WARNING: Do not use the hot washer without reading this manual
HOT WASHER
MODEL NO: KING150
PART NO: 7320175
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
LS1215
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this CLARKE hot washer.
The hot washer has been designed to use hot or cold water to clean any
surfaces which can stand the force of the high pressure water jet and the
action of the detergents used.
The hot washer must only be used for the purpose for which it was designed.
Before attempting to use this product, please read this manual thoroughly and
follow the instructions carefully. In doing so you will ensure the safety of yourself
and that of others around you, and you can look forward to your purchase
giving you long and satisfactory service.
GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against faulty manufacture for a period of 12
months from the date of purchase. Please keep your receipt which will be
required as proof of purchase.
This guarantee is invalid if the product is found to have been abused or
tampered with in any way, or not used for the purpose for which it was
intended.
Faulty goods should be returned to their place of purchase, no product can
be returned to us without prior permission.
This guarantee does not effect your statutory rights.
LIST OF CONTENTS
The following items should be supplied in the carton. If any parts are missing or
damaged, please see your Clarke dealer where you purchased the hot
washer
1 x Hot Washer
1 x Cable / Hose Storage Bracket
1 x Gun Assembly
1 x Bottle for Detergent (Chemical)
1 x Lance Assembly
1 x Parts Pack
1 x High Pressure Hose Assembly
1 x Hose Adaptor
1 x Main Handle
1 x Nozzle Clearing pin
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SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING: READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS BEFORE USING THE HOT
WASHER.
WARNING: ALWAYS DISCONNECT FROM THE ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY
AND REMOVE THE PLUG FROM THE SOCKET BEFORE CARRYING OUT ANY
MAINTENANCE.
1. This hot washer is for outdoor use
only.
10. Vehicle tyres/tyre valves may only
be cleaned from a minimum
distance of 30 cm, otherwise the
vehicle tyre/tyre valve could be
damaged by the high-pressure
jet. The first indication of this is a
discoloration of the tyre.
Damaged vehicle tyres/tyre
valves can be dangerous.
2. Do not cover the top exhaust
during use.
3. Always wear protective clothing,
safety shoes and safety glasses.
Loose particles & other debris
may be propelled at high speed
by the water jet.
11. This hot washer should not be left
in standby for more than 5
minutes.
4. Always disconnect the electricity
and water supplies on
completion of every job.
12. Switch the hot washer off
completely whenever it is left
unattended.
5. High pressure jets can be
dangerous if subject to misuse.
The jet must not be directed at
persons, animals, live electrical
equipment or the hot washer
itself.
13. Do not spray flammable liquids
due to the risk of explosion.
14. Take care not to damage the
power cable. If the power cable
is damaged, it must be replaced
by Clarke International service
department.
6. Do not operate the hot washer if
the cover has been removed.
7. Do not use the hot washer if a
power cable or important parts of
the hot washer are damaged,
e.g. safety devices, high pressure
hoses, trigger, gun.
15. Keep a firm hold of the spray gun
and be prepared for kickback
when you pull the trigger.
16. When the hot washer is working
do not use it in an enclosed
space where ventilation may be
insufficient. NEVER cover the hot
washer.
8. Do not direct the nozzle toward
mechanical parts containing
lubricating grease, as the grease
will dissolve and spread over the
surrounding ground.
17. Do not let children or
untrained personnel use this
hot washer.
9. Only use hoses, fittings and
couplings recommended by
Clarke International
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18. This hot washer is not intended
for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities.
23. Do not attempt any electrical or
mechanical repairs to this hot
washer. Always refer to your
Clarke dealer.
24. Do not supply any liquid other
than water to the water inlet.
19. Never start the hot washer
without first completely
unwinding the high-pressure
hose.
25. Never yank the power cable to
disconnect the plug from the
socket.
20. Before unwinding or rewinding
the hose, switch the hot washer
off and release the pressure in the
hose by pulling the trigger.
26. Only use chemical cleaning
agents (detergents), that are
approved for the hot washers. We
recommend Clarke Traffic Film
Remover or Clarke Wash and
Wax (available from your Clarke
dealer).
21. If an extension cable is used, the
plug and socket must be of
watertight construction.
22. Never use the hot washer during
thunderstorms or when it is
raining.
SAFETY SYMBOL
DO not spray people / animals or the
hot washer itself.
Do not direct the spray at any
electrical device or power outlet.
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Fit the handle first then the detergent tank, followed by the tool holder and
finally the hose hook to the hot washer as shown above using the 4 bolts
(for the handle) and screws (for the tool holder, hose hook) supplied.
SETUP
1. Press ‘O’ on the master switch to
make sure that the hot washer is
turned off.
