Manual - Test Equipment Depot

Manual - Test Equipment Depot
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION to the BrakeMate Jr. ................................... 2
SAFETY INFORMATION .......................................................... 3
SYSTEM FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS ............................. 9
MACHINE OVERVIEW ............................................................ 10
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .................................................11
MASTER CYLINDER ADAPTERS ........................................... 12
REPLACEMENT PARTS ......................................................... 14
MAINTENANCE ....................................................................... 15
CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFO ........................................ 15
WARRANTY INFORMATION ...................................................... 16
99 Washington Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone 781-665-1400
Toll Free 1-800-517-8431
Visit us at www.TestEquipmentDepot.com
INTRODUCTION
to the BrakeMate Jr.
Congratulations on the purchase of your BrakeMate Jr. brake flush machine!
Brake service is now more profitable, since we have eliminated the need for a
second technician when performing a brake bleeding service.
The BrakeMate Jr. provides the shop with the ability to flush and pressure test a
brake system faster and easier than ever before with a combination of speed and
effectiveness.
Please take time to read through this manual to familiarize yourself with the
BrakeMate Jr. before performing your first brake flush.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
For your safety, read this manual thoroughly before operating this machine. Your
BrakeMate Jr. unit is intended for use by properly trained, skilled professional automotive
technicians. The safety messages presented below and throughout this user’s manual are
reminders to the operator to exercise care when using this unit. Before using your
BrakeMate Jr. unit, always refer to and follow the safety messages and applicable service
procedures provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle being serviced.
• Read All Safety Instructions
Read, understand and follow all safety messages and instructions in this manual. Safety
messages in this section of the manual contain a signal word with a three-part message
and, in some instances, an icon.
• Signal Words
The signal word indicates the level of the hazard in a situation:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury to the operator or to bystanders.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in moderate or minor injury to the operator or to bystanders.
Indicates a situation which, if not avoided, may result in damage
to the machine, or the vehicle being serviced.
• Safety Messages
Safety messages in this section contain three different type styles:
• Normal type states the hazard.
• Bold type states how to avoid the hazard.
• Italic type states the possible consequences of not avoiding the hazard.
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• Safety Symbols
A safety symbol, when present, gives a graphical description of the potential hazard, and
how to avoid the hazard:
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Risk of Fire
Read Instructions Before Use
Risk of Explosion
Mandatory Eye Protection
Risk of Entanglement
Mandatory Protective Gloves
Dangerous Fumes
Mandatory Protective Clothing
Do Not Pull or Move
Risk of Burns
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Engine exhaust contains toxic gases.
• Vent vehicle’s exhaust away from work area.
• Do not breathe exhaust.
Exhaust gases will cause injury or death.
Improper use and operation.
• Read, understand and follow all safety messages and operational procedures in this
manual before operating this machine.
• This equipment should be operated only by qualified personnel.
• Use this equipment only as described in this manual.
Improper use and operation of this product can result in injury.
Engine systems can malfunction expelling fuel, oil vapors, hot steam, hot toxic exhaust gases and
other flying particles.
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander. Everyday eyeglasses
only have impact resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
• Do not position head directly over or in front of carburetor or throttle body. Engine
backfire can occur when air cleaner is out of normal position.
• Make sure gauge reads zero before connecting or disconnecting hose connections to
adapters.
• Make sure cooling system pressure has been relieved before connecting or
disconnecting hose connections and adapters.
• Keep a dry chemical (Class B) fire extinguisher rated for gasoline, chemical & electric
fires in the work area.
Fire, explosion, or flying particles may cause serious injury.
Risk of expelling pressurized fluids.
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
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• Engine systems can malfunction, expelling fuel, oil vapors, hot steam, hot toxic exhaust
gases and other debris.
• Always unplug the machine from its power source when not in use.
• Keep the service hoses away from hot or moving engine parts. Hoses can split or burst
causing fluid to be expelled.
• Avoid contact with brake fluid.
• Treatment methods are as follows:
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water.
Skin: Wash with soap and water.
Inhalation: Move to uncontaminated area.
Ingestion: If large amount, get medical attention.
If any irritation persists, get medical attention.
