Simplicity 01811-0 Operator's Manual
Pressure Washer Owner’s Manual Model No. 1811-0 (1800 PSI Pressure Washer) Manual No. 191689GS Revision 0 (08/08/2002) 1800 PSI Pressure Washer TABLE OF CONTENTS WARNING Safety Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Know Your Pressure Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 & 15 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Page Gasoline and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive. Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death. WHEN ADDING FUEL • Turn pressure washer OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before removing gas cap. • Fill fuel tank outdoors. • Do not overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION • Keep gasoline away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and other ignition sources. • Do not light a cigarette or smoke. Read this manual carefully and become familiar with your pressure washer. Know its applications, its limitations and any hazards involved. Every effort has been made to ensure that information in this manual is accurate and current. WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT • Do not tip engine or equipment at angle which causes gasoline to spill. • Do not spray flammable liquids. WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING EQUIPMENT WARNING • Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff valve OFF. The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. WHEN STORING GASOLINE OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL IN TANK In the State of California a spark arrester is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. If you equip the muffler with a spark arrester, it must be maintained in effective working order. • Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers or other appliances that have pilot light or other ignition source because they can ignite gasoline vapors. WARNING SAFETY RULES Spray contact with electrical wiring can result in electrocution. The safety alert symbol ( ) is used with a signal word (DANGER, CAUTION,WARNING), a pictorial and/or a safety message to alert you to hazards. 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, might result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION, when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in equipment damage. Follow safety messages to avoid or reduce the risk of injury or death. • Keep water spray away from electric wiring or fatal electric shock may result. WARNING The high pressure stream of water that this equipment produces can pierce skin and its underlying tissues, leading to serious injury and possible amputation. • Never aim the spray gun at people, animals or plants. • Do not allow CHILDREN to operate the pressure washer. • Never repair high pressure hose. Replace it. 2 1800 PSI Pressure Washer WARNING WARNING The high pressure spray could also cause you to fall if you are too close to the cleaning surface. Pressure in a running washer builds as you climb.When you press the trigger, the recoil from the initial spray could cause you to fall. Use of pressure washer can create puddles and slippery surfaces. Starter and other rotating parts can entangle hands, hair, clothing, or accessories. • Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry or anything that may be caught in the starter or other rotating parts. • Tie up long hair and remove jewelry. • Keep spray nozzle between 8 to 24 inches away from cleaning surface. • Be extremely careful if you must use the pressure washer from a ladder, scaffolding or any other relatively unstable location. • The cleaning area should have adequate slopes and drainage to reduce the possibility of a fall due to slippery surfaces. • Operate this unit on a stable surface. WARNING High pressure spray can cause paint chips or other particles to become airborne. • Always wear eye protection when you use this equipment or when you are in the vicinity where the equipment is in use. WARNING DANGER Running engine gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poison gas. Some chemicals or detergents may be harmful if inhaled or ingested, causing severe nausea, fainting or poisoning. Breathing carbon monoxide will cause nausea, fainting or death. Unintentional sparking can result in fire or electric shock. WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR PRESSURE WASHER • Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug and place the wire where it cannot contact spark plug. • Operate pressure washer ONLY outdoors. • Use a respirator or mask whenever there is a chance that vapors may be inhaled. • Read all instructions with mask so you are certain the mask will provide the necessary protection against inhaling harmful vapors. CAUTION Excessively high or low operating speeds increase risk of injury and damage to pressure washer. • Do not tamper with governed speed. • Do not operate the pressure washer above the rated pressure. WARNING Running engines produce heat.Temperature of muffler and nearby areas can reach or exceed 150°F (65°C). Severe burns can occur on contact. CAUTION High pressure spray may damage fragile items including glass. • Do not point spray gun at glass when in the jet spray mode. • Never aim the spray gun at plants. • Do not touch hot surfaces. • Allow equipment to cool before touching. 