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SIMPSON 7109245 Premium Pressure Washer Instruction Manual

If your pressure washer is not working properly or if there are parts missing or broken, please DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE. Contact our Customer Service Department at 1-877-362-4271 or www.simpsoncleaning.com

IMPORTANT: Please make certain that the person who is to use this equipment carefully reads and understands these instructions before operating.

SAFETY GUIDELINES – DEFINITIONS

This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help you recognize this information, we use the symbols below. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols.

  • Warning Icon DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Warning Icon WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
  • Warning Icon CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
  • NOTICE: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
Important Safety Instructions

Warning Icon DANGER: Carbon Monoxide. Using an engine indoors can kill you in minutes. Engine exhaust contains high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), a poisonous gas you cannot see or smell. You may be breathing CO even if you do not smell engine exhaust.

  • NEVER use an engine inside homes, garages, crawlspaces or other partly enclosed areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up in these areas. Using a fan or opening windows and doors does NOT supply enough fresh air.
  • ONLY use outdoors and far away from open windows, doors and vents. These openings can pull in engine exhaust.
  • Even when the engine is used correctly, CO may leak into your home. ALWAYS use a battery-powered or battery backup CO alarm in your house. Read and follow all directions for CO alarm before using. If you feel sick, dizzy or weak at anytime, move to fresh air immediately. See a doctor. You could have carbon monoxide poisoning.

Warning Icon WARNING: Do not operate this unit until you read this instruction manual and the engine instruction manual for safety, operation and maintenance instructions. If you have any questions regarding the product, please contact our customer service department at www.simpsoncleaning.com.

Warning Icon Danger: Risk of injection or severe injury. Keep clear of nozzle. Do not direct discharge stream at persons or live animals. This product is to be used only by trained operators.

Warning Icon WARNING: This product and its exhaust contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, some cleaning products and dust contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Warning Icon WARNING: This product may not be equipped with a spark-arresting muffler. If the product is not equipped and will be used around flammable materials or on land covered with materials such as agricultural crops, forest, brush, grass or other similar items, then an approved spark arrester must be installed and is legally required in the state of California. It is a violation of California statutes section 130050 and/or sections 4442 and 4443 of the California Public Resources Code, unless the engine is equipped with a spark arrester, as defined in section 4442, and maintained in effective working order. Spark arresters are also required on some U.S. Forest Service land and may also be legally required under other statutes and ordinances.

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SymbolWarning Icon DANGER: Risk of explosion or fire

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Spilled gasoline and it’s vapors can become ignited from cigarette sparks, electrical arcing, exhaust gases and hot engine components such as the muffler. Shut off engine and allow it to cool before adding fuel to the tank. Use care in filling tank to avoid spilling fuel. Move pressure washer away from fueling area before starting engine.
Heat will expand fuel in the tank which could result in spillage and possible fire explosion. Keep maximum fuel level 1/2″ (12.7 mm) below bottom of filler neck to allow for expansion.
Operating the pressure washer in an explosive environment could result in a fire. Operate and fuel equipment in well- ventilated areas free from obstructions. Equip areas with fire extinguisher suitable for gasoline fires.
Materials placed against or near the pressure washer can interfere with its proper ventilation features causing overheating and possible ignition of the materials. Never operate pressure washer in an area containing dry brush or weeds.
Muffler exhaust heat can damage painted surfaces, melt any material sensitive to heat (such as siding, plastic, rubber, vinyl or the pressure hose, itself), and damage live plants. Always keep pressure washer a minimum of 4′ (1.2 m) away from surfaces (such as houses, automobiles or live plants) that could be damaged from muffler exhaust heat.
Improperly stored fuel could lead to accidental ignition. Fuel improperly secured could get into the hands of children or other unqualified persons. Store fuel in an OSHA approved contain- er, in a secure location away from work area.
Use of acids, toxic or corrosive chemicals, poisons, insecticides, or any kind of flammable solvent with this product could result in serious injury or death. Do not spray flammable liquids.

SymbolWarning Icon DANGER: RISK TO BREATHING (Asphyxiation)

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
  • Breathing exhaust fumes will cause serious injury or death! Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
  • Operate pressure washer in a well-ventilated area. Avoid enclosed areas such as garages, basements, etc.
  • Never operate unit in or near a location occupied by humans or animals.
Some cleaning fluids contain substances which could cause injury to skin, eyes or lungs. Use only cleaning fluids specifically recommended for high pressure washers. Follow manufacturers recommendations. Do not use chlorine bleach or any other corrosive compound.

SymbolWarning Icon DANGER: RISK of FLUID INJECTION and Laceration

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Your pressure washer operates at fluid pressures and velocities high enough to penetrate human and animal flesh which could result in amputation or other serious injury. Leaks caused by loose fittings or worn or damaged hoses can result in injection injuries. DO NOT TREAT FLUID INJECTION AS A SIMPLE CUT! See a physician immediately!
  • Inspect the high pressure hose regularly. Replace the hose immediately if it is damaged, worn, has melted from contacting the engine, or shows any signs of cracks, bubbles, pinholes, or other leakage. Never grasp a high pressure hose that is leaking or damaged.
  • Never touch, grasp or attempt to cover a pinhole or similar water leak on the high pressure hose. The stream of water IS under high pressure and WILL penetrate skin.
  • Never place hands in front of nozzle.
  • Direct spray away from self and others.
  • Make sure hose and fittings are tightened and in good condition. Never hold onto the hose or fittings during operation.
  • Do not allow hose to contact muffler.
  • Never attach or remove wand or hose fittings while system is pressurized.
  • When using replacement lances or guns with this pressure washer, DO NOT use a lance and/or lance/gun combination that is shorter in length than what was provided with this pressure washer as measured from the nozzle end of the lance to the gun trigger.
  • Injuries can result if system pressure is not reduced before attempting maintenance or disassembly.
  • To relieve system pressure, shut off engine, turn off water supply and pull gun trigger until water stops flowing.
  • Use only accessories rated equal to or higher than the rating of the pressure washer.

