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  • K 3.450

    OPERATOR MANUALHigh Pressure Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    MANUAL DE USUARIOLimpiador de alta presin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    MANUEL DUTILISATIONNettoyeur haute pression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    59658990 (2013.01)

  • DANGERindicates an imminently hazardous situ-ation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situa-tion which, if not avoided, could result in death or injury. CAUTIONindicates a potentially hazardous situa-tion which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury or in property damage incidents.

    The owner and/or user must have an un-derstanding of the manufacturers oper-ating instructions and warnings before using this pressure washer.Warning information should be empha-sized and understood.If the operator is not fluent in English, the manufacturers instructions and warnings shall be read to and discussed with the operator in the operators native language by the purchaser/owner, mak-ing sure that the operator comprehends its contents.Owner and/or user must study and maintain for future reference the manu-facturers instructions.For household use only!

    In the U.S. or Canada, please call 1-800-537-4129 for warranty issues and visit www.karcher-help.com for techni-cal support and product assistance.Please take a moment to register your pressure washer online at www.karcher-register.com. Be sure to save your purchase receipt, it will be re-quired for repairs covered by warranty.

    Call: 01-800-024-13-13 for help or visit our website: www.karcher.com.mx

    HIGH PRESSURE WASHER OPERATOR MANUALModel Overview 3Important Safety Instructions 4Assembly Instructions 6Operating Instructions 7Using the Accessories 8Working with Detergents 9Taking a Break 10Shutting Down and Clean-Up 10Winterizing and Long-Term Storage 11Maintenance Instructions 11Cleaning Tips 12Optional Cleaning Accessories 13Troubleshooting 15

    Safety Alert Symbols

    Specifications

    Max. Pressure 1800 PSIMax. Water Flow 1.5 GPMAmp draw 13 AMPSVoltage 120 VPart No. 1.601-770.0Serial no.

    Owner/User Responsibility

    Customer Support USA and Canada

    Customer Support Mexico

    2 English

  • 1 Garden hose connector (female)2 Water inlet connector3 Water inlet with filter4 Quick connect high pressure outlet5 High pressure outlet6 ON/OFF switch7 Detergent tank (removeable)8 Storage for trigger gun9 Transport handle10 Accessory storage

    11 Power cord with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

    12 Wheels13 Trigger gun14 Trigger gun safety lock15 Key to detach high pressure hose

    from trigger gun16 High pressure hose17 Dirtblaster (Rotary spray wand)18 Vario Power Spray wand

    MODEL OVERVIEW

    English 3

  • WARNING When using this product basic precau-tions should always be followed, includ-ing the following: Read all the instructions before using

    the product. To reduce the risk of injury, close su-

    pervision is necessary when a prod-uct is used near children.

    Know how to stop the product and bleed pressures quickly. Be thor-oughly familiar with the controls.

    Stay alert watch what you are do-ing.

    Do not operate the product when fa-tigued or under the influence of alco-hol or drugs.

    Keep operating area clear of all per-sons.

    Do not overreach or stand on unsta-ble support. Keep good footing and balance at all times.

    Follow the maintenance instructions specified in the manual.

    This product is provided with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter built into the power cord plug. If replace-ment of the plug or cord is needed, use only identical replacement parts.

    ADVERTENCIA Risk of Injection or Injury Do Not Direct Discharge Stream At Persons.

    High pressure jets can be dangerous if misused. The jet must not be di-rected at persons, animals, electrical devices, or the unit itself.

    Wear safety goggles. WARNING

    Risk Of Explosion Do not spray flammable liquids.

    Do not use acids, alkaline, solvents, or any flammable material in this product. These products can cause

    physical injuries to the operator and irreversible damage to the machine.

    WARNING Risk of Electrocu-tion

    Inspect cord before using Do not use if cord is damaged.

    Keep all connections dry and off the ground.

    Do not touch plug with wet hands. Do not use extension cord with this

    product. Connect to individual branch circuit

    only. CAUTIONThis unit has been designed for use with cleaning detergents recommended by the manufacturer. The use of other cleaning detergents may affect the oper-ation of the machine and void the war-ranty. CAUTION

    Gun Kicks Back Hold with both hands.

    The Spray Gun Safety Lock prevents the spray from accidentally being en-gaged. This safety feature DOES NOT lock spray in the ON position.