3 1800 PSI Pressure Washer KNOW YOUR PRESSURE WASHER Read this owner’s manual and safety rules before operating your pressure washer. Compare the illustrations with your pressure washer to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. High Pressure Hose Spray Gun Recoil Starter Fuel Cap Chemical Injection Siphon/Filter Nozzle Extension Throttle Control Lever Choke Lever Oil Fill/Dipstick Water Inlet Air Filter High Pressure Outlet Pump equipped with Automatic Cool Down System Adjustable Nozzle High Pressure Hose — Connect one end to water pump and the other end to spray gun. Adjustable Nozzle — Always attached to nozzle extension. Adjustable nozzle allows you to adjust spray pressure and spray pattern. High Pressure Outlet — Connection for high pressure hose. Air Filter — Dry type filter element limits the amount of dirt and dust that gets in the engine. Nozzle Extension - Attached to spray gun for more convenient use. Automatic Cool Down System — Cycles water through pump when water reaches 125°-155°F.Warm water will discharge from pump onto ground.This system prevents internal pump damage. Oil Fill/Dipstick — Check and fill with oil here. Pump — Develops high pressure. Chemical Injection Siphon/Filter — Use to siphon detergent or other pressure washer chemicals into the low pressure stream. Recoil Starter — Used for starting the engine manually. Choke Lever — Prepares a cold engine for starting. Throttle Control Lever — Sets engine in starting mode for recoil starter and stops a running engine. Spray Gun — Controls the application of water onto cleaning surface with trigger device. Includes safety latch. Fuel Cap – Fill fuel tank with regular unleaded gasoline here. Water Inlet — Connection for garden hose. 4 1800 PSI Pressure Washer PREPARING PRESSURE WASHER FOR USE IMPORTANT: Read entire owner’s manual before you attempt to assemble or operate your new pressure washer. REMOVE PRESSURE WASHER FROM CARTON To prepare your pressure washer for operation, you will need to perform these tasks: • Add oil to engine crankcase. • Add fuel to fuel tank. • Connect high pressure hose to spray gun and pump. • Connect water supply to pump. • Slice two corners at the end of carton from top to bottom so the panel can be folded down flat. • Remove the parts bag, accessories, and insert included with pressure washer. Add Engine Oil IMPORTANT: Any attempt to crank or start the engine before it has been properly serviced with the recommended oil may result in an engine failure. • Place pressure washer on a level surface. • Refer to the engine owners manual to add recommended oil to engine. NOTE: Check oil often during engine break–in. Refer to engine owner’s manual for recommendations. • Roll the pressure washer out the open end of the carton. • Raise guide handle, secure in place (Figure 1). Figure 1 — Secure Handle Add Gasoline WARNING! Never fill fuel tank indoors. Never fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot.Allow unit to cool for two minutes before refueling. Do Not light a cigarette or smoke when filling the fuel tank. Lift the handle to upright position and slide the locking caps into place. WARNING! Do Not overfill the fuel tank. Always allow room for fuel expansion. • Check carton for additional loose parts. • Use fresh, clean unleaded automotive gasoline and store in approved, clean, covered containers. Use clean fill funnels. Never use “stale” gasoline left over from last season or gasoline stored for long periods. • Clean area around fuel fill cap, remove cap. Carton Contents Items in the carton include: • Main Unit • Goggles • High Pressure Hose • Spray Gun • Nozzle Extension • Oil Bottle • Parts Bag (which includes the following): • Maintenance Kit • Owner’s Manual • Engine Manual • Slowly add "UNLEADED" regular gasoline to fuel tank. Use a funnel to prevent spillage. Slowly fill tank to about 1.5" below the bottom of the filler neck (Figure 2). 1.5” Airspace Figure 2 — Typical Fuel Expansion Space 5 Tank Fuel 1800 PSI Pressure Washer • Install fuel cap and wipe up any spilled gasoline. IMPORTANT: It is important to prevent gum deposits from forming in essential fuel system parts, such as the carburetor, fuel filter, fuel hose or tank during storage. Also, experience indicates that alcohol–blended fuels (called gasohol, ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture, which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. Figure 5 — Connect Garden Hose to Water Inlet Inspect inlet screen. Do Not use if damaged; clean if dirty. • Run water through your garden hose for 30 seconds to clean out any debris. