Clarke L30 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

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ENCORE
Operator's
Manual
S30/L30
U.S. Patent No. 6,557,207
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CAUTION: Read the Operator's Manual before using the appliance.
This book has important information for the use and safe operation of this machine. Failure to read this
book prior to operating or attempting any service or maintenance procedure to your Clarke machine could
result in injury to you or to other personnel; damage to the machine or to other property could occur as
well. You must have training in the operation of this machine before using it. If operator(s) cannot read
this manual, have it explained fully before attempting to operate this machine.
Si Ud. o sus operadores no pueden leer el Inglés, se hagan explicar este manual completamente antes
de tratar el manejo o servicio de esta máquina.
All directions given in this book are as seen from the operator’s position at the rear of the machine.
For new books write to: Clarke®, 2100 Highway 265, Springdale, Arkansas 72764.
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Table of Contents
Operator Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................................ 3
Introduction & Machine Specifications ............................................................................................................. 5
Procedures for Transporting Machine ............................................................................................................. 6
Symbols Used on Encore S30/L30 ................................................................................................................. 8
Machine Control Panel ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Machine Controls and Features ...................................................................................................................... 11
How to Prepare the Machine for Operation ...................................................................................................... 12
How to Install the Batteries ................................................................................................................ 12
Battery Maintenance ........................................................................................................................... 13
How to Charge the Batteries ............................................................................................................. 14
How to Adjust Brush Cleaning Path .................................................................................................. 15
How to Install a Brush or Pad Driver ................................................................................................. 15
How to Remove a Brush or Pad Driver .............................................................................................. 16
How to Operate the Machine ............................................................................................................................ 16
How to Operate the Squeegee .......................................................................................................... 16
Filling the Solution Tank .................................................................................................................... 16
Operating the Machine ....................................................................................................................... 17
How to Clean a Dirty Floor ................................................................................................................. 18
Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
Procedures Before Work is Began .................................................................................................... 19
Procedures to Perform at the End of Work ........................................................................................ 20
Procedures to Perform Every Week ................................................................................................... 21
Maintenance for the Squeegee .......................................................................................................... 22
How to Adjust the Squeegee ............................................................................................................. 22
How to Clean the Solution Line ......................................................................................................... 23
How to Center or Off set Brushhead ................................................................................................. 23
Accessories ...................................................................................................................................................... 25
SECTION II - Parts and Service Manual
How to Correct Problems in the Machine ........................................................................................................ 28
Encore S30/L30 Final Assembly Drawing ....................................................................................................... 30
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 31
Recovery Tank Drawing ................................................................................................................................... 32
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 33
Solution Tank Assembly Drawing .................................................................................................................... 34
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 35
Rear Panel Assembly Drawing ........................................................................................................................ 36
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 37
Control Panel Assembly Drawing .................................................................................................................... 38
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 39
Squeegee Lift Assembly Drawing ................................................................................................................... 40
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 41
Squeegee Assembly Drawing ......................................................................................................................... 42
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 43
Frame Axle Assembly Drawing ........................................................................................................................ 44
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 45
Brush Head Assembly Drawing ...................................................................................................................... 46
Parts List ............................................................................................................................................ 47
Optional Brake Assembly Drawing and Parts List "S" Model .......................................................................... 48
Optional Brake Assembly Drawing and Parts List "L" Model .......................................................................... 49
Vacuum Motor Drawing and Parts List ............................................................................................................ 50
Gearbox Assembly Drawing and Parts List ..................................................................................................... 51
Brush Motor Assembly Drawing and Parts List ............................................................................................... 52
Transaxle Repair Parts .................................................................................................................................... 53
Battery Charger Drawing and Parts List .......................................................................................................... 54
Encore S30 Connection Diagram .................................................................................................................... 55
Encore S30 Electrical Schematic ..................................................................................................................... 56
Encore L30 Connection Diagram .................................................................................................................... 57
Encore L30 Electrical Schematic ..................................................................................................................... 58
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OPERATOR SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
AVERTISSEMENT
ADVERTENCIA
DANGER:
Failure to read and observe all DANGER statements could result in
severe bodily injury or death. Read and observe all DANGER
statements found in your Owner's Manual and on your machine.
WARNING:
Failure to read and observe all WARNING statements could result
in injury to you or to other personnel; property damage could
occur as well. Read and observe all WARNING statements found in
your Owner's Manual and on your machine.
CAUTION:
Failure to read and observe all CAUTION statements could result in
damage to the machine or to other property. Read and observe all
CAUTION statements found in our Owner's Manual and on your
machine.
DANGER:
Failure to read the Owner's Manual prior to operating or attempting any service or
maintenance procedure to your Clarke machine could result in injury to you or to
other personnel; damage to the machine or to other property could occur as well.
You must have training in the operation of this machine before using it. If you or
your operator(s) cannot read English, have this manual explained fully before
attempting to operate this machine.
DANGER:
Operating a machine that is not completely or fully assembled could result in injury
or property damage. Do not operate this machine unless it is completely
assembled. Inspect the machine carefully before operation.
DANGER:
Machines can cause an explosion when operated near flammable materials and
vapors. Do not use this machine with or near fuels, grain dust, solvents, thinners,
or other flammable materials. This machine is not suitable for picking up hazardous
dust. Use only commercially available floor cleaning waxes intended for machine
operation.
