Alto-Shaam 52C3KSA -2 User Manual

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52C3KSA -152C3KSA-2

IMPORTANT: For your own safety and that of others, please make certain that everyone who uses the 52C3KSA-1/-2high pressure washer reads and understands these instructions thoroughly prior to operation.

USA Operator’s manual

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C3KSA-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C3KSA-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT: Read this instruction manual before you start up your high pressure washer for the first time.

This machine is a high pressure washer producing a water jet under high pressure which is why severe injuries can occur if the safety precautions are not observed.

Therefore a complete understanding of the contents of this instruction manual is required in order to prevent injuries to yourself, objects and persons nearby, and the machine itself.

Contents

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1.0 Survey of models .......................................

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1.1

Model tag ..............................................

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1.2

Technical data ......................................

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2.0

Instructions for use ...................................

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Safety precautions and warnings

 

 

2.1

Unpacking .............................................

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2.2

Startup ..................................................

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2.3

General .................................................

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3.0

Installation ..................................................

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3.1

Water connection .................................

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3.2

Power connection .................................

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3.3

High pressure connection .....................

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3.4

Venting .................................................

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4.0

Operating instructions ............................

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4.1

Connections ........................................

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1. High pressure hose - machine .......

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2. High pressure hose - outlet point

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3. Spray handle - accessories ............

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4. Detergents ......................................

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4.2

Starting-up ..........................................

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4.3

Operation - automatic start/stop .........

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4.4

Spray lance, regulation of pressure

 

 

 

and water volume KSA-1 ....................

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4.5

Spray lance, regulation of pressure

 

 

 

and water volume KSA-2 ....................

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4.6

End of operation .................................

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4.7

Operating environment - installation .. 14

5.0 Applications and working methods ......

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5.1

Fields of application ............................

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5.2

Working pressure ...............................

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5.3

Detergents ..........................................

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5.4

Working methods................................

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6.0 Maintenance .............................................

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6.1

Oil .......................................................

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6.2

Sludge container .................................

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6.3

Water filter ..........................................

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6.4

Clearing the high pressure nozzle ......

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7.0 Troubleshooting and correction ............

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Designations US

(see illustrations on the front cover)

1.Electric cord

2.Connection of water and water filter

3.Start/stop switch

4.Oil level and filling

5.Pressure gauge

6.Outlet connection

7.Sludge container

8.Waste tray

9.Model tag

10.Water regulation valve

11.Bracket for wall fitting (KSA-1)

12.Vibration damper (KSA-2)

13.Drain plug

The environmental policy of ALTO

ALTO has made it a natural part of the concept of the company to reduce the impact on our environment as much as possible. This plan is effected through a constant development in all branches of the company so that the greatest number of elements in our high pressure washers affects the environment to a minimum.

This product too is characterized by the attitude of ALTO towards our environment.

For the production of this high pressure washer the latest production technique within a cleaner technology has been applied. The consumption of unnecessary subsidiary materials has been minimized and during the final test of the product the test water is recycled.

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1.0 Survey of models

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1.1 Model tag

This ALTO high pressure washing system has the serial designation C3KSA. The system is available with one and two pumps respectively. The designation appears from the text on the cabinet, ALTO 52C3KSA- 2 as an example, and the model tag (pos. 9) on the right side of the machine.

The tag provides the following details:

1.Manufacturer

2.Model designation

3.Production year and week

4.Serial number

5.Rated voltage

6.Electric coupling

7.Frequency

8.Power consumption (Amps)

9.Power absorption

10.Pump pressure

11.Capacity

12.Max. pressure

13.Max. temperature

ALTO Danmark A/S

72 18 21 00

1.2 Technical data

Model

 

52C3KSA-152C3KSA-2

Pump pressure 1)

psi

2600

2600

Water volume, min/max pressure

gpm

5.6/4.8

11.2/9.6 (2-pump)

Water tank, capacity

gal

1.5

1.5

Oil capacity

qt

1

1

Spray lance:

 

 

 

Nozzle number, high/low pressure

 

06/30

06/30 2)

1)33 ft. (3/8") high pressure hose and no pipeline.

2)On C3KSA-2systems it will be possible to use a COLORED spray lance. See section 4.5.

Sound pressure level LpA measured in accordance with ISO 11202 [DISTANCE 1m] [FULL LOAD]: 82 dB(A).

Data at 44 psi inlet pressure and 54°F inlet water. We reserve the right to make alterations.

