RAC RAC-HP012 Woolworths 1800w Pressure Washer Product Manual

RAC RAC-HP012 Woolworths 1800w Pressure Washer Product Manual | Manualzz
Heavy Duty Pressure Washer Kit
If faults cannot be remedied, contact the Helpline on 020 83916767
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This product is guaranteed for domestic use for a period of 12 months against faulty manufacture or materials.
This guarantee does not affect the statutory rights of the consumer. If in the event of any problem occurring
please contact our Helpline at the number above for advice. This product is not guaranteed for HIRE purpose
Manufactured under licence by Hilka Pro Imports.
Issue1 R.Z.-02/2005
Safety Instruction
General Safety Rules
WARNING: Read the instructions fully before using the product for the first time. Failure
to follow the instructions may result in fire, electric shock and or serious injury.
We recommend the user wear safety equipment during use.
We recommend the product be used with a RCD (Residual Current Device).
Please Retain These Instructions For Future Use And Referral
This unit must not be used by children or untrained personnel.
When operating the unit in high-pressure mode, the lance may cause kickback. Therefore
please ensure that you hold the spray gun firmly. When using the unit we recommend that other
people is at lease 10m away from the working area.
High-pressure jets can be dangerous if misused. The jet MUST NOT be directed at yourself,
other people, animals, live electrical equipment or the pressure washer itself. The trigger gun
safety lock prevents the trigger from accidentally being engaged. This safety feature does not
lock trigger in the on position.
Do not use the pressure washer if the supply cord or other important parts are damaged (e.g.:
high pressure lance or hoses). Never carry your pressure washer by the cord.
Do not disconnect the high-pressure hose whilst the system is under pressure. This system is
capable of producing 1300PSI. To avoid rupture and injury, do not operate this pump with
components rated less than 1300PSI working pressure (including but not limited to spray guns,
hose and hose connections.)
Do not use acids or flammable liquids in the machine.
When using a pressure washer always ensure that your water connection is protected by a
backflow preventer (as per water byelaws). This will avoid possible contamination of your water
supply. Use cold water feed only.
Protect the unit against freezing, avoid storing the machine where it may be susceptible to frost.
Prior to starting the pressure washer in cold weather, be sure ice has not formed in any part of
the equipment.
The unit must continuously run with water. Dry running will cause serious damages to the seals.
IMPORTANT: The pressure washer is equipped with an auto stop device. When the trigger is in
the off position it will open the power circuit to the motor and cause the pressure washer motor to
stop. Motor will resume again when trigger is pulled. The pressure washer is also equipped with a
main power ON/OFF switch located on the unit. It should always be moved to OFF position when
the pressure washer is not being used.
This product is a class II product-double insulated. No means of grounding (to earth) is provided
on this product nor should it be added. A qualified person should only carry out servicing.
If an extension lead is to be used with this product, please ensure:
Use only extension cords having an electrical rating not less than the rating of the product.
Use only extension cords that are intended for outdoor use.
To reduce the risk of electrocution, keep all connections dry and off the ground.
Do not touch plug with wet hands.
Hose: High Pressure hose must be at least 1/ 2" in diameter with a minimum recommended
length of 5 meters.
X direction 0.245M/S2
Y direction 0.582M/S 2
Z direction 0.765M/S2
Sound power level:
Component List
1. Detergent container
2. Threaded connection for high-pressure hose
3. On/Off switch
4. Water supply inlet pre-fitted with quick fit
connector (male)
5. Water supply hose with pre-fitted tap and
quick fit (female) connectors
6. Spray gun/Lance/high pressure hose
7. Rotary brush
8. Fixed washing brush
9. Turbo nozzle
10. Adjustable nozzle
11. 5-meters Mains lead
12. Needle
Technical specification
230-240V AC
5-60 O
0-90 O
Rated voltage:
Rated Power:
Rated Frequency:
Protection Class:
Degree of protection:
Permissible pressure:
Rated Pressure:
Inlet pressure:
Supply water temperature:
Nozzle spray angle:
Max output flow rate:
Operating and Storage
Assembly and Operating
Dia 4
WARNING: Before assembly, servicing,
cleaning or removal of any parts,
switch off power and disconnect
from electric supply.
Note: The unit may have some water in it,
as the unit will have been fully tested at
the place of manufacture.
Connect the chosen nozzle into the
socket of the spray gun/lance and push
click into position(rotating clockwise
until it locks in place). Ensure that both
parts are firmly connected together
otherwise an accident is liable to occur.
