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KARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer

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Safety

Please read these original operating in-structions and the enclosed safety in-structions prior to the initial use of your device. Proceed accordingly. Keep both booklets for future reference or subsequent owners.

  • Proper use
    This high pressure cleaner is designed for domestic use only.
    • for cleaning machines, vehicles, buildings, tools, facades, terraces, gardening tools, etc. by means of a high-pressure water jet (if necessary, with ad-ditional cleaning agents).
    • with accessories, replacement parts and cleaning agents approved by KÄRCHER. Please observe the information accompanying the cleaning agents.
  • Hazard levels
    • DANGER
      Pointer to immediate danger, which leads to severe injuries or death.
      WARNING
      Pointer to a possibly dangerous situation, which can lead to severe injuries or death.
      CAUTION
      Pointer to a possibly dangerous situation, which can lead to minor injuries.
      ATTENTION
      Pointer to a possibly dangerous situation, which can lead to property damage.
  • Symbols on the machine
    • The high pressure jet must not be directed at persons, animals, live electrical equipment or at the appliance itself.
      Protect the appliance against frost.
    • The appliance must not be directly connect-ed to the public drinking water network.
  • Safety Devices
    • CAUTION
      Safety installations serve the protection of the user and may not be modified or bypassed.
    • Appliance switch
      The appliance switch prevents unintentional operation of the appliance.
    • Lock trigger gun
      This lock locks the lever of the trigger gun and prevents the inadvertent start of the appliance.
    • Overflow valve with pressure switch
      • The overflow valve prevents the permissible working pressure from being exceeded.
      • If the lever on the trigger gun is released the pressure switch turns off the pump, the high pressure jet is stopped. If the lever is pulled the pump is turned on again.

Environmental protection

Notes about the ingredients (REACH)
You will find current information about the ingredients at: www.kaercher.com/REACH

  • The packaging material can be recycled. Please arrange for the environmentally appropriate dis-posal of the packaging.
  • Old appliances contain valuable recyclable mate-rials that should be recycled properly. Please ar-range for the environmentally appropriate disposal of the old devices. Electrical and electronic devices often contain components which could potentially pose a dan-ger to human health and the environment if han-dled or disposed of incorrectly. However, these components are necessary for the proper opera-tion of the device. Devices marked with this sym-bol must not be disposed of with regular house-hold rubbish.
  • Cleaning operations which produce oily waste wa-ter, e.g. engine washes, underbody washes, may only be carried out using washing stations equipped with an oil separator.

Description of the Appliance

The scope of delivery of your appliance is illustrated on the packaging. Check the contents of the appliance for completeness when unpacking. Illustrations on Page 2

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  1. Water connection with integrated sieve
  2. Coupling element for water connection
  3. High pressure connection
  4. Appliance switch „0/OFF“ / „I/ON“
  5. Storage for spray lance
  6. Carrying handle
  7. Mains cable with mains plug
  8. Trigger gun
  9. Lock trigger gun
  10. Clamp for high pressure hose
  11. High pressure hose
  12. Spray lance with high pressure nozzle For normal cleaning tasks.
    Additionally required
  13. Fabric-reinforced water hose with commercially available coupling.
    • Minimum diameter, 1/2 inches (13 mm).
    • Minimum length 7.5 m.

Assembly

Mount loose parts delivered with appliance prior to start-up.

  • Illustrations on Page 2
    • Illustration AKARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig3
    • Screw the coupling element to the water connec-tion on the appliance.Illustration BKARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig4
    • Pull out the clamp for the high pressure hose from the trigger gun Illustration CKARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig5
    • Connect high pressure hose to trigger gun.
    • Push the clamp in until it locks. Check the secure connection by pulling on the high-pressure hose.

Start up

  • Park the appliance on an even surface. Illustration DKARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig6
  • Connect the high pressure hose to the high pressure connection of the appliance.
  • Insert the mains plug into the socket.

Water supply from mains

For connection values, see type plate/technical data. Observe regulations of water supplier.

ATTENTION
Impurities in the water can damage the high-pressure pump and the accessories. For protection, the use of the KÄRCHER water filter (optional accessory, order no. 4.730-059) is recommended. Illustration E

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  • Attach the water supply hose to the coupling on the water connection.
  • Connect the water supply hose to the water supply.
  • Completely open the water tap.

Operation

ATTENTION
Dry running of more than 2 minutes leads to damage of the high-pressure pump. If the appliance does not build up pressure within 2 minutes, switch the appliance off and proceed in accordance with the instructions in Chapter “Troubleshooting”.

  • High pressure operation
    • CAUTION
      Keep a distance of at least 30 cm when using the jet for cleaning painted surfaces to avoid damage. Illustration FKARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig8
    • Push the spray lance into the trigger gun and fasten it by turning it through 90°.
    • Turn on the appliance “I/ON”.
    • Unlock the lever on the trigger gun.
    • Pull on the lever of the trigger gun; the device will switch on.
    • Note: Release the lever of the trigger gun; the de-vice will switch off again. High pressure remains in the system.
  • Interrupting operation
    • Release the lever on the trigger gun.
    • Lock the lever on the trigger gun.
    • During longer breaks (more than 5 minutes), also turn the appliance off using the “0/OFF” switch.
  • Finish operation
    • CAUTION
      Only separate the high-pressure hose from the trigger gun or the appliance when there is no pressure in the system.
      • After operation with detergent: Run the machine for approximately 1 minute for a clear rinse.
      • Release the lever on the trigger gun.
      • Turn off the appliance “0/OFF”.
      • Disconnect the mains plug from the socket.
      • Turn off tap.
      • Press the lever on the trigger gun to release any remaining pressure in the system.
      • Lock the lever on the trigger gun.
      • Detach the appliance from the water supply.