DANGER:
Lead acid batteries generate gases which can cause an explosion. Keep sparks
and flames away from batteries. Do not smoke around the machine. Charge the
batteries only in an area with good ventilation. Make sure that the AC charger plug
is unplugged from the wall receptacle before connecting or disconnecting the DC
plug to or from the battery pack.
DANGER:
Working with batteries can be dangerous! Always wear eye protection and
protective clothing when working near batteries. Remove all jewelry. Do not put
tools or other metal objects across the battery terminals, or the tops of the
batteries.
DANGER:
Using a charger with a damaged power cord could result in an electrocution. Do
not use the charger if the power cord is damaged.
WARNING:
Operating this machine from anywhere other than the back of the machine could result in
injury or damage. Operate this machine only from the rear.
WARNING:
This machine is heavy. Get assistance before attempting to transport or move it. Use
two able persons to move the machine on a ramp or incline. Always move slowly. Do
not turn the machine on a ramp. Do not use on surfaces having a gradient exceeding that
marked on the appliance. Read the "Procedures For Transporting" in this manual before
transporting as machine might topple over if not secured.
WARNING:
Machines can topple over and cause injury or damage if guided over the edges of stairs or
loading docks. Stop and leave this machine only on a level surface. When you stop the
machine, put all switches into their "OFF" position. Turn the key switch "OFF" and
remove the key.
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WARNING:
Maintenance and repairs performed by unauthorized personnel could result in damage or
injury. Maintenance and repairs must be performed by authorized Clarke personnel
only.
WARNING:
Any alterations or modifications of this machine could result in damage to the machine or
injury to the operator or other bystanders. Alterations or modifications not authorized by
the manufacturer voids any and all warranties and liabilities.
WARNING:
Electrical components of this machine can "short-out" if exposed to water or moisture.
Keep the electrical components of the machine dry. Wipe the machine down after each
use. This appliance is for dry use only and is not to be used or stored outdoors in wet
conditions.
WARNING:
Operating a machine without observing all labels and instructional information could result
in injury or damage. Read all machine labels before attempting to operate. Make sure all
of the labels and instructional information are attached or fastened to the machine. Get
replacement labels and decals from your Clarke distributor.
WARNING:
Wet floor surfaces can be slippery. Water solutions or cleaning materials used with this
type of machine can leave wet areas on the floor surface. These areas can cause a
dangerous condition for the operator or other persons. Always put "Caution" signs
around/near the area you are cleaning.
WARNING:
Improper discharge of waste water may damage the environment and be illegal.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has established certain regulations
regarding discharge of waste water. City, state and national regulations regarding this
discharge may also be in effect in your area. Understand and follow the regulations in
your area. Be aware of the environment hazards of chemicals that you dispose.
WARNING:
Only use the brushes provided with the appliance or those specified in the Operator's
Manual. The use of other brushes may impair safety.
CAUTION:
Use of this machine to move other objects or to climb on could result in injury or damage.
Do not use this machine as a step or furniture. Do not ride on this machine.
CAUTION:
Your machine warranty will be voided if anything other than genuine Clarke parts are
used on your machine. Always use Clarke parts for replacement.
CAUTION:
This machine contains lead acid batteries. The batteries must be disposed of in an
environmentally acceptable manner.
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Clarke® Operator's Manual -Encore S30/L30
Introduction & Machine Specifications
Introduction & Machine Specifications
Clarke’s newly designed Encore S30 and L30 automatic scrubbers are efficient and superior floor
cleaning machines. The Encore uses two brushes to scrub a path 30 inches wide. A squeegee wipes
the floor while the vacuum motor removes the dirty solution from the floor - all in one pass.
The Encore S30 comes complete with either four - 6 volt batteries or two - 12 volt batteries, one battery
charger, either two brushes or two pad drivers, and one operator’s manual.
The Encore L30 comes complete with four - 6 volt batteries, one battery charger, either two brushes or
two pad drivers, and one operator’s manual.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Model
Machine Power Supply
Encore L30
24 Volt D.C.,
(4) 6V 250 AH Deep Cycle Batteries or
(4) 6V 330 AH Deep Cycle Batteries
Pad or Brush
2 per machine
Traverse
Traverse Forward Speed
Traverse Reverse Speed
Battery Protection
Motor Vacuum
Solution Tank
Solution Level
Recovery Tank
Recovery Full Indicator
Parabolic Squeegee
Gimbal Style
Encore S30
24 Volt D.C.,
(2) 6V 195 AH Deep Cycle Batteries or
(4) 6V 250 AH Deep Cycle Batteries or
(4) 6V 330 AH Deep Cycle Batteries
3-Lug Driver Style
0.5 hp (0.4 kW) Transaxle
Variable to 250 ft./min (76 m/min)
Variable to 190 ft./min. (58 m/min)
Brush Assist
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Squeegee Operation
Cleaning Swath
Motor, Brush
Brush / Pad Size
Brush Speed
Brush Pressure
Brush Solution Retention
Drive Wheels
Caster
Charger
Grade Cleaning
Length
Width
Height
Weight
Line of Sigh (from Operator
Height): 68 inches (173 cm)
Warranty
Noise
Vibration
Low Voltage
3/4 HP, 3 stage, Acoustical High Efficient Tangential
20 Gallons (76 liters)
Calibrated level indicator on rear of machine
20 Gallons (76 liters)
Electric Shut-Off
Swing type with breakaway feature, No tool operation feature
39 inches (99 cm) hard width with 41 inches (104 cm) flex blade width.
