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this
instruction will void warranty.
4. Turn ON water, point gun in a safe direction, disengage
trigger lock and squeeze trigger to purge pump system of air.
5. Remove any dirt or foreign matter from spray gun outlet and
rotate multi nozzle spray head to desired spray pattern. See
How to Use the Spray Gun Nozzles for details.
6. Press the master ON/OFF switch (A) to the OFF position (O).
A
B
D
C
9. Press RESET button (C). The red indicator (D) should
illuminate.
NOTICE DO NOT use the Hose Powering System if above test
fails.
10.Press the master ON/OFF switch (A) to the ON position (I).
11.Point gun in a safe direction, disengage trigger lock and
squeeze trigger. The Hose Powering System motor will start
and stop as spray gun trigger is depressed and released (only
when power nozzles are selected).
NOTICE A short delay for the pump to turn on after the trigger
is squeezed is normal. A longer more flexible hose will result in a
longer starting delay.
The Hose Powering System is now ready for use. Instructions for
use of the supplied accessories are given later in this section.
NOTICE It will take a few seconds for the water to pressurize the
spray gun.
How to Stop Your Hose Powering System
7. Plug electrical power cord into an electrical circuit rated
for 120 Volts AC at 15 Amps that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
The red indicator on the GFCI should appear.
NOTICE The red indicator must be visible for the Hose Powering
System to operate.
The Hose Powering System motor runs only when the trigger
is engaged and a power nozzle is selected. To stop the Hose
Powering System and turn off the motor:
1. Release spray gun trigger.
2. Press the master ON/OFF switch to OFF position (O).
NOTICE Releasing the trigger will shut off the motor but does
not shut off electrical power to the unit.
3. Turn off water supply.
4. ALWAYS point spray gun in a safe direction and squeeze
spray gun trigger to relieve built up pressure in the unit.
NOTICE Spray gun traps high water pressure, even when motor
is stopped and water is disconnected.
5. Engage trigger lock.
6. Disconnect GFCI plug from outlet and coil power cord.
7. Coil discharge hose.
8. Flush detergent bottle by removing it from spray gun and
pouring out all remaining solution.
9. Rinse detergent bottle out with fresh clean water.
10.Reinstall detergent bottle onto spray gun. Store discharge
hose, power cord, spray gun and handle in hose pot.
11.Install cover on unit.
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How to Use the Spray Gun Nozzles
Sprayer Removal/Reassembly
You should now be familiar with how to START and STOP your
Hose Powering System. If not, please refer to the previous
section to familiarize yourself with STARTING and STOPPING the
system before continuing.
The information in this section will instruct you how to adjust
the spray pattern and to apply pressure washer safe detergents/
soaps.
The selector nozzle allows you to switch between five different
spray pattern nozzles. Spray patterns can be changed while
pressure washer master switch is in the ON (I) position; however,
make sure spray gun trigger safety lock is engaged. The spray
patterns vary as shown below.
1. The sprayer assembly (C) can be separated from the trigger
assembly (D) by pressing the two buttons (E) and twisting the
trigger assembly 90 degrees in either direction, then pulling
them apart.
E
D
C
Multi Nozzle
F
2. Reattach the trigger assembly (D) to the sprayer assembly
(C) by pressing the two buttons (E) and inserting the trigger
assembly into the sprayer assembly at a 90 degree angle.
D
C
E
E
B
A
The Amplifi Sprayer has a multi nozzle spray head.
A Power Jet — High pressure line of water.
B Power Shower — High pressure cone of water.
C Power Fan — High pressure fan of water.
D Gentle Fan — Low pressure fan of water
E Gentle Shower — Low pressure cone of water.
Spray Patterns
D
C
F
3. Then rotate the trigger assembly to the position shown below.
Release the two buttons (E) to lock the assemblies into
position.
ABCDE
The Power nozzles are designed to turn the pump ON for more
water pressure and flow, and the Gentle nozzles are designed to
turn the pump OFF for standard garden hose pressure.
To use a specific nozzle
1. Rotate the spray head (A) so the desired nozzle is at the top
of the sprayer and is aligned with the arrow (B). Make sure
the spray head clicks into place.
B
A
NOTICE The trigger can be used with other Amplifi accessories.
Please visit www.amplificleaning.com for additional information.
Usage Tips
• If you position spray nozzle too close to cleaning surface,
especially using high pressure mode, you may damage
surface being cleaned.