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. IMPORTANT: Do Not siphon standing water for the water supply. Use ONLY cold water (less than 100°F). Connect Hose and Water Supply to Pump • Connect the garden hose to the water inlet.Tighten by hand (Figure 5). IMPORTANT: You must attach all hoses before you start the engine. Starting engine without all hoses connected and water supplied will damage the pump. CAUTION! There MUST be at least ten feet of unrestricted garden hose between the pressure washer inlet and any flow shut off device, such as a ‘Y’ shut-off connector or other convenience-type water shut-off valve. Damage to pressure washer resulting from disregarding this warning will not be covered by the warranty. • Uncoil the high pressure hose and attach one end of the hose to the base of the spray gun (Figure 3).Tighten by hand. Figure 3 — Connect High Pressure Hose to Spray Gun • Turn ON the water and squeeze the trigger on the spray gun to purge the pump system of air and impurities. Connect High Pressure Hose Here CAUTION! Before starting the pressure washer, be sure you are wearing adequate eye protection. Checklist Before Starting Engine • Attach the other end of the high pressure hose to the high pressure fitting on the pump (Figure 4).Tighten by hand. Review the unit’s assembly to confirm you have performed all of the following: • Make sure the handle is in place and secure. Figure 4 — Connect High Pressure Hose to Water Outlet • Check that oil has been added to the proper level in the engine crankcase. • Add the proper gasoline to fuel tank. • Check for properly tightened hose connections. • Check to make sure that there are no kinks, cuts, or damage to the high pressure hose. • Before you connect your garden hose to the water inlet, inspect the inlet screen (Figure 5). Clean the screen if it contains debris, replace it if it is damaged. DO NOT RUN THE PRESSURE WASHER IF THE SCREEN IS DAMAGED. • Provide a proper water supply at an adequate flow. • Be sure to read “Safety Rules” and “How To Use Your Pressure Washer” before using the pressure washer. 6 1800 PSI Pressure Washer HOW TO USE YOUR PRESSURE WASHER • Move the throttle lever to “Fast” position, shown here as a rabbit (Figure 8). Figure 8 — Throttle and Choke Controls To Start Your Pressure Washer To start your pressure washer for the first time, follow these instructions step-by-step.This starting information also applies if you have let the pressure washer sit idle for at least a day. • Place the pressure washer in an area close enough to an outside water source capable of supplying water at a flow rate greater than 2.2 gallons per minute. Throttle Lever Choke Lever • Move the choke lever to the “Choke” position (Figure 8). • Check that the high pressure hose is tightly connected to the spray gun and to the pump. See “Preparing Pressure Washer For Use” for illustrations. NOTE: For a warm engine, be sure the choke lever is in the “Run” position. • Place your left foot on the lower frame and grasp the handle as shown (Figure 9).Your unit may appear slightly different from that shown here. • Make sure unit is in a level position. • Connect the garden hose to the water inlet on the pressure washer pump. Turn ON the water. Figure 9 — Recommended Engine Starting Posture CAUTION! Do Not run the pump without the water supply connected and turned on.You must follow this caution or the pump will be damaged. • Attach nozzle extension to spray gun (Figure 6).Tighten by hand. Figure 6 — Connect Nozzle Extension to Spray Gun • Position the nozzle in the low pressure mode (slide nozzle forward) and squeeze the trigger on the spray gun to relieve pressure caused by turning ON the water. Water will flow out of the gun in a thin stream. Continue to hold trigger until there is a steady stream of water and no air remains in the system. Release the trigger. • Pull the starter grip handle lightly with your right hand until you feel some resistance, then pull briskly. • Return the starter grip handle slowly. Do Not let rope “snap back” against starter. • Engage the safety latch to the spray gun trigger (Figure 7). • When engine starts, slowly move choke lever to the “Run” position. If engine falters, move choke lever to the “Choke” position, then to the “Run” position. Figure 7 — Spray Gun with Safety Latch Engaged • If engine fails to start after six pulls, move choke lever to the “Run” position. If engine fires, but does not continue to run, move choke lever to the “Choke” position, then to the “Run” position. Safety Latch 7 1800 PSI Pressure Washer NOTE: If the recoil starter is hard to pull, it may be necessary to squeeze the gun trigger to relieve internal pump pressure. Figure 11 — Test the Spray Pattern How to Stop Your Pressure Washer • Move throttle lever on engine to “Stop” position. • Squeeze trigger on the spray gun to relieve pressure in the hose. NOTE: A small amount of water will squirt out when you release the pressure. How to Use the Adjustable Nozzle • Twisting the nozzle adjusts