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Operator’s Manual

Manual del Operario

Model / Modelo

020258

WARNING

 

ADVERTENCIA

 

 

 

Before using this product, read this

 

Antes de utilizar el producto, lea este manual

manual and follow all Safety Rules

 

y siga todas las Reglas de Seguridad

and Operating Instructions.

 

e Instrucciones de Uso.

 

 

 

Questions? Help is just a moment away!

Preguntas? La ayuda es justa un momento lejos!

Call: Pressure Washer Helpline

Llame: Línea Directa del Lavador a Presión

1-800-743-4115M-F 8-5 CT

web: www.briggsandstratton.com

& STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP, LLC JEFFERSON,WISCONSIN, U.S.A.

Manual No. 199145GS

Revision 1 (03/21/2006)

Section

Safety Rules

 

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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1 - Safety Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5

Section 2 - Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Section 3 - Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8

Section 4 - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12

Section 5 - Product Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Section 5 - Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15

Section 6 - Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Section 7 - Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

EQUIPMENT

DESCRIPTION

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

This manual contains information for a high pressure washer that operates at 4,000 PSI at a flow rate of

4.0 gallons per minute.This powerful, high quality system features large 13” wheels, a pump equipped with an automatic cool down system, chemical injection system, nozzle extension with quick connect nozzles, safety goggles, heavy duty 50’ high pressure 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.

Copyright © 2006 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.

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.CAUTION, when usedwithout 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.

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

Toxic Fumes

Operator’s Manual

Electrical Shock

Slippery Surface

Fall

Fluid Injection

Fire

Explosion

Hot Surface

Moving Parts

Flying Objects

Kickback

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Section 1: Safety Rules

WARNING

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

Breathing carbon monoxide can cause 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 operate pressure washer inside any building or enclosure, even if doors or windows 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.

High pressure spray could cause you to fall if you are too close to the cleaning surface.

Keep spray nozzle between 8 to 24 inches away from cleaning surface.

Operate this unit on 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 relatively unstable location.

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

WARNING

Fuel 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.

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

DO NOT light a cigarette or smoke.

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.

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

Spray contact with electrical wiring can result in electrocution.

Keep water spray away from electric wiring or fatal electric shock may result.

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Section 1: Safety Rules

WARNING

Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than you can let go.

Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains could result.

ALWAYS point gun in safe direction and squeeze spray gun trigger, to release pressure and avoid kickback each time,

before starting engine. Engage trigger lock when not in use.

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 gun in safe direction 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 gun kicks back.

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.

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

DO NOT touch hot surfaces and avoid hot exhaust gases.

Allow equipment to cool before touching.

Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) 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

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.

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.

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

NEVER aim spray gun at people, animals or plants.

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.

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

ALWAYS point gun in safe direction and squeeze spray gun trigger, to release high pressure, every time you stop engine. Engage trigger lock when not in use.

WARNING

High pressure spray can cause paint chips or other particles to become airborne.

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.

WARNING

Unintentional sparking can result in fire or electric shock.

WHEN ADJUSTING OR MAKING REPAIRS TO YOUR PRESSURE WASHER

Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place 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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Section 1: Safety Rules

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 pressure washer above rated pressure.

CAUTION

A pressure washer produces a high pressure spray which increases risk of injury and damage to unit.

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.

CAUTION

High pressure spray may damage fragile items including glass.

DO NOT point spray gun at glass when in jet spray mode.

NEVER aim spray gun at plants.

CAUTION

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

If you have questions about intended use, ask dealer or contact Briggs & Stratton Power Products.

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

DO NOT by–passany safety device on this machine.

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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Section Features and Controls

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KNOW YOUR PRESSURE WASHER

Read this Operator’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.

Nozzle Extension with

Quick Connect

Spray Gun

Spray Tips

High Pressure Hose

Detergent Injection

Siphon/Filter

Warning/Operating Instructions Tag

Water Inlet

Air Filter — Protects engine by filtering dust and debris out of intake air.

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.

Detergent Injection Siphon/Filter — Use to siphon detergent or other pressure washer chemicals into the low pressure stream.

Choke Lever — Prepares a cold engine for starting.

Data Tag — Provides model, revision and serial number of pressure washer. Please have these readily available if calling for assistance.

Fuel Tank — Fill tank with regular unleaded fuel.Always leave room for fuel expansion.

Fuel Valve — Used to turn fuel on and off to engine.

High Pressure Hose — Connect one end to the water pump and the other end to the spray gun.