• For bucket and pool filling, remove the sprayer assembly (C).
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Other Tips
Hose Powering System Rinsing
Starting at top of area to be rinsed, work downward using long,
even, overlapping strokes.
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Water large plant beds with power shower.
Use gentle shower for delicate plants or single planters.
Power Jet allows max performance on second stories.
A short delay for the pump to turn on after the trigger is
squeezed is normal. A longer more flexible hose will result
in a longer starting delay.
Applying Detergent
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WARNING Chemical Burn Hazard.
Chemicals could cause burns resulting in
death, serious injury and/or property damage.
Always wear indirect vented (chemical splash) safety goggles
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1 when using chemicals.
DO NOT substitute safety glasses or dry-condition goggles
for indirect vented safety goggles.
DO NOT use caustic liquid with Hose Powering System.
Use ONLY pressure washer safe detergents/soaps. Follow all
manufacturers instructions.
Other Cleaning Tips
• NEVER leave the Hose Powering System unattended while
it is plugged into an electrical outlet and while water is
supplied to the equipment.
• If you have the nozzle too far away from the surface being
washed, the cleaning may not be as effective.
Your Hose Powering System is equipped with Detergent on
DemandTM.
To apply detergent, follow these steps:
1. Review use of multi nozzle as shown in How to Use the Spray
Gun Nozzles.
2. Prepare your detergent solution as required by job to be
performed.
3. Rotate sprayer bottle (A) 90 degrees counter-clockwise and
pull from spray gun.
B
C
A
4. Fill bottle with detergent solution.
5. Place suction hose back into sprayer bottle.
6. Replace bottle (A) onto sprayer body and rotate 90 degrees
clockwise until it clicks into place.
7. Squeeze trigger (B) to spray water only. Press the red button
(C) to pump detergent into the water stream.
NOTICE Trigger must be pressed along with the red button to
apply detergent.
8. Apply detergent to a dry surface, starting at lower portion
of area to be washed and work upward using long, even,
overlapping strokes.
9. Allow detergent to “soak in” for 3-5 minutes before washing
and rinsing. Reapply as needed to prevent surface from
drying. To prevent streaking, Do Not allow detergent to dry on
surface.
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Maintenance
General Recommendations
Regular maintenance will improve the performance and extend
the life of the Hose Powering System. See any authorized dealer
for service.
The Hose Powering System’s warranty does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive
full value from the warranty, the operator must maintain the Hose
Powering System as instructed in this manual, including proper
storage.
NOTICE Should you have questions about replacing components
on your Hose Powering System, please call (800) 743-4115 for
assistance.
Before Each Use
1. Clean debris.
2. Check water inlet screen for damage.
3. Check hoses for leaks.
4. Check spray gun assembly for leaks.
5. Rinse out garden hose to flush out debris.
Hose Powering System Maintenance
Clean Debris
Daily or before use, clean accumulated debris from Hose
Powering System. Inspect cooling air slots and openings (D) on
the Hose Powering System. These openings must be kept clean
and unobstructed.
D
E
The Hose Powering System parts should be kept clean to reduce
the risk of overheating and ignition of accumulated debris.
• Use a damp cloth to wipe exterior surfaces clean.
NOTICE Improper treatment of the Hose Powering System can
damage it and/or shorten its life.
• DO NOT insert any objects through cooling slots.
Check and Clean Water Inlet Screen
Examine water inlet screen (E). If the screen is dirty, clean with a
small brush and water. If the screen is damaged, replace it.
Check Hoses
Hoses can develop leaks from wear, kinking or abuse. Inspect
hoses before each use. Check for cuts, leaks, abrasions, bulging
or damage to hose covering, and that couplings are not damaged
and rotate freely. If any damage is found, replace with Amplifi
brand heavy duty garden hose or equivalent with 400 psi
minimum burst pressure.
Check Gun and Nozzles
Examine hose connection to spray gun and make sure it is
secure. If water leaks from this connection, replace hose gasket.
Separate the trigger assembly from the sprayer assembly (see
Sprayer Removal/Reassembly. Check the o-ring located on the
trigger assembly connector tube. The o-ring is used to prevent
water leaks. Keep o-ring lubricated with silicone grease. Normal
usage will cause wear on o-ring and mating surfaces. Replace
o-ring if damaged.