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2.0 Instructions for use Safety precautions and warningsUS

Before starting your high pressure washer for the first time, we advise you to read through the following sections: 2.0 Instructions for use and3.0 Operating instructions and to follow all instructions to ensure the protection of user, surroundings and machine.

- WARNING -

Risk of Injection or Injury -

Do not Direct Discharge Stream at Persons

The high water pressure from a high pressure washer may cause personal injury or property damage if the following „IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS“ are not strictly observed.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

- WARNING -

When using this product, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:

zRead all of the instructions before using the product.

zTo reduce the risk of injury, close supervision is necessary when the pressure washer is used near children.

zKnow how to stop the product. Be thoroughly familiar with all the controls.

zStay alert - watch what you are doing.

zDo not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

zKeep the operating area clear of all persons.

zDo not over-reachor stand on unstable support. Keep good footing and bal-

ance at all times.

z Follow the maintenance instructions specified in the manual.

z WARNING! Never direct the water jet towards people, pets, electric wiring, or the machine itself.

zWARNING! Never try to clean clothes or footwear on yourself or other persons.

zWear eye protection during operation.

zNever work barefoot or with sandals.

zWARNING! The operator and anyone in immediate vicinity of the cleaning site should

protect himself from being struck by debris dislodged during cleaning operations. z Only trained personnel, familiar with this manual should operate the machine.

z The spray handle and lance are affected by thrust during operation - Always hold the spray lance firmly with both hands.

zWhen the machine is not in use, the spray handle trigger should be locked.

zActivate the trigger only by hand. Never tie or wedge it open in any other way.

zAvoid damage to the high pressure hose (such as running over it with vehicles, squeezing, pulling, knots/kinks etc.) and keep it away from oil and sharp or hot objects. Failure to protect the hose may cause it to burst.

zNever detach the high pressure hose or the water inlet hose while the machine is in operation (risk of scalding). Disconnect the power and the inlet water connection before detaching the high pressure hose or the water inlet hose.

zAvoid damage to the power cord (such as running it with vehicles, squeezing, pulling, knots etc.) and keep them away from sharp or hot objects.

zNever use the machine in an environment where there could be a danger of explosion.

zWARNING! The integrity of high pressure hoses, nozzles and connections are important for safety when operating the machine. Only use the high pressure hoses, nozzles and connections prescribed by ALTO.

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zFor safety reasons only use original ALTO accessories and spare parts. Otherwise the machine could be damaged.

zIn freezing conditions, never start the machine until it, and the hoses and accessories have thawed.

zThe machine should not be covered during operation.

zThe most efficient cleaning is obtained if you adjust the distance to the surface which is to be cleaned. Thus you will also avoid damaging the surface.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

2.1 Unpacking

Once the pressure washer has been taken out of the packaging, check that it is complete and without any defects; if in doubt, the pressure washer should not be put into use and you should contact the nearest ALTO service organization.

2.2 Startup

Check the power cord

The insulation of the power cord should be faultless and without any cracks. Please contact a qualified electrician or the nearest ALTO distributor if it is not so.

Check the voltage

Check that the voltage stated on the model tag corresponds to your receptacle.

Power consumption, fuse/breakers

Check the power consumption stated on the model tag and check for correct fuse/breaker.

- WARNING -

If these Instructions aren’t followed, it may be dangerous to use your pressure washer.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

This product must be grounded. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electrical current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

DANGER - - Improper connection of theequipment-groundingconductor can result in a risk of electrocution. Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the product - if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Do not use any type of adapter with this product.

WARNING - - To reduce the risk of electrocution, keep all connections dry and off the ground. Do not touch the plug with wet hands.

2.3 General

zDO NOT clean asbestos-bearingsurfaces with this machine, unless using special equipment in accordance with appropriate regulations,

zNever touch plug and receptacle with wet hands.

zWARNING! This machine has been constructed for use with “normal” detergents. The use of aggressive detergents or chemicals may cause operating and safety problems.

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Safety precautions and warnings US

zWhen using detergents, the instructions should always be strictly observed.

zAlways unplug the machine before cleaning or maintenance of the machine.

zDon’t use the machine if the power cord or important parts of the equipment are damaged - i.e. safety devices, high pressure hoses, spray handles, cabinet.

zIf the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by a ALTO trained service technician or a qualified electrician to avoid a hazardous situation.

zThe owner and operator are obliged to observe any working environment or working safety regulations concerning the operation of this high pressure washer.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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3.0 Installation

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3.1 Water connection

Flexible hose connection

Max. water pressure 218 psi

Max. 160°F

Inlet water shutoff cock required Clean water inlet screen (1) at monthly intervals

The water connection is made through a flexible hose connected to the quick coupling on the water inlet

(1) of the machine. The connection can be made to a cold or hot water supply.(max. 160°F). A shut-offcock should be mounted on the water supply near the machine.

