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Pressure Washer

Operator’s Manual

BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC

JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN, U.S.A.

Manual No. 203293GS Revision - (04/09/2007)

Thank you for purchasing thisquality-builtBriggs & Stratton pressure washer. We are pleased that you’ve placed your confidence in the Briggs & Stratton brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your Briggs & Stratton pressure washer will provide many years of dependable service.

This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with pressure washers and how to avoid them. Because Briggs & Stratton does not necessarily know all the applications this pressure washer could be used for, it is important that you read and understand these instructions thoroughly before attempting to start or operate this equipment. Save these instructions for future reference.

This pressure washer requires final assembly before use. Refer to the Assembly section of this manual for instructions on final assembly procedures. Follow the instructions completely.

Where to Find Us

You never have to look far to find Briggs & Stratton support and service for your pressure washer. Consult your Yellow Pages. There are over 30,000 Briggs & Stratton authorized service dealers worldwide who provide quality service. You can also contact Briggs & Stratton Customer Service by phone at (800) 743-4115,or on the Internet at BRIGGSandSTRATTON.COM.

Pressure Washer

Model Number

Revision

Serial Number

Engine

Model Number

Type Number

Code Number

Date Purchased

Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC

900 North Parkway

Jefferson, WI 53549

Copyright © 2007 Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this material may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without the express written permission of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.

Table of Contents

Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Equipment Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Safety Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Unpack Pressure Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Attach Handle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Add Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Add Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Connect Hose and Water Supply to Pump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Features and Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Pressure Washer Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

How to Start Your Pressure Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

How to Stop Your Pressure Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 How to Use Spray Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cleaning and Applying Detergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Pressure Washer Rinsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cleaning Detergent Siphoning Tube. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Automatic Cool Down System (Thermal Relief). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Pressure Washer Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Pump Oil Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Engine Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

After Each Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Winter Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Long Term Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Warranties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Emissions Control System Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Pressure Washer Owner Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Common Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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Operator Safety

Equipment Description

Read this manual carefully and become familiar with your pressure washer. Know its applications, its limitations, and any hazards involved.

This high quality residential system features 10” wheels, axial cam pump with stainless steel pistons, automatic cool down system, detergent siphoning system, automatic trigger lock spray gun, quick connect spray tips, safety goggles, heavy duty 30’ hose, and more.

Every effort has been made to ensure that information in this manual is accurate and current. However, we reserve the right to change, alter, or otherwise improve the product and this document at any time without prior notice.

The Emission Control System for this pressure washer is warranted for standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Safety Rules

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.

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.NOTICE, indicates a situation that could result in equipment damage. Follow safety messages to avoid or reduce the risk of injury or death.

WARNING

The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Hazard Symbols and Meanings

A B C

D E F

G H I

J

K

L

 

 

 

A - Explosion

G - Flying Objects

 

B - Fire

H - Slippery Surface

 

C - Electric Shock

I - Fall

 

D - Toxic Fumes

J - Fluid Injection

 

E - Kickback

K - Moving Parts

 

F - Hot Surface

L - Read Manual

 

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WARNING

Running engine gives off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poison gas.

Breathing carbon monoxide can cause headache, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, confusion, seizures,nausea, fainting or death.

Some chemicals or detergents may be harmful if inhaled or ingested, causing severe nausea, fainting, or poisoning.

Operate pressure washer ONLY outdoors.

Keep exhaust gas from entering a confined area through windows, doors, ventilation intakes, or other openings.

DO NOT start or run engine indoors or in an enclosed area, even if windows and doors are open.

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.

WARNING

Use of pressure washer can create puddles and slippery surfaces.

Kickback from spray gun can cause you to fall.

Operate pressure washer from a stable surface.

The cleaning area should have adequate slopes and drainage to reduce the possibility of a fall due to slippery surfaces.

Be extremely careful if you must use the pressure washer from a ladder, scaffolding, or any other similar location.

Firmly grasp spray gun with both hands when using high pressure spray to avoid injury when spray gun kicks back.