Reverse direction on floor and 3 - position manual lever style operation
30 inch (76 cm) adjustable head
0.75 HP (0,56 kW) 5.2:1 High Torque Gear Box
(2) 15 inch (38 cm)
200 RPM
0-150 lbs. / 0-68 kg.
Fiber Bristles
(2) 8 in. x 2 in. (20 cm x 5 cm) Neoprene tread
Dual 4 in. x 2 in. (10 cm x 5 cm)
24 V D.C., 25 Amp, 115/60 or 24 V D.C., 25 Amp, 230/50
5 Degree (6%)
2%
56 inches (142 cm)
28 inches (71 cm)
43 inches (109 cm)
871 lb / 395 kg
71 dBA
< 2.5 m/s2
7.5 feet (2.3 m)
Machine 3 Years, Polydur tanks- 8 years
Batteries- 18 months, pro-rated
71 dBA
<2.5 m/s2
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Procedures For Transporting
How to Put the Machine Into a Van or Truck
WARNING:
This machine is heavy. Get
assistance before attempting
to transport or move it. Use
two able persons to move the
machine on a ramp or
incline. Always move slowly.
Do not turn the machine on a
ramp. Do not stop and leave
the machine on a ramp or
incline. The loading ramp
must be a minimum of 32"
wide.
WARNING:
Machines can topple over if
guided over the edges of
stairs or loading docks and
cause injury or damage.
Stop and leave this machine
only on a level surface.
When you stop the machine,
put all switches into their
"OFF" position.
Figure #1
1. Make sure the loading ramp is at least eight
(8) feet (2.5m) long and a minimum of 32" (0.8m)
wide, and strong enough to support the machine.
2. Make sure the ramp is clean and dry.
3. Put the ramp in position.
4. Remove squeegee assembly, brush housing and
brush or pad driver before loading. Clarke
recommends that both the solution tank and
recovery tank are empty before loading.
5. Turn key switch "ON" (on L30 model only).
6. Align the machine on a level surface five (5) feet
(2 m) in front of the ramp.
7. Put the traverse knob at full speed (on L30 model
only).
8. For the L30 machine, push in either one of the
forward/reverse switches while pushing in the
white reverse switch. Back the machine up the
ramp. See figure 1.
9. For the S30 machine, push the machine backwards to the top of the ramp.
10. Turn the key switch "OFF".
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Procedures For Transpoting (cont.)
11. Fasten the machine to the vehicle. Clarke
recommends a strap over the top of the
machine and a strap to keep the machine from
rolling forward or backwards. If this is not
done, there is a possibility of the machine
toppling over. Four tie down points (2 along
each side of frame) are provided on machine for
securing machine.
How to Remove the Machine From a Van or
Truck
1. Make sure there are no obstructions in the area.
2. Make sure the unloading ramp is at least eight
(8) feet (2.5m) long and a minimum of 32"
(0.8m) wide, and strong enough to support the
machine.
Figure #2
3. Make sure the ramp is clean and dry.
4. Put the ramp in position.
5. Unfasten the machine.
WARNING:
The machine is heavy.
Make sure you use two able
persons to assist in moving
the machine down the
ramp.
6. On S30 model, get two people to pull machine
off ramp. It is recommended that the "S" model
be unloaded in the forward position.
7. Turn the key switch "ON". (L30 model only)
8. Set the traverse center knob to the slowest
forward speed setting. Carefully and slowly,
drive the machine to the top of the ramp and
start down.
9. While pushing in the right or left forward/reverse
switch the machine will go forward. See figure
2.
10. As the machine begins to travel down the ramp,
push in the forward/reverse switch to maintain a
slow downward speed.
11. Replace squeegee assembly, brush housing,
and brush or pad driver after machine is
unloaded and ready to use.
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SYMBOLS USED ON ENCORE S30 and L30
Warning
("L Class" & "S Class')
Solution Control
("L Class" & "S Class")
Power
("L Class" & "S Class")
Brush Up/Down
("L Class" & "S Class")
Traverse Speed Control
("L Class")
Traverse Directions Forward
(Traverse and Solution, and Brush Rotation)
("L Class" )
Traverse Directions Reverse
(Traverse and Solution, and Brush Rotation)
("L Class" )
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SYMBOLS USED ON ENCORE S30 and L30
Solution/Brush Motors
("S Class" )
Warning Label
("L Class" & "S Class")
with parking brake
Warning Label
("L Class" & "S Class")
without parking brake
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Machine Control Panel
Circuit Breakers (See Fig 3, Items "F", "G", "H", "I" & "J")
The circuit breaker reset buttons are located on the
rear cover. The breakers are located as follows:
Item F - Actuator Head (5 amp)
Item G - Vacuum Motor (30 amp)
Item H& I - Brush Motor (40 amp)
Item J - Traverse Motor (25 amp) (L30 only)
If a circuit breaker trips, determine which motor is not
operating and turn the key switch "OFF". Wait five
minutes and push the reset button back in. Turn the
key switch "ON" and try again. An authorized service
person should be contacted if the breaker trips again.
