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Introduction & Important Safety Information - Kärcher HDS 3.9/20 Ea Cage 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 fl uent in English, the manufacturer's instruc-
tions 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
comprehends 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.
SAVE THESE 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 operators.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
i n j u r y, r e a d o p e r a t i n g
instructions 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 specifi c details. If your
machine is rated 250 volts or less, single phase will
be provided with a ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI). If rated more than 250 volts, or more than
single phase this product should only be con-
nected to a power supply receptacle protected by
4
a GFCI.
1. Read the owner's manual
thoroughly. Failure to follow
instructions could cause
malfunction of the machine
and result in death, serious
bodily injury and/or property
damage.
HDS 505, 508, 509, 510 • 9.800-078.0 - N
DANGER: Improper connection of the equipment-
grounding conductor can result in a risk of elec-
trocution. Check with a qualified electrician or
service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether
the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the
plug provided with the product - if it will not fi t the
outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualifi ed
electrician. Do not use any type of adaptor with
this product
DANGER: Keep wand, hose, and
DANGER
water spray away from electric
wiring or fatal electric shock
may result.
5.
electrical shock, the machine
must be electrically grounded.
KEEP WATER
SPRAY AWAY FROM
It is the responsibility of the
ELECTRICAL WIRING.
owner to connect this machine to a
UL grounded receptacle of proper voltage and amper-
age ratings. Do not spray water on or near electrical
components. Do not touch machine with wet hands or
while standing in water. Always disconnect power before
servicing.
WARNING: Flammable liquids
WARNING
can create fumes which can ig-
nite, causing property damage
or severe injury.
WARNING: Risk of explosion —
Operate only where open fl ame
RISK OF EXPLOSION:
or torch is permitted.
OPERATE ONLY WHERE
OPEN FLAME OR TORCH
IS PERMITTED
6. In oil burning models, use only kerosene, No. 1
home heating fuel, or diesel. If diesel is used, add
a soot remover to every tankful.
WARNING: Risk of fi re — Do not
WARNING
add fuel when the product is
operating or still hot.
WARNING: Do not use gasoline
crankcase draining or oil con-
taining gasoline, solvents or
RISK OF FIRE.
DO NOT ADD FUEL
alcohol. Doing so will result in
WHEN OPERATING
fi re and/or explosion.
MACHINE.
7. Oil burning appliances shall be installed only in
locations where combustible dusts and fl ammable
gases or vapors are not present. Do not store or
use gasoline near this machine.
8. Do not allow acids, caustic or abrasive fl uids to pass
through the pump.
9. Never run pump dry or leave spray gun closed
longer than 1-2 minutes.
10. Keep operating area clear of all persons.
To protect the operator from

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