the spray pattern from a narrow pattern to a fan pattern (Figure 12). You now should know how to START your pressure washer and how to STOP it.The information in this section will tell you how to adjust the spray pattern and apply detergent or other cleaning chemicals. Figure 12 - Adjusting Spray Pattern CAUTION! Never adjust spray pattern when spraying. Never put hands in front of nozzle to adjust spray pattern. The adjustable nozzle affixed to the nozzle extension permits you to adjust the spray pattern and the spray pressure, as follows: • Slide the nozzle forward to adjust the spray to low pressure mode (Figure 10). Slide the nozzle backward to achieve high pressure. Twist nozzle clockwise Twist nozzle for narrow spray counterclockwise for fan pattern. spray pattern. • For most effective cleaning, keep the spray nozzle between 8 to 24 inches away from cleaning surface. Figure 10 - Adjusting Spray Pressure • If you get the spray nozzle too close, especially using high pressure mode, you may damage the surface being cleaned. • Do Not get closer than 8 inches when cleaning tires. How to Use the Turbo Nozzle Slide nozzle backward for high pressure mode. Slide nozzle forward for low pressure mode and detergent application. The turbo nozzle rotates the high pressure stream in a rapid circular pattern.The high pressure spray is most effective when the tip of the nozzle extension is held between 8 to 24 inches from the surface being cleaned. • Point the nozzle down towards a firm surface and press the trigger to test the pattern (Figure 11). Always start the turbo nozzle at a distance, gradually getting closer to the surface until you get the cleaning force you want. 8 1800 PSI Pressure Washer Pressure Washer Rinsing WARNING! The turbo nozzle produces an extremely high pressure spray which is capable of removing paint and cutting holes through surfaces if held too close. Always make sure the surface you will clean will not be damaged by the high pressure spray by testing in a hidden area. WARNING! Be extremely careful if you must use the pressure washer from a ladder, scaffolding or any other relatively unstable location. Pressure builds as you climb in a running washer.When you press the trigger, the recoil from the initial spray could cause you to fall.The high pressure spray could also cause you to fall if you are too close to the cleaning surface. NOTE: You cannot apply detergent with the turbo nozzle. Applying Detergent with the Adjustable Nozzle For Rinsing: • Slide the nozzle backward to high pressure and press the trigger. It will take a few seconds for the detergent to clear. CAUTION! You must attach all hoses before you start the engine. Starting the engine without all the hoses connected and without the water turned ON will damage the pump. NOTE: You can also stop detergent from flowing by simply removing detergent siphon tube from bottle. IMPORTANT: Use soaps designed specifically for pressure washers. Household detergents could damage the pump. • Keep the spray gun a safe distance from the area you plan to spray. To apply detergent, follow these steps: • Review the use of adjustable nozzles. • Apply a high pressure spray to a small area, then check the surface for damage. If no damage is found, it is okay to continue rinsing. • Prepare detergent solution as required by the manufacturer. • Start at the top of the area to be rinsed, working down with same overlapping strokes as you used for cleaning. • Place the small filter end of the detergent siphoning tube into the detergent container. Automatic Cool Down System (Thermal Relief) CAUTION! Keep the detergent siphoning tube from If you run the engine on your pressure washer for 3-5 minutes without pressing the trigger on the spray gun, circulating water in the pump can reach a temperature between 125°–155°F. When the water reaches this temperature, the automatic cool down system engages and cools the pump by discharging the warm water onto the ground. This system prevents internal damage to the pump. coming in contact with the hot muffler. • Slide the adjustable nozzle forward to low pressure mode. Detergent cannot be applied with the nozzle in high pressure position. • Make sure the garden hose is connected to the water inlet. Check that the high pressure hose is connected to the spray gun and the pump. Start the engine. SPECIFICATIONS • Apply the detergent to a dry surface, starting at lower portion of area to be washed and work upward, using long, even, overlapping strokes. Rated Pressure . . . . . 1800 psi Flow Rate . . . . . . . . . . 2.0 gallons per minute (gpm) Detergent . . . . . . . . . . Use detergent approved for pressure washers • Allow the detergent to “soak in” for 3-5 minutes before washing and rinsing. Reapply as needed to prevent surface from drying. Do Not allow the detergent to dry on (prevents streaking). Water Supply Temp . Not to exceed 100°F Automatic Cool . . . . Will cycle when water Down System . . . . . . . reaches 125°-155°F IMPORTANT: You must flush the chemical injection system after each use by placing the filter into a bucket of clean water, then run the pressure washer in low pressure for 1-2 minutes. Shipping Weight . . . . 