(Dia 1)
Attach the high pressure hose to
pressure washer unit. Ensure that it is
firmly attached.(Dia 2)
Connect garden hose ( with quick fit
adaptor) onto the water inlet
connection.(Dia 3)
Ensure the pressure washer is
switched off, attach garden hose to
water supply and connect unit to
electrical supply via mains plug.(Dia 4)
Note: when facing the unit, the front
connection is for high-pressure hose and
the back connection is the water inlet.
Instructions for use
Fully open the tap on the water supply.
Before turning the unit on, press the gun
trigger to bleed any trapped air out of the
pump and hose. Start the pressure washer
by turning ON/OFF switch to ON position,
and press the trigger to spray water.
REMINDER: Motor does not run
continuously, only when trigger is squeezed.
WARNING: When taking a break, engage
gun safety lock and switch off. If left too
long the temperature of the water in the
machine will increase quickly and could
damage the pump.
Never operate your pressure washer
without the water supply on.
Dia 1
Help Hints
Before starting any cleaning, remove any
objects, which could create a hazard.
Ensure that all doors windows are closed
(where appropriate).
The adjustable nozzle allows you to use any
variety of spray patterns from a fan spray to
a pencil jet spray. When using the pressure
washer to clean decking, patios, vehicles
etc. Always start by using the fan spray and
begin spraying from a minimum 30cm away
to avoid damaging the surface of the
material to be cleaned.
Dia 2
The spray is adjustable from jet spray to fan
spray by tuning the nozzle shown (Dia 5).
WARNING: Do no adjust the nozzle while
the trigger is squeezed.
The pressure of the spray on the surface
you are cleaning increases as you move
the nozzle closer to the surface. We
recommend that for most cleaning
applications a 45O spray angle should be
used to avoid damage to surface being
cleaned. Spraying directly head-on tends to
cause dirt particles to embed in the surface.
The turbo nozzle is a fixed nozzle, which
effectively increases the pressure washers
cleaning performance. The turbo nozzle
provides a circular water pattern as it sprays
high-pressure water. The spray pattern on
this nozzle is not adjustable. The circular
spray action does heavy cleaning in less time.
WARNING: If the area to be cleaned is a
painted surface that is peeling or
chipping, use extreme caution as the
pressure washer may remove the loose
paint from the surface. Take care when
using the high-pressure setting as highpressure can potentially damage finish
or paintwork (e.g. car, van motorcycle
etc...) It is not recommended to use the
pressure washer inside the engine bay.
Use of Detergent
All the accessories are fitted by pushing
firmly into the spay lance and turning.
This pressure washer operates at two
pressures. When applying detergent, you
must be operating at low pressure. The
high pressure is used for cleaning and
Biodegradable detergents are specifically
formulated to protect the environment and
your pressure washer. These detergents will
not clog the filter and will protect the internal
parts of the pressure washer for a longer life.
Open the cover on the detergent container
by twisting it off.(Dia 6)
Loose the cover
Dia 3
Fill the detergent container with approved
detergent. Replace the cover.
To apply detergent to your working area,
you can use the rotary brush/fixed brush,
the adjustable nozzle. When using the
adjustable nozzle, pull the tip of the
adjustable spray nozzle forward. Release
the gun safety lock and pull the trigger to
operate the unit and apply the detergent.
The pressure washer will mix the detergent
with water. Do not add water to the
detergent container and do not allow the
detergent to dry on the object you are
CAUTION: Make sure the gun safety lock
is engaged so the trigger cannot be
squeezed while the tip of the adjustable
spray is being converted to detergent
dispensing mode.
WARNING: Never use products with
bleach or chlorine or any other corrosive
materials, including liquids containing
solvents (I.e. Gas, oils etc),
tri-sodiumphosphate products, ammonia,
or acid-based cleaners. These chemicals
will harm the unit and cause damage to
the surface being cleaned. Always read
the label.
Only fill detergent container whilst the unit
is not running.
Rotary brush
If soap/detergent is required then add soap/
detergent to the detergent container. Press
the lance trigger and allow the water to flow
for a few minutes this will draw the soap to
the rotary brush.
Fixed washing brush
If soap is required then add soap to the
detergent container. Press the lance trigger
and allow the water to flow for a few minutes
this will draw the soap to the brush.
Dia 6
Turbo nozzle
Soap dispensing is not available with this
Dia 5
Adjustable nozzle
The spray pattern is adjusted by turning the
front nozzle section.
Low pressure is achieved by pulling the front
nozzle section forward.
Maximum pressure is achieved with the
nozzle pushed in and the spray pattern
turned to a needle point.
Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
If soap is required then add soap to the detergent container.
Set the lance to low pressure (pull nozzle forward).
Press the lance trigger and allow the water to flow for a few minutes this will draw the soap through.
Shutting down and cleaning up
Turn the switch to OFF position and disconnect from mains supply. Turn off the water supply.