• Dispose of used fluid according to environmental laws and regulations.
Fuel, oil vapors, hot steam, hot toxic exhaust gases, pressurized fluid, and other debris can cause
serious injury.
Risk of unexpected vehicle movement.
• Block drive wheels before starting vehicle’s engine to begin an exchange.
• Unless instructed otherwise, set parking brake and put gear selector in park.
• Do not leave a running vehicle unattended.
• If vehicle has an automatic parking brake release, disconnect release mechanism for
testing and reconnect when testing is completed.
A moving vehicle can cause injury.
Risk of entanglement. Engine has moving parts.
• Do not place tools on fenders or other places in engine compartment.
• Keep yourself, clothing, battery cables and service hoses clear of moving parts such as
fan blades, belts, pulleys, hood and doors.
• Barriers are recommended to help identify danger zones in test area.
• Prevent personnel from walking through immediate test area.
Contact with moving parts can cause injury.
Risk of fire or explosion.
• Do not operate in the vicinity of open containers of flammable liquids such as gasoline.
• Keep hoses and jumper cables away from heat sources and sharp edges.
• Do not operate equipment with damaged cords or hoses until they have been examined
by a qualified serviceman.
Fire or explosion can cause injury.
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Risk of fire or explosion. Gases produced by a battery are highly explosive.
• Wear safety goggles and protective clothing, user and bystander.
• This machine is equipped to operate on 12-volt DC power only. A power source greater
than this can result in serious injury to the user as well as damage to the machine.
• Do not smoke, place metal tools on battery or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of battery.
• Clean battery terminals before hooking the machine’s battery clips to them. During
cleaning, keep airborne corrosion from eyes, nose and mouth.
• Be sure both battery cables are tightly connected to the battery terminals as instructed
before proceeding with a fluid exchange.
• Never remove battery cables from the battery terminals while the machine is operating.
Battery explosion can cause injury.
Risk of burns.
• Wear gloves when handling hot engine components.
• Do not touch hot exhaust systems, manifolds, engines, radiators, etc.
Hot engine parts may cause injury.
Battery acid is a highly corrosive sulfuric acid.
• Wear safety goggles and protective gloves, user and bystander.
• Have plenty of fresh water and soap nearby. If battery acid contacts skin, clothing, or
eyes, flush exposed area with soap and water for 10 minutes.
• While cleaning battery’s terminals, keep airborne corrosion from eyes, nose and mouth.
• Do not touch eyes while working near battery.
Battery acid can burn eyes and skin.
Risk of burns.
• Wear gloves when working near hot engine components.
• Do not touch hot exhaust systems, manifolds, engines, radiators, etc.
• The fluid coming from the vehicle along with some of the machine’s components that the
fluid comes into direct contact with (i.e. hoses and fittings) may reach temperatures
uncomfortable to the touch. Exercise caution in avoiding contact with these items.
Hot components can cause injury or discomfort.
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Risk of injury.
• This equipment should be operated by qualified personnel only.
• Use this equipment only as described in this manual.
• Always unplug the machine from its power source when not in use.
• Loop the power cord loosely in its proper location when machine is not in use.
• Do not operate equipment with a damaged battery cables or hoses, or if the equipment
has been dropped or damaged, until it has been examined by a qualified service
representative.
• Care should be taken to arrange the battery cables and service hoses so that they will
not be tripped over or pulled.
• Never pull on the power cables or service hoses to transport the machine. Damage may
occur to these components, or machine may tip over.
• Keep area of operation clear of unnecessary tools and equipment. Utilize recessed tool
storage areas on the top of the machine.
• Never leave the machine running unattended.
• The BrakeMate Jr. is not designed for any other purpose than the servicing of automotive
brake systems.
Operation of this machine by anyone other than qualified personnel may result in injury.
Misdiagnosis may lead to incorrect or improper repair and/or adjustment.
• Do not rely on erratic, questionable, or obviously erroneous test information or results. If
test information or results are erratic, questionable, or obviously erroneous, make sure
that all connections and data entry information are correct and that the test procedure was
performed correctly. If test information or results are still suspicious, do not use them for
diagnosis.
Improper repair and/or adjustment may cause vehicle or equipment damage or unsafe operation.
