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Kärcher 397 M plus Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 397 M plus 5.960-588 10.02 F2002500...
  • Page 2: Pressure Washer

    This provides the cleaning power behind the Karcher Pressure Washer. A Karcher Pressure Washer can be used for an endless list of applications around the home and garden. It provides an efficient, economical and labour saving way of cleaning with excellent results.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    INDEX APPLICATIONS ..........................SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................GETTING STARTED ......................3.1 Contents 3.2 Water Connection 3.3 Electrical Connection 3.4 Detergent OPERATING YOUR PRESSURE WASHER ......4.1 High Pressure Operation 4.2 Low Pressure Operation Without Brush 4.3 End Of Operation IMPORTANT – CARE AND MAINTENANCE ....
  • Page 4: Applications

    • Garden tools and machinery, furniture and barbecues • Hygienic cleaning of animal pens and their surroundings With the addition of Karcher accessories, the list continues ..... • Clearing blocked drains and pipes • Removal of old paint and rust from garden furniture and gates...
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING UP YOUR PRESSURE WASHER PLEASE CHECK YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING: We recommend you purchase these items from a reputable store • RCD plug and socket that will interrupt electrical supply in an emergency • A typical garden hose (minimum length 7.5 metres) with suitable hose connection (Hoselock/Gardena type) to match the coupling on the machine (hose and connector not supplied).
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    3. GETTING STARTED 3.1 Contents Upon opening the carton, if you do not have all the items as detailed please contact the Customer Helpline on 01295 752200. A s s e m b l y s e e P a g e 1 9 1 Detergent suction hose 5 Coupling 9 Connection lead...
  • Page 7: Water Connection

    Please follow these instructions carefully for troublefree cleaning Use the diagram on Page 6 for reference purposes 3.2 Water Connection • The minimum length of supply hosepipe advised for maximum user convenience is 7.5 metres with a diameter of 12.5 mm (1/2") to avoid backpressure and any associated potential damage to your machine.
  • Page 8: Detergent

    3.4 Detergent Only cleaning agents recommended by Karcher (UK) Ltd. should be used. Unsuitable detergents could damage your Pressure Washer and the object being cleaned. Recommended Detergents 1. The following cleaning agent may be used undiluted: Universal Cleaner ......Profi RM 555 ASF 2.
  • Page 9: Operating Your Pressure Washer

    ! • Once water is flowing through the machine, you may now switch on your Karcher Pressure Washer using the Power Switch (No. 3) WHEN USING YOUR KARCHER PRESSURE WASHER ON THE HIGH PRESSURE SETTING, THE RECOMMENDED WORKING DISTANCE BETWEEN THE NOZZLE AND THE OBJECT OR SURFACE TO BE CLEANED IS 30 CM.
  • Page 10: High Pressure Operation

    4.1 High Pressure Operation • Ensure the Spray Lance with Vario Power Nozzle (No. 6) or the Spray Lance with Dirt Blaster (No. 12) are attached securely to the Spray Gun (No. 8). • Set vario power nozzle to high pressure mode "+".
  • Page 11: End Of Operation

    PRESSURE SETTING. In the event of a break of 5 minutes in the operation of your Karcher Pressure Washer, always switch off the pump to avoid damage due to overheating. • Switch off the pressure washer by the Power Switch (No. 2) and unplug the Mains Electric Lead (No.
  • Page 12: Important - Care And Maintenance

    • Always fully uncoil any extension lead when used. Chemicals Use of chemicals other than those recommended by Karcher could cau- se significant damage which may not be covered by your warranty. • After using chemicals, always run fresh water through your machine.
  • Page 13 • The high pressure hose of your Karcher Pressure Washer should not be mistreated. It is designed to withstand high pressure operation so vehicles should NOT run over it, nor should it be pulled across sharp or abrasive edges. These actions may weaken the hose and cause ballooning.
  • Page 14: Accessories / Spare Parts

    6.291-080 RM 555 (5 litre) 6.291-079 RM 555 (6 x 1 litre) Most accessories will be available from your local store selling Karcher Pressure Washers. If they are not stocked, most stores will raise a special order for you. If you have difficulty obtaining accessories...
  • Page 15: Spare Parts

    6. SPARE PARTS In the event that your Karcher Pressure Washer requires replacement parts – please refer to the diagram below AND identify the particular model of your machine by reference to the data plate on the underside. Then telephone 0906 6800632 for assistance.
  • Page 16 7. PROBLEM CHECKLIST The machine you have chosen is of the highest quality. Correctly stored away from frost it should operate without problems. If a problem does arise, please check the following chart as a solution may be at hand. i t c i t c c i f...
  • Page 17: After Sales Service

    8. Help-Line Karcher (UK) Limited operate a help-line allowing customers to dis- cuss any problems experienced with our products. The help-line operates during normal business hours, if you have dif- ficulty getting through, please understand that there are peak periods during the day when our consultants are unable to take all calls co- ming in.
  • Page 18: Technical Data

    9. TECHNICAL DATA Power Connection Voltage ............. 230-240 V -AC Current ............1~50 Connected/Load ..........1.7 Mains Fuse ............13 Safety class ............1 Water Connection Supply Temperature (Max) ........ 40 °C Supply Rate (Min) ..........600 litres per Hour Supply Pressure (Max) ........
  • Page 19: Assembly

    10. ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 20 EU Declaration of Conformity We hereby declare that the equipment described below conforms to the relevant fundamental safety and health re- quirements of the appropriate EU Directives, both in its ba- sic design and construction as well as in the version mar- keted by us.This declaration will cease to be valid if any modifications are made to the machine without our express approval.