The machine features a water tank and no further protection against return water into the supply is required.

If there is a risk of dirt, rust, or other impurities in the inlet water, a sand filter should be mounted before the internal screen on the machine. (for further connection data see section 1.2 Technical data).

3.2 Mains power connection

Only connect to an approved receptacle with grounding conductor

Power disconnect switch near the machine

Connect the machine to an approved receptacle near the machine, so that it will be possible to switch off power.

Check voltage, fuse, and cords according to section 2.1.

Power requirements can be found on the model tag(s) of the system.

KSA-1: The machine is delivered with an electric cord without plug. Any plug should be mounted by a qualified electrician.

KSA-2: KSA 2 pump systems are intended to be permanently connected to fixed wiring and a separate disconnect switch is recommended for each pump.

3.3 High pressure connection

IMPORTANT: When connecting to a pipeline always use a flexible hose connection from the outlet of the machine (pos. 6) - order no. 6300843. Contact your ALTO distributor for further information.

KSA-1

The outlet of the machine can be connected to a pipeline with multiple outlet points, or a standard high pressure hose can be connected directly to the outlet of the machine.

KSA-2

The system has especially been constructed for connection to a pipeline with multiple outlet points.

It is recommended you allow your ALTO distributor assist with the layout of the pipeline.

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3.4 Venting

KSA-1

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Start

Turn to position „Start“

Activate spray handle/open outlet point

In the case of newly installed systems, or if the pipeline and the pump have been drained in any other way, the system should be vented by starting the pump and then let the water run freely at each outlet point of the pipeline in turn.

When connecting the high pressure hose directly to the machine, the system should be vented by starting the pump and activating the trigger of the spray handle without the spray lance attached.

Let the water run until all air has escaped from the pump (regular water flow).

KSA-2

In the case of newly installed systems, or if the pipeline and the pump have been drained in any other way, the system should be vented as follows:

O1. Start pump no. 1 and let the water run from an outlet point of the pipe-line.When connecting a high pressure hose directly to the machine, activate

 

 

the trigger of the spray handle without the spray lance attached.

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Let the water run until all air has escaped from the pump (regular water

flow).

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O2. Stop pump no. 1. Then start pump no. 2 and let the water run from an outlet point of the pipeline. When connecting a high pressure hose directly

 

 

to the machine, activate the trigger of the spray handle without the spray

1+2

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lance attached. Let the water run until all air has escaped from the pump

(regular water flow).

3. Vent the pipeline by starting a pump and letting the water run from each

2outlet point (begin with the outlet farthest from the machine) until all air has escaped from the system.

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4.0 Operating instructions

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4.1 Connections

1.High pressure hose - directly on the machine

Max. length of extension hose: 160 ft. Only use ALTO high pressure hose

Danger of scalding!

Never dismount high pressure hoses at water temperatures above 120°F

The high pressure hose with imprinted max. working pressure and temperature should be attached to the outlet connection of the machine (1) by the quick coupling (2).

IMPORTANT: Prior to detaching the high pressure hose, the machine should be stopped and the shut-offcock closed. Then activate the trigger of the spray handle to relieve the high pressure hose of pressure.

2.High pressure hose - to outlet point

 

Max. length of extension hose: 160 ft

Only use ALTO high pressure hose

Danger of scalding!

Never detach high pressure hoses at water temperatures above 120°F

In the case of a pipeline with fixed outlet points, a high pressure hose with imprinted working pressure and temperature should be attached to the nipple of the high pressure cock (1) by the quick coupling (2). After attachment, turn the handle of the high pressure cock (3) to open position.

IMPORTANT: Prior to detaching the high pressure hose, or when changing to another outlet point, the high pressure cock should be fully closed. Then, activate the trigger of the spray handle to relieve the high pressure hose of pressure.

3.Spray handle - accessories

Clean nipple of any impurities before attaching the spray lance.

Pull and hold the blue quick coupling release (1) forward.

Insert the nipple of the spray lance (2) in the quick coupling and allow the release to return to the engaged position.

„Tug“ the spray lance or accessory lance forward to ensure secure attachment, before starting the machine. Max. thrust of spray handle and lance - see section 1.2 Technical data.

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