WARNING

Fuel and its vapors are extremely flammable and explosive.

Fire or explosion can cause severe burns or death.

WHEN ADDING OR DRAINING FUEL

Turn pressure washer OFF and let it cool at least 2 minutes before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.

Fill or drain fuel tank outdoors.

DO NOT overfill tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.

If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine.

Keep fuel away from sparks, open flames, pilot lights, heat, and other ignition sources.

DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.

WHEN STARTING EQUIPMENT

Ensure spark plug, muffler, fuel cap, and air cleaner are in place.

DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed.

WHEN OPERATING EQUIPMENT

DO NOT tip engine or equipment at angle which causes fuel to spill.

DO NOT spray flammable liquids.

WHEN TRANSPORTING OR REPAIRING EQUIPMENT

Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel shutoff valve OFF.

Disconnect spark plug wire.

WHEN STORING FUEL OR EQUIPMENT WITH FUEL IN TANK

Store away from furnaces, stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, or other appliances that have pilot light or other ignition source because they can ignite fuel vapors.

WARNING

Risk of electrocution.

Contact with power source can cause electric shock or burn.

• NEVER spray near power source.

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WARNING

Starter cord kickback (rapid retraction) can result in bodily injury. Kickback will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than you can let go.

Broken bones, fractures, bruises, or sprains could result.

NEVER pull starter cord without first relieving spray gun pressure.

When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance is felt and then pull rapidly to avoid kickback.

After each starting attempt, where engine fails to run, always point spray gun in safe direction, press red button and squeeze spray gun trigger to release high pressure.

Firmly grasp spray gun with both hands when using high pressure spray to avoid injury when spray gun kicks back.

WARNING

Contact with muffler area can result in serious burns.

Exhaust heat/gases can ignite combustibles, structures or damage fuel tank causing a fire.

DO NOT touch hot parts and AVOID hot exhaust gases.

Allow equipment to cool before touching.

Keep at least 5 feet (1.5 m) of clearance on all sides of pressure washer including overhead.

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property require equipment powered by an internal combustion engine to have a spark arrester, maintained in effective working order, complying to USDA Forest service standard 5100-1Cor later revision. In the State of California a spark arrester is required under section 4442 of the California Public resources code. Other states may have similar laws.

WARNING

The high pressure stream of water that this equipment produces can cut through skin and its underlying tissues, leading to serious injury and possible amputation.

Spray gun traps high water pressure, even when engine is stopped and water is disconnected, which can cause injury.

DO NOT allow CHILDREN to operate pressure washer.

NEVER repair high pressure hose. Replace it.

NEVER repair leaking connections with sealant of any kind. Replace o-ringor seal.

NEVER connect high pressure hose to nozzle extension.

Keep high pressure hose connected to pump and spray gun while system is pressurized.

ALWAYS point spray gun in safe direction, press red button and squeeze spray gun trigger, to release high pressure, every time you stop engine.

NEVER aim spray gun at people, animals, or plants.

DO NOT secure spray gun in open position.

DO NOT leave spray gun unattended while machine is running.

NEVER use a spray gun which does not have a trigger lock or trigger guard in place and in working order.

Always be certain spray gun, nozzles and accessories are correctly attached.

WARNING

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.

WHEN TESTING FOR ENGINE SPARK

Use approved spark plug tester.

DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed.

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WARNING

Starter and other rotating parts can entangle hands, hair, clothing, or accessories.

NEVER operate pressure washer without protective housing or covers.

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.

WARNING

Risk of eye injury.

Spray can splash back or propel objects.

Always wear safety goggles when using this equipment or in vicinity of where equipment is in use.

Before starting the pressure washer, be sure you are wearing adequate safety goggles.

NEVER substitute safety glasses for safety goggles.

NOTICE

High pressure spray may damage fragile items including glass.

DO NOT point spray gun at glass when using red 0° spray tip.

NEVER aim spray gun at plants.