Key Switch (See Figure 3, Item "A")
The key switch turns "ON" the power to the control
panel. "O" is "OFF" and "I" is "ON".
Forward Reverse Switch (See Figure 3, Item "B")
On Traverse ("L") Model Only - The forward/reverse
switch turns the traverse motor "on" forward and if the
brush motors are in the down position, activates the
brush motors/solution control module. There is a two
second delay for the pad motor to stop after releasing
the switch. Either the right or the left switch can be
used. Use either switch in conjunction with the white
reverse switch to reverse the traverse motor.
"S" Model - These switches activate brush motors
and solution/control module if brush motors are in the
down position.
Control Handles (See Figure 3, Item "K")
The control handles are located at the rear of the
machine. They are used to guide the machine.
Solution Control Knob (See Figure 3, Item "L")
The solution control knob regulates the flow of chemical solution to the floor. To increase the flow, turn
knob clockwise. To decrease the flow, turn counter
clockwise. Full counter clockwise is OFF and full
clockwise is ON.
Battery Meter (See Figure 3, Item "C")
The battery meter indicates the relative charge on the
battery pack. Do not continue to run the machine
when the needle is in the "red" area. This will shorten
the life of the battery pack.
Brush Pressure Meter (See Figure 3, Item "D")
The pad pressure meter indicates the relative amount
of pressure the pad is putting on the floor. To maximize run time on a battery charge, keep the needle
towards the center of the green area.
Traverse Speed Knob (See Figure 3, Item "M")
To increase speed, turn knob clockwise.
Brush Motor Switch (See Figure 3, Item "N")
To activate brush motor, push brush position switch to
down position. Brush Motor and solution flow will
activate when the traverse buttons are pushed. To
shut brush motor off, hold brush position switch in up
position until actuator stops.
Reverse Switch (See Figure 3, Item "E")
On Traverse Model Only
The reverse switch, when used in conjunction with one
of the forward/reverse switches, causes the machine to
reverse directions. The reverse speed is 70% of the
forward speed.
Vacuum Motor Switch (See Figures 4 & 5, pg. 11)
To activate vacuum motor, lower squeegee handle.
Handle has two positions. Lowest position is
operating position and the middle position is transport
to clear vacuum hose.
Hour Meter (Not Illustrated) (Option)
The hour meter indicates the number of hours the
machine has operated. It runs only when the brush
motor is on.
K
E
A
M
K
B
B
C
N
G
L
FGH I J
K
D
H
Figure 3
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Machine Controls and Features
Squeegee Lift Handle, See Figures 4 and 5
The squeegee lift handle is located below the control
handles in the center. It is used to raise or lower the
squeegee. The vac motor is turned on when the
handle is lowered to either the first or last position.
Float Shut Off, See Figure 6
The shut-off switch for the vac motor is located in the
recovery tank. It automatically turns off the vac motor
when the recovery tank is full. NOTE: If excessive
foaming occurs in recovery tank, defoamer must
be added. Damage to vacuum motor could result
from foam.
Parking Brake (Optional), See Figure 7
NOTE: Parking Brake must be used if operating
machine on greater than 2% gradient.
The parking brake prevents movement of the machine.
Figure 4
CAUTION: Do not activate the parking brake
while the machine is moving.
"L" Model - The brake is located on the right hand
side of the machine on the transaxle motor. Turn
the key switch off or disconnect the power to the
battery to apply the brake.
There is a mechanical lever located on the brake.
This lever is an override. To manually release the
brake, rotate the lever clockwise. To return the
brake to normal or to apply the brake, rotate the
lever up counter clockwise.
NOTE: If the lever is left in the override
position, the brake will not function with the
key switch, and the machine will not operate.
Figure 5
"S" Model - The brake is located to the left hand
rear of the machine. Press pedal to activate brake
and release pedal to disengage brake.
Figure 7
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Figure 6
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How To Prepare the Machine For Operation
How To Install The Batteries
The Encore machines uses either two 12-volt batteries or
four - 6 volt batteries. The batteries are located in the
battery compartment under the recovery tank.
To install the batteries, follow this procedure:
1. Turn machine off. Set brake (if equipped).
2. Make sure recovery tank is empty.
3. Tip up the recovery tank until it locks in the full open
position. See figure 8A.
CAUTION: Before raising the tank, be sure
tank is empty.
NOTE: There is an intermediate position available
for holding the recovery tank open for charging
batteries. See figure 8B.
WARNING:
Figure 8A
Do not operate or perform maintenance on the machine while the
recovery tank is in the intermediate
position. The tank can be accidentally bumped and it may slam shut.
4. Place the batteries in the tray as shown in
figure 8C.
WARNING:
The batteries are heavy. Lifting
batteries without help could result in
an injury. Get help to lift the batteries.
WARNING:
Working with batteries can be
dangerous. Always wear eye
protection and protective clothing
when working near batteries. NO
SMOKING!
5. Connect the cables between batteries and install
long battery cable assembly as indicated. See
figure 8C.
Figure 8B
6. Join the connector from the battery pack to the
connector on the control panel. See figure 9.
7. Close recovery tank by pulling up on the latch arm
and then slowly lowering the tank.
NOTE:
Charge the batteries before using the
machine.
Figure 9
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Figure 8C
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How To Prepare the Machine For Operation
Battery Maintenance
The electrical power to operate the machine comes
from the storage batteries. Storage batteries need
preventative maintenance.