Nozzle Maintenance
Excessive pump pressure can cause a pulsing sensation felt while
squeezing the spray gun trigger. The principal cause of excessive
pump pressure is a nozzle clogged or restricted with foreign
materials such as dirt, etc. A clogged nozzle could lead to pump
cycling ON/OFF or not turning on even when there is some flow.
To correct the problem, immediately clean the nozzle by following
these instructions:
1. Press the master ON/OFF switch to the OFF (O) position.
Remove power cord plug from electrical outlet.
2. Disconnect water supply at the Hose Powering System.
3. Pull spray gun trigger to relieve water pressure, then engage
the trigger lock.
4. Separate the trigger assembly from the sprayer assembly.
5. Use a cleaning wire or bent paper clip to carefully free any
foreign material clogging or restricting nozzle and water inlet
screen.
6. Using a garden hose, remove additional debris by back
flushing water through nozzle. Back flush between 30 to 60
seconds.
7. Reconnect the trigger assembly to the sprayer assembly.
8. Reconnect water supply to Hose Powering System and turn
on water.
9. Plug power cord into electrical outlet and press the master
ON/OFF switch to the ON (I) position.
10.Test the Hose Powering System by making sure each of the
five nozzles operate properly.
Pump and Motor Maintenance
The Hose Powering System does not require any maintenance
to the pump or motor. Both assemblies are pre-lubricated and
sealed, requiring no additional lubrication ever.
Battery Replacement
Replace batteries as described in Install Batteries Into Spray Gun.
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Winter or Long Term Storage
Water should not remain in the unit for long periods of time.
Sediments or minerals can deposit on pump parts and “freeze”
pump action.
Initial Storage Procedures
1. Flush detergent bottle by removing it from spray gun and
pouring out all remaining solution.
2. Rinse detergent bottle out with fresh clean water.
3. Run the Hose Powering System with the “Power Jet” high
pressure nozzle selected. Flush for one or two minutes.
4. Press the master ON/OFF switch to the OFF (O) position.
Remove power cord plug from electrical outlet.
5. Turn off water supply. Point gun in a safe direction, disengage
trigger lock and squeeze trigger to relieve trapped pressure.
After a few moments, release trigger on spray gun.
6. Disconnect garden hose from the water supply and the Hose
Powering System. Disconnect pressure hose from the pump
and the spray gun.
7. Drain water from hoses and spray gun, then use a cloth or
equivalent to wipe off all exterior surfaces.
8. Ensure that inlet and outlet hoses are disconnected from the
pump. Then drain water from pump by tipping unit upside
down.
NOTICE Water left in the pump could freeze and damage the
pump.
Protecting the Pump
To protect the pump from damage caused by mineral deposits
or freezing, use PumpSaver, Model 6039, to treat pump. This
prevents freeze damage and lubricates pistons and seals.
NOTICE PumpSaver is available as an optional accessory. It is
not included with the Hose Powering System. Contact the nearest
authorized service center to purchase Pump Saver.
NOTICE You must protect your unit from freezing temperatures.
• Failure to do so will permanently damage your pump and
render your unit inoperable.
• Freeze damage is not covered under warranty.
To use PumpSaver, make sure the Hose Powering System is
turned off and inlet and outlet hoses are disconnected. Read and
follow all instructions and warnings given on the PumpSaver
container.
Final Storage Procedures
1. Coil hoses and power cord(s) into hose pot.
2. Remove batteries from spray gun.
3. Reinstall detergent bottle onto spray gun. Store spray gun
and transport handle in hose pot.
4. Install cover and store unit in a clean, dry area that is
protected from freezing temperatures.
5. Cover unit with a suitable protective cover that does not retain
moisture.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Pump has following problems:
failure to produce pressure, erratic
pressure, chattering, loss of
pressure, low water volume.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Water inlet is blocked.
Inadequate water supply.
Inlet hose is kinked or leaking.
Clogged inlet hose screen.
Water supply is over 100°F (38°C).
Discharge hose is blocked or leaks.
7. Nozzle is obstructed.
8. Pump is faulty.
1. Water supply is not turned on.
2. Unit is not turned on.
3. Water pressure is too low.
Unit fails to start in powered
settings (power jet, power shower,
power fan).
4. Inlet hose is too long.
5. Discharge hose is too long.
6. Debris in pump.
Pump turns ON in Gentle settings
(gentle fan, gentle shower).