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2. Check that the water filter is fitted
into the pump's inlet pipe.
3. Screw the hose connector into
place by hand, without the aid of
tools until ‘hand tight’.
4. Connect the water supply hose to
the snap connection. The hose
must have an inside diameter of
at least 13 mm (1/2”).
• The optional quick connector
(not supplied) may be fitted.
• Place the cleaner as close to
the water supply as possible.
5. Connect the high pressure hose to
the hot washer outlet pipe.
• Press the high pressure hose
coupling fully down and then
screw into place by hand.
• Tighten the connector hand
tight only;- do not use any tools.
• Make sure the connections are
secure.
6. Screw the high pressure hose onto
the gun assembly.
• Use a spanner to tighten the
connector.
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7. Connect the spray lance to the
gun assembly and tighten
securely by turning the locking
ring.
8. Turn the local water tap fully on.
• Minimum delivery rate: 15 l/min.
• Maximum supply water
temperature: 40°C.
• Maximum supply water
pressure: 1MPa.
WARNING: THE HOT WASHER CAN ONLY BE CONNECTED TO THE WATER
MAINS IF SEPARATED BY A BACKFLOW PREVENTER. MAKE SURE THAT THE
HOSE IS AT LEAST 13MM-1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER AND IS REINFORCED.
WARNING: WATER THAT HAS PASSED THROUGH A BACKFLOW PREVENTER
IS CONSIDERED TO BE NON-DRINKABLE.
9. Release the trigger lock and keep
the trigger pressed, allowing the
water to flow until all the air has
been expelled.
• At this point the water will only
be at low pressure.
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BEFORE USE
ADDING FUEL (FOR HOT WASHING)
• Refuel in a well-ventilated area.
• Do not leave fuel within the
reach of children.
• Refuel carefully to avoid
spillages.
1. Remove the diesel filler cap and
fill the tank with diesel fuel.
• Maximum 3 litres.
2. Replace the diesel filler cap
securely.
WARNING: INCORRECT FUELS MUST NOT BE USED AS THEY CAN BE
HAZARDOUS.
FILLING WITH DETERGENT
If you intend to use the detergent facility:
1. Unscrew the detergent filler cap
and fill the container with
detergent.
• Only use detergents
recommended for use with the
hot washers, such as CLARKE
Traffic Film Remover which is a
powerful ‘low foaming’ agent
for car cleaning, patio cleaning
etc., or CLARKE Wash & Wax,
both available from your
CLARKE dealer.
WARNING: THE USE OF UNSUITABLE CLEANING AGENTS MAY ADVERSELY
AFFECT THE SAFETY OF THE HOT WASHER. DO NOT EXCEED THE CORRECT
OPERATING TEMPERATURE.
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USING THE PRESSURE WASHER
AUTOMATIC STOP SYSTEM
The Automatic Stop System stops the hot washer during the bypass phase.
Once the hot washer is switched on, the ‘Automatic Stop System’ will start and
stop the hot washer automatically whenever the trigger is pulled / released.
Sometimes the hot washer may start without pressing the gun trigger, this is
normally due to air bubbles in the water or other similar phenomena which do
not imply the existence of any defects in the hot washer.
Do not leave the hot washer unattended during the bypass phase for more
than 5 minutes. If you need to leave the hot washer for longer than this, switch
it off first, and operate the trigger to release the pressure.
STARTING UP
1. Connect the plug to the power
socket.
RELEASE THE TRIGGER LOCK
1. To release the trigger lock, lift the
lock upwards and lay it against
the trigger as shown.
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SWITCHING ON
TO WASH WITH COLD WATER
1. To start the pressure washer,
squeeze and hold the gun trigger
while you press ‘1’ on the master
switch.
TO WASH WITH HOT WATER:
1. To start the pressure washer,
squeeze and hold the gun trigger
while you press ‘1’ on the master
switch.
2. Press (I) ON on the burner switch
• The water will reach a
maximum temperature of
90oC.
• The burner will cycle on/off as required.
ADJUSTING THE SPRAY
To adjust the water delivery from a
narrow jet of water to a wide spray.
proceed as follows:
1. With the nozzle pointing away
from you and anyone else, hold
the shaft of the lance in one
hand.
2. Twist the nozzle with the other
hand.
3. The spray varies between narrow
and wide as you turn the nozzle.
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USING DETERGENT
1. Slide the nozzle forward for low
pressure operation.
2. Pull the trigger to spray the
detergent.
• The detergent can ONLY be
sprayed when the nozzle is in
low pressure mode.
CAUTION: IF YOUR EYES COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANY CLEANING
FLUIDS, RINSE THEM IMMEDIATELY WITH PLENTY OF CLEAN WATER AND
SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF REQUIRED.