WARNING:
Working with batteries can
be dangerous. Always wear
eye protection and protective
clothing when working near
batteries. NO SMOKING!
Correct Level
To maintain the batteries in good condition, follow
these instructions:
1. Keep the electrolyte at the correct level. The
correct level is between 1/4" (1/2 cm) below the
bottom of the tube in each cell and above the
tops of the plates. Check the level of the electrolyte each time you charge the batteries. See
figure 10.
Figure 10
NOTE: Check the level of electrolyte prior to charging
the batteries. Be sure the plates in each cell are
covered with electrolyte before charging. Do not top
off the cells prior to charging the battery. Electrolyte
expands during charging. As a result, the electrolyte
could overflow from the cells. Always top off the cells
with distilled water after charging.
CAUTION: Irreversible damage will occur to
the batteries if electrolyte does
not cover the plates. Keep the
electrolyte at the correct level.
CAUTION: Machine damage and discharge
across the tops of the batteries
can occur if the batteries are over
filled. Do not fill the batteries up
to the bottom of the tube in each
cell. Wipe any acid from the
machine or the tops of the batteries. Never add acid to a battery
after installation.
CAUTION: Batteries must be refilled with
distilled water only. Do not use
tap water as it may contain
contaminants that will damage
batteries.
2. Keep the tops of the batteries clean and dry.
Keep the terminals and connectors clean. To
clean the top of the batteries, use a damp cloth
with a weak solution of ammonia or bicarbonate
of soda solution. To clean the terminals and
connectors, use a terminal and connector
cleaning tool. Do not allow ammonia or bicarbonate of soda to get into batteries.
Clarke® Operator's Manual - Encore S30/L30
Figure 11
3.
Keep the batteries charged.
4.
To drain battery compartment: (See figure 11)
a. Always wear protective eye protection and
protective clothing.
b. Add a weak solution of ammonia or bicarbonate of soda solution to battery compartment to
neutralize any spilled acid.
c. Pull drain hose out from under transaxle.
d. Place hand behind flange and open valve.
e. When empty, close valve.
f. Replace valve and drain hose on top of
transaxle.
g. Neutralize any acid spills with ammonia or
bicarbonate of soda.
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How To Prepare the Machine For Operation
How To Charge The Batteries
WARNING: Charging the batteries in an area
without adequate ventilation could
result in an explosion. To prevent
an explosion, charge the batteries
only in an area with good
ventilation.
WARNING: Lead acid batteries generate gases
which could explode. Keep sparks
and flames away from batteries. NO
SMOKING!
WARNING: Failure to disconnect the AC plug
from the wall receptacle before
connecting or disconnecting the DC
connector on the charger could
result in an explosion. Always
disconnect the AC plug from the
wall receptacle before connecting
or disconnecting the DC connector
on the charger.
Figure 12
("S" Model)
To charge the batteries, follow this procedure:
1. Put the charger on a flat surface. Make sure the
vents on the sides are at least two inches away
from walls and other objects. Make sure there are
no objects near the vents on the bottom of the
charger.
2. "L" Model - when key is off, brake is activated.
Make sure key is off.
"S" Model - Set the parking brake (if provided) by
putting it into the down position. See figure 12.
Make sure the key switch is in "OFF" position.
Figure 13A
3. Before charging the batteries the battery
compartment needs to be vented. To vent
compartment, tip up the recovery tank until it locks
in either of the two open positions. See figure 13A.
To close the tank, pull up on the latch arm and then
slowly lower the tank to the closed position.
CAUTION: Before raising tank, be sure tank is
empty.
NOTE: There is an intermediate position available
for holding the recovery tank open for charging
batteries. See figure 13B.
WARNING: Do not operate or perform
maintenance on the machine while
the recovery tank is in the
intermediate position. The tank can
be accidentally bumped and it may
slam shut.
To place the tank in the intermediate position, pull up
on the latch arm while raising the recovery tank until it
slips into the knotch area of arm. While pulling up on
the latch arm,carefully lower the recovery tank making
sure it is securely locked into place. See figure 13B. To
release the latch arm, tip the recovery tank up slightly
while pushing down on the latch arm and then slowly
lower the tank.
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Figure 13B
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How To Prepare the Machine For Operation
4. Disconnect the battery pack connector from the control
housing connector. See figure 14A.
5. Connect the DC connector on the charger to the battery
pack connector. See figure 14B.
6. Connect the charger to a properly grounded single phase
(3-wire) wall receptacle having the input voltage, frequency, and ampere capacity specified on the nameplate
of the charger.
For more information on the use of the charger, read
the instructions supplied with the charger.
Figure 14A
How To Adjust Brush Cleaning Path from 24" to 26"
1. Insure brush head is in up position.
2. Turn the key switch "OFF" and remove the key.
3. Open front cover.
4. Raise plunger pin and rotate brush head. See figure 15.
5. Insure plunger pin is engaged in brush plate.
6. Close front cover.
How To Install The Brushes Or Pad Drivers
To install the brushes or pad drivers on the machine,
follow this procedure:
1. Turn the key switch "ON".
Figure 14B
2. Raise the brush head by pressing and holding the brush
switch until brush head is in its full up position.