SymbolWarning Icon DANGER: RISK OF INJURY FROM SPRAY

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
High-velocity fluid spray can cause objects to break, projecting particles at high speed.
  • Always wear ANSI-approved Z87.1 safety glasses. Wear protective clothing to protect against accidental spraying.
  • Never point wand at or spray people or animals.
Light or unsecured objects can become hazardous projectiles.
  • Always secure trigger lock when wand is not in service to prevent accidental operation.
  • Never permanently secure trigger in pull- back (open) position.

SymbolWarning Icon Danger: RISK of unsafe operation

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Unsafe operation of your pressure washer could lead to serious injury or death to you or others.
  • Do not use chlorine bleach or any other corrosive compound.
  • Become familiar with the operation and controls of the pressure washer.
  • Keep operating area clear of all persons, pets and obstacles.
  • Do not operate the product when fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Stay alert at all times.
  • Never compromise the safety features of this product.
  • Do not operate machine with missing, broken or unauthorized parts.
  • Never leave wand unattended while unit is running.
If proper starting procedure is not followed, engine can kickback causing serious hand and arm injury. If engine does not start after two pulls, squeeze trigger of gun to relieve pump pressure. Pull starter cord slowly until resistance is felt. Then pull cord rapidly to avoid kickback and prevent hand or arm injury.
The spray gun/wand is a powerful cleaning tool that could look like a toy to a child. Keep children away from the pressure washer at all times.
Reactive force of spray will cause gun/ wand to kickback, and could cause the operator to slip or fall or misdirect the spray. Improper control of gun/ wand can result in injuries to self and others.
  • Do not overreach or stand on an unstable support.
  • Do not use pressure washer while standing on a ladder.
  • Grip gun/wand firmly with both hands. Expect the gun to kickback when triggered.

DANGER: Risk of Injury or Prop­er­ty Damage When Transporting or storage

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
  • Fuel or oil can leak or spill and could result in fire or breathing hazard. Serious injury or death can result. Fuel or oil leaks will damage carpet, paint or other surfaces in vehicles or trailers.
  • Oil could fill the cylinder and damage the engine if the unit is not stored or transported in an upright position.
  • If pressure washer is equipped with a fuel shut-off valve, turn the valve to the OFF position before transporting to avoid fuel leaks. If pressure washer is not equipped with a fuel shut-off valve, drain the fuel from tank before transporting. Only trans- port fuel in an OSHA-approved container. Always place pressure washer on a protective mat when transporting to protect against damage to vehicle from leaks.
    Always transport and store unit in an upright position. Remove pressure washer from vehicle immediately upon arrival at your destination.

SymbolWarning Icon Danger: RISK OF elec­tri­cal Shock

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Spray directed at electrical outlets or switches, or objects connected to an electrical circuit, could result in a fatal electrical shock. Unplug any electrically operated product before attempting to clean it. Direct spray away from electric outlets and switches.

SymbolWarning Icon DANGER: RISK of chemical burn

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
  • Use of acids, toxic or corrosive chemicals, poisons, insecticides, or any kind of flammable solvent with this product could result in serious injury or death.
  • Do not spray acids, gasoline, kerosene, or any other flammable materials with this product. Use only household detergents, cleaners and degreasers recommended for use with pressure washers.
  • Wear protective clothing to protect eyes and skin from contact with sprayed materials.

SymbolWarning Icon WARNING: RISK OF BURSTING

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Over inflation of tires could result in serious injury and property damage. Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tires pressure before each use and while inflating tires; see the tire sidewall for the correct tire pressure.
NOTE: Air tanks, compressors and similar equipment used to inflate tires can fill small tires similar to these very rapidly. Adjust pressure regulator on air supply to no more than the rating of the tire pressure. Add air in small increments and frequently use the tire gauge to prevent over inflation.
High-velocity fluid spray directed at pneumatic tire sidewalls (such as found on automobiles, trailers and the like) could damage the sidewall resulting in serious injury. On pressure washers rated above 1600 PSI (11032 kPa) use the widest fan spray (40º nozzle) and keep the spray a minimum of 8″ (20 cm) from the pneumatic tire sidewall. Do not aim spray directly at the joint between the tire and rim.

SymbolWarning Icon WARNING: RISK OF HOT SURFACES

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Contact with hot surfaces, such as engine exhaust components, could result in serious burn. During operation, touch only the control surfaces of the pressure washer. Keep children away from the pressure washer at all times. They may not be able to recognize the hazards of this product.

SymbolWarning Icon WARNING: RISK OF INJURY FROM LIFTING

WHAT CAN HAPPEN HOW TO PREVENT IT
Serious injury can result from attempting to lift too heavy an object. The pressure washer is too heavy to be lifted by one person. Obtain assistance from others before lifting.

 

 

 

 

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