Press trigger to release the water pressure, and disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet
on the unit. For storage before winter we recommend using antifreeze. Prepare the pressure
washer for storage by running a 50/50 mix of water and anti-freeze into the unit, this will keep the
internal parts lubricated, protect from rust, and prevents the pump from freezing.
Connect a short piece of garden hose (2-3m long) to the water inlet fitting of the pump. Use a
funnel to pour the anti-freeze solution down the hose. Start the machine and let it draw the
solution through the pump. This can take up to 2 minutes. Shut the pressure washer down when
the solution begins to spray from the pump outlet. Disconnect the high-pressure hose from the
pump, disassemble the detergent nozzle, and rinse thoroughly. Store the unit and accessories in
a room above 0OC. The machine is now ready for storage. Simply flush it out with clean water
when you are ready to begin using it in spring.
WARNING: After the winter, ensure the complete system is washed out thoroughly before
use. Anti-freeze will damage paintwork and therefore you must ensure that no antifreeze is
left in the system before cleaning use. If you prefer, you can still protect your pressure
washer from winter-damage by; disconnect all water connections. Turn on the machine for
a few seconds, until the remaining water in the pump exits. Turn off immediately. Store the
machine and accessories in a room that does not reach freezing temperatures.
Cleaning the nozzle
If the flow of water decrease or stops, the nozzle may need to be cleaned.
1. Make sure that the appliance is switched off and that the mains water tap has been closed.
2. Carefully use the needle to remove the dirt or trapped debris. Rinse from the outside with clean
Your pressure washer requires no additional lubrication or maintenance. There are no user
serviceable parts. Never use chemical cleaners to clean your unit. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Always store your unit in a dry place. Keep the motor ventilation slots clean.
Note: We recommend that a branded detergent is used in your pressure washer.
Please note that there are different detergents available for different tasks, such as one for
cleaning cars, one for cleaning patios and drive ways etc...
Trouble Shooting
WARNING: Before making any repairs, switch off mains, turn off water supply and release
the pressure. Disconnect the mains plug.
Machine does not start
ON/OFF switch is in the off position; Plug fuse has blown; Electric socket is faulty; Thermal cut-off
was tripped.
Ensure unit is switched on, change fuse, try another socket or try without the extension lead,
reset RCD (if used). If the pressure washer overheats the pressure washer will switch off
automatically. If this happens switch off the pressure washer and let the motor cool down for 15
minutes before switching on again.
Pump does not reach the max pressure
Possible causes: Pump sucking air; Incorrect nozzle; Diameter of garden hose is too small; Water
supply is restricted or supply is too low pressure.
Check all the above.
The output pressure varies and is not constant
Possible Causes: Pump sucking air; Diameter of garden hose is too small; Water supply is
restricted or supply is too low pressure, nozzle is damaged.
Check all the above.
Note: Clean dirt from nozzle hose with a needle and rinse from the front.
The motor stops suddenly
Possible Causes: Thermal safety switch has tripped due to the overheating. If the pressure
washer overheats the pressure washer will switch off automatically. If this happens switch off the
pressure washer and let the motor cool down for 15 minutes before switching on again. One
Common reason for overheating is low water inlet pressure. To check this you should be able to
fill a 10 litre bucket in 1 minute.
Pump is noisy
Possible Causes: Air intake damaged or blocked; Bearings are worn out; Supply water at extreme
temperature .
Check all the above.
Water leaking from the pump
Cause: Loose fitting; Missing/worn rubber washer.
Solution: Check and replace.
Lance Trigger will not operate
Possible causes: Safety catch on.
Check and ensure safety catch is released.
Plug fitting
Note: If a moulded plug is fitted and has to be removed take great care in disposing of the plug
and severed cable, it must be destroyed to prevent engaging into a socket. If the supply cord is
damaged it must be replaced by a service agent or similarly qualified person if order to avoid
hazard. Your pressure washer is supplied with a fitted plug, however if you should need to fit a
new plug follow the instruction below. If in doubt consult a qualified electrician.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue - Neutral Brown - Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with N or coloured black.
13 AMP
The wire which is coloured brown must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter L or coloured red.
No connection is to be made to the earth
terminal of the plug.
If a 13 AMP (BS 1363/A) Plug is used, a
13 AMP Fuse must be fitted, or if any other
type of plug is used a 13AMP Fuse must be
fitted, either in the Plug or Adaptor, or on the
Distribution Board.
13 AMP
No detergent flow
Possible causes: Detergent container empty; Detergent too thick; Nozzle blocked; High pressure
nozzle position.
Check all above and correct as necessary.
and Plug Fitting
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