3. Turn the key switch "OFF" and remove the key.
4. Go to the front of the machine and unlatch front cover, swing
cover open.
5. Unlatch right and left brush housings and remove them. See
figure 16.
6. Put a brush or pad driver under the brush motor plate. See
figure 17.
7.
Figure 15
("L" Model) Align the lugs on the motor gimbal with the slots
in the brush gimbal.
("S" Model) Align the lugs on the motor with the slots on the
brush gimbal.
8. ("L" Model) Pull the brush up until the gimbal locks.
("S" Model) Pull the brush up and rotate counter direction to
scrub rotation, until lugs lock.
9.
Figure 16
Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 to install the second brush or pad
driver.
10. Reinstall right and left brush housings and latch front cover.
DANGER: Operating a machine that is not completely
or fully assembled could result in injury or
property damage. Do not operate this
machine unless it is completely
assembled. Inspect the machine carefully
before operation.
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Figure 17
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How To Prepare the Machine For Operation
How To Remove The Brushes Or Pad Drivers
To remove the brushes or pad drivers from the machine,
follow this procedure:
1. Turn the key switch "ON".
2. Raise the brush head by pressing and holding the brush
switch until brush head is in its full up position.
3. Turn the key switch "OFF" and remove the key.
4. Go to the front of the machine and unlatch front cover.
Swing cover open and unlatch the brush housings.
5. ("L" Model) Push down on two sides of the brush or pad
driver until the gimbals release.
("S" Model) Rotate brush same direction to scrub
rotation with a quick snapping action until brush releases.
Figure 18
6. Reinstall right and left brush housing and latch front
cover.
DANGER: Operating a machine that is not
completely or fully assembled could
result in injury or property damage.
Do not operate this machine unless it
is completely assembled. Inspect the
machine carefully before operation.
How To Operate The Machine
How To Operate The Squeegee
The squeegee wipes the floor while the vacuum motor
removes the dirty solution from the floor. Use your hand
to lower or raise the squeegee handle. To operate the
squeegee, follow this procedure:
Figure 19
1. To lower the squeegee and start the vacuum motor,
move the squeegee lever to the right and down. See
figure 18.
2. To raise the squeegee, lift the squeegee lever up.
See figure 19.
NOTE: The center position lets the vacuum motor
continue to run with the squeegee off the floor to avoid
drips and also allows you to back up the machine.
Figure 20A
How To Fill The Solution Tank
The solution tank can be filled in the front or through the
clear drain hose at the rear of the machine (See figure
20). To fill the solution tank follow this procedure:
1. Add a cleaning chemical to the solution tank. For
the correct amount of chemical, follow the directions shown on the container.
2. Fill the solution tank with water. When filling
machine in the front with a hose, position hose
inside the fill screen as shown in figure 20A.
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How To Operate The Machine
When filling machine from the rear, position clear drain
hose against bracket and insert hose as shown in
figure 20B Solution level can be viewed from the back
of the machine.
WARNING: Water solutions or cleaning materials
used with this type of machine can
leave wet areas on the floor surface.
These areas can cause a dangerous
condition for the operator or other
persons. Always put CAUTION signs
near the area you are cleaning.
WARNING: Machines can ignite flammable
materials and vapors. Do not use with
or near flammables such as gasoline,
grain dust, solvents and thinners.
Only use a cleaning concentration
recommended by the chemical
manufacturer.
Figure 20B
WARNING: Clarke recommends a maximum water
temperature of 120oF (49oC).
Operating The Machine
NOTE: Put the machine in the lowest traverse speed
setting. Use the machine in an area that has no furniture or
objects until you can do the following:
B
C
A
A
1. Move the machine in a straight direction, forward and
backward.
2. Stop the machine safely.
3. Turn the machine both left and right and return to a straight
direction.
To move the machine, follow this procedure:
1. Release the parking brake (if equipped with
machine).
Figure 21
2. Turn the key switch to the "ON" position
3. Raise the brush to the highest setting.
4. Raise the squeegee.
5. When either the left or right forward/reverse switches
(figure 21, item A) are pushed in, the machine will go
forward.
6. Control the speed of traverse by using the traverse speed
control knob (figure 21, Item C).
7. To stop, release the forward/reverse switch.
8. To reverse the machine, push in the white reverse switch
(figure 21 item B) and either the right or left forward/
reverse switch (figure 21 item A) at the same time.
9.
To stop, release the forward/reverse switch.
10. To turn the machine, push the rear of the machine to the
side.
11. When you stop the machine, turn the key switch "OFF",
remove the key and set the parking brake (if equipped).
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How To Operate The Machine (cont)
How To Clean A Floor
WARNING:
Water solutions or cleaning materials used
with this type of machine can leave wet areas
on the floor surfaces. These areas can cause
a dangerous condition for the operator or
other persons. Always put CAUTION signs
near the area you are cleaning.
To clean a floor follow this procedure:
1. Set the parking brake (if equipped with machine.)
2. Put the water and a cleaning chemical in the clean solution
tank.
3. Release the parking brake (if equipped with machine.)
4. Turn the key switch "ON".
5. Lower the squeegee.
6. Activate the brush switch until correct pressure is achieved.
WARNING:
This machine is capable of maximum head
pressure with worn pads or brushes. With
this feature, there is the possibility of
exceeding the recommended brush pressure
on new pads or brushes. This will either
create reoccurring circuit breaker tripping or
the possibility of lost traction and control. The
brush switch should be activated to
accomplish only enough brush pressure for
the job. This will allow longer battery life and
cleaning time.