62 lbs. 9 1800 PSI Pressure Washer GENERAL MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDATIONS CAUTION! Water spraying from a leak is capable of injecting material into skin. Inspect hose each time before using it. Never repair a high pressure hose. Replace it with another hose that exceeds the maximum pressure rating of your pressure washer. The pressure washer 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 pressure washer as instructed in this manual. Check Detergent Siphoning Tube Examine the filter on the detergent tube and clean if clogged.The tube should fit tightly on the barbed fitting. Examine the tube for leaks or tears. Replace the filter or tube if either is damaged. • Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your pressure washer. Check the spray gun and adjustable nozzle extension assembly for wear. • All maintenance in this manual and the engine owner’s manual should be made at least once each season. Cleaning Detergent Siphoning Tube • Once a year you should clean or replace the spark plug, clean or replace the air filter.A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper fuel-air mixture and help your engine run better and last longer. Please refer to your engine owner’s manual for more details. If you used the detergent siphoning tube, you must flush it with clean water before stopping the engine. • Place the chemical injection siphon/filter in a bucket full of clean water. • Slide the adjustable nozzle extension forward to the low pressure mode. BEFORE EACH USE • Flush for 1-2 minutes. • • • • • • Check engine oil level. Check water inlet screen for damage. Check in-line filter for damage. Check high pressure hose for leaks. Check detergent siphoning tube and filter for damage. Check spray gun and adjustable nozzle extension assembly for leaks. • Rinse out garden hose to flush out debris before connecting to pressure washer. • Shut off the engine. IMPORTANT: Simply shutting OFF engine will not release pressure in the system. When the engine has shut down, squeeze the trigger on the spray gun to relieve the pressure in the hose. Check Gun and Adjustable Nozzle Extension PRESSURE WASHER MAINTENANCE Examine the hose connection to the spray gun and make sure it is secure.Test the trigger by pressing it and making sure it “springs back” into place when you release it. Put the safety latch in the ON position and test the trigger.You should not be able to press the trigger. Check and Clean Inlet Screen Check In-Line Filter Examine the screen on the water inlet. Clean it if the screen is clogged or replace it if screen is damaged. Refer to Figure 13 and service the in-line filter if it becomes clogged, as follows: Figure 13 — Clean In-Line Filter Check High Pressure Hose The high pressure hose can develop leaks from wear, kinking, or abuse. Inspect the hose each time before using it. Check for cuts, leaks, abrasions or bulging of cover, damage or movement of couplings. If any of these conditions exist, replace the hose immediately. Filter Screen Nozzle Extension O-ring 10 1800 PSI Pressure Washer 1. Nozzle Maintenance Detach spray gun and nozzle extension from high pressure hose. Detach nozzle extension from spray gun and remove o-ring and screen from nozzle extension. Flush the screen, spray gun, and adjustable nozzle extension with clean water to clear debris. 2. If the screen is damaged, the o-ring kit contains a replacement in-line filter screen and an o-ring. If undamaged, reuse screen. 3. Place the in-line filter screen into the threaded end of the nozzle extension. Direction does not matter. Push the screen in with the eraser end of a pencil until it rests flat at the bottom of the opening.Take care to not bend the screen. 4. Place the o-ring into the recess. Push the o-ring snugly against the in-line filter screen. 5. Assemble the nozzle extension to the spray gun, as described earlier in this manual. A pulsing sensation felt while squeezing the spray gun trigger may be caused by excessive pump pressure.The principal cause of excessive pump pressure is a nozzle clogged or restricted with foreign materials, such as dirt, etc.To correct the problem, immediately clean the nozzle using the tools included with your pressure washer and follow these instructions: 1. Shut off the engine and turn off the water supply. 2. Detach the nozzle extension from the spray gun.Twist the nozzle clockwise to the stream position. Using the supplied 2mm (5/64) allen wrench, remove the nozzle from the end of the nozzle extension (Figure 14). Figure 14 — Removing and Cleaning Nozzle Purge Pump of Air and Contaminants Nozzle To remove air from the pump, follow these steps: • Set up the pressure washer as described in “Preparing Pressure Washer For Use”. Connect the water supply and turn water on. • Pull the trigger on the spray gun and hold. 3. • When the water supply is steady and constant, engage the safety latch. Remove the in-line filter from the other end of the nozzle extension. 