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Introduction & Important Safety Information - Kärcher HD 2.8/20 Pb Operator's Manual

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INTrOdUCTION & IMPOrTANT SAfeTy INfOrMATION
Thank you for purchasing this Pressure Washer.
We reserve the right to make changes at any time
without incurring any obligation.
Owner/User responsibility:
The owner and/or user must have an understanding of
the manufacturer's operating instructions and warnings
before using this pressure washer. Warning information
should be emphasized and understood. If the operator
is not fluent in English, the manufacturer's instructions
and warnings shall be read to and discussed with
the operator in the operator's native language by the
purchaser/owner, making sure that the operator com-
prehends its contents.
Owner and/or user must study and maintain for future
reference the manufacturers' instructions.
The operator must know how to stop the machine
quickly and understand the operation of all controls.
Never permit anyone to operate the engine without
proper instructions.
This manual should be considered a permanent
part of the machine and should remain with it if
machine is resold.
When ordering parts, please specify model and
serial number. Use only identical replacement
parts.
This machine is to be used only by trained op-
erators.
IMPOrTANT SAfeTy
INfOrMATION
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
injury, read operating instruc-
tions carefully before using.
reAd OPerATOr'S
MANUAl THOrOUGHly
PrIOr TO USe.
2. Know how to stop the machine and bleed pressure
quickly. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls.
3. Stay alert — watch what you are doing.
4. All installations must comply with local codes.
Contact your electrician, plumber, utility company
or the selling distributor for specific details.
4
1. Read the owner's manual
thoroughly. Failure to follow
instructions could cause mal-
function of the machine and
result in death, serious bodily
injury and/or property dam-
age.
9.800-083.0 • Rev. 01/08
WARNING: Risk of asphyxiation.
WArNING
Use this product only in a well
ventilated area.
5. Avoid installing machines in
rISk Of
ASPHyxIATION: USe
THIS PrOdUCT ONly
IN A Well
veNTIlATed AreA.
chemicals known, in certain quantities, to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: Risk of fire. Do not
WArNING
add fuel when the product is
operating.
WARNING: Risk of explosion —
do not spray flammable liquids.
6. Do not place machine near
rISk Of fIre.
dO NOT Add fUel
WHeN OPerATING
MACHINe.
7.
minutes before refueling. If any fuel is spilled, make
sure the area is dry before testing the spark plug
or starting the engine. (Fire and/or explosion may
occur if this is not done.)
Gasoline engines on mobile or portable equipment
shall be refueled:
a. outdoors;
b. with the engine on the equipment stopped;
c. with no source of ignition within 10 feet of
the dispensing point; and
d. with an allowance made for expansion of the
fuel should the equipment be exposed to a
higher ambient temperature.
In an overfilling situation, additional precautions are
necessary to ensure that the situation is handled
in a safe manner.
WARNING: Risk of injury. Disconnect battery
ground terminal before servicing.
8. Transport/repair with fuel tank EMPTY or with fuel
shut-off valve OFF.
WARNING: Keep wand, hose, and
WArNING
water spray away from electric
wiring or fatal electric shock may
result.
9.
keeP WATer
SPrAy AWAy frOM
eleCTrICAl WIrING.
small areas or near exhaust
fans. Exhaust contains poi-
sonous carbon monoxide
gas; exposure may cause loss
of consciousness and may
lead to death. It also contains
flammable objects as the en-
gine is hot.
Allow engine to cool for 1-2
Do not spray water on or near
electrical components.

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