Predator 62201 2500 PSI, 2.4 GPM, 4 HP (160cc) Pressure Washer EPA/CARB Owner's Manual & Safety Instructions

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Using an engine indoors
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide.
This is a poison you cannot see or smell.
NEVER use inside
a home or garage,
EVEN IF doors and
windows are open.
Only use OUTSIDE
and far away from
windows, doors,
and vents.
Owner’s Manual & Safety Instructions
Save This Manual Keep this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly,
operating, inspection, maintenance and cleaning procedures. Write the product’s serial number in the
back of the manual near the assembly diagram (or month and year of purchase if product has no number).
Keep this manual and the receipt in a safe and dry place for future reference. 18f
When unpacking, make sure that the product is intact
and undamaged. If any parts are missing or broken,
please call 1-888-866-5797 as soon as possible.
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No portion of this manual or any artwork contained herein may be reproduced in
any shape or form without the express written consent of Harbor Freight Tools.
Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally. Due to continuing
improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein.
Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
Read this material before using this product.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
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Table of Contents
Specifications ............................................. 2
Safety ......................................................... 3
Setup .......................................................... 7
Operation ................................................... 12
Maintenance .............................................. 16
Troubleshooting ......................................... 20
Parts Lists and Diagrams .......................... 24
Warranties ................................................. 30
Pressure Washer Specifications
Pump Axial
Drive Direct
Maximum Pressure 2500 PSI
Flow Rate 2.4 GPM
Hose Length 25'
Wand Length 21"
Nozzles Quick Connect 0°, 15°,
25°, 40° + Soap Nozzle
Engine Specifications
Displacement 159 cc
Engine Type Vertical Single Cylinder
4-stroke OHV
Cooling System Forced air cooled
Fuel Type 87+ octane stabilizer treated
unleaded gasoline
Capacity 0.34 Gallon (1.3 Liter)
Engine Oil Type SAE 10W-30 above 32° F
5W-30 at 32° F or below
Capacity 0.5 Quart (0.5 Liter)
Bore x Stroke 65 mm x 48 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Rotation viewed from PTO
(power takeoff - the output shaft) Counterclockwise
Spark Plug Type Torch ® F5RTC
Gap 0.0236" – 0.0314"
Valve Clearance Intake 0.0039″ - 0.0059″
Exhaust 0.0059″ – 0.0078"
The emissions control system for this Engine is warranted for standards set by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and by the California Air Resources Board (also known as CARB).
For warranty information, refer to the last pages of this manual.
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This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
Symbol Definitions
Symbol Property or Statement
RPM Revolutions Per Minute
HP Horsepower
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Eye Injury. Wear ANSI-approved
safety goggles with side shields.
Read the manual before
set-up and/or use.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Hearing Loss.
Wear hearing protection.
Symbol Property or Statement
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Respiratory Injury.
Operate engine OUTSIDE and far away
from windows, doors, and vents.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Fire while handling fuel.
Do not smoke while handling fuel.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Fire.
Do not refuel while operating.
Keep flammable objects
away from engine.
WARNING marking concerning
Risk of Injection.
Do not direct water stream/nozzle at body.
WARNING! Read all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in fire, serious injury and/or DEATH.
The warnings and precautions discussed in this manual cannot cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution
are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.
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Set Up Precautions
1. Gasoline fuel and fumes are flammable, and
potentially explosive. Use proper fuel storage
and handling procedures. Do not store fuel
or other flammable materials nearby.
2. Have multiple ABC class fire extinguishers nearby.
3. Operation of this equipment may create sparks that
can start fires around dry vegetation.
A spark arrestor may be required. The operator
should contact local fire agencies for laws or
regulations relating to fire prevention requirements.
4. Set up and use only on a flat, level,
well-ventilated surface.
5. The work area should have adequate
drainage to reduce the possibility of
a fall due to slippery surfaces.
6. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles, heavy-duty
work gloves, and dust mask/respirator during set up.
7. Use only lubricants and fuel recommended
in the Specifications chart of this manual.
8. Only use cold water or pressure washer
detergent in this tool. Do not use caustic
materials, solvents, flammable materials, or
detergents not designed for pressure washers.
Use of any such material can cause injury,
or damage this tool or personal property.
9. Do not dry run this product. Dry running
will cause serious damage to the seals.
Make sure the water supply used for the
Pressure Washer is not dirty or sandy.
10. Prior to starting the Pressure Washer in
cold weather, check all of the parts of the
unit to make sure ice has not formed. Do
not store the unit anywhere that the
temperature will fall below 32° F (0° C).
Operating Precautions
Using an engine indoors
Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide. This is a poison
you cannot see or smell.
NEVER use inside a home or garage,
EVEN IF doors and windows are open.
Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows,
doors, and vents.
2. Keep children away from the equipment,
especially while it is operating.
3. Parts of the Pressure Washer, especially
exhaust system components, get very hot
during use. Stay clear of hot parts.
4. Injection Hazard! The high pressure
water jet produced by this tool can cut
skin or cause injury to hands or eyes.
Do not allow spray to strike you and do
not spray toward people or animals. Do not spray
the tool itself or any electrical wiring/receptacle.
5. Do not carry the spray handle with your finger on
the trigger, whether engine is operating or not.
6. In case of an emergency during use, immediately
release the trigger on the spray handle, turn
the engine off and then shut off gas supply
to the engine. Do not set the spray handle
down without turning off the engine.
7. This Pressure Washer is intended for
outdoor residential use only.
8. The high pressure water flow can damage
the work surface if not used properly. Always
test the spray in an open area first.
9. When dispensing detergent, apply the detergent
to the cleaning area at low pressure only.
Detergent dispensing only works when the
spray wand is in the low-pressure position.
10. Keep all spectators at least six feet
from the Engine during operation.
11. Fire Hazard! Do not fill fuel tank while engine is
running. Do not operate if gasoline has been spilled.
Clean spilled gasoline before starting engine.
Do not operate near pilot light or open flame.
12. Do not touch engine during use.
Let engine cool down after use.
13. Do not leave the equipment unattended when it is
running. Turn off the equipment (and remove safety
keys, if available) before leaving the work area.
14. The equipment can produce high noise levels.
Prolonged exposure to noise levels
above 85 dBA is hazardous to hearing.
Wear ear protection when operating the equipment
or when working nearby while it is operating.
15. Wear ANSI-approved safety glasses
and hearing protection during use.
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Key Features

  • 2500 PSI
  • 2.4 GPM
  • 159cc 4-stroke engine
  • Detergent tank
  • 25' hose
  • Quick connect nozzles

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What kind of fuel does the Predator 62201 use?
It requires 87 octane or higher unleaded gasoline treated with a fuel stabilizer additive.
What type of oil should I use in the engine?
SAE 10W-30 is recommended for general use, but other viscosities may be suitable depending on the average temperature.
How do I start the engine?
Locate the choke, turn the engine switch to "ON", and pull the starter handle until the engine starts. Then, gradually move the choke to the "RUN" position.