4. Use the wire included in the kit (or a small paper clip) to free any foreign material clogging or restricting the nozzle (Figure 14). Using a garden hose, remove additional debris by back flushing water through the nozzle extension (Figure 15). Back flush between 30 to 60 seconds.Turn the adjustable nozzle extension to stream spray and move the nozzle from low to high while flushing. To remove contaminants from the pump, follow these steps: • Set up the pressure washer as described in “Preparing Pressure Washer For Use”. Connect the water supply and turn water on. 5. • Start the engine according to instructions in “To Start Your Pressure Washer”. Figure 15 — Backflushing the Nozzle • Remove nozzle extension from spray gun. • Squeeze the trigger on the spray gun and hold. • When the water supply is steady and constant, engage the safety latch and attach the nozzle extension. 6. 11 Reinstall the nozzle and in-line filter into the nozzle extension. Do Not overtighten the nozzle with the allen wrench. 1800 PSI Pressure Washer 7. Reconnect the nozzle extension to the spray gun. 8. Reconnect the water supply, turn on the water, and start the engine. 9. Test the pressure washer by operating with nozzle in the high and in the low positions. PREPARING THE UNIT FOR 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. If you do not plan to use the pressure washer for more than 30 days, follow this procedure: O–Ring Maintenance Through the normal operation of your pressure washer, o–rings, which keep the connections of the hoses and spray gun tight and leak–free, may become worn or damaged. An O-Ring Maintenance Kit is provided with your pressure washer which includes replacement o-rings, rubber washer and water inlet filter. Refer to the instruction sheet provided in the kit to service your unit’s o-rings. Note that not all of the parts in the kit will be used on your unit. 1. Flush detergent siphoning tube by placing the filter into a pail of clean water while running pressure washer in low pressure mode (adjustable nozzle in the forward position). Flush for one to two minutes. 2. Shut off the engine and let it cool, then remove all hoses. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug. To remove a worn or damaged o–ring: • Use a small flathead screwdriver to get underneath the o-ring and pry it off. 3. Empty the pump of all pumped liquids by pulling the recoil handle about 6 times.This should remove most of the liquid in the pump. Insert detergent siphoning tube into clip on handle. ENGINE MAINTENANCE NOTE: To protect the unit from freezing temperatures, draw RV antifreeze (non-alcohol) into the pump by pouring the solution into a 3-foot section of garden hose connected to inlet adapter and pulling recoil handle twice. See the engine owner’s manual for instructions on how to properly maintain the engine. CAUTION! Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact with used motor oil. Used motor oil has been shown to cause skin cancer in certain laboratory animals.Thoroughly wash exposed areas with soap and water. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DON'T POLLUTE. CONSERVE RESOURCES. RETURN USED OIL TO COLLECTION CENTERS. 4. Store unit in a clean, dry area. STORING THE ENGINE See the engine owner’s manual for instructions on how to properly prepare the engine for storage. 12 1800 PSI Pressure Washer NOTES 13 1800 PSI Pressure Washer TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Pump has following problems: failure to produce pressure, erratic pressure, chattering, loss of pressure, low water volume. Cause Correction 1. Nozzle in low pressure mode. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Water inlet is blocked. Inadequate water supply. Inlet hose is kinked or leaking. Clogged inlet hose strainer. Water supply is over 100°F. High pressure hose is blocked or leaks. Gun leaks. Nozzle is obstructed. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Pull nozzle backward for high pressure mode. Clear inlet. Provide adequate water flow. Straighten inlet hose, patch leak. Check and clean inlet hose strainer. Provide cooler water supply. Clear blocks in outlet hose. 8. 9. Replace gun. Clean nozzle. 1. 2. Detergent siphoning tube is not submerged. Chemical filter is clogged. 3. 4. Dirty in-line filter. Nozzle is in high pressure mode. 8. 9. 1. Detergent fails to mix with spray. Engine runs good at noload but “bogs” when load is added. Engine will not start; or starts and runs rough. Engine shuts down during operation. Engine lacks power. Engine “hunts” or falters. Engine speed is too slow. Insert detergent siphoning tube into detergent. 2. Clean or replace filter/detergent siphoning tube. 3. See “Check In-Line Filter” on page 10. 4. Push nozzle forward for low pressure mode. Move throttle control to FAST position 1. 