NOTICE

Improper treatment of pressure washer can damage it and shorten its life.

If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact qualified service center.

NEVER operate units with broken or missing parts, or without protective housing or covers.

DO NOT by-passany safety device on this machine.

DO NOT tamper with governed speed.

DO NOT operate pressure washer above rated pressure.

DO NOT modify pressure washer in any way.

Before starting pressure washer in cold weather, check all parts of the equipment to be sure ice has not formed there.

NEVER move machine by pulling on hoses. Use handle provided on unit.

Check fuel system for leaks or signs of deterioration, such as chafed or spongy hose, loose or missing clamps, or damaged tank or cap. Correct all defects before operating pressure washer.

This equipment is designed to be used with Briggs & Stratton Power Products authorized parts ONLY. If equipment is used with parts that DO NOT comply with minimum specifications, user assumes all risks and liabilities.

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Assembly

Read entire operator’s manual before you attempt to assemble or operate your new pressure washer.

Your pressure washer requires some assembly and is ready for use after it has been properly serviced with the recommended oil and fuel.

If you have any problems with the assembly of your pressure washer, please call the pressure washer helpline at

(800) 743-4115.If calling for assistance, please have the model, revision, and serial number from the data tag available.

Unpack Pressure Washer

1.Remove the parts bag, accessories, and inserts included with pressure washer.

2.Open carton completely by cutting each corner from top to bottom.

3.Ensure you have all included items prior to assembly.

Items in the carton include:

• Main Unit

Pressure Hose with Quick Connect Fittings

Gun with Quick Connect Fitting

Extension with Quick Connect Fitting

Bottle

Bag (which includes the following):

Safety Goggles

Operator’s Manual

Owner’s Registration Card

Bag containing 5 Multi–ColoredSpray Tips

Plastic Knobs (2)

To

your pressure washer for operation, you will

perform these tasks:

out and send in registration card.

oil dipstick (A) has been installed into pump.

A

3.Attach handle to main unit.

4.to engine crankcase.

5.to fuel tank.

6.Connect high pressure hose to spray gun and pump.

7.Connect water supply to pump.

8.Attach nozzle extension to spray gun.

9.Select/attach quick connect spray tip to nozzle extension.

Handle

1. handle (A) onto handle supports (B) connected to unit. Make sure holes (C) in handle align with

C) on handle supports.

 

A

 

C

 

B

NOTE:

be necessary to move the handle supports

from

side in order to align the handle so it will slide

over

supports.

2. bolts (A) through holes from back of attach a plastic knob (B) from front of unit. by hand.

B

A

3.Insert multi–coloredspray tips in spaces provided in handle.

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Add Engine Oil

1.Place pressure washer on a flat, level surface.

2.Clean area around oil fill and remove yellow oil fill cap.

NOTE: See Oil Recommendationsin Maintenancesection. Verify provided oil bottle is the correct viscosity for current ambient temperature.

3.Using oil funnel (optional), slowly pour contents of provided oil bottle into oil fill opening.

NOTICE

Improper treatment of pressure washer can damage it and shorten its life.

DO NOT attempt to crank or start the engine before it has been properly serviced with the recommended oil. This may result in an engine failure.

4.Replace oil fill cap and fully tighten.

Add Fuel

Fuel must meet these requirements:

Clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline.

A minimum of 87 octane/87 AKI (91 RON). High altitude use, see High Altitude.

NOTICE

Avoid pressure washer damage.

Failure to follow Operator’s Manual for fuel recommendations voids warranty.

DO NOT use unapproved gasoline such as E85.

DO NOT mix oil in gasoline.

DO NOT modify engine to run on alternate fuels.

To protect the fuel system from gum formation, mix in a fuel stabilizer when adding fuel. See Storage. All fuel is not the same. If you experience starting or performance problems after using fuel, switch to a different fuel provider or change brands. This engine is certified to operate on gasoline. The emission control system for this engine is EM (Engine Modifications).