NOTE: Keep the machine moving when the brush is
rotating on the floor. Pre-wet brush/pad or keep light
pressure on brush until solution flow is adequate to keep
brush/pad from scratching the floor.
To pre-wet brushes you should first turn the speed knob to the
lowest setting on the "L" model. Then on both the "S" and "L"
models, lower brushes until brushes are just touching the floor.
Activate the forward/reverse switch to start motor and solution
flow.
7. Turn the solution knob to the right to activate the flow of
solution. Adjust the flow of clean solution to the flow
desired.
8. Move the machine across the floor in the forward direction.
9. Make a 180° turn.
NOTE: When you make more passes across the floor, let the
brush clean approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of the area already
cleaned by the brush.
NOTE: During most cleaning procedures, apply and remove the
solution in one operation.
How To Clean A Very Dirty Floor
To clean a very dirty floor, follow this procedure:
1. Apply solution to the floor.
2.
Do not lower the squeegee. This will keep the vacuum
motor off.
3.
Lower the brush or pad and scrub the floor.
4.
Scrub the floor again with additional solution and lower the
squeegee.
5.
Pick up all the solution with the squeegee.
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Maintenance
WARNING: Maintenance and repairs must be
done by authorized personnel only.
WARNING: Always empty the solution tank and
recovery tank before doing any
maintenance.
WARNING: Keep all fasteners tight.
These Maintenance Procedures Must Be Done
Every Day
Keep the machine clean, it will need fewer repairs and
have longer life.
Figure 22
Do These Procedures When You Begin Your Work
Period
1. Turn off key switch.
A
2. Disconnect AC power from battery charger (follow charger instructions).
2. Disconnect the plug on the battery charger from
the battery pack connector.
3. Join the connector from the batteries to the
control panel cable connection. See figure 22.
4. Make sure the Screen filter over the vacuum
motor is clean and in position. See figure 24.
5. Make sure the recovery tank lid is on correctly.
See figure 23, Item A.
Figure 23
6. Make sure the valve on the recovery drain hose is
clean. Tightly close the valve.
7. Make sure the brushes/pads are in position and
installed correctly.
8. Make sure brush housings and skirts are in
position on the brush head.
9. Check the installation of the squeegee and
squeegee hose.
10. Make sure the solution drain / level indicator hose
is secure on the storage mount on the rear of the
machine.
Figure 24
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Maintenance
Do These Procedures When You End Your Work
1. Drain the solution tank (Figure 25) and the recovery
tank (Figure 26). To drain the tanks , follow this
procedure:
a. Turn the key switch “OFF”.
b. Remove the drain hose from the back of the
machine.
c. Put the end of the hose over a drain or bucket.
Figure 25
d. Recovery Tank:
1.) Turn the valve handle to the left. Pull the
handle out to open the drain (Figure 27).
NOTE: Have the opening in the side of the valve away
from you when you open the valve.
2.) To open the valve completely, turn the
handle to the right. Pull the handle out of
valve (Figure 28).
Solution Tank:
When hose is lowered to water level, water will
flow.
2. Flush the tanks. To flush the tanks, put clean water in
the tank through the opening on top of the tank.
Figure 26
3. If a tank or drain hose has an obstruction, use a pressure
water hose to flush the tank or hose. Put the water hose
into the drain hose.
4. Leave the tanks and the recovery drain valve open to dry
in the air.
5. Check the squeegee blade. Use a cloth to clean the
squeegee blade. If the squeegee blade is damaged or
worn, turn or replace the blade.
6. Check and clean the solution lid gasket. Use a mild
cleaning solution and rinse the parts in clean water.
Check the batteries and if necessary add distilled water
after charging. The correct level is within 1/4 inch (1/2 cm)
of the bottom of the tube in each cell.
Figure 27
CAUTION: Tap water may contain contaminants that will damage batteries.
Batteries must be refilled with
DISTILLED WATER ONLY.
WARNING: Lead acid batteries generate
gases which can cause an explosion. NO SMOKING. Always wear
eye protection and protective
clothing when working near
batteries.
Use a clean cloth and wipe the surface of the machine.
Figure 28
Charge the batteries. See the instruction in the section of
this book called “How To Charge The Batteries”.
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Maintenance
Maintenance Procedures To Be Done Every Week:
WARNING: Maintenance and repairs must be done
by authorized personnel only. Always
empty the solution tank and the
recovery tank before doing any
maintenance. Keep all fasteners tight.
WARNING:
Always wear eye protection and
protective clothing when working near
batteries. Do not put tools or other
metal objects across the battery
terminals or the tops of the batteries.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the machine, and
discharge across the tops of the
batteries, do not fill the batteries above
the bottom of the tube in each cell.
Wipe any acid from the machine or the
tops of the batteries. Do not add acid to
battery after installation.
Figure 29A
NOTE: Always turn off key switch before servicing the
machine.
WARNING: Always wear eye protection and
protective clothing when working near
batteries. NO SMOKING!
1. To inspect batteries, tip up recovery tank until it locks in
the full open position. See figure 29A. To close the tank,
pull up on the latch arm and then slowly lower the tank to
the closed position.
