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Karcher K 395 M Operator Manual

Karcher high pressure washer operator manual.

 
K 395 M
High Pressure Washer
Operator Manual
Overview ......................................... 2
Important Precautions .............. 3 - 4
Assembly Instructions .................... 4
Operating Instructions .................... 5
Using the Accessories ................... 6
Working with Detergents ................ 7
Taking a Break ................................ 8
Winterizing and Long-Term
Storage ............................................ 8
Care and Maintenance
Instructions ..................................... 9
Cleaning Tips ........................... 9 - 10
Troubleshooting .................... 11 - 12
Specifications
Operating pressure .......... 1500 PSI
Water volume ..................... 1.7 GPM
Voltage ..................................... 120 V
Amp draw .......................... 14 AMPS
In USA call:
1-800-537-4129
or visit our website:
www.karcher-usa.com
Part No. 1.141-966.0
Manual Part No. 5.961-049.0 08/03

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    K 395 M High Pressure Washer Operator Manual Overview ... 2 Important Precautions ... 3 - 4 Assembly Instructions ... 4 Operating Instructions ... 5 Using the Accessories ... 6 Working with Detergents ... 7 Shutting Down & Clean-Up ... 8 Taking a Break ...

  • Page 2: Overview

    Model K 395 M OVERVIEW Item Description 1. Vario Spray wand 2. Rotating spray wand 3. Trigger gun 4. Trigger gun safety lock 5. High pressure hose 6. Mobile adapter bracket (qty. 2) 7. Power cord & GFCI 8. Hose/cord caddy 9.

  • Page 3: Important Precautions

    IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – Read First! Safety Warnings When using this product, basic precautions should always be followed: • Read all the instructions before using the product. • High pressure jets can be dangerous if subject to misuse. The jet must not be directed at persons, animals, electrical devices, or the machine itself.

  • Page 4: Assembly Instructions, Important Precautions

    • The water supply temperature must not exceed 104°F/40°C. • Never use the pressure washer to draw in water contaminated with solvents, e.g. paint thinners, gasoline, oil, etc. • Always prevent debris from being drawn into the unit by using a clean water source.

  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 Connect the high pressure hose to the unit’s high pressure outlet. Step 3 Connect garden hose to unit’s water inlet. Step 5 Plug the power cord into the power outlet. Unlock the lock of the trigger gun. Trigger the gun to eliminate trapped air, wait for a steady flow of water to emerge from the spray nozzle.

  • Page 6: Using The Accessories

    GFCI INSTRUCTIONS Step 1 Plug the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) into a working outlet. USING THE ACCESSORIES Vario spray wand The Vario spray wand allows you to adjust the cleaning pressure. To clean at maximum pressure, the Vario wand must be positioned to the high pressure setting (+). To apply detergent, the wand must be positioned to the low pressure setting (-).

  • Page 7: Working With Detergents

    Special formula won’t clog the suction tube filter and will protect the internal parts of the pressure washer for a longer life. For Karcher Detergents, check your retailer or call: In USA call: 1-800-537-4129 or visit our website: www.karcher-usa.com...

  • Page 8: Shutting Down & Clean-up, Taking A Break, Winterizing And Long-term Storage

    Caution: Failure to follow the above directions will result in damage to the pump assembly and accessories. Step 4 Press trigger to release water pressure. Step 2 Turn pressure washer to off (O) position.

  • Page 9: Care And Maintenance Instructions, Cleaning Tips

    (for best results, limit your work area to sections of approximately 6 feet and always apply detergent from bottom to top). Allow Karcher House Wash to remain on surface 1-3 minutes. Do not allow detergent to dry on surface, if surface appears to be drying, simply wet down surface with fresh water.

  • Page 10: Cleaning Tips, Optional Cleaning Accessories

    Karcher Rotating Nozzle Spray Wand. Caution: Do not use rotating nozzle spray wand on cloth, plastic or other sensitive surfaces as it may cause damage.

  • Page 11: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Disconnect the machine from the power source before making any repair. Symptom Cause Motor will not start On/Off switch is in the “OFF” (O) position. Power cord is not plugged in. Extension cord is too long. Extension cord is not proper gauge. Extension cord is damaged.

  • Page 12

    Water leaks from pump (up to 10 drops per minute is permissible). Oil Drip. In USA Call: 1-800-537-4129 or visit our website: www.karcher-usa.com Cause Detergent suction tube not properly connected to the machine. Detergent is too thick. Filter on detergent suction tube is clogged.

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