SWITCHING OFF
1. Press (0) on the burner switch
2. Press (0) on the master switch
3. Pull the trigger and wait until the
unpressurised water goes
completely cold.
• In this way you avoid any
calcium deposit and
overheating of the coil and the
boiler.
4. Remove the plug from the power supply.
5. Release any pressure in the hose by pulling the trigger.
6. Engage the trigger lock.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING: THE HOT WASHER MUST BE DISCONNECTED FROM ITS POWER
SOURCE, BY REMOVING THE PLUG FROM THE SOCKET OUTLET, DURING
CLEANING OR MAINTENANCE.
WARNING: DO NOT SPRAY THE HOT WASHER WITH WATER OR
DETERGENTS/AGGRESSIVE SOLVENTS. THE HOT WASHER COULD BE
DAMAGED.
CLEAN THE EXTERIOR PART OF THE HOT WASHER WITH A DRY CLOTH
• Always keep the hot washer clean so that cooling air can pass through
the air vents without obstruction.
CLEANING THE WATER FILTER
To ensure the pump gives good
service it is extremely important to
check and clean the water filter
frequently.
1. Remove filter from the water inlet
of the pump as shown.
2. Clean the inside and outside of
the filter by flushing it with water.
3. Refit the filter into the water inlet.
• Do not operate the hot washer without the filter in place.
CLEANING THE NOZZLE
A blockage in the nozzle may
prevent the hot washer from
operating correctly so it must be kept
clear.
1. Switch off the hot washer.
2. Pull trigger on the gun handle to
release any water pressure.
3. Remove the lance.
4. Clean the nozzle with the pin provided.
5. Rinse the lance in running water.
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STORAGE
• Move the hot washer only by grasping the carrying handle.
• Store the hot washer and the accessories in a frost-free room.
DE-COMMISSIONING PRODUCT
Should the product become completely unserviceable and require disposal,
draw off the oil into an approved container and dispose of the product and
the oil according to local regulations.
Recycle unwanted materials instead of disposing of them as
waste. All tools, accessories and packaging should be sorted,
taken to a recycling centre and disposed of in a manner which is
compatible with the environment.
CONSUMABLES ETC
A range of suitable hoses, shampoo and traffic film remover are available
from your Clarke dealer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
No water
delivery.
Water filter blocked.
See “Cleaning the water filter”
on page 12.
Pump valves jammed.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Low or irregular
pressure
Clogged lance nozzle.
Clean the nozzle.
Insufficient water supply.
Check connections.
Pump taking in air.
Check connections.
Detergent valve sucking in
air.
Check connections and that
detergent supply is topped up
Water filter dirty.
Clean or replace.
Worn out gaskets or valve
components.
Contact Clarke Service
Department for replacement.
Exceeding the inlet water
temperature.
Make sure the water supply is
below 40 degrees.
Damaged or warn out
nozzle components.
Contact Clarke Service
Department for replacement
Coil is covered in limescale. Contact Clarke Service
Department for advice on descaling.
The burner does Dirty burner nozzle.
not turn on.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Faulty thermostat.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Broken/blocked actuated
valve.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Dirty fuel filter.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Insufficient spark at the
electrodes.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Worn out pump mechanism. Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Low voltage.
Make sure the hot washer is
connected to a suitable power
supply.
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the hot washer is Air intake worn out / dirty/
noisy.
blocked valves. Excess
water temperature.
Check air inlet. Contact Clarke
Service Department.
Reduce water temperature.
Oil leaking from
the pump.
Worn out o-rings or gaskets.
Contact Clarke Service
Department.
Motor suddenly
stops.
Thermal protection has
activated due to
overheating.
Switch off the hot washer and
wait until the unit has cooled
down sufficiently.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
KING150
Part Number
7320175
Voltage
230 V / 50 Hz / 1 Phase
Rated Input Power
2300 W (HOF)
Duty Cycle
S1 (continuous)
Fuel Type
Diesel
Max Inlet Water Pressure
6 Bar
Working Pressure
110 Bar
Maximum Output Pressure
145 Bar
Maximum Output Flow Rate
7.5 Litres / minute
Maximum Output Temperature
90oC
Maximum Input Temperature
40oC
Fuel Tank Capacity
3 Litres
Detergent Tank Capacity
2 Litres
IP Rating
IPX5
Sound Power Level (LWA)
89 dB
Guaranteed Sound Power Level (LWA) 92 dB
Vibration
1.73 m/s2
Uncertainty Factor
+/- 15%
Dimensions (L x W x H)
637 x 405 x 963 mm
Weight
40.1 kg
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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