High Pressure Outlet — To connect high pressure hose.

Nozzle Extension with Quick Connect — Allows you to switch between five different spray tips.

Fuel Tank

Throttle Lever

 

Choke Lever

 

Fuel Valve

 

Recoil Starter

 

Rocker Switch

 

(on front of engine)

 

Air Filter

 

Oil Fill Cap

 

Pump equipped

 

with Automatic

 

Cool Down

 

System

 

Data Tag

Pressure Control Knob

High Pressure Outlet

Oil Fill Cap — Fill engine with oil here.

Pressure Control Knob — Varies the pressure of the high pressure spray.

Pump — Develops high pressure.

Recoil Starter — Use for starting the engine manually.

Rocker Switch — Set this switch to "On" before using recoil starter. Set switch to "Off" to switch off engine.

Safety Goggles (not shown) — Always use the enclosed goggles or other eye protection when running your pressure washer.

Spray Gun — Controls the application of water onto cleaning surface with trigger device. Includes safety latch.

Spray Tips — Detergent, 0°, 15°, 25°, and 40°: for various high pressure cleaning applications.

Throttle Lever — Sets engine in starting mode for recoil starter.

Warning/Operating Instructions Tag — Identifies hazards and proper procedure to start/stop pressure washer.

Water Inlet — Connect garden hose here.

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Assembly Section

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ASSEMBLY

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

Unpack the Pressure Washer

1.Remove everything from carton except pressure washer.

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

3.Remove pressure washer from carton.

Carton Contents

Items in the carton include:

Main unit

High pressure hose

Handle

Engine oil (2)

Spray gun with quick connect fitting

Nozzle extension with quick connect fitting

Accessory bag (includes the following):

Owner’s registration card

Safety goggles

Bag containing 5 multi–coloredquick connect spray tips

Operator’s manual

Engine operator’s manual

Handle Fastening Hardware Kit (which includes):

Carriage Bolts (2)

Plastic Knobs (2)

If any of the above parts are missing or damaged, call the pressure washer helpline at 1–800–743–4115.

To prepare your pressure washer for operation, you will need to perform these tasks:

1.Fill out and send in registration card.

2.Remove and discard tape from domed oil filler cap on top of pump.

3.Attach handle to main unit.

4.Add oil to engine.

5.Add fuel to fuel tank.

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

7.Connect water supply to pump.

8.Connect nozzle extension to spray gun.

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

Attach Handle

1.Place handle assembly onto handle supports connected to main unit. Make sure holes in handle align with holes on handle supports (Figure 1).

Figure 1 — Attach Handle to Base

Handle

Align Holes

Handle

Supports

NOTE: It may be necessary to move the handle supports from side to side in order to align the handle so it will slide over the handle supports.

2.Insert carriage bolts through holes from outside of unit and attach plastic knob on inside of handles (Figure 2). Tighten by hand.

Figure 2 — Secure Handle

PREPARING PRESSURE WASHER FOR USE

If you have any problems with the assembly of your pressure washer or if parts are missing or damaged, call the pressure washer helpline at 1-800-743-4115.

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

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Section 3: Assembly

Add Engine Oil and Fuel

• Place pressure washer on a level surface.

CAUTION

Any attempt to crank or start the engine before it has been properly filled with the recommended oil will result in equipment failure.

Refer to engine operaor’s manual for oil and fuel fill information.

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

Refer to engine operator’s manual and follow oil and fuel recommendations and instructions.

NOTE: Check oil often during enginebreak–in.Refer to engine operator’s manual for recommendations.

Connect Hose and Water Supply to Pump

IMPORTANT: To avoid pump damage, you must assemble the nozzle extension to the spray gun and attach all hoses before you start the engine.

1.Remove and discard tape from domed oil filler cap on top of pump.

2.Uncoil high pressure hose and attach quick connect end of hose to base of spray gun (Figure 3). Pull down on collar of quick connect, slide onto spray gun and let go of collar.Tug on hose to be sure of a tight connection.

Figure 3 — Connect High Pressure Hose to Spray Gun

Connect high pressure hose here

NOTE: Remove and discard all pump shipping caps before attaching hoses.

3.Similarly, attach other end of high pressure hose to the high pressure outlet on pump. Pull down on collar of quick connect, slide onto pump and let go of collar. Pull on hose to be sure of a tight connection.

4.Before connecting garden hose to water inlet, inspect inlet screen (Figure 4). Clean screen if it contains debris or replace if damaged. DO NOT run pressure washer if inlet screen is missing or damaged.