Risk of equipment damage.
• Connect battery cables to a 12-volt power source only (i.e. vehicle’s battery).
• Servicing, transporting, or storing this machine in an attitude other than the normal
operating position can result in fluid spillage and/or component damage.
• Never pull on the power cables or service hoses to transport the unit. Damage may occur
to these components, or machine may tip over. Always use the handle to move.
• Periodically clean the machine by wiping down with a clean, soft, dry cloth.
Improper operation of equipment may result in damage to machine or components.
SAVE AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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DIMENSIONS & TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS:
39" Tall
17" Wide
31" Deep
Service Hose:
15’ outside of machine
Wheels:
5” locking casters (front)
5” casters (back)
Fluid Tanks:
7-Quart New Fluid Tank
1/2-Quart Waste Fluid Bottle
Weight:
68 lbs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Power:
12-Volt DC from vehicle battery
Operating Temperature:
60º to 110ºF (15º to 43ºC)
FEATURES
• Durable roto-cast polyethylene body and tanks prevent vehicle damage
• Ergonomically correct working height
• 5” caster wheels allow easy maneuverability
• Easy access service panel
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MACHINE OVERVIEW
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
Part #
945001W
945007
945000
R941251
945002
941547W
941416
945015
941540
941524
Electronic Board
Control Panel Label
Pressure Pump
Level Switch
Pressure Regulator
Battery Cable Assembly
Master Cylinder Adapter Kit
Waste Fluid Bottle w/ Magnet
Yellow Service Hose
Wand Adapter
R940750
R940751
942113
941520
945008
Chassis
Console
Tank Cap
New Fluid Tank (White)
Service Panel Label
R942118
R942137
Locking Caster Wheel
Caster Wheel
945014
945013
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Description
Operations Manual
Quick Start Instruction Sheet
MAINTENANCE
To keep your machine working properly…
• Keep debris out of new fluid.
• Avoid spilling fluid on the control panel.
• Periodically wipe down exterior using a soft, damp cloth.
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LIMITED ONE (1) YEAR WARRANTY
Flo-Dynamics warrants only to the original Purchaser that under normal use, care and service,
the Equipment (except as otherwise provided herein) shall be free from defects in material and
workmanship for one year from the date of original invoice. External hoses, remote control
modules, adapters and all other attachments, supplies and consumables (except as otherwise
provided herein) are warranted for 90 calendar days from the date of original invoice. Filter
elements are not warranted. Printed circuit boards purchased from, but not installed by Seller are
not warranted.
SELLER’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS WARRANTY ARE LIMITED SOLELY TO THE
REPAIR OR, AT SELLER’S OPTION, REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR PARTS WHICH
TO SELLER’S SATISFACTION ARE DETERMINED TO BE DEFECTIVE AND WHICH ARE
NECESSARY, IN SELLER’S JUDGEMENT, TO RETURN THE EQUIPMENT TO GOOD
OPERATING CONDITION. NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR
STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL APPLY AND
ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
This warranty does not cover (and separate charges for parts, labor and related expenses shall
apply to) any damage to, malfunctioning, inoperability or improper operation of the Equipment
caused by, resulting from or attributable to (A) abuse, misuse or tampering; (B) alteration,
modification or adjustment of the Equipment by anyone other than Seller’s authorized
representatives; (D) improper or negligent use, application, operation, care, cleaning, storage or
handling; (E) fire, water, wind, lightning or other natural causes; (F) adverse environmental
conditions, including, without limitation, excessive heat, moisture, corrosive elements, or dust or
other air contaminants, radio frequency interference, electric power failure, power line voltages
beyond those specified for the equipment, unusual physical, electrical or electromagnetic stress,
and/or any other condition outside of Seller’s environmental specifications; (G) use of the
Equipment in combination or connection with other equipment, attachments, supplies or
consumables not manufactured or supplied by Seller; or (H) failure to comply with any applicable
federal, state or local regulation.
Repairs or replacements qualifying under this Warranty will be performed on regular business
days during Seller’s normal working hours within a reasonable time following Purchaser’s
request. All requests for Warranty service must be made during the stated Warranty period.
This warranty is non-transferable.
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