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel and its

are extremely flammable and

 

 

 

explosive.

 

 

 

 

 

Fire or

cause severe burns or

 

 

 

 

 

 

death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN ADDING FUEL

 

 

 

• Turn pressure washer OFF

let it cool at least 2 minutes

 

before removing fuel cap. Loosen cap slowly to relieve pressure in tank.

Fill fuel tank outdoors.

 

DO NOT overfill tank.

for fuel expansion.

• If fuel spills, wait until it evaporates before starting engine.

Keep fuel away from

flames, pilot lights, heat, and

 

other ignition sources.

 

DO NOT light a cigarette

.

 

 

 

 

1. Clean area around

cap, remove cap.

2. Slowly add regular unleaded fuel (A) to fuel tank (B). Be careful not to overfill about 1.5" (4 cm) (C) of tank space for fuel expansion.

B

C

A

3.Install fuel cap and let any spilled fuel evaporate before starting engine.

High Altitude

At altitudes over 5,000 feet (1524 meters), a minimum 85 octane / 85 AKI (89 RON) gasoline is acceptable. To remain emissions compliant, high altitude adjustment is required. Operation without this adjustment will cause decreased performance, increased fuel consumption, and increased emissions. See an Authorized Briggs & Stratton

dealer for high altitude adjustment information. Operation of the engine at altitudes below 2,500 feet (762 meters) with the high altitude kit is not recommended.

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Connect Hose and Water Supply to Pump

NOTICE

DO NOT run the pump without the water supply connected and turned on.

Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this instruction will void warranty.

NOTE: Remove and discard the shipping caps from the pump’s high pressure outlet and water inlet before attaching hoses.

1.Uncoil high pressure hose and attach quick connect end of hose to base of spray gun. Pull down on collar of quick connect, slide onto spray gun and let go of collar. Tug on hose to be sure of tight connection.

WARNING

The high pressure stream of water that this equipment produces can cut through skin underlying tissues, leading to serious injury possible amputation.

NEVER connect high pressure hose to nozzle extension.

Keep high pressure hose connected to pump and spray while system is pressurized.

Always be certain spray gun, nozzles and accessories are correctly attached.

2.Similarly, attach other end of high pressure hose high pressure outlet (A) on pump. Pull down on

of quick connect, slide onto pump and let go of

.

Pull on hose to be sure of tight connection.

 

B

A

3.Before connecting garden hose to water inlet, inspect inlet screen (B). Clean screen if it contains debris or have it replaced if damaged. DO NOT run pressure washer if inlet screen is damaged.

4.Run water through your garden hose for 30 seconds to clean out any debris.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT siphon standing water for the water supply. Use ONLY cold water (less than 100°F).

5.Connect the garden hose (not to exceed 50 feet in length) to the water inlet. Tighten by hand.

NOTICE

Using a One Way Valve (vacuum breaker or check valve) at pump inlet can cause pump or inlet connector damage.

There MUST be at least ten feet (3 m) of unrestricted garden hose between the pressure washer inlet and any device, such as a vacuum breaker or check valve.

Damage to equipment resulting from failure to follow this instruction will void warranty.

6.Turn ON the water, press red button on the gun and squeeze the trigger to purge the pump system of air and impurities.

WARNING

Risk of eye injury.

Spray can splash back or propel objects.

Always wear safety goggles when using this equipment or in vicinity of where equipment is in use.

Before starting the pressure washer, be sure you are wearing adequate safety goggles.

NEVER substitute safety glasses for safety goggles.

Checklist Before Starting Engine

Review the unit’s assembly to ensure you have performed all of the following.

1.Be sure to read the Operator Safety section andHow to Use Your Pressure Washer inOperation section before using pressure washer.

2.Make sure handle is in place and secure.

3.Check that oil has been added to proper level in the engine crankcase.

4.Add proper fuel to fuel tank.

hose connections.

are no kinks, cuts, or damage

to high pressure hose.

7. Provide a proper water supply at an adequate flow.

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