Figure 4 — Connect Garden Hose to Water Inlet

Inspect inlet screen. DO NOT use if damaged or missing; clean if dirty.

5.Run water through garden hose for 30 seconds to clean out any debris.Turn off water.

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

6.Connect garden hose (not to exceed 50 feet in length) to water inlet.Tighten by hand (Figure 4).

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-offconnector or other conveniencetype watershut-offvalve.

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

7.Turn ON water, point gun in a safe direction and squeeze trigger to purge pump system of air and impurities.

WARNING

High pressure spray can cause paint chips or other particles to become airborne.

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.

Checklist Before Starting Engine

Review the unit’s assembly to confirm you have performed all of the following:

1.Make sure handle is secure.

2.Check for properly tightened hose connections.

3.Check to make sure there are no kinks, cuts, or damage to high pressure hose.

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

5.Add proper fuel to fuel tank.

6.Provide a proper water supply (not to exceed 100°F).

7.Be sure to read “Safety Rules” and “How To Use Your Pressure Washer” before using pressure washer.

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Operation Section

HOW TO USE PRESSURE WASHER

If you have any problems operating your pressure washer, please call the pressure washer helpline at 1-800-743-4115.

Pressure Washer Location

Pressure Washer Clearance

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How to Start Engine

The best way to start your pressure washer for the first time is to follow these instructions step–by–step.Thisstarting information also applies if have let the pressure washer sit idle for at least a day.

1.Place pressure washer near an outside water source capable of supplying water at a flow rate greater than 5.0 gallons per minute and no less than 20 PSI at pressure washer end of garden hose.

WARNING

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

Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) clearance on all sides of pressure washer including overhead.

Place pressure washer in a well ventilated area, which will allow for removal of deadly exhaust gas. DO NOT place pressure washer where exhaust gas could accumulate and enter inside or be drawn into a potentially occupied building. Ensure exhaust gas is kept away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or other openings that can allow exhaust gas to collect in a confined area

(Figure 5). Prevailing winds and air currents should be taken into consideration when positioning pressure washer.

WARNING

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

Breathing carbon monoxide can cause nausea, fainting or death.

Operate pressure washer ONLY outdoors.

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

DO NOT operate pressure washer inside any building or enclosure, even if doors or windows are open.

Figure 5 — Pressure Washer Clearance

Typical Pressure Washer Shown

Exhaust Port

2.Check that high pressure hose is tightly connected to spray gun and pump. See “Preparing Pressure Washer for Use” for illustrations.

3.Make sure unit is in level position.

4.Connect garden hose to water inlet on pressure washer pump.

5.Turn ON water, point gun in a safe direction and squeeze trigger to purge pump system of air and impurities.

CAUTION

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.

6.Attach nozzle extension to spray gun (Figure 6). Tighten by hand.

Figure 6 — Connect Nozzle Extension to Spray Gun

7.Select desired quick connect spray tip and insert it into end of nozzle extension (see “How To Use Spray Tips”).

8.Engage trigger lock on spray gun trigger (Figure 7).

Figure 7 — Spray Gun with Trigger Lock Engaged

Trigger Lock

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Section 4: Operation

9.When starting engine, position yourself as recommended in Figure 8 and start engine according to instructions given in engine operator’s manual.Also see operating instructions tag located on the pressure washer.

Figure 8 - Recommended Starting Position

WARNING

Rapid retraction of starter cord (kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than you can let go.

Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains could result.

ALWAYS point gun in safe direction and squeeze spray gun trigger, to release pressure and avoid kickback each time, before starting engine.

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 gun in safe direction 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 gun kicks back.

NOTE: Always keep the throttle lever in the “Fast” position when operating the pressure washer.

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.

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

DO NOT touch hot surfaces and avoid hot exhaust gases.

Allow equipment to cool before touching.

Keep at least 5 ft. (152 cm) 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.

How to Stop Pressure Washer

1.Let engine idle for two minutes.

2.Turn engine off according to instructions given in engine operator’s manual.

3.ALWAYS point gun in a safe direction and squeeze spray gun trigger to release retained high water pressure.

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.

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

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

ALWAYS point gun in safe direction and squeeze spray gun trigger, to release high pressure, every time you stop engine. Engage trigger lock when not in use.

IMPORTANT: Spray gun traps high water pressure, even when engine is stopped and water is disconnected.

4.Engage trigger lock on spray gun when not in use.

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