2. 3. 4. Dirty air cleaner. Out of gasoline. Stale gasoline. Spark plug wire not connected to spark plug. 5. Bad spark plug. 6. Water in gasoline. 7. Overchoking. Out of gasoline. 1. 2. 3. 4. Dirty air filter. Choke is opened too soon. Replace air filter. Move choke to halfway position until engine runs smoothly. 14 Clean or replace air cleaner. Fill fuel tank. Drain gas tank; fill with fresh fuel. Connect wire to spark plug. 5. Replace spark plug. 6. Drain gas tank; fill with fresh fuel. 7. Open choke fully and crank engine. Fill fuel tank. 1800 PSI Pressure Washer NOTES 15 LIMITED WARRANTY GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS OWNER WARRANTY POLICY Effective October 1, 2001 LIMITED WARRANTY "Generac Portable Products, LLC will repair or replace, free of charge, any part, or parts of the equipment that are defective in material or workmanship or both.Transportation charges on parts 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 provided for in this policy. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at www.generac-portables.com or call 1-877-544-0982.THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE TIME PERIOD SPECIFIED, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states 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 and country to country." PRODUCTS** Portable Generator (Side Valve Engine Powered) Portable Generator (Overhead Valve Engine Powered) Electric Powered Pressure Washer Gasoline Powered Pressure Washer WARRANTY PERIOD* CONSUMER USE 1 year 2 years (2nd year parts only) 1 year 1 year COMMERCIAL USE 90 days 1 year None 90 days * 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 in the table 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 been used commercially, it shall thereafter be considered to be in commercial use for purposes of this warranty. Used equipment, demonstration equipment and equipment used for prime power in place of a utility are not warranted. Accessory parts such as guns, hoses, wands and nozzles are excluded from the product warranty. ** The gasoline engine and starting batteries are warranted solely by the manufacturers of those products. WARRANTY REGISTRATION IS NOT NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON GENERAC PORTABLE PRODUCTS EQUIPMENT. 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 EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE WARRANTY PERIOD. About your equipment warranty: Generac Portable Products welcomes warranty repair and apologizes 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 would not apply if equipment damage occurred because of misuse, lack of routine maintenance, shipping, handling, warehousing or improper installation. Similarly, warranty is void if the serial number of the equipment has been removed or the equipment has been altered or modified. If a customer differs with the decision of the Service Dealer, an investigation will be made to determine whether the warranty applies. Ask the Service Dealer to submit all supporting facts to its Distributor for review. If the Distributor decides that the claim is justified, the customer will be fully reimbursed for those items that are defective.To avoid misunderstandings that might occur between the customer and the Dealer, listed below are some of the causes of equipment failure that the warranty does not cover: Normal wear: Outdoor Power Equipment, like all mechanical devices, needs periodic parts, service and replacement to perform well.This warranty does not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment. Installation and Maintenance: This warranty does not apply to equipment or parts that have been subjected to improper or unauthorized installation or alteration, misuse, negligence, accident, overloading, overspeeding, improper maintenance, repair or storage so as, in Generac Portable Products' judgment, to adversely affect its performance and reliability.This warranty also does not cover normal maintenance such as adjustments, fuel system cleaning and obstruction (due to chemical, dirt, carbon or lime, etc.). Other Exclusions: Also excluded from this warranty are wear items such as quick couplers, oil gauges, belts, o-rings, filters, pump packing, etc., pumps which have been run without water supplied or damage or malfunctions resulting from accidents, abuse, modifications, alterations, or improper servicing or freezing or chemical deterioration. Warranty is available only through service dealers authorized by Generac Portable Products.This warranty does not apply to service by any other entity. You may locate your nearest Authorized Generac Portable Product Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at www.generac-portables.com or call 1-877-544-0982. Generac Portable Products Are Made Under One Or More Of The Following Patents: (Other Patents Pending) 5902094 5823752 5718255 5890413 Generac Portable Products, LLC Jefferson,Wisconsin U.S.A.
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