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Important Safety Information - Kärcher HD 2.3/24 P / CD-23243 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
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of
injury, read operating instruc-
tions carefully before using.
1. Read the owner's manual
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.
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thoroughly. Failure to follow
instructions could cause mal-
function of the machine and
result in death, serious bodily
injury and/or property damage.
9.800-087.0 • Rev. 10/09
WARNING: Risk of asphyxiation.
WARNING
Use this product only in a well
ventilated area.
5. Avoid installing machines in
small areas or near exhaust
fans. Exhaust contains poi-
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sonous carbon monoxide
ASPHyxIATION: USE
THIS PRODUCT ONLy
gas; exposure may cause loss
IN A WELL
of consciousness and may
vENTILATED AREA.
lead to death. It also contains
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.
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DO NOT ADD fUEL
6. D o n o t p l a c e m a c h i n e
WHEN OPERATINg
MACHINE.
n e a r
jects as the engine is hot.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known
to the state of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm. Operation of
this equipment may create sparks that can start
fires around dry vegetation. A spark arrestor may
be required. The operator should contact: Local
fire agencies for laws or regulations relating to fire
prevention requirements.
7. Allow engine to cool for 1-2 minutes before refu-
eling. 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.
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