    WARNING DO NOT SPRAY ELECTRICAL APPA-

    RATUS AND WIRING. DO NOT USE WITH FLAMMABLE LIQ-

    UIDS AND TOXIC CHEMICALS. HIGH PRESSURE. KEEP CLEAR OF

    NOZZLE. INJECTION HAZARD: EQUIPMENT

    CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY IF THE SPRAY PENETRATES THE SKIN. DO NOT POINT THE GUN AT ANYONE OR ANY PART OF THE BODY. IN CASE OF PENETRATION SEEK MEDICAL AID IMMEDIATELY.

    THIS SYSTEM IS CAPABLE OF PRO-DUCING 1800 PSI TO AVOID RUP-

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    4 English

  • TURE AND INJURY, DO NOT OPERATE THIS PUMP WITH COM-PONENTS RATED LESS THAN 1800 PSI WORKING PRESSURE (INCLUD-ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SPRAY GUNS, HOSE AND HOSE CONNEC-TIONS).

    BEFORE SERVICING, CLEANING OR REMOVING ANY PARTS, SHUT OFF POWER AND RELIEVE PRESSURE.

    IF CONNECTION IS MADE TO A PO-TABLE WATER SYSTEM, THE SYS-TEM SHALL BE PROTECTED AGAINST BACK FLOW.

    This product must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resis-tance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equip-ment-grounding conductor and a ground-ing plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly in-stalled and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. DANGERImproper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor 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 prop-erly 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.

    This pressure washer is provided with a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) built into the plug of the power-supply cord. This device provides additional

    protection from the risk of electric shock. Should replacement of the plug or cord become necessary, use only identical replacement parts that include GFCI protection.

    CAUTIONWhen connecting the water inlet to the water supply mains, local regulations of your water company must be observed. In some areas the unit must not be con-nected directly to the public drinking wa-ter supply. This is to ensure that there is no feedback of chemicals into the water supply. Direct connection via a receiver tank or backflow preventer, for example, is permitted.Dirt in the feed water will damage the unit. To avoid this risk, we recommend fitting a water filter.

    Garden hose must be at least 13 mm or 16 mm (1/2 inch or 5/8) inch in di-ameter.

    Flow rate of water supply must not fall below 7.6 L/min. (2 GPM/gallons per minute).

    Flow rate can be determined by run-ning the water for one minute into an empty 20 litre (5-gallon) container.

    The water supply temperature must not exceed 40C/104F.

    Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with sol-vents, e.g. paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc.

    Always prevent debris from being drawn into the unit by using a clean water source.

    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

    GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER PROTECTION

    WATER SUPPLY (Cold Water Only)

    English 5

  • Philips Screwdriver, medium size (not sup-plied)for final assembly

    STEP 1:

    STEP 2:

    STEP 3:

    STEP 4:

    STEP 5:Fasten the quick connect to the high pressure outlet.

    STEP 6:Install the supplied connector to the units water inlet.Note: Never attach the garden hose connector to the units water inlet!

    STEP 7:Push the high pressure hose into the trigger gun until it locks audibly.Note: Make sure the connection nip-ple is aligned correctly.

    Disconnect: Press the disconnect key on the trig-

    ger gun and remove the high pres-sure hose from the trigger gun.

    ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

    Required tools

    Assembly

    6 English

  • STEP 1:Insert one end of the high pressure hose tightly into the quick connect on the unit, it will lock in audibly.Note: Make sure the connection nip-ple is aligned correctly. Check the connection by pulling on the high pressure hose.Check the secure connection by pull-ing on the high pressure hose.

    STEP 2:Insert the spray wand of your choice into the trigger gun. Press in against the spring tension and twist into locked position.

    STEP 3:Screw the supplied garden hose con-nector on to the end of your garden hose.

    STEP 4:Push the garden hose connector on to the water inlet connector and make sure you hear it click into place before proceeding.

    STEP 5:Connect garden hose to the cold wa-ter source and turn water on com-pletely.

    STEP 6:Plug the Ground Fault Circuit Inter-rupter (GFCI) into a receptacle.Press RESET button, indicator should be ON.Press TEST button, indicator should be OFF. Press RESET button for use.We recommend that you test t

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