Transport

 CAUTION
Risk of personal injury or damage! Mind the weight of the appliance during transport.

  • Lift appliance by the carrying handle and carry it.
  • Secure the appliance against shifting and tipping over.

Storage

CAUTION
Risk of personal injury or damage! Consider the weight of the appliance when storing it.

  • Storing the Appliance
    Prior to extended storage periods, as during the winter, also observe the instructions in the Care section.
    • Park the machine on an even surface.
    • Engage the spray lance in its holder.
    • Stow the power cord and the remaining accessories on the appliance.
  • Frost protection
    • ATTENTION
      Appliances and accessories that are not completely drained can be destroyed by frost. Completely drain ap-pliance and accessories and protect them against frost.
      To avoid damage:
      • Completely drain all water from the appliance: Switch the appliance on with detached high pres-sure hose and detached water supply (max. 1 min-ute) and wait, until no more water exits at the high pressure connection. Turn off the appliance.
      • Store the appliance and the entire accessories in a frost free room.

Care and maintenance

  • DANGER
    Risk of electric shock.
  • Prior to all work on the appliance, switch off the ap-pliance and pull the power plug.
  • Clean the sieve in the water connection
  • Clean the sieve in the water connection regularly.
    • Remove coupling from the water connection.
      ATTENTION
      The sieve must not be damaged. Illustration GKARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig9
    • Pull the sieve out using flat pliers.
    • Clean the sieve under running water.
    • Reinsert the sieve into the water connection.

Troubleshooting

You can rectify minor faults yourself with the help of the following overview. If in doubt, please consult the authorized customer ser-vice.

DANGER
Risk of electric shock.
Prior to all work on the appliance, switch off the ap-pliance and pull the power plug.

  • Appliance is not running
    • Pull on the lever of the trigger gun; the device will switch on.
    • Check whether the voltage indicated on the type plate corresponds to the voltage of the mains sup-ply.
    • Check the mains connection cable for damages.
  • Appliance does not start, motor hums
    Voltage reduction due to weak mains supply or when using an extension cable.
    • When switching on, first pull the lever of the trigger gun and then switch the appliance switch to “I/ON”.
    • When switching on, first pull the lever of the hand spray gun and then switch the appliance switch to “I/ON” or “eco”.
  • Pressure does not build up in the appliance
    • Check water supply for adequate delivery rate.
    • Pull out the sieve in the water connection using flat-nose pliers and clean under running water.
    • Appliance ventilation: Switch the appliance on with the high-pressure hose detached and operate (max. 2 minutes) until the water exits the high-pres-sure connection without bubbles. Switch off appli-ance and reconnect high-pressure hose.
  • Strong pressure fluctuations
    • Clean high-pressure nozzle: Remove dirt and de-bris from the nozzle bore, using a needle and rinse through with water from the front.
    • Check water flow quantity.
  • Appliance is leaking
    • Slight leakage from the appliance pump is normal. If the leakage increases contact the authorized customer service.

Accessories and Spare Parts

Only use original accessories and spare parts, they en-sure the safe and trouble-free operation of the device. For information about accessories and spare parts, please visit www.kaercher.com.

Warranty

The warranty terms published by the relevant sales company are applicable in each country. We will repair potential failures of your appliance within the warranty period free of charge, provided that such failure is caused by faulty material or defects in manufacturing. In the event of a warranty claim please contact your dealer or the nearest authorized Customer Service centre. Please submit the proof of purchase.
Addresses can be found under:
www.kaercher.com/dealersearch

Technical specifications

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EU Declaration of Conformity

We hereby declare that the machine described below complies with the relevant basic safety and health re-quirements of the EU Directives, both in its basic design and construction as well as in the version put into circu-lation by us. This declaration shall cease to be valid if the machine is modified without our prior approval.

  • Product: High pressure cleaner
  • Type: 1.600-xxx
    • Relevant EU Directives
      • 2000/14/EC
      • 2014/30/EU
      • 2006/42/EC (+2009/127/EC)
      • 2011/65/EU
    • Applied harmonized standards
      • EN 50581
      • EN 55014–1:2017
      • EN 55014–2: 2015
      • EN 60335–1
      • EN 60335–2–79
      • EN 61000–3–2: 2014
      • EN 61000–3–3: 2013
      • EN 62233: 2008
    • Applied conformity evaluation method
      2000/14/EC: Appendix V
      Sound power level dB(A)
      • Measured: 89
      • Guaranteed: 91KARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer-fig10

Documentation supervisor: S. Reiser
Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG Alfred-Kärcher-Straße 28-40 71364 Winnenden (Germany)
Tel.: +49 7195 14-0
Fax: +49 7195 14-2212
Winnenden, 2018/08/01

Documents / Resources

KARCHER K 2 Classic High Pressure Washer [pdf] Instructions
K 2 Classic, High Pressure Washer, Pressure Washer, K 2 Classic, Washer

References

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