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Kärcher K 520 M Operator's Manual

Max. operating pressure 1600 psi.
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Model K 520 M
High Pressure Washer Operator Manual
Overview ........................................................................ 2
Precautions ................................................................. 2-4
Assembly Instructions .................................................... 4
Operating Instructions ................................................... 5
Using the Accessories ................................................... 6
Working with Detergents ................................................ 7
Shut Down and Clean-Up .............................................. 8
Taking a Break ............................................................... 8
Winterizing and Long-Term Storage .............................. 8
Cleaning Tips ............................................................ 9-10
Optional Cleaning Accessories .................................... 10
Troubleshooting ...................................................... 11-12

Specifications

Max. Operating pressure 1600 PSI
Water volume
Voltage
Amp draw
5.960-234 09/02
1.8 GPM
120 V
13 AMPS
Part No. 1.069-680.0

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Model K 520 M High Pressure Washer Operator Manual Overview ... 2 Precautions ... 2-4 Assembly Instructions ... 4 Operating Instructions ... 5 Using the Accessories ... 6 Working with Detergents ... 7 Shut Down and Clean-Up ... 8 Taking a Break ... 8 Winterizing and Long-Term Storage ...
  • Page 2: Overview

    Model K 520 M OVERVIEW Item Description Vario Spray wand Wash Brush Trigger gun Trigger gun safety lock High pressure hose Water inlet Retractable handle Detergent suction tube and filter with metering valve High pressure outlet (not pictured) On/Off switch...
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – Read First! IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING – When using this product basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: • Read all the instructions before using the product. • To reduce the risk of injury, close supervisi- on is necessary when a product is used near children.
  • Page 4: Assembly Instructions

    IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS – continued Water Supply (Cold Water Only) • Water hose must be at least 3/4 inch in diameter. • Flow rate of water supply must not fall below 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute). • Flow rate can be determined by running the water for one minute into an empty“...
  • 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 using the quick connect adapter. 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

    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 (-). Wash brush This brush is ideal for removing stubborn dirt and stains from finished surfaces.
  • Page 7: Working With Detergents

    (-) by turning the wand collar. The wand must be set in the low pressure (-) position to apply detergents. Step 2 Fill a container with Karcher detergent. Place the filter end of detergent suction tube into the container.
  • Page 8: Shut Down And Clean-up

    SHUTTING DOWN & CLEAN-UP Step 1 Remove detergent suction tube from container and insert into 1 gallon of fresh water. Siphon water at low pressure for one minute. Step 5 Disconnect the garden hose from the water inlet on the unit. TAKING A BREAK...
  • Page 9: 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: 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: Troubleshooting

    10 drops per minute is permissible). Oil Drip. If you encounter any additional difficulties not listed, please call our service center for help. Karcher Customer Support USA 1-800-537-4129 Cause Detergent suction tube not properly connected to the machine. Detergent is too thick.

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  • Hp Baumgartner Jun 23, 2016 08:06:
    Detergent suction. How to change transparen​t hose, i cannot get the detergent suction to work, no liquide is aspired, Tube remains empty and suction device is practicall​y new/clean as not yet used.
    Appr​eciate yr assistance​, how to remove yellow part of the body to have acces to detergent suction plastic tube.
    Your manuel does not mention aforesaid situation.​
    Regards
    H​ans Peter Baumgartne​r
    Email. hpbau@blue​win.ch