Detergent fails to mix with spray.
Correction
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Clear inlet.
Provide adequate water flow.
Straighten inlet hose or replace if leaking.
Check and clean inlet hose screen.
Provide cooler water supply.
Clear blocks in discharge hose or replace
hose.
7. Clean nozzle.
8. Contact Briggs & Stratton service facility.
1. Turn on water supply.
2. Turn on unit / reset GFCI.
3. If on a well, increase tank pressure to 40
psi.
4. Use only 15 ft (4.5 m), 5/8” inch inlet hose.
5. Use of a discharge hose longer than 50 ft
(15.24 m), may reduce performance. Do Not
use a hose longer than 100 ft (30.48 m).
6. Separate trigger assembly from sprayer
assembly (see Sprayer Removal/
Reassembly). Press trigger to start unit and
purge debris from pump.
1. Water pressure is too high.
1. If on a well, decrease tank pressure to 40
psi.
1. Batteries in spray gun are dead.
1. Replace with new batteries. See Install
Batteries Into Spray Gun.
2. Install batteries correctly. See Install
Batteries Into Spray Gun.
2. Batteries installed incorrectly.
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BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC HOSE POWERING SYSTEM OWNER WARRANTY POLICY
Effective January 1, 2011; replaces all undated Warranties and all Warranties dated before January 1, 2011
LIMITED WARRANTY
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC will repair or replace, free of charge, any part(s) of the hose powering system that is defective in material
or workmanship or both. Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser. This
warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions stated below. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in
our dealer locator map at BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM.
THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some
states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country.
WARRANTY PERIOD
Consumer Use
90 Days
Commercial Use
None
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail consumer or commercial end user, and continues for the period of time stated above.
“Consumer use” means personal residential household use by a retail consumer. “Commercial use” means all other uses, including use for commercial,
income producing or rental purposes. Once equipment has experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be considered as commercial use for purposes of
this warranty.
NO WARRANTY REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON BRIGGS & STRATTON PRODUCTS. SAVE YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE
RECEIPT. IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF OF THE INITIAL PURCHASE DATE AT THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS REQUESTED, THE MANUFACTURING
DATE OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE WARRANTY PERIOD.
ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY
We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced. Any Authorized Service Dealer may perform warranty repairs. Most warranty
repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. For example, warranty service would not apply if
equipment damage occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping, handling, warehousing or improper installation. Similarly, the
warranty is void if the manufacturing date or the serial number on the pressure washer has been removed or the equipment has been altered or modified.
During the warranty period, the Authorized Service Dealer, at its option, will repair or replace any part that, upon examination, is found to be defective under
normal use and service. This warranty will not cover the following repairs and equipment:
• Normal Wear: Outdoor Power Equipment, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts and service to perform well. This warranty also does not cover
normal maintenance such as filters, adjustments, cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, lime, dirt, and so forth).
• Installation and Maintenance: This warranty does not apply to equipment or parts that have been subjected to improper or unauthorized installation or
alteration and modification, misuse, negligence, accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper maintenance, repair or storage so as, in our judgment,
to adversely affect its performance and reliability. This warranty also does not cover normal maintenance such as filters, adjustments, chemical system
cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, lime, dirt, and so forth).
• Other Exclusions: This warranty excludes wear items such as quick couplers, seals, o-rings, pumps that have been run without water supplied or damage
or malfunctions resulting from accidents, abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or freezing or chemical deterioration. Accessory
parts, such as guns, and hoses, are excluded from the product warranty. This warranty excludes used, reconditioned, and demonstration equipment
and failures due to acts of God and other force majeure events beyond the manufacturers control. 314785E, Rev. -, 01/12/2011
BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC
MILWAUKEE, WI, USA
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Amplifi Hose Powering System
Product Specifications
*
*
Max Outlet Pressure ..................................................... 150 PSI
Flow Rate..................................................................... 5.2 GPM
Detergent Mix.......................................... See MFR’s Instructions
Water Supply Temperature............... Not to exceed 100°F (38°C)
Motor.....................................................................Induction Type
Rated Voltage........................................................... 120 Volts AC
Current............................................................................13 Amps
*Individual performance will vary based on variables such as inlet water
pressure.
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
P.O. Box 702
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53201-0702 U.S.A.
(800) 743-4115
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