CAUTION: Before raising the tank, be sure tank is
empty.
NOTE: There is an intermediate position available for holding
the recovery tank open for charging batteries. See figure 29B.
WARNING: Do not operate or perform
maintenance on the machine while
the recovery tank is in the
intermediate position. The tank can
be accidentally bumped and it may
slam shut.
Figure 29B
2. Disconnect the batteries. Use a cloth and a solution of
ammonia or bicarbonate of soda to wipe the top of the
batteries. Clean the battery terminals. Reconnect the
batteries.
3. Check the hoses for leaks, obstructions and other
damage.
4. Check and clean the filter screen in the solution hose. To
clean the screen, follow this procedure:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Close the solution flow valve.
Turn the connector to the left.
Remove and clean the filter screen.
Install the filter screen in the valve connector.
Turn the connector to the right to connect the
hose. See figure 34
e. Open the solution flow valve. See figure 34.
Figure 30
5. Use a grease gun to lubricate the dual casters. See figure
30.
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Maintenance
Maintenance For The Squeegee
To remove the squeegee, follow this procedure:
1. Remove the squeegee assembly by loosening the two
knobs that attach the squeegee to the machine. Pull
the squeegee assembly off. See figure 31.
2. Inspect the squeegee blade.
3. If the blade is worn, turn the blade so that a new edge
is in the wiping position.
Figure 31
4. Reinstall squeegee assembly on the machine.
How To Adjust The Squeegee
The following adjustments are set at the factory, however
they may require slight adjustment.
Adjusting Squeegee Tilt:
The tilt of the squeegee causes the rear blade to raise up
in the center or on the ends, depending on which
direction the tilt is changed. For tilt adjustment, refer to
figure 32. Loosen left and right screw "X". In order to
bring the blades down in the center, tip "Y" down. To
bring both ends down, tip "Y" up. Make very small
adjustments and try it until a uniform flare is achieved.
Figure 32
Adjusting Squeegee Blades:
When properly installed the front blade should be approximately 0.06" (1.5mm) above the rear blade. See
figure 33.
WARNING: Maintenance and repairs
must be done by authorized
personnel only .
REAR BLADE
0.06 (1.5 mm)
Figure 33
WARNING: Electrical repairs must be
done by authorized
personnel only.
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Maintenance cont.
Consult your Clarke Authorized Service Person to do
the service procedures.
Use only genuine Clarke parts.
How to Center or Offset the Brush Head
1
2
The brush head on the Encore 30 should be adjusted
as far to the left side of the machine as possible.
3
Recommended tools: 3/8" drive rachet, 3" extension
and 9/16" socket.
CAUTION:
Before offsetting the brush head,
be sure that the recovery tank is
empty of solution. Follow the instructions on page 20 on how to
drain the recovery tank.
4
1. Turn the key switch "ON".
2. Raise the brush head by pressing and holding the
brush switch until the brush head is in its full up
position.
Figure 34
3. Turn the key switch "OFF" and remove the key.
4. Tip up the recovery tank until it locks in the full open
position.
5. Go to the front of the machine and unlatch the front
cover and swing cover open.
6. Locate the four mounting studs on the brush head
bracket. See figure 34. The top two mounting nuts
can be accessed through the top of the solution
tank. The lower two can be accessed through the
front. Loosen the four mounting nuts 2 to 3 turns
counterclockwise. NOTE: Do not remove mounting
nuts.
7. The brush head assembly can slide to the right side
by one inch or placed back into the center. Slide the
brush head assembly all the way to the ends of the
slots for the desired position. This insures that the
head operates straight up and down.
8. After repositioning the brush head, tighten nuts
securely to approximately 236 inch-lbs.
9. Close the front cover.
10. Close the recovery tank.
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Clarke®
Encore S30 and L30
Accessories - 9/03
ACCESSORIES
Description
Power Wand System Kit
Clarke Care Kit
39" Squeegee Assembly
Poly Dur Protectant
Kit, Grease Gun
Kit, Low Voltage Shut-Off
Brake Kit Assembly "L"
Brake Kit Assembly "S"
Accessory Bag
Hour Meter Kit
Soft Caster Assembly
Gimbal, Brush "L"
Gimbal, Brush Spring "L"
Dual Direct Clutch Plate "S"
Spacer for 30034A Clutch Plate "S"
Center Lock Pad Retainer
Kit, Solution Fill
Brushes and Pad Assemblies:
Size
Description
15"
15"
15"
15"
15"
Polyproplene
Pad Driver Asm.
Grit-Lite
Clean Grit
Nylon Soft
Squeegee Blades:
Description
Blade, Rear - Gum Rubber
Blade, Rear - Nitrile Solid
Blade, Rear - Ribbed Orange
Blade, Front - Ribbed Natural
Blade, Front - Slit Grout
Blade, Front - Ribbed Orange
Part No.
Part No.
(Gimbal "L") (Clutch "S")
30394A
30470A
30393A
30398A
30397A
30317A
30397A
30464A
30395A
30399A
Part No.
10150A
14607A
10068A
50478A
55420A
14097A
10072A
10073A
30070A
10656A
51092A
833802
838301
30034A
10143A
56941A
10177A
Used For
General Scrubbing Hard Floors
Use for Pads
39" Assembly
30069A
30082A
30086A
30091A
30080A
30084A
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