Periodically inspect the entire product for damaged, missing, or loose parts such as screws, nuts, bolts, caps, etc. Tighten securely all fasteners and caps and do not operate this product until all missing or damaged parts are replaced. Call the manufacturer’s customer service or authorized service center for assistance.
Use a clean cloth to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc. Most plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of commercial solvents; never use brake fluid, gasoline, or any petroleum-based products to clean the tool.
When servicing your pressure washer, use only identical replacement parts. Use of any other parts could create a hazard or cause product damage.
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the machine, shut off engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and disconnect spark plug wire and move it away from spark plug. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury or property damage.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
To keep your gasoline powered pressure washer running at its best performance it may be necessary to maintain the engine by keeping the air filter clean, checking the spark plug for carbon deposits or wear, and changing the engine oil.
NOTE: Always follow the maintenance schedule provided in the engine manual and or the operator’s manual. Do not deviate from the manual.
CLEANING THE AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter may cause starting difficulty, loss of performance, and shorten the life span of the engine. Check the air filter monthly. For best performance, replace the air filter at least once a year.
NOTE: Make sure the filter is seated properly. Installing the filter incorrectly will allow dirt to enter the engine, causing rapid engine wear.
CHECKING SPARK PLUG
CHANGING ENGINE LUBRICANT
Service, check and change engine oil lubricant per the operator’s manual or engine manual schedule.
NOTE: Consult hazardous waste management guidelines in your area for the proper way to dispose of used lubricant.
The pump on most consumer grade gas pressure washers is an axial cam design that is lubricated with a sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the life of the unit under normal operating conditions; therefore, no further lubrication is required.
Routinely make a visual inspection of the pump. If you notice any leaking of lubricant around the pump oil seals, take the pressure washer to an authorized service center for repair.
If you notice excessive water leaks or low operating pressure, the water seals may need to be replaced. We recommend taking your pressure washer to a qualified service center for repair, as service performed by inexperienced or unqualified persons may damage the pressure washer and void your warranty.
If your pressure washer has a tri-plex or crankshaft style pump, it may be necessary to maintain and replace the oil. Checking the oil level is usually done by visually inspecting it through a sight glass or an oil dipstick. Refer to the operator’s manual for instructions to change the oil and to determine recommended service intervals. Always use a high quality high pressure pump oil.
Excessive pump pressure (a pulsing sensation felt while squeezing the trigger) may be the result of a clogged or dirty nozzle.
NOTE: Never point the spray wand at your face.
Using a straightened paper clip or nozzle cleaning tool, free any foreign materials clogging or restricting the nozzle.
Using a garden hose, flush debris out of nozzle by back flushing (running the water through the nozzle backwards or from the outside to the inside).
STORING THE PRESSURE WASHER
NOTE: Regular use of fuel stabilizer and pump protector will give you better performance of the unit and increase the life of the pump.
NOTE: Make sure the water supply is connected and turned on when allowing the pressure washer engine to run.
The use of a pump protector is strongly recommended after each use and before storing to prevent cold weather and seal damage during storage.
PREPARING FOR USE AFTER STORAGE
Consult your operator’s manual for the proper procedure to prepare your unit for use after storage.
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based products, penetrating lubricants, etc., come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or destroy plastic which could result in serious personal injury.
Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Failure to do so could result in objects being thrown into your eyes which may result in serious injury.
Always refer to your specific Manufacturer’s Operator and or Engine manual for specific instructions regarding your gas powered pressure washer.